Today, Friday 10 December 2021 is International Human Rights Day. Over the years we have often been asked the question: “What is the connection between Cannabis legalisation and Human Rights – surely it is a stretch to connect the two, considering all the very grave threats to our Human Rights across the world?”
Fields of Green for ALL’s answer has always been the same: Issues around Cannabis legalisation and the barriers to constitutionally sound law reform mirror most, if not all, issues faced in upholding our Human Rights internationally.
Our biggest challenge remains the police and the continued criminalisation of our use, cultivation and trade in Cannabis. The continued war on people who use drugs is a global catastrophe and it is our obligation as activists to keep abreast of the conversation for change. We highly recommend this webinar recording: Who Polices the Police? produced by Open Society Foundation.