As the festival season kicked-in in Malta, ENCOD participated at the first harm reduction booth set up at Earth Garden festival. Organised from 3rd to 5th of June, Earth Garden Festival is synonymous with the local entertainment scene and provides a family friendly atmosphere to those visiting the festival grounds. Spread over three days and […]
Just Coca webinar 2022
2 days | 4 workshops The two-day event (with interpretation in English and Spanish) features 20+ international, multidisciplinary speakers: scientific experts, users, entrepreneurs, drug reform advocates and policy makers providing testimonials, keynote lectures, panel & round table discussions, and plenty of Q&A opportunities for interaction with the audience. Just Coca | Solo Coca | 18–19 […]
Farmability and pharmability
Our team has published a paper on the farmability / pharmability potential of different drug categories. We argue that certain drug categories can be regulated with a self-supply model. To find out more see below. Farmability and pharmability: Transforming the drug market to a health-and human rights-centred approach from self-cultivation to safe supply of controlled […]
Our Little Pharm/Farm
ENCOD regularly publishes articles in the Cannadouro Magazine from Portugal. Here’s the last winter edition published in the Portuguese language with the English version below. ENCOD, the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies, is advocating for the “freedom to farm”. But what does that mean? Whilst it is perceived as something totally normal […]
Hanfexpo/Cultiva 2021 in Vienna
From 19th to 21st of November 2021 we participated at the much expected Hanfexpo / Cultiva 2021 in Vienna. The strict COVID-19 measures (2G+: vaccinated or recovered + a negative PCR test and FFP2 mask when walking around) resulted in a fair with a small number of visitors, the exhibitors had only a small assortment, […]
Writing about cannabis is a crime in Czech Republic!
November 15, 2021—Prague Writing about cannabis is a crime! On November 3, 2021, the Legalizace magazine and its editor-in-chief, Robert Veverka, were convicted of inciting and promoting “toxicomania” by the district court in the town of Bruntál. The editor-in-chief, Robert Veverka, and the publishing company of the Legalizace magazine, both prosecuted since the summer of […]
Malta and Cannabis: Changes on the horizon
Malta set to decriminalize up to 7 grams of cannabis and to allow the establishment of Cannabis Associations. In the past weeks, the Government of Malta tabled a Bill in the Maltese House of Representatives detailing a plan for a partial decriminalised system for the adult personal non-medical use of cannabis. Bill No. 241 to […]
Pre-review of kratom at the WHO ECDD
Dr. Fabian Steinmetz gave a statement on kratom at the Forty-fourth Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Dear Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, we would like to encourage the ECDD not to classify kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) as a controlled substance. First of all, banning plants has never solved any drug–related issues. Products derived from hemp […]
Education is not a crime!
Legalizace magazine and its editor-in-chief, Robert Veverka have been formally accused of “inciting and promoting toxicomania”, with penalties of up to five years of imprisonment. The first court hearing will take place on Tuesday, October 5 at 8:30 AM at the district court in the town of Bruntál, Czech Republic. The goal of Legalizace magazine, […]
GCI Summit 2021
Our board member Gaby Kozar was discussing cannabis policy in the European Union together with Derrick Bergman, Georg Wurth, Guido Silverstri, and Nicole Lonergan. Check it out!