The Christian Institute - Drugs News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/drugs The latest drugs news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:09:56 +0000 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:09:56 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 'Cannabis users should not be prosecuted': police chiefs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-users-should-not-be-prosecuted-police-chiefs/ Police chiefs have sparked controversy for recommending that cannabis users should not be prosecuted if they are caught with the Class B drug.

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:37:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-users-should-not-be-prosecuted-police-chiefs/
‘Deceptive’ cannabis claims debunked by US Government agency https://www.christian.org.uk/news/deceptive-cannabis-claims-debunked-by-us-government-agency/ US companies are being warned over unfounded claims about medical cannabis.

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Tue, 09 Apr 2019 11:00:46 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/deceptive-cannabis-claims-debunked-by-us-government-agency/
Scots Govt approves 'zero tolerance' drug driving policy https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-govt-approves-zero-tolerance-drug-driving-policy/ A new zero tolerance limit for drug driving in Scotland has been approved by the Scottish Government.

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Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:50:04 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-govt-approves-zero-tolerance-drug-driving-policy/
Scot Govt criticised for ‘soft-touch’ on cannabis https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-govt-criticised-for-soft-touch-on-cannabis/ The Scottish Government is being urged to take a tougher stance on cannabis after it was revealed that police seizures are up by 270 per cent, yet the number of recorded crimes has fallen by a third.

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Fri, 05 Apr 2019 13:50:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-govt-criticised-for-soft-touch-on-cannabis/
Scotland's drugs problem 'a public health emergency', say MSPs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scotlands-drugs-problem-a-public-health-emergency-say-msps/ A Labour and Conservative MSP are making a joint plea to Scotland’s First Minister to declare Scotland’s growing drugs problem a public health emergency.

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Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:50:05 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scotlands-drugs-problem-a-public-health-emergency-say-msps/
NHS to open UK's first heroin distribution centre in Glasgow https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-to-open-uks-first-heroin-distribution-centre-in-glasgow/ NHS Scotland is to open the UK’s first Heroin Assisted Treatment centre, which will see nurses distribute heroin to addicts up to three times a day.

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Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:19:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-to-open-uks-first-heroin-distribution-centre-in-glasgow/
Little evidence medical cannabis is safe, experts warn https://www.christian.org.uk/news/little-evidence-medical-cannabis-is-safe-experts-warn/ The President of the British Paediatric Neurology Association has warned MPs that there is little evidence to show medicinal cannabis products are effective or safe.

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Thu, 28 Mar 2019 15:40:02 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/little-evidence-medical-cannabis-is-safe-experts-warn/
Cannabis causing London psychosis epidemic, new study reveals https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-causing-london-psychosis-epidemic-new-study-reveals/ Almost a third of psychotic disorders in London are caused by cannabis use, a new study has revealed.

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:20:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-causing-london-psychosis-epidemic-new-study-reveals/
Chief medical officer calls medicinal cannabis 'a Pandora's box' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/chief-medical-officer-calls-medicinal-cannabis-a-pandoras-box/ The Chief Medical Officer for England has told MPs that there is not enough evidence to prove that medicinal cannabis products are safe.

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019 09:03:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/chief-medical-officer-calls-medicinal-cannabis-a-pandoras-box/
Scot Govt under fire for pursuit of 'harm reduction' drugs policy https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-govt-under-fire-for-pursuit-of-harm-reduction-drugs-policy/ The Scottish Government has come under criticism for failing to tackle Scotland’s growing drug problem.

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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:17:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-govt-under-fire-for-pursuit-of-harm-reduction-drugs-policy/
Cannabis use linked to multiple murders by teens https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-use-linked-to-multiple-murders-by-teens/ Researchers have called for a crackdown on cannabis use after the drug was linked to a number of murders by British teenagers.

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Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:15:41 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-use-linked-to-multiple-murders-by-teens/
Scottish police under fire for cannabis approach https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-police-under-fire-for-cannabis-approach/ Police Scotland’s approach to cannabis has been slammed by experts for not challenging drug use.

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:27:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-police-under-fire-for-cannabis-approach/
Welsh Govt to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-to-introduce-minimum-pricing-for-alcohol/ The Welsh Government is pressing ahead with plans to introduce a 50 pence minimum unit price for alcohol.

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:18:50 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-to-introduce-minimum-pricing-for-alcohol/
'Avoid using cannabis': doctors warn teens https://www.christian.org.uk/news/teenagers-should-avoid-using-cannabis-doctors-warn-teens-of-depression-link/ Using cannabis as a teenager increases the likelihood of depression and suicidal behaviour, new research has confirmed.

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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:47:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/teenagers-should-avoid-using-cannabis-doctors-warn-teens-of-depression-link/
Cannabis causes lower grades among students https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-causes-lower-grades-among-students/ A new study reveals that cannabis legalisation leads to lower grades and lower academic interest for students.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:00:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-causes-lower-grades-among-students/
Author receives death threats for linking cannabis use with violence https://www.christian.org.uk/news/author-receives-death-threats-for-linking-cannabis-use-with-violence/ A former investigative journalist who wrote a book exposing the link between cannabis use and violent crime has received death threats from pro-cannabis activists.

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:10:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/author-receives-death-threats-for-linking-cannabis-use-with-violence/
Smoking cannabis just once can alter teens' brains https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smoking-cannabis-just-once-can-alter-teens-brains/ A new study suggests that smoking cannabis just once as a teenager is enough to alter the structure of the brain.

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:50:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smoking-cannabis-just-once-can-alter-teens-brains/
Cannabis academy’s teachings ‘biased’ and ‘dangerous’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-academys-teachings-biased-and-dangerous/ An organisation that purports to teach doctors how to use cannabis as a medicine has been accused of peddling “biased” and “dangerous” advice.

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:27:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-academys-teachings-biased-and-dangerous/
‘Monkey Dust drug ruined my son’s life’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/monkey-dust-drug-ruined-my-sons-life/ The mother of a Monkey Dust addict has revealed how the drug drastically affected her son.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:54:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/monkey-dust-drug-ruined-my-sons-life/
Problem areas rise 200 per cent under 24-hour drinking laws https://www.christian.org.uk/news/problem-areas-rise-200-per-cent-under-24-hour-drinking-laws/ The number of areas blighted by alcohol-fuelled problems has risen by 200 per cent in just over a decade, Home Office figures reveal.

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Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:29:50 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/problem-areas-rise-200-per-cent-under-24-hour-drinking-laws/