Items tagged with decriminalization

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St Lucia Cannabis Movement commends Jamaica for passing 'Ganja Bill' [25.02.2015] Chairman of the Cannabis Movement of St Lucia, Andre De Caires, has welcomed Jamaica's decision to give the green light to the so-called Ganja Bill, ...
Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica [25.02.2015] Pien Metaal, who follows Latin American drug law reform ... told The Tico Times ... that legalizing medical marijuana in Costa Rica “would clearly se ...
Ganja law gets green light [24.02.2015] The much anticipated amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act, often referred to as the ganja law, has been passed in the House of Representatives of Jam ...
'Misperception is very dangerous' [16.02.2015] Executive director of the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), Michael Tucker, has warned that the misinformation circulating among Jamaicans about ...
The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs in 2016 [16.02.2015] In April 2016, representatives of the world’s nations will gather to evaluate drug policy in a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGAS ...
Drug policy in India [14.02.2015] India’s response to drugs flows along an extraordinary spectrum – of tradition and modernity; of widespread availability and stringent enforcement; o ...
Justice minister calls for light drug legalisation, PM pulls rug [08.02.2015] The Portuguese justice minister, Paula Teixeira da Cruz, said she agreed with decriminalizing the use of soft drugs, in an interview to TSF radio, so ...
Senate passes ganja law [06.02.2015] The Senate debated for nearly five hours about the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2015, which was later passed with five amendments. The legislatio ...
The science of decriminalizing drugs [02.02.2015] The legal landscape for marijuana has never looked this relaxed. Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. voted during the recent election season to lega ...
Ganja interests wary of internal business rivalry [31.01.2015] Despite strong ministerial and legislative signals, segments of the marijuana lobby are unsure that sufficient protections will be afforded to the pe ...
Drugs in the UK: Why we need to talk about regulation and decriminalisation [30.01.2015] Fighting the war on drugs in the UK costs an estimated £13 billion annually. It has cost lives recently, too; four people died after taking ecstasy p ...
US official cautions Jamaica on ganja legalisation [29.01.2015] The U.S. Government has signalled discomfort with Jamaica's move to decriminalise marijuana for specific uses. According to assistant secretary, Will ...
Pro-ganja lobby endorses changes on eve of Senate debate [28.01.2015] Professor Archibald McDonald called on the Jamaican Government to continue with the reforms and disregard apparent threats from US Government officia ...
Jamaica poised to relax cannabis laws [22.01.2015] The cabinet has approved a bill that would decriminalise possession of small amounts of cannabis and pave the way for a legal medical marijuana indus ...
Null Gramm Toleranz im Görlitzer Park [13.01.2015] Kiffer in Berlin dürfen weiterhin bis zu 15 Gramm Cannabis für den Eigenbedarf dabei haben, ohne strafrechtlich verfolgt zu werden – jedoch nicht meh ...
Reform der Cannabispolitik in Europa [27.12.2014] Während die Reform der Cannabispolitik in Amerika Fahrt aufnimmt, scheint Europa hinterherzuhinken. Genauer gesagt, die europäischen Staaten auf nati ...
The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads [26.12.2014] The 43-year-old war on drugs had never seen such a barrage of opposition as it did in 2014, with successful marijuana legalization initiatives in sev ...
Law Committee suggests drug control needs radical rethink [22.12.2014] The Criminal Law Committee of the NSW Bar Association decided to look at the available research on illicit drugs and the current government drug stra ...
Pourquoi Terra Nova veut légaliser le cannabis [18.12.2014] Le groupe de réflexion Terra Nova, proche du PS, a publié un rapport, révélé par Le Monde, intitulé «Cannabis : réguler le marché pour sortir de l’im ...
Too harsh to work [16.12.2014] There is no appetite in India for a serious conversation on drugs. The prime minister’s recent radio talk on the subject confirms that. Yet, drugs an ...
'You will not be arrested for using drugs' [02.12.2014] Authorities in the Netherlands are warning Amsterdam tourists about heroin masquerading as cocaine, which has already killed several people and sent ...
«Das Cannabis-Verbot bringt nichts» [01.12.2014] In Deutschland hat der Schildowerkreis, eine Vereinigung von mehr als 100 Strafrechtsprofessorinnen und Strafrechtsprofessoren, vor zwei Wochen das V ...
Cannabis umnebelt die Koalition [25.11.2014] In der Großen Koalition in Berlin ist eine Debatte um die zulässige Menge für Eigenkonsum von Cannabis entbrannt. Die CDU will das Limit auf sechs Gr ...
Will Guatemala really explore marijuana legalization in 2015? [20.11.2014] Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina in a recent interview mooted the idea of his country legalizing marijuana next year. Can we really expect bold ...
Un peu moins de fumée autour des politiques antidrogues [19.11.2014] Il faut changer la loi de 1970 pénalisant l’usage de cannabis : c’est ce que préconisent deux députés, auteurs d’un rapport sur les drogues illicites ...
Pot luck [18.11.2014] Smoking, growing, buying, selling or merely possessing cannabis is a criminal offence, according to America's federal government. Ask the states, how ...
Positives Echo auf Cannabis-Modellversuch [17.11.2014] Die CDU will den von der Gesundheitsdezernentin Rosemarie Heilig angestrebten Modellversuch zur Entkriminalisierung von Cannabis erst einmal in Ruhe ...
Auf dem Weg zur Legalisierung [16.11.2014] Gesundheitsdezernentin Rosemarie Heilig (Grüne) hat sich auf der Ersten Frankfurter Fachtagung zu Cannabis für einen Modellversuch zur Entkriminalisi ...
Pot legalization: Gateway to what? [12.11.2014] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) plans to stay on the sidelines of future pot legalization campaigns – already supported by groups plotting ...
The dark-horse policy reform that has both Obama and some GOPers optimistic [09.11.2014] With Democrats holding the White House and Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, it's been suggested that the odds are slim of any major ...
Marijuana may mean ticket, not arrest, in New York City [08.11.2014] The New York Police Department, which has been arresting tens of thousands of people a year for low-level marijuana possession, is to stop making suc ...
US vote refuels ganja debate [06.11.2014] The local pro-ganja lobby in Jamaica is welcoming the vote for the legalisation of ganja in the American states of Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC. ...
6 facts about marijuana [05.11.2014] Attitudes about marijuana have undergone a rapid shift in public opinion, paralleled by few other trends in the U.S. Our recent data, along with hist ...
Denmark funds medicinal cannabis research [30.10.2014] A political agreement between all of the political parties in parliament for funding research into the medicinal effects of cannabis is seen as a sig ...
Norman Baker: 'Genie is out the bottle' on drug reform [30.10.2014] Westminster has finally reached a tipping point in the drug debate and radical change is now becoming possible, Norman Baker has said. The Liberal De ...
Chile plants cannabis for medicinal use [29.10.2014] 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 ci ...
Cannabis: A burning issue for Austria's Neos [28.10.2014] Neos chairman Matthias Strolz has spoken out in favour of selling cannabis over the counter in pharmacies and allowing people to grow their own plant ...
Grow your own marijuana law [25.10.2014] Retail marijuana sales for adults are now legal (at least at the state level) in Colorado and Washington. Next month, voters in Alaska and Oregon may ...
Ecuador is freeing thousands of drug mules [06.10.2014] In Latin America’s latest challenge to Washington’s “war on drugs,” Ecuador has quietly begun releasing thousands of convicted cocaine smugglers. The ...
Huge majority thinks 'war on drugs' has failed, new poll finds [04.10.2014] An increasing proportion of Britons favours a more liberal approach to drugs and would support decriminalisation strategies, according to a comprehen ...
Cannabis – a conflict of generations [25.09.2014] The legalisation of cannabis in Luxembourg is turning into a conflict of generations, as the youth branches of several parties opposed to such a move ...
Cannabis-Klubs als Lösung? [24.09.2014] Derzeit werden im Kanton Genf konkrete Projekte für Cannabis-Klubs erörtert. Es stellt sich die Frage, wie solche Konzepte unter dem geltenden Betäub ...
Drug policy reform getting closer in Chile [23.09.2014] Latin American countries continue to demonstrate courage and vision regarding drug policy. The latest improvements are taking place at the National H ...
In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization [12.09.2014] Jamaica is known internationally for its marijuana, where its use is culturally entrenched despite being legally banned for 100 years. Previous moves ...
OAS chief urges new approach to failed ‘war on drugs’ [12.09.2014] With the Organization of American States due to hold a special general assembly in Guatemala on illicit drugs in less than a week, OAS Secretary Gene ...
Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work [09.09.2014] The upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) in 2016 is an unprecedented opportunity to review and re-direct nation ...
Former world leaders call for nations to decriminalize drug use and experiment with legalization [09.09.2014] Drug use should be decriminalized and governments should experiment with drug legalization and regulation, a group of former world leaders argues in ...
Marijuana: Yes to more steps toward decriminalization [19.08.2014] Peter MacKay, the Minister of Justice, is broaching the prospect of a marijuana bill that would verge on decriminalization. Well, better late than ne ...
Täglich zehn Gramm von der Stadt [13.08.2014] Schweizer Städte wollen mit der Cannabisabgabe experimentieren. Doch auf eidgenössischer Ebene scheint eine rechtliche Änderung unwahrscheinlich. «Di ...
Marijuana crime: Are police turning 'a blind eye' to pot charges? [12.08.2014] In Canada there appears to be "just a lack of enthusiasm on the part of police" to enforce possession laws. "There's a huge amount of discretion. It' ...

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