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Illegal drug seizures in Antwerp continue to rise
Almost 36 tonnes of illegal drugs were recovered at the Belgian port in the first half of the year. Some 41 tonnes were seized in 2017.
Coca growers, police clash in Bolivian capital
Clashes broke out in the Bolivian city of La Paz on Monday between protesters and riot police that left several people injured, according to officials.
Could Bangkok’s cannabis shops take Thai tourism to an all-time high?
Thailand’s new cannabis smoking rooms could help tourism recover before laws are tightened.
Are we winning or losing the fight against AIDS?
The United Nations warns that progress against HIV has stalled, putting millions of lives at risk.
Drones to fly chemotherapy drugs in ‘world first’ UK trial
Drones will deliver essential chemotherapy drugs in half an hour to patients on the Isle of Wight, as part of a new trial in England.
US basketball star Griner appears in Russian court on drugs charges
The two-time Olympic champion and Phoenix Mercury starter is facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
This edible QR code could help tackle fake medicines and whisky
This nearly invisible code made with the help of genetically modified silkworms can be scanned by a smartphone to verify if a medicine or alcohol is genuine.
Drugs bounce back in Europe after COVID lockdown lull
"Established drugs have never been so accessible and potent new substances continue to emerge," said EU drugs agency chief Alexis Goosdeel.
Fake MDMA sold at UK festivals due to Brexit and lockdowns says study
A new study has found that caffeine and other amphetamine-like chemicals replaced MDMA in a large portion of pills in the UK last year.
Record quantities of cocaine seized in Europe, EU agencies warn
More than 214.6 tonnes of cocaine were seized in Europe in 2020, a 6% increase from 2019.
Meet the man testing psychedelics to solve the mental health crisis
Dr David Erritzoe is leading the charge to use a new type of approach to mental health treatments by combining psychedelics with psychotherapy
Switzerland trials legal cannabis sales for recreational use
Swiss authorities have greenlit a pilot project, where a selection of people in Basel will be allowed to buy cannabis from pharmacies for recreational use.
Taliban announce ban on harvesting poppies
In desperately poor Afghanistan the ban seems certain to further impoverish its poorest citizens at a time when the country is in an economic free fall.
Germany shuts down darknet platform used for drugs sales
German prosecutors have seized the platform's servers and €23 million in bitcoin cryptocurrencies.
Panic buying or a long-term problem? Russia suffers drug shortages
Experts and health authorities in Russia say the drug shortages are temporary. But some remain worried.
Taliban bans opium as Afghanistan's poppy harvest begins
Farmers say the ban will ruin them as many rely on opium revenues to pay their bills. The opium is sold to dealers who process it to produce heroin.
British Museum agrees to remove Sackler name from galleries
The Sackler name has become synonymous with Purdue Pharma, the company that developed OxyContin.
In Malta, confusion over cannabis law after doctor arrested
Malta became the first EU state to legalise cannabis last year, and yet...
Why over-milking psychedelic toads is causing the species to die out
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Dozens arrested in Belgium & Spain in major drug trafficking operation
The criminal network is accused of using cargo planes, private jets and shipping containers to smuggle cocaine into Europe.
Zendaya defends Euphoria against 'glorifying' drug use criticisms
'Euphoria' lead actress says the HBO series encourages empathy and helps viewers with their own battles.
Frogs regrow amputated limbs in new breakthrough experiment
The research raises exciting possibilities for human patients who have lost limbs through diseases like Diabetes or a trauma.
Drug trafficking ring that used helicopters shut down in Spain
The criminal gang allegedly transported hashish and marijuana from Morocco to southern Spain using helicopters.
Dutch police seize 1.6 tonnes of cocaine in Rotterdam port
Dutch customs authorities said on Tuesday they had confiscated a record 68 tonnes of cocaine this year, up from 49 tonnes in 2020.
Can 'artwashing' survive the social media age?
As museums and galleries distance themselves from the Sacklers, we ask whether the age-old practice of artwashing will stand-up under today's scrutiny.
Malta becomes first EU country to legalise cannabis for personal use
Citizens aged over 18 will be allowed to carry up to seven grams of cannabis and grow up to four cannabis plants at home.