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The CDPE publishes blog posts on current and relevant topics in the field of drug policy, as well as press releases related to high profile reports and publications that we produce.

Category: Press Release
Posted: February 9 2016
Author: CDPE

Research from leading international scientific body finds that compulsory treatment for addiction does not lead to better outcomes than non-mandatory methods.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: January 21 2016
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi

On January 21, 2016, more than eighty representatives from Member States, UN agencies, and civil society organizations gathered for the launch of a scientific open letter on the path forward for drug policy evaluation.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: January 21 2016
Author: Dan Werb

It's clear that the way governments evaluate their drug policies dictates the kinds of outcomes that are highlighted. Reform must begin with a hard look at what governments prioritize in drug policy evaluations.

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Category: Press Release
Posted: January 21 2016
Author: CDPE

Leading international researchers call on governments to evaluate illicit drug policies by prioritizing indicators that measure their ‘real world’ impact on communities.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: November 18 2015
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi

Five years ago, the ICSDP was created as a response to scientific misinformation in the public discourse around drug policy. Today, the need for scientists to actively engage in the drug policy dialogue is greater than ever before.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: September 17 2015
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi, CDPE & George Murkin, Transform Drug Policy Foundation

As more and more places legalize and regulate cannabis, the wider implications of bringing the trade above ground have inevitably attracted scrutiny. A growth in tourism related to the drug is one such implication, and it’s dividing opinion.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: September 11 2015
Author: David Nutt

As a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London, I study the impact of drug use on the brain. Like many scientists studying these issues, the results I detect in my lab have direct implications on how we can better equip ourselves as a society to deal with drugs.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: September 8 2015
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi

You’ve likely heard that regulating cannabis markets will lead to more stoned drivers on the road. Although the evidence in support of this claim is weak, it’s repeated time and time again. So we thought we would ask members of law enforcement from Washington State, where cannabis markets were legalized and regulated under Initiative 502 in November 2012, what they think of this claim.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: September 1 2015
Author: New Zealand Drug Foundation

The evidence on cannabis addiction, and the environment most conducive to treating dependence, have significant policy implications.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: August 27 2015
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi and Dan Werb

With cannabis policy reform gaining traction, predictably dire predictions about regulated markets have followed.

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