Items tagged with decriminalization

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Weed all about it [12-12-13] “A critical turning point in the failed war against drugs,” is the verdict of Martin Jelsma of the Drugs and Democracy Programme at the Transnational ...
Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise marijuana trade [11-12-13] Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana. After nearly 12 hours of debate, senators gave...
‘Het Nederlandse systeem heeft gaten’ [10-12-13] Interview Sebastián Sabini: "Het gaat ons om een totaalaanpak. Legalisering moet samengaan met preventie, met voorlichting en een sterke naleving...
Berlin council votes to open first cannabis cafe [29-11-13] Councillors in Berlin have voted to launch the country's first cannabis cafe in their district. A large majority in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg ...
Most Jamaicans support ganja decriminalisation - study [28-11-13] A recent study has found that a majority of Jamaica’s population may be in support of relaxing the laws prohibiting the use of marijuana. The study, ...
Deutschland wird zur Kiffer-Republik [25-11-13] Liberale Strafrechtsprofessoren fordern, dass sich der Bundestag erneut mit dem Drogenverbot auseinandersetzt und haben eine entsprechende Petition un...
US Attorney General Holder rejects mass incarceration, 'one-size-fits all' security policies [22-11-13] Speaking at a meeting of the hemisphere's security ministers in Medellin, United States Attorney General Eric Holder touted the Obama administrat...
Follow Colorado on ganja [08-11-13] The sky hasn't fallen in either Colorado, Washington State or anywhere over the United States. And it won't in Jamaica. It is high time, the...
Measures to legalize marijuana are passed [06-11-13] In Colorado, voters backed a heavy tax on recreational marijuana. The tax will pay for the cost of overseeing the state’s marijuana industry as well a...
Gov't actively looking into reforming ganja law [28-10-13] Justice Minister Mark Golding has said consideration is being given to reforming the law relating to ganja in Jamaica to allow its use, but within cer...
Weed: Decriminalise to stabilise [27-10-13] Jamaica's current volatile security environment and its economic malaise are reasons enough to seriously consider joining their Latin American co...
Justify the weed - Justice minister to make constitutional case for revising ganja law [26-10-13] With Jamaica's Ministry of Justice positioning itself to seek approval from Cabinet for the decriminalisation of marijuana, the justice minister ...
North America’s largest city moves to legalize pot [14-10-13] Legislators in Mexico City, the largest city in North America, are preparing to push through certain measures that would decriminalize and regulate th...
Lawmakers give nod to decriminalisation of ganja [09-10-13] Lawmakers in Jamaica gave the nod to Raymond Pryce's motion calling for the decriminalisation of ganja following two weeks of debate which saw me...
Pot group advises how to avoid new cannabis fine [09-10-13] Authorities in Switzerland decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis earlier this month with the introduction of a 100-franc fine but a p...
Majority of Texas voters want to legalize marijuana [08-10-13] A majority of Texas voters support marijuana legalization, according to a recent survey. Public Policy Polling found that 58 percent of Texans "s...
Cabinet to consider changes to ganja laws [07-10-13] Justice Minister Mark Golding says international events and changes in the United States - the chief opponent of Jamaica's decriminalisation effo...
Mixed feelings over new Swiss cannabis law [30-09-13] From October 1, 2013, an adult caught smoking cannabis in Switzerland can escape formal legal proceedings by paying a fine. Anyone over 18 caught in p...
Jamaica lawmakers debate pot decriminalization [24-09-13] Lawmakers in Jamaica debated a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use by adults, where many islanders...
Gutless governments [01-09-13] Successive administrations are being accused of spinelessness in the pursuit of any venture aimed at legitimately utilising marijuana products in heal...

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