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“Your leaves of green, your purples and blue/ Has cured little kids, and old women too/ And I say to myself, what a wonderful herb!” (Damian and Stephen Marley, ‘Medication’). According to the Brazilian government, there is no such thing as medical cannabis, despite all the evidence presented in the medical literature. Source: Wikimedia Commons/Author: Tomaz Silva.
29 July 2022
David Strang is the chair of the Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce, which was originally set up in 2019.
21 July 2022
Women in Indonesia are targeted more often by the police, and have been incarcerated at higher rates than men in the past few years. Photo: MIA Studio
15 July 2022
On the left, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with Gilberto Gil, then Minister of Culture. On the (far-)right, President Jair Bolsonaro, who dissolved the Ministry of Culture in the first year of his administration. Sources: Agencia Publica/Palacio do Planalto/Wikimedia Commons.
4 July 2022
Seed of Hope, a group of people who use drugs in an OST program, using art therapy as a means of developing resilience and talent. Programme funded by the GITOC Resilience Fund.
30 June 2022
Shoes of loved ones who have died through the opiate epidemic in the city at presentation on The International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) 2020. Source: Wandering views
21 June 2022
A photo of the Ronda ng Kababaihan women. Author's photos.
14 June 2022
Photos courtesy of Yes on Measure 110
9 June 2022
The movement for gay marriage in the UK was successful despite party opposition, and a Conservative government that seemed (on the surface) to be opposed to change. Source: Ink Drop
30 May 2022