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Uruguay marijuana law under fire [11.09.2014] When Uruguay's historic marijuana regulation law passed the Senate in December, it was a major victory for drug policy reform in Uruguay and around t ...
IDPC response to the 2013 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [14.08.2014] The publication of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Report for 2013 took place in the context of major shifts in the drug policy land ...
Uruguay delays implementation of legal framework for marijuana sale [06.08.2014] In December 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize the production and sale of marijuana. But this pioneering decision is pre ...
The Guardian view on overdue overhauling of US and global drug laws [27.07.2014] The war on drugs has been a losing fight for 40 years. The response to unending failure has always been to demand more law enforcement and more priso ...
In Search of Rights [09.07.2014] The Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) has published a new study that assesses state responses t ...
Uruguay legal cannabis sale delayed to next year, says president [08.07.2014] Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has said the start of legal cannabis sales will be delayed until next year due to "practical difficulties". Sales in ...
Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas [27.06.2014] Latin America is now at the vanguard of international efforts to promote drug policy reform: Bolivia has rewritten its constitution to recognize the ...
The difference between legalisation and decriminalisation [17.06.2014] The war on cannabis seems to be slowly burning out. On June 12th Jamaica announced that it plans to decriminalise possession of small amounts of the ...
Global drug policy is still deadly and ineffective [02.06.2014] If you actually read the treaties, while they do set firm limitations on the legal, "non-medical" or "non-scientific" sale of schedule drugs — limits ...
Going to pot: legalised cannabis edges nearer in west after US states end ban [22.05.2014] Legalisation of cannabis is making slow but unstoppable progress across much of the developed world, many experts believe, following the end of prohi ...
Cannabis regulation: high time for change? [20.05.2014] Cannabis is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But for how much longer? In a short space of time we have moved from absolute global prohibiti ...
Why reports of Uruguay's 'tax free' marijuana are misleading [19.05.2014] A new report stating that Uruguay will not tax the sale or production of marijuana has received widespread attention, yet the depiction of the legali ...
Uruguay unveils marijuana regulation details [02.05.2014] The Uruguayan government has unveiled long-awaited regulations for its recreational marijuana market — a move that steers the tiny nation of 3.3 mill ...
Uruguay to allow pot users to buy up to 20 joints a week [23.04.2014] Uruguayans will be able buy up to 10 grams of pot a week, enough to roll 20 joints, under new rules governing the recently legalized marijuana trade ...
Uruguay not a ‘pirate’ [17.04.2014] The Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis, believing that this will help in the fight ag ...
Uruguay to track pot by genetic markers [27.03.2014] Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in Uruguay will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags, and that state-grown marij ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
The battle against 'pasta base' [05.03.2014] In December, Uruguay became the first nation in the world to legislate for the production, sale and state regulation of marijuana. Many hope that whe ...
INCB speaks out against death penalty [05.03.2014] UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) unprecedented condemnation of the use of death penalty for drug-related offences is welcome if long ...
UN: cannabis law changes pose 'very grave danger to public health' [04.03.2014] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has launched a counter-offensive against moves to liberalise drug laws around the world, warning tha ...
Uruguay surrenders to win [31.01.2014] José Mujica has attempted to change the premises and conditions of the drugs wars through the legalisation of marijuana. Although even the people of ...
Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities October-December 2013 [07.01.2014] In December 2013 we had undoubtedly the biggest news of the last few decades concerning drug policy: Uruguay became the first country in the world to ...
Uruguay’s marijuana growers come out into open [27.12.2013] Juan Andres Palese was using a fake name in public when he opened Uruguay’s first store dedicated to cultivating marijuana, where he offered growing ...
Uruguay President Mujica signs marijuana law [24.12.2013] Uruguay's President Mujica has quietly signed into law the government’s plan to create a regulated, legal market for marijuana. He signed the legisla ...
Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot [24.12.2013] Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Followin ...
Légalisation du cannabis au Maroc [23.12.2013] L’Istiqlal a présenté un projet de loi pour la légalisation du cannabis. «L'objectif est d'utiliser ce produit dans l'agriculture afin de promouvoir ...
Uruguay: Yes we cannabis [20.12.2013] When Uruguay recently became the first country in the world to legalise and regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana, it was a lon ...
INCB vs Uruguay: the art of diplomacy [17.12.2013] International tensions over Uruguay’s decision to regulate the cannabis market reached new levels when Raymond Yans, president of the International N ...
The architect of Uruguay's marijuana legalization speaks out [15.12.2013] The call for drug policy reform has moved from flower-power communes into the halls of power. Starting next year Uruguayans will be able to buy marij ...
Multinational overview of cannabis production regimes [14.12.2013] The vast majority of countries are signatories to international treaties that prohibit the production, distribution and possession of cannabis for no ...
'Stop lying': Uruguay president chides UN official over marijuana law [14.12.2013] Uruguay’s president has accused the head of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, of lying and double standards, after ...
Uruguay's Prez rips into UN official over marijuana law: 'Stop lying' [12.12.2013] Uruguay's President Mujica shot back at the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. agency, for saying that his administration ...
Weed all about it [12.12.2013] “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 ...
Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis [11.12.2013] The response of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board to Uruguay's new drug regime has been to incant futile bromides. According to its chie ...
Finally, a nation legalizes pot [11.12.2013] In a closely watched vote, Uruguayan lawmakers approved a proposal to make recreational marijuana legal for adults and to regulate its production, di ...
Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise marijuana trade [10.12.2013] 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 gav ...
Uruguay legalizes pot, recasting drug war [10.12.2013] The Uruguay Senate approved a bill to legalize marijuana and put its trade into state hands, in what many experts said marks a new model for the war ...
Infographic: How will Uruguay's regulation of cannabis work? [10.12.2013] On December 10, 2013, the General Assembly of Uruguay approved a law that made the country the first one in the world to fully regulate the cultivati ...
Infographic: Why is Uruguay regulating; not criminalising cannabis? [10.12.2013] "The approval of regulation under state control in Uruguay marks a tipping point in the failed war against drugs. The trend is becoming irreversible: ...
Uruguay’s pioneering cannabis regulation marks the tipping point in the failed war on drugs [10.12.2013] Uruguay’s senate voted today (10 December) to approve the world’s first national legal framework regulating the cultivation, trade and consumption of ...
Uruguay establishes the basis for a new paradigm in drug policy [10.12.2013] The signatory organisations below wish to congratulate the Uruguayan Deputies and Senators that have voted in favour of the law regulating marijuana, ...
‘Het Nederlandse systeem heeft gaten’ [09.12.2013] Interview Sebastián Sabini: "Het gaat ons om een totaalaanpak. Legalisering moet samengaan met preventie, met voorlichting en een sterke naleving van ...
Open letter to Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas [25.11.2013] We, the undersigned human rights organizations, address you on this Fourth Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security (MISPA) to follow up ...
Uruguay's likely cannabis law could set tone for war on drugs in Latin America [18.11.2013] The marijuana regulation bill, which has been passed by the lower house of the Uruguayan parliament, will allow registered users to buy up to 40g a m ...
Uruguaian law proposal to regulate the cannabis market [13.11.2013]
Growers celebrate as Uruguay prepares to legalize marijuana cultivation, distribution [24.10.2013] Pot connoisseurs of the world take note: Uruguay is about to go where no country has gone before by legalizing the cultivation and distribution of ma ...
Uruguay official: Legal pot for $1 per gram [20.10.2013] Uruguay’s drug czar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 per gram to combat drug-trafficking, according to a local newspaper. The pl ...
Uruguay Marijuana Polls Good News for Regional Proponents [12.09.2013] While public opinion remains largely opposed to marijuana regulation in Uruguay, a new poll shows support for the bill is growing, especially among l ...
Mexico and marijuana: A leaf out of Uruguay's book? [12.08.2013] Ten days ago, the lower house of Uruguay's parliament passed a law legalising marijuana, reflecting a growing sentiment in Latin America that the cur ...
Uruguay moves one step closer to becoming first country to legally regulate marijuana [08.08.2013] On Wednesday 31st July 2013, the Uruguayan House of Representatives approved a marijuana regulation bill, bringing it one step closer to becoming the ...

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