30 Oct 2019
Quebec raises legal age for cannabis from 18 to 21
Quebecers between 18 and 21 will soon have to give up their green: the Coalition Avenir Quebec government has adopted a new law on cannabis consumption. The legal age to use marijuana will rise from 18 to 21 as of Jan. 1, 2020.
28 Oct 2019
Canada: Guards say they want supervised injection sites in federal prisons
Setting up supervised injection sites at federal institutions is the way to go if the Correctional Service plans to continue making needles available to drug-using inmates, prison guards say. The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers says one such injection site at Drumheller Institution in Alberta is proving a safer alternative to the service’s needle-exchange program, operating at seven federal prisons.
21 Oct 2019
Italy calls for toughest stance governing gambling transactions
Italian gambling incumbents are set to undertake further market adjustments, as the new 5Star-DP coalition government publishes the draft decree of its planned ‘Budget Law’. Following on from 2019’s gambling advertising ban established by the former Lega-5Star coalition government, in 2020 Italy will move to establish new payment processing laws and operator AML registry.
2 Oct 2019
UK: Homeless deaths rise driven by ‘drug poisoning’
Drug poisoning has contributed to the biggest rise in deaths of homeless people in England and Wales since records began. About 726 homeless people died in 2018, a rise of 22 percent in one year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.