drugs

  1. Ron Strider

    Ireland: Brazen Drug Dealers Sending Cannabis By Post

    Brazen drug dealers are increasingly using the post to send huge of consignments of cannabis into Northern Ireland, a police detective has warned. Criminals are turning to standard mail services in the hope their illicit packages go undetected among the millions of other deliveries...
  2. Ron Strider

    Norway's Parliament Votes To Decriminalize All Drug Use

    Norway's Parliament is set to decriminalize illicit drugs and divert people found with small quantities into treatment options rather than pursuing criminal prosecution. Drug use, from marijuana to cocaine and heroin, would be decriminalized under the plan, similar to the system in Portugal...
  3. Ron Strider

    Ireland: Cannabis Found In Spare Tire Of Car In Limerick Was To Be Sold To Clear Debt

    A man who was caught transporting almost €60,000 worth of cannabis in Limerick told gardai he had intended selling the drugs to clear a €10,000 debt he owed. Patrick Foley, aged 28, who has an address at Brookville Avenue, Tipperary Town has pleaded guilty to possession of around 3kgs of...
  4. Ron Strider

    TN: Car With No Lights Leads To Major Marijuana Bust In Sumner County

    When police saw a car with Texas plates and no lights, driving through heavy fog on Tuesday morning, they knew something was wrong. An officer from the 18th Judicial Drug Task Force working on Interstate 65 pulled over the car, a white Ford, with two men inside. Task Force Officer Jason...
  5. Ron Strider

    Ireland: Man Arrested After Cannabis Worth Up To €5M Seized

    Gardaí in Dublin are questioning a 48-year-old man following a cannabis seizure which they estimate to be worth up to €5 million. The man was arrested yesterday afternoon in Lucan during a routine traffic stop as he was driving into Dublin. He is being detained at Lucan Garda Station...
  6. Ron Strider

    Medical Use Of Cannabis Officially Legal In Poland

    Under the new regulations, cannabis from imported plants can be used to make prescription drugs at Polish pharmacies. This kind of medicine will, however, have to be first registered with the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products. The Polish Pharmaceutical Chamber said that...
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    Pot makes me feel kinda crazy

    I used to smoke loads in my youth, and I was fine. Now it makes me feel kinda crazy. Fucking hell... I've used drugs and/or alcohol all my life, and it's hard to let them go. Pretty much my whole existence has been one non-stop epic fail. Crazy mother, absent father, sister in care...
  8. Ron Strider

    UK: Ex-Policewoman's Cannabis Use To Relieve Pain From MS

    Meet Sue Cox: Former police officer, grandmother... and committed cannabis user. The 64-year-old said the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis have left her dependent on the illegal drug for the pain relief she feels it gives her. Mrs Cox, from Cwmbran, Torfaen, served with Gwent...
  9. Ron Strider

    New Zealand: Referendum Right Way To Decide Cannabis, Rather Than Political Pot Luck

    If the recent reports in the media are correct, New Zealand may have a referendum on legalizing cannabis for personal use by 2020. Such a move would be consistent with recent polls suggesting that many Kiwis desire change in this area, with 65 per cent of those questioned believing...
  10. Ron Strider

    New Zealand: Would Decriminalising Cannabis Make It Safer

    So we have a new Labor-led government and while they keep saying they will release policy soon their coalition partners keep letting details out. Winston Peters, in his remarkable crowning speech, said Jacinda Ardern will release policy soon and then promptly mentioned the building of 10,000...
  11. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Patients Report Reduction In Use Of Prescription Drugs

    Some medical marijuana patients in Illinois say the drug has allowed them to reduce or eliminate their use of other prescription medication, a new study reports. The study by DePaul and Rush universities was small, with 30 participants, and involved only those who volunteered to respond to...
  12. Ron Strider

    Philippines: Compassionate Marijuana

    House Bill (HB) 6517, otherwise known as the "Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act", was unanimously endorsed by the House Committee on Health on October 2. Originally authored by Rep. Rodolfo T. Albano III of the First District, Isabela, the bill seeks to legalize and regulate the...
  13. Ron Strider

    WA: Give Retail Marijuana Balanced Consideration

    Marijuana stores will eventually be in Snohomish. The question of how soon will be on the November ballot. Democracy is great, and if the majority of my neighbors feel uneasy about the stores, I'm OK with that. But I do think such fears are unreasonable. People like drugs. Almost everybody...
  14. Ron Strider

    UK: Marijuana Prevents People From Doing 'Hard Drugs', Claims Study

    Cannabis might still be illegal in the UK, but new research has found that the leafy substance might not be the vilified "gateway drug" it's widely thought to be. In fact, in might be the key to discouraging users from progressing to "harder" drugs, such as cocaine and ecstasy, claim...
  15. Ron Strider

    Cannabis May Actually Stop People From Using Harder, More 'Dangerous' Drugs

    Cannabis is often considered a "gateway drug" likely to send users on a downward spiral of substance abuse — inevitably leading midnight tokers to much harder forms of pain relief. It is such a common belief, state-funded research generally supports the notion that marijuana is a risk factor for...
  16. Ron Strider

    UK: Inside A £250K Cannabis Factory In Cambridgeshire

    A mid-morning raid by police uncovered a cannabis factory in Cambridgeshire with drugs valued at £250,000 after a tip-off. The latest raid of a cannabis factory comes as police target drugs lords in a bid to smash associated crime including human trafficking and modern-day slavery...
  17. Ron Strider

    Welcome To The Party, Kamala Harris

    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has seen the light! Maybe. The Democratic senator criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week after he announced he would recommit the Justice Department to the so-called War on Drugs. "Attorney General Jeff Sessions says we need to bring back the War on...
  18. Ron Strider

    UK: Man And Woman Arrested After Cannabis Farm Is Uncovered At Berwick Hills Address

    A cannabis farm worth around £4,000 was uncovered during a raid in Middlesbrough. A 25-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis and abstracting electricity after a drugs warrant was executed at Crossfell Road, in Berwick Hills on...
  19. Ron Strider

    Ireland: Two Arrested After Large Cannabis Seizure In Dublin

    An operation involving the Revenue's Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs & Organized Crime Bureau and the Finglas / Blanchardstown Drugs Unit took place yesterday morning, targeting drug importations. During this operation, at a house on Blakestown Road, Blanchardstown, a package was...
  20. Ron Strider

    Canada: Cannabis A Natural Alternative To Hard Drugs At High Hopes Foundation Launch

    Last month, the Georgia Straight broke the story about an activist-led initiative that was providing residents of the Downtown Eastside with natural alternatives to hard drugs. Yesterday (August 28), Overdose Prevention Society co-founder Sarah Blyth held a press conference at the Downtown...