In the first measures by the new Meloni government there is the introduction of a new norm in the penal code which make raves and free parties a crime.
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.
UN World Drug Report shows flourishing global drug market but remains silent on policy failures and human rights abuses
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).
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.