The Status Quo Has Changed In France

In an interview on France Inter radio last week, French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn said she is considering regulating medical cannabis in France. This is a welcoming announcement that means medical cannabis is no longer a taboo topic, and that we’ll be able to have a real conversation about it in a country that is … Continued

Drug Consumption Room Conference

On 27 March 2018, the Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London (in collaboration with Volteface) held a conference entitled ‘Evidence and Issues concerning Drug Consumption Rooms‘.   Such rooms are designed to be available to vulnerable populations of users, (notably those who use on the streets or in other risky and unhygienic conditions) and they aim … Continued

A War Worth Ending

  In today’s ever-increasing, transitory society, change happens rapidly. The last decade alone has brought us the advent of smartphones, online streaming, a robust social media, the rise of artificial intelligence, and even altered the way we date. Moreover, 2008 was a time of global economic uncertainty marked by the great recession. This intense transformation … Continued

The UN’s Internal Struggle with Drug Policy

    The UN General Assembly (GA) is responsible for passing the three main international drug conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988 that shape modern drug policy. The UN bodies specifically dedicated to drug policy are the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND). The International Narcotics … Continued