Alternative development and human rights

By | October 25, 2018

UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) – 24 October 2018 24 October 2018 Article Around the world, millions of people depend on the cultivation of coca, opium poppy and cannabis for basic subsistence. The 1961 Convention introduced strict controls on the cultivation of these plants and banned centuries-old traditional medicinal, cultural and ceremonial uses. The… Read More »

Drug peddler gets 20 years in jail

By | October 24, 2018

SURAT : Additional sessions judge of Bharuch district court on Monday sentenced a man to 20 years in jail for smuggling 87 kg of ganja into Bharuch under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act. Purshottam Jaina was nabbed by the Bharuch railway police with eight sacks of ganja weighing 87 kg along with… Read More »

Gutka and ganja seized, two arrested

By | October 24, 2018

CHENNAI: A 24-year-old man was arrested in Thiruvanmiyur by the Shastri Nagar police on Saturday night for possession of 100kg of gutka worth ₹30,000. Police said Purushottaman made a killing selling the banned tobacco product to local shops. Based on a tip off, they seized the gutka from his car at his house in Thiruvanmiyur.… Read More »

Three held with over 7 kg of ganja

By | October 24, 2018

The ganja concealed in various sealed packets were transported for supplying to various dealers in the hilly region of the district. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kattakada police on Saturday nabbed three youths allegedly in connection with a seizure of over 7 kg of ganja near Kattakada. The arrested are Jaffer, 32 and Pushparaj, 22 of Kallara and Ameer,… Read More »

Mangaluru: Two arrested for attempting to sell ganja near college

By | October 15, 2018

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP) Mangaluru, Oct 13: Mangaluru rural police have arrested two suspects on motor bike trying to sell ganja to students near Srinivas College, Valachilpadavu, Arkula on Friday, October 12. The suspects are identified as Imran (24), resident of Neermarga and Imthiaz Ahmed (33), resident of Farangipete. Mangaluru rural police station SI… Read More »

Ganja supply to undertrial: probe demanded

By | October 15, 2018

The Bajrang Dal’s Mangaluru unit has demanded a high-level probe into the incident where a student of Mangalore University was caught supplying ganja to an undertrial in district jail, according to a press release. Mangaluru Unit Co-Convener Bhujanga Kulal has suspected it to be a case of Love jihad as the girl was caught red-handed… Read More »

100kg ganja seized from car in Bahadurgarh

By | October 15, 2018

CHANDIGARH : In a major crackdown on drug peddlers, Haryana Police seized 100kg ganja leaves (cannabis) worth lakh of rupees being smuggled in a car in Jhajjar district. Police also arrested one person in this connection. An official said cops had placed barriers near Badli checkpost in Bahadurgarh area on Friday. During the drive, the… Read More »

Crafting public policy to address the nation’s opioid epidemic

By | October 15, 2018

With roughly 115 Americans fatally overdosing from opioids each day, communities and families across the country are being ravaged by the effects of this ongoing crisis. Despite significant public attention being paid to the problem, questions of how to appropriately address the epidemic remain unanswered. Who should solutions target? Should prescriptions be monitored or restricted?… Read More »