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UN agency removes cannabis from strictest drug category

The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs has voted to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs, which...

Top Mexico official ‘helped smuggle drugs to US’

Mexico’s former defence secretary helped smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States in exchange for bribes, according...

Video shows safe holding £27,000 being thrown from roof during drugs raid

Dramatic bodycam video shows a safe containing £27,000 being thrown from a house as police launched an early morning drugs raid. The footage was shot...

Rapper Playboi Carti facing drug charges

Rapper Playboi Carti has been released from custody after being arrested on drug and traffic charges. Playboi Carti, whose real name is Jordan Carter, was...

Covid-19 lockdown may see ‘rise in dangerous drugs’ as supply chain hit

A drop in the purity levels of illicit drugs could lead to an increase in overdoses as dealers see disruption to their supply chain,...

German restaurant accidentally serves hash cake at funeral

A funeral in eastern Germany ended on an involuntary drug high when mourners were accidentally served hash cake, police said. Rostock police said that after...

Cocaine and alcohol warning at inquest of Love Island’s Sophie Gradon

A coroner has issued a warning about mixing alcohol and cocaine after Love Island star Sophie Gradon hanged herself having consumed both substances. The 32-year-old...

New York sues billionaire family behind maker of OxyContin

New York is suing the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments seeking to...

US clears first ‘living drug’ for childhood leukaemia

US officials have approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells to seek and destroy a childhood leukaemia. The CAR-T cell treatment...

British police investigate claims ‘pupils took ecstasy on way to school’

A police investigation has been launched in England after a group of high school students reportedly took ecstasy on their way to classes. A Greater...

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