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 Europe and focus on policy options that respect the rights of people who consume cannabis, whilst pursuing and promoting health and harm reduction strategies. Regulation should be viewed as a continuous process whereby revisions and corrections are not interpreted as failures, but rather as interesting crossroads and paths that pave the way towards a human- and health-centred policy.
See the complete video of Dr. Mireia Ventura about harm reduction and the contamination of cannabis with synthetic cannabinoids.
Video messages from the Member States: Portugal (prof. dr. Ximene Rego, University of Minho and prof. dr. Olga Souza Cruz, University Institute of Maia), Malta (Andrew Bonello, Releaf), The Netherlands (Derrick Bergman, VOC), Spain (Oscar Parés, ICEERS), and Belgium (Michel Degens, Mambo Social Club)
Panel 1) Human Rights and Drug Policy
TITLE: The sustainability of current cannabis policies and practices (Moderator: Mr. Jonathan Cilia)
Video message: The (illegal) cannabis market in Italy and the economic implications of its legalization: prof. dr. Marco Rossi, University of Rome
Tom Blickman, Transnational Institute (NL)
Péter Sárosi, Rights Reporter Foundation (HUN)
Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap, economist (GER)
Dr. Constanza Sánchez, International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service (ESP)
Panel 2) Rolling into the Future
TITLE: Essential policy principles for the recreational cannabis law (Moderator: Mr. Jonathan Cilia)
Cannabis Social Clubs: prof. Dr. Mafalda Pardal (Ghent university)
Join us on the 19th of April 2021 at 10.30 (CET)!