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This is a joint submission to the Justice, Defence and Equality Committee of the Houses of the Oireachtas on behalf of Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium,...

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The Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) is holding a short inquiry into the impact of the proposed Psychoactive Substances Bill focusing on education, treatment for novel psychoactive substance...

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This is a joint briefing paper from Release and Transform, on the UK government’s proposed Psychoactive Substances Bill. The briefing analyses the Bill, highlighting its significant flaws and...

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Cannabis social clubs (CSCs) are private, non-profit organisations in which cannabis is collectively grown and distributed to registered members. With no profit motive to increase cannabis...

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The central aim of Swedish drug policy is to create a drug-free society. To achieve this aim, the country has adopted a punitive, enforcement-led approach to drugs. It is this approach, some have...
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Portugal decriminalised the possession of all drugs for personal use in 2001, and there now exists a significant body of evidence on what happened following the move. Both opponents and advocates...

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Misunderstandings and misreporting of actual and proposed changes to Dutch cannabis policy in 2011 have led some opponents of cannabis reform to suggest the country is retreating from its...

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Danny Kushlick from Transform gave oral evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee's Drugs Inquiry on 10th July 2012. He was asked about how the arguments being made for drug law reform related to...
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The groundbreaking 2002 HASC drugs report made a number of important observations and recommendations that we hope this new inquiry will learn from and build...
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