Drugs – Policies and Practices
Issue topic – Are laws within the interest of citizens?
Jaka Bitenc is activist of the Slovenia Cannabis Social Club (SKSK) and together with other SKSK members he is fighting for change of law for cannabis in Slovenia, for which he thinks it’s senseless, as well as wider in the Balkans. He uses cannabis oil to resolve diabetes consequences, from which he suffers in the past 23 years. In this interview done by Zarir Simrin, Jaka speaks about his personal experiences with medical cannabis and about activities of SKSK.
In 2012 Diogenis Association took the initiative to set up a project on Drug Law reform in South East Europe. In cooperation with the organisations of the drug policy network in South East Europe and researchers affiliated with researches institutes and law faculties of universities in South East European countries, a research has been carried out that resulted in the publication “Drug policy and Drug Legislation in South East Europe”. More about the resullts from this research we find out from Thanasis Apostolou.