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The Russian government has rolled out naloxone provision in Moscow

The Russian government has rolled out naloxone provision in Moscow (Source: Wikimedia).

Drug treatment centres in Moscow have reportedly begun distributing the overdose reversal drug naloxone to people who use heroin and other opiates. Russia’s chief...
Officials are using public health language as a cover for punitive drug policy approaches

Officials are using public health language as a cover for punitive drug policy approaches (Source: Wikimedia/Wikimedia).

An insidious trend is emerging among public officials around the world: using public health language around drug policy as a cover for punitive approaches. In early...
The DEA is holding a public consultation on the legal status of kratom

The DEA is holding a public consultation on the legal status of kratom (Source: Wikimedia/Wikimedia).

The US’ Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is set to close its public consultation period on the legal status of pain relief drug, kratom. The decision the DEA...
South Africa on track to Legalise Medical Cannabis

South Africa on track to legalise medical cannabis (Source: Pixabay/Wikimedia)

South Africa may legally regulate medical cannabis as soon as April 2017. The South African Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health has said that the...
The Ukrainian government has vowed to fully fund opioid substitution therapy

The Ukrainian government has vowed to fully fund opioid substitution therapy (Source: Wikimedia).

The government of Ukraine will fully fund an opioid substitution therapy (OST) programme for people with high-risk drug use. Beginning in 2017, the state budget will...
Argentina's Congress has passed new punitive drug laws

Argentina's Congress has passed new punitive drug laws, but is also considering allowing medical cannabis (Source: Wikimedia).

The Argentinian government has introduced new penalties for certain drug offences, including unprecedentedly punitive mandatory minimum sentencing. However,...
Police stop-and-search in the UK

Black people in the UK are far more likely to be searched for drugs than their white counterparts (Photo source: Tom Wright)

A new report published by the UK’s Ministry of Justice reveals that white people are considerably less likely to face arrest or imprisonment for drug offences than...
Different police approaches to drugs around the world

The 2017 Global Drug Survey aims to be the biggest drug survey ever carried out.

Getting caught with drugs can be extremely stressful. Criminal records for personal possession of drugs can ruin careers and opportunities. It also costs the police and...
Members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP)

Members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy are aguing for a new approach to the decriminalisation of low-level drug offences.

In its latest report, the Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) argues for a new approach to the decriminalisation of low-level drug offences, including an end to the...

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