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Siberian and Far East regions hit by drugs menace, shows a new league table

By The Siberian Times reporter
22 September 2015

7 out of top 10 regions for confiscations are in Siberia or Russian Far East.

Statistics for new users per 100,000 people showed that six out ten were in Siberia and the Russia Far East. Picture: newsline.25

Combined seizures of heroin, cannabis and psychotropic drugs showed Krasnoyarsk in second place, behind Moscow region. 

Others in the top ten were Amur region, the Republic of Buryatia, Primorsky region, Irkutsk region, the Jewish Autonomous Region, and the Republic of Tuva, according to an analysis by FederalPress information agency.

Statistics for new users per 100,000 people showed that six out ten were in Siberia and the Russia Far East.

The Jewish Autonomous Region came in second place, while others in this top ten were Irkutsk region, Primorsky region, and the regions of Altai, Amur and Novosibirsk. 

Another Siberian autonomous region - Khanty-Mansi - had the second highest figure in Russia for drug addicts in remission for more than two years.

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This old woman is smiling because of the medicinal qualities inherent in Cannabis which are easing the pain of her rheumatoid arthritis symptomology. Why criminalize a useful medicinal plant and why criminalize her use of this natural anesthetic?
John Inglis, Bryan, Texas, USA
23/09/2015 18:51
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