Items tagged with decriminalization

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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...
US president cautions against hopes of ganja legalisation [10-04-15] President Barack Obama cautioned persons who have hopes of marijuana being legalised, as he explained the difference between legalisation and decrimin...
Chile opens debate on marijuana bill [07-04-15] Chile's congressional health committee approved a bill that would legalize the cultivation of marijuana for private recreational or medicinal use...
Kratom criminalisation successfully shelved in Malaysia [02-04-15] The increasingly widespread use of ketum (or kratom) in Malaysia earlier this year prompted the Ministry of Home Affairs to lead a push to schedule it...
Governor General gives assent, 'Ganja law' now in effect [31-03-15] Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has given his assent to the Bill amending the Dangerous Drugs Act, making possession of two or less ounces of ganja...
Labour's 'appalling gutter politics' on drugs [31-03-15] Campaigners for a more evidence-based drug policy are horrified. "It’s a classic and appalling example of gutter politics,” says Martin Jelsma, D...
Cannabis ban is elitist. It should go: Tathagata Satpathy [29-03-15] BJD chief whip in Lok Sabha (India's lower house in parliament) Tathagata Satpathy recently admitted on social media that he smoked cannabis in h...
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...

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Chewing over Khat prohibition

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Where strict bans on khat have been introduced they have had severe unintended negative consequences and failed to further the integration, social incusion and economic prosperity of Somali communities in particular, which chew khat most widely.

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