Items tagged with regulation

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De “no hay alternativa” a “enséñenme la salida” [06.08.2010] Aun cuando tarde, siempre será bienvenida la disposición presidencial para admitir la necesidad de un debate largamente pospuesto en su administració ...
Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health [06.08.2010] The current international system of drug control has focused on creating a drug-free world, almost exclusively through use of law enforcement policie ...
An alternative to the war on drugs [17.07.2010] Stephen Rolles argues that we need to end the criminalisation of drugs and set up regulatory models that will control drug markets and reduce the har ...
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 ...
Altered State? [07.07.2010] To learn more about the possible outcomes of marijuana legalization in California, RAND researchers constructed a model based on a series of estimate ...
Ending drug prohibition: the ultimate austerity measure [18.05.2010] The ban on recreational drugs promotes crime and is bad for public health. Austerity measures to cut public spending are a hot topic for debate every ...
Former ministers: legalise all drugs! [18.05.2010] 'Save the country, legalise drugs.' Under this striking banner, two former Dutch government ministers (for foreign affairs and health) are launching ...
The changing use and misuse of khat [07.05.2010] Within the last decade the hitherto little known psychoactive substance of khat has emerged as a regional and international issue. In the Horn of Afr ...
Budgetary benefits of cannabis regulation [20.04.2010] In the United States the discussion on the pros and cons of regulating cannabis is well advanced. The national television news programme CNBC has ded ...
MP: Approval for city ‘coffee shop’ plan unlikely [15.01.2010] The Copenhagen City Council’s plan to set up shops selling cannabis as a way to remove the market from the control of gangs is not likely to be embra ...
Blueprint for Regulation [01.11.2009] There is a growing recognition around the world that the prohibition of drugs is a counterproductive failure. However, a major barrier to drug law re ...
Illicit drugs policy through the lens of regulation [01.11.2009] The application of regulatory theory to the problem of illicit drugs has generally been thought about only in terms of ‘command and control’. The int ...
Regulating khat [01.11.2009] The regulation of khat, one of the most recent psychoactive drugs to become a globally traded commodity, remains hotly contested within different pro ...
Marijuana's journey to legal health treatment [16.08.2009] In 2001, Canada became the first country to adopt a formal system to regulate the medicinal use of marijuana — the Marijuana Medical Access Regulatio ...
Legal Responses to New Psychoactive Substances in Europe [19.02.2009] This paper starts from the premise that, when a new psychoactive substance appears on the licit/illicit market in a country in Europe, legislators ne ...
Dutch mayors call for growing marijuana [23.11.2008] The Dutch government should licence the growing and supply of marijuana to the country’s 700 or so coffee shops that sell cannabis, according to a gr ...
Local councils support tolerant cannabis policy [18.11.2008] Most of the Dutch local councils that have so-called coffee shops which sell marijuana say they have no problem with the current policy of tolerating ...
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate [01.09.2008] Despite cannabis being the most widely used illegal drug, and therefore the mainstay of the ‘war on drugs’, it has only ever held a relatively margin ...
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 ...
Prohibition versus Legalization [01.12.2007] Economists have been among the leading critics of current drug policies, but this criticism does not mean they have reached a consensus about specifi ...
The Market for Illegal Goods: The Case of Drugs [01.10.2005] This paper considers the costs of reducing consumption of a good by making its production illegal, and punishing apprehended illegal producers. We us ...
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 ...
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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