Items tagged with law enforcement

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Human Rights and drug policy [01.01.2020] The Transnational Institute (TNI) has always believed in the need to find global answers to global problems, been a strong defender of multilateralis...
U.S. city mayors stand up for cannabis against Trump crackdown [12.01.2018] City mayors in the two U.S. states with the oldest legal cannabis industries are leading the pushback against the Trump administration’s announcement...
Colorado’s Senators tell U.S. Treasury: Don’t touch marijuana banking [11.01.2018] U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado have asked the U.S. Treasury to keep in place Obama-era rules that allow banks to serve mariju...
Iran's easing of drug laws could halt execution of 5,000 prisoners [10.01.2018] The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a change in the law abolishes capital punishment for some drug-traffic...
New Hampshire lawmakers approve marijuana legalization [09.01.2018] The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to legalize marijuana, five days after the Trump administration moved to rescind federal guidelines ...
Cannabis chaos — Sessions has no exit strategy for his war on drugs [07.01.2018] One of the great social and political experiments of this decade, marijuana legalization, faces its greatest existential threat: Jeff Sessions . Twen...
Jeff Sessions’s endless war on marijuana [07.01.2018] The key to understanding the Trump administration’s approach to policy, it seems, is to look at what most Americans want and then imagine the opposit...
California’s cannabis crowd isn’t afraid of the Big Bad Attorney General [06.01.2018] Lots of people, obviously, are unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reversal of Obama-era guidelines de-prioritizing federal enforcement of m...
California defiant in face of federal move to get tough on marijuana [04.01.2018] The sale of recreational cannabis became legal in California on New Year’s Day. Just four days later, the Trump administration acted in effect to und...
Marijuana stock analysts not too worried about Sessions's order just yet [04.01.2018] Cannabis analysts weren't too worried for the most part about the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy that effe...
Jeff Sessions faces a steep uphill battle in his war on pot [04.01.2018] Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of Obama-era rules that set a federal policy of noninterference with state-legal marijuana busine...
Sessions to rescind Cole Memo that kept feds out of legal marijuana states [04.01.2018] Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country...
Kriminalbeamte fordern regulierten Marihuana-Markt [04.01.2018] Der Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter (BDK) hat sich für eine regulierte Legalisierung von Cannabis in Deutschland ausgesprochen. „Es ist an der Zeit, a...
California's marijuana legalization aims to repair damage from the war on drugs [02.01.2018] California is now the largest state in the nation to have legal and regulated recreational marijuana. And while that alone is a blow to the prohibiti...
The end of cannabis tolerance in Spain [02.01.2018] After decades of relative tolerance towards Cannabis in Spain, the Constitutional Court decides that cannabis clubs are criminal. Years of government...
Duterte's drug war in 2017: The year of deaths and denials [19.12.2017] It's been a news cycle of deaths and denials in 2017 in the Philippines. Practically every day TV footages, online posts, and newspaper photos showed...
Jeff Sessions isn’t giving up on weed. He’s doubling down [16.12.2017] When president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform were suddenly sei...
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...
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...
Netherlands coffee shop case highlights 'paradox' of cannabis laws [29.11.2017] With 3,000 customers a day, a restaurant, ample parking and turnover of €26m (£23m) a year, Checkpoint cafe, the largest cannabis-selling coffee shop...
Court finds owner of biggest cannabis cafe guilty, but rules out punishment [28.11.2017] The owner of the former Checkpoint cannabis café in Terneuzen, close to the border with Belgium, has been found guilty of trading in soft drugs and m...
Guiding Drug Law Reform in Myanmar [28.11.2017] A draft bill amending Myanmar 1993 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law was published in newspapers in March 2017 for public consultation. ...
Inside Crackland: the open-air drug market that São Paulo just can’t kick [27.11.2017] The brazen drug scene of Cracolândia is unlike nearly anything in any city in the world – hundreds and sometimes thousands of addicts, congregating o...
The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA [15.10.2017] In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its...
Philippine lawyers ask Supreme Court to halt 'illegal' war on drugs [11.10.2017] Philippine lawyers filed an injunction with the Supreme Court to try to stop President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, calling it as an illega...
More people were arrested last year over pot than for murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery — combined [26.09.2017] In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent, according to 2016 crime data. Marijuana...
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...
A flagship law is on the brink of collapse as experts say the Tories have ‘blood on their hands’ [31.08.2017] One of the Conservative government’s flagship laws has been left on the brink of collapse, as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced a “ full ...
How Anti-Mafia laws could bring down legal pot [28.08.2017] Earlier this summer, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado decided that the "noxious odors" from a pot farm could be lowering nearby pro...
'Please stop!' Brutal killing of a student in Philippines drug war sparks nationwide anger [23.08.2017] T he killing of a 17-year-old student in the Philippines has sparked nationwide protest and multiple government investigations, moves which many hope...
Government accused of 'squandering' £1.6bn a year on anti-drug policy [07.08.2017] Ministers have been accused of "squandering" £1.6bn a year after an official analysis of the Government’s drug strategy concluded that illegal drugs ...
What LatAm cities can learn from the failures of Brazil's UPP policing model [01.08.2017] Community policing has become the go-to security strategy in the Americas. But as the case of the Rio de Janeiro's "pacification" policing experiment...
Philippine police 'dumping bodies' of drug war victims [28.07.2017] Fishermen in the Philippines have revealed that they have been dumping bodies of drug suspects, killed as part of the country's so-called war on drug...
Senators defy Jeff Sessions and vote to extend medical marijuana protections [27.07.2017] A congressional committee voted to extend protections of state medical marijuana programs against federal interference, in defiance of a request from...
Why João Doria’s war on drugs is doomed [12.07.2017] When São Paulo Mayor João Doria set out to fulfil a campaign promise and rid the city of its cracolândia (crackland), an area that was home to a grou...
Toronto marijuana arrests reveal ‘startling’ racial divide [06.07.2017] Black people with no history of criminal convictions have been three times more likely to be arrested by Toronto police for possession of small amoun...
What’s the deal with cannabis in Hong Kong? [01.07.2017] The use or sale of cannabis is banned in Hong Kong under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, which came into effect in 1969. Any person who cultivates any...
It's time to end SA's war on drugs [29.06.2017] Bluetooth nyaope, dagga, dealers and associated rhetoric often dominate the headlines on the issue of drug use. The supply and consumption of drugs —...
Wrecking to ‘revitalise’: São Paulo expels drug users and razes buildings, claiming public safety [16.06.2017] On May 21, 500 civil and military police descended on the downtown neighbourhood where, since the late 1990s, hundreds to thousands of crack-cocaine ...
Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers [13.06.2017] Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, acco...
Support users, don't punish them: Ex-AFP boss' radical ideas to beat the drug trade [13.06.2017] For over half a century governments in Australia have relied heavily on law enforcement to curb the drug trade and reduce drug use. But despite huge ...
Pot legislation does not fail Canada’s youth. A criminal record does [10.06.2017] The Canadian Medical Association Journal released an editorial criticizing the government’s approach to the protection of youth in the proposed Canna...
Police time and money go to pot [19.05.2017] In 2015-2016, 259 165 people were arrested for drug-related crimes, according to the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) crime statistics. The poli...
Baltimore homicide detectives to begin investigating drug overdoses [02.05.2017] Baltimore Police have begun investigating overdoses in an effort to trace drugs back to dealers, joining a wave of Maryland law enforcement agencies ...
It’s time to kick our addiction to the war on drugs [25.04.2017] As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie takes the lead in crafting the Trump administration’s response to the opioid crisis, he and his colleagues need...
Tough marijuana position from national prosecutors could influence Trump policy [25.04.2017] A federal group of prosecutors in the United States has criticized efforts at the US state level to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational...
Canada and eight US states have done it. Why can't NSW legalise cannabis? [24.04.2017] In Australia the long arm of the law still has a long reach, waging a war on drugs. Last year, there were more than 26,000 criminal incidents of cann...
Charge Rodrigo Duterte with mass murder, lawyer tells The Hague [24.04.2017] Filipino lawyer Jude Josue Sabio asked the International Criminal Court in The Hague to charge President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 other Philippine offi...
Officers rue the return of US 'war on drugs' [18.04.2017] Attorney General Jeff Sessions likes to reminisce about the aggressive law enforcement of the 80s and 90s and recently labelled cannabis " only sligh...
Police describe kill rewards, staged crime scenes in Duterte's drug war [18.04.2017] The Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings ...

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