The Christian Institute - Drugs News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drugs The latest drugs news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:19:17 +0000 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:19:17 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 'Zombie drugs' should be Class A, say MPs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/zombie-drugs-class-say-mps/ MPs have warned that increasing use of synthetic cannabis, such as Spice, is becoming a “serious national problem”.

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Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:12:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/zombie-drugs-class-say-mps/
Harvard study highlights damage cannabis causes to young https://www.christian.org.uk/news/harvard-study-highlights-damage-cannabis-causes-young/ In both studies the drug was shown to be linked with poorer memory function, which could seriously damage young people’s academic ability.

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Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:00:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/harvard-study-highlights-damage-cannabis-causes-young/
No evidence to justify cannabis law change, doctors say https://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-evidence-justify-cannabis-legalisation-doctors-say/ Medical consultants are expressing concern at a Home Office and NHS proposal to allow high-concentrate cannabis oils to be prescribed for pain relief.

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Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:16:02 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-evidence-justify-cannabis-legalisation-doctors-say/
Buckingham Uni sparks ‘revolution’ with anti-drugs policy https://www.christian.org.uk/news/buckingham-uni-sparks-revolution-anti-drugs-policy/ The University of Buckingham has been commended after it announced its plans to become Britain’s first “drug-free campus”.

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Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:44:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/buckingham-uni-sparks-revolution-anti-drugs-policy/
Govt rejects ex-police chief’s cannabis call https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-rejects-ex-police-chiefs-cannabis-call/ Weakening laws against cannabis would send the wrong message to vulnerable people, the Government has said, as it rebuffed a call for a review from a former senior police officer.

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:52:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-rejects-ex-police-chiefs-cannabis-call/
Canada legalises cannabis in ‘national experiment’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/canada-legalises-cannabis-national-experiment/ Canada has become the second country in the world to legalise cannabis for recreational use.

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:12:44 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/canada-legalises-cannabis-national-experiment/
Under 10s admitted to hospital after taking cannabis https://www.christian.org.uk/news/10s-admitted-hospital-taking-cannabis/ More than 125,000 people have been hospitalised after taking cannabis in the last five years, it has been revealed.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:45:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/10s-admitted-hospital-taking-cannabis/
Lord Falconer’s call for drugs legalisation branded ‘dangerously irresponsible’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/lord-falconers-call-drugs-legalisation-branded-dangerously-irresponsible/ Former Lord Chancellor Charles Falconer has called on the Labour Party to support the legalisation of all drugs.

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Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:56:07 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/lord-falconers-call-drugs-legalisation-branded-dangerously-irresponsible/
Spice is ‘wrecking communities and terrifying residents’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/spice-wrecking-communities-terrifying-residents/ Spice, which can cause users to freeze and experience psychotic episodes, is destroying lives and communities, critics say.

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:49:05 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/spice-wrecking-communities-terrifying-residents/
‘Make Spice Class A drug’, police chiefs urge https://www.christian.org.uk/news/make-spice-class-drug-police-chiefs-urge/ Twenty Police and Crime Commissioners have urged the Government to make the so-called zombie drug Spice a Class A drug.

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Fri, 31 Aug 2018 11:20:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/make-spice-class-drug-police-chiefs-urge/
Cannabis accelerates brain ageing, major study reveals https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-accelerates-brain-ageing-major-study-reveals/ Smoking cannabis ages the brain by an average of 2.8 years – almost five times as much as excessive alcohol consumption – a major new study has revealed.

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Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:24:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-accelerates-brain-ageing-major-study-reveals/
Hard-hitting video shows true cost of cannabis in Colorado https://www.christian.org.uk/news/hard-hitting-video-shows-true-cost-cannabis-colorado/ A feature-length documentary shows the hidden costs of cannabis legalisation in Colorado, one of the first US states to allow recreational use of the drug.

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Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:00:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/hard-hitting-video-shows-true-cost-cannabis-colorado/
'Monkey Dust' drug causing public health crisis in the Midlands https://www.christian.org.uk/news/monkey-dust-drug-causing-public-health-crisis-midlands/ Police are warning of a new drug known as Monkey Dust, which causes powerful hallucinations and paranoia yet costs as little as £2.

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Thu, 23 Aug 2018 15:09:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/monkey-dust-drug-causing-public-health-crisis-midlands/
Dealers selling 'Mars bar' cannabis on Instagram https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dealers-selling-mars-bar-cannabis-instagram/ Drugs featuring chocolate bar and sweet logos are being sold by dealers on Instagram, a newspaper investigation has revealed.

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Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:53:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dealers-selling-mars-bar-cannabis-instagram/
Govt to police: Enforce law against cannabis https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-police-enforce-law-cannabis/ Cannabis is illegal and dangerous and police must use the law against it, the Home Office says, after reports emerged of forces turning a blind eye.

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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 16:00:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-police-enforce-law-cannabis/
Deaths from ‘legal highs’ cut in half following Govt clampdown https://www.christian.org.uk/news/deaths-legal-highs-cut-half-following-govt-clampdown/ New figures reveal a dramatic drop in deaths from so-called legal highs following the Government’s blanket ban.

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Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:47:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/deaths-legal-highs-cut-half-following-govt-clampdown/
London Mayor warns middle-class drug users: ‘Your habit harms young people’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/london-mayor-warns-middle-class-drug-users-habit-harms-young-people/ Middle-class people who take cocaine at parties need to realise that their habit is linked to young people being killed on the streets of London, Sadiq Khan has warned.

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Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:42:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/london-mayor-warns-middle-class-drug-users-habit-harms-young-people/
Cannabis-based medical products to become more readily available https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-based-medical-products-become-readily-available/ Medicines made from cannabis will soon be more widely available, following an announcement by the Home Secretary.

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Fri, 27 Jul 2018 12:03:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-based-medical-products-become-readily-available/
Parents warn teens about drug use after daughter’s death https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-warn-teens-drug-use-daughters-death/ Parents of a girl who died last week after an apparent ecstasy overdose have released a picture of her in hospital to warn others against drug taking.

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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:55:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-warn-teens-drug-use-daughters-death/
Drug deaths reach record high in Scotland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-deaths-reach-record-high-scotland/ Drug-related deaths reached another record high in Scotland last year, according to new figures.

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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:27:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drug-deaths-reach-record-high-scotland/