Drugs

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Cocaine Bear: the trailer for 2023’s wildest film is everything and more
The Elizabeth Banks-directed caper, based on a true story, looks to be exactly what the internet wants it to be

Stuart Heritage

30, Nov, 2022 @9:22 PM

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Victorian crossbench contenders vow to push for cannabis decriminalisation if elected
Despite premier Daniel Andrews refusing to budge on the issue, Legalise Cannabis party promises to push ‘forcefully’ on drug reform

Cait Kelly and Adeshola Ore

29, Nov, 2022 @9:10 AM

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Legalise Cannabis and other progressive parties could hold balance of power in Victorian upper house
Counting suggests Legalise Cannabis party, Greens and Reason Party are likely to win seats in Legislative Council

Cait Kelly

28, Nov, 2022 @8:07 AM

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‘In Gloucester, young boys are carrying weapons’: how violence, drugs and abuse thrive when police fail
Reducing knife crime and domestic abuse is one of the steep challenges facing the Gloucestershire police, along with improving its own performance rating

Mark Townsend

26, Nov, 2022 @6:57 PM

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The term ‘heroin chic’ needs to die – even if skinny-worship rages on
The aesthetic may be back, but the phrase has dark roots. Industry veterans warn we shouldn’t revert to 90s beauty standards

Alaina Demopoulos

21, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sex parties and fast cars: US agent turned cartel mole claims DEA corruption
As he enters prison, a disgraced former DEA agent who lived a decadent double life has claimed his own crimes were the tip of the iceberg

J Oliver Conroy

20, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Dutch to ban laughing gas over fears for health and road safety
Nitrous oxide linked to more than 60 fatal crashes in the country in less than three years

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

15, Nov, 2022 @3:17 PM

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‘HIV can kill faster than the drug abuse’: Nigeria opens first needle exchange to tackle infection
The programme, seen as a shift in attitudes in a zero-tolerance country, is aimed at curbing the spread of blood-borne disease

Ope Adetayo in Ibadan

14, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Home Office contractors removed for trying to sell drugs at Manston asylum centre
Exclusive: Staff disciplined after asylum seekers understood to have complained about attempts to sell them cannabis

Diane Taylor

04, Nov, 2022 @2:13 PM

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Germany announces plan to legalise cannabis for recreational use
Minister says legalisation could set precedent for rest of Europe, though plan is still subject to EU approval

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

26, Oct, 2022 @1:52 PM

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Are you a cannabis-loving Canadian who doesn’t like to leave home? Uber Eats to the rescue!
The online delivery service can now supply legal marijuana from several dispensaries in Toronto – as well as pizza for the munchies

19, Oct, 2022 @4:45 PM

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How Cut Throat got his nickname – Wayne Hanson’s best photograph
‘The first time I saw Bruce he was running down the street, shirtless, with a stab wound in his chest. He had recently had his throat cut for the second time’

Interview by Chris Broughton

19, Oct, 2022 @1:59 PM

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