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Lithuanian Seimas Committee on Legal Affairs approved the bill on decriminalization of cannabis

On Wednesday, 23 November, the Seimas Committee on Legal Affairs approved amendments to the Administrative and Criminal Code that propose to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis without intent to distribute
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The Regional Commission on Drug Policy calls for support of the bill by Lithuanian Seimas on decriminalization of possession of cannabis

ECECACD visit to Lithuania on November 2-4, 2022 The delegation of the ECECACD visited the Republic of Lithuania on November 2-4, 2022. During the visit Commissioners engaged in a dialogue
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Why we came together

The ECECACD was created in 2021 by leaders from the region, former high-level politicians, diplomats, scientists, philanthropists to advocate for evidence-based, human rights oriented drug policy in the EECA region. https://youtu.be/hvUKGlaGhwA
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Health impact of the war in Ukraine

International AIDS Conference, Montreal, July 29-August 2, 2022 Media Roundtable: The Russian invasion of Ukraine: implications for the delivery of  HIV, TB and Hepatitis services in the Eastern European and
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Members of the ECECACD have visited the Kyrgyz Republic

Members of the Eastern and Central European and Central Asian Commission on Drug Policy (ECECACD) have last week visited the Kyrgyz Republic. The Commissioners met with Government representatives including Mr.
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Former President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski to launch the Eastern and Central European and Central Asian Commission on Drug Policy (ECECACD)

Thursday November 18, 2021, (Warsaw, Poland)— A group of distinguished personalities from the Eastern European and Central Asian region led by the Former President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski,  today launched the  Eastern and Central
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Abandoning repressive drug policies will save € 12.34 billion in four EECA countries and will curb the HIV/AIDS epidemic

The Economist Intelligence Unit and the Alliance for Public Health presented a study based on research and modelling in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. It is the first such study in
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