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UNODC's Regional Office for Eastern Africa recently launched a project to support police reforms in Kenya. In light of the tragic recent terror attack in Nairobi, the Government of Kenya and the international community reaffirmed the need to urgently strengthen the capacity of law enforcement agencies in order to provide a peaceful and secure society for all Kenyans.
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A union representing British sportsmen and women has launched legal action in Switzerland to try to ensure more sympathetic treatment for athletes caught using recreational drugs.
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The Bolivian government will probably limit efforts to eradicate illegal coca fields in areas where President Evo Morales' political support is strong.
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Veronique Bohbot, PhD, neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, found that the region of the brain involved in stimulus-response learning is directly linked to the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. More specifically, she discovered that people who resorted to stimulus-response learning smoked more, had double the consumption of alcohol and were more likely to use cannabis. Her findings have been published in the most recent issue of Hippocampus.
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Young people are trying to break their addictions to narcotics at four juvenile reformatories across the nation under the Justice Ministry's intensive correction program that started this fiscal year.
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Czech police have raided dozens of stores suspected of selling materials that help people illegally grow marijuana. In a statement Tuesday, police said they are targeting some 50 so-called growshops across the country. Among other things, police have seized fertilizer, lamps and materials that promote growing marijuana.
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Novel psychoactive s, the dry scientific terminology for what are more commonly known as "legal high" drugs may represent the biggest threat to drug enforcement, drug treatment and drug prevention that the UK has faced for decades.
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Going against the recommendation of its own panel of outside advisers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a powerful, pure hydrocodone painkiller without features to deter abuse.
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Using marijuana for medical purposes does not avert the possibility of individuals being charged criminally.
This was the warning of Department of Health (DOH) spokesman Dr. Eric Tayag to those that may have been using medical marijuana to treat particular medical conditions saying it is prohibited under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. A penalty of life imprisonment and a fine ranging from P500,000 to P10 million could be imposed to those found in possession of it.
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The nation's law enforcement establishment isn't pleased with the Obama administration decision to ease the enforcement of federal drug laws in states that have legalized the use of marijuana.
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