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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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Marijuana Use and the Developing Brain. 2019...

Août 30, 2019 by

US Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M....

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Enforce the law before saying it doesn’t work!...

Mai 10, 2019 by

Enforce the law before saying it doesn’t work!  This is the position of the Association Say No to Drugs – Geneva. Prevention is the first of the four pillars clearly set out in the Narcotic Drugs Act (LStup)*.   It is precisely on prevention that the association Say No to Drugs – Geneva has been working for about twenty years. To strengthen its action, it is launching a one-month poster and brochure distribution campaign on May 8, 2019, using the Geneva Transports (TPGs) as a support. Inside the vehicles: spots and displays filled with brochures. Outside: posters. With, for those who feel concerned, all the information and access contact to the association’s website. This campaign is aimed at young and older people, parents, teachers, educators and all those who are concerned by drugs. Well-researched...

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FDFE Commitment to UDHR

Déc 14, 2018 by

On 10 December 2018, FDFE participated to the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the Palace of Nations of the United Nations in Geneva. The Conference was organized by CAP LC* and Fundacion VIDA* with the support of the: -Permanent Representation of Estonia to the UN and other International Organisations in Geneva, -Permanent Mission of Finland in Geneva, -Republic of Philippines Permanent Mission to the United Nations Geneva, -Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations in Geneva. There were more than 120 attendees including 20 Representatives of Permanent Missions at the U.N. and 25 speakers/moderators. The general theme was:                                      ...

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EMCDDA: About the Captagon

Oct 29, 2018 by

News from EMCDDA .   To read the full report visit: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/publications/9783/20184976_TDAU18002ENN_PDF.PDF...

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