oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of October 2nd 2011
Following the successful openDemocracy Conference, ‘After the War on Drugs: Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World’; the Drug Policy Forum is back with a bumper edition and round-up of the last couple of weeks drug policy news. We lead this week with news that rebuffing the Conservative government, the Canadian Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that Vancouver's safe injection site for heroin addicts can stay open.
oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of September 21st 2011
We lead this weeks Drug Policy Report with encouraging news that theLiberal Democrats have voted to establish a panel to consider decriminalising the use of all drugs ~ MW
openDemocracy Event: 'After the War on Drugs: Envisioning a Post Prohibition World'
openDemocracy and Know Drugs are delighted to invite you to join us for a two-day conference on drug and criminal justice policy featuring some of the US & UK’s most active policy makers, activists and media figures, for an exploration of what a post-prohibition society could look like, and how we might get there in our lifetime ~ CL & MW
oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of September 11th 2011
We lead this week with an article by Damon Barrett, who argues that drugs and the drug trade are presented in international treaty law at the UN as an existential threat to us - through our children; but goes on to expose the true reality of the war on drugs - that so often it is our children who fall victim to, and are not saved by, this failed strategy ~ MW
oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of September 3rd 2011
We lead this week with a look at a new Open Society report assessing the Portuguese government's rejection of the 'war on drugs' in 2000, and decriminalization of drug possession and use. What lessons can be learnt from this experience? ~ MW
oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of August 29th 2011
We lead this week with news that former Mexican President Vicente Fox suggested on Friday that Mexican authorities consider calling on drug cartels for a truce and offering them amnesty, speaking out a day after an apparent cartel attack on a casino killed 52 people ~ MW