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Items tagged with decriminalization

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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...
Chicago decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana [27-06-12] People caught with small amounts of marijuana in Chicago will be ticketed instead of arrested under a new ordinance passed by the city council on Wedn...
A breakthrough in the making? [25-06-12] Remarkable drug policy developments are taking place in Latin America. This is not only at the level of political debate, but is also reflected in ac...
Uruguay mulls government marijuana sales [21-06-12] Uruguay is planning a novel approach to fighting its rising crime: having its government sell marijuana to take drug profits out of the hands of deale...
Drugs, crime and punishment [19-06-12] Proportionality is one of the key principles of the rule of law aiming to protect people from cruel or inhumane treatment. The principle has been esta...
Les “cannabis social clubs” arrivent en France [19-06-12] Si PS et UMP pensaient avoir enterré le débat sur le cannabis avec la fin de la campagne des législatives, ils se sont trompés. Des militants viennent...
Chicago Mayor Emanuel backs marijuana decriminalization [15-06-12] Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would back a proposal that would decriminalize possessing small amounts of marijuana, the latest major U.S. politic...
Next year we hope to evaluate the implementation of a new Drug Law [15-06-12] “Next year we hope to evaluate the implementation of a new Drug Law”. Graciela Touzé, president of Intercambios, expressed this in the closing remarks...
Pure ecstasy can be 'safe' if consumed responsibly: B.C. health officer [14-06-12] B.C.'s top health official says taking pure ecstasy can be "safe" when consumed responsibly by adults, despite warnings by police in ...
Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized [07-06-12] New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to change New York’s laws to decriminalize marijuana. New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Police Commissioner...
French Socialists kill pro-cannabis call pre-election [07-06-12] Three days before round one of a French parliamentary election, President François Hollande's Socialists have crossed swords over pot-smoking w...
Christiania's resurgent cannabis trade marred by violence and intimidation [06-06-12] Almost a decade after extensive police raids in 2004 that were intended to clear out the drug dealers in Christiania, police estimate that the trade ...
New York to Decriminalize Marijuana? [06-06-12] New York governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana in the state and he’s got the support of Ne...
Decriminalize marijuana? Four ways America's views of pot are changing [05-06-12] Polls show national opinion toward marijuana use steadily changing toward greater acceptance, and laws are changing and ballot initiatives are coming ...
Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana [04-06-12] New York Police Department, the mayor and the city’s top prosecutors on Monday endorsed a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of small amoun...
U.S. says drug abuse needs treatment, not just jail [23-05-12] The United States sees drug abuse as a public health problem as much as a crime issue and is seeking to learn from countries in Europe and elsewhere a...
Drugs: The Rebellion in Cartagena [23-05-12] The startling, unprogrammed, and rebellious discussion about drugs that took place among hemispheric leaders in April at a summit in Cartagena, Colomb...
Bill to decriminalize marijuana possession is advanced by N.J. Assembly committee [21-05-12] New Jersey took a step toward decriminalizing marijuana possession today when an Assembly panel unanimously approved a bill that would allow offenders...
Hollande will not go Dutch on cannabis [17-05-12] The new president of France, François Hollande, is not likely to change cannabis policies. His choice as Minister of the Interior, Manuel Valls, is a ...

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