Tag: global drug policy

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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Majority of Australians Support Medical Marijuana

Majority of Australians Support Medical Marijuana

Almost two-thirds of Australians support the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a new poll which coincides with a renewed push to relax the laws. A...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
New Canadian Rules Force Epileptic Boy to Smoke Marijuana?

New Canadian Rules Force Epileptic Boy to Smoke Marijuana?

Recent changes to Health Canada’s medical marijuana regulations have forced a six-year-old boy suffering from Dravet syndrome to smoke marijuana in order to tame his seizures because the...
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July 23, 2014
07/23/2014
Germany Allows Seriously Ill Patients to Grow Their Own Cannabis

Germany Allows Seriously Ill Patients to Grow Their Own Cannabis

In Germany, five people who couldn’t afford medical marijuana had their requests to grow originally denied, but three were given the green light on Tuesday. A court spokesperson...
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July 18, 2014
07/18/2014
Student Gets Death for Trafficking 26.5kg of Cannabis

Student Gets Death for Trafficking 26.5kg of Cannabis

A Nigerian college student gets death for trafficking 26.5kg of cannabis in Malaysia four years ago. High Court judge Datin Amelia Tee Hong Geok Abdullah today sentenced...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Are UK ‘Porn Filters’ Censoring Critics of the War on Drugs?

Are UK ‘Porn Filters’ Censoring Critics of the War on Drugs?

This January, under government pressure, many of the United Kingdom’s Internet service providers (ISPs) — together providing over 90 percent of the country’s home broadband connections —...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
Caribbean, West African Nations to Study Cannabis Decrim

Caribbean, West African Nations to Study Cannabis Decrim

At the semi-annual summit of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held July 1-4 in Antigua, regional leaders agreed to establish a commission to review marijuana policy and assess...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
International Cannabis Update: United Kingdom, Wavering Cannabis Illegality

International Cannabis Update: United Kingdom, Wavering Cannabis Illegality

Cannabis is currently classified as a class B drug in the United Kingdom after being downgraded from class B to class C in 2004, and back again...
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July 2, 2014
07/02/2014
International Cannabis Update: Morocco Seeks to Legalize Cannabis

International Cannabis Update: Morocco Seeks to Legalize Cannabis

Morocco is among the world’s top three cannabis producers in the world but condemns cannabis production on paper. However, because the country’s economy benefits from it, two political parties have drafted...
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July 1, 2014
07/01/2014
Russell Brand (And Others) Ask Prime Minister to Decriminalize

Russell Brand (And Others) Ask Prime Minister to Decriminalize

Russell Brand, British comedian and former husband of Katy Perry, has joined with some 90 celebrities, health experts, lawyers and politicians (including Sir Richard Branson and Sting)...
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June 30, 2014
06/30/2014
UK Bans Khat (Herb Safer Than Tobacco)

UK Bans Khat (Herb Safer Than Tobacco)

The UK government recently scheduled khat as a class C controlled substance, making it illegal to possess, grow or use. For some background, khat, a plant native...
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June 25, 2014
06/25/2014
International Cannabis Update: Czech Republic, a Cannabis Mess

International Cannabis Update: Czech Republic, a Cannabis Mess

The Czech Republic has been seen in the past twenty years as a very liberal country in terms of attitude towards the cannabis plant and the laws...
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June 25, 2014
06/25/2014
UK Edging Closer to Legalization of Cannabis as British Medical Association Debates ‘Health Issue’

UK Edging Closer to Legalization of Cannabis as British Medical Association Debates ‘Health Issue’

Delegates at the British Medical Association’s annual representative meeting in Harrogate are to debate whether cannabis should be legalized. “Existing drug policy is contradictory and ineffective. The...
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June 20, 2014
06/20/2014
Massive Cloud of Marijuana Smoke Hangs Over Albanian Village

Massive Cloud of Marijuana Smoke Hangs Over Albanian Village

Plumes of pungent smoke rise above the small but prosperous southern Albanian village of Lazarat, while gunfire and the occasional rocket-propelled grenade or even mortar greet the...
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June 18, 2014
06/18/2014
International Cannabis Update: Russia Feels Ripple Effects From Colorado Legalization

International Cannabis Update: Russia Feels Ripple Effects From Colorado Legalization

As Colorado grapples with the recent changes to state policies on marijuana use, journalists, analysts and politicians seem eager to discuss just about every aspect of the...
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June 13, 2014
06/13/2014
Jamaica Will Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Jamaica Will Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Jamaica will decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, the government announced today. It will also allow possession for some medical and scientific purposes. And it...
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June 11, 2014
06/11/2014
Mexico May Follow Colorado and Washington on Marijuana Policy

Mexico May Follow Colorado and Washington on Marijuana Policy

Mexico’s president is hinting that he is considering making marijuana legal south of the border, San Francisco Weekly reports. In an interview published Sunday in El Pais, President...
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May 28, 2014
05/28/2014
The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

Ladybud reports women the world over are ending prohibition…Again. This is the motto of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition, consisting of over 250 members worldwide with 60...
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May 13, 2014
05/13/2014
Bermuda Report Urges Easing Marijuana Laws

Bermuda Report Urges Easing Marijuana Laws

Bermuda’s National Security Minister Michael Dunkley submitted the report from the Cannabis Reform Collaborative to the National Assembly and urged legislators to consider its recommendations saying any...
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May 13, 2014
05/13/2014
Alcohol Kills One Person Every 10 Seconds Worldwide: WHO

Alcohol Kills One Person Every 10 Seconds Worldwide: WHO

While prohibitionists futilely try to prove history’s first cannabis overdose, the World Health Organization said Monday that alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year (1 person every...
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May 12, 2014
05/12/2014
Strictly Business: Marijuana Debate Far From Over

Strictly Business: Marijuana Debate Far From Over

It seems like every day brings a new surprise in the awkward transition of marijuana from outlaw status to social acceptance. In the blending between those ready...
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