The 2018 World Drug Report, launched on 26 June by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), provides a global overview of the supply and demand of opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health. Moreover, it highlights the different drug use patterns […]
Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a “historic” bill on 19 June with a vote of 52-29. Canada is only the second country in the world — and the first G7 nation — to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. Fourteen cocaine-soaked shirts styled like the […]
The European Drug Report 2018, released on 7 June by the EMCDDA, mentioned that the purity of street cocaine across Europe is at its highest level in a decade and that the number of people seeking treatment for cocaine addiction has risen. Solution to fight illegal drugs can be country-specific, as the 3-year Mexico-Filipino cooperation […]
Brazilian armed security forces conducted another raid in Rio de Janeiro.
The UN Security Council adopted a resolution, sponsored by Egypt, urging all countries to eliminate the supply of weapons to the Islamic State
German customs authorities seized 8 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated value
According to new figures from the UNODC, Colombia is witnessing a significant upsurge
According to the World Drug Report 2017 from the UNODC, the global illicit drug market is
According to the latest World Drug Report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), nearly a quarter of a billion people
The medical journal Scientific Reports unveiled that cocaine was more addictive than first thought, the drug being able to cause addiction after just one use, even amongst recreational cocaine users. The study showed that dopamine release may trigger the same addiction on non-dependant users than on cocaine dependent users and way earlier than previous studies asserted.