Items tagged with law enforcement

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Human Rights and drug policy [01.01.2020] The Transnational Institute (TNI) has always believed in the need to find global answers to global problems, been a strong defender of multilateralis ...
Philippines police chief and Duterte drug war enforcer resigns in meth scandal [14.10.2019] The chief of police in the Philippines has stepped down after facing historical accusations in the Senate that he protected officers who had resold c ...
Canada’s drug crisis has a solution. Politicians don’t like it [29.09.2019] A recent study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction, found that a trio of policies adopted to combat the opioid overdose epidemic saved, ...
Not Malana cream; Nepalese charas sells in Himachal [23.09.2019] The increase in cases of charas seizure in Himachal, especially in Kullu, despite police and state government running several programmes to destroy t ...
A new ‘war on drugs’ is short sighted and naive [16.09.2019] Forty years ago, the Netherlands was far ahead of its time. But today we see the country moving backwards, as evidenced by a recent report on the dru ...
Legalise cannabis, says Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor [14.09.2019] The legalisation of cannabis should be tested in London to improve public health and stop young people being drawn into crime, a London mayoral candi ...
A new approach to criminalisation could end Cape Town’s drug wars [27.08.2019] It’s not known exactly how many gangs there are in South Africa’s Western Cape province, but gang membership has been estimated at more than 100 000. ...
It’s time we were made legal, say London’s cannabis dealers... but don’t do it for skunk [22.08.2019] London cannabis dealers would welcome the legalisation of their trade, despite apprehension that they would be excluded from enjoying the fruits of t ...
French cannabis legalization debate ignores race, religion and the mass incarceration of Muslims [07.08.2019] Last summer in France, dozens of “CBD cafés” suddenly opened across the country. Exploiting a legal loophole originally created for hemp farmers, the ...
Victoria's largest cannabis dispensary chain shuttered [01.08.2019] The largest chain of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in Victoria is no more. Police and provincial cannabis enforcement officers raided the downtown ...
Economics of legalising cannabis – pricing and policing are crucial [29.07.2019] Legalising cannabis can have major benefits for all citizens. If carried out correctly, everyone will benefit from less crime and stronger rule of la ...
Breaking Brabant: Drug labs blight a Dutch landscape [22.07.2019] North Brabant is Europe's biggest producer of synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy and amphetamine. In 2017, 21 active ecstasy laboratories were dismantl ...
The profile of festival drug takers might be different to what you expect [18.07.2019] A NSW Coronial Inquest investigating a series of drug-related deaths at Australian music festivals has heard evidence of festival goers taking multip ...
The real failure of Southeast Asia’s drug wars [18.06.2019] There may come a day when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is brought before the International Criminal Court to answer questions about his “war ...
Swiss police want more clarity on cannabis [15.06.2019] The number of fines related to cannabis dropped from 18,000 in 2017 to barely more than 7,000 last year. French-speaking cantons and Zurich especiall ...
Medical cannabis moving ahead in Thailand, but who stands to benefit? [14.05.2019] 25th December of 2018 was a historical day for cannabis enthusiasts in Thailand. The (interim) Parliament voted, 166-to-0, to pass new amendments to ...
Cannabis legalization must include cannabis equity [14.05.2019] Canada’s federal government is currently working to pass a bill that would provide pardons for people convicted of minor cannabis possession. With a ...
Berlin park's 'drug dealing zones' spark outrage [09.05.2019] The manager of Berlin’s notorious Görlitzer Park has come under fire after creating zones for drug dealers to conduct their business. Amid harsh poli ...
Cannabis being decriminalised by back door, MPs warn [27.04.2019] Police have been accused of decriminalising cannabis by stealth as forces recorded a drop in possession offences of up to 75 per cent in a decade. Mo ...
BBC documentary exposes hashish farmers’ vulnerability and officials' alleged involvement [26.04.2019] A BBC Arabic documentary tried to answer a daring question on hash cultivation in Morocco. Entitled Who is Getting Rich from Moroccan Hash?, the proj ...
Migrants and traditional use [25.04.2019] For the past several years, Fundación ICEERS, with the support of allied organisations such as the Transnational Institute (TNI), has been assisting ...
Trump Justice Department goes after overdose prevention sites as ‘crack houses’ [24.04.2019] Two major U.S. cities are trying to open facilities to save drug users’ lives, but the Trump administration is trying to stop them, arguing the facil ...
Where the war on weed still rages [15.04.2019] Marijuana possession led to nearly 6 percent of all arrests in the United States in 2017, FBI data shows, underscoring the level of policing dedicate ...
Major UN report condemns punitive drugs policies [15.03.2019] A new report from the United Nations System Coordination Task Team describes punitive drug policies as “ineffective in reducing drug trafficking or i ...
Tough cannabis policies do not deter young people – study [18.02.2019] There is no evidence that tough policies deter young people from using cannabis, a study has found. Analysing data about cannabis use among more than ...
Amnesty underway for users, possessors of cannabis [15.02.2019] The Drug Committee in Thailand approved three draft legislations for amnesty. If these drafts become law, even possessors of cannabis, who are not pa ...
History, not harm, dictates why some drugs are legal and others aren’t [30.01.2019] Drug-related offences take up a lot of the resources within Australia’s criminal justice system. In 2016–17 law enforcement made 113,533 illicit drug ...
Danish law enforcement increasing pressure on Christiania cannabis trade [23.01.2019] Illicit trade of cannabis at the Pusher Street market in Copenhagen’s Christiania is being put under pressure by an intensive effort from law enforce ...
Music festivals are offering to test the safety of people’s drugs, and police increasingly like the idea [04.01.2019] For a long time, authorities at festivals in Australia and elsewhere almost entirely focused on preventing people from taking drugs in the first plac ...
The great fentanyl myth, and how we’re killing drug users [04.01.2019] Our moral failure flows from the fact that we know what to do, but accept a policy that is killing our fellow citizens. The Vancouver Police Departme ...
War against drug users ineffective for combating abuse: Study [04.12.2018] The government’s focus on jailing drug users while providing only little funding to help users get healthy again is not effective in combating drug a ...
Marijuana bill due before Antigua-Barbuda parliament before Christmas [24.11.2018] A bill that will allow residents to possess and use small quantities of marijuana will go before parliament on 12 December for the first time. Accord ...
Amidst ganja reform, concerns about growers [20.11.2018] The St Vincent and the Grenadines Parliament is expected to approve laws establishing a medical marijuana industry in the country. The bills are expe ...
Police drugs lead 'impressed' by cannabis clubs [13.11.2018] Hardyal Dhindsa, who is the lead on substance abuse for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, has said the war on drugs is not working. ...
Time for a truce in Asia’s war on drugs [03.11.2018] Global attitudes on narcotic drugs are changing, but the shift has come too late for those caught up in Asia’s past decade of misguided and often let ...
Why L.A.'s recreational weed industry can't go straight [30.10.2018] Given Los Angeles’ status as one of the largest cannabis markets in the world (and California’s status as a trailblazer for medical cannabis), it sho ...
Barcelona police launch massive crackdown on narcopisos [29.10.2018] Hundreds of police backed by a helicopter raided dozens of apartments in central Barcelona used for selling and consuming heroin and other drugs, mak ...
Pardons don't go far enough. Convictions for cannabis possession must be expunged [29.10.2018] Today, more than 500,000 Canadians are encumbered with a criminal record for doing something that is now legal: possessing a small amount (30 grams o ...
Pot pioneers who went to jail for the cause now watch legal opportunities pass them by [25.10.2018] At the outset of legalization, people who defied prohibition in high-profile ways appear to be getting shut out of a burgeoning industry just as the ...
Taking stock: A decade of drug policy [22.10.2018] ‘Taking stock: A decade of drug policy’ evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, using data from the ...
Cannabis in Canada: Pardoning people for possession isn't enough [20.10.2018] Canadians will get pardons if they were convicted of possessing marijuana before it was legalised. That means their criminal record for cannabis poss ...
Cannabis Amnesty welcomes Liberal government's promise of pardons, but says they require "four central features" [17.10.2018] The half-million Canadians with criminal records for cannabis possession received some encouraging news. Four Liberal cabinet ministers held a news c ...
Racial bias in police stop and search getting worse, report reveals [13.10.2018] Black Britons are increasingly likely to be stopped and searched by police compared with white people, according to shocking new figures that challen ...
Drug addiction: A different approach [12.10.2018] The debate on the pitfalls of incarcerating drug addicts is an old one, and a study "From Addict to Convict: The Working of the NDPS Act (1985) in Pu ...
Seek drug reform within international law: Tom Blickman [01.10.2018] Dating back to the latter part of 1800s, precisely in 1894-95, the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission consisting of medical experts of Indian and British o ...
Landmark California marijuana legislation gives residents chance to 'reclaim their lives' [01.10.2018] Hailed by advocates as a chance for people to “reclaim their lives,” a new California law will soon make it easier for people with past marijuana con ...
The fight for Cannabis Social Clubs in Belgium could mean legalization is on the horizon [26.09.2018] Trekt Uw Plant (TUP), Belgium’s first cannabis social club was founded in 2006 in Antwerp. Since then, the legal status of these nonprofit, members-o ...
Labour peer Charles Falconer apologises over war on drugs [24.09.2018] The former lord chancellor Charles Falconer has apologised for his role in the war on drugs, as a group of leading politicians from across the world ...
Kiffen für den Fiskus [24.09.2018] Wie sehr Deutschland finanziell davon profitieren könnte, Cannabis zu legalisieren, ermittelt derzeit Justus Haucap, Ökonom an der Universität Düssel ...
We from the police advise: more money and powers for the police [07.09.2018] The study 'The Netherlands and synthetic drugs: An inconvenient truth' by the Dutch police academy on the role of the Netherlands in the production o ...

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