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Day one updates from the 62nd commission on narcotic drugs

Posted with permission from SSDP Written by Jake Agliata SSDP staff and members are in Vienna this week with our youth allies in CSSDP, SSDP Australia, Youth Rise, and YODA attending the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting (“CND”). Yesterday, we shared an update from last week’s High-Level Ministerial Segment. Today,…
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Law enforcement speaking at un side event

Written by Eva Césarová A side event organised by the Law Enforcement Action Partnership and the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health called “Police Statement of Support for Drug Policy Reform” introduced the perspective of experienced policemen who through their work understood the harsh consequences of the current drug…
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CND and the young reform people

It is no secret, that no revolution happened in the High Level Ministerial Segment but Commission on Narcotic Drugs in 2019 will be a new chapter for reform-minded youth movements: we are visible and we act together! Youth organisations started CND 2019 with presenting the youth perspective at HLMS side…
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High level ministerial segment day two

Written by Morgana Daniele While the Philippines proceed with extrajudicial killings of people who use drugs, youth activists continue to protest against these atrocities. We, the youth organizations, remonstrate by lying on the floor of the Rotunda – the UN exhibition space – where this year, the Philippines occupy a…
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Thoughts from Vienna (commission on narcotic drugs 2019)

Reposted with permission from CSSDP Written by Alex Betsos. In 2009, The United Nations adopted what is informally called “The 2009 Political Declaration”, or more formally, “the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem”. 2019 was…
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Youth Rise at the 4th law enforcement and public health conference

“You call each other junkies, so why can’t we adopt the jargon?” our Youth RISE adventures in the 4th Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference “Aren‘t these simply cases of bad police practice that you have just presented?“ asks an audience member at the 4th Law Enforcement and Public Health conference after…
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Czech perspective on drug checking

The courtesy of Jurek Badman Drug policies of the 21st century remain focused on repressive approaches in most of the world’s countries. This can make it harder, if not impossible, to progressively intervene regarding psychoactive substance use, preventing possible benefits to public health. Results of more than half a century…
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Reagent tests

Reagent testing involves the use of reagents to test or ‘check’ drugs for particular substances.  As a result of a chemical reaction a colour change can be compared to reference sheets. Reference sheets associated with a number of reagents can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/ReagentTesting/wiki/nps) Strengths: Can be used to establish credibility…
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