Items tagged with decriminalization

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UK should begin decriminalising drugs, say Richard Branson and Nick Clegg [03-03-15] Sir Richard Branson and Nick Clegg are urging the UK to begin decriminalising the use and possession of almost all drugs, following the example of Po...
Belize to decriminalize 10 grams of marijuana [03-03-15] Cabinet and Parliament are soon expected to put their stamp of approval on a set of recommendations presented by the committee for the decriminalizati...
Ganja decriminalisation: Three the hard way [02-03-15] February 24, 2015 was an especially emotional day for three of the stalwarts who have fought for the decriminalisation of ganja. It was the day the Ho...
Lowe wants public sector cooperation on ganja [01-03-15] Executive Chairman of Medicanja, Dr Henry Lowe, is urging a spirit of cooperation between government ministries and agencies involved in the developme...
Caribbean leaders form marijuana commission [27-02-15] Just days after Jamaica became the first Caribbean nation to decriminalize small portions of pot, leaders of the Caribbean Community agreed on the com...
D66 devises plan to regulate Dutch marijuana production [26-02-15] Liberal democratic party D66 is introducing draft legislation to regulate the production and sale of marijuana in the Netherlands. D66 has called for ...
Washington DC legalises marijuana possession and use [26-02-15] Washington DC joins Alaska, Colorado, and Washington state as the only places in the US that allow the use of the drug for recreational purposes. Resi...
D.C. vs. Amsterdam: The Dutch strike back! [26-02-15] When Mayor Muriel E. Bowser delivered her legalized marijuana guidelines, she tried to ease concerns of naysayers with promises that there are enough ...
Despite U.N. treaties, war against drugs a losing battle [26-02-15] As the call for the decriminalisation of drugs steadily picks up steam worldwide, a new study by the London-based charity Health Poverty Action conclu...
Ganja law passed but awaits regulations [26-02-15] The law effectively clears the way for the decriminalisation of two ounces of marijuana, making possession a ticketable offence. Under the amended law...
St Lucia Cannabis Movement commends Jamaica for passing 'Ganja Bill' [26-02-15] Chairman of the Cannabis Movement of St Lucia, Andre De Caires, has welcomed Jamaica's decision to give the green light to the so-called Ganja Bi...
Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica [25-02-15] Pien Metaal, who follows Latin American drug law reform ... told The Tico Times ... that legalizing medical marijuana in Costa Rica “would clearly sen...
Ganja law gets green light [24-02-15] The much anticipated amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act, often referred to as the ganja law, has been passed in the House of Representatives of Jama...
'Misperception is very dangerous' [17-02-15] Executive director of the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), Michael Tucker, has warned that the misinformation circulating among Jamaicans about ...
The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs in 2016 [17-02-15] In April 2016, representatives of the world’s nations will gather to evaluate drug policy in a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS...
Drug policy in India [15-02-15] India’s response to drugs flows along an extraordinary spectrum – of tradition and modernity; of widespread availability and stringent enforcement; of...
Justice minister calls for light drug legalisation, PM pulls rug [09-02-15] The Portuguese justice minister, Paula Teixeira da Cruz, said she agreed with decriminalizing the use of soft drugs, in an interview to TSF radio, so ...
Senate passes ganja law [07-02-15] The Senate debated for nearly five hours about the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2015, which was later passed with five amendments. The legislation...
The science of decriminalizing drugs [02-02-15] The legal landscape for marijuana has never looked this relaxed. Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. voted during the recent election season to legal...
Ganja interests wary of internal business rivalry [01-02-15] Despite strong ministerial and legislative signals, segments of the marijuana lobby are unsure that sufficient protections will be afforded to the per...

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