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THC vs Alzheimer’s

Source: Press Release of the Scripps Research Institute

Marijuana’s Active Ingredient Shown to Inhibit Primary Marker of Alzheimer’s Disease

Discovery Could Lead to More Effective Treatments

Published on 27 December 2007  by Martin Veltjen
LA JOLLA, CA, August 9, 2006 - Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found that the active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, inhibits the formation of amyloid plaque, the primary pathological marker for Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, the study said, THC is "a considerably superior inhibitor of [amyloid plaque] aggregation" to several currently approved drugs for treating the disease. The study was published online August 9 in the journal Molecular (...)

HOW TO END PROHIBITION

Source: Wired Initiative

Interview with Dave Bewley Taylor, University of Swansea, Wales

Published on 23 December 2007  by encod
1. How does international law impact the drug legalization debate? If any nation wishes to consider a major liberalization of domestic drug policy, it has to also consider the international context. The reason for this is quite straightforward. Most nations have signed three UN drug control Conventions, including the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs which is the bedrock of the current international drug control system. Among other things the Single Convention obliges signatory (...)

HAS PROHIBITION EXPIRED?

INTERVIEW WITH FREDERICK POLAK, MEMBER OF THE ENCOD STEERING COMMITTEE

Source: Comunidade Segura

Author: Lis Horta Moriconi

04/12/2007

Published on 20 December 2007  by encod
In March 2008, four months from now, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs will meet in Vienna to review the results of the drug policies over the past 10 years. It will be the first time that so-called prohibition drug policies that stipulated the eradication of the coca leaf, cannabis plant and the opium poppy will not be given a blank check treatment, but instead, be scrutinized for efficiency. “The UN has opposed harm reduction policies with the argument that it would make it (...)

BIG EASY OFFERS ONLY TOUGH CHOICES FOR AMERICA’S DRUG WAR

Source: Guardian, The (UK)

Contact:letters at guardian.co.uk

Author: Ethan Brown

Published on 19 December 2007  by encod
With unemployed middlemen and roaming dealers claiming new turf, New Orleans is a microcosm of the failed ’war on drugs’, writes Ethan Brown Drug policy chiefs have had few concrete successes in convincing the public or policymakers to retrench in the decades-long drug war. But when the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) held its 2007 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in New Orleans recently there was the sense that its time - and place - were finally right. Just a few days before the (...)

DUTCH POLICE OFFICERS CLAIM RIGHT TO SMOKE CANNABIS

Source: Daily Mail

December 15 2007

Published on 15 December 2007  by encod
Police in Amsterdam are complaining over new rules banning them from smoking cannabis while off duty. Officers in the Dutch capital, famous for its liberal drugs laws, have been told they must set the public "a good moral example". The ban, due to come into effect on January 1, will make the force the first in the Netherlands to bar officers from using drugs when not at work. Frank Gittay, the city’s police council chairman, said: "Until now police were only banned from showing up for (...)

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  Published on 13 December 2007

• SWISS PARLIAMENTS REJECTS CANNABIS LEGALIZATION
  Published on 11 December 2007

• BELGIAN WEEDGROWERS: ‘DRAW UP YOUR OWN PLAN(T)!’
  Published on 9 December 2007

• WHY BELGIUM SHOULD OPEN COFFEESHOPS
  Published on 9 December 2007

• DANCE MONKEYS DANCE
  Published on 2 December 2007

• UK: GOVERNMENT ADVISERS ATTACK NEW DRUGS POLICY
  Published on 2 December 2007

• PERVITIN NEW DRUG OF CHOICE IN CZECH REPUBLIC
  Published on 29 November 2007

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  Published on 29 November 2007

• NL: CALL FOR LEGALIZATION LOUDER AND LOUDER
  Published on 28 November 2007


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The European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies, is a pan-European network of currently 160 NGO’s and individual experts involved in the drug issue on a daily base. We are the European section of an International Coalition, which consists of more than 400 NGOs from around the world that have adhered to a Manifesto for Just and Effective Drug Policies (established in 1998). Among our members are organisations of cannabis and other drug users, of health workers, researchers, grassroot activists as well as companies.


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