Drugs

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Germany’s move to legalise cannabis expected to create ‘domino effect’
Coalition government consults health experts, economists and growers in race to clear legal hurdles within two years

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

01, Jul, 2022 @9:36 AM

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War on drugs prolonged Colombia’s decades-long civil war, landmark report finds
Truth commission’s report, touted as a chance to heal after half a century of bloodshed, called for a ‘substantial change in drug policy’

Joe Parkin Daniels

28, Jun, 2022 @11:07 PM

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New Zealand ‘grossly underprepared’ as deadly drug fentanyl causes string of overdoses
Twelve people needed medical attention after overdosing on the drug, which had been sold as cocaine

Tess McClure in Auckland

27, Jun, 2022 @4:55 AM

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Australia’s first fixed pill testing site to launch in Canberra with hopes of sparking a national initiative
Organisers say the centre is a ‘real watershed’ moment and will open two nights a week from 19 July

Tory Shepherd

25, Jun, 2022 @8:02 AM

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Cocaine, class and me: everyone in this town takes drugs, all the time – they’re part of the civic culture
When I moved out of London, my plan was to write a book. Instead, I ended up working in a chicken shop, watching drugs tear through a working-class town – and my own life

Tabitha Lasley

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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How do I know if I’ve been spiked? We ask an expert
Dawn Dines, founder of Stamp Out Spiking, on the warning signs – and why it’s on the agenda at last

Coco Khan

24, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Teenager brings complaint against Met police over alleged racist stereotyping
19-year-old says he was groomed into county lines crime then was treated as drug gang member by police

Diane Taylor

20, Jun, 2022 @2:52 PM

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MDMA trials under review in Canada over alleged abuse of study participants
Health Canada confirms reviews into trials following complaint of ‘alleged investigator misconduct’

Mattha Busby

20, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How cannabis-fed chickens may help cut Thai farmers’ antibiotic use
Scientists observed fewer cases of avian bronchitis and superior meat after chickens given cannabis

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok

15, Jun, 2022 @2:32 PM

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Corruption blights the developing world but the US and Europe are accomplices | Kenneth Mohammed
State capture is growing on every continent but only because the west helps to launder and hide money stolen by kleptocrats

Kenneth Mohammed

15, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Canada air crew caught up in ‘hellish’ Dominican Republic drugs bust begs for repatriation
Five-member crew was detained after they found a bag of cocaine on 5 April and spent nine days in jail in a ‘hellish situation’

Tracey Lindeman in Ottawa

14, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Thailand to ease cannabis rules but smokers warned over smell ‘nuisance’
People will be allowed to grow it at home but recreational use is still discouraged

Rebecca Ratcliffe

08, Jun, 2022 @9:43 AM

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