Drug Trafficking / Narcotics

Illinois proposes reinstating death penalty for mass murder, police…

Illinois proposes reinstating death penalty for mass murder, police…

Published 15/05/2018

(Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Monday he is seeking to reinstate the death penalty for mass murder and killing a police officer, [more…]

U.S. kids’ exposure to second-hand pot smoke may be rising

U.S. kids’ exposure to second-hand pot smoke may be rising

Published 14/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of American parents are using marijuana when they still have children living at home, according to a new study [more…]

U.S. drug agency suspends Louisiana distributor over opioid sales

U.S. drug agency suspends Louisiana distributor over opioid sales

Published 04/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Friday it had suspended a Louisiana pharmaceutical distributor from selling controlled substances for allegedly selling [more…]

Drug case against U.S. actress Rose McGowan to go ahead

Drug case against U.S. actress Rose McGowan to go ahead

Published 03/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia judge ruled on Thursday there was enough evidence to proceed with a felony drug case against actress and anti-sexual-harassment activist [more…]

Zimbabwe says will issue cannabis licences to growers

Zimbabwe says will issue cannabis licences to growers

Published 28/04/2018

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabweans can now apply for licences to grow cannabis for medical and research purposes, the government has said in a legal notice, [more…]

U.S. marijuana friends and foes cautious at signs of softer Trump

U.S. marijuana friends and foes cautious at signs of softer Trump

Published 14/04/2018

(Reuters) - Both advocates and opponents of legalized marijuana reacted with caution on Saturday to signs from the White House that growers in U.S. states [more…]

Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use

Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use

Published 14/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lift his administration’s plans for a possible crackdown on states that have legalized marijuana after talks with a [more…]

China to remove tariffs on imported cancer drugs from May 1: state…

China to remove tariffs on imported cancer drugs from May 1: state…

Published 12/04/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will remove import tariffs on cancer drugs from May 1, state media reported on Thursday, citing a meeting of the State [more…]

U.S. government seeks end to Supreme Court privacy fight with…

U.S. government seeks end to Supreme Court privacy fight with…

Published 01/04/2018

The U.S. government’s Supreme Court battle with Microsoft Corp over whether technology companies can be forced to hand over data stored overseas could be nearing [more…]

Arkansas sues opioid manufacturers for roles in epidemic

Arkansas sues opioid manufacturers for roles in epidemic

Published 29/03/2018

(Reuters) - Arkansas’ attorney general on Thursday joined the widening mass of litigation against opioid manufacturers, accusing three drugmakers of promoting addictive painkillers in ways [more…]