Items tagged with decriminalization

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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...
Once a model, crisis imperils Portugal's drug programme [13-08-12] Portugal's famously liberal drug policy has been held up as a model for other countries - Norway is considering adopting parts of it and countr...
Chilean president signs drug prevention law into effect [13-08-12] President Sebastián Piñera signed the new Drug and Alcohol Prevention Act into law on Monday, which sets up an educational program to warn schoolchild...
“In Portugal, We Fight the Illness, Not the People Who Suffer from It” [31-07-12] Portugal’s anti-drug policies have been gaining international visibility since this country's 2001 decision to eliminate all criminal penalties f...
Conservatives seek punishment for drug-using politicians in Chile [30-07-12] In the face of a renewed discussion on the possible decriminalization of marijuana in Chile, conservative politicians called for the revival of a co...
Chilean senator's confession heats debate on legalising marijuana [27-07-12] Marijuana remains an illegal substance in Chile, but there are a growing number of shops in the country which sell cannabis products. A recent admiss...
Experts debate what to do about cannabis [22-07-12] Should pot be outlawed, controlled, or just legalised? For anti-addiction experts, regulating consumption would counter a drug market associated wit...
Legal marijuana debated as Belize joins regional push on drugs [17-07-12] Marijuana possession may be decriminalized in Belize as the Central American nation joins a list of countries from Mexico to Uruguay whose leaders hav...
Brazil Launches Campaign to Decriminalise Drug Use [12-07-12] A host of academic, legal, health, political and social figures are joining together to back a campaign to decriminalise drug use in Brazil, as tens o...
A Quiet Revolution [05-07-12] 'A Quiet Revolution: Drug Decriminalisation Policies in Practice Across the Globe' is the first report to support Release's campaign ...
Czech Republic exemplifies smart and humane drug policy [03-07-12] There is nothing politically easier in most countries than scapegoating drugs and drug users as the source of all social problems. Politicians can ...
Most Canadians firmly in favour of decriminalizing marijuana: poll [02-07-12] Two-thirds of Canadians think the law should be changed so that people caught with small amounts of marijuana no longer face criminal penalties or f...
Colombia Decriminalizes Cocaine and Marijuana [02-07-12] Colombia's Constitutional Court approved the government's proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine and marijuana...
Will reducing or removing the criminal penalties for drug possession lead to greater use? [29-06-12] We should decriminalise the possession of drugs for personal use for the following simple reasons: (1) If users are addicted then they are ill, and ...
Colombia court upholds no jail time for drug use [29-06-12] Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled that people cannot be jailed for possessing cocaine and marijuana for personal use. The decision ratifi...

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