Carfentanyl: Highly toxic synthetic drug detected in Brisbane Qld Australia

QUEENSLAND police and health professionals have issued an urgent warning after a deadly drug that is roughly 10,000 time as potent as morphine was detected in the state. The highly toxic and potent synthetic based drug is called Carfentanyl and a small dose of just 0.002mg is enough to kill a person. Australian Border Force intercepted the drug at a Brisbane mail centre. Detective Superintendent Jon Wacker said the drug was relatively new in Australia, […]

Kansas State Senator Introduces Medical Marijuana Bill

Kansas State Senator Introduces Medical Marijuana Bill A Kansas bill would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state. The bill introduced by Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City), Senate Bill 155 (SB155) would legalize medical marijuana in pursuance of “the police power of the state to protect the health of its citizens that is reserved to the state of Kansas and its people under the 10th amendment to the United States constitution.” Patients would […]

Medical Marijuana Reforms Clear New Mexico Senate

Medical Marijuana Reforms Clear New Mexico Senate Santa Fe – Revisions to New Mexico’s medical marijuana program are advancing in the New Mexico Legislature that would make room for larger crops to satisfy demand and broaden the use of cannabis as a treatment for dependence on other drugs. The New Mexico state Senate approved revisions Monday to the state’s 2007 medical cannabis law sponsored by Sen. Cisco McSorley, D-Albuquerque. The bill would increase the maximum […]

DEA Removes Misleading Information About Marijuana From Its Website

DEA Removes Misleading Information About Marijuana From Its Website The DEA has removed from its website information deemed inaccurate about marijuana following months of public pressure. Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to making cannabis legal, filed a legal request with the Justice Department last year in hopes of forcing the DEA to remove factually inaccurate information, the L.A. Daily Post reports. The nonprofit claimed there were more than 25 false statements on […]

Israel moves forward in allowing export of medical marijuana

An Israeli government committee gave an initial nod on Sunday for the export of medical marijuana. in what could be a windfall for companies in Israel, widely regarded as a leader in research in the field. A government statement announcing the vote said it could take months for the legislation to make its way through parliament. In the United States, 28 states have legalized marijuana for medical use and since 2012, Colorado, Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts, […]

Wife defends yachtsman arrested over 1.4 tonne cocaine bust

An international yachtsman was allegedly duped into the biggest cocaine bust in Australian history when his captain suddenly changed the co-ordinates of their boat, his wife says. Veteran sailors Hamish Thompson, 63, from New Zealand, and dual Swiss-Fiji national Valentino Fries, 54, were arrested on board the New Zealand yacht Elakha just after midnight on Friday. Four other alleged syndicate members were arrested on Friday, mostly men in their 60s including a former Sydney school teacher, […]

Consumption and tax revenue in a legalised environment

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia and worldwide. The long-running legalisation debate gained momentum earlier this year when the Federal Government passed new laws to pave the way for the use of medical cannabis. Despite both recreational and medical use at present being illegal in Australia, the country ranks among the highest in the world for marijuana use. According to the Australian National Drug Strategy Household Surveys (NDSHS), 13 per cent […]

New ‘Zombie Drug’ Has Taken The Life Of A Melbourne [Australia] Man

A Victorian footballer who was is in a coma in a Gold Coast hospital and was suspected of taking a mystery ‘zombie’ drug that is believed to left 16 people in hospital has died. ooo NewsroomPosted on October 21, 2016 A Victorian footballer who was is in a coma in a Gold Coast hospital and was suspected of taking a mystery ‘zombie’ drug that is believed to left 16 people in hospital has died. Riki […]

Western Australia passes legislation to legalise medicinal marijuana

WA doctors will be able to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis from Tuesday after the state government threw its support behind changes to Commonwealth laws. Health Minister John Day on Friday welcomed the new legislation, which will class medicinal cannabis as a controlled prescription drug from November 1. Dr Andrew Katelaris is one of Australia’s biggest medicinal cannabis suppliers.   “Like all controlled drugs, medicinal cannabis will be prescription only, with strict rules around prescribing,” he said. […]

DRUG CARTELS IN LATIN AMERICA TURN TO ILLEGAL GOLD MINING INSTEAD OF COCAINE

ORGANIZED CRIME NETWORKS in Latin America have long made their money from drugs. However over the past several years, as gold prices have skyrocketed, cartels have increasingly adopted illegally mining the metal to earn cash. In Peru and Colombia, they’re now creating more wealth exporting illegal gold than cocaine. Eighty percent of the gold mined in Colombia and up to 90 percent of the gold mined in Venezuela is from illegal mining That’s the word […]

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