Items tagged with US drug policy

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International Counternarcotics Policies [21.07.2010] In Latin America, monitoring U.S. assistance means monitoring U.S. counter-drug programs. We’ve found that in the ten years between 2000 and 2009, th ...
Drug Policy Disconnect [06.05.2010] The rhetoric has changed. According to new U.S. "drug czar" Gil Kerlikowske, who heads the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Obama ...
The Art of the Possible [06.05.2010] Today, despite a world-wide drug control treaty system and decades of massive investments to attack drug production and curtail supplies and consumpt ...
In drug war, failed old ideas never die [26.02.2010] WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Here's a stern warning to the U.S. states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, N ...
Latin America distances itself from U.S. on drug war [09.02.2010] Latin America is shifting focus in counter-drug strategies, moving away from a U.S. strategy of a "war on drugs" that is widely seen as having failed ...
Latin America Rejects Old U.S. Approach In Drugs War [29.01.2010] As an increasingly violent and costly drugs war clogs up prisons with small-time users, some Latin American countries are abandoning hardline U.S. po ...
US waves white flag in disastrous 'war on drugs' [16.01.2010] After 40 years of defeat and failure, America's "war on drugs" is being buried in the same fashion as it was born – amid bloodshed, confusion, corrup ...
Legislative Innovation in Drug Policy [01.11.2009] This briefing summarizes good practices in legislative reforms around the world, representing steps away from a repressive zero-tolerance model towar ...
Assessing US Drug Policy in the Americas [15.10.2009] The growing realization that we and our neighbors in the Americas are not well-served by the status quo U.S. policies presents the opportunity to re- ...
Latin America breaks ranks in US war on drugs [24.09.2009] Many countries in the region – most recently Mexico – have decriminalized small amounts of drugs for personal use. The moves have followed decisions ...
Stepping away from the darkness [01.09.2009] The experiences of countries that have decriminalised drugs show that fears of explosions in drugs use are unfounded.
Mexico decriminalizes small amounts of drugs [27.08.2009] Last week, the Mexican government announced that it will no longer jail users of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Other countries in t ...
Vienna Consensus on Drug Policy Cracks [07.04.2009] A clear divide in drug control approaches became apparent at the end of the High Level Segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on March 11- ...
Bolivia calls on Obama to back coca campaign [11.03.2009] President Barack Obama should recognize traditional uses of the coca leaf because not all production becomes cocaine, Bolivian President Evo Morales ...
Drugs and Democracy: Toward a Paradigm Shift [01.02.2009] The statement presents the main findings of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy. Prohibitionist policies based on the eradication of ...
U.S. Drug Policy: At What Cost? [19.06.2008] My point in reviewing the experience with forced eradication is that a stiff dose of historical perspective is in order as policy makers contemplate ...
The Wire's War on the Drug War [05.03.2008] If asked to serve on a jury deliberating a violation of state or federal drug laws, we will vote to acquit, regardless of the evidence presented. Sav ...
UN: conflicting views on harm reduction [18.02.2008] Conflicting views and policies within the UN system on harm reduction have become a major concern. Consistency in messages is crucial especially wher ...
Plan Afghanistan [01.01.2005] In November 2004 an unknown mystery plane sprayed opium poppy fields in eastern Afghanistan. Although the US denied any involvement, the US State Dep ...
The Limited Relevance of Drug Policy [01.05.2004] Decriminalizing cannabis doesn't lead to more widespread use, according to a study comparing cannabis users in two similar cities with opposing canna ...
The New York State Adult Drug Court Evaluation [01.10.2003] By combining drug treatment with ongoing judicial supervision, drug courts seek to break the cycle of addiction, crime, and repeat incarceration. Whi ...
Global Trends. Lessons from Vienna [20.06.2003] Martin Jelsma analysed the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review and drew some important conclusions for the 10-year review in 2008: "Alliances have to be cons ...
Geo-political and cultural constraints on international drug control treaties [01.04.2003] It is a noble and worthy step to attempt to change the drug control treaties, but this is likely to take a long time and it may not be the essential ...
The WHO Cocaine Project [03.03.1995] In 1995 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announced in a press r ...

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