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  1. pro-legalization-israel

    A legal high is a cheaper high

    01 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    A study by the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies showed that if marijuana were legalized and taxed at a similar rate to cigarettes, it would yield about NIS 950 million (268 million USD) in taxes, while it could save the state the NIS 700 million (198 million USD) on enforcement every year. In a public opinion survey on marijuana legalization whose results are analyzed in the paper, only 26% of Israelis support legalization, while 64% opposes it. A large majority (75%) believe marijuana has legitimate medical uses.

  2. kratom-bust

    Decision yet to be reached on making 'kratom' legal

    03 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong confirmed yesterday that the narcotics control committee under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has still not reached a decision on whether to remove kratom from the prohibited narcotics list. It could take another two months for the sub-panel, assigned to gather information on the tropical evergreen, to reach its conclusions. (See also: Justice favours legalising krathom and Kratom in Thailand)

  3. La seconde vie du kif marocain

    04 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Le Parlement à Rabat étude une proposition de loi légalisant la culture du cannabis. Proposition de loi portée par le Parti authenticité et modernité (PAM, proche du Palais royal) et la Coalition marocaine pour l’utilisation du cannabis à des fins médicinales et industrielles. Le texte en question propose entre autres la dépénalisation de la détention, de la production et du façonnement du cannabis pour usage médical. Selon l’hebdomadaire La Vie économique, même les islamistes du PJD (au pouvoir) ont été approché et auraient accueilli favorablement ce projet inédit.

  4. Majority of Texas voters want to legalize marijuana

    08 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    A majority of Texas voters support marijuana legalization, according to a recent survey. Public Policy Polling found that 58 percent of Texans "support making marijuana legal for adults and regulating it like alcohol." Even more – 61 percent – were in favor of decriminalizing marijuana possession and instead punishing violations with a civil citation. Texas law currently views possession of marijuana, even on a minute scale, as a criminal offense, punishable by $2,000 in fines and up to a year of jail time.

  5. After legalizing marijuana, Washington and Colorado are starting to regulate it

    09 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Nearly a year ago, Washington and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana sales. Now it’s time to regulate them. The two states have taken slightly different approaches. Washington’s are slightly more restrictive. There will be limits on the number of sellers’ licenses available there, keeping plants for personal use is not allowed and advertising is restricted to 1,600 square inches (about a meter squared). Colorado has already begun accepting licenses without a cap, cultivation for personal use is allowed and stores could open as soon as January.

  6. pot-smoking-mexico-city

    North America’s largest city moves to legalize pot

    14 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Legislators in Mexico City, the largest city in North America, are preparing to push through certain measures that would decriminalize and regulate the consumption of marijuana in the Mexican capital, a move that may speed pot legalization elsewhere in the continent. Proposals include the setting up of cannabis clubs to grow herb for their members and tolerance of anyone carrying up to 30 grams, or just over an ounce, of marijuana.

  7. legal-marijuana-celebration-washington

    Washington approves rules for marijuana industry

    15 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Washington adopted rules for the recreational sale of marijuana, creating what advocates hope will be a template for the drug's legalization around the world. Washington will tax pot highly and cap total production in the state at 80 metric tons. Sales are expected to begin by the middle of next year. (See also: Q&A: The basics of the state’s legal recreational-pot system and State pot officials can exhale; rules OK’d after long process)

  8. real-california-cannabis

    California is poised to legalize marijuana in 2016

    16 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    According to a Tulchin Research poll a "solid majority" of nearly two-thirds (65%) in California supports legalizing, regulating and taxing adult recreational marijuana. The poll found 32 percent oppose legalization and 3 percent undecided. Lt. Gov. Gavadult recreational in Newsom and the American Civil Liberties Union announced the launch of a two-year research effort focused on proposals to legalize recreational marijuana.

  9. New laws chart course for marijuana legalization

    19 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Nearly a year after Colorado and Washington State voted to become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the detailed rules governing how pot will be grown, sold and taxed are finally complete. And as the two states implement their different approaches, the whole world is watching. This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced a new panel, headed by California Lieut. Governor Gavin Newsom, to draft a possible 2016 ballot measure to legalize pot in California.

  10. legalizar-uruguay

    Uruguay official: Legal pot for $1 per gram

    20 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Uruguay’s drug czar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 per gram to combat drug-trafficking, according to a local newspaper. The plan to create a government-run legal marijuana industry has passed the lower house of Congress, and President Jose Mujica expects to push it through the Senate soon as part of his effort to explore alternatives in the war on drugs. The measure would make Uruguay the first country in the world to license and enforce rules for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adult consumers.

  11. Cannabis. Demain la légalisation?

    20 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Il y a peu, le sujet suscitait la méfiance de la classe politique en Maroc. Mais les arguments du Collectif marocain pour l’usage médical et industriel du kif (CMUMIK) ont fini par convaincre plusieurs élus et partis. Le groupe parlementaire du Parti authenticité et modernité (PAM) est en train de finaliser, avec l’aide du Collectif, les préparatifs d’une journée d’étude au parlement, prévue en novembre 2013. (A lire: Le Maroc songe à légaliser la culture du kif)

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    New high: Majority of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana

    22 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    For the first time, a majority of Americans, 58%, favor legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. That number was just 12% in 1969, when Gallup first asked the question. 38% of Americans surveyed this year said they had tried marijuana. The shift in national public support for pot legalization accelerated over the last two years. Public support has risen 8 points since 2011. (See also: Choom gang rising)

  13. Flanagan backs sale of cannabis

    23 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Irish independent MP Luke Flanagan, who has published a Bill to regulate cannabis and allow its sale for medicinal and recreational use, claimed it could save the economy 300 million euro a year. He claimed the drug is much less harmful than tobacco and alcohol, and that allowing its use would help force criminals out of the drugs market. (See also: 6 things we learned from Flanagan’s Cannabis Regulation Bill and Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?)

  14. Growers celebrate as Uruguay prepares to legalize marijuana cultivation, distribution

    24 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Pot connoisseurs of the world take note: Uruguay is about to go where no country has gone before by legalizing the cultivation and distribution of marijuana, with the left-of-center government regulating all facets of the trade. Under a bill approved by the lower house of the General Assembly and facing a Senate vote in weeks, Uruguayans will be able to grow up to six plants in their homes. Cooperatives of up to 45 members will be able to cultivate up to 99 plants for their own use.

  15. marijuana-safer-alcohol

    Few problems with cannabis for California

    25 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    At a time when polls show widening public support for legalization California’s 17-year experience as the first state to legalize medical marijuana offers surprising lessons, experts say. Warnings voiced against partial legalization — of civic disorder, increased lawlessness and a drastic rise in other drug use — have proved unfounded, according to a broad study on the ramifications of legalizing recreational marijuana.

  16. obama-yes-we-cannabis

    The US incapacity to enforce federal drug laws - and the global consequences

    Francisco Thoumi
    31 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    The US drug policy is changing, pitting states against federal law. This essay explores this inner friction of contradictory drug legislation, and what it may mean for the international drug control regime, itself a result of US drug policy. (4,400 words)