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Traditional, Cultural and Indigenous Rights and the Legal Regulation of Drugs

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September 23, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Add to Calendar September 23, 2020 11:30 am September 23, 2020 1:00 pm America/New_York Traditional, Cultural and Indigenous Rights and the Legal Regulation of Drugs

For the second webinar, we dive into how the structures upholding the ‘war on drugs’ are rooted in racism and imperialism. For over 60 years, prohibition-based drug policies have disproportionately impacted BIPOC and people in the Global South, through racially targeted law enforcement, mass incarceration, crop spraying and crop eradication. Yet in many parts of the world, the growing and taking of drugs is central to people’s culture.
Join us to explore how the legal regulation of drugs can instead ensure cultural, traditional and indigenous rights are placed at the heart of drug policy, and help Leave No One Behind in efforts to achieve the SDGs.

Speakers
Sai Lone, Senior Adviser at Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum
Ras Iya V, Chair of Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association
Patricia Chulver Benítez, Executive Director, Fundación Acción Semilla
Vicki Hanson, Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Centre for Cannabis Research

Chaired by Dania Putri from the Transnational Institute

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Health Poverty Action

For the second webinar, we dive into how the structures upholding the ‘war on drugs’ are rooted in racism and imperialism. For over 60 years, prohibition-based drug policies have disproportionately impacted BIPOC and people in the Global South, through racially targeted law enforcement, mass incarceration, crop spraying and crop eradication. Yet in many parts of the world, the growing and taking of drugs is central to people’s culture.
Join us to explore how the legal regulation of drugs can instead ensure cultural, traditional and indigenous rights are placed at the heart of drug policy, and help Leave No One Behind in efforts to achieve the SDGs.

Speakers
Sai Lone, Senior Adviser at Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum
Ras Iya V, Chair of Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association
Patricia Chulver Benítez, Executive Director, Fundación Acción Semilla
Vicki Hanson, Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Centre for Cannabis Research

Chaired by Dania Putri from the Transnational Institute

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