The United Nations Special Session discussed the role the UN itself plays in the fight against drugs. Our correspondent Ines Pohl spoke to Ruth Dreifuss, former Swiss president and now the UN Commissioner for Drug Policy.
The head of the German police trade union BDK has said cannabis prohibition has proven "neither intelligent nor expedient." Andre Schulz has called for better methods to restrict consumption, but one taboo should remain.
As Hondurans head to the polls in key elections, fears of political instability have risen across the country. From a history of military coups to alarming violence, DW examines the country's toughest issues.
A coalition of political parties in the German capital has agreed to push for partial decriminalization of cannabis. The initial effects will be limited, but marijuana legalization advocates are still pretty stoked.
A "cannabis lobby" is pushing for marijuana to be legalized in Germany, according to a German lawmaker who presented the annual report on drugs. The conservative Marlene Mortler urged more help for children of addicts.
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