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Oct 8, 2019 by

On September 29th and 30th, 2019 our friends from the Say No To Drugs (SNTD) Team from Athens were invited to participate to the Program organized during the Annual Volunteering Festival of Greece(*) together with 80 other Greek voluntary organisations. A booth with prevention education materials from the Foundation Drug Free World(*) was set up and on the Sunday Workshop (13:00-14:00) a lecture on The Truth About Drugs had been delivered to the public with great success and excellent feed back. Thus, hundreds of visitors were informed on the devastating effects of drugs on human beings and on the need of early prevention education to protect the youth, the most vulnerable, against the harmful effects of the drugs. Our team received a great number of compliments and congratulations for their educational actions from parents,...

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FRANCE – OPECST hearing on Cannabis of 25-09-2019...

Sep 30, 2019 by

Parliamentary Office for the Assessment of Scientific and Technological Choices (OPECST)* Hearing of 25-09-2019 presented at the National Assembly by Professor Jean Costentin Member of the National Academies of Medicine and of Pharmacy Legalization of « therapeutic cannabis » First of all, let us be surprised at the exceptional procedures implemented to grant a substance medicinal status (media campaign, policy intervention, creation of a special study committee (CSST)**, which provides elements of conclusion before having the data to be collected. As with any medicine, cannabis (already qualified as therapeutic before the data that must decide on it are collected) must be evaluated (with perfectly defined active ingredients, precise medical indications and, as a priority, the determination of their benefit-risk relationships; all essential elements for obtaining a possible marketing authorization (AMM). It should be reminded that four...

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Drugs & Prevention 6th European Meeting- Brussels...

Sep 22, 2019 by

The 6th Annual Meeting of the Foundation for a Drug Free Europe (FDFE) was held this 18 September 2019 in the bibliotheque of the Cercle des Voyageurs, 18 rue des Grands Carmes, 1000 Brussels. The Meeting entitled: Knowing, Understanding and Solving the Drug Problem in Europe , took place in the wake of the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking. It was organized by the FDFE with the support of Say No To Drugs Belgium and the Fundacion para la MEJORA de la Vida, la Cultura y la Sociedad (UN ECOSOC Status – Madrid). The attendees were mainly Embassies and Permanent Representations. We had been particularly honored by the presence of H.E. the Ambassadors of Colombia and H.E. the Ambassador of Laos. The following countries were represented: Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria,...

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Marijuana Use and the Developing Brain. 2019...

Août 30, 2019 by

US Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M....

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CZ. Let’s talk about drugs...

Août 27, 2019 by

In the frame of the implementation of the 2016 UNGASS document to counter the world drug problem, the Say No To Drugs (SNTD)Team of Czech Republic, continues his prevention actions and on August 17 held a booth at the entrance of the Music Festival Horka Kase in Novy Jicin city. This was done with the support of the festival organizer eager to protect the youth attending the festival. And this was a good way to contact and discuss on the drug subject with many youngsters. They were, more than we think, interested to have serious and objective data about this subject. The discussion with the youth was all the more interesting as one of the volunteers, Jan, had been taking drugs for few years before deciding to stop and be successfully rehabilitated. His testimony...

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