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The 22th ECAD Mayors Conference was held in Malta on the 11th and 12th of May 2015.  The conference theme was how we can prepare ambitous and comprehensive drug policies in our cities and nations in preparation for UNGASS 2016. The presentations given during the conference aimed to shed light on various aspects of the drug problem and give practical examples on how our cities can better adress their drug problems ahead.  

#1 Global Drug Policy Choices: Our Answer to UNGASS 2016 and Beyond

Linda Nilsson Secretary General of World Federation Against Drugs

#2 Exploring the Social, Legal, and Neurodevelopmental Impacts of Cannabis Use: A Colorado Perspective 

Sean LeNoue, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow (CR-2),
Chief Resident, Denver Health Medical Centre, University of Colorado, Department of Psychiatry

# 3 Escaping the Security Dilemma: Fostering a Discussion on Drugs and Organized Crime Based on Evidence and not Slogans

Angela Me, Chief, Research and Trend Analysis Branch, United
Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

#4 How Cities can Work Together in Prevention: Experiences from the Three Cities Project in Sweden

Therese Holmkvist, Project Manager, and Anders Eriksson, Development Manager, Social Development Unit, Social Affairs Administration, City of Stockholm,

# 5 Drug Policy Futures: What is ECAD doing to Influence Drug Policy Ahead?

Erik Leijonmarck, Secretary General ECAD

# 6 The Role of the State in the Prevention of Substance Misuse and Rehabilitation of Drug Users

Alfred Grixti, CEO, Foundation for Social Welfare, Malta

#7 Science before Action: The Importance of Evidence in Prevention

Jón Sigfusson, M.Ed., Master of Public Health and Education, BA,
Director of celandic Centre for Social Research and
Analysis, Director of Youth in Europe Project

#8 An Alternative to Imprisonment for Criminal Drug Addicts: The Norwegian Drug Court Model

Ingunn Seim, Lawyer, Leader of the Drug Treatment Court project
in Bergen, Norway

# 9 Environmental Catastrophe: Drug Producers and Traffickers are Major Polluters around the World 

Walter Kegö, Senior Fellow, Institute for Security and Development Policy,