Marijuana is not a newly-arrived substance, however its rapid growth and its trivialization among youth have brought this issue at the heart of the debates on whether or not modifying the laws that regulate marijuana use, transportation and cultivation – with poor effectiveness. In this context, it seems we should all be able to count on a clear understanding of this substance and its related effects. In this regard, conflicting messages seem however to be the rule rather than the exception.
The legislative changes occurred in recent years on the status of currently illegal drugs have shaped a situation those persisting in using worthless, outdated arguments (control vs. responsibility for some, freedom vs. efficiency for the others) seldom acknowledge.
By Domingo Comas Arnau
Conclusion of the article by Dr. Kevin Sabet
Legalization is about much more than “live and let live” and not jailing marijuana users. Regardless of the law on the books, most jurisdictions in the US and Europe have already made it practice not to imprison marijuana users.
Continuation of article by Dr. Kevin Sabet (2/3)
Washington and Colorado are on the brink of opening their first retail marijuana stores. Uruguay is also following a model of state-based marijuana selling. What exactly will happen now is anyone’s guess, but we can make some educated projections based on what is already beginning…
In a long, well-documented paper, Dr. Kevin Sabet looks back at the history of marijuna legalization and challenges a fledgling, profit-hungry industry ready to take advantage of the new green (gold) rush. Dr Sabet details the consequences that can be drawn from marijuana legalization while deploring the abuses of medical marijuana. This article will be published in three different parts, starting from today until Friday, February 14.
Marijuana is by far the most widely consumed illicit substance in the world. In European Union, it has been estimated that marijuana has been used at least once by one in four of all 15- to 64-year-olds. In view of the scope of the phenomenon, it appears reasonable to question policies that are obviously ineffective. However, should we go as far as to regulate marijuana use? In any case this is the approach adopted by some. Rightly or wrongly? Let’s open the debate.
After a period of inactivity on the social media, we decided to come back to offer new avenues for reflection and debate. Each month we will choose (or you will choose with us) one or more topics to discuss, whether or not oriented to the news. February will focus, inter alia, on the issue of marijuana decriminalization or legalization.
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On November 11th, an official ceremony was held in Madrid (Spain) to award the auspicious, 2013 EFR Social Economy certification in the presence of the Spanish Minister of Health, social Services & Equality, Mrs. Ana Mato and of the President of the Másfamilia Foundation, Mr. Antonio Trueba. Ms. Montse Rafel, member of the board of directors of Dianova in Portugal accepted the certification on behalf of Dianova in Portugal, one of the 66 newly certified organizations.
As part of the ongoing collaboration between the Dianova network member organizations, representatives from the organization's Swedish branch traveled to Can Parellada Therapeutic Community (Barcelona, Spain) to meet local treatment teams and review cooperation modalities.