Items tagged with decriminalization

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Former world leaders call for nations to decriminalize drug use and experiment with legalization [09.09.2014] Drug use should be decriminalized and governments should experiment with drug legalization and regulation, a group of former world leaders argues in ...
Marijuana: Yes to more steps toward decriminalization [19.08.2014] Peter MacKay, the Minister of Justice, is broaching the prospect of a marijuana bill that would verge on decriminalization. Well, better late than ne ...
Täglich zehn Gramm von der Stadt [13.08.2014] Schweizer Städte wollen mit der Cannabisabgabe experimentieren. Doch auf eidgenössischer Ebene scheint eine rechtliche Änderung unwahrscheinlich. «Di ...
Marijuana crime: Are police turning 'a blind eye' to pot charges? [12.08.2014] In Canada there appears to be "just a lack of enthusiasm on the part of police" to enforce possession laws. "There's a huge amount of discretion. It' ...
Nonsense to arrest for a spliff [11.08.2014] The attorney general, Patrick Atkinson, must move with dispatch to determine, as the justice minister, Mark Golding, suggests, whether the police can ...
Ganja growers demand amnesty on weed arrests [09.08.2014] A call has been made for the government to declare an amnesty on all arrests for the possession of under one pound of marijuana. The plea from the Ga ...
Ecuador set to release minor drug offenders in move away from harsh laws [05.08.2014] Around 2,000 inmates convicted of low-level drug offences could be released in Ecuador under a new criminal code, as countries across the Americas sl ...
Denmark to look at decriminalising drugs [27.07.2014] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call for the decriminalisation of drugs will be taken up by Danish politicians in the autumn. In the WHO report ...
Let states decide on marijuana [25.07.2014] Repealing the Controlled Substances Act would allow the states to decide whether to permit marijuana use and under what conditions. Nearly three-four ...
Most Canadians want pot laws relaxed, poll shows [17.07.2014] A strong majority of Canadians think the federal government should either legalize marijuana or decriminalize the possession of small amounts, accord ...
The WHO calls for decriminalisation [16.07.2014] Jamaica, Uruguay, Colorado, Washington—more and more places are rebelling against the UN conventions that established the criminalisation of narcotic ...
The great pot experiment [11.07.2014] On July 8th Washington became the second state after Colorado to offer recreational pot-smokers a chance to buy weed legally at a local store. Mariju ...
Caricom creates commission to study legalization of medical marijuana [02.07.2014] The Caribbean trade bloc Caricom has created a commission to study whether the region's roughly 15 million people should be allowed to use medical ma ...
Golding tables ganja Bill in Senate [28.06.2014] Minister of Justice, Senator Mark Golding, tabled the much-anticipated Bill proposing the automatic expungement of convictions for certain minor ganj ...
A half-smoked joint [27.06.2014] Decriminalisation is only half the answer. As long as supplying drugs remains illegal, the business will remain a criminal monopoly. Jamaica’s gangst ...
CARICOM did not consult us on ganja law reform - US [25.06.2014] William Brownfield, assistant secretary at the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, has charged that Jamaica and other C ...
The difference between legalisation and decriminalisation [17.06.2014] The war on cannabis seems to be slowly burning out. On June 12th Jamaica announced that it plans to decriminalise possession of small amounts of the ...
Jamaica anticipates a marijuana rush as decriminalisation looms – but is it too late? [15.06.2014] Possession of a mere handful of marijuana has for decades clogged Jamaican courts with petty cases and distracted an undermanned police force from ta ...
Ganja laws: The Government's case for reform [14.06.2014] On June 2, Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. These relate to the possession of small quantities for personal use, the sm ...
Jamaica set to decriminalise marijuana for personal use [12.06.2014] In Jamaica, plans are in the making for the decriminalisation of possession of small amounts of marijuana. "Cabinet approved certain changes to the l ...
West Africa should decriminalise drugs - Obasanjo commission [12.06.2014] The West Africa Commission on Drugs says drug cartels are undermining the region by using it to transit cocaine. The commission, headed by former Nig ...
Cabinet approves proposal to decriminalise small amounts of ganja [12.06.2014] The Jamaican government has approved proposed amendments to the law that will decriminalise the possession of small amounts of ganja. Justice Ministe ...
Prisoners sentenced with unconstitutional norms have the right to be resentenced [04.06.2014] In February, the Italian Constitutional Court ruled that most of the 2006 drug law norms were unconstitutional. Following this pronouncement, at the ...
High times: The next five states to tackle pot laws [02.06.2014] Weed is legal in at least some form in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Most allow it for medical use only. Colorado and Washington this year ...
"Just say no" is not an "alternative approach" to the drug problem [30.05.2014] Dr Hans-Christian Raabe, who was removed from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs after one month, this week wrote two rather provocative art ...
Decriminalize drug use and public health [27.05.2014] Canada's war on drugs has caused serious harm, particularly for the nation's most vulnerable, according to a Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA ...
Ganja advocates demand gov't develops 12-point plan for the industry [24.05.2014] At the first Cannabis Conference held at the University of the West Indies, stakeholders have called for the criminal records of persons convicted fo ...
Rome mayor backs decriminalizing cannabis [21.05.2014] Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino said he was in favour of decriminalizing cannabis, calling for a national and international reform on drug laws in order to ...
Eric Holder 'cautiously optimistic' about marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado [14.04.2014] Attorney General Eric Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and st ...
Law professors demand cannabis legalization [09.04.2014] Around 3 million Germans regularly smoke marijuana. Some 14 million are estimated to have tried the drug at least once. It's not punishable by law in ...
Drogenexperten machen Dampf für straffreies Kiffen [08.04.2014] Experten haben die Debatte um die ­Legalisierung von Cannabis neu lanciert. «Die repressive Drogenpolitik ist gescheitert», erklärte Thilo Beck, Mita ...
Guatemalan president eyes drug legalization proposal in late 2014 [02.04.2014] Guatemala could present a plan to legalize production of marijuana and opium poppies towards the end of 2014 as it seeks ways to curb the power of or ...
Caribbean countries consider loosening marijuana laws [28.03.2014] In Saint Vincent and across the Caribbean, marijuana is illegal, yet it is widely used, freely sold and openly puffed. It’s evidence of the shifting ...
Jamaica's marijuana growers split on legalisation [13.03.2014] In Jamaica, marijuana, or ganja, as it is more commonly known on the Caribbean island, is used in religious ceremonies by Rastafarians and as a herba ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
«Wir wollen die Dealer austrocknen» [22.02.2014] Cannabis-Konsum soll in Vereinen mit Mitgliederbeitrag legal werden. Das fordert ein überparteiliches Genfer Komitee. Im Genfer Projekt können sich E ...
Jamaica to decriminalise ganja by year end - gov't official [22.02.2014] Jamaica is to decriminalise ganja by year end as the government moves to capitalise on the booming marijuana trade internationally, said Science and ...
Mexico City could be home to the most important marijuana decriminalization effort yet [17.02.2014] Lawmakers in Mexico's national legislature and Mexico City's Legislative Assembly introduced twin bills to overhaul the country's drug possession and ...
Cannabis: un réquisitoire contre la loi [04.02.2014] Le procureur de la République de Grenoble, Jean-Yves Coquillat, n’est ni un fieffé gauchiste ni un grand laxiste. Et pourtant, ce magistrat a osé bri ...
What do Israelis want? Pot! When do they want it? Now! [22.12.2013] An estimated 1,000 Israelis attended a rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday night to support the legalization of marijuana. As the crowd chan ...
Weed all about it [12.12.2013] “A critical turning point in the failed war against drugs,” is the verdict of Martin Jelsma of the Drugs and Democracy Programme at the Transnational ...
Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise marijuana trade [10.12.2013] Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana. After nearly 12 hours of debate, senators gav ...
‘Het Nederlandse systeem heeft gaten’ [09.12.2013] Interview Sebastián Sabini: "Het gaat ons om een totaalaanpak. Legalisering moet samengaan met preventie, met voorlichting en een sterke naleving van ...
Berlin council votes to open first cannabis cafe [29.11.2013] Councillors in Berlin have voted to launch the country's first cannabis cafe in their district. A large majority in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg coun ...
Most Jamaicans support ganja decriminalisation - study [27.11.2013] A recent study has found that a majority of Jamaica’s population may be in support of relaxing the laws prohibiting the use of marijuana. The study, ...
Deutschland wird zur Kiffer-Republik [24.11.2013] Liberale Strafrechtsprofessoren fordern, dass sich der Bundestag erneut mit dem Drogenverbot auseinandersetzt und haben eine entsprechende Petition u ...
US Attorney General Holder rejects mass incarceration, 'one-size-fits all' security policies [21.11.2013] Speaking at a meeting of the hemisphere's security ministers in Medellin, United States Attorney General Eric Holder touted the Obama administration' ...
Follow Colorado on ganja [07.11.2013] The sky hasn't fallen in either Colorado, Washington State or anywhere over the United States. And it won't in Jamaica. It is high time, therefore, t ...
Measures to legalize marijuana are passed [05.11.2013] In Colorado, voters backed a heavy tax on recreational marijuana. The tax will pay for the cost of overseeing the state’s marijuana industry as well ...
Gov't actively looking into reforming ganja law [27.10.2013] Justice Minister Mark Golding has said consideration is being given to reforming the law relating to ganja in Jamaica to allow its use, but within ce ...

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