On 27th September at 18:00 pm. it took place the launch of the book Disproportionate Systems. Disproportion and economic costs, human and institutional policy on drugs in Argentina, authored by Alejandro Corda, member of the research team of Intercambios and the UBACyT project “Public policy of drug control in Latin America.” The book was edited jointly with Intercambios Civil Association and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. The event was hold in the auditorium of [...]
Conclusions and Perspectives “Next year we hope to be evaluating the implementation of a new Drug Law” Graciela Touzé, president of Intercambios, expressed this in the closing remarks of the 10th Conference on Drug Policy that took place this past June 7th in the Senate of the Nation. Throughout the conference it was clear that the officials at the national level are in agreement over decriminalization, that the representatives have come to a consensus on a proposal, and that there [...]
There are eight bills under discussion to reform the Drug Law 23.737 and seven with important similarities to each other. Most of them aim to reduce the weight of the criminal law, especially in terms of drug users. Several proposals even include smaller players in trafficking.
The 10th National Conference on Drug Policies concluded “It is crucial for decriminalization that the Health System be ready to receive drug-users” This was stated by João Castel-Branco Goulão, Coordinator of the Portuguese Center for Drugs and Alcohol and who carried out the regulated decriminalization model which has a success in that country since 2001. Castel-Branco Goulão spoke at the closure of the 10th National Conference on Drug Policies which, organized by the civil association Intercambios, took place today in [...]
This was the conclusion of the panel “What social and health care do we need?” after analyzing the situation of the boys, girls, and adolescents in vulnerable situations, drug users of the urban outskirts and of people deprived of their liberty. The discussion was developed this afternoon during the 10thNational conference on Drug Policy, organized by Intercambios Civil Association in the National Senate“. (Buenos Aires, 6/7/12; 5:00 pm) The need to focus on social health care the problems related to [...]
“What Drug Law do we need?” Through this slogan, a “villero” priest, a judge, a psychologist and an activist in cannabis questioned congress members who have written various projects in order to reform the Drug Law 23.737. This debate took place in the first panel discussion of the 10th National Conference on Drug Policies which took place Thursday, 7th June in the “Salón Azul” of the National Senate (Senado de la Nación) and was organized by the civil association Intercambios. [...]
In the opening of the 10th National Conference on Drug Policy in the Senate of the Nation, representatives from the Ministry of Security, the Ministry of Labor and SEDRONAR agreed that the new law should not persecute users, whose attention should be approached as a health issue. Graciela Touzé, president of Intercambios, emphasized the role of the campaign 15 ideas for a new drug law, whose objective is to support these initiatives that are being reflected in the projects addressed [...]
Centered around the proposals of the campaign “15 Ideas for a New Drug Law” and in conjunction with the current debates on reforming the drug law, the civil association Intercambios is organizing the 10th Conference on Drug Policy, which will take place next Thursday, June 7th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the Salon Azul of the Chamber of Senators, Hipolito Yrigoyen 1849, City of Buenos Aires. (Buenos Aires, June 1st, 2012) In a situation marked by the debate [...]