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Pot smoking, other drug use not tied to middle-age mental decline | Reuters

Middle-aged adults whose memories have grown hazy can’t blame occasional pot smoking or other light illicit drug use for their forgetfulness, according to a British study, although experts warn heavy, prolonged use could harm mental functions. +

Pot smoking, other drug use not tied to middle-age mental decline | Reuters

Middle-aged adults whose memories have grown hazy can’t blame occasional pot smoking or other light illicit drug use for their forgetfulness, according to a British study, although experts warn heavy, prolonged use could harm mental functions. +

David Cameron ‘plans to impose minimum price for alcohol’ | guardian.co.uk

David Cameron is said to have ordered officials to draw up plans for a minimum price for alcohol sales in England in an effort to stop cheap drink being sold in shops and supermarkets.
The prime minister is reportedly considering over-ruling cabinet colleagues who favour a voluntary approach to tackling the health threat caused by excessive drinking.
The government is looking at options including copying Scottish proposals – which would ban the sale of alcohol at below 45p a unit – or bringing in taxes based on the number of alcohol units in a drink, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Either scheme, involving setting a 40p to 50p minimum price per alcohol unit, could cost consumers £700m a year, with any additional tax revenue potentially going to the NHS. The government insists no decisions have been made. +
Poll: Is it right to impose a minimum price for alcohol?

David Cameron ‘plans to impose minimum price for alcohol’ | guardian.co.uk

David Cameron is said to have ordered officials to draw up plans for a minimum price for alcohol sales in England in an effort to stop cheap drink being sold in shops and supermarkets.

The prime minister is reportedly considering over-ruling cabinet colleagues who favour a voluntary approach to tackling the health threat caused by excessive drinking.

The government is looking at options including copying Scottish proposals – which would ban the sale of alcohol at below 45p a unit – or bringing in taxes based on the number of alcohol units in a drink, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Either scheme, involving setting a 40p to 50p minimum price per alcohol unit, could cost consumers £700m a year, with any additional tax revenue potentially going to the NHS. The government insists no decisions have been made. +

Poll: Is it right to impose a minimum price for alcohol?

UK Government's Official Drug Advisers Want to Decriminalize All Personal Drug Use | Fox News →
After the ‘war on drugs’: envisioning a post prohibition world
London, UK / September 16-17
This is a conference on drug and criminal justice policy in which policy analysts, activists, film-maker, academics and an MP come together, for an exploration of what a post-prohibition society could look like, and how we might get there in our lifetime. This event is hosted by openDemocracy and Know Drugs.

After the ‘war on drugs’: envisioning a post prohibition world

London, UK / September 16-17

This is a conference on drug and criminal justice policy in which policy analysts, activists, film-maker, academics and an MP come together, for an exploration of what a post-prohibition society could look like, and how we might get there in our lifetime. This event is hosted by openDemocracy and Know Drugs.

Largest Hard Drug Bust in British History | NYT →

LONDON — British authorities said on Wednesday that they had seized the largest shipment of illicit hard drugs — known as Class A drugs — in the country’s history, and that the seizure has led to the arrest of six members of a presumed international narcotics ring.

The UK Border Agency said that it had seized 1.2 tons of almost pure cocaine, with an estimated street value of up to £300 million, or more than $490 million. The haul was found inside a £1 million luxury yacht at the Southampton docks on the southern English coast in June.

Since then, the British authorities have worked with Dutch police to track the members of the gang presumed to be responsible, six members were arrested on Tuesday in the Netherlands. +