Tag: global drug policy

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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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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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