EMCDDA webinar: Cannabis control approaches across Europe

Description: The second in our cannabis webinar series will focus on the debate around cannabis control approaches across Europe. It will aim to clarify concepts such as depenalisation, decriminalisation and legalisation.

Background: Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Europe and globally. Responses are becoming more varied and complex, more jurisdictions in the Americas allow production and sale, and a few countries in Europe examine options of controlled supply, while others reduce the penalties for offences. An increasing range of novel forms of the drug is now seen on the market. Most health and social concerns remain focused on cannabis consumption.

Objectives: This webinar will include discussions with key experts on the current debate in some European countries on models of cannabis control and their implications.

A conversation with:

  • Tom Blickman, Senior Project Officer at the Transnational Institute (TNI), The Netherlands
  • Karen Mamo, Researcher, Master of Science in Addiction Studies with the University of Malta, Malta
  • Sabrina Molinaro, National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Chairperson: Brendan Hughes

Closing remarks: Alexis Goosdeel

Format: EMCDDA opening remarks, guided discussion with panellists, Q&A with attendees.

Date and time: 27 October,12.00–13.30 Lisbon time (13.00–14.30 CET).
Length: 1.5 hours.

Participants: The webinar is open to EMCDDA staff members, the Reitox network and external individuals. Participation is possible upon registration, after which you will receive a link to connect.

A recording of this webinar is available in our Media library.

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