Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Drug trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Psychoactive Substances Bill Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403509_text Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403509_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Memorandum of Cooperation on Methamphetamine Production http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403315_text Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403315_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Ban of the Drug Khat Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403027_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403027_text Global Legal Monitor: Afghanistan; Iran; Pakistan: Agreement to Halt Drug Traffic http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402901_text Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402901_text Global Legal Monitor: Switzerland: Decriminalization of Narcotics Consumption Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402322_text Crime and law enforcement; Health; Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402322_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Government to Introduce Legislation to Prevent "Legal Highs" http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402185_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402185_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Agreement Results in Convictions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402130_text Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402130_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: New Restrictions For Controlled Substances http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401803_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug On December 31, 2009, the Government of the Russian Federation issued two regulations which extend the list of narcotic and psychotropic substances and establish a new procedure for their storage and preservation. (Regulations of the Russian... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401803_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Minnesota Supreme Court Holds That Bong Water Can Be a Controlled Substance http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401654_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug On December 31, 2009, the Government of the Russian Federation issued two regulations which extend the list of narcotic and psychotropic substances and establish a new procedure for their storage and preservation. (Regulations of the Russian The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401654_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Marijuana Pass Planned for Nationals Only http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401569_text Drug trafficking; Administrative law and regulatory procedures - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug On December 31, 2009, the Government of the Russian Federation issued two regulations which extend the list of narcotic and psychotropic substances and establish a new procedure for their storage and preservation. (Regulations of the Russian The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401569_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Law Allowing Personal Drug Use and Against Small-Scale Drug Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401551_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug On December 31, 2009, the Government of the Russian Federation issued two regulations which extend the list of narcotic and psychotropic substances and establish a new procedure for their storage and preservation. (Regulations of the Russian The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401551_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: Restrictions on Sale of Khat http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401182_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug On December 31, 2009, the Government of the Russian Federation issued two regulations which extend the list of narcotic and psychotropic substances and establish a new procedure for their storage and preservation. (Regulations of the Russian The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following It was reported on March 25, 2009, that a law imposed by Al Shebaab, a group that controls Baidoa and other major towns in southern Somalia, banning the sale of Khat inside the city limits of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401182_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Efficiency of Drugs Policy Under Scrutiny http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540312_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug On December 31, 2009, the Government of the Russian Federation issued two regulations which extend the list of narcotic and psychotropic substances and establish a new procedure for their storage and preservation. (Regulations of the Russian The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following It was reported on March 25, 2009, that a law imposed by Al Shebaab, a group that controls Baidoa and other major towns in southern Somalia, banning the sale of Khat inside the city limits of For three decades, the Netherlands has had a tolerant policy towards drugs, having decided in the mid 1970s to distinguish between cannabis and hard drugs, "which no other country does officially." According to Bert Bieleman of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540312_text Global Legal Monitor: Ireland: New Minimum Sentences for Certain Drug Offenses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540249_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug On December 31, 2009, the Government of the Russian Federation issued two regulations which extend the list of narcotic and psychotropic substances and establish a new procedure for their storage and preservation. (Regulations of the Russian The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following It was reported on March 25, 2009, that a law imposed by Al Shebaab, a group that controls Baidoa and other major towns in southern Somalia, banning the sale of Khat inside the city limits of For three decades, the Netherlands has had a tolerant policy towards drugs, having decided in the mid 1970s to distinguish between cannabis and hard drugs, "which no other country does officially." According to Bert Bieleman of The Government of Ireland has passed legislation creating stiff new penalties for drug trafficking. Under the new law, persons convicted of dealing in drugs having a value in excess of 13,000 (approximately US$19,240) must be sentenced... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540249_text Global Legal Monitor: Senegal: Penalties Increased for Drug Crimes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540250_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug On December 31, 2009, the Government of the Russian Federation issued two regulations which extend the list of narcotic and psychotropic substances and establish a new procedure for their storage and preservation. (Regulations of the Russian The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following It was reported on March 25, 2009, that a law imposed by Al Shebaab, a group that controls Baidoa and other major towns in southern Somalia, banning the sale of Khat inside the city limits of For three decades, the Netherlands has had a tolerant policy towards drugs, having decided in the mid 1970s to distinguish between cannabis and hard drugs, "which no other country does officially." According to Bert Bieleman of The Government of Ireland has passed legislation creating stiff new penalties for drug trafficking. Under the new law, persons convicted of dealing in drugs having a value in excess of 13,000 (approximately US$19,240) must be sentenced Under a new law adopted by Senegal's legislature, the punishment for drug trafficking will be increased to 10 to 20 years of hard labor, double the previous punishment. The law now must be promulgated by President... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540250_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Anti-Narcotics Law Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054038_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) The Dutch government has decided to ban the drug Khat. The fresh leaves, twigs, and shoots of the Khat plant (Catha edulis) are an addictive substance reportedly used mainly by Somalis in the Netherlands. Although moderate On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug On December 31, 2009, the Government of the Russian Federation issued two regulations which extend the list of narcotic and psychotropic substances and establish a new procedure for their storage and preservation. (Regulations of the Russian The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The Dutch government plans to introduce a national marijuana pass, available only to Dutch nationals over 18 years of age, under a program that would ban foreigners from visiting "coffee shops" (marijuana cafes). The pass will On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following It was reported on March 25, 2009, that a law imposed by Al Shebaab, a group that controls Baidoa and other major towns in southern Somalia, banning the sale of Khat inside the city limits of For three decades, the Netherlands has had a tolerant policy towards drugs, having decided in the mid 1970s to distinguish between cannabis and hard drugs, "which no other country does officially." According to Bert Bieleman of The Government of Ireland has passed legislation creating stiff new penalties for drug trafficking. Under the new law, persons convicted of dealing in drugs having a value in excess of 13,000 (approximately US$19,240) must be sentenced Under a new law adopted by Senegal's legislature, the punishment for drug trafficking will be increased to 10 to 20 years of hard labor, double the previous punishment. The law now must be promulgated by President On December 29, 2007, the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) adopted China's first anti-drug law, 71 articles long; it abrogates a December 28, 1990, NPCSC 16-article decision on the subject. The new law will be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054038_text