Items tagged with prohibition

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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 ...
The 'Fifth Stage' of Drug Control [30.11.2014] Writing in 1996, Norbert Gilmore noted that ‘little has been written about drug use and human rights. Human rights are rarely mentioned expressly in ...
Drug possession arrests double in past six years across NSW [27.11.2014] The number of people arrested for possessing drugs in New South Wales (Australia) has doubled over the past six years, with NSW leading a national tr ...
Spice overdoses on the rise in Sweden [18.11.2014] The statistics were released after six teenagers in Gothenburg were rushed to hospital after taking the drug in excessive quantities. Police have ope ...
Is prohibition worth the cost? [06.11.2014] In Denmark there is little movement on drug policy. We know that we are just months from the next general election, but no political party has a poli ...
Prohibition is not working: the case for sanity in the war on drugs [29.10.2014] The House of Commons will today debate whether to rethink the war on drugs. While it is only a backbench business debate, and is therefore not bindin ...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives on counternarcotics regimes and UNGASS 2016 [15.10.2014] The approaching 2016 UNGASS and the meetings that will follow provide an important opportunity to reexamine the existing regime and improve global dr ...
Leading anti-marijuana academics are paid by painkiller drug companies [26.08.2014] As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policy ...
It’s time to talk about MDMA [10.08.2014] Another summer festival season, another slate of tragic overdoses and a few overwrought reactions about the need to ban electronic music parties. “Pa ...
The federal marijuana ban is rooted in myth and xenophobia [28.07.2014] The federal law that makes possession of marijuana a crime has its origins in legislation that was passed in an atmosphere of hysteria during the 193 ...
Repeal Prohibition, Again [27.07.2014] It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citiz ...
The Guardian view on overdue overhauling of US and global drug laws [27.07.2014] The war on drugs has been a losing fight for 40 years. The response to unending failure has always been to demand more law enforcement and more priso ...
Canada's 'Prince of Pot' to be released from U.S. prison [06.07.2014] When the poster child for marijuana legalization is released from a U.S. prison later this week, he'll be re-entering a world where many of his ideas ...
The real reason pot is still illegal [30.06.2014] The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA), one of the largest anti-legalization organizations in the US has a curious sponsor: Purdue Phar ...
Khat and mouse [28.06.2014] On June 24, 2014, the sale of khat was prohibited in Britain, almost a year after home secretary Theresa May told the House of Commons that she inten ...
Let's look again at Sweden's 'successful' drug policies [25.06.2014] Sweden is often portrayed as a success story in relation to drugs policy, not least by its own diplomats on the international stage and by the UN. Bu ...
No rehab for Russia's drug addicts [24.06.2014] As the world marks the United Nations' International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, millions of drug addicts in Russia have nowhere ...
Banning Khat is another pointless drug law that will do more harm than good [24.06.2014] Today, khat joined the range of prohibited substances that fall under the UK Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Those who distribute this Class C drug can now ...
Qat ban: UK police officers told to use their discretion in enforcement [22.06.2014] Police have been officially advised to use their discretion in deciding how to enforce the ban on qat, a mild herbal stimulant, that has been widely ...
The war on drugs killed my daughter [21.06.2014] Martha Fernback, 15, died from taking 91% pure ecstasy. The response of her mother, Anne-Marie Cockburn was unusual. She refused to blame her daughte ...
How neuroscience reinforces racist drug policy [12.06.2014] A recent neuroscience study from Harvard Medical School claims to have discovered brain differences between people who smoke marijuana and people who ...
"Just say no" is not an "alternative approach" to the drug problem [30.05.2014] Dr Hans-Christian Raabe, who was removed from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs after one month, this week wrote two rather provocative art ...
Ending the Drug Wars [06.05.2014] The Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy was convened to produce the most thorough independent economic analysis of the current international ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
The war on dagga sobers up [28.02.2014] The apartheid regime was terrified of white people interacting with black people, and saw cannabis as a dangerous enabler. They ensured it stayed pro ...
Kofi Annan: Stop 'war on drugs' [05.11.2013] Each year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from preventable drug-related disease and violence. Millions of users are arrested an ...
Drugs legislation is hampering clinical research, warns David Nutt [03.11.2013] The UK's drug laws are preventing scientists from carrying out vital research to unlock our understanding of the brain and find new treatments for co ...
War on illegal drugs failing, medical researchers warn [01.10.2013] The global “war on drugs” has been such a failure that illegal substances are now cheaper and purer than at any period over the past two decades, war ...
Is the war on drugs nearing an end? [07.04.2013] For four decades, libertarians, civil rights activists and drug treatment experts have stood outside of the political mainstream in arguing that the ...
Brad Pitt: America's war on drugs is a charade, and a failure [31.03.2013] "Since declaring a war on drugs 40 years ago, the United States has spent more than a trillion dollars, arrested more than 45 million people, and rac ...
Our Right to Poison [21.02.2013] German officials take a decidedly cool stance toward drug policy reform. No top politician with a major German party is about to call for a new drug ...
The DEA's marijuana mistake [24.01.2013] A pro-marijuana group lost its legal battle when a federal appellate court ruled that marijuana would remain a Schedule I drug, defined as having no ...
Doctors say UK drug policy should focus more on health [15.01.2013] Although illicit drug use has been declining in the UK, long-term problem drug use and drug-related deaths are not decreasing, says the British Medic ...
The 1971 Misuse of Drugs act was the stupidest and most ineffective ever passed [14.01.2013] Yet another parliamentary group has pronounced in favour of drugs decriminalisation. It still won’t happen. What is baffling is the intransigence of ...
Racism's hidden history in the war on drugs [02.01.2013] The first anti-drug law in the US was a local law in San Francisco passed in 1875, outlawing the smoking of opium and directed at the Chinese. Mariju ...
As US states legalise marijuana, is this the end of the drugs war? [10.11.2012] Last week was a momentous week, the beginning of the end, perhaps, of a national depravity – the "war on drugs". The voters of Colorado and Washingto ...
U.S. vote may be beginning of the end for War on Drugs [05.11.2012] "Exactly 80 years ago (in 1932), Colorado voters approved a ballot measure to appeal alcohol prohibition, and that came before it being repealed by t ...
Global drug policies need radical reform, says report [23.10.2012] The global war on drugs has failed and international policy requires radical reform to remove outmoded, unscientific thinking, according to a major n ...
75 years of racial control: happy birthday marijuana prohibition [27.09.2012] As we approach the 75th anniversary of marijuana prohibition in the United States on October 1, it is important to remember why marijuana was deemed ...
Drug use is an issue for society, not the criminal justice system [10.09.2012] There is no reliable evidence that tougher criminal sanctions deter drug use or offending. On the contrary, criminalisation worsens the health and we ...
After 33 years, I can no longer ignore the evidence on drugs [07.06.2012] "As a 33-year police practitioner who was commissioner of the Australian Federal Police during the 'tough on drugs' period, I fully understand the co ...
Time for open, informed debate on drug policy [18.04.2012] Latin American leaders have said recently that the West’s "war on drugs" has failed, and a new book from the International Institute for Strategic St ...
Drugs war 'a failure' that bred criminals [02.04.2012] Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, is among a group of prominent Australians who said the ''war on drugs'' is a failure. ''The prohibition of illici ...
The Prohibition of Illicit Drugs is Killing and Criminalising our Children [02.04.2012] It is time to reopen the national debate about drug use, its regulation and control. In June 2011 a prestigious Global Commission stated that the 40- ...
The War On Drugs Hurts Businesses and Investors [29.02.2012] “The drug war is weakening state institutions, infiltrating judicial systems and undermining rule of law,” all of which is bad for business, César Za ...
Rick Ross, '80s Crack Kingpin, Would Rather Have Sold Pot [11.01.2012] A leading distributor of crack cocaine in the 1980s would have preferred to have been a pot dealer, but was unable to find enough supply, he told The ...
Nieuwe publicatie van het Transnational Institute raadt de regering af khat te verbieden [11.01.2012] De engelstalige briefing Chewing over Khat Prohibition rekent af met de effectiviteit van een ban, zoals is gebleken uit andere Europese landen. Prob ...
How well do international drug conventions protect public health? [07.01.2012] The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961 aimed to eliminate the illicit production and non-medical use of cannabis, cocaine, and opioids, an a ...
The great debate that no one's talking about [03.12.2011] Scientists, lawyers, police, social workers, doctors and directors of public prosecution are pleading for change but no political party will touch th ...
It's time to end the phoney war on drugs [29.11.2011] We are supposedly engaged in a "war on drugs." What war on drugs? A phoney war, because it provokes that which it proclaims to repress. Take three co ...

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