The ganja debate

By | November 5, 2018

To legalise it or not, is an issue that ought be considered Marijuana or cannabis, traditionally called ganja, the psychoactive plant whose consumption is controlled or banned in many countries, has been at the centre of a global dialogue over legalisation in the 21st century. Over the course of the last year, there has been… Read More »

Coimbatore: Cops seize 12 kg of ganja, 2 held in Kovai

By | November 5, 2018

Under suspicion, they took a duo into custody and investigated. Coimbatore: Police have arrested two persons for stocking and selling ‘ganja’ near Chinniyampalayam in suburbs of Coimbatore on Friday night. Police said, recently a gang of seven including a woman was arrested for allegedly peddling ganja from Andhra Pradesh and around Rs 20 lakh worth of… Read More »

Mexico cartels now fuel deadly Chicago opioid epidemic

By | November 3, 2018

As Chinese drug profiteers have flooded U.S. markets with illicit opioids the past few years, fueling a raging and deadly epidemic, the traditional Mexican cartels are now elbowing their way into Chicago and other metro areas, according to a new report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. DEA officials on Friday said that that opioid… Read More »

Asia’s meth boom

By | November 3, 2018

How a war on drugs went continent-wide Hong Kong (CNN)From the jungles of Myanmar to the streets of Hong Kong, police throughout Asia are fighting a war against methamphetamine. By many indications, they’re losing. Demand for both crystal meth and yaba, tablets that typically contain a mixture of meth and caffeine, is skyrocketing. Production is… Read More »

The Racist History Behind Canada’s Marijuana Prohibition

By | November 3, 2018

Chinese-Canadians were the target of early anti-drug laws. PETER POWER VIA GETTY IMAGES James Pon, 88, still has the original documents showing the Chinese Head Tax he paid ($500) each, for his mother and himself in 1922. Canada’s recent legalization of marijuana has spurred some heated debates, but one topic many Canadians aren’t talking about… Read More »

2 UP men held with opium in Khanna

By | November 3, 2018

Ludhiana: Police arrested two Uttar Pradesh-based drug peddlers after opium was recovered from their possession in Khanna on Friday. Khanna SSP Dhruv Dahiya said, “At a check-point opposite Hedon police post, a police party signalled a car (UP25-CH-0849) to stop. The car was coming from Khamano side. Its two occupants identified themselves as Sukhbir Singh… Read More »

UN Global War on Drugs a Failure?

By | October 25, 2018

The 10 year-old strategy of the United Nations to eradicate the world’s illegal drug market is “a spectacular failure of policy.” Arthur J. Villasanta – Fourth Estate Contributor New York, NY, United States (4E) – The 10 year-old strategy of the United Nations to eradicate the world’s illegal drug market is “a spectacular failure of… Read More »