This week on Century of Lies: Charting a New Course. In preparation for its 2024 Mid-Term Review, the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs has been conducting a stock-taking of progress made in addressing several challenges that were identified in CND’s 2019 Ministerial Declaration.
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This week on Century of Lies: World AIDS Day 2023. Ahead of World AIDS Day, which is December First, Georgetown University’s Global HIV Policy Lab has released a new report entitled “Progress and the Peril: HIV and the Global De/criminalization of Same-Sex Sex.” A full copy of the report can be downloaded for free from the HIV Policy Lab’s website, HIV Policy La dot .org.
This week on Century of Lies: Regulating Psychedelics. The Transform Drug Policy Foundation has released a new publication entitled “How To Regulate Psychedelics: A Practical Guide,” which looks at how to shape policy and regulation for psychedelics outside the medical sphere.
This week on Century of Lies: Combating Carveouts. Legislative carveouts can negate drug policy and criminal justice reforms. On this week’s Century, we hear from Sarah Staudt, Policy & Advocacy Director at the Prison Policy Initiative, combating legislative carveouts in criminal justice reform.
This week on Century of Lies: #SafeSupplyNow. On November 3, hundreds of people in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, Ontario marched and rallied in support of the Drug User Liberation Front, harm reduction, and safe supply. We hear one of the speakers at the Vancouver rally, DJ Larkin, Executive Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition.
This week on Century of Lies: #FreeDULF. On October 25, police in Vancouver, British Columbia, raided the office of the Drug User Liberation Front. Plus, the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs held an intersessional meeting to discuss progress in international drug control.
This week on Century of Lies: Righting Wrongs Worldwide - #Reform2023 Highlights. The Drug Policy Alliance held its 2023 biennial international Reform conference over the weekend of Oct. 19-21.
This week on Century of Lies: Safer Supply Saves Lives. The National Safer Supply Community of Practice recently launched the London, Ontario InterCommunity Health Centre Safer Supply Program 2023 Evaluation Report.
This week on Century of Lies: Advancing Decriminalization. United for Marijuana Decriminalization is a coalition of marijuana policy reform organizations. They held a news conference October Fifth to discuss how the Biden Administration can move forward to advance marijuana decriminalization and to center equity approaches throughout the federal government.
This week on Century of Lies: Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs and Harm Reduction. On this edition of Century, part two of a conversation with Doctor Tim Piatkowski, a researcher and lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, who has been doing some groundbreaking work regarding harm reduction and the community of people who use image and performance enhancing drugs.