Tag: global drug policy

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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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October 20, 2014
10/20/2014
Jamaican Movement to Decriminalize Ganja in the Works

Jamaican Movement to Decriminalize Ganja in the Works

Many people across the world associate Jamaica and Rastafarian culture with the blessed green herb, but cannabis is still illegal in Jamaica. However, that may soon change.
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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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