Items tagged with decriminalization

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D.C. hosts nation’s biggest legal marijuana giveaway [26-03-15] With D.C. police officers looking on, hundreds of city residents lined up and then walked away from an Adams Morgan restaurant carrying baggies contai...
The cannabis question [24-03-15] Given the dynamics of politics in Lebanon, Jumblatt’s call in and of itself is unlikely to provide the gravitas for an effective change in the legisla...
Survey finds strong majority in support of marijuana legalization and decriminalization [18-03-15] A new national survey of American voters has found a strong majority in support of marijuana legalization and an even larger majority in support of de...
The judge who allowed ecstasy and ketamine to be legalised explains why he did it [10-03-15] Judge Gerard Hogan made an unexpected decision to allow for the possession of some drugs in a ruling on an appeal with the backing of two of his judic...
NRW-Ministerin fordert Cannabis-Freigabe [06-03-15] NRW-Gesundheitsministerin Barbara Steffens (Grüne) spricht sich für eine kontrollierte Freigabe der weichen Droge Cannabis aus. Mit einer streng regul...
Justizminister will Cannabisbesitz straffrei stellen [06-03-15] Der Besitz von kleineren Mengen Cannabis soll straffrei werden in Österreich. Das Justizministerium von Wolfgang Brandstetter erklärte dass eine derar...
Cannabis lovers greet Green legalization plan [04-03-15] German pro-legalization campaigners welcomed a draft law presented by the Green party that would allow adults to consume cannabis under strict conditi...
D.C. pot advocates threaten public smoke-in to protest ban on pot clubs [03-03-15] After just five days of pot being legal in the nation’s capital, the D.C. Council voted unanimously to approve new limits on marijuana use. The legisl...
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...

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UNGASS 2016: Prospects for treaty reform and UN system-wide coherence on drug policy
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This paper explores key lessons from the 1990 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Drug Abuse (UNGASS 1990) and the 1998 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 1998), and tracks subsequent policy events and trends. It discusses the wide array of increasing tensions and cracks in the "Vienna consensus," as well as systemic challenges and recent treaty breaches. Various options for treaty reform are explored.

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