Tag: global drug policy

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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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December 17, 2014
12/17/2014
Uruguay Opens Its First Marijuana Fair

Uruguay Opens Its First Marijuana Fair

Uruguay’s first marijuana fair, dubbed “Expocannabis” has opened in Montevideo, a year after the growing and sale of the drug was legalized in this country. The legalization...
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December 10, 2014
12/10/2014
Woman Arrested After Christmas Tree Turns Out to Be Giant Pot Plant

Woman Arrested After Christmas Tree Turns Out to Be Giant Pot Plant

50-year-old Angelica Navarro Pereira was reportedly busted by Chilean police last week after they discovered her Christmas tree was really just a six-and-a-half foot pot plant surrounded...
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December 4, 2014
12/04/2014
Uruguay Marijuana Secure: Tabare Vazquez Wins Office

Uruguay Marijuana Secure: Tabare Vazquez Wins Office

Tabare Vazquez’s victory in Uruguay’s presidential election is a show of support for the leftist coalition that has governed the country for the past decade and allows...
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December 1, 2014
12/01/2014
New Zealand Stuck in Prohibition Timewarp

New Zealand Stuck in Prohibition Timewarp

As it is spring time in New Zealand, police constables have issued a warning and a request to locals: be on the look out for cannabis and...
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November 18, 2014
11/18/2014
Uruguay Presidential Candidates Opposite on Mujica’s Legal Weed Law

Uruguay Presidential Candidates Opposite on Mujica’s Legal Weed Law

Due to Uruguay law, Mujica is forbidden from serving two consecutive terms as president and will be replaced. The two leading candidates have opposing views on the...
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November 11, 2014
11/11/2014
Amsterdam Weed Tourism May Be Under Threat Due to Repressive Regulations

Amsterdam Weed Tourism May Be Under Threat Due to Repressive Regulations

The Netherlands, specifically the capitol Amsterdam, have long been known for their liberal policies and laxed regulation of cannabis use, however things may soon change.
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November 6, 2014
11/06/2014
Marijuana Clubs Register in Uruguay, but Backlash Brews

Marijuana Clubs Register in Uruguay, but Backlash Brews

Uruguay started registering marijuana growers’ clubs at the end of October. Under the plan, licensed clubs of up to 45 members will be allowed to grow a...
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October 30, 2014
10/30/2014
Chile Plants Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Chile Plants Cannabis for Medicinal Use

In most countries in the world, if you asked the local authorities for permission to grow 750 cannabis plants in a residential area of the capital city,...
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