Tag: global drug policy

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October 15, 2014
10/15/2014
Dollars, Chasing Cannabis Profits, Leave US

Dollars, Chasing Cannabis Profits, Leave US

In the midst of prolonged recession which has left millions jobless for years at a time, American investors are offshoring their funds in droves in an attempt...
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October 7, 2014
10/07/2014
Morocco, Top Hash Provider, Mulls Legislation to Break Marijuana Taboo and Legalize Growing

Morocco, Top Hash Provider, Mulls Legislation to Break Marijuana Taboo and Legalize Growing

Morocco’s marijuana farmers live in a strange limbo in which the brilliant green fields are largely left alone, while the growers face constant police harassment. A new...
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October 3, 2014
10/03/2014
Jamaica Drafts Pot Decriminalization Bill

Jamaica Drafts Pot Decriminalization Bill

Jamaica’s justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a...
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October 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Loophole in Harsh Japanese Drug Law Allows CBD

Loophole in Harsh Japanese Drug Law Allows CBD

In Japan, restrictions on cannabis are far more harsh than in the U.S. In fact, Japanese drug law is the harshest in the world, with penalties of...
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September 26, 2014
09/26/2014
‘Scratch & Sniff’ Cards to Help Detect Cannabis Factories in Northern Ireland

‘Scratch & Sniff’ Cards to Help Detect Cannabis Factories in Northern Ireland

“Scratch & sniff” cards are to be distributed by police officers to the public in Northern Ireland so people will recognize the smell of cannabis growing. The scratch...
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September 25, 2014
09/25/2014
Albania Destroys Marijuana Worth $8.2 Billion

Albania Destroys Marijuana Worth $8.2 Billion

Albania’s Interior Ministry says the country’s authorities have destroyed 102 tons of marijuana and 530,000 cannabis plants since March with an estimated market value of 6.4 billion euro ($8.2...
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September 10, 2014
09/10/2014
World Leaders Call for Regulatory Alternatives to Drug Prohibition

World Leaders Call for Regulatory Alternatives to Drug Prohibition

In a report released last night and in a New York City press conference this morning, a number of global leaders, including former heads of state, called...
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September 9, 2014
09/09/2014
First Medicinal Marijuana Farm Approved in Chilean Capital

First Medicinal Marijuana Farm Approved in Chilean Capital

The governor of Metropolitan Santiago, Claudio Orrego, announced on Monday the approval by Chilean authorities of the first farm in this capital to grow marijuana for medicinal...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Italy Poised to Release 10,000 Cannabis Inmates

Italy Poised to Release 10,000 Cannabis Inmates

Italy is poised to release about ten thousand inmates due to a shift in sentencing laws that eases punishment for cannabis use, growth and possession. The change...
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August 25, 2014
08/25/2014
Israel Is Allowing Soldiers to Use Medical Cannabis While in Service

Israel Is Allowing Soldiers to Use Medical Cannabis While in Service

According to an Israeli cannabis Blog, it appears that the Israel Defense Force has publicly announced that being prescribed cannabis and continuing to use cannabis while actively...
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August 25, 2014
08/25/2014
Police Chiefs and Politicians: The New Faces of Corporate Medical Marijuana in B.C.

Police Chiefs and Politicians: The New Faces of Corporate Medical Marijuana in B.C.

Seeking to profit from Canada’s new medical marijuana regulations — which put the production and sale of high-grade weed into the hands of corporations and penny-stock outfits...
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August 22, 2014
08/22/2014
Marijuana Supplier Named Pot Playboy Gets 27 Years

Marijuana Supplier Named Pot Playboy Gets 27 Years

A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York’s biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison...
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August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
Jackie Chan’s Son Becomes Unwitting Star in China’s Anti-Drug Campaign

Jackie Chan’s Son Becomes Unwitting Star in China’s Anti-Drug Campaign

During a morning news segment, CCTV aired pixelated footage showing Jaycee Chan, the son of martial arts legend Jackie Chan, being interrogated by police about drug possession....
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
Colombia President Supports Allowing Medical Marijuana

Colombia President Supports Allowing Medical Marijuana

Colombia’s President, Juan Manuel Santos, signaled his support Thursday for a bill that would allow the medical use of marijuana, which the Colombian Congress will debate in...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
British Columbia: Medical Pot Cookie Prohibition Ruled Unconstitutional

British Columbia: Medical Pot Cookie Prohibition Ruled Unconstitutional

It’s unconstitutional to forbid licensed medical marijuana users from possessing pot-laced products, such as cookies or body creams, a B.C. Court of Appeal judge rules. Parliament has been...
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August 11, 2014
08/11/2014
Heroin Saves Woman’s Life

Heroin Saves Woman’s Life

A German woman has emigrated to Switzerland where she can get government supplied synthetic heroin that, she claims, is the reason she has been able to regain...
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August 6, 2014
08/06/2014
Philippines Catholic Church Supports Medical Marijuana

Philippines Catholic Church Supports Medical Marijuana

Despite a recent decree from Pope Francis admonishing marijuana use, the Catholic Church of the Philippines has come out in support of medical marijuana.
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August 5, 2014
08/05/2014
Uruguay Looking for Cannabis Growers for Legal Marijuana Program

Uruguay Looking for Cannabis Growers for Legal Marijuana Program

The newly formed department charged with creating and regulating the national cannabis market in Uruguay, the Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis (IRCCA), is accepting...
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July 28, 2014
07/28/2014
Guatemalan President Still Mulling Whether to Legalize Marijuana

Guatemalan President Still Mulling Whether to Legalize Marijuana

Will Guatemala ever legalize marijuana? Maybe. The country’s president, Otto Perez Molina, didn’t rule out the possibility of legalizing the drug during an interview with The Washington...
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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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