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No « Pot » in France

Mai 10, 2019 by

In March 2018 in Switzerland was accepted the « legal cannabis »with maximum 1% THC . In October 2018 in Canada was legalized the use and the selling of cannabis as being a responsible and fair policy act to prevent the black market * which, by the way, has already organized parallel markets! The sad point is that this legalization was done despite several Canadian medical body warnings. Indeed, a large percentage of suicide attempts among young people in their twenties are related to cannabis use, says the University of Montreal. In addition, these legalizations are in violation of the three International Drug Control Conventions** according UNODC and INCB (2019). So, to ensure a better information and protection of the French population on the drug dangers, the French Say No To Drugs associations and groups did...

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A Healthy 4/20 Day !

Mai 2, 2019 by

To celebrate our style the 4/20 or 420 (20th of April)*, our European Say No To Drugs Teams decided to inform at large the population of their main cities about the harmful effects that drug use (and not only abuse !) represents for Health, and worst when this is concerning youngster. It’s a good time to look again at the world decisions adopted -and sometimes forgotten- by the States to effectively address and counter the world drug problem: President of INCB – Vienna, 7 November 2018 Finally, the drug control conventions, as they were negotiated and agreed by the international community, “limit exclusively to medical and scientific purposes the production, manufacture, export, import, distribution of, trade in, use and possession of drugs”. This limitation is defined as a general obligation within the 1961 and...

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FDFE Side Event at UNODC 

Mar 28, 2019 by

On 19 March 2019 the Foundation for a Drug Free Europe (FDFE) co-sponsored a side-event at the UNODC with Fundacion VIDA and Fundacion Mejora, both from Madrid and with the “Verein zur Förderung der Völkerverständigung” (VFV) from Vienna, during the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (14-22 March 2019). This CND Session was gathering more than 2000 participants from governments, NGOs with U.N. ECOSOC status and associations from civil society from around the world. The Ministerial Segment of 14-15 March was opened by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director, Yury Fedotov. He highlighted the importance of « comprehensive approaches to the difficult and complex problems posed by drugs, responses that put people first and seek to safeguard their health, well-being and future ». This was followed by video messages from...

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Side Event at the UN: Drugs – Better to Prevent than to Cure to Protect the Children...

Fév 25, 2019 by

« By listening to the needs of children and young people, prevention can contribute to their safety, health and well-being, and enable them realize their potential.  All our societies would be better off if more resources were devoted to supporting evidence-based drug prevention strategies, which are a sound and effective investment in families, schools and communities. »                                                                                                                                                  Yuri Fedotov, UNODC Executive Director – 26 June...

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Drug: The Reality!

Jan 20, 2019 by

Following the attempt by some governments of the world to modify the three International Drug Control Conventions: -the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol; -the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 (effective measures against abuse of substances); -the United Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 (eradication of illicit traffic); to make the legalization of cannabis no longer illegal and thus opening the door to a massive production satisfying some vested interests, in disregard of the well-being of the youth and the population, there was in December 2018, at the U.N.Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC-Vienna), during the reconvened 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) Session a clearcut decision taken by the majority of the States Representatives to not modify these International...

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