Don’t Legalize Marijuana, UN Drug Enforcement Board Warns Countries

March 5, 2018 By Tom AngellA United Nations drug enforcement body is warning international leaders to keep marijuana illegal.Countries are supposed to prohibit non-medical use of cannabis under international drug control treaties that most nations signed onto decades ago, but a growing number of U.S. states as well as countries like Canada are moving to …

(2017) 60th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UNODC)

    Aldo Lale-Demoz @AldoLale UNODC Deputy Executive Director & Director, Division for Operations unodc.org PRESS RELEASE Alternative development can release farmers from the poverty trap of illicit crop cultivation   Related Stories Remarks of UNODC Executive Director at the Security Council Ministerial Open Debate on Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations: Forced labour, slavery …

The Golden Triangle was recently replaced as the world’s dominant opium producer by a new regional power known as the Golden Crescent,

Asia’s opium hubs The opiates that addicts swallow, snort and inject often begin their journey to India from the Golden Triangle and the Golden Crescent. The former is Southeast Asia’s primary hub for opium cultivation. Located along the Mekong river, where the borders of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand converge, the illicit trade thrives — exceeding …

International Anti-Drug Forum begins today

The First Qatar International Anti-Drug Forum will start today, under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, at Sheraton Doha. The two-day forum is organised by the Ministry of Interior on the theme “International experiences in the detection of trafficking routes and itineraries and methods …