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Drugs

​Psychoactive substances ban ‘disastrous’ for scientific research – ex-drug adviser
A UK-wide ban on psychoactive substances will make medical research into Parkinson’s disease “very difficult,” a prominent drugs expert and former government advisor has warned.

29.05.2015 13:53

‘Silk Road shared responsibility’: Documentarian questions search & seizure in digital age
The accused creator of the Silk Road online drug bazaar, which enabled over $200 million in anonymous online sales, is to be sentenced on Friday. The director of a documentary about Ross Ulbricht told RT why his case "impacts the average citizen."

29.05.2015 08:16

Majority of seriously mentally ill youth do not receive treatment – study
A study of over 53,000 American youth between the ages of six to 17 years has found mental health problems have decreased and rates of treatment increased, but that those most seriously ill have failed to get the treatment they needed.

29.05.2015 02:35

Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified, medical uses explored – academics
Psychedelic drugs such as magic mushrooms and LSD should be legally reclassified so researchers can investigate their potential medical uses, an academic specializing in drugs has said.

26.05.2015 12:33

Mexican standoff: At least 39 dead in mass shootout with drug cartel (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
A security raid in western Mexico turned into an all-out, three-hour gunbattle between police and army on one side and drug cartel thugs on the other. At least 37 armed civilians and two federal police officers have been shot dead.

23.05.2015 05:43

2 DEA agents lied about owning New Jersey strip club – federal govt
Two veteran Drug Enforcement Agency employees allegedly lied on government security forms about not having outside work, despite owning a New Jersey strip club. The club employed illegal immigrant dancers from Russia and Brazil.

21.05.2015 01:13

Cameron breaking bad? Manchester police offer to ‘have word’ with annoying narcotics criminals
Having trouble with an unreliable dealer? Their drugs aren’t up to snuff? Don’t know who to turn to? Greater Manchester Police might just have solved the problem.

20.05.2015 11:41

‘Racist & high’: Staff at G4S youth prison accused of mistreating inmates
Staff at a UK young offenders’ prison run by private security firm G4S were high on drugs, racist and subjected children to degrading treatment, a report by Britain’s education watchdog has revealed.

20.05.2015 15:19

First ‘ecstasy’ shop opens in Amsterdam
A Dutch political movement is calling for the legalization of the psychoactive drug Ecstasy – and has opened a shop in Amsterdam to promote its cause. The youth wing of the Dutch Liberal Democrats says decriminalizing MDMA would make drug-taking safer.

19.05.2015 09:13

No need for poppies: Modified sugar yeast can brew morphine, scientists say
Scientists have developed a technique to make morphine and potentially other drugs, including antibiotics and anti-cancer meds, without using opium from poppies. But they warn the discovery may pave the way for homemade medication and wider drug abuse.

19.05.2015 08:49

HIV alarm: Number of infected in Russia may double in 4 yrs, expert warns
Top AIDS expert, Vadim Pokrovsky, has warned there could be two million registered HIV carriers in Russia in just 4 years. He says sexual education at schools and replacement therapy is the key to arresting the spread of the deadly virus.

15.05.2015 12:00

California marijuana could become stronger due to global warming – study
A warming climate could significantly boost medicinal and psychoactive properties of cannabis grown in California, according to the latest research.

15.05.2015 13:27