Items tagged with australia

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Majority of Australians support medical marijuana [22.07.2014] Almost two-thirds of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a new poll which coincides with a renewed ...
Should kratom use be legal? [29.09.2013] The leaves of kratom, a native of Southeast Asia in the coffee family, are used to relieve pain and improve mood as an opiate substitute and stimulan ...
Drop charges over ecstasy, police urged [21.03.2013] Ecstasy users should not be charged by police, former Labor health minister Neal Blewett said during a provocative keynote address to the peak police ...
Towards a Safer Drug Policy [14.01.2013] For forty years the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 has formed the corner stone of drug policy in Britain. The emergence of new psychoactive substances (‘le ...
Drug use is an issue for society, not the criminal justice system [10.09.2012] There is no reliable evidence that tougher criminal sanctions deter drug use or offending. On the contrary, criminalisation worsens the health and we ...
Legal use of cannabis, ecstasy for over-15s backed by state medical body [10.09.2012] A report by a group of prominent Australians that recommends Australia rethink its criminalisation of illicit drugs has been backed by the Victorian ...
After 33 years, I can no longer ignore the evidence on drugs [07.06.2012] "As a 33-year police practitioner who was commissioner of the Australian Federal Police during the 'tough on drugs' period, I fully understand the co ...
Majority relaxed about cannabis use [21.05.2012] More than half of Australians support reduced legal penalties for use of drugs such as cannabis and ecstasy, an analysis of a federal government surv ...
Drugs war 'a failure' that bred criminals [02.04.2012] Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, is among a group of prominent Australians who said the ''war on drugs'' is a failure. ''The prohibition of illici ...
The Prohibition of Illicit Drugs is Killing and Criminalising our Children [02.04.2012] It is time to reopen the national debate about drug use, its regulation and control. In June 2011 a prestigious Global Commission stated that the 40- ...
The great debate that no one's talking about [03.12.2011] Scientists, lawyers, police, social workers, doctors and directors of public prosecution are pleading for change but no political party will touch th ...
The punishment must fit the crime, even for drug users [02.11.2011] The case of the Australian boy arrested on drug charges in Bali offers the opportunity to review our nation's own response to drug use, both here and ...
Marijuana Legalization [30.06.2010] A number of other countries have implemented changes in law that significantly reduce the extent of criminalization of marijuana use. Only in Austral ...
Randomized controlled trial of dexamphetamine maintenance for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence [18.06.2009] This study tested the impact of a long-acting form of amphetamine as medication to help control dependent use of the closely allied stimulant, metham ...
Trees for Ecstasy [04.02.2009] Many people believe that ecstasy is merely a synthetic drug that is manufactured solely with chemicals, so-called precursors. However, the main raw m ...
Cannabis debate in Australia [04.06.2008] In Australia a vicious debate on cannabis policy started when Alex Wodak, the head of the Sydney drug and alcohol clinic at St Vincent's Hospital, su ...
UN: conflicting views on harm reduction [18.02.2008] Conflicting views and policies within the UN system on harm reduction have become a major concern. Consistency in messages is crucial especially wher ...
Law enforcement and Australia’s 2001 heroin shortage [31.01.2008] Globally, illicit drug policy is largely based on two central policy objectives. The first is to reduce the demand for illegal drugs mainly through c ...
Pot, politics and the press—reflections on cannabis law reform in Western Australia [31.05.2004] Windows of opportunity for changing drug laws open infrequently and they often close without legislative change being affected. In this paper the aut ...
Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes [31.01.2001] Cannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (re ...

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