According to German law, medical marijuana is only prescribed for severe illnesses: chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. To qualify, participation in a scientific study is required.
Some 30 million narcotics users are hooked worldwide and deliveries are "thriving," especially cocaine to Europe and North America, according to the UN's drugs and crime agency. Opioids kill 190,000 sufferers annually.
Europe is a major market for illegal drugs, according to the latest European Drug Report. Experts have expressed concern about designer drugs and the growing number of drug-related deaths on the continent.
A magazine report claims France and Germany will share responsibility for EU regulations on banking and drugs after Britain leaves the European Union. A decision is expected in October.
Dogs can sniff out drugs, cash and explosives. Now media and researchers are celebrating a new canine skill: their ability to detect tumors. But we shouldn't get too excited about it yet.
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