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The lower house of the Dutch parliament has backed a bill to legally regulate the cultivation of cannabis.

The lower house of the Dutch parliament has backed a bill to legally regulate the cultivation of cannabis (Source: Pixabay/Wikimedia)

A majority of MPs in the Netherlands’ lower house of parliament have backed a bill that would legally regulate the cultivation of cannabis. The bill, put forward...

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Discriminatory and heavy-handed drug policing is prompting mounting criticism in the German city of Hamburg. Authorities in Hamburg have been cracking down on drug...
Members of the Paï-Tavytera community in the Amambay department, eastern Paraguay.

Members of the Paï-Tavytera community in the Amambay department, eastern Paraguay. (Source: Wikimedia)

The illegality of Paraguay’s cannabis trade is fuelling violence in the country, with indigenous communities facing some of the worst consequences. According to...
Turkish police officers were involved in a series of drug raids

A series of raids, involving 2,500 police officers, took place across the Turkish capital on Monday (Source: Wikimedia)

Numerous drug raids have taken place across Turkey this month, including a large-scale anti-trafficking operation in Ankara, as authorities warn that the drug trade is...
Participants in the With Open Arms (De Braços Abertos) programme

Participants in the With Open Arms (De Braços Abertos) programme

A programme providing housing and employment to people with problematic crack cocaine use in São Paulo will be scaled down over the coming months,...

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Influential public figures in Saudi Arabia are calling for the mandatory drug testing of all men who seek to marry Saudi women, just months after a similar rule was...
Tanzania's security forces

Tanzania's security forces have been urged by authorities to crackdown on drugs (Source: Wikimedia).

Tanzanian authorities claim to be intensifying their crack down on the illegal drug trade, but critics - including some in the government - say that the approach is...
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (l) with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (Source: Wikimedia)

Cambodian officials have spoken out against the repressive Philippines drug war, and are advocating rehabilitation rather than criminalisation of people who use drugs...
The vast majority of the countries in the European Union prohibit the production, sale, possession, and use of pharmaceutical-grade herbal cannabis. However, most EU...

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