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London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to protect London nightlife as well as clubbers' safety

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for an approach that protects clubbers' safety and the future of the city's nightlife.

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Dear Mr. Khan, As you know, one of London’s most popular nightclubs, Fabric, has been closed, and its license is being reviewed, after two drug-related deaths...
President Barack Obama signing the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.

President Barack Obama signing the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. (Source: Wikimedia)

President Obama has made great strides in healthcare reform for people who use drugs, but his approach to criminal justice reform leaves a lot to be desired. Obama...
The world's biggest drug consumption room, in Copenhagen

Rooms at Copenhagen's H17, the world's biggest drug consumption room (Source: Nanna W. Gotfredsen)

The world’s largest drug consumption room (DCR) has opened in Copenhagen, offering a safe and supervised environment for people to use illicit drugs. The 1000...
The HIV incidence rate among people who inject drugs has increased in Mauritius

For the first time in 10 years, the HIV incidence rate among people who inject drugs has increased in Mauritius (Source: Pixabay/Pixabay)

Mauritius is seeing a rise in HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID), partly as a result of the government's scale back of harm reduction services. In 2006, the...
Kim Jong-Il is alleged to have initiated the country’s illicit drug-producing boom in 1998.

Kim Jong-Il is alleged to have initiated the country’s illicit drug-producing boom in 1998 (Source: Pixabay/Wikimedia/Wikimedia)

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) regime is suspected of having produced and trafficked vast amounts of illicit drugs for decades, to the detriment...
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton differ significantly on their approach to drug policy

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton differ significantly on their approach to drug policy (Source: Wikimedia)

In this year’s US presidential election race, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have advocated differing approaches to the most significant drug policy issues in...
Medical research has demonstrate the profound effects that some illegal drugs, like MDMA, may have on the brain.

Medical research has demonstrate the profound effects that some illegal drugs, like MDMA, may have on the brain. (Source: Pixabay)

Recent medical research into MDMA, psilocybin, and LSD has improved understanding of their effects, and may aid progress towards policy reform. There has been a wave of...
Malaysia has seemingly placed a moratorium on the death penalty for drug offences

Malaysia has seemingly placed a moratorium on the death penalty for drug offences (Source: Pixbay)

The Malaysian government may have placed a secret moratorium on executing people for drug trafficking, potentially paving the way for abolishing the death penalty for...
Dark web drug markets, such as the Silk Road, are surging in popularity

Dark web drug markets, such as the Silk Road, are surging in popularity.

The use of dark web drug markets is growing exponentially. While law enforcement has consistently failed to reduce online sales, non-profit initiatives are working to...

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