Prices of Vices: How Much Will $20 U.S. Dollars Buy You Across the World, In Drugs?

Note the wide disparity of drug prices across the countries surveyed.

With the recent turn of economic events in Greece and China, it has become ever more apparent that we live in increasingly globalized world in which economies are inextricably linked.

This begged the question; are national drug economies linked in a similar manner?

In this informative video, BuzzFeed shows you how much coffee, cannabis, cigarettes, cocaine, whiskey, and heroin can you buy for $20 U.S. dollars around the world.


France: Are clothes decorated in cannabis herb banned?

Some traders in Draguignan were surprised. Part of their clothing stock has been withdrawn from sale. Clothes that had something in common: cannabis leaf as a motif. Cannabis is banned from sale and its representation on clothes as well.

An operation conducted by the police with the prosecutor of Draguignan has denounced this trivialization. While cannabis leaves are a very fashionable style, they are also prohibited by law. The product is a prohibited narcotic.
A trivialization which can have an expensive cost. The penalty for this offense is up to 5 years imprisonment and a 75,000 euro fine

Three vendors were pinned and 200 articles of clothing were withdrawn from sale.

What does the law say? Can I wear such clothes?


Legalization of cannabis: France must follow the Oregon Trail

An example to follow for France? Since Wednesday, the recreational use of cannabis is legal in Oregon (State northwestern United States), voters approved the referendum in Novembre. Anyone over 21 years can consume in a private place and hold 8 ounces (227 grams) and four plants at home, or walk with 28 grams.

But not buy: the first sales establishments for recreational use should emerge end of 2016 (300 already exists for therapeutic sale).


The Sale in France of the first Medical Cannabis is Suspended

Sativex, the first cannabis-based medicinal product authorized in France, might ultimately never happen in pharmacies. The explanation? After months of negotiation, Almirall, the laboratory which markets Sativex in Europe, and the Economic Committee for Health Products (CEPS), the body that sets the price of medicines, are not able to agree. The first proposes to sell Sativex Box 350 euros, 20% less than the average price in Europe. The second did not offer him more than 60 euros. "This is unacceptable: this would sell at a loss! "Growls Christophe Vandeputte, director of Almirall in France, which now wants to go to " political arbitration ".


Cannabis for wounds and injuries

Cannabis has been used to treat topical wounds such as cuts and burns for millennia. Now, modern research is investigating the science behind cannabis’ ability to treat topical injuries, and is discovering exactly how vast a role the endocannabinoid system plays in the maintenance of healthy skin and wound healing.

Cannabis and wound healing in history


Study Finds Europeans Love to Get High — And Their Drugs Are Stronger and Purer Than Ever

The purity and potency of illegal drugs is Europe is on the rise, according to a new report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). In its annual analysis of European drug trends, the EMCDDA also found that heroin use was in decline, that London's sewers had the highest concentration of cocaine among all European capitals, and that two new psychoactive substances hit the market every week.


HSBC pays out £28m over money-laundering claims

Geneva prosecutor agrees to close investigation into HSBC in return for the financial settlement

HSBC has been ordered to pay a record 40m Swiss francs (£28m) and been given a final warning by the Geneva authorities for “organisational deficiencies” which allowed money laundering to take place in the bank’s Swiss subsidiary.

The settlement means the Swiss will not prosecute HSBC or publish the findings of their investigation into alleged aggravated money laundering. But Geneva’s chief prosecutor, Olivier Jornot, cautioned that the bank was on notice, saying: “This is an excuse which will only apply once.”


Jailed cannabis farmer Kristian Roulet continues to puzzle police - from behind bars

Who is the real Kristian Roulet and where on earth does he come from?

The shadowy figure snared at a major cannabis farm in a sleepy, idyllic corner ofWarwickshire remains a mystery man – even after being jailed.

Police are still not certain Kristian Roulet is who he claims to be – or about where he comes from.

The 18-year-old claimed to be French, but an interpreter pinpointed his accent to south-east Europe, possibly Albania.

Roulet has no documents revealing his identity.

What is known is that he was caretaker of a £66,000 cannabis crop that filled a modest, three-bedroomed home in Long Itchington.


An interview with the only French party devoted to the cause of cannabis

Cannabis Sans Frontières is the only French party to run for election for the legalization of the herb. It was founded in 2009 by Farid Ghehiouèche with other pro-legalization activists. The party line is located at the extreme left of the political spectrum - reforms for the right to housing, open borders, the right to basic income - except they are also in favor of legalizing therapies based alternatives poppy, cannabis or iboga, and support to victims of those accused or suspected of drug use. In the European elections of 2014, the party had collected 7,389 votes in his favor, or 0.24% of the votes - which is low, we will agree.


Marseille Drug Dealer Offers Cannabis Buyers Loyalty Cards

Regular cannabis buyers in Marseille, France were amazed to receive loyalty cards with their purchases on Thursday. The loyalty card included a price list, the dealer’s opening hours, and a polite message thanking them for their business.


Apparently, for purchasers of cannabis from this particular dealer, opening hours in Marseille are from 11 a.m. to midnight and the message was very professional and friendly.

“We look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood, thanks for your loyalty.”


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