While police and politicians hail the anti-pot effort as key to curbing organized crime and keeping communities safe, there’s questions about its effectiveness especially as the drug will be legalized next year.
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Rodrigo Duterte, the tough-talking former mayor of Davao, was officially sworn in as the 16th president of the Philippines on Thursday
Canadian border guards intercepted more than a kilogram of the highly-potent opiate in the past month, as an epidemic as killed scores in recent years.
The announcement comes in the midst of a public health crisis around fentanyl in Canada, with hundreds of reported overdoses throughout the country in the last few years
Canada's health department announced the ban on Wednesday. But experts are questioning the science behind the government's claims that W-18 is 100 times more powerful than the deadly opioid fentanyl.
A survey of European drug trends found that use is on the rise, and that competition is driving demand for higher-purity products.
Rarámuri communities in the Tarahumara mountain range in northern Mexico are being pushed off their land and forced to flee because violent drug cartels in the area are expanding their presence and tightening their violent control.
Testing confirmed the Calgary man also had heroin and 3-methyl fentanyl, which is 10 to 15 times stronger than heroin, in his system. It's unclear exactly which drug was the direct cause of his death.
Taken against their will, locked up in squalid conditions, subjected to emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and beaten if they speak out — addicts tell their stories.
Jamaica called for the UN to review the status of cannabis, questioning why the drug is still legally considered as dangerous as heroin under international law.
As world leaders meet to consider the future of global drug policy at UNGASS, the UN's special session on drugs, they will look to Portugal as an example of what decriminalization can accomplish.
The French Federation for the Study of Addiction has unveiled recommendations to help reduce risks associated with regular substance use, including allowing more people to administer the anti-opioid drug naloxone.
Cold-FX, as it turns out, won't actually make your cold shorter or less terrible. So these people want a refund.
Health experts from around the world authored a report on the excesses of the drug war that they hope will encourage officials to undo some of this damage at the coming UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs.
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The cocktail of cough syrup and soda long known in the US as 'purple drank' has made it way across the Atlantic Ocean. And French health authorities are not pleased.
The United Nations is drafting a document that will shape global drug policy in the coming years, but critics say it's insufficiently supportive of policies like harm reduction and decriminalization.
Drug-related executions made up 65 percent of the nearly 1000 prisoners Iran put to death last year, marking a high in the number of executions in the country in more than 20 years.
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Henry Langston joins a group therapy session at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility, where inmates talk about their looming release dates and their biggest challenges in maintaining sobriety.