Cannabis Social Clubs: current experiences and future directions

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Thursday, 24 November, 2022 - 13:20 to 14:50
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Cannabis Social Clubs (CSCs) are typically formal, non-profit associations of adult cannabis users who collectively organize the cultivation and distribution of cannabis among themselves. They constitute a user-driven, non-profit model for the supply of cannabis. In most jurisdictions, CSCs remain a grass roots, unregulated initiative of groups of users, but the model has been legalized in Uruguay and more recently in Malta, and continues to feature in recent debates and legislative proposals in other countries. This session explores different experiences with the implementation of the model across Europe and beyond (e.g. New Zealand), including within regulated frameworks (e.g. Uruguay). It also reflects on the possible expansion of the model to the supply of other substances.