Based on the disastrous “War on Drugs” doctrine, current international drug policies are a fundamental aspect of today’s crisis at the level of democracy, economics and the environment. These policies affect our society as a whole and not just the millions of cannabis consumers who are persecuted all over the world.
Hemp, in all its components and potential uses, is a natural resource to be used by fully conscious and responsible adults
Hemp, in all its components and potential uses, is a natural resource to be used by fully conscious and responsible adults. The war declared more than 70 years ago against this plant and its consumers, represents one of the bleakest pages in the history of modern politics.
Contemporary society includes a vast community of cannabis consumers made up of people of different generations as well as socio-economic and ideological backgrounds. Yet, this community is constantly stigmatized and subjected to discrimination. This often “silent” community largely supports harm reduction strategies and promotes a conscious use of cannabis.
An improved legal framework to regulate hemp would foster a reduction of public debt and deal a huge blow to transnational narcotics rings
An improved legal framework to regulate hemp and its by-products would foster a reduction of public debt -providing large revenues for the State-, reduce the cost of state security, and revitalize the economy through the development of its flourishing integrated industry. It would also deal a huge blow to transnational narcotics rings and their money laundering activities which have a devastating impact on the European economy and its
Organizations like Encod, TNI or FAC, among others, propose an associative model for Europe adapted to each state’s legislation
In order to finally put an end to this nonsensical “War on Hemp” and its harmful effects on society it is necessary to straight to the roots of the problem. Besides cultural and political campaigns aimed at re-legitimizing cannabis and its consumers, what needs to be addressed is the relationship between growers and consumers. To achieve this, international organizations such as Encod and TNI or the Spanish FAC, among others, propose an associative model for Europe adapted to each state’s legislation, to which Assonabis adheres from the beginning.
The changes in the drug policies of some American states, Uruguay and the USA in particular, over the last few months has seen the production and sale of cannabis being legalized, leading us to believe that there is hope for the future. This “American wave” present the hemp plant with an enormous oportunity to be reconsidered globally by both public opinion and governments, and marks a historic turning point in international drug policies.