27 Sep
2020

Portugal decriminalised drugs resulting in teen use doubling in a decade

first_imgDaily Mail 31 October 2014Family First Comment: Drug proponents like the Drug Foundation promote Portugal as the model for decriminalisation of dope. Here’s what they DON’T tell you! The nation held up by the Liberal Democrats yesterday as a shining example of how to win the war on drugs is far from the unqualified success story they make out.For the number of children using drugs in Portugal has more than doubled since the country’s laws were liberalised, the latest figures show. A decade after the law was relaxed, nearly a fifth of 15 and 16-year-olds use drugs – well over twice the number in the years before decriminalisation.The controversial Home Office report commissioned by the Liberal Democrats states: ‘It is clear that there has not been a lasting and significant increase in drug use in Portugal since 2001.’ But the evidence suggests otherwise.The most recent independent report on what is happening in Portugal shows that in 1995 eight per cent of Portuguese teenagers had tried drugs.In 1999, when laws began to be relaxed, it was 12 per cent.But after decriminalisation in 2001, it rose to 18 per cent in 2003 and 19 per cent in 2011. The picture for cannabis use is similar. In 1995, only 7 per cent of Portuguese teens had tried the drug but by 2011 the figure was 16 per cent.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2815084/Portugal-decriminalised-drugs-Results-Use-teens-doubled-decade-nearly-fifth-15-16-year-olds-using-drugs.htmllast_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

Sun protection

first_imgIsabella Wu, a sophomore majoring in international relations and biological sciences, and Sasha Vaghefi, a junior majoring in psychology, members of USC Colleges Against Cancer, give out free sunscreen on Trousdale Parkway on Saturday to fans before the football game.Jennifer Schultz | Daily Trojanlast_img

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17 Jan
2020

Linden Deputy Mayor wants security beefed up at LM&TC

first_imgLinden’s Deputy Mayor, Waneka Arindell, is calling for beefed-up security at the office of the Linden MayorDeputy Mayor Waneka Arindelland Town Council (LM&TC) in wake of a third break-in at that office. This is the third time the Mayor’s office has been broken into for the year.During an interview earlier this week, the Deputy Mayor said there is also need for the security to be beefed-up at the Council. Speaking about the break-in, Arindell said that the incident occurred sometime during Tuesday night.She noted that the Mayor was on vacation at the time. The Deputy Mayor referred to the act as an attack on the Council. While she indicated that nothing inside the office appeared to be missing, the entire office was ransacked, while the Mayor’s photograph was stuck to the office door with a thumb tack to the middle of his forehead.She explained that items in Mayor Holland’s office were also broken, while others were scattered.“Our security needs to be more vigilant in their work so that this Council can be secured…The security needs to be questioned and we really need to get to the bottom of how this could have occurred…So far, nothing that we had in front of us were missing but we’re still going through the other stuff,” she said.Arindell pointed out that Police had visited the scene and lifted fingerprints. Statements were also collected from the Deputy Mayor, the secretary and security personnel.Meanwhile, Mayor Holland said it appeared as though the perpetuator(s) were looking for files inside of his office.Arindell stated that Police investigations are ongoing.Arindell stated that Police investigations are ongoing. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

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