The Christian Institute - Drugs News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/drugs The latest drugs news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:48:33 +0000 Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:48:33 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) ‘Heroin centre’ puts children at risk, says school principal http://www.christian.org.uk/news/heroin-centre-puts-children-risk-says-school-principal/ Business owners and a primary school say a ‘heroin centre’ in Dublin would put children in danger and increase crime in the local area.

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Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:37:39 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/heroin-centre-puts-children-risk-says-school-principal/
'Stop smoking cannabis outside school gates’, parents told http://www.christian.org.uk/news/stop-smoking-cannabis-outside-school-gates-parents-told/ Parents at a primary school in Durham have been told to stop smoking cannabis outside the school’s gates.

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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:56:58 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/stop-smoking-cannabis-outside-school-gates-parents-told/
Scots police chief tells MSPs to ‘end the stigma of drugs’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-police-chief-tells-msps-end-stigma-drugs/ Scotland’s drug problem should be seen primarily as a health issue, rather than a police issue, a top police officer has claimed.

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:00:24 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-police-chief-tells-msps-end-stigma-drugs/
‘Cannabis club’ gets backing from 'very supportive' police force http://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-club-gets-backing-supportive-police-force/ Police are allowing a ‘cannabis club’ in Middlesbrough to openly flout the law, with members smoking the dangerous drug on an industrial estate.

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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:00:45 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-club-gets-backing-supportive-police-force/
California legalises recreational cannabis http://www.christian.org.uk/news/california-legalises-recreational-cannabis/ Recreational cannabis is now legally available on the high street in California, after the prohibition was lifted on Monday.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:01:46 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/california-legalises-recreational-cannabis/
‘I lost my son because of his cannabis-induced schizophrenia’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-lost-son-cannabis-induced-schizophrenia/ A mother is visiting schools around the country to warn children about the dangers of using cannabis.

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:50:18 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-lost-son-cannabis-induced-schizophrenia/
Cannabis ‘devastating whole communities’ in Colorado http://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-devastating-whole-communities-colorado/ A Colorado newspaper has outlined the damaging effects of cannabis since it was legalised in the state.

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:27:39 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-devastating-whole-communities-colorado/
No plans for heroin 'shooting galleries', says Govt http://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-plans-heroin-shooting-galleries-says-govt/ Calls to introduce officially sanctioned rooms for drug addicts to inject themselves have been rejected by the Government.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:36:54 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-plans-heroin-shooting-galleries-says-govt/
Police force to turn blind eye to drug dealers http://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-force-turn-blind-eye-drug-dealers/ A senior police officer has announced that his force will turn a blind eye to heroin and cocaine dealers under a new scheme.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:07:58 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-force-turn-blind-eye-drug-dealers/
Scots welcome minimum pricing for alcohol http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-welcome-minimum-pricing-alcohol/ Scotland is to become the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price for alcohol, after a unanimous judgment by the UK Supreme Court.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:09:52 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-welcome-minimum-pricing-alcohol/
Sharp rise in kids taking drugs http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sharp-rise-kids-taking-drugs/ More children than ever are taking drugs, according to new data compiled by the National Health Service.

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:52:49 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sharp-rise-kids-taking-drugs/
Police allowing cannabis growers to get away 'scot-free’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-allowing-cannabis-growers-get-away-scot-free/ People caught growing cannabis are being routinely let off with only a caution by police, figures have revealed.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:54:02 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-allowing-cannabis-growers-get-away-scot-free/
Ad-list website allowing Class A drugs to be sold http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ad-list-website-allowing-class-drugs-sold/ A BBC investigation has discovered that dealers are using a classified advertising website to sell Class A drugs.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:31:21 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ad-list-website-allowing-class-drugs-sold/
‘Legalising cannabis is not the way forward’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/legalising-cannabis-not-way-forward/ The legalisation of cannabis would lead to the proliferation of the drug and should be resisted, a former Deputy Chief Constable has said.

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:59:43 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/legalising-cannabis-not-way-forward/
Devastating impact of 'zombie drugs' revealed by users http://www.christian.org.uk/news/devastating-impact-zombie-drugs-revealed-users/ Users have shared their experiences of taking a so-called “zombie drug”, as the problem worsens in cities across the UK.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:00:17 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/devastating-impact-zombie-drugs-revealed-users/
'Troubling' figures reveal 700 babies were born drug-dependent in Scotland in five years http://www.christian.org.uk/news/troubling-figures-reveal-700-babies-born-drug-dependent-scotland-five-years/ Over 700 babies were born addicted to drugs in Scotland over the past five years, new figures have shown.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:16:25 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/troubling-figures-reveal-700-babies-born-drug-dependent-scotland-five-years/
BBC's pro-cannabis stance on display in new documentary http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbcs-pro-cannabis-stance-display-new-documentary/ The BBC has been criticised for a documentary about cannabis biased towards pro-legalisation.

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:50:31 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbcs-pro-cannabis-stance-display-new-documentary/
Lib Dem leader Cable pushes for cannabis legalisation http://www.christian.org.uk/news/lib-dem-leader-cable-pushes-cannabis-legalisation/ The Liberal Democrats will continue to push for the legalisation of cannabis, new leader Sir Vince Cable has said.

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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:42:14 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/lib-dem-leader-cable-pushes-cannabis-legalisation/
Drug-related deaths reach record high in Scotland http://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-related-deaths-reach-record-high-scotland/ Drug-related deaths reached a record high in Scotland last year, new figures have revealed.

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:22:53 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-related-deaths-reach-record-high-scotland/
‘I lost my son to skunk cannabis’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-lost-son-skunk-cannabis/ A mother has warned of the dangers of skunk – a potent strain of cannabis which has destroyed the mental health of her son.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:48:34 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-lost-son-skunk-cannabis/