Worldwide News

A Wyoming college student visiting Denver on spring break fell to his death after consuming marijuana cookies, the Denver medical examiner's office says. On Wednesday, the Denver coroner said Thamba's death was caused by "multiple injuries due to a fall from height." The coroner also listed "marijuana intoxication" from marijuana-infused cookies as a significant condition contributing to the death. The report lists the death as an accident.
Further reading   More international news
Hemp and poppy fields in Crimea will be destroyed, head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) Viktor Ivanov told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday after a visiting session of the State Antidrug Committee.
Further reading   More international news
The Welsh Government is publishing a white paper outlining a number of measures to tackle major public health challenges
Further reading   More international news
Health Canada has licensed 12 companies to produce marijuana for health uses, among them Bedrocan Canada, a unit of Netherlands-based Bedrocan BV.
Further reading   More international news
An estimated 6.4 million people were living with HIV/AIDS in 2012. This is one of the main findings of The South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey 2012, officially launched today
Further reading   More international news
The legalization of medical marijuana has more support among U.S. doctors than among consumers, a new survey found. The survey of more than 1,500 doctors and nearly 3,000 consumers found that 69 percent of doctors said medical marijuana can help with certain conditions and treatments. Only 52 percent of consumers expressed that same belief.
Further reading   More international news
Members of a drugs ring which pumped tens of thousands of pounds worth of heroin onto the streets of a Yorkshire town have been jailed for more than 40 years.
Further reading   More international news
Police are shutting down growing numbers of drugs dens in Stoke-on-Trent – thanks to the pungent smell of a new super-strength strain of cannabis. Latest figures show Staffordshire Police raided 141 drug factories last year – up from 127 in 2012 and 126 in 2011.
Further reading   More international news
Included in the volume 8, issue 1 - Spring 2014 of The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice are the results of a study entitled, "Characteristics and Evidences of Effectiveness of a Locally Developed Prevention Framework: The Community Prevention Education Continuum", and a reprint from Pain Medicine News entitled "Marijuana Usage in Chronic Pain Patients: Driving and Work Guidelines for Clinicians."
Further reading   More international news
The number of chronic marijuana users, defined as those who used it on four or more days in the past month, increased 84.3% between 2000 to 2010, according to a RAND Corporation report commissioned by the White House.
Further reading   More international news

Page 6 of 200