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Cannabis in the Caribbean: A Presentation by Junior "Spirit" Cottle, Dania Putri (May 2015)

This statement was published by the Global Forum for Producers of Prohibited Plants in May 2015. This statement highlights the major issues that cannabis growers face in the region of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  The statement stresses that cannabis growers farm the crop because of economic necessity, and not for the purpose of drug…

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Growers of Prohibited Plants in Heemskerk (March 2016)

This video was published by the Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants in March 2016, prior to the UNGASS 2016. The documentary depicts a meeting in Heemskerk between farmers of illicit crops from around the world to discuss the reform of current drug policies.  These farmers tell their stories of how the war on drugs and the prohibition…

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Inside the Thought-Provoking Museum Protesting the War on Drugs, Greg Scruggs (April 2016)

This article was published by Thump in April 2016. The article provides a thought provoking account of the different installations featured in the 'Museum of Drug Policy'.  The different installations were created by artists who had lost parents to an overdose or people who had spent time in prison for drug offences. The article conveys a…

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Drug War Alternatives That Work: Overcriminalized: Substance Abuse (October 2014)

This mini- documentary was published by Brave New Films in October 2014. The documentary shows the failure of the criminal justice system to help drug users by continuously incarcerating them rather than rehabilitating them.  The mini-documentary shows the overwhelmingly positive effect of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) programme…

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Constitutional Appeal: Public Defender Files Constitutional Lawsuit on Legality of "Street Drug Testing" (November 2015)

This Constitutional Appeal was published by the Public Defender of Georgia in November 2015. The appeal calls out a series of practices by law enforcement when dealing with drug testing that are seen to be contrary with constitutional norms. The appeal points to the "street drug testing", and its selection process, which equals a restriction of…

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Human Rights in the Shadow of the "War on Drugs" University of Iceland, February 2015

HRDP Co-Director, Damon Barrett, delivers an open lecture at the University of Iceland on the key features of a human rights based approach to drugs.

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Insite: Not Just Injecting, but Connecting

This video, produced by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, profiles the only legally authorized injecting facility in North America, Insite. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the facility and the film…

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The House I Live In, Eugene Jarecki (2012)

This 2012 documentary, from filmmaker, Eugene Jarecki, profiles the devastating social and economic impact of the failing War on Drugs in America. Candid interviews with leading law enforcement and…

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Parallel Universes: Human Rights and International Drug Control (2012)

This video produced by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union highlights the human rights violations done against people all over the world as a result of the current international drug control…

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Opium brides, Najibullah Quraishi (2012)

PBS Frontline broadcasted on January 3 a thought provoking reportage on Afghanistan's opium brides. Reporter Najibullah Quraishi journeyed into the Afghan countryside to reveal the deadly bargain…

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