Legalize Belarus and its partners are launching a legal support service for the prosecuted under Article 328. The service is aimed at helping those who face sanctions under Article 328, as well as those who are already serving their sentences.
The release of the token is dedicated to Bicycle Day. On this day, April 19th 1943, Dr. Albert Hofmann intentionally ingested 250 μg of LSD-25, becoming the first person in the world who tried LSD.
LSD has 4/19, and cannabis has 4/20. Now, there’s an autumnal celebration for psilocybin
Hydra is a dark net platform that was launched in 2015. It is considered to be the largest drug trading platform in the world. Hydra's revenue for 2019 was around 50 million dollars. More than 2.5 million users are registered on the website.
The organisation issued a statement condemning political repressions and supporting the will of Belarusian people. Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is the largest global youth-led network dedicated to ending the War on Drugs. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future.
On 2 November in Minsk around 25 people joined the “Cannabis Dziady” procession. Dziady is an ancient Slavic feast commemorating the dead ancestors. Protesters held empty photo frames with black ribbons and layed a funeral wreath to those killed by cannabis at the United Nations Square in the capital of Belarus.
In June 2019 the House of Representatives recognized excesses in the state drug policy. The lower limits of punishment for distribution of controlled substances have been reduced. However, the adopted amendments are clearly not enough to restore justice and implement a humane drug policy aimed at healthcare.
On 13 June 2019, the Belarusian House of Representatives passed amendments to the notorious Article 328 of the country's Criminal Code. In the new version of the legislation, the lower limit of punishment under the 2nd and 3rd parts of the article that account for drug distribution is reduced by 2 years.
According to the Democracy Index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Belarus is ranked 137th of 167 countries and is considered an authoritarian state. Alaksandar Łukašenka has been the country’s president since 1994, making him the longest-ruling president in Europe.
328 NGOs call for global leadership to halt global public health emergency and to end egregious human rights violations against people who use drugs.