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. It emphasises the urgency of cannabis regulation in some countries. Additionally, it describes the European PWUD movement, its claims and protest tools.
Starting today, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is having the Reconvened 63rd session where countries are expected to vote on cannabis rescheduling, besides that the European Union is carrying out the definition of the new Drug Agenda 2021 – 2025, which the European Council and Parliament will debate in the coming weeks. This report tries to convey the vision of Civil Society to public decision-makers to generate a drug policy that protects the rights of individuals and Public Health.
We want to thank all the contributions and support from Civil Society stakeholders to make it possible.
Download the report here.