Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2013 Warsaw

Warsaw (Poland), February 14-16, 2013

Warsaw-1The tenth meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogue series, organised by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Diogenis gathered over 35 NGO representatives, academics, policy makers and practitioners. The Dialogue comprised five sessions on drug policy. At the first session, participants discussed the current state of drug policy in Poland. The second session focused on the new European Union (EU) Drug Strategy for 2013-2020 and its Action Plan for 2013-2016. Thirdly, participants discussed cannabis policy reform movements worldwide, with a special focus on the legal regulation of cannabis markets in US states Colorado and Washington and in Uruguay. In the next session, participants shared experiences on different models of decriminalisation, with a specific focus on Poland, Italy and the Czech Republic. The final session provided updates on the 56th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), which was held in March 2013.

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