The most part of Italian PWUD have been able to cope with the pandemic and the first lockdown adopting effective strategies both regarding their drug use and the Covid19 prevention. Susanna Ronconi, Forum Droghe (Italy) on the findings from four researches conducted by a network of CSOs during the lockdown.
As a result of civil society mobilization, the Health Ministry suspended last week the restrictive and anti-scientific decree on CBD.
Harvey Slade write on Transform blog about lessons learned about the legalization of cannabis in North America.
The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction in Europe
UN World Drug Report shows flourishing global drug market but remains silent on policy failures and human rights abuses
Realeased the 2020 edition of the annual independent report on effects of "war on drugs" policies in Italy.
Cohen, Peter (2004), The social and health consequences of cocaine use. An introduction. Presentation held at the Nationale Designerdrogen- und Kokainkonferenz, 3-4 June, 2004, Kursaal Bern, Bundesamt für Gesundheit, Bern, Switzerland.
At the end of 2019 the government of Iván Duque presented a draft decree to resume the spraying with glyphosate of drug crops used for illicit purposes. It argued that spraying is the only instrument to curb the increase in coca crops.
Italian Supreme Court underscores a path toward non-repressive social policies for drug users. Written by Riccardo De Vito, President of Magistratura Democratica (translation by Bernardo Parrella).
The decision of the italian Supreme Court is important, but are politicians that must change the laws. Article by Leonardo Fiorentini, Director of Fuoriluogo.it (translated by Hassan Bassi).
Main Trends and Statistics about drug policies and Justice in Italy. Translated by Bernardo Parrella.
Stefano Anastasia & Franco Corleone on situation of drug policies in Italy. Translated by Bernardo Parrella.
Article written by Axel Klein on cannabis policies in Jamaica and Caribbean
On cannabis there are three open battlefronts within the italian government. The comment by Leonardo Fiorentini for the Fuoriluogo column on il manifesto dated 22nd August 2018.
Summary of 2018 White Book on Drug Policy in Italy
At 4:20 pm on April 19, 1943, Albert Hofmann (37), a Swiss chemist working at Sandoz…
Forum Droghe and Fuoriluogo join the international campaign asking Netflix to immediately cancels the streaming of “AMO”, the Philippines drug war series pro Duterte.
An update about the on-going violations of human rights in the Philippines and President Duterte attempt to escape the International Criminal Court prosecution (from Fuoriluogo weekly column on il manifesto).