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  1. New England states racing to legalize recreational pot

    02 May 2015
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    Propelled by successful campaigns in Western states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, some advocates and legislators say a marijuana legalization race is developing in New England, with millions of dollars in tax revenue riding on the outcome.

  2. Legislature considering plans to regulate medicinal pot shops, growers

    02 May 2015
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    California lawmakers are wading into the politically sticky issue of regulating medical marijuana, laying groundwork for state control of the sale and cultivation of cannabis with the expectation that voters will legalize recreational use next year.
  3. BSJ developing plan to ensure Jamaica's ganja is protected

    02 May 2015
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    The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), which was mandated to design a regulatory plan for the decriminalised ganja industry, has developed a 17-step scientific footprint proposal.

  4. Obama asked to weigh in on legal marijuana

    04 May 2015
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    The US Supreme Court has asked President Barack Obama's administration to take a stance on legal marijuana as it considers a lawsuit seeking to ban Colorado’s legalisation of recreational marijuana.

  5. Revised ganja law fundamental and far reaching — Bunting

    10 May 2015
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    National Security Minister Bunting says amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act, resulting in decriminalisation of specified quantities of ganja, are "most fundamental and far-reaching".

  6. Berlin's increasingly unhappy relationship with marijuana

    11 May 2015
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    Kreuzberg and Berlin in general are going through an extremely messy fight over how best to control the weed trade.

  7. Cannabis in the Caribbean

    Alonzo Stephen
    12 May 2015
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    Cannabis represents livelihood for rural families. It is the means by which they can feed, clothe and provide shelter for their children.

  8. German Green, CDU politicians launch cannabis legalization initiative

    13 May 2015
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    In a proposal for parliament obtained by German public broadcaster ARD, Christian Democrat Joachim Pfeiffer and Green party member Dieter Janecek put forward their plan for the liberalization of cannabis, questioning whether criminalizing posession and purchase of the drug for recreational purposes made sense.

  9. MPs block cities from harvesting marijuana

    19 May 2015
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    A narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament in the Netherlands, supported a motion to not allow municipalities to experiment with cannabis cultivation: 75 parliamentarians voted for, 70 voted against.

  10. Germany's bad idea to legalize pot

    19 May 2015
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    Green Party member Dieter Janecek and Christian Democrat Joachim Pfeiffer filed a policy proposal for legalization.

  11. 3,000 children enslaved in Britain after being trafficked from Vietnam

    22 May 2015
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    The link between child trafficking and the UK’s domestic cannabis industry has been increasing, with Vietnamese children the main group at risk.

  12. Marijuana incorporated: cannabis eases into a billion-dollar business high

    22 May 2015
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    Now legalised in 23 states and the District of Columbia for medical use and four states – Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska – and DC for recreational use, weed is big business.

  13. Morocco’s major opposition party calls for legalization of cannabis

    24 May 2015
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    Hamid Chabat, Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, one of Morocco’s major opposition political parties, has once again called for the legalization of cannabis.

  14. Amsterdam Mayor: experiment to regulate cannabis cultivation currently legally impossible

    28 May 2015
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    End 2014 Van der Laan told the council to examine possibilities for regulated cannabis cultivation.

  15. Ganja law needs police support, says Golding

    30 May 2015
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    Minister of Justice Senator Mark Golding, says that the success of recent changes to the Dangerous Drugs Act, accommodating decriminalising possession of small amounts of ganja in Jamaica, will rely on the judgment and discretion of the police.

  16. Lib Dem leadership candidate Norman Lamb calls for cannabis legalisation

    31 May 2015
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    The Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Norman Lamb has called for the UK to legalise, regulate and tax the sale of cannabis.