Items tagged with decriminalization

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For medicinal use only? [18-12-12] The Czech Republic already has one of the world’s most liberal approach to recreational drug possession. And it will get more liberal still: beginni...
Nick Clegg and David Cameron clash over drug law reforms [14-12-12] Divisions between David Cameron and Nick Clegg over Britain's "war on drugs" emerged on Friday after the Liberal Democrat leader said t...
David Cameron urged to take 'now or never' step on drugs reform [10-12-12] David Cameron should urgently set up a royal commission to consider all the alternatives to Britain's failing drug laws, including decriminalis...
Portuguese drug policy shows that decriminalisation can work [10-12-12] The Home Affairs Select Committee in the United Kingdom report on drug policy draws on lessons from Portugal’s decriminalisation of drug possession an...
Portugal: Ten years after decriminalization [26-11-12] In 2001, a small European country, Portugal, took a brave step, changing its drug policies and refocussing its efforts away from arresting and crimina...
Marijuana decriminalization law brings down juvenile arrests in California [26-11-12] Marijuana is one of the primary reasons why California experienced a stunning 20 percent drop in juvenile arrests in just one year, between 2010 and 2...
Victims of the Latin American war on drugs make the case for reform [10-11-12] Latin American drug policies have made no dent in the drug trade; instead they have taken a tremendous toll on human lives. In 2009, the Washington Of...
Taking the initiative on legal marijuana [05-11-12] Two years ago, California’s bid to legalize marijuana—Proposition 19—achieved great notoriety in Latin America, but ultimately fell short at the bal...
Bogotá’s medical care centres for drug addicts (CAMAD) [01-11-12] In September 2012, the mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, launched the first centre for drug addicts in the Bronx, a marginalised city-centre neighbourho...
Portugal progresses toward integrated cannabis regulation [25-10-12] In recent years there has been much talk of the so-called “Portuguese model,” based on an initiative that led to the use of illicit drugs being decrim...
Could drug decriminalization save Brazil’s slums? [24-10-12] Brazil has been struggling with drug violence for years. The problem got so bad that the country passed a law in 2006 to distinguish between dealers a...
It's drugs politics, not drugs policy, that needs an inquiry [16-10-12] What should be researched is not drugs policy but drugs politics, the hold that taboo has on those in power, and the thrall that rightwing newspapers ...
France’s Minister of Education favours cannabis decriminalisation [15-10-12] Speaking on radio France Inter, Vincent Peillon said, "This is a major issue. I now see almost every night on television reports of illicit tra...
Decriminalise drug use, say experts after six-year study [15-10-12] A six-year study of Britain's drug laws by leading scientists, police officers, academics and experts has concluded it is time to introduce decri...
B.C. favours sensible marijuana policy [05-10-12] Last week, delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention voted in support of the decriminalization and taxation of marijuana. This vote was...
Amidst deep concern for Thailand's drug policies, some space for open debate [28-09-12] On 17th September, 2012, IDPC together with the Transnational Institute (TNI) held a high-level seminar in Bangkok co-hosted with the Thai Ministry of...
B.C. municipal leaders vote to work toward decriminalizing marijuana [26-09-12] British Columbia’s municipal politicians, sensing shifting emotional attitudes towards marijuana and a possible major new revenue source, voted to lob...
Pot decriminalization debated by B.C.'s municipal leaders [24-09-12] Former B.C. attorney general Geoff Plant said the debate comes as Washington looks at a tax and regulation plan, and this is an opportunity for a coor...
Cannabis consumption to be liberalised [20-09-12] Despite dogged opposition by conservatives, parliament has approved a proposal to impose a fine on consumers of small amounts of cannabis instead of o...
Fix to B.C.’s ‘drug problem’ is easy: legalize marijuana [20-09-12] With three western American states mulling legalized marijuana and the Union of B.C. Municipalities set to debate it, a new group wants the province t...

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