Items tagged with decriminalization

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Cannabis dreams drift away [07.04.2008] Following decades of rising cannabis use and talk of liberalisation, Switzerland had appeared poised to become the marijuana capital of Europe. The c ...
Decriminalization of cannabis [01.03.2008] This paper discusses the case for decriminalization of cannabis use, based on a careful weighting of the currently available evidence regarding advan ...
Beyond Punitive Prohibition [01.03.2006] The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate whether the drug conventions permit states to experiment with alternatives to the punitive prohibi ...
"Achterdeur open U" [09.02.2006] Het Nederlandse cannabisbeleid verkeert al decennia in een internationaalrechtelijke schemerzone, stelt Martin Jelsma van het Transnational Institute ...
What Does It Mean to Decriminalize Marijuana? [01.09.2004] This paper provides a framework for understanding what decriminalization means within the broader context of depenalization. To illustrate these conc ...
Pot, politics and the press—reflections on cannabis law reform in Western Australia [31.05.2004] Windows of opportunity for changing drug laws open infrequently and they often close without legislative change being affected. In this paper the aut ...
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 ...
Global Trends. Lessons from Vienna [20.06.2003] Martin Jelsma analysed the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review and drew some important conclusions for the 10-year review in 2008: "Alliances have to be cons ...
Drugs in the UN system [01.04.2003] The "international community" presented an apparent unanimity in its endorsement of prohibitive drug control at the United Nations General Assembly S ...
The role of the quantity in the prosecution of drug offences [01.04.2003] All countries use legal or judicial means to grade the severity of the offence of drug possession and related actions. Frequently this is done by ref ...
Decriminalization of Drug Use in Portugal [01.07.2002] Drug use is an increasing problem in Portugal. In response, following the advice of a select committee, the Portuguese government has recently issued ...
Drug users and the law in the EU [01.03.2002] Drug laws in the European Union (EU) seek continuously to strike a balance between punishment and treatment. The three United Nations (UN) convention ...
Decriminalisation in Europe? [01.11.2001] This brief report analyses the similarities and differences in legal attitudes to drug use and possession across Europe in light of the recent change ...
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 ...
Drug Use Criminalization v. Decriminalization [01.01.2001] The present paper focuses on the pros & cons of the main dichotomy in the field of drug control policy: that between criminalization and decriminaliz ...
The Dutch example shows that liberal drug laws can be beneficial [01.02.2000] U.S. drug control officials have denounced Dutch drug policy as if it were the devil himself. One former U.S. Drug Czar said "you can't walk down the ...

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