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  1. Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica

    Robert Isenberg
    25 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2015
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    Pien Metaal, who follows Latin American drug law reform ... told The Tico Times ... that legalizing medical marijuana in Costa Rica “would clearly send  a message that can spark a debate in the region... Of course, the debate should not just be about medicinal use,” Metaal wrote, “since in fact recreational use is the largest actually existing phenomena, [for] which simple possession and use are being criminalized and prosecuted.”

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    Gobierno abre debate en Congreso sobre legalización de marihuana medicinal

    Andrés Martínez
    14 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2014
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    medical-cannabisEl Poder Ejecutivo de Costa Rica convocó a sesiones extraordinarias el proyecto de ley del legislador Marvin Atencio del Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC), el cual pretende avalar el uso de mariguana medicinal en el país. El diputado asegura que el proyecto va a buen paso (ya está en Comisión de Jurídicos), y espera que los beneficios a pacientes tomen relevancia en el debate.

  3. Costa Rica: A new model for prison standards in Latin America?

    28 သြဂုတ်လ 2014
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    Prison overcrowding is a widespread problem in Latin America, primarily because of harsh drug-sentencing laws and inadequate budgets, but Costa Rica may be setting a useful example for dealing with it. In most countries, guards control the perimeter, but groups of prisoners or criminal gangs organize and control life inside the prison compound. Rehabilitation and re-integration programs are limited.

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    Costa Rica debatirá la regulación de la marihuana medicinal

    15 သြဂုတ်လ 2014
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    cannabis-budCosta Rica, donde es legal el consumo de la marihuana en el ámbito privado, se alista para debatir un proyecto de ley que legaliza el uso y, por tanto, la producción controlada del cannabis con fines medicinales. La propuesta la ha presentado un diputado oficialista y tiene la venia del Gobierno del presidente Luis Guillermo Solís, el gremio de los médicos y hasta de la influyente Iglesia Católica local. A pesar de esto, algunos temen que este sea un primer paso hacia la legalización completa del consumo y la venta de la planta con objetivos recreativos.

  5. Leaders in Latin America call for review of drug policy after 2 U.S. states vote to legalize marijuana

    12 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2012
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    A group of Latin American leaders declared that votes by two U.S. states to legalize marijuana have important implications for efforts to quash drug smuggling, offering the first government reaction from a region increasingly frustrated with the U.S.-backed war on drugs. The declaration by the leaders of Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Costa Rica did not explicitly say they were considering weakening their governments' efforts against marijuana smuggling, but it strongly implied the votes last week in Colorado and Washington would make enforcement of marijuana bans more difficult.