Items tagged with decriminalization and netherlands

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Drug Decriminalisation Across the World [31.12.2030] The criminalisation of people who use drugs compounds drug-related challenges and worsens health and welfare outcomes. Across the world, there is a g ...
Birthplace of semi-legal pot risks falling behind U.S. [13.01.2020] Since the Netherlands decriminalized marijuana in 1976, Amsterdam’s “coffee shops” have become a destination for weed lovers from around the globe. B ...
Drug laws on possession: several countries are revisiting them and these are their options [02.08.2019] Many countries are changing the way they approach people who use drugs. The Irish government has just announced possible alternatives to criminalisat ...
Majority of Dutch councils ban drug use in public [03.07.2019] A new survey shows that almost two-thirds of Dutch towns ban drug use in public. Despite the national policy of ‘tolerance’ to certain soft drug use, ...
Global marijuana use rose by 60 percent over the past decade [26.06.2019] The global story about cannabis — the most-used recreational drug in the world — is about as fuzzy as your body feels after taking your first hit. Wh ...
Cannabis regulation and local authorities in Europe [31.03.2019] Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, loc ...
Cannabis in the City [01.03.2019] Lately, there have been clear signs of a shift in governments’ approaches to recreational cannabis. Uruguay in 2013 and Canada in 2018 – as well as a ...
Harm reduction is the right way to treat drug abuse [24.11.2018] Portugal’s policies are based on “harm reduction” approaches pioneered in countries such as Switzerland in the 1980s. The idea is to emphasise treatm ...
What the Dutch can teach the world about cannabis [26.10.2018] On October 17, Canada became the first large economy to legalise recreational weed. (Uruguay blazed the trail in 2013.) From November 1, doctors can ...
Drugs in Europe: Not mind-stretching enough [17.06.2016] European countries’ reforms have lost momentum, or even slipped backwards. Most drug-policy experts consider this a shame. The reformist countries’ e ...
Rethinking drug prohibition on a global scale [01.05.2016] Last month, the United Nations General Assembly met for the first time in history to reconsider international drug prohibition with an eye toward pol ...
Trouble in Europe's pot paradise [18.04.2016] Though the Dutch have struck a compromise with international treaties that shows great results for reducing harm for drug users, the approach has lar ...
A Quiet Revolution [14.03.2016] This is the second edition of ‘A Quiet Revolution: Drug Decriminalisation Across the Globe’. The first edition was released in July 2012 and has sinc ...
D66 devises plan to regulate Dutch marijuana production [26.02.2015] Liberal democratic party D66 is introducing draft legislation to regulate the production and sale of marijuana in the Netherlands. D66 has called for ...
D.C. vs. Amsterdam: The Dutch strike back! [25.02.2015] When Mayor Muriel E. Bowser delivered her legalized marijuana guidelines, she tried to ease concerns of naysayers with promises that there are enough ...
Reform der Cannabispolitik in Europa [27.12.2014] Während die Reform der Cannabispolitik in Amerika Fahrt aufnimmt, scheint Europa hinterherzuhinken. Genauer gesagt, die europäischen Staaten auf nati ...
'You will not be arrested for using drugs' [02.12.2014] Authorities in the Netherlands are warning Amsterdam tourists about heroin masquerading as cocaine, which has already killed several people and sent ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
‘Het Nederlandse systeem heeft gaten’ [09.12.2013] Interview Sebastián Sabini: "Het gaat ons om een totaalaanpak. Legalisering moet samengaan met preventie, met voorlichting en een sterke naleving van ...
Coffee Shops and Compromise [30.06.2013] Building on a long history and culture of tolerance, the Dutch responded to illicit drugs with decades of pragmatic measures free of judgment. A cent ...
Drug use is an issue for society, not the criminal justice system [10.09.2012] There is no reliable evidence that tougher criminal sanctions deter drug use or offending. On the contrary, criminalisation worsens the health and we ...
Fear and loathing surrounds decriminalisation [18.06.2011] "The war on drugs has failed," said a recent report compiled by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which comprised a former UN secretary-general, ...
The future of Dutch cannabis policy [14.03.2011] The municipality of the Dutch city of Utrecht recently announced two scientific experiments on cannabis policy. One experiment will be to set up a cl ...
Drug Policy Reform in Practice [01.07.2009] The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the ...
"Achterdeur open U" [09.02.2006] Het Nederlandse cannabisbeleid verkeert al decennia in een internationaalrechtelijke schemerzone, stelt Martin Jelsma van het Transnational Institute ...
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 ...
Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes [31.01.2001] Cannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (re ...

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