COPOLAD participates in the framework of this Conference at The international symposium on drug checking, which takes place on the 22 October. This symposium is organised by the EMCDDA in collaboration with SICAD, COPOLAD and the Trans European Drug Information (TEDI) network.
Recent changes in Europe’s cocaine and synthetic drugs markets pose a challenge for traditional drug monitoring. Data from drug checking services can provide valuable information on drug market dynamics at user level. However, drug checking as an intervention in recreational settings remains a topic of much debate in the media, among policymakers and researchers worldwide.
The aims of this symposium are: to explore drug markets dynamics with an international comparison of cocaine and MDMA trends, purity and adulteration in producing and consuming countries through European, Colombian and Australian drug checking test results; and to discuss the challenges and opportunities of drug checking within national drug policies.
0.3 - Ensure visibility of COPOLAD and its activities and disseminate the contents in the main political and professional forums in the field of drug policies to be held both internationally and in CELAC.