The government of Queensland is set to propose an amendment to the state’s anti-drug laws that will make no distinction between cannabis and harder drugs like heroin as far as penalties for possession and trafficking are concerned, says Katherine Gillespie in a report for Vice.
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In a bid to combat drunken violence, a group of Australian doctors is urging the government to increase the legal drinking age in the country, says a News.com.au report.
In Australian society, alcohol is widely used and enjoyed. The alcohol intake of Canberrans, however, seems to be higher than anyone else’s in the nation, if data from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is to be believed.
As nationwide drug testing begins in construction sites, a report by Ryan Keen for the Gold Coast Bulletin reveals that one in five construction workers on the Gold Coast are testing positive for drugs.
One individual athlete caught doping is bad enough. An entire team of under-age athletes failing drug tests is even worse. That’s exactly what happened to a team of teenage Russian ice hockey players in a doping scandal regarded as one of the biggest in the sport.
The number of drug overdose deaths in Victoria has risen every year since 2010, and pharmaceutical drugs have contributed significantly to that increase, says Melissa Davey in a report for The Guardian.
Nearly half number of illegal clandestine drug labs found operating in Australia in 2013-2014 were in Queensland, says a report by Lisa Yallamas for Brisbane Times.
Marijuana may already be practically legal in most of the United States, but its improved legal status there does not mean its effects on users have become any less adverse. A long-running study conducted by a university in Switzerland reveals that marijuana use over a long period of time may affect one’s verbal memory, says…