Items tagged with drug markets

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Class A drug use among young adults at 16-year high [19.09.2019] Class A drug use among young adults is at a 16-year-high, driven by increases in powder cocaine and ecstasy use, official estimates have revealed. Ar ...
A new ‘war on drugs’ is short sighted and naive [16.09.2019] Forty years ago, the Netherlands was far ahead of its time. But today we see the country moving backwards, as evidenced by a recent report on the dru ...
It’s time we were made legal, say London’s cannabis dealers... but don’t do it for skunk [22.08.2019] London cannabis dealers would welcome the legalisation of their trade, despite apprehension that they would be excluded from enjoying the fruits of t ...
Illegal cannabis getting even cheaper, as legal gets costlier, StatsCan says [10.07.2019] Statistics Canada's quarterly report on cannabis prices suggests the cost chasm between legal and illegal versions of the drug is wide, and getting w ...
From the Philippines to Indonesia and Afghanistan, Asia’s brutal drug policies have failed [20.02.2019] The so-called “war on drugs” has persisted without an honest assessment by governments of its effectiveness, nor its impacts, despite UN reports show ...
Why Europe has dodged America's fentanyl crisis [07.02.2019] A perfect storm of conditions over the last decade led to the current fentanyl epidemic in the US. It began with rising social deprivation and excess ...
Fears grow that Ketamine use by young is on the rise in England [04.02.2019] Public Health England has expressed concern that increasing numbers of young people are using ketamine as a Guardian analysis of government data show ...
Why legal cannabis growers can’t compete with the black market — yet [01.02.2019] Despite the persistent media buzz, there are no cannabis supply shortages in Canada, pot industry expert Michael Armstrong explains. “There’s all kin ...
After legalization: Four things to know about cannabis in Quebec [17.01.2019] In Quebec — where the product is sold by the government-run Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC) — legalization has highlighted the province’s thirs ...
'We're dealing with a black market': is taking pills becoming more dangerous? [15.01.2019] Prof Alison Ritter, a public health academic from the University of New South Wales, agreed that there had been an “explosion” in new types of substa ...
Canada legalized pot in October. But its black market is still going strong [05.01.2019] The legal cannabis stores that opened here last fall still look pristine. Curious customers file in, but the shelves they peruse are often bare. Supp ...
Cannabis strength doubles across Europe in 11 years [30.12.2018] Cannabis potency has doubled across Europe in the past decade, according to the first study to track changes in the drug across the continent. The st ...
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 ...
We from the police advise: more money and powers for the police [07.09.2018] The study 'The Netherlands and synthetic drugs: An inconvenient truth' by the Dutch police academy on the role of the Netherlands in the production o ...
The Chitta economy: How the business of drugs works in Punjab [01.09.2018] In the last few years, while the business and economy in the state kept sliding, the drugs trade flourished. With addicts turning peddlers and severa ...
Netherlands ‘market leader’ in production and trade synthetic drugs [27.08.2018] The Netherlands is world leader in the production and trading of synthetic drugs such as ecstasy and amphetamines, with total turnover up to 2017 est ...
Poppy husk smuggling up in Barmer, but no excise case registered in 10 years [12.07.2018] Smuggling of doda post (lanced poppy husk) is on the rise in Barmer district after government supply of the narcotic was banned from April 2016, but ...
Harsher drug prohibition won’t stop violence, but regulation might, law enforcers say [02.05.2018] After a spate of violent crime, the UK Home Office released its Serious Violence Strategy. Amber Rudd, former home secretary, said, perhaps inevitabl ...
Unfazed by Brazil's army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation [24.04.2018] Leaders of Rio de Janeiro's heavily armed drug gangs agree on at least one thing with the head of Brazil's army: An ongoing military intervention can ...
Narcopisos: Spain's 'drug flats' give focus for fight against heroin threat [12.03.2018] Empty properties in El Raval (Barcelona), many of which are owned by banks and investment funds following Spain’s property crash, serve as distributi ...
Poppies, opium, and heroin [01.03.2018] Poppy cultivation in Mexico and Colombia is part of a local economy geared almost exclusively toward the illegal market abroad: it is driven by deman ...
High-strength cannabis now dominates illegal market, study finds [27.02.2018] Almost all cannabis seized by police now comprises high-strength varieties, with outdoor-grown herbal strains and hashish barely found, according to ...
Trump sees ‘carnage’ from America’s drug boom. But major cities are getting safer [28.01.2018] The president and his attorney general have blamed the drug boom for “American carnage,” but the latest crime statistics suggest that the relationshi ...
Morocco’s cannabis farmers are radically overhauling their grow methods [04.01.2018] On a recent visit to the Rif region of Northern Morocco, we observed a dramatic and widespread evolution in cannabis cultivation techniques. We have ...
Israeli pot dealers boost business with high tech smokescreen [23.12.2017] Telegrass, an Israeli platform for drug-dealing, has won praise from its users but sparked alarm among drug counselors and police. Amos Dov Silver, a ...
Opioid tramadol destabilizes, fuels terror in parts of Africa, UN warns [15.12.2017] The illegal trade and growing abuse of tramadol, a synthetic opioid, are destabilizing parts of West Africa, especially in the Sahel region, where it ...
The legal marijuana market is exploding — it'll hit almost $10 billion sales in this year [08.12.2017] The market for legal marijuana is heating up in a big way. Legal marijuana sales are predicted to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017, accordin ...
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 ...
Legalization of marijuana unlikely to kill Canada’s black market right away [04.12.2017] From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen ...
Danish police use drone in operation against Christiania cannabis trade [30.11.2017] A special unit of the Copenhagen police force has been operating in and around the ‘free city’ of Christiania and on its notorious Pusher Street in a ...
Heroin is driving a sinister trend in Afghanistan [30.10.2017] Afghanistan has long been one of the world's biggest producers of opium and the Taliban has made a lucrative business from taxing and providing secur ...
High taxes on legal pot in California could mean black market will thrive [30.10.2017] State and local taxes on marijuana could surpass 45% in some parts of California, jeopardizing efforts to bring all growers and sellers into a state- ...
Britain is developing a weed café culture under the radar [02.10.2017] There is bipartisan support for cannabis legalisation among MP’s in the UK. However, the only pro-legalisation party, the Liberal Democrats, failed t ...
Jeff Sessions’s evidence-free crime strategy [20.09.2017] Over the last thirty years researchers, law enforcement leaders and communities have pushed for smarter, better violence prevention — spurred in larg ...
End the gang war by setting cannabis free [14.09.2017] Until the early 2000s, Copenhagen’s cannabis trade was centred in Christiania, an autonomous enclave of the city featuring around two dozen stalls wh ...
How legalization caused the price of marijuana to collapse [05.09.2017] All the diverse effects of legalizing recreational marijuana may not be clear for a number of years, but one consequence has become evident almost im ...
Is Canada ready for legal marijuana? [24.08.2017] The Canadian government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, in large part to put an end to the extensive and enduring black ...
Rodrigo Duterte pushing Philippines' drugs market to Indonesia, anti-narcotics chief says [26.07.2017] Indonesia's anti-narcotics chief has declared Indonesia to have the "biggest" illicit drugs market in the world, revealing 72 international drug synd ...
Roosendaal and Limburg have most drugs-related problems: CBS [24.07.2017] People living in the south of the Netherlands experience most problems with drugs and dealers, according to new research by national statistics offic ...
Albania cracks down on cannabis trade ahead of hoped-for EU talks [21.07.2017] Thousands of small producers have made Albania, Europe’s second-poorest country, its biggest open-air producer of cannabis, exported mainly to wester ...
Death toll mounts in Rio de Janeiro as police lose control of the city – and of themselves [17.07.2017] Even in Brazil, where homicides are really common, Rio de Janeiro’s crime rate is stunning. It is now impossible not to notice that the city’s Police ...
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 ...
Is Spain becoming Europe's cannabis garden? [12.06.2017] Cannabis production in Spain has grown significantly in recent years with more than 300,000 plants seized in 2015. Marijuana labs are believed to be ...
Proportion of UK drug users using dark net to buy drugs 'doubles in three years' [25.05.2017] There has been a huge rise in the number of UK drug users using the dark internet to buy illegal substances, a new survey has revealed. The Global Dr ...
Early marijuana sales ‘unbelievably high’ after legalization: U.S. consultant [30.04.2017] A U.S. consultant hired by Ottawa to assess Canada’s eventual recreational pot market says jurisdictions that regulate cannabis should expect “unbeli ...
Drug controls are 'absolutely pathetic,' activist says regulation will save lives [25.04.2017] A Vancouver based drug policy researcher has been working for decades to get the federal government to regulate illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine ...
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 ...

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