Items tagged with synthetic cannabinoids

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Criminalizing cannabis in Indonesia might do more harm than good [28.02.2017] Indonesia’s National Narcotics Board (BNN) together with the Health Ministry recently made a swift move to criminalize synthetic cannabinoids called ...
In Indonesia, getting this drug is just a text message away [30.01.2017] So-called “super tobacco”, particularly a variant known as “Gorilla brand tobacco,” is the street name of a drug that has recently been in the spotli...
How legalizing marijuana might stave off 'Spice' epidemics [04.08.2016] K2 overdoses in Brooklyn sent 33 people to hospital. The rise of K2 could be fueled by a twist on the "gateway drug" theory: it’s not marijuana use, ...
Record number of raids on Swedish drug farms [21.07.2015] Swedes are growing more and more cannabis. Never before have so many illegal drug farms been reported to the police, according to Swedish media. In 2...
Synthetic cannabis deaths show case for controlled sale of marijuana, expert says [15.01.2015] The deaths of two men in central Queensland after they smoked synthetic cannabis highlight the need to regulate marijuana and allow its controlled sa...
How powerful synthetic drugs will upend drug markets globally [01.12.2014] Illicit drugs made from plants (e.g., cocaine, heroin) are being replaced in some national drug markets by those that are synthesized (e.g., methamph...
Spice overdoses on the rise in Sweden [18.11.2014] The statistics were released after six teenagers in Gothenburg were rushed to hospital after taking the drug in excessive quantities. Police have ope...
How dangerous synthetic cannabis became Britain's most popular new legal high [31.05.2014] The influx of legal, synthetic forms of cannabis that can be more potent and dangerous than the natural, illegal drug exposes Britain's "utterly ridi...
Europe, it’s time to regulate cannabis! [05.03.2014] The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a great innovation of the Treaty of Lisbon, enabling EU citizens to call directly on the European Commissi...
Drug busts push teens towards hard drugs in Lebanon [29.01.2014] The relentless crackdown by security forces on the mainly cannabis-smoking youth in Beirut has had several negative repercussions on the Lebanese soc...
'Mountain of synthetic cannabis' hits Norway [12.11.2013] Norwegian customs officials are calling for increased funding after a surge in the quantity of synthetic cannabis coming into the country - most of i...
More than 280 'legal highs' now on European drug experts' radar [28.05.2013] "Legal highs" and other new psychoactive synthetic drugs represent a fundamental shift in the market in illicit drug, according to the 2013 annual su...
Legal highs flooding UK pose immense overdose risk, warns drugs tsar [15.05.2013] The chief drugs adviser to the government has given his strongest warning yet on legal highs in Britain, saying there are now more than 200 synthetic...
From Chinese factory to UK households – realities of the trade in legal highs [08.05.2013] Chemistry firms in many Chinese provinces are churning out modified versions of illegal drugs and selling them online. Everything from amphetamine-li...
Make legal highs available for sale, government urged [14.01.2013] The least harmful new " legal highs" should be made readily available for sale under strictly regulated conditions rather than being immediately bann...
Illicit drugs 'going out of fashion' [27.09.2012] Illicit drug use in England and Wales is firmly on a downward curve, with the latest annual figures confirming the long-term trend that they might si...
'Revolutionary' legal high law means state regulated drug market [27.07.2012] Kronic-style drugs are expected back on the shelves under the new legal high law being crafted by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. Experts say ...
Is banning legal highs effective? [19.01.2012] New psychoactive substances (commonly known as legal highs) are spreading across Europe with growing speed. Between 1997 and 2010 the early-warning s...
Expert Seminar on Herbal Stimulants and Legal Highs [30.10.2011] A grey area has emerged between what is legal and what is not as states struggle with how to respond to the many new synthetic compounds emerging ont...
Scientist's research produces a dangerous high [28.09.2011] John W. Huffman, a professor of organic chemistry, unwittingly contributed to the spread of " designer marijuana" so potent that the Drug Enforcement...
Options for regulating new psychoactive drugs [01.05.2011] This paper is intended to provide the basis for a discussion of policy options in dealing with new psychoactive substances that show signs of popular...

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