Do we need to reform international drug treaties as more countries legalize cannabis?

Did you know that? 12 September 2017 | 0 Comments

The future of international drug control treaties is in doubt because of recent treaty-violating decisions to legalize cannabis use in Canada, the United States and Uruguay. A professor, whose 2014 review of 20 years of cannabis research made world headlines, thinks so. If decriminalization is the way of the future, he advocates a cautious approach [...]

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Uruguay: Retail Cannabis Sales Begin Today

Generic 19 July 2017 | 0 Comments

Select pharmacies in Uruguay are now dispensing marijuana to adults, under regulations that went into effect today. Sixteen pharmacies are presently licensed to engage in cannabis sales, and some 5,000 adults so far have registered with the state to purchase marijuana products — which are capped at a price of $1.30 per gram. Sales to [...]

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2013: The Year In Review – NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy

Generic 27 December 2013 | 0 Comments

#1 Public Support For Legalizing Marijuana Hits Historic Highs An unprecedented 58 percent of Americans believe that marijuana ought to be “made legal” for adult consumption, according to survey data reported in October by Gallup. The percentage is the highest level of support ever recorded by Gallup, which has been inquiring on the issue since [...]

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Uruguay: Lawmakers Authorize Marijuana Production And Sales

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Members of the Uruguay Senate late today approved legislation authorizing for the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to all citizens age 18 and older. Members of Uruguay’s House had previously approved the measure months earlier. The bill now goes to President José Mujica, who intends to sign the measure into law in the [...]

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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, José Mujica, and the ruling party in the Uruguayan Senate, Frente Ampli, are also public supporters of replacing cannabis prohibition [...]

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