Category Archives: International News

01 Nov
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Mexico Supreme Court says ban on recreational marijuana unconstitutional

Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the drug.

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24 Sep
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Pill testing goes against national drug strategy: The Dalgarno Institute

Pill testing goes against Australia’s national drug strategy, claims Dalgarno Institute’s Shane Varcoe. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is facing calls to establish a pill testing trial after two people died at the Defqon 1 music festival. Mr Varcoe told Sky ...

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25 Jun
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FDA Federal Register Submission for WHO Review and Consideration – On Cannabis Genotoxicity, General

A discussion on the risks of re-scheduling cannabinoids in the United States and the consequences of reclassifying marijuana with THC. The discussion also covers the harms and risks of marijuana use. The full report can be found here.

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13 Nov
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Heroin “shooting gallery” blocked by chief law officer

Plans for a heroin “shooting gallery” have been blocked by Scotland’s top prosecutor. The opening of a clinic where addicts could bring in their own drugs to inject under strict medical supervision had been proposed. But Lord Advocate James Wolffe, ...

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26 Oct
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Taskforce Member Sonita Morin Abrahams has been awarded the Order of Distinction by the government of Jamaica

Congratulations to one of our taskforce members, Sonita Morin Abrahams, the executive director of RISE Life Management Services. She has been awarded the Order of Distinction by the government of Jamaica on Heroes Day last Monday for 30 years of ...

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29 Sep
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Taskforce Member Professor Guillermo FERNANDEZ DADAM Publishes New Digital Book

The digitized book was written by our taskforce member from Argentina, Professor Guillermo FERNANDEZ DADAM. It is dedicated to the therapeutic companions that round out his practice of 40 years working in complex pathologies like Addictions, Eating Disorders, Alcoholism, etc. ...

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28 Sep
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Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Consumption Rise Over Last Five Years

According to the article, “Consumption of alcohol, tobacco and illegal psychoactive substances, mainly cannabis, have increased in the last five years in Portugal, according to a study by the Intervention Service for Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD).” The full story ...

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26 Apr
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Taskforce Member Roberto Maldonado has been appointed Professor Emeritus of the University of Salvador

Congratulations to one of our taskforce members in receiving impressive appointments. Professor Roberto Maldonado has been appointed Professor Emeritus of the University of Salvador, by the Institute of Addictions of the Faculty of Medicine. He has also been confirmed as ...

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