The DEA chief called medical marijuana ‘a joke.’ Now patients are calling for his resignation.

Last week, the acting chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration called medical marijuana “a joke…” …during a Q&A with reporters. Now, medical marijuana patients are calling for his head, with an online petition demanding his resignation attracting nearly 10,000 signatures on “What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal —…


Why do we need a harm reduction Decade?

Right now, ahead of the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs, governments and international organizations are discussing the future direction of drug policy which will determine policies of countries for the next ten years. ​We are asking you to stand in solidarity with people who use drugs, their families and communities by…


The truth behind the UNODC’s leaked decriminalisation paper

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has responded to the ‘leak’ of its briefing paper calling for the decriminalisation of drug possession for personal use. Before considering this response, it’s important to be clear this wasn’t really a ‘leak’ in the classic sense. The document was to be presented by the UNODC at…