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Thailand: Column: Govt Propaganda Is the Most Dangerous Drug

Asia (MAP) - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 07:00
The Nation, 13 Sep 2014 - The world's elder statesmen have a problem when it comes to drug policy. They are increasingly coming out in favour of broad legalisation, but their message is having a hard time getting through thanks to decades of anti-drug propaganda from the governments in which they participated. Three years ago, a group called the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a report denouncing the "war on drugs" for increasing violence and failing to curb consumption. It got a lot of attention because its members included such luminaries as former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former United Nations secretary- general Kofi Annan, former US secretary of state George Schultz, former North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Javier Solana and former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker. These are serious, powerful men, not potheads or irresponsible anarchists.
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China: Australians Facing The Death Penalty In China For Drug

Asia (MAP) - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:00
Sydney Morning Herald, 11 Sep 2014 - BEIJING: A number of Australians are facing the death penalty in China after being charged with serious drug offences. The Department of Foreign Affairs said an unspecified number of Australians had been detained, but it would not reveal any further detail on specific cases.
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Israel: Marijuana Prevents Physiological, Behavioral Damage

Asia (MAP) - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:00
Jerusalem Post, 09 Sep 2014 - Experiment on Rats May Lead to Ways to Prevent Development of Ptsd in Humans Giving rats synthetic cannabinoids soon after a traumatic event can prevent post-traumatic stress disorder-like symptoms caused by the trauma and by reminders of it.
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Japan: Dealing With Addiction: Japan's Drug Problem

Asia (MAP) - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:00
Japan Times, 23 Aug 2014 - With Popular Singer-songwriter Ryo Aska Appearing In Court On Drug Charges On Thursday, We Examine The Darker Side Of Substance Abuse Some kid shot up a dose again tonight Pushed back by his other self Even if you were to buy your dream You need self-control No one talks about hopes and dreams All that's there is something better, something new, a better way The name is "Kicks Street" - the city of desire
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India: OPED: Let There Be No Drugs

Asia (MAP) - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:00
Greater Kashmir, 06 Aug 2014 - We Need to Control the Scourge of Drug Addiction Drug abuse, is the illicit consumption of any naturally occurring or pharmaceutical substance for reasons other than for medical use. They change the way in which a person feels, thinks or behaves and its addiction is severely hampering all aspects of life. The consequences of drug use are always worse than the problem one is trying to solve with them. Drug abuse and addiction is killing people morally, socially, psychologically, physically and even economically. Identified as a disease in 1956 by the World Health Organization and the American Psychiatric Association, the number of people suffering from this hidden disease is increasing world over.
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Thailand: Cops Face New Shooting Rap

Asia (MAP) - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:00
Bangkok Post, 05 Aug 2014 - LCT backs attempted murder charge Three Bang Chan policemen who mistook a female law student from Chulalongkorn University for a drug dealer and opened fire at her car should be charged with attempted murder, said the Lawyers Council of Thailand (LCT).
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India: Delhi University Says No To Drugs, Ragging

Asia (MAP) - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:00
Deccan Herald, 05 Aug 2014 - College days are known to be the best part of any student's life, but they can also give nightmares to many, in terms of ragging and drug abuse. In the past also we have lost students due to the inhuman practice called ragging, which starts with 'fun' by the seniors but ends up with consequences, sometimes with the victim committing suicide. The same is true of drug abuse. Students start taking drugs as part of their 'experimental' nature but end up becoming addicts.
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Thailand: Pongsapat Transfers 3 Cops For Shooting At Student's Car

Asia (MAP) - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 07:00
Bangkok Post, 04 Aug 2014 - Three Bang Chan policemen who shot at a female university student's car during a drug bust have been transferred pending an investigation, said deputy national police chief Pongsapat Pongcharoen. Speaking to the media about the incident, Pol Gen Pongsapat said the officers have been re-assigned to administrative positions.
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