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There is tremendous gap between policy-makers in Vienna and the reality on the ground. So far in eyes of many activists, the INCB have been the bad guys. However, now that the science is being put back into policy by the WHO – an actor external to the UNODC, it is quite possible this process could be the catalyst for the legwork of educating decision-makers about reality and stakes on the ground. […]
A potential class action lawsuit is brewing amongst people denied entry to music festivals after a sniffer dog “indication”, despite not carrying any drugs. At least five people were denied entry to the Above and Beyond event in Sydney on the weekend, with one person being given a six month suspension. […]
Festival goers have been banned from Olympic Park in Sydney for six months by police despite not committing any offence in what has been labelled a ‘serious abuse of police powers.’ NSW police followed through on their threat earlier in the week that at the Above & Beyond festival on Saturday they would ban revellers if a dog reacted positively, even if no drugs were found. […]
Festivalgoers are being urged to report instances of being turned away from ‘Above & Beyond’ festival via a social media campaign run by the Greens party. “If NSW police go ahead with their plan to deny entry to people at ‘Above and Beyond’ even after a false positive, we’ll be seeing them back in court next week,” according to the Sniff Off campaign posted on their Facebook page. […]