Romania: No Funding for Needle Exchange

By Péter Sárosi | February 26, 2021

Chronic underfunding led to a drastic decision: the largest needle and syringe program operated by the NGO ARAS in Bucharest had to close down in February. Read this report from Alina Bocai, Programme Director at ARAS.

Will Amsterdam Ban Tourists From Coffeeshops? – Drugreporter Café

By István Gábor Takács | February 26, 2021

The Mayor of Amsterdam is planning to ban tourists from buying cannabis in local coffee shops to reduce “over-tourism”. But are cannabis users the real problem? Is a ban effective to stop street nuisance? We discuss these issues with Joachim Helms, a coffee shop owner and cannabis activists, who has alternative ideas about how to improve public health and safety in Amsterdam.

Gateway Theory in Finland: From Cannabis Decriminalisation to Legalising all Drugs

By Aleksi Hupli | February 25, 2021

A citizens’ initiative in Finland aiming to decriminalise cannabis gathered the required 50,000 signatures at the end of 2019. Read this article by a Finnish activist, Aleksi Hupli!

SHIFTS: Individual Narratives

By István Gábor Takács | February 24, 2021

How much does the general public actually know about psychoactive substances and how these are used in their own communities? To check it out for themselves, NoBox went to two known universities in the Philippines and asked young university students questions about drugs and the people involved with them.

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DRUG POLICY ADVOCACY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

The EESC Calls for Drug Policy Reform in the EU

By Péter Sárosi | December 14, 2020

The new opinion paper adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls for less law enforcement and more health and human rights in the new EU Drugs Strategy.

Meaningful Civil Society Involvement in the Area of Drug Policy in Europe – Literature Review

By Péter Sárosi | November 23, 2020

The thematic working group on civil society involvement of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs, an expert group of the EU Commission, conducted this review of literature on meaningful civil society involvement in the field of drug policy.

Civil Society Identifies Huge Gaps to Be Bridged in Implementing the EU Action Plan on Drugs

By Péter Sárosi | December 12, 2018

In its new report, the EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSFD) urges member states and EU institutions to fulfill their commitments and bridge the gaps in providing access to and improving quality of prevention, treatment and harm reduction services.