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Prevalence of daily cannabis use in the European Union and Norway [14.11.2012] This report brings together, for the first time in Europe, an integrated overview of the prevalence of intensive cannabis use, defined as daily or al ...
UK aid to Iran's war on drugs has led to rise in hangings, UN warns [27.10.2012] Britain's funding of Iran's anti-drugs trafficking programmes has been called into question after a UN watchdog expressed alarm at a sharp rise in th ...
It's drugs politics, not drugs policy, that needs an inquiry [16.10.2012] What should be researched is not drugs policy but drugs politics, the hold that taboo has on those in power, and the thrall that rightwing newspapers ...
Britain's drug policies could be wasting billions [15.10.2012] Despite the successes of recent years, there are still approximately 2,000 drug-related deaths in the UK every year. Nearly 400,000 people have serio ...
Decriminalise drug use, say experts after six-year study [15.10.2012] A six-year study of Britain's drug laws by leading scientists, police officers, academics and experts has concluded it is time to introduce decrimina ...
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 ...
Can MDMA help to cure depression? [14.09.2012] There is a real concern among many scientists that the government's classification of ecstasy as Class A overstates the danger it poses to society an ...
Cannabis trade 'explosion' causing surge in gun violence, police warn [10.09.2012] Penalties for growing and selling cannabis must be toughened because a surge in the trade is driving up shootings and gang-related violence, a senior ...
Cannabis production and markets in Europe [26.06.2012] This study brings together available evidence to provide a comprehensive analysis of cannabis production and markets across the EU. It combines infor ...
David Nutt: alcohol consumption would fall 25% if cannabis cafes were allowed [18.06.2012] A former government adviser on drugs has told MPs that alcohol consumption would fall by as much as 25% if Dutch-style cannabis "coffee shops" were i ...
Class A drugs 'should be decriminalised,' says former drug advisor Professor David Nutt [30.05.2012] Drugs such as LSD and MDMA should be decriminalised and sold in pharmacies, the government's former chief drug advisor has said. Professor David Nutt ...
Cannabis: Britain's growth industry [01.05.2012] Given the current economic conditions, the Government is keen to encourage all sort of new entrepreneurial initiatives. But the growth of Britain's p ...
UK police find 20 cannabis farms a day [29.04.2012] Police discovered more than 20 cannabis farms and factories in the UK every day last year, seizing drugs worth up to £100 million, according to a rep ...
Charities unite in opposition to government drugs policy [23.04.2012] An alliance of influential charities has condemned a key government drugs strategy document, calling it an "ideological attack" on proven addiction t ...
UK could become 'smuggling hub' for herbal high khat [25.01.2012] The UK could become a hub for smuggling the herbal stimulant khat, European police and politicians have warned. The Netherlands is the latest country ...
100 years of the war on drugs [23.01.2012] Hundred years ago, narcotics passed from country to country with minimal interference from the authorities. That all changed with the 1912 Internatio ...
Liberal Democrats want inquiry into decriminalising drug possession [04.08.2011] Liberal Democrats are expected to call for an independent inquiry into the decriminalisation of possession of all drugs. A motion to be put at the pa ...
Decriminalise possession of drugs, celebrities urge government [02.06.2011] Dame Judi Dench, Sir Richard Branson, and Sting have joined an ex-drugs minister and three former chief constables in calling for the decriminalisati ...
Drugs and the law: state of confusion [02.06.2011] Forty years after the introduction of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act, more than 2.8 million people report using illicit drugs every year in England and ...
Legal high battle shows need for drugs policy rethink [16.05.2011] The Demos/UKDPC report Taking Drugs Seriously published today sets out clearly how legal highs have exposed the ancient Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA ...
Drug laws and bans on legal highs 'do more harm than good' [14.05.2011] The UK's "outdated" drug laws could be doing more harm than good and are failing to recognise that banning some "legal highs" may have negative conse ...
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 ...
Cannabis farmers take up arms to defend crops in booming trade [16.08.2010] Illicit cannabis factory farmers are arming themselves with sawn-off shotguns, CS sprays and machetes and even setting booby traps to protect their c ...
Vienna Consensus on Drug Policy Cracks [07.04.2009] A clear divide in drug control approaches became apparent at the end of the High Level Segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on March 11- ...

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