Items tagged with colombia and decriminalization

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Drug Decriminalisation Across the World [31.12.2030] The criminalisation of people who use drugs compounds drug-related challenges and worsens health and welfare outcomes. Across the world, there is a g ...
Colombia [31.12.2019] Overview of drug laws, legislative trends and drug policies in Colombia Colombia is in the midst of a peace process with the guerrilla groups, which ...
UN Common Position on drug policy [01.12.2019] In November 2018, the UN System CEB adopted the ‘UN system common position supporting the implementation of the international drug control policy thr ...
People in Latin America are starting to turn against outlawing marijuana [27.02.2017] Sentiments in Latin America in favor of outlawing marijuana appear to be undergoing shifts in some countries, according to a study published the Inte ...
Cannabis in Latin America and the Caribbean [15.09.2016] Cannabis (or marihuana) is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 1 ...
‘Addicted to punishment' [13.04.2016] Latin American leaders may be patting themselves on the back for engineering next week’s Special Session of the UN General Assembly in New York to re ...
The old global consensus on the war on drugs is crumbling [09.04.2016] Once a decade, the United Nations organizes a meeting where every country in the world comes together to figure out what to do about drugs — and up t ...
Colombia’s Supreme Court removes cap on legal amount of drugs [14.03.2016] Colombia’s Supreme Court has overruled a previous ruling in which it had set a maximum amount of marijuana a person can carry. The latest sentence ma ...
Latin America’s crackdown on drugs defies its progressive rhetoric [12.11.2015] “We were having dinner—my daughter, grandchild, and me,” says Ramona, a 67-year-old Mexican woman who is serving a sentence of four-and-a-half years ...
Surge in imprisonment for drug offenses raises questions over decriminalization law [11.11.2015] A report by the Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho - CEDD), reveals that the number of people imprisone ...
Colombia decriminalizes marijuana cultivation up to 20 plants [11.08.2015] Colombia’s Supreme Court ruled that growing up to 20 plants of marijuana is not a crime. The possession of small amounts of the drug had already been ...
Latin America rethinks drug policies [26.05.2015] During the 1980s and 1990s, as the United States battled the scourge of cocaine throughout the hemisphere, Washington did most of the talking. Latin ...
The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads [26.12.2014] The 43-year-old war on drugs had never seen such a barrage of opposition as it did in 2014, with successful marijuana legalization initiatives in sev ...
New drug bill 'to decriminalise ecstasy' in Colombia [30.01.2013] Colombia's Justice Minister, Ruth Stella Correa, has said a new drugs bill would decriminalise personal use of synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy. The ...
Bogotá’s medical care centres for drug addicts (CAMAD) [31.10.2012] In September 2012, the mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, launched the first centre for drug addicts in the Bronx, a marginalised city-centre neighbourh ...
Colombia Decriminalizes Cocaine and Marijuana [02.07.2012] Colombia's Constitutional Court approved the government's proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine and marijuana for pers ...
Colombia court upholds no jail time for drug use [28.06.2012] Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled that people cannot be jailed for possessing cocaine and marijuana for personal use. The decision ratifies a ...
A breakthrough in the making? [25.06.2012] Remarkable drug policy developments are taking place in Latin America. This is not only at the level of political debate, but is also reflected in ac ...
Drug Policy in the Andes [15.12.2011] Fifty years after signing the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and 40 years after the U.S. government declared a "war on drugs," ma ...
Colombia Takes Step Towards Drug Decriminalization [25.08.2011] Colombia's Supreme Court ruled against harsh punishments for small-time drug offenders, in a move towards easing up Colombia's zero-tolerance drug la ...
The drug legalization debate [17.10.2010] Foreign minister Maria Angela Holguín’s statement of last Sunday 10 October is of great importance. According to this statement, Colombia should take ...
Prohibition, a backwards step [01.01.2010] In December 2009, the Congress in Colombia passed a reform to the 1991 Constitution, which considered the possession and consumption of certain quant ...
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 ...

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