Items tagged with decriminalization

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Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work [09-09-14] The upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) in 2016 is an unprecedented opportunity to review and re-direct nationa...
Former world leaders call for nations to decriminalize drug use and experiment with legalization [09-09-14] Drug use should be decriminalized and governments should experiment with drug legalization and regulation, a group of former world leaders argues in a...
Marijuana: Yes to more steps toward decriminalization [20-08-14] Peter MacKay, the Minister of Justice, is broaching the prospect of a marijuana bill that would verge on decriminalization. Well, better late than nev...
Täglich zehn Gramm von der Stadt [14-08-14] Schweizer Städte wollen mit der Cannabisabgabe experimentieren. Doch auf eidgenössischer Ebene scheint eine rechtliche Änderung unwahrscheinlich. «Die...
Marijuana crime: Are police turning 'a blind eye' to pot charges? [12-08-14] 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...
Nonsense to arrest for a spliff [11-08-14] The attorney general, Patrick Atkinson, must move with dispatch to determine, as the justice minister, Mark Golding, suggests, whether the police can ...
Ganja growers demand amnesty on weed arrests [10-08-14] A call has been made for the government to declare an amnesty on all arrests for the possession of under one pound of marijuana. The plea from the Gan...
Ecuador set to release minor drug offenders in move away from harsh laws [06-08-14] Around 2,000 inmates convicted of low-level drug offences could be released in Ecuador under a new criminal code, as countries across the Americas slo...
Denmark to look at decriminalising drugs [27-07-14] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call for the decriminalisation of drugs will be taken up by Danish politicians in the autumn. In the WHO report,...
Let states decide on marijuana [26-07-14] Repealing the Controlled Substances Act would allow the states to decide whether to permit marijuana use and under what conditions. Nearly three-fourt...
Most Canadians want pot laws relaxed, poll shows [17-07-14] A strong majority of Canadians think the federal government should either legalize marijuana or decriminalize the possession of small amounts, accordi...
The WHO calls for decriminalisation [17-07-14] Jamaica, Uruguay, Colorado, Washington—more and more places are rebelling against the UN conventions that established the criminalisation of narcotics...
The great pot experiment [12-07-14] On July 8th Washington became the second state after Colorado to offer recreational pot-smokers a chance to buy weed legally at a local store. Marijua...
Caricom creates commission to study legalization of medical marijuana [03-07-14] The Caribbean trade bloc Caricom has created a commission to study whether the region's roughly 15 million people should be allowed to use medica...
Golding tables ganja Bill in Senate [29-06-14] Minister of Justice, Senator Mark Golding, tabled the much-anticipated Bill proposing the automatic expungement of convictions for certain minor ganja...
A half-smoked joint [28-06-14] Decriminalisation is only half the answer. As long as supplying drugs remains illegal, the business will remain a criminal monopoly. Jamaica’s gangste...
CARICOM did not consult us on ganja law reform - US [25-06-14] William Brownfield, assistant secretary at the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, has charged that Jamaica and other Ca...
The difference between legalisation and decriminalisation [18-06-14] The war on cannabis seems to be slowly burning out. On June 12th Jamaica announced that it plans to decriminalise possession of small amounts of the d...
Jamaica anticipates a marijuana rush as decriminalisation looms – but is it too late? [16-06-14] Possession of a mere handful of marijuana has for decades clogged Jamaican courts with petty cases and distracted an undermanned police force from tac...
Ganja laws: The Government's case for reform [15-06-14] On June 2, Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. These relate to the possession of small quantities for personal use, the smo...

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