UN warning about heroine use in Europeby Ivano Abbadessa - 2017.07.04
Opiates, with heroine leading the list, are responsible for 70% of negative effects on health from drug use. On a global scale, between 2012 - 2015, deaths from overdose of this substance increased 119%. These are a few of the alarming figures that were contained in a World Report on drug use published by the UN in 2017, which highlighted a serious increase in heroine use, particularly in North America and Europe. The World Drug Report also pointed out that drug use throughout the world in 2015 affected more than 250 million people. Of these, 29.5 million, (0,6% of the world adult population) experienced a health problem, including addiction, as a result of a drug purchased illegally.
Deaths related to drug use in UK most common among people in their 40s
For the first time, UK people in their 40s are most likely to die from drug use. The mortality rate among this age group rose from 95.1 deaths per million people in 2015 to 108.0 in 2016, helping fuel another record high in drug use deaths (those involving illegal drugs), Read More.
Cannabis is the most popular drug in Italy
Cannabis still represents the number one illegal drug of choice among Italians. This is due to Italy’s role as significant importer from other countries that grow it, but also to its internal production. Of note is the fact that cannabinoids make up 90% of all drugs confiscated in Italy. Despite Read More.
In U.S. legalized drug dealing works through doctor’s prescriptions
Donald Trump has been urged to declare a state of emergency in the U.S. for the number of heroin overdoses. Every day, 142 Americans die because of this substance. More than traffic accidents and homocides by fire arms together. The request made to the President of the United States is Read More.
The role of cannabis in treating MS symptoms
People with multiple sclerosis in the UK should be allowed to use cannabis legally in order to relieve their “relentless and exhausting” symptoms. According to the MS Society 1 in 10 sufferers of the condition whose pain and spasticity cannot be treated by medication available on the NHS should be Read More.
Roadside drug testing used all over Italy
From now on, Italian Police have roadside drugs tests which allow them to test drivers. These drug tests have already been tested in some Italian Provinces and now it has been decided to extent them all over the country. A recent circular letter by the Minister of the Interior, containing Read More.
Historic sentence on domestic cultivation of cannabis
In Italy, cultivation of marijuana at home is not a crime, as long as it done according to “domestic” methods. And, not, on the other hand “according to methods of formal agricultural cultivation”. Such is the language in a recent sentence pronounced by the Court of Cassation, who decided to absolve Read More.