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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Australia should tax and regulate cannabis, not prohibit it [18.04.2018] Cannabis arrests have accounted for the largest proportion of illicit drug arrests in Australia. In 2015-16, of the two million Australians who use c...

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