We hold the UN and the governments of the world responsible for the
daily misery produced by the war against drugs throughout the world.
Since Adam and Eve, we know that prohibition does not work. The daily
violence in societies such as Mexico or Afghanistan, the criminalisation
of otherwise law obiding citizens, even most of the drug related health
harm has nothing to do with drugs themselves, but with the fact that
they are illegal.
More and more, citizens are developing their own alternatives to this
failed policy, such as the Cannabis Social Clubs. In CSC’s collective
cultivation takes place of user quantities for a collective of cannabis
consumers who do not want to support criminal organisations, who wish
to have a guaranteed product, and want to facilitate the access to a
plant that has been used for thousands of years and which never killed
anyone. Cannabis Social Clubs are operating in Spain and Belgium, and in preparation in several other countries.
Encods message to the UN is: Reset your policy, open up to the
proposals of citizens who are involved in the drug phenomenon and who are working to make the situation better, while your policies make it worse.
The European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies, is a pan-European network of currently 150 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.