Items tagged with sweden

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New medical marijuana prescription approved in Sweden [02.05.2017] A further person has been granted a licence to use marijuana for medical purposes in Sweden three months after an historic decision from the country'...
Cannabis legislation in Europe [15.03.2017] At a time of increased debate on the laws controlling the use of cannabis in the European Union, this report answers some of the questions most often...
Sweden moves to battle high rate of drug deaths [25.08.2016] Sweden reported 92.9 deaths linked to narcotics use per million of adults in 2014, according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Add...
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...
UN: Swedish drug rules violate human rights [07.11.2015] Sweden's drug policies have come in for harsh criticism from the UN. Effective treatments against drug abuse, such as needle exchange programmes, are...
Record number of raids on Swedish drug farms [21.07.2015] Swedes are growing more and more cannabis. Never before have so many illegal drug farms been reported to the police, according to Swedish media. In 2...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016 [28.04.2015] As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing numb...
Swedish politician calls for legal cannabis shops [14.04.2015] Hanna Wagenius, chair of Sweden's Centre Party's youth wing, thinks that Sweden should take its lead from several places around the world which have ...
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...
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...
"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...
European policy on khat [30.04.2014] The UK and the Netherlands commissioned distinguished scholars and experts to study the social and clinical harms of khat. These experts argued that ...
The next marijuana legalization fight? Copenhagen vs. the rest of Denmark [19.03.2013] The city of Copenhagen wants to legalize cannabis and, if possible, get supplies of the drug from the United States. Following a Europe-wide trend, D...
Coca and Snus: Sweden's self-defeating hypocrisy on drugs [15.01.2013] Tradition is disposable. Evidence is marginal. Economic arguments are not important. This, in a nutshell, is what Sweden said to the UN to oppose tra...
Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf [11.01.2013] Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Conven...
Objections to Bolivia's reservation to allow coca chewing in the UN conventions [03.01.2013] Sweden joined the United States and the United Kingdom in objecting to the re-accession of Bolivia to the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs...
Sweden urges city not to legalise cannabis [22.11.2012] In a letter to the mayor, elected officials from 19 local councils in southern Sweden told Jensen they “were against all measures that involve a rela...
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...
Diplomatic games to oppose lifting unjust ban on coca chewing [16.01.2011] According to the government of Bolivia, the only three countries that did file a formal objection to the amendment of Bolivia to abolish the ban on c...

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