Items tagged with decriminalization

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Jamaica set to decriminalise marijuana for personal use [13-06-14] In Jamaica, plans are in the making for the decriminalisation of possession of small amounts of marijuana. "Cabinet approved certain changes to t...
West Africa should decriminalise drugs - Obasanjo commission [12-06-14] The West Africa Commission on Drugs says drug cartels are undermining the region by using it to transit cocaine. The commission, headed by former Nige...
Cabinet approves proposal to decriminalise small amounts of ganja [12-06-14] The Jamaican government has approved proposed amendments to the law that will decriminalise the possession of small amounts of ganja. Justice Minister...
Prisoners sentenced with unconstitutional norms have the right to be resentenced [05-06-14] In February, the Italian Constitutional Court ruled that most of the 2006 drug law norms were unconstitutional. Following this pronouncement, at the...
High times: The next five states to tackle pot laws [02-06-14] Weed is legal in at least some form in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Most allow it for medical use only. Colorado and Washington this year e...
"Just say no" is not an "alternative approach" to the drug problem [30-05-14] Dr Hans-Christian Raabe, who was removed from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs after one month, this week wrote two rather provocative arti...
Decriminalize drug use and public health [28-05-14] Canada's war on drugs has caused serious harm, particularly for the nation's most vulnerable, according to a Canadian Public Health Associat...
Ganja advocates demand gov't develops 12-point plan for the industry [25-05-14] At the first Cannabis Conference held at the University of the West Indies, stakeholders have called for the criminal records of persons convicted for...
Rome mayor backs decriminalizing cannabis [22-05-14] Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino said he was in favour of decriminalizing cannabis, calling for a national and international reform on drug laws in order to ...
Eric Holder 'cautiously optimistic' about marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado [15-04-14] Attorney General Eric Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalizati...
Law professors demand cannabis legalization [10-04-14] Around 3 million Germans regularly smoke marijuana. Some 14 million are estimated to have tried the drug at least once. It's not punishable by la...
Drogenexperten machen Dampf für straffreies Kiffen [09-04-14] Experten haben die Debatte um die ­Legalisierung von Cannabis neu lanciert. «Die repressive Drogenpolitik ist gescheitert», erklärte Thilo Beck, Mitau...
Guatemalan president eyes drug legalization proposal in late 2014 [02-04-14] Guatemala could present a plan to legalize production of marijuana and opium poppies towards the end of 2014 as it seeks ways to curb the power of org...
Caribbean countries consider loosening marijuana laws [29-03-14] In Saint Vincent and across the Caribbean, marijuana is illegal, yet it is widely used, freely sold and openly puffed. It’s evidence of the shifting a...
Jamaica's marijuana growers split on legalisation [14-03-14] In Jamaica, marijuana, or ganja, as it is more commonly known on the Caribbean island, is used in religious ceremonies by Rastafarians and as a herbal...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [11-03-14] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnati...
Jamaica to decriminalise ganja by year end - gov't official [23-02-14] Jamaica is to decriminalise ganja by year end as the government moves to capitalise on the booming marijuana trade internationally, said Science and T...
«Wir wollen die Dealer austrocknen» [23-02-14] Cannabis-Konsum soll in Vereinen mit Mitgliederbeitrag legal werden. Das fordert ein überparteiliches Genfer Komitee. Im Genfer Projekt können sich Er...
Mexico City could be home to the most important marijuana decriminalization effort yet [18-02-14] Lawmakers in Mexico's national legislature and Mexico City's Legislative Assembly introduced twin bills to overhaul the country's drug ...
Cannabis: un réquisitoire contre la loi [05-02-14] Le procureur de la République de Grenoble, Jean-Yves Coquillat, n’est ni un fieffé gauchiste ni un grand laxiste. Et pourtant, ce magistrat a osé bris...

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