The Special Senate Committee on Illegal Drugs formed on April 11, 2000 and began hearings in October 2000. The scope of the committee was narrowed to the study of cannabis laws. The committee's final report was issued on September 4, 2002 and strongly supported the legalization of cannabis. To learn more, click here.
A cannabis reader: global issues and local experiences
EMCDDA, Lisbon, June 2008
(The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction)
The EMCDDA’s cannabis monograph addresses one basic question. How can I find quality information on cannabis, amid all the bias and opinion?
The monograph is divided into two volumes:
The first volume centres on political, legislative, commercial and social developments relating to cannabis. Its core audience thus comprises policymakers, sociologists, historians, journalists and those involved in enforcement.
The second volume is targeted at drugs professionals working in the fields of treatment, prevention and healthcare
Download as PDF:
Volume 1 (English, 3 MB),
Volume 2 (English, 1.5 MB),
Full version (English, 4 MB)
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Cannabis is less dangerous than alcohol or tobacco, according to a major review published by the EU drugs agency.
27 June 2008 - The Irish Examiner