Items tagged with decriminalization

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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...
Jamaica set to decriminalise marijuana for personal use [13-06-14] In Jamaica, plans are in the making for the decriminalisation of possession of small amounts of marijuana. "Cabinet approved certain changes to t...
West Africa should decriminalise drugs - Obasanjo commission [12-06-14] The West Africa Commission on Drugs says drug cartels are undermining the region by using it to transit cocaine. The commission, headed by former Nige...
Cabinet approves proposal to decriminalise small amounts of ganja [12-06-14] The Jamaican government has approved proposed amendments to the law that will decriminalise the possession of small amounts of ganja. Justice Minister...
Prisoners sentenced with unconstitutional norms have the right to be resentenced [05-06-14] In February, the Italian Constitutional Court ruled that most of the 2006 drug law norms were unconstitutional. Following this pronouncement, at the...
High times: The next five states to tackle pot laws [02-06-14] Weed is legal in at least some form in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Most allow it for medical use only. Colorado and Washington this year e...
"Just say no" is not an "alternative approach" to the drug problem [30-05-14] Dr Hans-Christian Raabe, who was removed from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs after one month, this week wrote two rather provocative arti...
Decriminalize drug use and public health [28-05-14] Canada's war on drugs has caused serious harm, particularly for the nation's most vulnerable, according to a Canadian Public Health Associat...
Ganja advocates demand gov't develops 12-point plan for the industry [25-05-14] At the first Cannabis Conference held at the University of the West Indies, stakeholders have called for the criminal records of persons convicted for...
Rome mayor backs decriminalizing cannabis [22-05-14] Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino said he was in favour of decriminalizing cannabis, calling for a national and international reform on drug laws in order to ...
Eric Holder 'cautiously optimistic' about marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado [15-04-14] Attorney General Eric Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalizati...
Law professors demand cannabis legalization [10-04-14] Around 3 million Germans regularly smoke marijuana. Some 14 million are estimated to have tried the drug at least once. It's not punishable by la...

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