Tag: global drug policy

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May 4, 2015
05/04/2015
Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order to Legalize Medical Pot

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order to Legalize Medical Pot

Puerto Rico’s governor on Sunday signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy...
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May 1, 2015
05/01/2015
Being a Stoner in Beijing Is Expensive, Dangerous, and Complicated

Being a Stoner in Beijing Is Expensive, Dangerous, and Complicated

A few years ago, my neighbor Luke went to a bonfire party on a mountain just outside of Beijing. Three busloads of revelers came from the capital,...
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April 10, 2015
04/10/2015
Dog Joins Suspects, Lies Down for Cops

Dog Joins Suspects, Lies Down for Cops

A fairly ordinary drug bust in Brazil became a viral sensation this week after an obedient – and ultimately very clever – guard dog on the scene...
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April 9, 2015
04/09/2015
Discover Himalaya’s Outlawed Marijuana Fields

Discover Himalaya’s Outlawed Marijuana Fields

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills at an altitude of 10,000 ft. (3,000 m), entire villages and communities subsist on illegal marijuana production. These villages are far from...
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April 1, 2015
04/01/2015
Reefer in Rome? It Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

Reefer in Rome? It Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

An effort to legalize marijuana is getting underway in the Italian parliament, with some 60 lawmakers having signed onto a motion to do just that by the...
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
MMJ Patients Form International Coalition at UN

MMJ Patients Form International Coalition at UN

Patients in need of cannabis treatment from 13 different countries, including those represented by KOPAC from the Czech Republic, met at the “Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Policy,...
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March 9, 2015
03/09/2015
New Uruguay President Postpones a Key Step in Jose Mujica’s Marijuana Legalization Law

New Uruguay President Postpones a Key Step in Jose Mujica’s Marijuana Legalization Law

Uruguay’s new president has pledged to continue the marijuana legalization policies left by his predecessor, but has also decided to postpone the implementation of public sales of...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
Jamaica Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Ganja

Jamaica Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Ganja

Jamaican legislators in the Lower House passed a law that will decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis. Under the new law, possession of as little as...
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February 26, 2015
02/26/2015
Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana in Small Amounts

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana in Small Amounts

After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in U.S. states, Jamaica’s Parliament on Tuesday night gave final...
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February 25, 2015
02/25/2015
Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian man and godfather of BC cannabis, Don Briere, has opened 8 new cannabis retail stores in British Columbia. Why should we care? Don Briere makes Marc...
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February 23, 2015
02/23/2015
Holland’s New Marijuana Laws Are Changing Old Amsterdam

Holland’s New Marijuana Laws Are Changing Old Amsterdam

Since 1976, authorities across the Netherlands have chosen to openly ignore that cannabis use is illegal here, and they prosecute no one in possession of less than...
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February 3, 2015
02/03/2015
Australian Study Reports Efficacy of Cannabis for Pain Therapy

Australian Study Reports Efficacy of Cannabis for Pain Therapy

A study recently released by scientists at the University of New South Wales’ National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre illustrated that cannabis users reported significant pain relief...
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February 2, 2015
02/02/2015
Father Jailed for Giving Cannabis to Extremely Ill Daughter

Father Jailed for Giving Cannabis to Extremely Ill Daughter

Adam’s daughter, Rumer, is 2 years old and suffers from stage 4 neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a severe cancer that begins in the nerve tissue and causes significant...
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January 13, 2015
01/13/2015
DPA’s Ethan Nadelmann Gives TED Talk

DPA’s Ethan Nadelmann Gives TED Talk

Ethan Nadelmann, former professor and current Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance, recently gave a TED talk on the War on Drugs, why it’s a miserable failure,...
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January 13, 2015
01/13/2015
Losing Marijuana Business, Mexican Cartels Push Heroin and Meth

Losing Marijuana Business, Mexican Cartels Push Heroin and Meth

The amount of cannabis seized by U.S. federal, state and local officers along the Mexican border has fallen 37 percent since 2011, a period during which American marijuana...
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January 8, 2015
01/08/2015
Uruguay’s Year in Marijuana: 3 Successes, 3 Burning Questions

Uruguay’s Year in Marijuana: 3 Successes, 3 Burning Questions

It’s been just over a year since Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica signed a law creating the world’s first nationalized market for the cultivation, sale and consumption of...
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January 8, 2015
01/08/2015
Legalize It: Marijuana’s Relationship With Reggae and Its Future Prospects in Jamaica

Legalize It: Marijuana’s Relationship With Reggae and Its Future Prospects in Jamaica

Jamaica’s reggae artists are unrivaled in their vociferous championing of marijuana usage and persistent rallying for its legalization. A primary tenet of the island’s indigenous Rastafarian way of...
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December 24, 2014
12/24/2014
50 Year Old Caught With Giant Cannabis Plant Christmas Tree

50 Year Old Caught With Giant Cannabis Plant Christmas Tree

To their great surprise, they discovered that the woman had been using a giant cannabis plant as a stand-in Christmas tree. There were even presents placed around...
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December 22, 2014
12/22/2014
Japan’s Deep History With Cannabis Contradicts Current Laws

Japan’s Deep History With Cannabis Contradicts Current Laws

Up until the mid 1940′s, cannabis enjoyed unprecedented acceptance (praise, even) in Japan. There are even records of Ninja training by jumping over cannabis!
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December 17, 2014
12/17/2014
U.S. Grown Weed Being Smuggled Into Mexico

U.S. Grown Weed Being Smuggled Into Mexico

It turns out that the latest development in drug trafficking between the U.S., Mexico border is that cannabis grown in the United States is increasingly being...
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