Stigma & Discrimination related to Substance Abuse: Deconstructing sophism’s towards Humanitarian Public Policies

Over the past few decades, international research has documented that stigma and discrimination are one of the major barriers to care in the field of drug abuse worldwide. Objective: To show the findings of the international literature about specific populations that experience stigma or discrimination as one of the main barriers to care for substance abuse as well as to account for the development of public policies against stigma in mental health and addictions in consonance with goals 3, 10 and 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Historical Reclassification of Cannabis at the United Nations

The Historical Reclassification of Cannabis at the United Nations This day, December 2, 2020, will be remembered as the historic day when the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) showed that it still retains credibility and relevance. During the reconvened 63rd session it voted on the recommendations of the World Health Organization (Committee of…

Joint statement on access and safe use of medicines

Joint Statement of Knowmad Institut & Nierika AC for public consultation: WHO Guideline on ensuring balanced national policies for access and safe use of medicines [aux_button label=”DOWNLOAD PDF” size=”medium” icon_align=”?Over” color_name=”dark-gray” border=”” style=”” icon=”pen” link=”https://knowmadinstitut.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Joint-Statement-of-Knowmad-Institut-Nierika-AC-for-public-consultation_-WHO-Guideline-on-ensuring-balanced-national-policies-for-access-and-safe-use-of-medicines.pdf” target=”_blank”] The European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science – Knowmad Institut – and the Multidisciplinary Association…

Medicinal Plants: From Sanitary Fallacy to Medicine of the Future

This contribution is a brief review of the prohibition of psychoactive substances, mainly of medicinal plants at an international level, finding that the westernization of knowledge presents one of the obstacles when applying ancestral knowledge about herbal medicines.
In addition, it looks at the intersections between the fourth industrial revolution, the use of psychedelics and mental health.

Keywords: Psychedelics, Mental Health, Human Rights

Debate on Cannabis Regulation in El Salvador. A few observations.

By Ricardo Langlois, Special Advisor of the Knowmad Institut On Thursday, April 11, two thousand nineteen, a proposal was presented for the reform of the control policy of Cannabis L., popularly known as marijuana, which seeks to reform Art. 3 literal E of the Regulatory Law on Drugs (LERARD, for its Spanish acronym), and seeks…

Launch of the #RethinkProcess

The largest International Process of Reflection and Action for Knowledge Nomads was launched in Vienna. On December 15, 2019, with an exclusive presentation in Vienna, the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Sciences – Knowmad Institut, started the international process, #RethinkProcess, which has in its first stage 10 institutions from 8 countries…

Anthropological Reflections on Medicalization

Its possible to study pain, chronic illness and death from different angles, apart from the biomedical approach, or the perspectives and models of psychology, the palliative and terminal care view, and even more so, to the branch of medicine that scientifically studies pain and its treatment, algology.

Getting Factual: Pros and Cons of Cannabis Consumption

By Laurice Wardini, Author of Loud Cloud Health The general population appears to be changing the attitude toward consuming cannabis. Over the last century or so, there was the constant prejudice that its main use was to get “high.” The main propeller for this change was decades of experiments and high-end research, which eventually led…

Know the Novel Foods

I. What are Novel Foods?1 The term Novel Foods was born in Europe and their regulation was established for the first time in the Regulation 258/97 of the European Parliament and the European Council on January 27th 1997. This regulation defines Novel Foods as those foods and ingredients which have not been commercialized at a…

Sacred Plants and Mental Health in Latin America

Sacred plants have a number of phenomena that revolve around their ritual and medicinal use, as
well as being seen as carrying a bond with the sphere of the sacred. México is the country that has
the greatest diversity of sacred plants in the Americas because its indigenous groups have a
magical-religious relationship with them.
In the beginning of the study of sacred plants, psilocybin, mescaline and ergotamine began to be
classified as classical psychedelics, this categorization was of great help to psychiatry and
neuroscience in the 1950s and 1960s.