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Sweden: Web: Drug Deaths Quadruple

Wed, 11 Feb 2004 08:00:00 GMT

Sveriges Television, 11 Feb 2004 - The number of deaths resulting from drug abuse have more than quadrupled in Sweden during the last nine years according to statistics from the countries six forensic medicine stations. - -This is alarming and probably reflects a big increase of both heroin and mixed drug abuse, especially amongst younger persons, says associate professor Peter Kranz of the Forensic Medicine Institution in Lund to the newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning.



Sweden: Sweden Takes Lead On Drug Laws

Fri, 04 Jul 2003 07:00:00 GMT

Independent, 04 Jul 2003 - DESPITE ITS liberal image, Sweden has some of the toughest drug policies in the world. Its zero-tolerance approach began more than 35 years ago precisely because the country realised that a more relaxed attitude had failed. In the 1960s, amphetamines were decriminalised, enabling doctors to prescribe them to addicts. Drug use soared from a couple of hundred addicts to 2,000-3,000 within a couple of years. The Government decided in 1966 to treat all drugs equally, from cannabis to heroin, under a single law. Stop and search laws were introduced to allow police to stop people they suspected of consuming drugs and officers could 0enforce compulsory urine and blood tests.



Sweden: Few Heroin Addicts Receive Methadone

Fri, 07 Sep 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Dagens Nyheter, 07 Sep 2001 - Drug abuse treatment Deathrates are high among Swedens heroin addicts. There is an effective treatment that often frees the addict from the craving of heroin. But despite the fact that methadone in scientific studies shows good results, politicians hesitate. A lot of experts are critical and demand new rules. A government study shows that methadone is an effective method to help heroin addicts. But today only 650 of the more than 5000 heroin addicts receive methadone.



Sweden: Wire: Swedes Fume Over Cannabis Design On Rucksacks

Fri, 31 Aug 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Reuters, 31 Aug 2001 - STOCKHOLM, Aug 31 (Reuters) - A chain of stores in Sweden is smoking hot with anger after receiving a shipment of rucksacks decorated with a cannabis leaf print rather than the maple leaf design it ordered, a local Swedish newspaper reported on Friday. The Denmark-based Jysk Baddlager chain immediately came under fire from a Swedish county anti-drug centre for the mistaken pattern, which store management has promised it will straighten out.



Sweden: Sweden's First Hemp Farm

Sun, 05 Aug 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Aftonbladet, 05 Aug 2001 - Ulf Hammarsten in Skottorp is Sweden's first hemp farmer. In a couple of weeks it is time for harvest. However, first the police will test the THC level. It is prohibited to grow this plant in Sweden since hemp is classified as a narcotic. But the prohibition violates EU rules of free trade and Ulf's hemp has a very low level of THC. "I have figured out that one has to smoke about 400 kilo to get stoned. That's a joint the size of a street light," says Ulf Hammarsten to Aftonbladet. - --- MAP posted-by: Jo-D



Sweden: The Drugs Debate

Thu, 19 Jul 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Scotsman, 19 Jul 2001 - Employing Suspicion To Lead The Fight LATE on a Friday night and the nightclub is crowded, the dance floor filled with hundreds of young people. At the bar, clubbers shout their drink orders above the music as the DJ turns up the decibels. Through the smoky gloom, friends can be glimpsed standing around chatting and enjoying themselves.



Sweden: Renoir's `Conversation' found during drug bust

Fri, 06 Apr 2001 07:00:00 GMT

San Jose Mercury News, 06 Apr 2001 - A Renoir stolen from Sweden's National Museum more than three months ago was found Thursday in Stockholm during an unrelated drug bust. Police found Renoir's "Conversation'' in a bag when detaining three drug suspects. - --- MAP posted-by: Larry Stevens



Sweden: OPED: How Not To Reduce The Drugs Trade

Fri, 24 Nov 2000 08:00:00 GMT

Ostgota Correspondenten, 24 Nov 2000 - The Swedish Model of Drug Criminalisation Does Not Work Today far fewer drug dealers are arrested, but many more users are. At the same time drug abuse is a social problem that cannot be criminalised away, writes Goran Grauers.



Sweden: A Relatively Calm Evening At The Globe

Fri, 17 Nov 2000 08:00:00 GMT

Dagens Nyheter, 17 Nov 2000 - Thursday evening at the Globe was relatively calm. Police reported a theft of tickets, two minors were apprehended for drunkenness and driven home and one person was arrested, suspected of minor drug crimes. At an organized alternative MTV-show at 'Fryshuset', another three persons were arrested also suspected of minor drug crimes.