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£200k ‘smart’ drugs seizure shows rising UK sales
A record number of so-called ‘smart’ drugs have been seized from a UK website, raising concerns over the growing use of such sites and drugs in Britain.

24.10.2014 15:27

Online drugstores to be shut down for selling unregistered substances
In a bid to curb the spread of designer drugs the Russian parliament is readying a bill that would allow the police to close websites that sell psychotropic substances, including yet unregistered drugs, without a court warrant.

24.10.2014 08:04

Afghan reset? President Obama invites unity leaders to White House
As President Barack Obama looks to improve relations with Afghanistan, he has extended White House invitations to the leaders of the country’s new government, both of whom will visit early next year.

24.10.2014 01:28

Slim chance: UK health service to dish out cash, prizes for weight loss
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will encourage Britons to lose weight by offering them gift vouchers and cash incentives, under a new plan to reduce the financial burden of obesity on the health system.

23.10.2014 14:37

Opposition candidate vows to reverse Uruguay’s cannabis revolution ahead of Sunday vote
Presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou has told Reuters he plans to halt Uruguay’s world-leading reform to regulate the sale of marijuana, just four days ahead of what is likely to be one of the closest elections in the country’s history.

22.10.2014 17:22

Michael Brown autopsy results may support Ferguson cop’s claim
​A newly leaked autopsy of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old black man shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri more than two months ago, indicates a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

22.10.2014 14:10

Colorado swiftly backtracks on edible pot ban
State health officials in Colorado have promptly turned away from a proposal to ban most of the edible marijuana products currently sold in the state, marking a significant reversal less than a day after the idea was made public.

21.10.2014 22:01

No ifs, no butts: UK's £100m e-cigarette industry up in smoke?
British people are becoming less attracted to smoking both tobacco and e-cigarettes, with a majority favoring a total ban on the use of the electronic devices indoors, new data shows.

21.10.2014 15:16

Toys ‘R’ Us under fire for selling ‘Breaking Bad’ action figures
A group of parents are demanding a major American toy retailer remove from its shelves action figures that portray the characters from a major television series that deals in the subject of America’s methamphetamine culture.

21.10.2014 09:09

More UK troops to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone
Around 150 army medics will arrive in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday evening as part of the UK’s aid effort to tackle Ebola. The soldiers will join a further 90 British medics and 300 soldiers already combating the virus.

21.10.2014 08:25

Facebook demands DEA stop using fake profiles in investigations
Facebook has written a letter to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, demanding it stop operating fake profile pages and cease all agency activities on the social network that involve impersonation of others during ongoing DEA investigations.

21.10.2014 07:49

Weed-friendly Colorado considers ban against edibles
State health officials in Colorado are considering rules that would remove marijuana-infused edibles from the shelves of retail shops where pot products have legally been available to adults since the start of the year.

20.10.2014 19:14

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