Items tagged with drug markets

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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...
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...
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...
Tramadol-spiked hashish comes at a high price in Cairo [16.09.2015] Hash is easily available in many areas of Cairo, and widely used. But there is increasing evidence that much of the supply has been cut with more dan...
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...
Teens are being used as guinea pigs in the synthetic drugs market [02.03.2015] The low volume, high frequency internet drugs market makes it hard for police to target. And even harder for teenagers to know what they’re taking. A...
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...

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