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...
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...
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 P...
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...
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 ...
Andhra Pradesh's north eastern hilly belt fast becoming cannabis capital of India [02.09.2018] Paderu is the main town in the area and the cannabis produced in the entire belt is popularly called Paderu ganja. This region is quickly becoming th...
Inside the Trump administration’s secret war on weed [29.08.2018] The White House has secretly amassed a committee of federal agencies from across the government to combat public support for marijuana and cast state...
Lebanese cannabis farmers hope legalisation may bring amnesty [27.08.2018] The contrast between the vibrant green of a cannabis field and the arid land nearby in Lebanon's Bekaa valley has for years raised a dilemma for the ...
Netherlands ‘market leader’ in production and trade synthetic drugs [27.08.2018] The Netherlands is world leader in the production and trading of synthetic drugs such as ecstasy and amphetamines, with total turnover up to 2017 est...
Biplab Deb’s push for cannabis-free Tripura triggers exodus of farmers, they call for legalisation [24.08.2018] Over the years, better processing systems, well-planned smuggling routes and a bigger corridor from Assam to Bangladesh helped fuel a parallel cannab...
'Decriminalise consumption of drugs to cure Udta Punjab' [23.08.2018] As Punjab, Manipur, Mizoram and Assam battle rampant drug abuse among its populace, a leading independent think-tank involved in legal research stron...
Organic marijuana grower does not have to pay state €500,000 [22.08.2018] A Frisian man who was convicted of growing marijuana in 2015 has been told he does not have to pay almost €500,000 to the Dutch state by appeal court...
Cannabis to give a ‘high’ to Himachal textiles [11.08.2018] The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to explore the industrial possibilities with hemp, a variety of cannabis, to produce yarn for making clot...
Does legal weed make police more effective? [18.07.2018] Marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state has “produced some demonstrable and persistent benefit” to police departments' ability to sol...
Police ‘decriminalising cannabis’ as prosecutions fall away [14.07.2018] Police forces are in effect decriminalising cannabis, campaigners say, after uncovering figures that show a substantial fall in the number of prosecu...
Poppy husk smuggling up in Barmer, but no excise case registered in 10 years [12.07.2018] Smuggling of doda post (lanced poppy husk) is on the rise in Barmer district after government supply of the narcotic was banned from April 2016, but ...
Caricom Commission: Marijuana laws too draconian [08.07.2018] The Caricom Regional Commission on Marijuana has labelled existing regional marijuana laws as draconian and one which carries with it inappropriate c...
Incoming Mexican president to seek negotiated peace in drug war [06.07.2018] Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s transition team unveiled a plan to shake up the fight against crime, including reduced jail tim...
Death penalty for drug crimes: How the law changed over time [03.07.2018] A 2012 report by Harm Reduction International, formerly known as International Harm Reduction Association, a NGO working globally on the subject of d...
Police commissioners urge Home Office to drop opposition to addicts’ ‘fix rooms’ [02.07.2018] There are renewed calls for the UK government to allow the opening of a drug consumption room in Glasgow after three police and crime commissioners b...
Paris: Cannabis 'coffee shops' raided and closed by police [28.06.2018] Police raided the two " coffee shops" and took three people in for questioning. The cafes were immediately closed and it's not clear if they will reo...
Durham police chief calls for legalisation of cannabis in UK [24.06.2018] A chief constable has called for the ban on cannabis to be scrapped, arguing that it damages public safety, puts users in more danger, and gives mill...
Philippines' Duterte says no 'justice' for families of drugs war casualties [19.06.2018] Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the families of people killed in his controversial war on drugs will not receive “justice”, rejecting calls...
The year Mexico legalised drugs [18.06.2018] On 5 January 1940, Mexico's left-wing president, Lázaro Cárdenas, signed the new Federal Regulation of Drug Addiction into law. The new legislation w...
Sweden's zero-tolerance drug policy should be reviewed: narcotics officer [14.06.2018] Sweden's current policy is based on the goal of a " drug-free society" and makes no distinction between "hard" and "soft" drugs. Those found guilty o...
"New Amsterdam" no more? Spain's cannabis clubs fight to stay open [08.06.2018] Spain's cannabis social club (CSC) model might make the country appear to be a marijuana mecca, but what the tourist never sees are the legal and fin...
Stop blaming banned drugs for the devastation caused by prohibition [07.06.2018] New Zealand was poised for drug reform in 2007 when the Law Commission was tasked to review the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. In 2011 after a four-year i...
Danish police in new Christiania clampdown as hash market pulled down [28.05.2018] Police in Copenhagen tore down cannabis stands in the Pusher Street market area in Christiania for the third consecutive day. But sellers in the alte...
Denmark’s Christiania closes off 'Pusher Street' cannabis market [22.05.2018] Residents in Denmark’s alternative enclave Christiania fenced off an area known as Pusher Street, from where cannabis is usually sold. All entrances ...
Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model? [17.05.2018] Sweden is accustomed to being praised for its forward-thinking approach, but there's one area where many feel it lies behind the curve. The country's...

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