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Tomorrow: Will Uruguay Be First Country To Legalize Marijuana?

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As soon as tomorrow afternoon votes are expected in the Uruguayan House of Representatives which will cast the country into the lead to become the first country to official end cannabis prohibition. The country’s president, JosĂ© Mujica, and the ruling party in the Uruguayan Senate, Frente Ampli, are also public supporters of replacing cannabis prohibition [...]

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Expected Soon: More Decriminalized Marijuana In Michigan

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As part of an ongoing cannabis law reform effort in Michigan, voters in three more Michigan cities will soon have the chance to do what their elected officials regularly fail to do: pass laws that decriminalize a small amount of cannabis for personal adult use. The Detroit Free Press reports today that three Michigan cities–Ferndale, [...]

First Medical Marijuana Sale Reported in Washington, DC

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Voters in the District of Columbia approved Initiative 59, to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana, with 69% in favor in 1998. The effort was immediately put on hold after the US Congress passed the Barr Amendment, which prohibited Washington from using any of its funds for implementing its medical marijuana program. A decade later, [...]

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2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference Scholarship Info

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Hello all, The 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference is fast approaching. For three days from October 23rd through October 26th attendees will have the opportunity to interact with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by leading experts from around the world. This year’s conference is [...]

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Marijuana Legalization Advocates Return to Independence Mall This Friday for Smoke Down Prohibition VII

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This Friday, Philly NORML and The Panic Hour return to Independence Mall in Philadelphia for the seventh installment in their monthly protests against marijuana prohibition. From the organizers: “After six successful rallies, The Panic Hour and Philly Norml return with the seventh edition of Smoke Down Prohibition. We ask you to join us and peacefully [...]

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