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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  6. Germans mark a milestone in the fight to legalize marijuana

    30 April 2015
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    Those who support the legalization of marijuana in Germany recently marked a milestone with the creation of the first comprehensive draft law, which sets to regulate production and distribution of cannabis and its derivatives, while at the same time recommending the implementation of prevention programs. The draft stipulates who will get a permit to buy and sell cannabis, the price of the product, and even how much tax he will need to pay.

  7. Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016

    • Vanda Felbab-Brown, Harold Trinkunas (eds)
    28 April 2015

    As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing number of countries around the world now find the regime’s emphasis on punitive approaches to illicit drugs to be problematic and are asking for reform. In this moment of global disagreement, the Brookings project on Improving Global Drug Policy provides a unique comparative evaluation of the effectiveness and costs of international counternarcotics policies and best approaches to reform.

  8. Ecuadorian activists want nothing less than universal marijuana

    23 April 2015
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    Ecuador may be on the verge of a landmark shift in drug policy, as legislators debate the newly proposed Organic Law on Comprehensive Drug Prevention.

  9. Swedish politician calls for legal cannabis shops

    14 April 2015
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    Hanna Wagenius, chair of Sweden's Centre Party's youth wing, thinks that Sweden should take its lead from several places around the world which have legalized cannabis, such as the Netherlands and a number of US states. Sweden has a highly regulated sale of liquor, with government-owned chain Systembolaget (literally translated as 'the System Company') being the only retail store allowed to sell alcoholic beverages that contain more than 3.5 percent alcohol. Wagenius has something similar in mind for cannabis. (See also: Center Party youth vote to legalize marijuana)

  10. Tobacco Trade Association calls for legalizing hash

    06 April 2015
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    The Cairo and Giza Tobacco Merchants Association submitted a proposal to the Cabinet to legalize the use and trade of hash, arguing the measure could prove an effective means to reduce the state budget deficit, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Legalisierung von Cannabis statt drogenfreier Zone

    12 March 2015
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    Der Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg soll ab April eine Null-Toleranz-Zone für Drogen werden.

  15. The 2016 UNGASS: Challenges and Opportunities

    09 March 2015
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    The UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs is fast approaching 2016 and is an important opportunity to conduct a thorough and objective assessment of the international drug control system. This session will discuss remaining challenges, as well as opportunities for the way forward – in particular towards rebalancing current drug policies towards the core UN values of public health, human rights and development

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Two headlines perfectly sum up everything wrong with American drug policy

    02 March 2015
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    Two stories published last week perfectly sum up the state of American drug policy.

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