Items tagged with drug markets

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Are police too skint to control Britain's weed growing industry? [17.04.2017] Six years ago police were busting more than 20 cannabis farms a day. Local newspapers were filled with images of officers wading through illegal grow...
Trafficked and enslaved: the teenagers tending UK cannabis farms [25.03.2017] An international network of traffickers brings teenage boys from Vietnam to become enslaved gardeners in British suburbs. Yet every few weeks, anothe...
Trend for ‘home grown’ cannabis in Austria [20.02.2017] When it comes to drugs, Austrians are increasingly turning to cannabis and buying from ‘home growers’ based in Austria, according to a public prosecu...
Delays in Uruguay marijuana law leave door ajar for drug trafficking [23.01.2017] Three years after Uruguay became the first South American country to create a legal market for marijuana, seven out of every ten cannabis consumers s...
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...
Pills that kill: why are thousands dying from fentanyl abuse? [10.12.2016] Fentanyl is the latest and most disturbing twist in the epidemic of opioid addiction that has crept across the United States over the past two decade...
Europe's outdoor cannabis capital [01.12.2016] Albania has become the largest producer of outdoor-grown cannabis in Europe. The potent plant has been described as "green gold" for struggling farme...
Deaths involving fentanyl rise as curbing illicit supply proves tough [17.11.2016] To get in front of production, the State Department and a group of U.S. senators asked the United Nations in October to add to the list of tightly co...
'Commercialization won out': will legal marijuana be the next big tobacco? [30.10.2016] Candi CdeBaca voted to legalize the free sale of marijuana in Colorado four years ago because she thought it would be good for her Denver neighborhoo...
Police say Christiania cannabis trade decimated [30.10.2016] Police Director Thorkild Fogde told Politiken newspaper that although hash and marijuana are still being openly sold in Christiania’s Pusher Street, ...
Cannabis trade moving into other Copenhagen neighbourhoods [06.09.2016] Since residents of the freetown Christiania took matters into their own hands and ripped down the cannabis stands on Pusher Street, it appears that d...
Christiania residents shut down Pusher Street [01.09.2016] After a meeting that stretched across several hours, residents of the largely self-governing commune of Christiania said they would try to shut down ...
Will Myanmar’s economy ever kick its opium habit? [26.08.2016] A recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates Myanmar had 55,000 hectares of poppies under cultivation in 2015, m...
Ex-top undercover drugs cop forfeits anonymity to fight against the War on Drugs [19.08.2016] Neil Woods insists nothing good came of his 14 years as one of the UK’s most successful undercover cops, fighting the war on drugs. His painstaking, ...
Dutch lead the west in online drugs sales: report [15.08.2016] The online sale of illegal drugs is higher per head of the Dutch population than in any other major western country, according to a new report commis...
What makes marijuana users different from everyone else [13.08.2016] A massive study published this month in the Journal of Drug Issues found that the proportion of marijuana users who smoke daily has rapidly grown, an...
Swedish cannabis cultivation hits a high [10.07.2016] Cannabis cultivation in Sweden has increased exponentially in recent years, to the degree that some parts of the country are now becoming self-suffic...
Is the global cocaine trade in decline? [23.06.2016] The latest United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2016 World Drug Report presents a long-term analysis of cocaine production, seizures and ...
Time to put ‘skunk’ out of business [21.06.2016] In the scientific literature, 'skunk' has come to mean something more specific: cannabis that contains a high percentage of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC...
The failed promise of legal pot [08.05.2016] The risk is that, by itself, legalizing marijuana possession does not change the black market and that, even as legalization spreads, young black men...
EU Drug Markets Report [04.04.2016] The 2016 EU Drug Markets Report provides a unique insight into the operation of illicit drug markets in the EU. The report assesses the impact of the...
What can be learned from Brazil’s “pacification” police model? [10.03.2016] When national and local public safety personnel in Latin America want to turn away from “mano dura” approaches to the problem of alarmingly high rate...
Mexican marijuana farmers see profits tumble as U.S. loosens laws [30.12.2015] The loosening of marijuana laws across much of the United States has increased competition from growers north of the border, apparently enough to dri...
Dabbing: the ‘cannabis crack’ that makes skunk seem weak [30.08.2015] As soon as they find out what it is, the tabloids are going to freak out about dabbing. This new technique for getting stoned involves people heating...
Young hands in Mexico feed growing U.S. demand for heroin [29.08.2015] As heroin addiction soars in the United States, a boom is underway south of the border, reflecting the two nations’ troubled symbiosis. Officials fro...
With marijuana price down 70%, Colombia growers are bailing [13.07.2015] On a farm in the central Andean mountains of Colombia, workers are digging up marijuana bushes and replacing them with avocados. They’ll get no subsi...
Report illustrates dynamics of Colombia's domestic drug trade [25.02.2015] A recent analysis on the relationship between local drug markets and violence and crime in Colombia illustrates the dynamics driving the domestic dru...
Urban drug markets and zones of impunity in Colombia [25.02.2015] The retail drug trade has been identified by the authorities as a strategic priority, under the hypothesis that it is one of the main triggers of vio...
Seattle's legal marijuana euphoria over as industry undergoes growing pains [15.01.2015] The legal marijuana market in the state of Washington opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn’t hav...
Myanmar returns to what sells: Heroin [03.01.2015] A decade ago, Myanmar seemed on course to wipe out the opium fields and heroin jungle labs along its eastern border, the notorious Golden Triangle. T...
Medical marijuana a challenge for legal pot states [02.01.2015] A year into the experiments with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference ma...
Fixing a broken system [28.12.2014] Despite efforts by governments in Latin America, illicit drugs continue to provide one of the largest incomes for criminal organizations, enabling th...
Cannabis farmers support calls to legalize lucrative crop [23.12.2014] With the war in Syria stifling the economy and bringing in a flood of refugees in the Bekaa Valley, as well as the closure of smuggling roads and per...
Making a mountain out of a molehill: myths on youth and crime in Saint Lucia [15.12.2014] Caribbean states face challenges of youth involvement in crime, violence, gangs and other anti-social activities. It is not uncommonly heard the “dru...
How powerful synthetic drugs will upend drug markets globally [01.12.2014] Illicit drugs made from plants (e.g., cocaine, heroin) are being replaced in some national drug markets by those that are synthesized (e.g., methamph...
Does tougher enforcement make drugs more expensive? [30.11.2014] Although the fact of prohibition itself raises prices far above those likely to pertain in legal markets, there is little evidence that raising the r...
Legal pot in the U.S. may be undercutting Mexican marijuana [30.11.2014] Made-in-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half the states have now voted to permit pot for recreational or medical use, most recently Oregon ...
Left to flourish, cannabis farms see profits fall [16.11.2014] For the second year in a row, cannabis farmers in the Bekaa Valley have been able to reap their harvests without being harassed or prosecuted by the ...
Marijuana farmers in the Bekaa struggling to survive as profits decline [12.09.2014] Farmers in the Bekaa Valley are not ashamed of growing marijuana. It is neither a disgrace nor a mistake, “We grow it to survive” they say candidly. ...
Cannabis farmers to resist state’s decision to destroy crops [08.07.2014] The government's decision to begin destroying cannabis farms in the Bekaa Valley has angered impoverished farmers whose livelihoods rely heavily on d...
Greece on crossroads of international heroin trade [23.06.2014] Greece is a central hub on the route connecting the main country where heroin is produced, Afghanistan, and its biggest markets in Western Europe, an...
Albania cracks down on marijuana production in key southern village [18.06.2014] With the fruits of its labor turning up in Italy, Greece and, last year, Germany, Albania has come under increasing pressure from the European Union ...
West Africa should decriminalise drugs - Obasanjo commission [12.06.2014] The West Africa Commission on Drugs says drug cartels are undermining the region by using it to transit cocaine. The commission, headed by former Nig...
Bekaa farmers push against eradicating marijuana growth in Lebanon [02.06.2014] The growth of cannabis is gradually increasing in the fields in the Bekaa valley. This is mainly due to policies adopted by successive governments th...
Civil war turns Syria into major amphetamines hub [11.01.2014] Syria has become a major amphetamines exporter and consumer as the trauma of the country's brutal civil war fuels demand and the breakdown in order c...
Eyes Wide Shut: Corruption and Drug-Related Violence in Rosario [30.12.2013] In Rosario, Argentina, the presence of criminal organisations involved in drug trafficking was a low priority for the government until New Year’s day...
Legal cannabis market 'would be worth £1.25bn a year to government' [14.09.2013] Legalising and taxing cannabis could be worth as much as £1.25bn a year to the government, a study suggests. The report Licensing and regulation of t...
Greek addicts turn to deadly shisha drug as economic crisis deepens [15.05.2013] Nobody knows which came first: the economic crisis tearing Greece apart or shisha, the drug now known as the "cocaine of the poor". What everyone doe...
Cannabis production and markets in Europe [26.06.2012] This study brings together available evidence to provide a comprehensive analysis of cannabis production and markets across the EU. It combines infor...
UK police find 20 cannabis farms a day [29.04.2012] Police discovered more than 20 cannabis farms and factories in the UK every day last year, seizing drugs worth up to £100 million, according to a rep...

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