Items tagged with cocaine

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Colombia lawmakers seek to take control of cocaine market. It’s a long shot [21.09.2020] Legislators weary of Colombia’s whack-a-mole anti-narcotics efforts propose to stop the often violent trafficking of cocaine that has plagued the cou ...
Why the Drug User Liberation Front gave out free, checked drugs in Vancouver [11.08.2020] The Drug User Liberation Front, a Vancouver-based activist group, made a serious statement on June 23. During a protest in the city’s Downtown Eastsi ...
Amount of cocaine intercepted by Dutch customs doubled in first half of 2020 [16.07.2020] Customs officers seized twice as much cocaine in the first six months of 2020 than in the same period last year. More than 25,000 kilograms of the dr ...
Drug users call for safe supply of heroin and cocaine, and show how it’s done [23.06.2020] A new drug-user advocacy group in Vancouver says the safe supply of prescription narcotics must include pharmaceutical-grade heroin and cocaine and — ...
Coca leaf: Myths and Reality [16.06.2020] Many myths surround coca. Every day press accounts around the world use the word coca in their headlines, when they refer in fact to cocaine. TNI's D ...
The coronavirus has gutted the price of coca. It could reshape the cocaine trade [09.06.2020] As a farmer eking out a living in Peru’s central jungle, Rubén Leiva grew one cash crop that seemed immune from global cycles of booms and busts. But ...
What lockdown? World’s cocaine traffickers sniff at movement restrictions [20.05.2020] The world’s cocaine industry — which produces close to 2,000 metric tons a year and makes tens of billions of dollars — has adapted better than many ...
Peruvian coca farmers to Paris pushers, coronavirus upends global narcotics trade [22.04.2020] The coronavirus outbreak has upended industries across the globe. The international narcotics trade has not been spared. From the cartel badlands alo ...
Honduras goes from transit nation to cocaine producer [19.03.2020] Over the last decade, Honduras has seen a proliferation of laboratories capable of transforming coca leaf into cocaine hydrochloride. This means that ...
Glyphosate and cocaine: Colombia's next drug war? [09.03.2020] Pedro Arenas is afraid that they'll take flight again. "I expect it could be within the next months," he says. Since the end of last year, nine AT-80 ...
Swiss cannabis market worth up to half a billion francs annually [23.01.2020] Cannabis remains by far the most widespread drug enjoyed in Switzerland, even if the value of the market is much lower than that for cocaine. A study ...
Danish parties want to decriminalise hard drugs [14.01.2020] A new report in Denmark revealed that more young Danes are consuming cocaine. Now several Danish parties want to change the law on the drugs to allow ...
Belgium’s most powerful politician has a drugs problem [11.01.2020] Drug gangs increasingly choose Antwerp over the port of Rotterdam since checks there have become tougher. Almost one-third of all cocaine intercepted ...
Cannabis sales in EU raise $13 billion for crime gangs [26.11.2019] Europeans spent at least 11.6 billion euros (£9.9 billion) in 2017 on illegal cannabis purchases, confirming marijuana as the largest drugs market in ...
‘War on drugs’ is driving deforestation [21.11.2019] Drug trafficking and the corresponding ‘war on drugs’ are driving deforestation in Central America, two new reports published by Fundación Neotropica ...
'It was like ordering pizza': Cocaine taxis on the rise in Berlin [21.10.2019] Police are investigating a growing number of "cocaine taxis" – cars that deliver the drug to any location – in the German capital. According to local ...
Drugs researchers: ‘No such thing as victimless cocaine’ [01.10.2019] Together with prevention worker Judith Noijen of the Jellinek Clinic, crimninologist Ton Nabben published the 25th edition of Antenne, a large-scale ...
Cannabis: le Maroc peut-il surfer sur la vague verte? [24.09.2019] Le pétrole vert du Maroc fait saliver les nouvelles industries émergentes qui promettent des produits miracles à base de cannabis. Malgré les perspec ...
Mexico court allows recreational cocaine in landmark decision [21.08.2019] A judge in Mexico City has ruled in favor of two people requesting permission to use cocaine recreationally, marking the "first ruling of its kind,"  ...
How to legalize every drug [22.05.2019] As Canada continues to work out the kinks of legalizing cannabis—and jurisdictions around the world follow suit—harm reduction advocates and drug pol ...
War on drugs has helped cocaine traffickers conquer swathes of Central America, study suggests [01.04.2019] A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, which simulated the complex dynamics between drug traffickers ...
Home Office gives green light to first drug testing clinic [24.02.2019] The first drug-checking service licensed by the Home Office will allow users to have their illicit substances tested without fear of being arrested i ...
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 ...
Report says the UN's global 'war on drugs' has been a failure [22.10.2018] The United Nations' drug strategy of the past 10 years has been a failure, according to a major report by the International Drug Policy Consortium (I ...
Taking stock: A decade of drug policy [22.10.2018] ‘Taking stock: A decade of drug policy’ evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, using data from the ...
Colombia continues to break records for cocaine production, report says [19.09.2018] Colombia is desperate to shed its reputation as a nation dogged by the drug trade, but new figures from the United Nations show that it continues to ...
Colombia coca production hits new record high, US figures say [26.06.2018] US estimates of coca production in Colombia show the Andean nation has set a new record for the amount of the drug-producing crop under cultivation, ...
More drugs, more deaths, more damage... [26.06.2018] In 2012, Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, referred to current drug control efforts as something akin to riding a stationary bicycle. "One kee ...
Report highlights continued rise in drug-related crime in Germany [23.05.2018] The head of the BKA, Holger Münch, suggested during a joint press conference with Germany's Commissioner on Drugs, Marlene Mortler, that decriminaliz ...
Ecstasy and cocaine are getting stronger, Dutch drug analysis shows [16.05.2018] Ecstasy pills are becoming stronger and cocaine sold on the streets is more pure, according to a new report by the addiction centre Trimbos Institute ...
Overshadowed by the opioid crisis: A comeback by cocaine [05.03.2018] The opioid epidemic just keeps getting worse, presenting challenges discussed at length at a White House summit last week. But opioids are not Americ ...
The opioid crisis is getting worse, particularly for black Americans [22.12.2017] The epidemic of drug overdoses, often perceived as a largely white rural problem, made striking inroads among black Americans last year — particularl ...
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 ...
We already know how to stop people dying from drugs – but the Government refuses to do it [02.08.2017] Last year saw the highest number of drug-related deaths since records began in 1993. More than half of these deaths involved an opiate, such as heroi ...
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 ...
More fentanyl being found in MDMA, crystal meth in Victoria [12.06.2017] When Victoria pharmacist Alain Vincent began testing local street drugs for the presence of fentanyl, he knew it would be found in heroin. He was sur ...
Brazil Supreme Court judge calls for drugs legalisation to beat gangs [11.02.2017] A Brazilian Supreme Court justice called for the legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of ...
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 ...
A brief history of war and drugs: From Vikings to Nazis [24.11.2016] Adolf Hitler was a junkie and the Nazis' narcotics intake gives new meaning to the term 'war on drugs'. But they weren't the only ones. Recent public ...
Needle vs needle: a vaccine for drug addiction? [13.07.2016] Apparently they are working on a vaccine for drug addiction (specifically, opiate addiction). There are already studies into vaccinating against coca ...
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 ...
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 ...
More South America teens using cocaine: Report [04.05.2015] The Organization of American States' (OAS) latest drug consumption report highlights shifting trends in drug use among youths in the Western Hemisphe ...
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 ...
'You will not be arrested for using drugs' [02.12.2014] Authorities in the Netherlands are warning Amsterdam tourists about heroin masquerading as cocaine, which has already killed several people and sent ...
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 ...
Ecuador is freeing thousands of drug mules [06.10.2014] In Latin America’s latest challenge to Washington’s “war on drugs,” Ecuador has quietly begun releasing thousands of convicted cocaine smugglers. The ...
Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas [27.06.2014] Latin America is now at the vanguard of international efforts to promote drug policy reform: Bolivia has rewritten its constitution to recognize the ...
West Africa should decriminalise drugs - Obasanjo commission [12.06.2014] The West Africa Commission on Drugs says drug cartels are undermining the region by using it to transit cocaine. The commission, headed by former Nig ...
Global drug policy is still deadly and ineffective [02.06.2014] If you actually read the treaties, while they do set firm limitations on the legal, "non-medical" or "non-scientific" sale of schedule drugs — limits ...

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