Items tagged with decriminalization

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Argentina [31.12.2019] Overview of drug laws and legislative trends in Argentina Trend Following the Supreme Court judgement known as the Arriola Ruling, the progressive tr ...
Colombia [31.12.2019] Overview of drug laws, legislative trends and drug policies in Colombia Colombia is in the midst of a peace process with the guerrilla groups, which ...
Comparing models of drug decriminalisation [31.12.2019] Decriminalisation refers to the repeal of laws and policies that define drug use and/or the possession of drugs for personal use as a criminal offenc ...
The UN Drug Control Conventions [31.12.2019] For more than ten years, TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme has been studying the UN drug control conventions and the institutional architecture of th ...
A step change in the approach to addiction [07.08.2019] The passing of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment marks a significant shift in how the Government deals with the possession and use of controlled substanc ...
Those caught with drugs won't face criminal conviction until third offence under radical 'three-strike' plan [02.08.2019] A 'three-strike' plan that will see people caught with small amounts of illegal drugs avoid criminal conviction on the first and second occasion but ...
Drug laws on possession: several countries are revisiting them and these are their options [02.08.2019] Many countries are changing the way they approach people who use drugs. The Irish government has just announced possible alternatives to criminalisat ...
New York governor signs bill decriminalizing marijuana use [29.07.2019] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill decriminalizing the use of marijuana in the state and expunge the records of some people convicted on ca ...
St Kitts Gov't tables legislation to allow for marijuana use [29.07.2019] The St Kitts-Nevis government said it would table legislation in the Parliament allowing for the regulated and controlled use of marijuana for medici ...
St Vincent hops onto ganja train [27.07.2019] The St Vincent and the Grenadines Parliament has amended legislation that would make smoking two ounces (56 grammes) or less of marijuana a ticketabl ...
No punishment for minors with small amounts of cannabis [18.07.2019] Possession of less than 10 grams of cannabis is not a punishable offence in Switzerland, regardless of whether you are a minor or an adult, the Feder ...
Congressional committee discusses how to legalize cannabis [10.07.2019] In a first-of-its-kind hearing, a key congressional committee met to discuss how to finally put an end to federal cannabis prohibition. Titled Mariju ...
Bar Council welcomes Govt move to decriminalise drugs [08.07.2019] The Malaysian Bar has welcomed the government's decision to decriminalise drugs, saying that these reforms are essential to a holistic drug policy. M ...
Majority of Dutch councils ban drug use in public [03.07.2019] A new survey shows that almost two-thirds of Dutch towns ban drug use in public. Despite the national policy of ‘tolerance’ to certain soft drug use, ...
INCB stronger than ever before on decriminalisation, capital punishment & extrajudicial killings [28.06.2019] The INCB dedicated one of its latest series of Alerts, from June 2019, to the issue of ‘State responses to drug-related criminality’, covering decrim ...
Push to decriminalise ice use as bar backs public health approach [26.06.2019] The personal use and possession of ice and other illicit drugs would be decriminalised in NSW under a public health-driven plan backed by the Bar Ass ...
Global marijuana use rose by 60 percent over the past decade [26.06.2019] The global story about cannabis — the most-used recreational drug in the world — is about as fuzzy as your body feels after taking your first hit. Wh ...
Swiss police want more clarity on cannabis [15.06.2019] The number of fines related to cannabis dropped from 18,000 in 2017 to barely more than 7,000 last year. French-speaking cantons and Zurich especiall ...
No charges for personal drug possession: Seattle’s bold gamble to bring ‘peace’ after the war on drugs [11.06.2019] Late last year, prosecutors in King County, which encompasses Seattle, became the first in the nation to stop charging people for possessing small am ...
'These are healing plants': Oakland decriminalizes magic mushrooms [05.06.2019] Oakland has become the second city in the US to decriminalize magic mushrooms and other psychedelics, with a policy that activists hope will spark a ...
Oakland council may board magic bus by decriminalizing natural psychedelics [27.05.2019] Oakland could become the second city in the country to decriminalize certain natural psychedelics — including “magic mushrooms” — if elected leaders ...
How to legalize every drug [22.05.2019] As Canada continues to work out the kinks of legalizing cannabis—and jurisdictions around the world follow suit—harm reduction advocates and drug pol ...
Proposals to liberalise cannabis laws expected before Cabinet [21.05.2019] The plans envisage a move to providing drug counselling, addiction treatment and other health interventions for many users found in possession of sma ...
Mexico's president wants to change how the drug war is fought, and he may be heading for a showdown with Trump [16.05.2019] Mexico's drug policies could be in for some sweeping changes, and with them the country's relations with the United States. President Andres Manuel L ...
High expectations for ganja in St Kitts, Dominica and Antigua [10.05.2019] American businessman, Chase Ergen and Greek billionaire, Alki David, have formed a consortium aimed at developing the cannabis business in the Easter ...
Is it possible the decriminalization of drugs in Mexico? [10.05.2019] The presentation of the National Development Plan (NDP) by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has put on the table again the issue ...
Mexico wants to decriminalize all drugs and negotiate with the U.S. to do the same [09.05.2019] Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrado released a new plan that called for radical reform to the nation’s drug laws and negotiating with the U ...
Denver voters approve measure to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms [08.05.2019] Voters in Denver, Colorado, made their city the first in the U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms by approving a ballot measure on the issue. ...
Swiss health commission calls for legalisation of cannabis [30.04.2019] The Federal Commission for Addiction Issues said that cannabis use in Switzerland had not changed significantly in the past ten years. Despite its po ...
Legalising cannabis could generate up to 144 million euros for Belgium [29.04.2019] Legalising cannabis could generate up to 144 million euros for the Belgian State, reports Le Soir, citing a study by the Groupe du Vendredi. The thin ...
Cannabis being decriminalised by back door, MPs warn [27.04.2019] Police have been accused of decriminalising cannabis by stealth as forces recorded a drop in possession offences of up to 75 per cent in a decade. Mo ...
‘You can’t arrest your way out of record drug-related deaths,’ say police [24.04.2019] In what is effectively de facto drug decriminalisation, people caught in possession of personal amounts of controlled substances in a number of polic ...
B.C.’s chief health officer calls for decriminalization of illicit drugs [24.04.2019] British Columbia’s top public health officer is urging the province to decriminalize people who use and possess small amounts of illicit drugs in the ...
Calls for drug law reform in Sweden as drug deaths continue unabated [18.04.2019] The debate around Sweden’s zero-tolerance drug policy has been reignited in recent months, due to the approach’s failure to reduce drug deaths. Swede ...
Jamaica’s cannabis gamble [17.04.2019] Jamaica is starting to think of cannabis as an opportunity. Uruguay, Canada and ten American states have legalised it for recreational use. Ganja, as ...
Cannabis regulation and local authorities in Europe [31.03.2019] Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, loc ...
Partial decriminalization of public cannabis use takes effect Sunday night [31.03.2019] Marijuana possession will be partially decriminalized at midnight Sunday night when a plan two years in the making goes into effect, replacing crimin ...
Majority of parties support re-evaluating Sweden's strict drug policies [30.03.2019] Drug laws in Sweden have not been evaluated in decades, even as the country’s harsh approach has left it increasingly isolated from its neighbours. A ...
The UN Chief Executives Board unanimously endorses decriminalisation of people who use drugs [11.03.2019] The Chief Executives Board of the UN, representing 31 UN agencies, has adopted a common position on drug policy that endorses decriminalisation of po ...
Legalisation: the chance to right wrongs [01.03.2019] If New Zealand votes to legalise cannabis in 2020’s binding referendum, we will have a unique opportunity on our hands. Creating a licit market from ...
Portugal rejects recreational cannabis, as medical becomes legal [26.02.2019] The Portuguese parliament has rejected two proposals to legalise the cultivation and sale of cannabis for recreational purposes. The first proposal, ...
St Kitts-Nevis joins 'ganja train' Gov't accepts recommendations on use of marijuana in federation [22.02.2019] The St Kitts-Nevis Government says it will consider and consult further on creating the framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes aft ...
Slowing the legal weed freight train [12.02.2019] Sabet's strategy for sabotaging legalization is to offer legislators what he calls "a true decriminalization and justice" bill, which would do away w ...
History, not harm, dictates why some drugs are legal and others aren’t [30.01.2019] Drug-related offences take up a lot of the resources within Australia’s criminal justice system. In 2016–17 law enforcement made 113,533 illicit drug ...
Luxembourg in talks with Canada over how to legalise recreational cannabis [16.01.2019] Discussions between Luxembourg and Canada are under way to establish how the Grand Duchy will legalise cannabis and sell the drug for recreational us ...
AG: Marijuana consultations to start this month [14.01.2019] Public consultations on the decriminalisation of marijuana in Trinidad and Tobago will begin on January 23. Despite calls for the drug to be legalise ...
AMOR: Legalise marijuana [10.01.2019] All Mansions Of Rastafari (AMOR) said it was not enough to decriminalise marijuana in Trinidad and Tobago, but it should also be legalised. Attorney  ...
Cannabis smokers will register with State under proposed reform [10.01.2019] Cannabis smokers in Malta will be asked to register with the government once a reform of the country's cannabis rules is implemented. “Government wil ...
Decriminalisation of marijuana in T&T by June 2019 says Rowley [22.12.2018] Marijuana should decriminalised in Trinidad and Tobago by mid-2019. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley made the revelation while speaking with reporters ...
New Zealand to hold referendum on legalising recreational cannabis [18.12.2018] New Zealand will hold a referendum on whether to legalise cannabis for recreational use at the general election in 2020, a week after legalising cann ...

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