Items tagged with reclassification

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Italy's strict drug law goes up in smoke [16.02.2014] On February 12, the Constitutional Court ruled that the Fini-Giovanardi law setting out penalties related to the sale and possession of illegal drugs ...
Italy relaxes cannabis penalties [12.02.2014] Italy's Constitutional Court struck down an anti-drug law from 2006 that imposed tough sentencing for the sale and possession of cannabis, putting it ...
The 2013 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [31.05.2013] Reflections upon this year’s CND are mixed. On the one hand, some states went further than ever before in openly challenging the current regime on th ...
‘Club drug’ ketamine lifts depression in hours [21.05.2013] The largest study to date confirms that ketamine — a “club drug” that is also legally used as an anesthetic — could be a quick and effective way to r ...
The real driver behind most drug use is pleasure, not dependence [18.04.2013] Harm minimisation, harm reduction, drug-related harm, drug overdose, addiction: these are the dominant narratives that are used when we talk about dr ...
Drugs advisory group decides against banning qat in UK [23.01.2013] A clash between the home secretary, Theresa May, and her expert drugs advisory group is looming after it decided against banning qat, a mild herbal s ...
Khat: A review of its potential harms to the individual and communities in the UK [23.01.2013] On the basis of the available evidence, the overwhelming majority of Council members consider that khat should not be controlled under the Misuse of ...
Khat ban rejected by UK drug advisers [23.01.2013] The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) said there was "insufficient evidence" that khat caused health problems. The stimulant is traditio ...
Marijuana still a drug with no accepted medical use, court says [23.01.2013] Marijuana will continue to be considered a highly dangerous drug under federal law with no accepted medical uses, after a U.S. appeals court refused ...
Khat: a legal high, but should it be banned? [21.01.2013] Khat, a stimulant drug, is chewed by around 90,000 people in the east African and Yemeni communities in the UK. But now the Home Office is considerin ...
Khat ban calls ahead of government report [15.01.2013] Calls for the herbal high khat to be banned in the UK have been renewed days before a government report into its usage is due to be published. Some m ...
Decriminalise drugs – it would reduce the level of harm in Britain [13.01.2013] The all-party parliamentary group on drug policy reform undertook an inquiry into the implications of the arrival of "legal highs" – a new substance ...
Dutch to classify super strong marijuana alongside heroin [20.11.2012] The Dutch government is planning to classify strong strains of marijuana and cannabis as a Class A drug alongside heroin and cocaine. Coffee shops wi ...
Medical marijuana: disabled veteran's appeal could change US drugs policy [22.10.2012] A disabled veteran has told an appeals court that the department of veteran affairs policy on medical marijuana has caused him pain and significant e ...
Medical marijuana advocates seek reclassification of drug [15.10.2012] A medical marijuana advocate urged a federal appeals court to require the U.S. government to relax, or at least rethink, a more-than-40-year-old rule ...
Britain's drug policies could be wasting billions [15.10.2012] Despite the successes of recent years, there are still approximately 2,000 drug-related deaths in the UK every year. Nearly 400,000 people have serio ...
Chewing over Khat prohibition [10.01.2012] In the context of a fast changing and well documented market in legal highs, the case of khat (Catha edulis) provides an interesting anomaly. It is f ...
Prescribing Cannabis for Harm Reduction [05.01.2012] Neuropathic pain affects between 5% and 10% of the US population and can be refractory to treatment. Opioids may be recommended as a second-line phar ...
States say it's time to rethink medical marijuana [01.01.2012] Medical marijuana advocates are hoping state governments can succeed where their efforts have failed by asking federal authorities to reclassify pot ...
Colorado seeks new pot classification [28.12.2011] Colorado has become the third state to ask the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana in a way that allows doctors to prescribe ...
Bolivia’s Morales wants UN to lift ban on chewing coca leaves in 2012 [26.12.2011] Bolivian President Evo Morales believes that in 2012 the United Nations will finally agree that chewing of coca leaves is a legal ancient tradition o ...
Should We Reschedule Marijuana? [07.12.2011] Last week's request by Govs. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee to have the federal government reclassify marijuana as medicine--which ...
Wash. governor wants DEA to reclassify marijuana [30.11.2011] Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee have filed a petition with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration asking the ag ...
Global Commission on Drug Policy Report [02.06.2011] The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. Fifty years after the initiation of ...
Ecstasy does not wreck the mind, study claims [20.02.2011] There is no evidence that ecstasy causes brain damage, according to one of the largest studies into the effects of the drug. Too many previous studie ...
The development of international drug control [01.02.2011] The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug cont ...
Aide-Memoire on the Bolivian Proposal To Amend Article 49 of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [13.01.2011] In 2009, the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales Ayma, sent a letter to the General Secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, in which the Governme ...
The concept of ‘drug harms’ [28.12.2010] In my view, perceived harms associated with drugs are vulnerable to so many restrictions on reliability and validity that, for the time being, a seri ...
Proposals for banning drugs are more draconian than they seem [08.12.2010] The plan to remove the requirement for scientists or experts on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) as proposed in the Police Reform a ...
David Nutt: 'The government cannot think logically about drugs' [06.12.2010] If someone were to invent a perfectly safe ecstasy pill, what would be done about it? It's the sort of scenario clubbers like to speculate about, usu ...
Government proposes to scrap need for scientific advice on drugs policy [05.12.2010] Ministers will not be required to seek the advice of scientists when making drug classification policy in future, under new government proposals. The ...
Prop. 19 Failure Means Advocates Have Clean Slate [16.11.2010] Drug use and abuse are social and pubic health issues. But these drug laws started as purity laws in a progressive effort to stop pharmaceutical comp ...
Mephedrone: still available and twice the price [05.11.2010] Findings suggest that classification of mephedrone has had a limited effect on controlling its availability and use. Before the introduction of the l ...
Alcohol 'more harmful than heroin' says Prof David Nutt [01.11.2010] Alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack, according to a study published in medical journal the Lancet. The report is co-authored by Professor Da ...
Drug harms in the UK [01.11.2010] To provide better guidance to policy makers in health, policing, and social care, the harms that drugs cause need to be properly assessed. This task ...
Politics and science in classifying the dangers of drugs [01.11.2010] There is a long history of psychoactive substances being regarded as dangerous and subsequently being banned or forbidden. Often the bans were introd ...
Cuts prompt police to call for debate on drugs and redirect resources [18.09.2010] One of Britain's most senior police officers has said youngsters caught carrying personal amounts of drugs such as cannabis should "not be criminalis ...
Drug Law Reform: Lessons from the New Zealand Experience [19.08.2010] In 2007, the Government of New Zealand entrusted an independent agency, the National Law Commission, to review the country’s drug law. The Commission ...
Mephedrone found not guilty, but the next legal high may be a killer [06.08.2010] The mephedrone scare started at the end of 2009 when newspapers and the BBC reported that Gabrielle Price, a 14-year-old girl from Brighton, had died ...
A good chew or good riddance [15.07.2010] The article reviews the status of khat, the most recent plant based psychoactive substance to reach a global market, and considers policy making proc ...
Mephedrone: the class D solution [17.03.2010] The deaths of two young men in Scunthorpe last Monday that have been linked to the new "legal high" mephedrone (colloquially known as plant food, meo ...
Coca chewing out of the UN convention? [01.03.2010] This briefing offers some background on the issue to amend the UN Single Convention towards a more coherent and realistic stance on the ancient tradi ...
IDPC Drug Policy Guide [01.03.2010] This is the second edition of the IDPC Drug Policy Guide aimed at national government policy makers. This publication is a collaborative effort by a ...
Trends in Drug Law Reform in Europe and Latin America [26.01.2010] This presentation gives a short overview of legislative reforms in Europe and Latin America that provide lessons learned in practice about less punit ...
Guidance on the WHO review of psychoactive substances for international control [17.12.2009] The 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, entrust the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence o ...
TNI Expert Seminar on the Classification of Controlled Substances [10.12.2009] The classification of drugs has a profound impact on the lives and well-being of individuals across the world and where the classification is incorre ...
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 ...
Estimating drug harms: a risky business? [01.10.2009] No one is suggesting that drugs are not harmful. The critical question is one of scale and degree. We need a full and open discussion of the evidence ...
Amendment against anti-coca chewing provisions [21.07.2009] In March 2009, Evo Morales sent his formal request to the Secretary General Bang Ki Moon to delete articles 49(c) and 49(e) of the 1961 UN Single Con ...
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 ...

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