"Officials in the United States might be tempted to view the disturbing surge in young refugees as simply a border security issue. But the problem is far more complex than that – the drug cartels are now major players in Central American countries, driving vulnerable populations northward to the United States to enhance their own profits. And America’s hardline prohibitionist drug war is only making things worse."
There are stories some people might not expect to read about Iran – and its progressive drugs policy is one. As a number of countries begin to slowly reconsider their approach towards illicit drugs, following…
A friend of mine is known as Johnny A&E. He doesn’t drink much or very often, but once or twice a year when he gets properly hammered — he’s a birthdays and Christmas kind of drunk — he always ends up in A&E.
If just a small fraction of the money spent each year on drug-related law enforcement globally -- about $100 billion per year -- was re-directed towards drug-related health and social services, countless lives would be saved....
SENIOR police are again calling for debate on reducing the legal drink-driving limit to .02. Currently first offenders who are just over the limit of 0.05 are fined and lose points but are often keep their licence and continue to drive.
Genes that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia may also increase the likelihood of using cannabis, according to a new study led by King's College London, published today in Molecular Psychiatry.
The World Drug Report 2014, an annual overview of the major developments in various drug categories, ranging from production to trafficking, including development of new routes and modalities, as well as consumption, will be presented to Member States on 26 June by UNODC's Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, in Vienna, during the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.