The government of the former Soviet republic of Georgia is considering legalizing marijuana, the country’s Labor, Health, and Social Affairs minister said Friday. “As far as drugs are concerned, ban-related mechanisms very often entail a ricochet effect, which means strengthening and development of other directions and etc.,” David Sergeyenko... Read More »
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Bogota, Colombia has a huge problem with bazuco, a cheap and extremely addictive derivative of cocaine. The city is now experimenting with using marijuana to cure drug addicts. The Center for the Study and Analysis of Coexistence and Security is conducting a study in which 300 bazuco addicts will be given medical marijuana to ease withdrawals, hopefully not just saving lives, but restoring people to a positive and functional state.
Saturday, marijuana reform activists and supporters gathered to march the streets of the planet in support of marijuana reform. The global marijuana march was truly that, here are just a few of the cities that saw reform supporters marching through their streets: Fort Worth, Medford, Prague, Mexico City, and Cape Town.
In a speech in Mexico City on Friday, President Obama shut the door on any possibility that he’ll support efforts in his second-term to legalize certain recreational drugs and said, “I’ve been asked, and I honestly do not believe that legalizing drugs is the answer.”
Next Saturday, in over 200 cities worldwide, millions will come together to rally for an end to a failed drug war on cannabis and industrial hemp. Oregonians will participate in the Global Cannabis March in three cities – Portland, Eugene and Medford. These marches will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2013... Read More »
In a sharp break with the policies of his predecessor, recently installed Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is moving to restrict the open relationships US law enforcement, intelligence, and security agencies have developed with their Mexican counterparts as the two countries attempt to repress violent and powerful Mexican drug... Read More »
UNICEF’s “Report Card 11″ found that countries with more liberal drug laws had lower rates of youths who smoked marijuana than nations with stricter penalties. Canada was #1 with 28% of youths and the US #5 with 22.05%. In the Netherlands, where the weed laws vary from city to city, 17.05% of kids smoked last year, and only 10.5% smoked in Portugal, where marijuana has been decriminalized.
The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. It brings together over 1,000 attendees representing 30 different countries. StoptheDrugWar.org is a partner in this year’s conference, which... Read More »
In an attempt to prevent ‘back-door dealings’ in Dutch coffee shops, the city of Eindhoven wants to grow marijuana for itself. The city apparently has occasional problems with large-scale cannabis cultivation and “the heavy presence of organised crime”.
On Tuesday, in pharmacies across the Czech Republic, medical marijuana was made available to patients suffering from cancer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or psoriasis. Marijuana is available by prescription only, and must be imported from the Netherlands or Israel since a cultivation program is not yet included in the law.... Read More »