narcotics

Dutch Police Target Drug Gangs In Massive Operation

(AFP) – Hundreds of police raided about 100 premises Monday in a swoop on drug gangs in the southern Netherlands, prosecutors said. Fifty-five suspects were detained in “Operatie Trefpunt” (Operation Meeting Point), the prosecution service said in a statement, adding

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Marijuana

Mexico Supreme Court Decision Paves Way for Marijuana Legalization

On November 4, Mexico’s Supreme Court made a landmark—and highly controversial—decision, declaring that individuals should have the right to grow and distribute marijuana for their personal use. The ruling applies only to a single cannabis club that filed the suit, but may have initiated a domino effect that will pave the way for eventual marijuana legalization.

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Ireland Accidentally Legalizes Narcotics

Ireland’s tough new anti-narcotics law turned out to be a bit too tough, prompting a judge to rule against certain provisions. This had the unfortunate effect of “temporarily legalizing the possession of many street stimulants and hallucinogens,” as the Associated Press reports. The BBC lists specific examples including “ecstasy, crystal meth, and ketamine.”

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