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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
"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...
Trafic de cannabis : Le PAM et l'Istiqlal appellent à la libération des personnes poursuivies [15.05.2018] La nécessité d’inscrire les noms des personnes poursuives pour trafic de cannabis dans les zones du Nord sur la liste des bénéficiaires de la grâce r...
Canada plans to legalize weed – but will those convicted of crimes get amnesty? [08.05.2018] As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana this summer, politicians are facing growing calls to grant a blanket amnesty for people convicted under the ...
How anti-marijuana Jeff Sessions became the best thing to happen to pot legalization [06.05.2018] Jeff Sessions hates marijuana. He’s made that plain in multiple colorful quotes, from stating that “ good people don’t smoke marijuana ” to arguing t...
Harsher drug prohibition won’t stop violence, but regulation might, law enforcers say [02.05.2018] After a spate of violent crime, the UK Home Office released its Serious Violence Strategy. Amber Rudd, former home secretary, said, perhaps inevitabl...
Beijing asks Canada to help stem flow of illicit marijuana to China [30.04.2018] Chinese officials have been quietly grilling Canada about illicit marijuana flowing to their country, prompting Ottawa to agree to work with them on ...
Liz Warren has high hopes for pot bill [29.04.2018] U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has had “encouraging” conversations with Republican leadership over a bill she and Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner a...
Unfazed by Brazil's army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation [24.04.2018] Leaders of Rio de Janeiro's heavily armed drug gangs agree on at least one thing with the head of Brazil's army: An ongoing military intervention can...
Drug reform gets a push [21.04.2018] New plans for treatment of drug addicts and abusers are a welcome step on the way to badly needed drug reform. The steps announced last week by the c...
U.S. has been quietly helping Mexico with new, high-tech ways to fight opium [15.04.2018] In the past few opiate-soaked years, U.S. officials say, nearly all the heroin coursing through American cities has come from one place: Mexico. “The...
'I will arrest you': Duterte threatens ICC lawyer over 'war on drugs' [13.04.2018] Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor if she conducts activities in his cou...
Japan reports sharp increase in marijuana arrests, triggering concerns for drug issues seen in the West [13.04.2018] Japan has seen a sharp increase in marijuana possession arrests, especially among teenagers and people in their 20s, prompting warnings of drug-relat...
Philippine court halts govt move to keep drug war kill records secret [03.04.2018] The Philippine Supreme Court ordered police to hand over full records of thousands of deadly encounters in the country’s war on drugs, thwarting a go...
Europe is losing the fight against dirty money [02.04.2018] Rob Wainwright, who will be leaving his post as Europol director after almost a decade, said: “One of my favorite frustrations is on financial crime ...
Indonesia criminal code overhaul a step backwards for drug policy [30.03.2018] As more countries move away from drug prohibition, Indonesia is about to step up its efforts to defend it. Proposed revisions to the country's crimin...
LibDem MSP says Scotland should ‘open regulated drugs market’ [28.03.2018] Scotland should have its own “regulated cannabis market” to control the pricing and potency of the drug, LibDem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has claimed. H...
CAG raps Odisha govt. for weak enforcement in drug trafficking [27.03.2018] Though illegal cultivation of hemp over 9,548 acres were destroyed during the past three years in Odisha, the enforcement agencies managed to arrest ...
Philippines tars rights groups with ‘drug lords’ smear [26.03.2018] Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque alleged that “some human rights groups have become unwitting tools of drug lords to hinder the strides ...
The war on drugs breeds crafty traffickers [26.03.2018] Politicians often escalate drug war rhetoric to show voters that they are doing something. But it is rare to ignore generations of lessons as Preside...
“Belgian cannabis policy is failing” [22.03.2018] Violence and health problems are on the rise: according to figures produced by 15 scientists, the current Belgian cannabis policy is having harmful c...
Trump calls for death penalties for drug dealers as focus of opioids plan [19.03.2018] Donald Trump called for some drug dealers to receive the death penalty in a new opioids policy rollout. “We’re wasting our time if we don’t get tough...
Feds say 5 NYC doctors took bribes from drug maker to prescribe opioid [16.03.2018] Five Manhattan doctors were paid more than $800,000 by a pharmaceutical company to prescribe a spray version of the highly potent and addictive opioi...
Narcopisos: Spain's 'drug flats' give focus for fight against heroin threat [12.03.2018] Empty properties in El Raval (Barcelona), many of which are owned by banks and investment funds following Spain’s property crash, serve as distributi...
Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases [10.03.2018] Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged ...
Police probe of Brazilian marijuana researcher sparks protests [08.03.2018] A police investigation targeting Brazil’s most prominent marijuana researcher has ignited a wave of protest among scientists. They say that the move ...
BNN to continue gunning down drug dealers: Chief [05.03.2018] Newly-installed head of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), Insp. Gen. Heru Winarko, said he would continue the programs of his predecessor, Budi Wa...
Rodrigo Duterte tells police not to cooperate in drug war investigation [02.03.2018] President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippines’ police and soldiers not to cooperate in any investigation into his bloody war on drugs, amid i...
Poppies, opium, and heroin [01.03.2018] Poppy cultivation in Mexico and Colombia is part of a local economy geared almost exclusively toward the illegal market abroad: it is driven by deman...

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