Items tagged with decriminalization

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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...
Weed all about it [12-12-13] “A critical turning point in the failed war against drugs,” is the verdict of Martin Jelsma of the Drugs and Democracy Programme at the Transnational ...
Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise marijuana trade [11-12-13] Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana. After nearly 12 hours of debate, senators gave...
‘Het Nederlandse systeem heeft gaten’ [10-12-13] Interview Sebastián Sabini: "Het gaat ons om een totaalaanpak. Legalisering moet samengaan met preventie, met voorlichting en een sterke naleving...
Berlin council votes to open first cannabis cafe [29-11-13] Councillors in Berlin have voted to launch the country's first cannabis cafe in their district. A large majority in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg ...
Most Jamaicans support ganja decriminalisation - study [28-11-13] A recent study has found that a majority of Jamaica’s population may be in support of relaxing the laws prohibiting the use of marijuana. The study, ...
Deutschland wird zur Kiffer-Republik [25-11-13] Liberale Strafrechtsprofessoren fordern, dass sich der Bundestag erneut mit dem Drogenverbot auseinandersetzt und haben eine entsprechende Petition un...
US Attorney General Holder rejects mass incarceration, 'one-size-fits all' security policies [22-11-13] Speaking at a meeting of the hemisphere's security ministers in Medellin, United States Attorney General Eric Holder touted the Obama administrat...
Follow Colorado on ganja [08-11-13] The sky hasn't fallen in either Colorado, Washington State or anywhere over the United States. And it won't in Jamaica. It is high time, the...
Measures to legalize marijuana are passed [06-11-13] In Colorado, voters backed a heavy tax on recreational marijuana. The tax will pay for the cost of overseeing the state’s marijuana industry as well a...
Gov't actively looking into reforming ganja law [28-10-13] Justice Minister Mark Golding has said consideration is being given to reforming the law relating to ganja in Jamaica to allow its use, but within cer...
Weed: Decriminalise to stabilise [27-10-13] Jamaica's current volatile security environment and its economic malaise are reasons enough to seriously consider joining their Latin American co...

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Chewing over Khat prohibition

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Where strict bans on khat have been introduced they have had severe unintended negative consequences and failed to further the integration, social incusion and economic prosperity of Somali communities in particular, which chew khat most widely.

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