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posted by Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation on 2020-11-23 20:41:25
The Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario/the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, Public Health Ontario and the CDPE have published a report analyzing trends in opioid-related deaths and comparing circumstances of death between two groups: a #COVID19 pandemic cohort and a pre-pandemic cohort.

Findings suggests that #COVID19 restrictions may have led to an increase in opioid #overdose deaths in Ontario. Click here for the full report:

posted by HPLGBT on 2020-11-21 17:45:36
#DoTheMath #FundingForKeyPops


posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-11-21 11:24:17
World Children’s Day

A day to promote awareness among children worldwide, improve their welfare, and protect them from drugs, whether licit or not.

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posted by Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs on 2020-11-20 09:22:28
ATTENTION - SHORT DEADLINE! We are inviting you to apply for a speaking slot at the reconvened meeting of the 63rd CND. Deadline for Applications: 24 November 2020, 11.55 p.m. CET 👉


posted by African Council on Narcotics on 2020-11-18 11:48:56
APPEAL TO DRUG TRAFFICKERS (Rekpene Bassey, President African Council on Narcotics - ACON)

Illicit drug supply feeds the demand realm with all its attendant consequences. It is in this light that African Council on Narcotics (ACON) hereby appeals to the conscience of drug dealers to refrain from their activities.

Click on the link to kindly share and subscribe to this video on our YouTube channel

posted by Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association on 2020-11-18 03:50:19
Evidence-based practices are central to SANA’s approach in substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation. Over the last two years, SANA has carried out five research studies to enhance our intervention efforts for people in recovery and their families.

For more information, please head to our website at

posted by Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association on 2020-11-18 03:48:10
SANA provides recovering persons with opportunities to strengthen family and social networks. We offer them a range of support services to equip them to face the challenges in their daily lives and to succeed in things both big and small!

SANA Step-Up Centre (walk-in centre) was set up in 2015 where recovering persons and their family members can drop by for assistance.

The two centres – Step-Up @ Sengkang and Step-Up @ Jurong – enable recovering persons to intentionally “step up” to the challenges faced in their recovery and reintegration in a positive and supportive environment.

posted by Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association on 2020-11-18 03:41:40
The Annual ‘Rise Above – Overcoming the Influence’ campaign was launched on 30 June 2018. The campaign aims to counter the softening stance and misperception toward drugs; garner mindshare and support for a drug-free Singapore; and to co-create preventive solutions and projects with community partners and stakeholders. Schools and youths join the campaign to initiate their own anti-drug projects.
posted by Stephanie Wilding on 2020-11-17 19:36:54
Virtual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
from 2020-12-03 08:00:00 to 2020-12-04 19:30:00
Join us Dec. 3-4, 2020, for the first-ever Virtual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders. This year's virtual conference offers you the choice of packages that include 32 or 64 CE/CMEs at exceptional pricing, view our 2020 program. These packages were also built to provide flexibility to accommodate busy, end of the year schedules, by including on-demand options that can be viewed at any time up to 45 days post-event.

This is the perfect, cost-effective option to top off any last-minute CE/CME credit requirements before the end of the year.


WCSAD All Access with up to 32 CE/CMEs - $150

WCSAD All Access with up to 64 CE/CMEs - $200

This year's conference offers 32 live sessions from 47 industry-leading faculty members, spread out over two days of virtual conference experience.

Join us!

posted by Stephanie Wilding on 2020-11-17 19:23:35
Stephanie Wilding
posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-11-17 12:51:16
The seminar was coordinated by the Founder/President Dr. Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua
posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-11-17 12:38:44

Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF), a non-governmental organization ( NGO), has said the imbalance in the distribution of national wealth was Largely responsible for the rising incidence of a street child.

The President /Founder Dr. Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua, stated this in Street Child Awareness Campaign.

She also said lack of empowerment of the majority in the society has culminated in poverty “making it imperative for the citizenry to attach little importance to the place of value and decency in a battle for survival in a rising competitive environment”

posted by Orsi Feher for Students for Sensible Drug Policy on 2020-11-16 16:35:22
Our October report card is out!

posted by Talklove Africa Foundation on 2020-11-15 21:49:21
Talklove Africa Foundation
posted by African Action on AIDS on 2020-11-15 20:32:59

Our vision is a world where NO ONE IS ALONE, a world where everyone has access to the support and care they need; an Africa where AIDS and opportunistic diseases are eradicated and where women and girls are empowered and educated.


We work to ensure that the youth we serve become agents of their own change and use their knowledge to change their communities.

We reach the youth of sub-Saharan Africa whose lives are affected by AIDS.

We help tomorrow's responsible parents by helping to prepare the youth of today.

We vest youth with the preventive knowledge needed to stay alive and teach them to share that knowledge with their peers.

We build extended family support networks in local villages and communities to deliver education and healthcare to children affected by AIDS.

We create healthcare awareness by building basic health plans with village women and their families. These plans help them to prevent HIV/AIDS, Malaria and water-borne diseases.

posted by African Action on AIDS on 2020-11-15 20:06:07
African Action on AIDS
posted by Seed of Inundation on 2020-11-14 19:14:22
California Bureau of Cannabis Control 2138 Rulemaking Action - Cannabis Regulation Application Process Requirements
posted by UGONMA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-13 11:31:38
posted by Family therapy Therapy Association of the Gambia on 2020-11-11 21:36:07
Family therapy Therapy Association of the Gambia
posted by Drug Policy Coalition of Liberia-DCPL on 2020-11-09 17:24:35

COVID-19 and the Need

for Action on Substance

Abuse in Liberia

posted by Drug Policy Coalition of Liberia-DCPL on 2020-11-09 17:21:27
Road Map to Drug Policy Reform in Liberia
from 2021-01-22 00:00:00 to 2021-02-10 23:59:00
The Drug Policy Coalition of Liberia and partners will organize a one (1) day National Stakeholder Roundtable with key institutions including the National Legislature, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection, Liberia Immigration Service, Liberia National Police and CSOs to identify current challenges, develop concrete actions point, and recommendation to ensure that the current Liberian Drug Law is review and amended to address the issue of evidence base drug prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for substance users in Liberia.
posted by Drug Policy Coalition of Liberia-DCPL on 2020-11-09 16:53:54
Drug Policy Coalition of Liberia-DCPL
posted by Fondazione Villa Maraini on 2020-11-09 15:33:44
Massimo Barra, founder of Villa Maraini, partecipated online as representative of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies at the 3rd intersessional meeting of CND started in Wien on 19th october 2020.

Barra talked about challenges in access to treatment for PWUDs during the COVID-19 pandemic:

“COVID-19 risks to become a ‘perfect excuse’ to justify inaction against people with drug use disorders. Availability of opioid substitution therapy is the 1st step to alleviate human suffering, as we stated in the Rome Consensus 2.0 Declaration. Within this health public warning for Covid-19 governments should also test & treat population for hepatitis C and HIV.

Pandemic crisis should be an opportunity to integrate harm reduction in outreach strategies at all levels."

Sign the Romne Consensus 2.0 clicking on this link:

posted by Ngo World Organization Safety on 2020-11-08 08:14:09
Uskoro u Crnoj Gori (Budva) konferencija svih lidera zemalja u kojima nasa organizacija ima predstavnistva.
posted by FAAAT think & do tank on 2020-11-07 16:20:56
Website with upcoming Toolkit and translations:
posted by FAAAT think & do tank on 2020-11-07 16:18:50
International Cannabis Policy Conference (2018)

Shaping future Cannabis policies: 8 plenary sessions & 5 case study workshops articulated around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

All video recordings:

Detailed program:

posted by FAAAT think & do tank on 2020-11-07 16:18:12
International Cannabis Policy Conference (2018)

Shaping future Cannabis policies: 8 plenary sessions & 5 case study workshops articulated around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

All video recordings:

Detailed program:

posted by FAAAT think & do tank on 2020-11-07 16:15:13
Cannabis & Sustainable development: paving the way for the next decade in Cannabis and Hemp policies. READ THE FINAL REPORT:
posted by FAAAT think & do tank on 2020-11-07 16:13:21 15 minutes video to understand the background and meaning of the WHO recommendations on cannabis and cannabis-related substances:

By Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli and Michael Krawitz, video from the 20th Anniversary special event of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines.

posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-11-05 17:48:29
Dianova participates in the 50th Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly as a representative of the American Drug Policy Coalition ADPC, and demands that addiction services be considered as essential.

The crisis brought on by the pandemic cannot be an excuse to neglect the needs of people in situations of problematic substance use.

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posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-11-05 17:46:49
How Rehab Can Make Life…Tastier!

In a space where Italian cooking tradition becomes a common denominator to foster dialogue, eleven differently-able persons in post-scholar age will receive weekly culinary training from Chef Nicola Ciammella and learn how to cook a full meal menu. At the same time, eight residents of Dianova Italia Onlus Palombara’s therapeutic community will have a one-hundred-hours practical course on how to make pizza from Scuola Mani in Pasta’s Masters Fabio Sociani and Marco Palma.

An example of how the business sector can collaborate with NGOs in favor of vulnerable groups.

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posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-11-05 17:44:29
“Health and drug treatment services continue to fall short of needs and drug-related deaths have increased“. The Ministerial Declaration is definitive, it was approved in March 2019 by senior representatives in the field of drugs/health at the UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

✔️A very worrying situation regarding the scope of treatment.

✔️Numerous challenges for the future.

✔️Update of International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders.

✔️Civil society voices

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posted by Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs on 2020-11-05 17:14:09
VNGOC Informal Members Meeting 1
from 2020-11-30 10:00:00 to 2020-11-30 11:30:00
The board of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs is inviting all members and interested NGOs to participate in an online, informal membership meeting on Monday, 30 November.

In order to accommodate as many time zones as possible the meeting will be held twice:

30 November, 10 am to 11.30 am Central European Time (CET)

30 November, 5 pm to 6.30 pm Central European Time (CET)

The meeting will serve to discuss current issues and exchange updates and information. No formal decisions will be made by the committee.

It will be held online via MS Teams and we kindly ask you to register in order to attend the meeting:

The links will be shared a few days before the meeting.

posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-11-05 13:16:50
Poverty and its types

Poverty is an economic state where people are experiencing scarcity or the lack of certain commodities that are required for the lives of humans like money and material things. Poverty is a multifaceted concept inclusive of social, economic, and political elements.

Meaning and ways of measuring poverty internationally

Being poor differs dramatically across countries, experts have had a difficult time establishing concrete terms to discuss it.

Since the publication of its Human Development Report (1997), the United Nations has defined poverty as the "denial of choices and opportunities most basic to human development to lead a long, healthy, creative life and enjoy a decent standard of living, freedom, self-esteem, and the respect of others."


Kindly visit our website for more publications

Poverty and its types

posted by HPLGBT on 2020-11-04 07:54:17
Key populations have suboptimal knowledge of their HIV status.

There are significant gaps in HIV testing among key populations at higher risk of HIV infection, resulting in suboptimal levels of knowledge of their HIV status. HIV testing is a critical gateway to HIV prevention and treatment services. Without knowledge of HIV status, people cannot access life-prolonging HIV treatment services.

Analysis of data from special surveys shows that, on average, about two thirds of sex workers and gay men and other men who have sex with men globally either had taken an HIV test and received the results within the past 12 months or had previously tested positive for HIV—meaning that about one third did not know their HIV status. This testing gap was even larger for people who inject drugs. These surveys are often conducted where key population-friendly services are available and may overstate overall testing coverage.

posted by African Council on Narcotics on 2020-11-03 11:44:53
DRUG DEATHS (Rekpene Bassey, President African Council on Narcotics - ACON)

This video highlights the death of celebrities who died as a result of drug overdose. Anyone hooked on illicit substances could therefore be the next victim. Your best bet is to SAY NO DRUGS & YES TO LIFE!!!

Click on the link to watch, share with others and subscribe to our YouTube channel

posted by HPLGBT on 2020-11-02 12:04:28
#DoTheMath #FundingForKeyPopulations


posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 10:22:46
Virtual meeting with Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) among users and dealers
posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 10:16:31
Visits/Meetings to Policy, traditional/religious/community leaders to gain their support on issues of concern in the society
posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 10:14:16
Building the capacities of NGOs, Religious/Community leaders, women groups and other stakeholders to make inform choices about their lives.

Skill acquisition programs to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS/Tuberculosis, Computer training, Vocational training.

Seminars/workshops, media campaign, House to House Search on Tuberculosis, Active Case Findings, Counselling and Support to victims of drugs abuse.

posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 09:39:27
As a registered charity, we are committed to delivering a high-quality experience for all those we work with, from individuals using our services to funding organisations and business partners.

We encourage anyone with comments, advice/complaints about our services to contact us.

Ensuring that its staff are aware of the Projects Policy and are clear about their responsibilities when handling, resolving and reporting on Projects

Drawing upon Donors Funding/Partners and feedback to identify how we can improve our services

All of the above and any other rule as may be requested by sponsoring donor, as far as it is not against the Federal Constitution of Nigeria

posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 09:31:38

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has compromised civic space and civil liberties in many countries across the global: governments have been taking drastic measures in the name of citizen’s health and this has led to restriction in the ability of the communities to raise their voice and influence decision-making processes

Although the Freedom of Information bill (FOI) was signed into law in 2011, most states have refused to comply with its provisions, citing none domestications by state assemblies as reason for non-compliance.

The unavailability of credible and reliable database of civil society organizations in Katsina State working on expanding civic space and raising awareness on human rights issues is a major challenge in efficient networking among civil societies working to overcome obstacles of shrinking civic space

posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 06:41:58
Violence against women and girls
La RIOD celebra su XXII Seminario Iberoamericano sobre Drogas y Cooperación: “Políticas de Drogas y Cohesión Social” durante el mes de noviembre de 2020, en formato virtual, tras su suspensión por motivo de la pandemia generada por la Covid-19.

Las fechas del XXII Seminario son: 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 y 24 de noviembre de 2020.

Accede a toda la información sobre el XXII Seminario aquí:

Para que tanto en América Latina como en España sea posible asistir a las el horario será siempre entre las 16:00 y las 19:00 GMT+1 (horario de España).

¡Les esperamos!

XXII Seminario Iberoamericano sobre Drogas y Cooperación
from 2020-11-05 00:00:00 to 2020-11-24 23:59:00
La RIOD celebra su XXII Seminario Iberoamericano sobre Drogas y Cooperación: “Políticas de Drogas y Cohesión Social” durante el mes de noviembre de 2020, en formato virtual,

Las fechas del XXII Seminario son: 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 y 24 de noviembre de 2020.

Accede a toda la información sobre el XXII Seminario aquí:

RIOD is to celebrate its XXII Ibero-American Seminar on Drugs and Cooperation: "Drugs Policies and Social Cohesion" during the month of November 2020, in virtual format.

The dates of the RIOD XXII Seminar are: 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 24 November 2020.

Check the website for more info:

NOTE: Spanish will be the language used throughout the XXII Seminar.

posted by International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) on 2020-10-29 14:13:40
Principles for the responsible legal regulation of cannabis

This Advocacy Note proposes twenty principles that should inform any regulatory framework for cannabis markets, whether for medical or for adult non-medical use.

Read more here:

posted by International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) on 2020-10-29 14:10:04
Cannabis rescheduling: A global introduction

IDPC and TNI offer guidance on WHO's cannabis scheduling recommendations.

posted by John Aikeremiokha on 2020-10-29 14:09:08
John Aikeremiokha
posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-10-28 13:34:48
Speak Up Against Child Abuse!!!

Child Abuse has to do with forcefully harassment of child either sexually or morally and so on . It is also common in some part of the world today .Child abuse is wrong as some children face this act right from childhood and even grow up been abused.

Children have been abused and not speaking up either for fear of been beaten or otherwise as many have been abused and they live with the fear of not speaking up even till now .Many children today faced the act of been abused .

posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-10-27 18:01:45




posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-10-23 11:07:50
Strongly oriented towards mutual aid, the therapeutic community (TC) model is based on a method that pursues cognitive and behavioural change in the person with addictive disorders, and in which group therapy is a fundamental component.

Dianova in collaboration with Proyecto Hombre_ have written this text where they are presented:

✔️the Objectives

✔️Basic Operating Principles

✔️TC-based addiction programmes

✔️Relationship with other Addiction Services, and

✔️Current Challenges

Download complete study

English ➡️

Español ➡️

Français ➡️

Family Physician, Master in International Public Health, Expert

University in Emergencies and Emergencies, University Expert in Drugs, Addictions, Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. Dedicated to researching through international and national studies on cannabis, for a little over 5 years he has started treating patients with medical cannabis, collaborating with associations

cannabis and patients with different ailments from anxiety-depression, pain to cancer. Co-founder of the Cannabio-medicinal and Addictions Association La Aldeílla, Currently, he shares his work in Public Health Institutions together with the Vita Sante Medical Center with the aim of accompanying, treating and rehabilitating patients in need of the use of Medicinal Cannabis for your mental and physical well-being.

I am GMAF President and Legal Representative of GMAF, woman, activist, attorney attorney and Human Rights Defender ;. Since 1998 I began to make visible the reality of the places of confinement, first talking about what was happening there and gradually showing that the internal norm of many States made many people live a double sentence - that of the law and health in these places of confinement.

She trained me on International Law - Human Rights and on the reality of groups in social vulnerability, such as women - gender, sexual diversity, HIV-AIDS, prevention of torture, arbitrary detentions and detentions, mothers with babies in confinement.

My activism led me to participate in international events of the UN, OAS, and as organizations that today we articulate actions in a network, today training me in English to be able to take the voice of the reality of what is lived to international spaces and thus generate new proposals on public policies necessary for the global community.

posted by African Council on Narcotics on 2020-10-19 13:55:21
THE HAMMER MENTALITY YOUTH (Rekpene Bassey, President African Council on Narcotics - ACON)

Success in life and genuine wealth do not just happen. You have to work for them, for as the saying goes; there is dignity in labour. Please get yourself something dignifying to do. The hammer mentality is self-destruct.

Click on this link to watch and kindly share and subscribe to this video on our YouTube channel.

Thank you for watching.

posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-10-19 09:45:38
As we celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, how far are we really from achieving this objective?

✔️The current situation and the dramatic impact of Covid-19

✔️Women and children are suffering most

✔️The efforts of the Dianova network

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posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-10-19 09:38:07
“The future we want, the United Nations we need”: The UN is called to reinvent itself in order to confront present and future challenges.

- The future we want.

- Global conversation.

- Tackling challenges through cooperation.

- Role of civil society.

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posted by Dalgarno Institute on 2020-10-19 06:30:59
Drug Policy: Building or Demolishing Community Resilience? Changing the Narrative.

Unpacking unhelpful subjective narratives being used to re-frame Drug Policy to unhelpful community ends. Community, family, and particularly children safety, health and well-being should be enhanced, not diminished by Drug Policy interpretations.

“There was never any wording that was spoken to this one way or another, and it’s something we’ll have to address as we see something coming from the federal or provincial levels," he said.

He said the city is hesitant to put any new bylaws into place now, as both consultations and guidelines from the province regarding the management of marijuana are starting later this fall.

“It’s very difficult for municipalities to put out any current zoning info one way or another without having a full breadth of what the legislative changes will be," he said.

Kristen Calis is a reporter with Metroland Media Group’s Durham Region Division. She can be reached at . Follow on Twitter and Facebook


Tiara also believes regulations — ones that consider the needs of all involved — are needed for the successful operation of vaping lounges.

She said she's shared her plans for opening up the lounge with Durham police officers, and has told her local councillors.

Durham Regional Police Const. George Tudos said if the shop were selling marijuana, it would definitely be illegal.

“There’s so many different things that we would have to look into,” he said. “It would be something that would be under our radar, making sure it’s not in contravention of the law. We want to make sure everyone is working within the parameters of the law.”

Kyle Bentley, Pickering’s director of city development and chief building official, said at the time, there is no wording within the city’s zoning bylaws that specifically address permissible uses associated with cannabis.


McLean is skeptical whether the lounge will even be able to operate, and believes the city has to start working on regulations surrounding marijuana.

He said if marijuana becomes legalized as planned, “(a vapour lounge) should be licensed, it should be regulated, it should be in designated areas where it could operate."

He does not believe the lounge suits a plaza, especially in a neighbourhood with families living nearby.

“I have to be the bearer of the bad news for them, but even if it was legal, I’d have a real issue with it," he said. "Even if you want to equate it to a liquor-licensed establishment, there’s regulations on them.”


Marijuana is supposed to be legal in Canada as of next July. Since 2015, medical marijuana users can smoke in many spaces where smoking cigarettes is otherwise banned.

“Medical marijuana you can smoke almost anywhere,” said Tiara. “Still, it’s very frowned upon. From Oshawa to Pickering, there are a lot of medical marijuana patients who have nowhere to go.”

“We’re really trying to follow the law to the best of our ability,” she said.

But it's a difficult area, one on which many seem unclear, as medical marijuana users can light up just about anywhere in Ontario, and legalization legislation is coming down the pipe.

To McLean, the bottom line is smoking weed is not legal in Canada at this time, and he does not feel the lounge is appropriate.

“I think it’s more of a social thing, as opposed to a medicine thing,” he said of the lounge.


Tiara is a medical marijuana user for insomnia and anxiety, as well as lower back pain from a snowboarding fall she can't shake.

“At the end of the day, it’s extremely beneficial for so many different things,” she said.

Annelene is a physiotherapist, and believes in a healthy, holistic lifestyle.

The couple recently met a woman who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She was interested in consuming medical marijuana, but didn’t want to consume it around her children.

“This place is for people exactly like her,” said Annelene, co-CEO.

Tiara said it’s also for those who cannot smoke in areas that do not allow smoking — a condo building perhaps — and don’t want to smoke out on the street.


“As much as I know they’re going to run a tight ship, outside those doors who knows what’s going to happen here?” said Ward 2 Regional Councillor Bill McLean.

He had asked city staff at an executive committee meeting to look into regulating such establishments.

Tiara, a University of Toronto graduate, spent her entire years at school focusing on cannabis and legislation. She found there were many lounges in Toronto, which they would visit, and noted they only know of one vape lounge in Durham, which is no longer in operation. It seemed to have operated under the radar.

“We wanted to take a different approach,” said Tiara, the company’s CEO. “We didn’t want that sketchy vibe that often goes along with cannabis.”


The lounge will allow people to smoke from a pricey vape — specifically, Volcano vaporizers — which the couple said is one of the healthiest methods of cannabis consumption. Members can also rent bongs and pipes if they prefer.

Air purifiers will help clear the air. Cannabis merchandise such as bongs, pipes, and grinders, as well as snacks and refreshments, will also be for sale.

But there will be no cannabis sold on the premises. Visitors have to bring their own, must be 19 or older and cannot drink alcohol on site.

While the Sillets encourage people with medical marijuana licenses to consume the drug on the premises, they will not be checking these licenses at the door.

While the couple insists many locals, including nearby business owners, seem to be on board, at least one person has a problem with the establishment.


Pickering vape lounge will allow members to smoke pot in relaxing environment

Holistic vape lounge Natural Budz opening its doors on Oct. 21

By Kristen Calis

Pickering News Advertiser

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PICKERING — A Pickering couple has high hopes for the opening of their holistic vape lounge that allows marijuana users to smoke cannabis in a comfortable environment.

Tiara Sillet, born and raised in Pickering, and her wife, Annelene Sillet, are holding the grand opening of Natural Budz on Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon to midnight, when people can get in for free.

The Krosno Boulevard business will offer daily, weekly and monthly memberships, which include entry to the lounge plus the use of vaporizers. Cannabis meditation sessions will take place Friday afternoons.


posted by Youth RISE on 2020-10-16 11:54:37
YouthRISE, both on our own and in conjunction with other groups, work to produce tools and resources relating to drug policy and harm reduction for use by a wide range of people from young people who use drugs, youth advocates and leaders, as well as other stakeholders, such as media, law enforcement, educators etc. We apply our first-hand experience and knowledge of the issues facing young people who use drugs and combine it with our expertise in drug policy and harm reduction to produce harm reduction materials, from guidelines, articles and other papers to flyers, posters and stickers. Our aim is for these resources to positively impact, either directly or indirectly, the health and well-being of young people who use drugs, through aiding them in advocacy work, local community mobilisation, education of stakeholders, and these resources directed towards them and the people they interact with.
posted by Youth RISE on 2020-10-16 11:53:39
We actively advocate and support the recognition and upholding of human rights for all people who use drugs, and are involved in the drug market, particularly all youth involved. We do this through attending conferences and organizing events that promote the awareness of the lack of human rights that young people who use drugs have, and through supporting youth organizations and individuals that work on the ground to ensure the human rights of young PWUD are recognized.
posted by Youth RISE on 2020-10-16 11:48:57
We advocate for and assist in the provision of Full Spectrum Harm Reduction, which incorporates all of the people who use drugs, and all of the methods with which they use them, as well as all of the political, social, and environmental contexts surrounding this. It aims to include and account for the diversity of factors at play when we consider all forms of drug use and all of the people who use drugs globally.

The main guiding principles of Full Spectrum Harm Reduction remain the same as traditional Harm Reduction models. The aim is to keep people who use drugs safe and to minimize the harm associated with drug use. By incorporating a wider number of forms of drug use and a wider number of factors associated with drug use we hope to further reduce stigma, discrimination, and inhumane situations people who use drugs find themselves in.

posted by Youth RISE on 2020-10-16 11:23:44
Part 2 of our new harm reduction video series: How to Avoid an Opiate Overdose:

We made this video in 2012, but opiate overdose is still a very prominent problem among people who use drugs. This video gives an overview of what causes an opiate overdose, how to recognize one, and some simple tips on how to avoid it. #overdoseawareness #overdose #overdoseprevention

posted by Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation on 2020-10-14 23:21:50
After two years of #cannabis legalization in #Canada, the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation & the University of Toronto examined the race and gender of Canadian cannabis industry leaders to assess if an equitable cannabis market was achieved.

Research found that #diversity is sorely lacking, as historically over-criminalized #Black and #Indigenous people, as well as #women, are underrepresented.

Read the policy brief here:

posted by African Council on Narcotics on 2020-10-13 16:14:18

This video addresses issues in the COVID-19 Pandemic, substance abuse and depression tendencies.

Viewers interested in the activities of the African Council on Narcotics (ACON) are welcome to indicate their interest as volunteers or sponsors.

Kindly click on the link to watch with your friends and family, share with others and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

posted by HPLGBT on 2020-10-13 12:42:24
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posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-10-09 20:23:39
International Day of the Girl Child

If the future of the girl-child is not properly built, the future of the country will be in ruins.

We all need to be committed to raising our girl-child and not neglecting the girl-child.

A girl child needs to be confident of her tomorrow and that can only happen where there is a right and safe environment, where she can dream at night and not have nightmares, where she can spread her wings and fly beyond limits.


posted by Youth RISE on 2020-10-09 18:54:42
Part 1 of our new harm reduction video series: Full Spectrum Harm Reduction

Our Mission Statement: Youth RISE mobilizes youth to be engaged in full spectrum harm reduction and drug policy reform to promote health and human rights.

So what is 'Full Spectrum Harm Reduction'? Learn about it in this video we shot as part of a small grants project in 2017, with the incredible Brun González.

posted by Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs on 2020-10-09 12:10:18
This week the CND held an intersessional meeting on the WHO recommendations on cannabis and cannabis related substances. In case you missed the meeting, we posted a summary including all civil society statements and videos on our website:
posted by Orsi Feher for Students for Sensible Drug Policy on 2020-10-08 18:03:59
We opened our International office in Vienna and welcomed 6 six new chapters in September! Read more here:
posted by Rohksh Foundation on 2020-10-08 17:20:42
posted by Rohksh Foundation on 2020-10-08 17:19:57
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posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-10-07 18:08:55
Interpersonal Trust as a Protective Factor for Mental Health

At what point do we stop making time for something as essential as connecting with each other?

Article from the Novasalud journal, 2020 edition – Novasalud is a center dedicated to providing specialized services in mental health and addiction through a multidisciplinary team.

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posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-10-07 18:06:51
Individualism as a Barrier to Drug Reform

Understanding that individualism is as much a tool as an objective statement of fact, is vital when deciding on what drug policy to adopt.

By Michael Hepworth, Dianova Institutional Relations Department.

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posted by National Anti-Drug Union on 2020-10-07 11:29:15
On October 6, the National Anti-Drug Union held a side-event

Youth Participation in Drug Use Prevention: a way to build healthy and prosperous communities and societies, held in Vienna on the sidelines of the 2020 OSCE-wide Conference on Combating the Threat of Illicit Drugs and the Diversion of Chemical Precursors. The side event was held in an online format. Nikita Lushnikov presented a set of anti-drug programs Drug Free, which the Union uses in its work and informs about cooperation with partners of foreign countries. Head of the Union's youth movement Valeria Polyakova made a report on working with young people to prevent the use of psychoactive substances, which are rapidly spreading around the world. The presentations reflected the specifics of the implementation of the Drug Free program package in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic.

posted by Youth RISE on 2020-10-06 15:54:05
Tuesdays are for resource sharing! Here is a Guide for Delivering Youth-Led Peer Education, that we helped produce. It is a key resource for anyone interested in peer education!

posted by Drug Policy Futures on 2020-10-06 08:46:00
Drug Policy Futures has published the report "People's Voice - The Roar of the Silent Majority". The report looks back and points at the achievements and the failures of global drug policies since 2009 and concludes that not all is bad, but it's not all good either.

Furthermore, the report analyses the international drug policy discourse and concludes that flawed discourse has stifled progress in the last decade. Beyond false dichotomies, there is a third way into the future for drug policy.

Towards the end "People's Voice" recommends 13 areas of action that governments should prioritize in order to reduce drug-related harm.

Webinar on Hybrid Warfare - Emerging Paradigms and Challenges in the World Order
from 2020-10-17 15:00:00 to 2020-10-17 17:00:00
The International Organization for Educational Development “IOED” - an International / Intergovernmental organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations since 2020, working on Diplomatic relations, Educational Development (Research & Training), Cultural Relationship, Economic Cooperation and Security issues is organizing International Virtual Conference on 17th October, 2020 (Saturday) from 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM Indian Standard Time on Hybrid Warfare – Emerging Paradigms and Challenges in the Global World Order. Register at
posted by Criminologists Society of J&K on 2020-10-04 07:47:23
Sankhya International, is organizing a lecture series on the following theme:

Understanding Secrets of Life: Biological quandaries of Human Behaviour, its exploration, future theorizing and significance of reconsidering the improbable with various sub themes relevant to UNODC and all those associated with NGO Market place. This will help you organization and all senior functionaries of your organization in helping them understand the reasons of some crimes including Drug related crimes and revise strategies to control it.

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posted by Youth RISE on 2020-10-03 15:59:51
Read our new blog post here:

Youth RISE’s summary of the WHO-Civil Society Dialogue on youth participation in planning and decision making processes.

posted by Criminologists Society of J&K on 2020-10-02 20:32:32
Understanding Secrets of Life: Biological quandaries of Human Behaviour, its exploration, future theorizing and significance of reconsidering the improbable.
from 2020-11-20 00:00:00 to 2020-11-22 17:30:00
Mr. Rameshwar Singh Jamwal, President Criminologists Society will deliver a series of lectures on this unique concept for three consecutive days.


1. Yogic Crime Theory: Changing Criminal Behaviours- A Mass Genetic and Behaviour Engineering Model-Possibility in the realm of impossible.

2. United Nations Sustainable Development goals-The endeavour, its relevance and achievement through Indian Philosophical Thought.

3. Tackling White and Blue Collar Criminality in Corporate Sector, Minimizing student and youth offending, Reinforcing Good Behaviour in Education and Prison Sectors, Fighting the Drug menace through Individual and collective strides- Capsulizing the crime problem.

This will help the world and many sectors of society like corporate world, Criminal Justice administration system, Education sector and many others affected by crime in changing behaviours by using his unique concept of mind control and behaviour change.

posted by Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs on 2020-10-02 11:11:05
CND Reconvened
from 2020-12-03 00:00:00 to 2020-12-04 23:59:00
Reconvened Sixty-third session
posted by Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs on 2020-10-02 11:09:08
CND themati intersessional
from 2020-10-19 00:00:00 to 2020-10-21 23:59:00
The 3rd intersessional meeting of the 63rd session of the Commission will take place from 19-21 October 2020 and will include thematic sessions on the implementation of all international drug policy commitments, following-up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration.
posted by Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs on 2020-10-02 11:06:02
We are happy to announce the speakers for the upcoming #CND intersessional on the #WHO recommendations on cannabis and the thematic intercessional later in October. See attached files for the complete list.
posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-09-30 13:25:23
Just Concluded ASYARFS Touching Lives in Ndokwa, Delta State Distributing Food Items and Vitamin Angels Supplements to the Muslim and Christian Local Communities admist COVID-19 Pandemic.

posted by Kijiji Yeetu on 2020-09-30 12:17:30
Police join the process of citizen security engagement towards Nairobi County Action Plan to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism at Kempisinki Hotel, Nairobi #KijijiYeetu
posted by International Association of Lions Clubs on 2020-09-29 17:20:31
International Association of Lions Clubs
posted by Dalgarno Institute on 2020-09-29 03:17:32
The Vaping debacle continues, with many jurisdictions rethinking this failed harm reduction tool. Some banning, Some choosing 'On Prescription' only models for tobacco use.

Vaping Information Resource

posted by Youth RISE on 2020-09-28 17:46:43
New blog post!

Financing the Strengthening of Organizations/Financiamiento Para el Fortalecimiento de las Organizaciones.

This blog gives an update on the Small Grants projects of our International Working Group Members in Latin America (Argentina and Peru).

Read the full blog post in both Spanish and English here:



posted by Youth RISE on 2020-09-27 20:09:46
YouthRISE engages in regular advocacy work at a number of conferences as well as attending sessions of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs. This advocacy work is done to voice the issues young people who use drugs face across the world, such as barriers to healthcare, human rights violations, absence of objective information and education on drugs and other risks and harms caused by the war on drugs. We do this by taking people who have been working with us through youth engagement to represent their region, and the young people who use drug within their region, in the international arena. Through our involvement in the Commission on Narcotic Drugs we are a member of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Civil Society Task Force, a network of Civil Society groups which aims to increase the involvement of NGOs and Civil Society Groups in International advocacy, particularly relating to drug policy and UNODC’s thematic areas of work.
posted by Drug Free Australia on 2020-09-25 12:28:09
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posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-09-25 11:31:37
Covid-19 negative impacts

Covid-19 have plunged many citizens of the nation into recession. Unemployment and salary deduction are parts of the negative impacts of covid-19, mortality rate have also increased rapidly.

Due to the pandemic there have been increased waste and the reduction of recycling. Students could not go to school, they could not proceed with their academic sessions and they were asked to stay back home. No business/school/office work and salaries.

During the covid-19 lockdown, cases of gender based violence were reported, teenage pregnancy, rape cases, cyber crimes, fake news was also rampant due to idleness.

The education system was debilitated, less manufacturing ability, limited international transactions in the aspect of export and import. The airlines also stopped working and could not pay their workers then sack some of their workers.

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