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Beer and spiked wine jumpstarted civilization

Brian C. Muraresku’s just-released book Immortality Key: The Secret History of a Religion with No Name explores the history of how psychoactive substances shaped the development of Christianity and Western…

Switzerland set to launch cannabis regulation pilots in 2021

By Christoph Schindler, GREA  – Groupement Romand d’Etudes des Addictions While Prohibition remains in place in Switzerland, law enforcement is rather progressive compared to other latitudes: Using cannabis in public spaces attracts…

Is Morocco’s cannabis landrace the way forward?

By Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy, CNRS-Prodig, Geopium Hashish from kif/beldia and Critical cannabis in the Ketama area, Rif region, Morocco. Source: Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy – www.geopium.org Morocco has reportedly been one the world’s leading…

Toward gender equality in harm reduction: Innovations in Ukraine, India and Indonesia

By Claudia Stoicescu, Consultant at IDPC & Postdoctoral Researcher at Columbia University Women who use and inject drugs continue to be left behind. Compared to men who use drugs, women…

Coca growers in Latin America need support, now

By Marianne Coulavin, Student – MA Program ‘Policies and Practices in International Organizations’, Sciences Po Grenoble* As almost all coca leaf markets have been severely disrupted by the pandemic situation…