Items tagged with decriminalization

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Kiffer sollen wie Falschparker bestraft werden [21-07-15] Hamburgs Justizsenator Till Steffen (Grüne) will das Kiffen zu einer Ordnungswidrigkeit herabstufen. "Es wäre wie beim Falschparken. Da kann abge...
Police force gives cannabis users green light to grow drugs [21-07-15] Durham Police has given users the green light to grow cannabis at home after declaring that officers will no longer proactively target small scale pro...
Chile takes step toward cannabis decriminalisation [08-07-15] Chile has taken a step forward in decriminalising the use of cannabis after the lower house of congress approved by a wide margin a bill that seeks to...
None but ourselves can 'free' the weed [05-07-15] Traditional small ganja farmers in Jamaica, accustomed to clandestinely working their fields, will now have to adhere to strict regulations in order t...
Public to have say on legality of drugs [04-07-15] The Irish public is being invited to have a say in what is thought to be the country’s first official examination of the decriminalisation of drugs fo...
Cultivating alternatives: Towards a regional cannabis model [15-06-15] The decriminalization and regulation of cannabis has been occurring in many jurisdictions in the United States – but also closer to home and more sign...
Drug policy and incarceration in São Paulo, Brazil [15-06-15] This briefing paper analyses the impact of drug policy on incarceration in São Paulo (Brazil), based on information collected among 1,040 people caugh...
The seven steps of drug policy reform in Ecuador [10-06-15] Ecuador has entered a new era in drug policy and legislation. Twenty-five years after the last major legal reform, brought about by the famed Narcotic...
Companies urged to review drug testing policies to fit with ganja reform [08-06-15] Justice Minister Mark Golding is advising employers to review their drug-testing policies to fall in line with the new regulations that now govern the...
Why hardly anyone dies from a drug overdose in Portugal [05-06-15] Portugal decriminalized the use of all drugs in 2001. Weed, cocaine, heroin, you name it -- Portugal decided to treat possession and use of small quan...
Lawmakers have high hopes for cannabis decriminalization [04-06-15] Newly proposed legislation could see Israel decriminalize cannabis for recreational use. Under the move spearheaded by freshman MK Yinon Magal (Jewish...
Ganja law needs police support, says Golding [31-05-15] Minister of Justice Senator Mark Golding, says that the success of recent changes to the Dangerous Drugs Act, accommodating decriminalising possession...
Latin America rethinks drug policies [26-05-15] During the 1980s and 1990s, as the United States battled the scourge of cocaine throughout the hemisphere, Washington did most of the talking. Latin A...
Women Behind Bars [20-05-15] Across Latin America, the effects of disproportionate punishment for low-level, non-violent drug offenses are particularly severe for women. To shed l...
Time has come to re-examine cannabis prohibition, Israel's police chief says [13-05-15] The cause of marijuana legalization received a boost from an unlikely source, when Israel Police Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino said it is time for the gov...
Legalise cannabis in Luxembourg? [11-05-15] Luxembourg's Parliament is to debate the decriminalisation of consumption of cannabis, the health minister said while outlining a new drug preven...
Revised ganja law fundamental and far reaching — Bunting [11-05-15] National Security Minister Bunting says amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act, resulting in decriminalisation of specified quantities of ganja, are &q...
Technical Report on Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug-Related Offenses [23-04-15] Convinced that responses to the drug problem should be comprehensive, centering on public health and human rights perspectives, the Government of Colo...
The path to legalizing marijuana in Chile [20-04-15] Chile’s Congressional Health Committee approved a bill that would modify the country’s current drug law, known as Law 20,000. The bill would allow up ...
Cannabis-Klubs in Schweizer Städten in weiter Ferne [11-04-15] In den Schweizer Städten wird Cannabis ungehemmt konsumiert. Die Städte möchten deshalb Pilotversuche für einen kontrollierten Konsum in Klubs. Doch d...

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