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Online drug vendors are anonymously delivering their products through the US Postal Service, and the constitutional right to privacy is preventing law enforcement from
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The glamorisation of ayahuasca in Western media and the rise in tourism in Latin America has led to the commercialisation of the substance, and the undermining of its
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While talk of drug policy reform grows in Latin America, Guatemala’s new president has emphasized "zero tolerance" policy in a sharp U-turn on the rhetoric espoused by
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Experiencing a rise in coca cultivation, the Colombian government has resumed the use of a potentially carcinogenic herbicide in its efforts to tackle the source of th
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With the outcome document for the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem now adopted, questions must be asked about it
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Considering the recent political and media support around medically-supervised injection sites they now seem inevitable in Ireland. Rather than "if?" the question has
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As the UK’s heavily-derided ‘legal highs’ ban takes effect, prisoners found in possession of these substances will face the prospect of an increased sentence, while th
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As the United States sees regulated medical marijuana models emerge across the country, a glaring paradox has arisen – many states require applicants for producer lice
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We’ve recently launched a drug testing initiative in Newcastle university, with plenty of media coverage this week. Here’s the roundup of what you need to know.
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For some time I have believed that we, citizens of Western societies, are going through an existential crisis, caused by a growing gap between our material and spiritu
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“I have to make sure I don't engage in conversations with people who don't abide by the rules of evidence.” - Dr. Carl Hart. PhD.
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President Barack Obama’s commitment to increased investment in drug treatment is welcome, but people will still face barriers to accessing services due to stigma, some
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TalkingDrugs is an online space reflecting the global challenge posed by illicit drugs. It provides an opportunity to share stories and insights that will help us find better ways to control illicit drugs and prevent them causing excessive harm.