Items tagged with decriminalization

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Justify the weed - Justice minister to make constitutional case for revising ganja law [26-10-13] With Jamaica's Ministry of Justice positioning itself to seek approval from Cabinet for the decriminalisation of marijuana, the justice minister ...
North America’s largest city moves to legalize pot [14-10-13] Legislators in Mexico City, the largest city in North America, are preparing to push through certain measures that would decriminalize and regulate th...
Lawmakers give nod to decriminalisation of ganja [09-10-13] Lawmakers in Jamaica gave the nod to Raymond Pryce's motion calling for the decriminalisation of ganja following two weeks of debate which saw me...
Pot group advises how to avoid new cannabis fine [09-10-13] Authorities in Switzerland decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis earlier this month with the introduction of a 100-franc fine but a p...
Majority of Texas voters want to legalize marijuana [08-10-13] A majority of Texas voters support marijuana legalization, according to a recent survey. Public Policy Polling found that 58 percent of Texans "s...
Cabinet to consider changes to ganja laws [07-10-13] Justice Minister Mark Golding says international events and changes in the United States - the chief opponent of Jamaica's decriminalisation effo...
Mixed feelings over new Swiss cannabis law [30-09-13] From October 1, 2013, an adult caught smoking cannabis in Switzerland can escape formal legal proceedings by paying a fine. Anyone over 18 caught in p...
Jamaica lawmakers debate pot decriminalization [24-09-13] Lawmakers in Jamaica debated a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use by adults, where many islanders...
Gutless governments [01-09-13] Successive administrations are being accused of spinelessness in the pursuit of any venture aimed at legitimately utilising marijuana products in heal...
Shame, classism still define ganja smoking [01-09-13] Advocates for the decriminalisation at a recent Gleaner Editors' Forum said it was unfortunate that the image of ganja users has remained the sam...
Uruguay moves one step closer to becoming first country to legally regulate marijuana [08-08-13] On Wednesday 31st July 2013, the Uruguayan House of Representatives approved a marijuana regulation bill, bringing it one step closer to becoming the ...
Uruguay steps forward with Marijuana legalisation vote [03-08-13] The bill will now be taken up in Uruguay’s Senate—where the governing Frente Amplio coalition also holds a majority—and could soon arrive on the desk ...
Uruguay's Marijuana Regulation Bill Passes in Lower House [03-08-13] The week got off to an ominous start on Monday with the release of a survey by Cifra, Uruguay's leading pollster, showing that around two-thirds ...
Uruguay poised to legalize marijuana: Is this the right way forward? [02-08-13] Uruguay is poised to become the first nation in the world to create a legal, regulated marijuana market. .. but is this the right way forward? Martin ...
Uruguay votes to create world's first national legal marijuana market [01-08-13] Uruguay's unprecedented plan to create a legal marijuana market has taken its critical first step in the lower house of Congress. All 50 members ...
Legalization of marijuana seeks to protect teens and minor addicts from addiction - expert [01-08-13] Uruguay's House of Representatives has passed a bill to legalize marijuana by 50 of the 96 MPs following 13 hours of tough debates. Now the bill ...
Nederland wietland ingehaald door Uruguay [01-08-13] Wij hebben het er al jaren over, Uruguay doet 't gewoon: wiet wordt er legaal. Niet alleen de verkoop, ook de productie. Daarmee is Uruguay het e...
I disagree with Pope Francis: the War on Drugs should be ended [29-07-13] No Catholic should contradict the Pope, and it is certainly not the job of Catholic theologian to tell the Pope that he is wrong. Nevertheless, I am...
Uruguay's marijuana bill faces olitical, economic obstacles [25-07-13] Uruguay is pushing to legalize marijuana. If Uruguay's proposal to regulate the production, sale and distribution of marijuana is properly implem...
Coffee Shops and Compromise [01-07-13] Building on a long history and culture of tolerance, the Dutch responded to illicit drugs with decades of pragmatic measures free of judgment. A centr...

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