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To be released on December 7th 2012, this groundbreaking documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission [...]
Posted on November 27th, 2012 by David Cannafacts
Chile’s cannabis legalization process has been slowly sputtering into life over the last decade or so. It has gained momentum in recent months as the intra-regional debate on narcotics legislation intensifies and the War on Drugs has been widely acknowledged as a failure.
Posted on October 31st, 2012 by Seshata
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Saying No to Costly Drug Laws By ALEKSANDER KWAŚNIEWSKI May 10, 2012 WARSAW — In the year 2000, as the president of Poland, I signed one of Europe’s most conservative laws on drug possession. Any amount of illicit substances a person possessed meant they were eligible for up to three years in prison. Our hope [...]
Posted on May 15th, 2012 by David Cannafacts
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Part two of the Cannabis Culture Awards took place in the Hemp Museum Gallery Barcelona, located in the newly renovated Palau Mornau in the city’s Gothic Quarter. The awards were conferred to Sir Richard Branson as a representative of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, to cannabis activist Fernanda de la Figuera and to American [...]
Posted on May 11th, 2012 by David Cannafacts
Amsterdam, 26 April 2012 – Norway’s Former Foreign Minister Thorvald Stoltenberg is to accept the 2012 Cannabis Culture Award on behalf of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The other 2012 winners include Dr. Lester Grinspoon (Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Frederick Polak (one of the Netherlands’ most experienced [...]
Posted on April 13th, 2012 by David Cannafacts
The Commission is now preparing another six papers covering its main areas of enquiry – the results of current drug-control measures, harm reduction and suggestions for improved policies. Naturally, more attention is focused on hard drugs due to the far greater damage associated with them; however, two of these papers will specifically address the issue of cannabis legalisation and decriminalisation.
Posted on November 11th, 2011 by David Cannafacts
Dr Lester Grinspoon is Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
A philosopher, consciousness researcher, freelance creative director, writer, and art photographer.
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