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March 6, 2014

Europe, it’s time to regulate cannabis!

A couple of young people have launched “Weed like to talk”, a grassroots campaign calling on the European Union to make cannabis legal. 

February 13, 2014

AT A CROSSROADS: Will Serbia Fund Harm Reduction Programs to Save Lives?

Serbia is not eligible for any more money from the Global Fund - harm reduction programs are in danger. Our movie gives you a glimpse of the desperate situation of Roma injecting drug users in Belgrade, help us to share the message! 

February 11, 2014

Legal Dreams and Folk Tales: The New Psychoactive Substances in Urban Drug Folklores

In Romania, the urban legends that ‘legal highs’ have inspired, speak of the traumas and hardships faced by injecting drug users.

February 4, 2014

Needle and Syringe Programs Save Lives and Money: Infograph

There are an estimated 16 million injecting drug users (IDUs) in the world - three million of them living with HIV/AIDS. Providing IDUs with clean needle and syringe saves lives. Help us to spread this message by sharing our infograph!

January 31, 2014

Профилактика передозировок: анимированное руководство

Опиоидные передозировки по-прежнему убивают молодых людей по всему миру. В некоторых странах от передозировок стало погибать больше людей, чем от огнестрельного оружия, убийств или ВИЧ/СПИДа.

January 31, 2014

Bunny and Wolf: An Animated Guide to Prevent Overdose Deaths

Opioid overdose continues to be a top killer of young people all over the world. In some countries, drug overdose deaths now outnumber those attributable to firearms, homicides or HIV/AIDS. Few people realise that most of these deaths are easily preventable with the right information, and an inexpensive antidote, Naloxone, which can reverse overdoses.

January 30, 2014

Polish Drug Policy by Numbers

On average,  someone is arrested every three hours in Poland on suspicion of drug possession, most often during a routine street frisk.

January 24, 2014

The Not-So-Balanced Approach - Policy Responses to New Psychoactive Substances

Our new report (PDF) aims to assess the various policy responses to new psychoactive substances (so called "legal highs") in five European countries - Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Serbia - , from the perspective of researchers, service providers, law enforcement officials and activists working with the most affected communities of people who use drugs. 

January 23, 2014

Dangerous turn in Bulgarian drug policy, as proposed in a new Penal Code bill

At the very end of December, the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice (MJ) published a new Penal Code project. In general, this bill makes no progress towards a more liberal policy for drug users.

January 3, 2014

Will 2014 Bring a Feasible Drug Strategy for Serbia?

2013 has come to an end. It's time to sum ​​up the past year, and make plans and wishes for the coming one. With the end of the year, the implementation period of the first Serbian national strategy related to reduction of supply and demand of psychoactive substances - representing the backbone of Serbian drug policy - has ended. EDPI’s Serbian partner takes stock of the period.

December 17, 2013
December 10, 2013

Disagreement Over Meaningful Involvement of Civil Society at EU Drug Meeting

The Lithuanian EU presidency invited civil society members to present their views on UNGASS 2016 at the meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on Drugs

December 6, 2013

Party Leader Arrested for Smoking a Joint In Public

András Istvánffy, leader of a small opposition party, has been arrested by the police for smoking a joint in public, as a protest against marijuana prohibition

November 29, 2013

Public Hearing on New Psychoactive Substances

The European Economic and Social Council (EESC) organized a public hearing on new psychoactive substances in Brussels on Wednesday

November 27, 2013

Video Advocacy Workshop on Video

All the presentations of the workshop titled "Low threshold digital video storytelling for harm reduction advocacy, activism, and education" are now available on video. The workshop was held in Vilnius at the International Harm Reduction Conference.

November 25, 2013

Czech Legalisation Movement: No To Grow-Shop Police Raids

Police in the Czech Republic have launched an unprecedented operation, evidently aimed at liquidating grow shops, i.e. shops with accessories for growing plants – despite the country's liberal drug laws.

November 19, 2013

A MILE HIGH IN DENVER - How Colorado Legalized Marijuana

Our film gives you an insight on how the state of Colorado regulates the recreational use of cannabis 

November 17, 2013

Mayor Wants to Close Down Needle Exchange in Budapest

Public funding and political support of harm reduction is waning in Hungary.  

November 12, 2013

How To Prevent Prescription Drug Overdose Deaths?

In its latest film the Drugreporter is searching for solutions to prevent lethal prescription drug overdoses in the United Sates  

November 11, 2013

Drug Policy Reformers Awarded in Denver

Watch the videos of the award ceremony at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver! Winners Include Seattle Police Department, Organizers of CO and WA Marijuana Legalization Initiatives, Portugal Government’s Drug Agency, Global Commission on Drug Policy, and More

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