Items tagged with cocaine

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Ottawa must act fast on safe drug supply as tainted-drug deaths continue daily: advocates [11.10.2021] Downtown Eastside residents at high risk of overdose now have Vancouver’s support to get untainted drugs, but the federal government has the final sa ...
Cocaine, heroin and meth buyers' club gets Vancouver's approval to secure a safe supply [07.10.2021] The City of Vancouver voted unanimously in favour of supporting a peer-led program that would help get a safe supply of drugs to individuals at high ...
Graft, drug trafficking threaten Albania's chances of joining EU [04.10.2021] Researcher Fatjona Mejdini states that the drug problem had its roots in 1991, when Albania went from an isolated communist dictatorship straight to ...
Serotonin helps curb cocaine addiction [10.09.2021] The team has revealed a brain mechanism specific to cocaine which triggers a massive increase in serotonin (the ‘happy’ hormone) in addition to the i ...
Antwerp and Rotterdam are new epicentre of European cocaine trade [09.09.2021] The increased use of shipping containers to conceal drugs has made the high volume ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Hamburg the new epicentre of the E ...
‘Movie-plot’ cocaine case highlights shipping industry drug problem [28.06.2021] On June 17, 2019, US law enforcement agents boarded a shipping vessel in Philadelphia and seized 19.75 tons of cocaine with a street value of over $1 ...
Drug use steady despite lockdowns: EU agency [09.06.2021] The severe restrictions on movement and activities during the coronavirus pandemic had little effect on Europeans' appetite for illegal drugs in 2020 ...
Colombia’s cartels target Europe with cocaine, corruption and torture [11.04.2021] At 5am on a chilly Tuesday morning last month, 1,600 police officers and balaclava-wearing special forces, bristling with arms and battering rams, we ...
Doctors call for safer cocaine supply [03.03.2021] As drug toxicity deaths and overdoses in Canada continue to soar to unprecedented levels due to the increasingly volatile illicit market, advocates a ...
Norway seeks to decriminalise recreational drug use [19.02.2021] Norway's government proposed a bill aimed at decriminalising the possession and use of small amounts of narcotics, saying users should be offered tre ...
Government urged to sell cocaine and ecstasy in pharmacies [19.10.2020] Cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines should be “nationalised” and sold legally in government-run pharmacies to undermine global drug-related crime, the ...
Legalising cocaine is ‘something to consider,’ says Antwerp mayor [10.10.2020] Legalising cocaine is “an option that people need to dare to consider,” according to the mayor of Antwerp, Bart De Wever (N-VA). De Wever, whose port ...
Colombia lawmakers seek to take control of cocaine market. It’s a long shot [21.09.2020] Legislators weary of Colombia’s whack-a-mole anti-narcotics efforts propose to stop the often violent trafficking of cocaine that has plagued the cou ...
Why the Drug User Liberation Front gave out free, checked drugs in Vancouver [11.08.2020] The Drug User Liberation Front, a Vancouver-based activist group, made a serious statement on June 23. During a protest in the city’s Downtown Eastsi ...
Amount of cocaine intercepted by Dutch customs doubled in first half of 2020 [16.07.2020] Customs officers seized twice as much cocaine in the first six months of 2020 than in the same period last year. More than 25,000 kilograms of the dr ...
Drug users call for safe supply of heroin and cocaine, and show how it’s done [23.06.2020] A new drug-user advocacy group in Vancouver says the safe supply of prescription narcotics must include pharmaceutical-grade heroin and cocaine and — ...
Coca leaf: Myths and Reality [16.06.2020] Many myths surround coca. Every day press accounts around the world use the word coca in their headlines, when they refer in fact to cocaine. TNI's D ...
The coronavirus has gutted the price of coca. It could reshape the cocaine trade [09.06.2020] As a farmer eking out a living in Peru’s central jungle, Rubén Leiva grew one cash crop that seemed immune from global cycles of booms and busts. But ...
What lockdown? World’s cocaine traffickers sniff at movement restrictions [20.05.2020] The world’s cocaine industry — which produces close to 2,000 metric tons a year and makes tens of billions of dollars — has adapted better than many ...
Peruvian coca farmers to Paris pushers, coronavirus upends global narcotics trade [22.04.2020] The coronavirus outbreak has upended industries across the globe. The international narcotics trade has not been spared. From the cartel badlands alo ...
Honduras goes from transit nation to cocaine producer [19.03.2020] Over the last decade, Honduras has seen a proliferation of laboratories capable of transforming coca leaf into cocaine hydrochloride. This means that ...
Glyphosate and cocaine: Colombia's next drug war? [09.03.2020] Pedro Arenas is afraid that they'll take flight again. "I expect it could be within the next months," he says. Since the end of last year, nine AT-80 ...
Swiss cannabis market worth up to half a billion francs annually [23.01.2020] Cannabis remains by far the most widespread drug enjoyed in Switzerland, even if the value of the market is much lower than that for cocaine. A study ...
Danish parties want to decriminalise hard drugs [14.01.2020] A new report in Denmark revealed that more young Danes are consuming cocaine. Now several Danish parties want to change the law on the drugs to allow ...
Belgium’s most powerful politician has a drugs problem [11.01.2020] Drug gangs increasingly choose Antwerp over the port of Rotterdam since checks there have become tougher. Almost one-third of all cocaine intercepted ...
Cannabis sales in EU raise $13 billion for crime gangs [26.11.2019] Europeans spent at least 11.6 billion euros (£9.9 billion) in 2017 on illegal cannabis purchases, confirming marijuana as the largest drugs market in ...
‘War on drugs’ is driving deforestation [21.11.2019] Drug trafficking and the corresponding ‘war on drugs’ are driving deforestation in Central America, two new reports published by Fundación Neotropica ...
'It was like ordering pizza': Cocaine taxis on the rise in Berlin [21.10.2019] Police are investigating a growing number of "cocaine taxis" – cars that deliver the drug to any location – in the German capital. According to local ...
Drugs researchers: ‘No such thing as victimless cocaine’ [01.10.2019] Together with prevention worker Judith Noijen of the Jellinek Clinic, crimninologist Ton Nabben published the 25th edition of Antenne, a large-scale ...
Cannabis: le Maroc peut-il surfer sur la vague verte? [24.09.2019] Le pétrole vert du Maroc fait saliver les nouvelles industries émergentes qui promettent des produits miracles à base de cannabis. Malgré les perspec ...
Mexico court allows recreational cocaine in landmark decision [21.08.2019] A judge in Mexico City has ruled in favor of two people requesting permission to use cocaine recreationally, marking the "first ruling of its kind,"  ...
How to legalize every drug [22.05.2019] As Canada continues to work out the kinks of legalizing cannabis—and jurisdictions around the world follow suit—harm reduction advocates and drug pol ...
War on drugs has helped cocaine traffickers conquer swathes of Central America, study suggests [01.04.2019] A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, which simulated the complex dynamics between drug traffickers ...
Home Office gives green light to first drug testing clinic [24.02.2019] The first drug-checking service licensed by the Home Office will allow users to have their illicit substances tested without fear of being arrested i ...
New gangs 'Uberise' Europe's cocaine supply and bring more violence [14.12.2018] A surge in the supply of pure cocaine to Europe has led to a rise in drug-related murders as new criminal gangs muscle into a market previously domin ...
Report says the UN's global 'war on drugs' has been a failure [22.10.2018] The United Nations' drug strategy of the past 10 years has been a failure, according to a major report by the International Drug Policy Consortium (I ...
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 ...
Colombia continues to break records for cocaine production, report says [19.09.2018] Colombia is desperate to shed its reputation as a nation dogged by the drug trade, but new figures from the United Nations show that it continues to ...
Colombia coca production hits new record high, US figures say [26.06.2018] US estimates of coca production in Colombia show the Andean nation has set a new record for the amount of the drug-producing crop under cultivation, ...
More drugs, more deaths, more damage... [26.06.2018] In 2012, Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, referred to current drug control efforts as something akin to riding a stationary bicycle. "One kee ...
Report highlights continued rise in drug-related crime in Germany [23.05.2018] The head of the BKA, Holger Münch, suggested during a joint press conference with Germany's Commissioner on Drugs, Marlene Mortler, that decriminaliz ...
Ecstasy and cocaine are getting stronger, Dutch drug analysis shows [16.05.2018] Ecstasy pills are becoming stronger and cocaine sold on the streets is more pure, according to a new report by the addiction centre Trimbos Institute ...
Overshadowed by the opioid crisis: A comeback by cocaine [05.03.2018] The opioid epidemic just keeps getting worse, presenting challenges discussed at length at a White House summit last week. But opioids are not Americ ...
The opioid crisis is getting worse, particularly for black Americans [22.12.2017] The epidemic of drug overdoses, often perceived as a largely white rural problem, made striking inroads among black Americans last year — particularl ...
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 ...
We already know how to stop people dying from drugs – but the Government refuses to do it [02.08.2017] Last year saw the highest number of drug-related deaths since records began in 1993. More than half of these deaths involved an opiate, such as heroi ...
Illegal drug market is booming, says UN watchdog [22.06.2017] The world’s illicit drug economy is “thriving” owing to large increases in the production of heroin and cocaine and a wider spectrum of synthetic sub ...
More fentanyl being found in MDMA, crystal meth in Victoria [12.06.2017] When Victoria pharmacist Alain Vincent began testing local street drugs for the presence of fentanyl, he knew it would be found in heroin. He was sur ...
Brazil Supreme Court judge calls for drugs legalisation to beat gangs [11.02.2017] A Brazilian Supreme Court justice called for the legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of ...
Gangs less involved in cannabis compared with other drugs: Statscan [23.01.2017] Canada’s organized crime groups and gangs are much less likely to produce and traffic marijuana than they are other illicit drugs such as cocaine and ...

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