Tag: global drug policy

(193 posts)
April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Uruguay to Give Medicinal Marijuana to Prisoners

Uruguay to Give Medicinal Marijuana to Prisoners

Uruguay’s drug czar Julio Calzada told The Associated Press on Tuesday that any prisoner with doctors’ orders will be prescribed marijuana to improve their  physical or mental health.
By: NY Farmer
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April 4, 2014
04/04/2014
Guatemalan President Will Present Plan to Legalize Marijuana, Opium Production

Guatemalan President Will Present Plan to Legalize Marijuana, Opium Production

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said Wednesday his country could present a plan before year’s end to legalize the production of marijuana and opium poppies. His comments...
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April 1, 2014
04/01/2014
Oregon Drops Proposed Ban on Pot-Laced Munchies for Medical Marijuana Cardholders

Oregon Drops Proposed Ban on Pot-Laced Munchies for Medical Marijuana Cardholders

In a new set of rules, the Oregon Health Authority seeks only to ban marijuana-laced products that are made or packaged in ways that might appeal to...
By: NY Farmer
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April 1, 2014
04/01/2014
Legalising Cannabis: Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica Asks World for Support

Legalising Cannabis: Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica Asks World for Support

The small South American country will soon become the first in the world to legalize, regulate and participate in the production, sale and taxation of marijuana. Uruguay’s “weed...
By: NY Farmer
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March 31, 2014
03/31/2014
Colorado Cracking Down on High-Volume Pot Patients

Colorado Cracking Down on High-Volume Pot Patients

Colorado plans to crack down on medical marijuana patients, state health department authorities announced Friday, saying it would challenge patients and medical pot growers with permission for...
By: NY Farmer
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March 17, 2014
03/17/2014
Marijuana Stocks: This Year, April 1 Will Be the New 4/20

Marijuana Stocks: This Year, April 1 Will Be the New 4/20

This year’s 4/1 is a bigger deal than 4/20, at least from a non-US marijuana stock investing standpoint. Come April 1, not only will Canada’s MMPR program roll-out,...
By: Moirai
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March 14, 2014
03/14/2014
Say What? UNODC Panel Says Criminalizing Drug Use “Not Beneficial”

Say What? UNODC Panel Says Criminalizing Drug Use “Not Beneficial”

Yep, you read that right. The global anti-drug bureaucracy doesn’t think it’s a good idea to criminalize drug use. As the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) notes: Today, a...
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March 4, 2014
03/04/2014
Mexico Lawmakers Push for Decrim, WA Lawmakers Attack MMJ… Again.

Mexico Lawmakers Push for Decrim, WA Lawmakers Attack MMJ… Again.

In an interesting comparison, left-wing lawmakers in Mexico introduced legislation to decriminalize cannabis. The aim of this legislation is to curb cartel violence by eliminating the black...
By: Devilmonk
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March 3, 2014
03/03/2014
Marijuana in Jamaica: Puff Peace

Marijuana in Jamaica: Puff Peace

The Economist reports that energy minister Philip Paulwell said he will ‘find time’ this year to decriminalize possession of marijuana in Jamaica.
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February 26, 2014
02/26/2014
Russia’s Drug Czar Spouts Pure Reefer Madness, Rules Out Cannabis Legalization

Russia’s Drug Czar Spouts Pure Reefer Madness, Rules Out Cannabis Legalization

Viktor Ivanov, head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN), recently spouted some pure, Grade A cannabis reefer madness in an interview with the Interfax news agency. The “medical...
By: Moirai
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February 20, 2014
02/20/2014
Italy to Release 10K Pot Prisoners

Italy to Release 10K Pot Prisoners

Thanks to recent reform, Italy no longer treats cannabis enthusiasts the same as heroin enthusiasts, and is set to release 10,000 pot prisoners.
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February 19, 2014
02/19/2014
9 Countries That Could Be Next to Legalize Marijuana

9 Countries That Could Be Next to Legalize Marijuana

Leaf Science lists the 9 countries that could be the next to legalize marijuana.
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February 18, 2014
02/18/2014
US Drug Policy Fuels Push For Legal Pot Worldwide

US Drug Policy Fuels Push For Legal Pot Worldwide

Legalization in the US has fueled legalization efforts elsewhere, giving momentum to the push for legal pot worldwide .
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February 18, 2014
02/18/2014
Ten Reasons Why the UK Needs Drug Policy Reform

Ten Reasons Why the UK Needs Drug Policy Reform

Mike Power describes the failures of prohibition, giving ten reasons why the UK needs drug policy reform.
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February 13, 2014
02/13/2014
Some Drug Sanity From Italy!

Some Drug Sanity From Italy!

Italy’s constitutional court today struck down a 2006 law that removed the distinction between “soft” and “hard” drugs, treating pot possession like heroin possession. Thousands of prisoners...
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February 7, 2014
02/07/2014
Uruguayan President Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Uruguayan President Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Uruguayan President José Mujica has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to rethink the drug war.
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January 31, 2014
01/31/2014
Brazilian Judge Rules Marijuana Prohibition Unconstitutional

Brazilian Judge Rules Marijuana Prohibition Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Brazil ruled that marijuana prohibition is unconstitutional, calling it the result of a backward culture.
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January 30, 2014
01/30/2014
Blind Irishman Hopes for Cannabis Conviction

Blind Irishman Hopes for Cannabis Conviction

A man in Ireland walked into the Irish police (gardai) station with a small amount of cannabis and requested to be booked for possession. While many of...
By: Devilmonk
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January 23, 2014
01/23/2014
Poland Looks to Seattle as It Reconsiders Draconian Drug Laws

Poland Looks to Seattle as It Reconsiders Draconian Drug Laws

Poland has hosted several speakers from Seattle to discuss drug laws, their costs and the benefits of reform.
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January 22, 2014
01/22/2014
Jamaica Poised to Receive Lucrative Canadian Deal to Export Medicinal Marijuana

Jamaica Poised to Receive Lucrative Canadian Deal to Export Medicinal Marijuana

Canada is willing to purchase marijuana from Jamaica, a deal that could potentially earn billions of dollars for Jamaica annually, since its cost of production is significantly...
By: Moirai
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