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  1. Governor General gives assent, 'Ganja law' now in effect

    30 March 2015
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    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 a ticketable offence.

  2. An injecting room worked for heroin. Let's have one to help beat ice

    30 March 2015
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    In its report on the methamphetamine market, the Australian Crime Commission identified ice as the illicit drug posing the highest risk to Australia. Perhaps it’s time to establish a safe place for ice users along the lines of the heroin injecting centre: a place where users can be monitored, where adverse physical and mental reactions to the drug can be professionally dealt with.

  3. Dr. Lochan Naidoo - A frank conversation about drugs

    29 March 2015
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    The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Dr Lochan Naidoo, became a member of International Doctors for Healthier Drug Policies (IDHDP) while attending CND 2015 in Vienna and calls his colleagues to assume a core role in drug policy, which should be considered a health issue.

  4. Cannabis ban is elitist. It should go: Tathagata Satpathy

    28 March 2015
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    BJD chief whip in Lok Sabha (India's lower house in parliament) Tathagata Satpathy recently admitted on social media that he smoked cannabis in his younger days.

  5. Marijuana cultivation in California is sucking streams dry, says new report

    27 March 2015
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    With its dense forests, foggy climate and rugged coastline, California’s Humboldt County has long been synonymous with its biggest cash crop: marijuana. Cannabis has thrived here — both before and since the state legalized it for medical purposes in 1996.

  6. D.C. hosts nation’s biggest legal marijuana giveaway

    26 March 2015
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    With D.C. police officers looking on, hundreds of city residents lined up and then walked away from an Adams Morgan restaurant carrying baggies containing marijuana seeds.

  7. Critical updates needed in state marijuana laws

    25 March 2015
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    Washington's experiment with legal recreational marijuana is "teetering on the brink" of a market failure.

  8. Is marijuana a gateway drug?

    25 March 2015
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    In the past few years, the number of monthly marijuana users in America has steadily risen, from 14.4m in 2007 to 18.9m in 2012.

  9. The rise of cannabis farms in Switzerland

    24 March 2015
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    The cultivation, trade and consumption of high volumes of cannabis with more then 1% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a prosecutable offence in Switzerland.

  10. State pushes forward to legalize marijuana

    24 March 2015
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    Legislators in Massachusetts are working on a marijuana legalization proposal, in part as an effort to short-circuit an expected 2016 ballot push.

  11. Belgium: Allotments for cannabis smokers

    24 March 2015
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    Cannabis is by far the most frequently consumed illegal drug in Europe, although producing it privately is illegal in the EU.

  12. Chabat calls for amnesty for cannabis farmers

    24 March 2015
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    Hamid Chabat, Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, one of Morocco's major opposition political parties, has again called for amnesty for cannabis growers in the north of the kingdom.

  13. Italy: Motion to legalize cannabis receives bi-partisan support

    23 March 2015
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    Lawmakers in Italy are pushing forward a planned bill to legalize cannabis, according to the ANSA news agency and the International Business Times.

  14. The cannabis question

    23 March 2015
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    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 legislation.

  15. Farmers encouraged to make use of ganja opportunities

    18 March 2015
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    Small ganja farmers across the island are being encouraged to make use of the opportunities that will be available in the medicinal ganja industry.

  16. 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.

  17. Jamaica to lead charge to change int'l treaties on marijuana

    17 March 2015
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    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says Jamaica intends to lead a charge in the United Nations to effect changes to the international treaties concerning marijuana. The aim is to change the schedule class of marijuana in light of scientific studies that have proven its therapeutic benefits and medicinal value. "Jamaica intends to participate, and to lead, if necessary, a process in the United Nations to have those treaties amended," Hylton said.

  18. SPD will Coffee-Shops für mehrere Berliner Bezirke

    16 March 2015
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    SPD und Grüne wollen eine Freigabe von Cannabis. Geht es nach den Sozialdemokraten, soll es dafür nicht nur in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Modellversuche geben.

  19. The UN’s prohibitionism impedes drug policy reform

    16 March 2015
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    The U.N. commission on drugs insists that the ultimate goal of its prohibitionist drug policy is to ensure “the mental and physical health and welfare of humankind.”

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