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To win the war on drugs, stop brutalising farmers who grow them [19.04.2016] Reform of international drug control is urgently needed. The war on drugs has left a trail of suffering and criminality in its wake and has manifestl ...
Cash crops poisoned in Pondoland [07.04.2016] The villagers keep watch from January, waiting for police helicopters to thud over the hills. Every year, for nearly three decades, their plantations ...
The Heemskerk Declaration [20.01.2016] In a global meeting small scale farmers of cannabis, coca and opium from 14 countries in Heemskerk, the Netherlands, discussed their contribution to ...
Ganja ready for the big times [17.09.2015] Going by the announcement by Canada-based Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC), Jamaica stands to benefit from a US$100-million deal to develop medical ...
Third Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum [10.09.2015] Current drug control polices in South-east Asia are repressive and criminalise opium farmers, greatly affecting the lives of communities cultivating ...
The tragedy of the ganja policy [08.08.2015] The amendment of the Dangerous Drugs Act 2015 in February has laid the foundation for the development of the policy framework governing a ganja indus ...
None but ourselves can 'free' the weed [04.07.2015] Traditional small ganja farmers in Jamaica, accustomed to clandestinely working their fields, will now have to adhere to strict regulations in order ...
Ganja is our 'life blood' – western farmers [01.06.2015] With Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell stating that Jamaica plans to become a world leader in exploiting the economic ...
Canadian company to tap into Jamaica for medicinal cannabis supply [04.04.2015] A Canadian company is seeking to tap into the Jamaican market for the supply of dried marijuana to the medicinal marijuana industry in Canada. Market ...
Farmers encouraged to make use of ganja opportunities [18.03.2015] Small ganja farmers across the island are being encouraged to make use of the opportunities that will be available in the medicinal ganja industry. S ...
Conditioning Alternative Development to previous eradication should be abandoned [12.03.2015] Conditioning Alternative Development (AD) participation to previous eradication should be abandoned as a policy, since it has proved to be counterpro ...
Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP) [09.03.2015] The undersigned, constituting "The Steering Committee", acting on behalf of small farmers (families) of controlled plants, from all geographical regi ...
Ganja decriminalisation: Three the hard way [02.03.2015] February 24, 2015 was an especially emotional day for three of the stalwarts who have fought for the decriminalisation of ganja. It was the day the H ...
Ganja interests wary of internal business rivalry [31.01.2015] Despite strong ministerial and legislative signals, segments of the marijuana lobby are unsure that sufficient protections will be afforded to the pe ...
Cannabis farmers support calls to legalize lucrative crop [23.12.2014] With the war in Syria stifling the economy and bringing in a flood of refugees in the Bekaa Valley, as well as the closure of smuggling roads and per ...
Marijuana farmers in the Bekaa struggling to survive as profits decline [12.09.2014] Farmers in the Bekaa Valley are not ashamed of growing marijuana. It is neither a disgrace nor a mistake, “We grow it to survive” they say candidly. ...
Dynamics of ganja cultivation in Manipur [16.08.2014] In the absence of alternative means of livelihood, ganja cultivation for decades has been the mainstay of livelihood for many families in the backwar ...
Cannabis: Les cultivateurs sortent du guet [07.04.2014] Le PAM a réussi à réunir les cultivateurs de cannabis de la région de Bab Berred. Des centaines de personnes, liées à la culture de cette plante suje ...
Illegal cannabis and opium cultivation ride high in Parvati Valley in HP [29.03.2013] "You want to buy charas? Hashish? Top quality," are invariably the first words you will hear in Malana. Tucked safely away on the highest mountains f ...
Valencia Declaration on Alternative Development [09.11.2012] Producers of crops declared illicit, such as opium, coca and cannabis, from throughout the world convened at the Observatory of Crops Declared Illici ...
Yammouneh rises: Hashish is our livelihood [04.08.2012] Clashes erupted in the town of Yammouneh in the Bekaa valley between local hashish farmers and security forces. The farmers in the largely marginaliz ...
Lebanon: Hashish growers and the Government face off [13.07.2012] It is hard to predict how this year’s planned destruction of the hashish crop in the Bekaa will play out. The farmers insist on confronting any such ...
Alternative development from the perspective of Colombian farmers [15.05.2011] Alternative Development programmes have been widely discussed from the point of view of experts, technocrats, politicians and academics, with advocat ...
The case for small-scale domestic cannabis cultivation [01.07.2010] The shift to (inter)regional production, trade and domestic cultivation has become an irreversible international trend. Until now, the focus of most ...
FMPCDI Declaration at side event of UN meeting [15.05.2009] The 2009 Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), and its High Level (political) Segment (HLS), was a key moment where the conclusions and recommendations ...
Global Forum of Producers of Crops Declared to be Illicit [29.01.2009] Why peasants from certain regions of the world cultivate the three plants – coca leaves, cannabis and opium poppy – that the international convention ...
Downward Spiral [01.06.2005] Opium farmers in Afghanistan and Burma are coming under huge pressure as local authorities implement bans on the cultivation of poppy. Banning opium ...
Broken promises and coca eradication in Peru [01.03.2005] The forced crop eradication policy implemented by the Peruvian government over the past 25 years has failed. The official strategy has exacerbated so ...
Alternative Development and Drug Control [08.01.2002] What can Alternative Development interventions realistically hope to achieve, given the growing demand for illicit drugs and the continuing prevalenc ...
Statement of Evo Morales [25.02.1998] Executive Secretary of the Five Federations of Lowland Peasants in Bolivia and President of the Andean Confederation of Coca Leaf Producers. Meant to ...

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