Items tagged with egypt

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Some Arab governments are rethinking harsh cannabis laws [12.04.2017] The Moroccan authorities look at the issue from the other direction. Though the government bans the production of cannabis, its growth is tolerated i...
Tramadol-spiked hashish comes at a high price in Cairo [16.09.2015] Hash is easily available in many areas of Cairo, and widely used. But there is increasing evidence that much of the supply has been cut with more dan...
A pill for work and play [18.04.2015] The little pills of Tramadol are ubiquitous in Egypt. Taxi drivers take them to stay awake on the road. Men use them to improve their sexual prowess....
Tobacco Trade Association calls for legalizing hash [06.04.2015] The Cairo and Giza Tobacco Merchants Association submitted a proposal to the Cabinet to legalize the use and trade of hash, arguing the measure could...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat...
Egypt's wave of painkiller addiction [29.11.2013] Egyptians are using Tramadol as a recreational drug and also, reportedly, as an aphrodisiac. But most commonly, it serves as a cheap energy boost. At...
Outcast: Egypt's growing addiction problem [26.06.2013] Assistant professor of psychology at the American University in Cairo (AUC) Mona Amer says that a number of factors lead to drug abuse in Egypt. Thes...
Cannabis and the 1961 Convention [12.03.2013] Over the past years, there have been some soft and hard defections on cannabis control. It is now time to discuss alternatives that are based on fact...
Hookahs, hash and the Muslim Brotherhood [26.02.2013] Sixty-years-old, widowed and strictly religious in a gray-brown scarf draped over her hair and chest, Um Salma is an unlikely guardian of one of Egyp...
Diplomatic games to oppose lifting unjust ban on coca chewing [16.01.2011] According to the government of Bolivia, the only three countries that did file a formal objection to the amendment of Bolivia to abolish the ban on c...
Dry spell: Hashish prices skyrocket, users fret amid shortage [31.03.2010] For the past two months local drug consumers in Egypt – which the most conservative estimates place at around 7 million – have been in the throes of ...
Round Table on Alternative Development [15.03.2009] The last of the four ‘round tables’ of the high-level segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs was devoted to the broad issue of Countering illici...
European Cannabis Policies Under Attack [01.04.2002] A strong attack against the European practice of 'leniency' regarding cannabis use and possession took place at the United Nations Commission on Narc...

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