Items tagged with law enforcement

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Hazy legality: how legal is Dutch weed really? [14.04.2016] Last November, the local authorities’ association VNG, which represents all 393 Dutch municipalities, issued a report stating that ‘the current situa ...
Cannabis arrests down 46% since 2010 - police figures [04.04.2016] Arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have dropped by 46% since 2010, figures obtained by BBC Breakfast suggest. Cautions fell by 48% ...
The UN’s war on drugs is a failure [02.04.2016] A policy of prohibition has put the drugs trade in the hands of criminals and led to suffering for millions. 2008 was the year that the world didn’t ...
Was Nixon's war on drugs a racially motivated crusade? [28.03.2016] Last week, the internet exploded with a fairly shocking allegation: President Richard Nixon began America's war on drugs to criminalize black people ...
New Zealand's 'cannabis crisis': smokers confirm chronic shortage [17.03.2016] New Zealand suffers from a chronic shortage of marijuana. The “catastrophic” situation was first reported on by Don Rowe, a staff writer at The Spino ...
Campaign group led by police officials calls for rethink on war on drugs [28.02.2016] Former and serving police officers and officials from Britain, Europe and the US have told politicians that the “war on drugs” is lost and they must ...
Federal prosecutors maintain hard line on pot as legalization looms [21.02.2016] As Canada heads toward a new era of legal marijuana use, federal prosecutors are still trying to jail people who grow small amounts of cannabis in th ...
EU finance ministers call for restrictions on €500 note over crime fears [11.02.2016] EU finance ministers have called for an investigation into the €500 note, amid growing concern it is making life easier for terrorists, money launder ...
HSBC sued over drug cartel murders after laundering probe [08.02.2016] Families of U.S. citizens murdered by drug gangs in Mexico sued HSBC Holdings Plc, claiming the bank can be held responsible for the deaths because i ...
Liberals’ vow to legalize pot creating chaos, police say [06.02.2016] Canada’s frontline officers and police chiefs are alarmed by the growing chaos in the marijuana industry, saying the Liberal Party’s promise to event ...
Key lawmaker urges Mexico to legalize marijuana [24.01.2016] The President of Chamber of Deputies Jesus Zambrano said that Mexico should move ahead with entirely permitting marijuana usage. Mexico should follow ...
Who exactly is behind the lawsuits over Colorado's legal marijuana? [16.01.2016] Three of the four marijuana-centered lawsuits filed against Colorado officials and businesses were organized and at least partially funded by out-of- ...
Cannabis farms fuel human trafficking, report says [30.11.2015] There is a continued link between the commercial cultivation of cannabis, modern slavery and people living without legal permission to remain in the ...
Surge in imprisonment for drug offenses raises questions over decriminalization law [11.11.2015] A report by the Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho - CEDD), reveals that the number of people imprisone ...
People deprived of their liberty for drug offenses: The social costs of drug policy [02.11.2015] The Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) released a series of new studies showing that despite the ...
Cannabis legalisation worth millions - government report [13.10.2015] Legalising cannabis could generate hundreds of millions a year in tax and cut costs for the police and prisons, an internal Treasury report found. Re ...
The other green belt [09.10.2015] It takes a lot for marijuana growers in the UK to attract police attention. Four forces – Derbyshire, Dorset, Durham and Surrey – declared that they ...
Building on Progress [14.08.2015] Bolivia has seen a decline in coca cultivation for the fourth consecutive year, according to data released today by the United Nations Office on Drug ...
Police force gives cannabis users green light to grow drugs [21.07.2015] Durham Police has given users the green light to grow cannabis at home after declaring that officers will no longer proactively target small scale pr ...
Guzmán: The buried truth [19.07.2015] On June 25, 2015, the United States issued a formal request to the Mexican government for the extradition of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, ...
Habeas Coca [14.07.2015] With significant pressure and earmarked funding from the United States and other demand-side countries, the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, an ...
Drug policy and incarceration in São Paulo, Brazil [14.06.2015] This briefing paper analyses the impact of drug policy on incarceration in São Paulo (Brazil), based on information collected among 1,040 people caug ...
Ganja law needs police support, says Golding [30.05.2015] Minister of Justice Senator Mark Golding, says that the success of recent changes to the Dangerous Drugs Act, accommodating decriminalising possessio ...
Time has come to re-examine cannabis prohibition, Israel's police chief says [12.05.2015] The cause of marijuana legalization received a boost from an unlikely source, when Israel Police Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino said it is time for the go ...
Revised ganja law fundamental and far reaching — Bunting [10.05.2015] National Security Minister Bunting says amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act, resulting in decriminalisation of specified quantities of ganja, are " ...
2016: The UN's year to take on drugs [26.04.2015] Global disagreement over drug policies provides an important opportunity to reconsider the effectiveness of existing counternarcotics policies, addre ...
The Road to UNGASS 2016 [14.04.2015] On 19th to 21st April 2016, there will be a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) held in New York, dedicated to the issue of drug ...
Im Görlitzer Park wird weiter gedealt [08.04.2015] Seit dem 31. März gilt im Görlitzer Park die Null- Toleranz-Regelung. Wer mit kleinsten Mengen Marihuana oder Haschisch erwischt wird, muss mit einer ...
U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades [07.04.2015] For more than two decades, the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed logs of virtually all telephone calls from the USA ...
Legalisierung von Cannabis statt drogenfreier Zone [12.03.2015] Der Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg soll ab April eine Null-Toleranz-Zone für Drogen werden. Die Grünen halten das für unrealistisch und haben stattdesse ...
Report illustrates dynamics of Colombia's domestic drug trade [25.02.2015] A recent analysis on the relationship between local drug markets and violence and crime in Colombia illustrates the dynamics driving the domestic dru ...
Why is Rio de Janeiro so dangerous? [18.02.2015] While Brazil has the dubious honor of having the highest homicide rate in the world – with 56,337 killings reported in 2013 – Rio has the most number ...
Drug policy in India [14.02.2015] India’s response to drugs flows along an extraordinary spectrum – of tradition and modernity; of widespread availability and stringent enforcement; o ...
HSBC got away with buying cocaine plane [10.02.2015] A money-laundering investigation as big as the bank itself ended with a deferred prosecution agreement that allowed HSBC to escape criminal charges a ...
Drugs in the UK: Why we need to talk about regulation and decriminalisation [30.01.2015] Fighting the war on drugs in the UK costs an estimated £13 billion annually. It has cost lives recently, too; four people died after taking ecstasy p ...
Is São Paulo's drug treatment program working? [21.01.2015] Authorities say crack use has dropped 80 percent in São Paulo's notorious "Crackland" district since the implementation of With Open Arms ("De Braços ...
German Green Party leader Cem Özdemir stripped of immunity over cannabis plant [16.01.2015] Like countless people around the world, German politician Cem Özdemir took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge last summer. But now, according to German ...
Is Obama finally ready to dial back the war on drugs? [31.12.2014] As Obama embarks on the third year of his second term, here are some of the ways in which Obama has begun to deliver on his promises of a more ration ...
Fixing a broken system [28.12.2014] Despite efforts by governments in Latin America, illicit drugs continue to provide one of the largest incomes for criminal organizations, enabling th ...
No, legal US drugs aren’t being trafficked into Mexico en masse [02.12.2014] The US Drug Enforcement Agency has now walked back statements it made about the trafficking of marijuana grown in the US to buyers in Mexico, after b ...
Does tougher enforcement make drugs more expensive? [30.11.2014] Although the fact of prohibition itself raises prices far above those likely to pertain in legal markets, there is little evidence that raising the r ...
Drug possession arrests double in past six years across NSW [27.11.2014] The number of people arrested for possessing drugs in New South Wales (Australia) has doubled over the past six years, with NSW leading a national tr ...
Punitive drug law enforcement failing, says Home Office study [30.10.2014] There is no evidence that tough enforcement of the drug laws on personal possession leads to lower levels of drug use, according to the UK government ...
Prohibition is not working: the case for sanity in the war on drugs [29.10.2014] The House of Commons will today debate whether to rethink the war on drugs. While it is only a backbench business debate, and is therefore not bindin ...
Colombia, more than three decades of toxic sprayings. Enough! [26.09.2014] It is unfortunate that 35 years after the first chemical spraying in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, we are still writing about aerial sprayings in ...
Latin America’s Anti-drug Policies Feed on the Poor [04.09.2014] Poor young men, slumdwellers and single mothers are hurt the most by anti-drug policies in Latin America, according to representatives of governments ...
Nonsense to arrest for a spliff [11.08.2014] The attorney general, Patrick Atkinson, must move with dispatch to determine, as the justice minister, Mark Golding, suggests, whether the police can ...
Ganja growers demand amnesty on weed arrests [09.08.2014] A call has been made for the government to declare an amnesty on all arrests for the possession of under one pound of marijuana. The plea from the Ga ...
The injustice of marijuana arrests [27.07.2014] America’s four-decade war on drugs is responsible for many casualties, but the criminalization of marijuana has been perhaps the most destructive par ...
DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics [11.07.2014] The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has found itself under attack in Congress as it holds its ground against marijuana legalization while the r ...

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