Roland Griffiths, a leading scientist studying psychedelics, passed away on October 16. The following article is as much a eulogy, praising his achievements, as a personal note about my own spiritual journey.
Drugreporter recorded six side events, organised by NGOs at the 66th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, between 13-17 March, 2023. The issues addressed are implementing a human rights approach in drug policy, the nordic drug policy reform, Ukraine’s harm reduction measures during Russian invasion, environmental impacts of the war on drugs and more.
In this episode: Two New US States Legalised Cannabis. Colorado Decriminalised the Use of Psychedelics. Key Points of German Cannabis Regulation Leaked to the Press. Italy Bans Raves and Free Parties. Racist Drug War in Brazil. Harm Reduction Advocate Elected to Danish Parliament.
Drug policy news from around the world! In this episode: Brittney Griner Is Sentenced to 9 Years in a Russian Penal Colony. Colombia’s first leftist president says war on drugs has failed. Joint Statement of Three EU Ministers on Cannabis Reform. Civil Society Demands Balanced EU Funding for Drug Policies. New Drug Decriminalisation E-Course.
In this episode. Ukrainian people who use drugs in danger! The war endangers the future of harm reduction in Russia. Bill to legalise cannabis passes U.S. House. Taliban Poppy Ban Worsens Poverty in Afghanistan, Experts Warn. Amsterdam Mayor Wants To Ban Tourists From Cannabis Coffee Shops. We can produce these videos with your support only!
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Watch and listen to womxn who are sharing their stories about pregnancy, parenting and drug use. These stories represent truth and courage and act as a testament to the power of the Narco Feminism story share model. Drugreporter produced this short documentary film together with the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and the North Carolina Urban Survivors Union (NCUSU). Available in video and podcast format as well!
The second part of our series reveals how young people advocating drug policy reform cope with the new challenges and opportunities brought by the COVID-crisis.
It’s common for governments to use ‘protecting the youth’ as a justification for punitive drug policies. The policies governments are propagating, however, are not evidence-based and show little knowledge of how young people use drugs. Read an intriguing report about youth activists who fight for drug policy reform written by our intern, Hannah Taylor!
Activists from the United States look back on the history of the movement of people who use drugs in the fifth episode of the documentary series produced by INPUD and Drugreporter.