Items tagged with decriminalization

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Les Cannabis Social Clubs partent en fumée [20-06-13] Les Cannabis Social Clubs (CSC) sont en plein bad trip. Ces coopératives d’autoproducteurs avaient lancé en mars une vaste opération de désobéissance ...
OAS chief calls for “long-awaited” debate on drug policy [25-05-13] Following the release of a major draft report on drug policy in the Americas, the secretary-general of the Organisation of American States (OAS) calle...
Report calls for decriminalizing both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ drugs [23-05-13] The personal use of illegal drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, should be decriminalized as part of a federal-provincial strategy to tackle dru...
A rising marijuana reform tide at the Statehouses [01-05-13] In the wake of the marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington last November, and buoyed by a series of national public opinion polls ...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas [01-05-13] Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followed...
Criminologist refutes cannabis-related crime increase claims [08-04-13] Criminologist Professor Alex Stevens has refuted media reports that reducing penalties for cannabis possession has led to increased drug use, crime an...
The present continuous of cannabis clubs in Catalonia [30-03-13] The exponential proliferation of the number of associations, clubs and other groups that distribute cannabis among their members and create new spaces...
'This is working' [27-03-13] Twelve years ago, Portugal eliminated criminal penalties for drug users. Since then, those caught with small amounts of marijuana, cocaine or heroin g...
Shafer Commission Report on Marijuana and Drugs, issued 40 years ago, was ahead of its time [22-03-13] Forty years ago, the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse said in its final report: "A coherent social policy requires a fundamental ...
Drop charges over ecstasy, police urged [21-03-13] Ecstasy users should not be charged by police, former Labor health minister Neal Blewett said during a provocative keynote address to the peak police ...
Duped by dope [21-03-13] Germany's law-enforcement and legal apparatus devotes enormous resources to fighting illegal narcotics. But users are always a step ahead, and la...
A case for use of resources [17-03-13] High Court Judge Randall Worrell shocked Barbadians when he suggested laws here should be reviewed to decriminalize drug use and possession for person...
Norway mulls decriminalising heroin smoking [01-03-13] The Norwegian government it wants to decriminalise the inhalation of heroin, a method considered less dangerous than injecting it, to reduce the numbe...
Marijuana legalization may be unstoppable [28-02-13] US Attorney General Eric Holder told America to expect a decision "soon" on how he'll respond to the recent legalization of pot by Colo...
Towards a ceasefire [23-02-13] Partial reforms have their limits. Most drug crime is not cannabis-related. Moving from punishment to harm reduction may help drug users, but it leave...
Mayor Bloomberg makes a small step toward a rational policy on marijuana [20-02-13] In his final state of the city address as Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, announced that anyone caught in possession of marijuana would no longe...
How does a Cannabis Social Club work? [18-02-13] What was originally a small group of friends, has become a feasible alternative to the cannabis black market in the north of Belgium. Our guest author...
Les Cannabis Social Clubs forcent la loi [16-02-13] Ils sont chefs d’entreprises, éducateurs spécialisés, universitaires, produisent eux-mêmes le cannabis qu’ils fument, et entendent «renverser la prohi...
Decriminalise heroin and cocaine says Belfast drugs worker [15-02-13] One of Northern Ireland's most senior drugs workers has said that class A drugs like heroin should be decriminalised, regulated and made availabl...
New York City plans to stop booking, arraigning many low-level marijuana suspects [15-02-13] Many people arrested on low-level marijuana-possession charges in the nation’s largest city will no longer be booked and held hours for arraignment, M...

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