Drugs

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Scotland proposes warnings for some class A drug users
Police can issue warnings in policy change unveiled by Scottish lord advocate in response to high death toll

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

22, Sep, 2021 @6:43 PM

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British gangs and international rivals join forces to increase cocaine sales
Analysis by National Crime Agency finds more than 1,700 UK criminal groups involved in drug supply

Mark Townsend

19, Sep, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Cocaine, the yuppie drug? Not now, say experts – its lure is crossing all classes
Once a potent symbol of 1980s excess, the class A narcotic has become commonplace. So how do we curb its soaring use?

Mark Townsend

19, Sep, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Scammers hijack Maggie Beer’s image to peddle hemp gummies and CBD oil
The ads falsely promise to help with a range of health complaints, and in one case a Beer fan was billed $500 for a product advertised at $80

Tory Shepherd

07, Sep, 2021 @11:55 PM

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The cannabis industry is booming, but for many Black Americans the price of entry is steep
Social equity rules can reduce barriers to entry for communities most affected by discriminatory drug laws

Patrice Worthy in Washington

07, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Priti Patel orders review into effects of nitrous oxide
Possession could be criminalised as home secretary vows to ‘take tough action’ on use of laughing gas

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

02, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘Swazi gold’: grandmothers in Eswatini growing cannabis to make ends meet
In the poverty-stricken kingdom, an older generation rely on growing marijuana to feed children orphaned by Aids epidemic

Colleta Dewa in Nhlangano

02, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Spanish couple arrested over toad-venom and ayahuasca rituals
Pair allegedly charged €150 for ‘ancestral’ ceremonies involving psychotropic substances

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

22, Aug, 2021 @3:03 PM

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My dad, Mr Nice: life as the daughter of Britain’s best-known cannabis smuggler
Howard Marks was a notorious drug smuggler. He was also a caring, fun father, says his daughter Amber – now a barrister and pharmacology expert. Could her family archives shed new light on his life of crime?

Duncan Campbell

21, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Kevin Molloy obituary
Other lives: Expert on drug rehabilitation and harm reduction who had experienced the ravages of addiction himself

Jon Derricott

19, Aug, 2021 @7:16 PM

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Support for drug users on probation in England and Wales ‘not good enough’
Fewer than 3,000 people referred for specialist drug misuse treatment in 2019/2020, report says

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

18, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Live animal exports are being used as cover by smugglers, say NGOs
Huge vessels used to transport farm animals are an attractive option for criminals smuggling drugs, arms and people

Sophie Kevany

18, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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