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Mike Penning MP, Minister of State for Justice - Source: Wikimedia

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...
Preparation of Ayahuasca

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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...
As the United States sees regulated medical marijuana models emerge across the country, a glaring paradox has arisen – many states require applicants for producer...
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 the...
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...
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 spiritual...
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 its...
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,...

Head of the BNN, Budi Waseso (center)

The recent announcement that Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN) will be upgraded to a ministry-level organization signals the government’s intention...

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