Category Archives: Drugs
Criminologist: “Crime will flow from tobacco rules,” cocaine wars and “The End Game”
This is a bit of a round up of the news. Firstly the European Union has been warned by Professor Ernesto Savona. Savona is professor of criminology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and the director of … Continue reading
Plain packaged cannabis consumption overtakes tobacco for American teenagers
On Fox News it was reported that: “A government survey shows more teens are now smoking pot than cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 23 percent of high school students said they recently smoked marijuana, … Continue reading
Plain packaged drugs in the UK what is the prevalence?
The National Health Service (NHS) produce statistics for tobacco, alcohol and drug consumption for 11-15 years olds called “Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2010.” The statistics are revealing. It appears that more 11-15s take … Continue reading
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Class A and B drug consumption in the UK, what can the war on tobacco learn?
There is an excellent thought provoking piece over at The Thinking Policeman’s Blog. He seems to be against any liberalisation of drugs despite being a serving officer. However one of his links is very interesting, the numbers of people who … Continue reading
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Class A Drug Prohibition and law enforcement
As taxes rise on cigarettes leading to a black market and some health officials are beginning to call for the illegalisation of tobacco what lessons can be learnt from Class A prohibtion? This paper comes from Canada and here are … Continue reading
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An early Spanish trip
In Spain they have discovered cave paintings where it appears that mushrooms if ingested that induce hallucinations have been depicted from 6,000 years ago. In another 6,000 years perhaps archaeologists will discover a packet of fags and a pint of … Continue reading
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Is the war on drugs worth fighting?
After President Richard Nixon’s pronouncement in 1971 that he had declared war on drugs especially heroin, cocaine and cannabis, people have been doing a profit and loss ledger, the headline was: U.S. drug war has met none of its goals … Continue reading
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