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  1. Survey finds strong majority in support of marijuana legalization and decriminalization

    17 March 2015
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    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 decriminalization of the drug.

  2. The judge who allowed ecstasy and ketamine to be legalised explains why he did it

    09 March 2015
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    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 judicial colleagues at the Court of Appeal who agreed with his assessment of Ireland’s drug laws. His 30-page ruling can be read in full here. The Dáil will sit late tonight to pass emergency legislation in order to reclassify drugs – including ecstasy, ketamine and magic mushrooms.

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    Los Verdes alemanes presentan propuesta de ley para legalizar el cannabis

    08 March 2015
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    El grupo parlamentario alemán de Los Verdes, en la oposición, ha presentado ante la Cámara Baja una propuesta de ley para legalizar, bajo estrictos controles, el consumo del cannabis. Según la formación ecologista, la política de la prohibición del consumo de marihuana "ha fracasado completamente" pues el cannabis es la droga ilegal más consumida en Alemania. Por eso propone abrir "un mercado legal de cannabis estrictamente controlado" y no someter el consumo de la marihuana a la normativa penal que establece la ley sobre estupefacientes.

  4. NRW-Ministerin fordert Cannabis-Freigabe

    06 March 2015
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    NRW-Gesundheitsministerin Barbara Steffens (Grüne) spricht sich für eine kontrollierte Freigabe der weichen Droge Cannabis aus.

  5. Justizminister will Cannabisbesitz straffrei stellen

    05 March 2015
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    Der Besitz von kleineren Mengen Cannabis soll straffrei werden in Österreich.

  6. Cannabis lovers greet Green legalization plan

    04 March 2015
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    German pro-legalization campaigners welcomed a draft law presented by the Green party that would allow adults to consume cannabis under strict conditions.

  7. D.C. pot advocates threaten public smoke-in to protest ban on pot clubs

    03 March 2015
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    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.

  8. UK should begin decriminalising drugs, say Richard Branson and Nick Clegg

    03 March 2015
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    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 Portugal. The Virgin founder and deputy prime minister argue in a Guardian article that the "war on drugs" has failed. "As an investment, the war on drugs has failed to deliver any returns," they write. "If it were a business, it would have been shut down a long time ago. This is not what success looks like." (See also: Knives out for Clegg as anti-drugs lobby targets Lib Dems)

  9. Belize to decriminalize 10 grams of marijuana

    02 March 2015
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    Cabinet and Parliament are soon expected to put their stamp of approval on a set of recommendations presented by the committee for the decriminalization of marijuana installed back in 2012.

  10. Ganja decriminalisation: Three the hard way

    02 March 2015
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    February 24, 2015 was an especially emotional day for three of the stalwarts who have fought for the decriminalisation of ganja.

  11. Lowe wants public sector cooperation on ganja

    28 February 2015
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    Executive Chairman of Medicanja, Dr Henry Lowe, is urging a spirit of cooperation between government ministries and agencies involved in the development of Jamaica's ganja industry, following the passage of the Decriminalisation Bill.

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    La prisión por tenencia de drogas, una excepción

    28 February 2015
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    En Ecuador, el artículo 220 del Código Orgánico Integral Penal (COIP), considera tráfico de mínima escala cuando alguien tiene hasta 300 g de marihuana y la sanción va de dos a seis meses de prisión. Cifras de la Policía Antidrogas y de la Judicatura señalan que el 32% de personas arrestadas en Quito, Guayaquil, Ambato y Cuenca por drogas salieron libres entre el 1 de enero de este año y el 23 de febrero. A ellos no se les emitió la orden de encarcelamiento, pero deben presentarse periódicamente ante un juez.

  13. Caribbean leaders form marijuana commission

    26 February 2015
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    Just days after Jamaica became the first Caribbean nation to decriminalize small portions of pot, leaders of the Caribbean Community agreed on the composition of a commission to examine marijuana legalization throughout their 15-member regional bloc.

  14. D66 devises plan to regulate Dutch marijuana production

    26 February 2015
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    Liberal democratic party D66 is introducing draft legislation to regulate the production and sale of marijuana in the Netherlands.

  15. Washington DC legalises marijuana possession and use

    26 February 2015
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    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.

  16. Despite U.N. treaties, war against drugs a losing battle

    25 February 2015
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    As the call for the decriminalisation of drugs steadily picks up steam worldwide, a new study by the London-based charity Health Poverty Action concludes there has been no significant reduction in the global use of illicit drugs since the creation of three key U.N. anti-drug conventions, the first of which came into force over half a century ago. “Illicit drugs are now purer, cheaper, and more widely used than ever,” says the report, titled Casualties of War: How the War on Drugs is Harming the World’s Poorest.

  17. D.C. vs. Amsterdam: The Dutch strike back!

    25 February 2015
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    When Mayor Muriel E. Bowser delivered her legalized marijuana guidelines, she tried to ease concerns of naysayers with promises that there are enough provisions to prevent things from getting out of hand.

  18. Ganja law passed but awaits regulations

    25 February 2015
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    The law effectively clears the way for the decriminalisation of two ounces of marijuana, making possession a ticketable offence. Under the amended law, the Rastafarian community will have the opportunity to use ganja as part of its religious sacrament.

  19. St Lucia Cannabis Movement commends Jamaica for passing 'Ganja Bill'

    25 February 2015
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    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 Bill, but chided authorities in St Lucia for dragging their feet on the issue.

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    El Parlamento de Jamaica despenaliza la marihuana

    25 February 2015
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    ganja-rasta-smokingLa Cámara de Representantes de Jamaica ha aprobado una enmienda a la Ley de Drogas Peligrosas de 1948 que despenaliza el consumo de marihuana con fines medicinales y religiosos. Los cambios legislativos estipulan que ya no será delito consumir marihuana en pequeñas cantidades ni portar un máximo de dos onzas (56 gramos) de "ganja", término acuñado por los rastafaris para referirse a la marihuana, aunque la persona será multada con una falta administrativa.

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