Items tagged with law enforcement

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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 ...
Harsh laws and high usage: France looks to reform its drug policies [01.03.2018] President Emmanuel Macron has taken steps to reform drug laws amid concerns that France has seen a continuous rise in drug use despite having some of ...
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 ...
One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed [05.02.2018] It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of feder ...
Philippine police return to war on drugs, cannot promise no bloodshed [29.01.2018] Police in the Philippines resumed President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, making visits to the homes of users and dealers to convince them to surre ...
‘Prison time will not stop my fight for cannabis’ [29.01.2018] Cannabis campaigner Mike Dobson has vowed to give up growing the drug after a sobering second spell in prison. But the 39-year-old is refusing to aba ...
Trump sees ‘carnage’ from America’s drug boom. But major cities are getting safer [28.01.2018] The president and his attorney general have blamed the drug boom for “American carnage,” but the latest crime statistics suggest that the relationshi ...
Cannabis clubs 'could open across country' as founder reveals police 'very supportive' of plan [25.01.2018] A cannabis club founder wants to expand across the UK after a senior cop visited his the Middlesbrough-based club. Michael Fisher set up Teesside Can ...
France to issue on-the-spot fines for cannabis use [25.01.2018] The French government will start handing out smaller, on-the-spot fines as part of a new policy on cannabis use, ruling out a decriminalisation of th ...
Danish police arrest 13 in tense Christiania raid [24.01.2018] Police seized a large amount of narcotics and items in a raid in the alternative enclave of Christiania in Copenhagen.Ten kilograms of hash and vario ...
A huge step backward on opioids [24.01.2018] The latest statistics on the overdose crisis -- roughly 64,000 deaths in the United States in 2016 -- also reveal that fentanyl and other synthetic o ...
Cannabis legalization can yield NIS 2.3b tax bonanza, report says [24.01.2018] The legalization of the cannabis industry can lead to a boon of NIS 2.3 billion ($675 million) in tax revenues a year for Israel, according to a new ...
Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018? [24.01.2018] Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the s ...
U.S. city mayors stand up for cannabis against Trump crackdown [12.01.2018] City mayors in the two U.S. states with the oldest legal cannabis industries are leading the pushback against the Trump administration’s announcement ...
Colorado’s Senators tell U.S. Treasury: Don’t touch marijuana banking [11.01.2018] U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado have asked the U.S. Treasury to keep in place Obama-era rules that allow banks to serve mariju ...
Iran's easing of drug laws could halt execution of 5,000 prisoners [10.01.2018] The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a change in the law abolishes capital punishment for some drug-traffic ...
New Hampshire lawmakers approve marijuana legalization [09.01.2018] The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to legalize marijuana, five days after the Trump administration moved to rescind federal guidelines ...
Cannabis chaos — Sessions has no exit strategy for his war on drugs [07.01.2018] One of the great social and political experiments of this decade, marijuana legalization, faces its greatest existential threat: Jeff Sessions. Twent ...
Jeff Sessions’s endless war on marijuana [07.01.2018] The key to understanding the Trump administration’s approach to policy, it seems, is to look at what most Americans want and then imagine the opposit ...
California’s cannabis crowd isn’t afraid of the Big Bad Attorney General [06.01.2018] Lots of people, obviously, are unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reversal of Obama-era guidelines de-prioritizing federal enforcement of m ...
Time to shed medieval mindsets as we wage war on marijuana [06.01.2018] It seems an eternity ago that two top High Court judges called for the decriminalisation of cannabis in Hong Kong, arguing that enforcement legislati ...
California defiant in face of federal move to get tough on marijuana [04.01.2018] The sale of recreational cannabis became legal in California on New Year’s Day. Just four days later, the Trump administration acted in effect to und ...
Marijuana stock analysts not too worried about Sessions's order just yet [04.01.2018] Cannabis analysts weren't too worried for the most part about the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy that effe ...
Jeff Sessions faces a steep uphill battle in his war on pot [04.01.2018] Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of Obama-era rules that set a federal policy of noninterference with state-legal marijuana busine ...
Sessions to rescind Cole Memo that kept feds out of legal marijuana states [04.01.2018] Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country ...
Kriminalbeamte fordern regulierten Marihuana-Markt [04.01.2018] Der Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter (BDK) hat sich für eine regulierte Legalisierung von Cannabis in Deutschland ausgesprochen. „Es ist an der Zeit, a ...
California's marijuana legalization aims to repair damage from the war on drugs [02.01.2018] California is now the largest state in the nation to have legal and regulated recreational marijuana. And while that alone is a blow to the prohibiti ...
The end of cannabis tolerance in Spain [02.01.2018] After decades of relative tolerance towards Cannabis in Spain, the Constitutional Court decides that cannabis clubs are criminal. Years of government ...
Government's cannabis plans include legal defence for terminal patients who use [20.12.2017] The Government will not be legalising the medicinal use of cannabis in New Zealand, but it will allow terminal patients caught growing cannabis to us ...
Duterte's drug war in 2017: The year of deaths and denials [19.12.2017] It's been a news cycle of deaths and denials in 2017 in the Philippines. Practically every day TV footages, online posts, and newspaper photos showed ...
Jeff Sessions isn’t giving up on weed. He’s doubling down [16.12.2017] When president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform were suddenly sei ...
Blowing up: Britain’s cocaine glut [07.12.2017] “It's as easy as buying a drink from an off-licence.” That is how Ellen Romans, a recovering drug addict, describes picking up cocaine near where she ...
Organised cultivation of cannabis matter of concern: High court [06.12.2017] Even as the Himachal Pradesh high court has expressed concern over organised cultivation of cannabis in the higher reaches of Kullu district, its wil ...
Danish police use drone in operation against Christiania cannabis trade [30.11.2017] A special unit of the Copenhagen police force has been operating in and around the ‘free city’ of Christiania and on its notorious Pusher Street in a ...
Netherlands coffee shop case highlights 'paradox' of cannabis laws [29.11.2017] With 3,000 customers a day, a restaurant, ample parking and turnover of €26m (£23m) a year, Checkpoint cafe, the largest cannabis-selling coffee shop ...
Court finds owner of biggest cannabis cafe guilty, but rules out punishment [28.11.2017] The owner of the former Checkpoint cannabis café in Terneuzen, close to the border with Belgium, has been found guilty of trading in soft drugs and m ...
Guiding Drug Law Reform in Myanmar [28.11.2017] A draft bill amending Myanmar 1993 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law was published in newspapers in March 2017 for public consultation. ...
Inside Crackland: the open-air drug market that São Paulo just can’t kick [27.11.2017] The brazen drug scene of Cracolândia is unlike nearly anything in any city in the world – hundreds and sometimes thousands of addicts, congregating o ...
The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA [15.10.2017] In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its ...
Philippine lawyers ask Supreme Court to halt 'illegal' war on drugs [11.10.2017] Philippine lawyers filed an injunction with the Supreme Court to try to stop President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, calling it as an illega ...
More people were arrested last year over pot than for murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery — combined [26.09.2017] In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent, according to 2016 crime data. Marijuana ...
Jeff Sessions’s evidence-free crime strategy [20.09.2017] Over the last thirty years researchers, law enforcement leaders and communities have pushed for smarter, better violence prevention — spurred in larg ...
“Despite the rise of gang crime, youth crime has been falling” [18.09.2017] As Justice Minister between 1996 and 2001, Frank Jensen opposed legalising cannabis. But after becoming Lord Mayor of Copenhagen in 2010, he changed ...
End the gang war by setting cannabis free [14.09.2017] Until the early 2000s, Copenhagen’s cannabis trade was centred in Christiania, an autonomous enclave of the city featuring around two dozen stalls wh ...
A flagship law is on the brink of collapse as experts say the Tories have ‘blood on their hands’ [31.08.2017] One of the Conservative government’s flagship laws has been left on the brink of collapse, as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced a “full r ...
How Anti-Mafia laws could bring down legal pot [28.08.2017] Earlier this summer, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado decided that the "noxious odors" from a pot farm could be lowering nearby pro ...
'Please stop!' Brutal killing of a student in Philippines drug war sparks nationwide anger [23.08.2017] The killing of a 17-year-old student in the Philippines has sparked nationwide protest and multiple government investigations, moves which many hope ...
Government accused of 'squandering' £1.6bn a year on anti-drug policy [07.08.2017] Ministers have been accused of "squandering" £1.6bn a year after an official analysis of the Government’s drug strategy concluded that illegal drugs ...
What LatAm cities can learn from the failures of Brazil's UPP policing model [01.08.2017] Community policing has become the go-to security strategy in the Americas. But as the case of the Rio de Janeiro's "pacification" policing experiment ...

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