After a long gestation, the UN drug reform experiment suffered a miscarriage. It seems the UN is not the catalyst of change but its mirror. Reformers can learn many lessons – but can also be proud of their achievements.
The UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) adopted the outcome document without a debate, right before the real discussion could have started.
A surprise decision from the otherwise super-conservative Polish government: it improves access to cannabis for medical purposes.
While Colombia and the Czech Republic spoke up for drug policy reform at the opening day of the CND, others such as Russia or Thailand prefer the status quo and oppose any changes.
Norway claims to have a progressive drug policy – but does it really? Our guest author from NORML Norway thinks otherwise.
ONEJ, a Slovenian cannabis reform NGO, has published a report on the criminalisation of cannabis users in Slovenia – a country which will soon see its first legal supervised injection room. The report also highlights the need to reform the country's drug laws!
Inside Luxembourg's drug consumption room – read the story of our guest author about drug policies in one of the smallest but most interesting countries of Europe.
Progress should not cause us to lose sight of our core values. Please watch our video and read our article about the 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, which was held in Washington DC between 18-21 November!
Watch and share the speeches captured at the opening session of the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington DC, 19th of November, 2015.
A speech delivered by the Director of the Drug Policy Alliance at the opening session of the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington DC.