Seemingly, if it is suggested that a prominent individual has used an illegal drug, it is instantly newsworthy, and it indicates that the alleged user is inherently immoral.
One of the primary reasons that cartels retain their enormous power is that well-known and popular banks are supporting their finances. (Article republished from the Huffington Post)
Earlier this week, the Home Office minister – Norman Baker – announced that the government would be opting out of the regulation and directive targeting ‘legal high’ drugs proposed by the European Commission. (Article republished from the Independent)
Drug prohibition - the illegality of many psychoactive substances - is an accepted norm in the UK, although this hasn’t been the case for long. (Article republished from the Independent)
One of the primary causes of systemic mass incarceration for drug offences, that has predominantly targeted Black and Hispanic individuals, has been the existence of mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
New legislation attempts to prevent discriminatory profiling by the NYPD – particularly relating to the stop-and-frisk programme.
New laws criminalising "legal highs" may increase health harms. (Article republished from the Independent)