Drugs and prohibited substances - illegal trade

Drug Trade on Darknet Tripled since the Silk Road Demise

According to a recent report, the sale of drugs has tripled since the closure of the online drug marketplace Silk Road. In a joint study conducted by the University of Montreal and University of Manchester, it has been found that the online drugs black marketplaces have only grown in strength even after the closure of Silk Road by law enforcement authorities. The study also says that the revenue has since doubled.

Cocaine Trafficking

The illegal use of cocaine has been a favorite past time for many people for decades. Its illegal trafficking causes issues on a political, ethical...

MDMA Trafficking

The synthetically produced drug, MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) is often referred to as a party drug. Its street names are also ecstasy, e, x, Molly and...

Heroin Trafficking

Golden CrescentGolden Crescent represents the region of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran where most of the heroin is being produced and delivered from. It is estimated...

Fentanyl Shipped To US Via Postal Service

Fentanyl is finding its way into the hands of more people than ever, this time aided by mail packages and anonymous online purchases.The highly...

Drugs That Can Do Some Crazy Things

Notwithstanding the fact that many of the users of drugs are aware about the benefits of getting a high when using drugs is miniscule...

Ecstacy On The Comeback Trail

The recent death incident at Sunset Music Festival, allegedly caused by drugs, has heightened the drug stigma associated with dance and music gatherings though the partygoers are not the only ones to use substances like ecstasy.
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Smoking Weed Doesn’t Impair Driving

Six states where marijuana use is legal whether for medical or recreational purposes have set specific limits for THC, the high-inducing chemical in the cannabis plant, in the driver’s blood to determine impairment.

Marijuana Remains a Schedule 1 Drug, DEA Says

Denying petitions for reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug, DEA has said that it will remain in Schedule I, but will allow more research to be carried out to understand its medical benefits.

Marijuana Trafficking

Marijuana is the most widely used drug in the world. Smoking marijuana started thousands of years ago in Asia and later it spread to Europe,...

Blanket Ban On Legal Highs In The UK Begins

In the UK, a blanket ban has been enforced on legal highs in May 2016. As such, a person involved in the production or supply of psychoactive substances could be put behind bars for up to 7 years.

The Upside To Weed

The Cannabis plant grows in warm tropical lands and the dried buds and leaves of this plant goes by many names including marijuana, weed,...

Some Benefits of Using Marijuana as Medicine

There are more than 60 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids in the marijuana plant, cannabis. The two most abundant elements in marijuana are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). For many centuries, marijuana has been smoked for its medicinal properties.
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Cannabis Use Is Increasing, Perception Of Its Risk Is Decreasing

The legalization of medical cannabis in many states across the country is one of the primary reasons behind the shift in people’s attitude towards drug use. As more and more people rally behind the legalization of cannabis use, the restrictions on the drug are likely to be relaxed in the coming years.
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States That Passed Marijuana Legalization On Election Day

As the citizens of the United States cast their final ballots to elect the 45th President of the United States of America, nine states were making decisions of their own concerning the legalization of marijuana.

The Dramatic Impact Of Cocaine

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that can cause adverse side effects on the body when consumed regularly.Users experience negative reactions immediately the substance...

What are the Effects of MDMA on PTSD Patients?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a chronic and often a highly destructive illness that greatly affects the quality of life of the person who has PTSD and is associated with high rates of suicide and psychological disability. Currently, it is a global public mental health problem with more than 20 million people suffering from this condition in the United States alone.

Latest Research Review on the Benefits and Drawbacks of Marijuana

In the wake of the legalization of marijuana across the United States, a recent research study has thrown a wrench into the works and given more cause for skepticism in the ongoing campaign to legalize marijuana.

What Are The Pharmacologically Active Compounds In Cannabis?

Cannabis has been known to contain more than 500 pharmacologically active compounds, something that has led many people to use it for medicinal purposes. The psychoactive and medicinal effects associated with cannabis are caused by unique chemical structures known as cannabinoids.
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Pediatricians Warn About Risks of Marijuana Use on Kids

A group of reputable pediatricians are warning parents not to dismiss the health implications of marijuana consumption to children and teenagers in the wake...

UK Has Classified CBD Oil As Medicine

Ever since the 70’s, “hippies” have been trying to prove to the government that cannabis is not a dangerous drug. Of course, the ultimate goal is to decriminalize the plant entirely.
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Judge Orders Yahoo To Explain How They Recovered Deleted Emails

Recently, Yahoo has come under scrutiny after a judge ordered the company to provide documentation as well as a witness to detail how users’ deleted emails are dealt with. The case has been brought up in connection with a drug trafficking case which involved deleted emails on Yahoo.

Some Key Points About Ecstasy

Ecstasy is the street name for drugs that are usually in tablet of capsule form that have a hallucinogenic, stimulating or euphoric effect, and...

Chocolate Cannabis Being Sold on the Dark Web

Teenagers from the US and Europeare now ordering chocolate cannabis using the dark web, though they come with warnings of high THC levels.

Illicit Drugs Offered for Sale on Social Media Sites

Drugs ranging from cocaine, cannabis, and heroine are being offered on social media sites in the UK and Wales.
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Is Ketamine An Ideal Treatment for Depression?

Popularly known as a party drug, research into ketamine and how it can be effective in the treatment of depression has shed new light on the substance. The study that was published in the Science Signaling journal divulged how researchers from the Baltimore-based Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the John Hopkins School of Medicine, the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the Guangzhou Medical University in China brought to light the antidepressant properties of Ketamine.

Carfentanyl Drug Detected at a Brisbane Mail Centre

Police in Brisbane, Queensland have issued an urgent safety warning following the discovery of a lethal fentanyl analog called carfentanyl at a local mail...

Cops Failing To Prosecute Cannabis Criminals

Steven Ficano is a very, very lucky man. The Las Vegas resident was in May 2015 acquitted of both charges that arose from his...

State Senate Approves Bill to Expand Use of Cannabis Oil

Virginia’s State Senate passed a bill that will expand the usage of cannabis oils to the treatment of several medical conditions

DEA Places Opiate U-47700 On Schedule 1 Controlled Substance

Synthetic drugs have always had a prominent presence in the drug market and with the advent of the dark web, their popularity has continued to grow. The latest subject of the DEA’s attention is opiate U-47700, a synthetic opiate purported to be responsible for 46 deaths this year alone.

Advocates Launch New Initiative to Legalize Cannabis in Switzerland

Legalize It launches a new initiative for cannabis legalization in Switzerland, with government regulation and a ban for minors
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Growing Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes is Now Legal in Australia

Businesses in and around Australia can now obtain licenses that will legally permit them to grow cannabis or marijuana purely for medicinal purposes.This comes after the Narcotics Drugs Amendment Act 2016, which was recently implemented to legalize the production of cannabis and other cannabis products for the benefit of patients who are in need of the drug.

Lib Dems Unveils Plan to Legalize Cannabis if Elected

The Liberal Democratic Party reveals plans to legitimize the production and sale of cannabis if they win the election.

Medical Cannabis May Help Improve Memory in Old Age

Throughout history, many new discoveries and theories have always faced heavy resistance to begin with.Later, when irrefutable scientific evidence is produced, the concept is...

Researchers Seek to Recruit 25,000 Marijuana Users for New Study

Researchers in Germany are looking to recruit 25,000 marijuana users to participate in a new study looking into the drug’s effects on healthy individuals.

Germany Searching for Drug Experts to Assist in Medical Marijuana Distribution

Today, more research is being conducted on the potential health benefits of marijuana than ever before.With a large percentage of studies producing mostly positive...

DEA Approves Synthetic Cannabis “Syndros” As Schedule II

The DEA has designated Syndros, a synthetic THC drug, with the status of Schedule II in relation to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Syndros is...
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Marijuana Extracts Classified As Schedule 1 Controlled Substances

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reclassified cannabidiol (CBD) as a Schedule I drug as of December 14, 2016.Schedule I drugs are...
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Medical Marijuana As A Potential Breast Cancer Treatment

Marijuana is the name given to the dried buds of Cannabis sativa plant. For centuries, marijuana has been used for herbal remedies for various illnesses.

Ohio to Increase Number of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

According to new regulations released by the state board of pharmacy, Ohio is looking to increase the number of medical marijuana dispensaries.

Albanian Police Launches Operation to Prevent Cannabis Growing

Police in Albania have kicked off a nationwide operation to eradicate domestic cannabis growth and exportation.The Albanian police force has dispatched an estimated 3,100...

Drones Being Used to Fly Drugs into UK Prisons

The UK government has put together a special unit tasked with combating the issue of drones delivering contraband to prisons in response to an...

$81 Million Worth of Cocaine Found on Two Beaches in England

Police in Eastern England have seized approximately $81 million dollars’ worth of cocaine on February 10th in what was a curious incident. The brightly-colored drug-packed duffel bags washed up on two different beaches in Norfolk, Eastern England before they were promptly seized by the local authorities.

Marijuana Found on Child, Mom Faces Charges

Two Monroe residents are facing charges after marijuana was discovered concealed on a minor they were traveling with.

Potential Medical Uses Of Psychedelic Drugs

Researchers who have done brain scans for the first time of people under LSD influence say that psychedelic drugs could be effective in treating...

Not All People Who Sell Legal Marijuana Have Medical Training

Medical marijuana has been legalized in some states in the United States due to its potential ability in treating some ailments. The weed is cultivated and grown by some specific licensed distributors.

Congress Did Not Lift The Ban On Medical Marijuana

The ban on medical marijuana drugs has not been lifted. Circulating the news a few weeks ago was the report that medical marijuana is already made legal by virtue of the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which was actually an understandable mistake - that needs to be corrected anyway.
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What Americans Think About Drugs

To date, the perception of the majority people regarding drugs use is mainly rooted in the moralistic view of addiction that perceives addicts as weak-willed, immoral, and people with character flaws that require incarceration or some form of punishment.

Canadian Vessel Assists in Massive Cocaine Bust

The Canadian naval vessel HMCS Saskatoon was involved in the seizure of a cumulative total of 14.5 tons of cocaine with an estimated wholesale...

Medical Cannabis Producer Faces Drug Charges

Jenny Hallam, a South Australian woman who has been supplying medical cannabis products throughout Australia for the past two years, is facing charges for...

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