TEMPLATE LETTER TO THE MEPs Situational analysis Every week, 90.2 million European citizens risk being sold a synthetic cannabis product or cannabis contaminated with pesticide and other harmful substances. Every day, criminal organisations continue to strengthen their market monopoly. Every hour, 1% of European citizens risks being arrested by the police. Rationale The […]
Rolling into the future: Recreational cannabis legislation in the EU
Dear friends and members, On Monday 19th of April at 10.30 (CET) we are inviting you to watch the conference organised by MEP Cyrus Engerer and ENCOD about the future of recreational use of cannabis in the European Union. At the conference, we will look into the different kinds of policies currently in place across […]
Side-events at the 64th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)
Dear friends and members, Once again the time has come. At the 64th session of CND, ENCOD is organizing a side-event on the Heroin and Ibogaine Assisted Treatments, and co-organizing one about Strengthening the Prevention & Treatment of Cannabis Problematic Use. You can join the virtual event about the Heroin and Ibogaine Assisted Treatments on the […]
Dear friends and members, In the past two months, our team was busy organizing a conference on the recreational use of cannabis in collaboration with the Maltese MEP Cyrus Engerer and his team. Check out the teaser for the conference below, and we hope you tune in on the 19th of April at 10.30 (CET) […]
Suomen kannabisyhdistys: Finnish Cannabis Association
SKY, The Finnish Cannabis Association, has been founded in 1991 in order to influence drug policy in a way that cannabis cultivation and possession are permitted for adults and production and distribution become regulated. As a veteran organization, it has a long experience with public appearances like the Wind Direction Action in 2020, an installation […]
In dubio pro reo: Free Sara Glatt!
ENCOD defends the freedom of persons to take an informed decision concerning the use of psychoactive substances and also supports ibogaine treatments but we emphasize that they have to be done in a secure context. We support the self-determination and empowerment of the people using all substances. Therefore, we condemn the prosecution of Sara Glatt, […]
The European Guidelines for Cannabis Social Clubs
Dear friends and members, as part of the Freedom to Farm campaign, we are proud to publish the operation guide for Cannabis Social Clubs. Cannabis Social Clubs (CSC) are one of the most deeply-rooted and widespread models for regulating cannabis in the European Union. According to a study published a few months ago by the […]
Canna-chaos in Vienna?
The genesis of the decision of today’s 63rd Reconvened Conference on Narcotic Drugs of the UN is certainly due to the perseverance of the international activists of ENCOD, FAAAT and the US Veterans for Safe Access and many other friends who from Mexico to Barcelona raised the cannabis issue and the legitimacy of the past […]
Human Rights and Public Health shape a new agenda on drugs
Dear members and friends, we are glad to publish the report Civil Society and Drug Policy 2020: An overview of European Drug Policy Reform and the Role of Civil Society. The report points out the need to overcome drug use criminalization in those European countries where actions related to personal use continue being criminal offences. […]
WHO cannabis patients statement released!
Dear friends and colleagues, It is our pleasure to announce that the statement Support patient access to medicine, vote yes! has been released by the UN under document symbol E/CN.7/2020/NGO/7. Feel free to send it to your governments and national authorities, to ensure they are aware that civil society is monitoring them, and ensure they […]