Paul Armentano: Marijuana Should Be Legalized and Regulated

July 9, 2012 Cannabis

Paul Armentano is the deputy director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and he is the co-author of the book Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? It’s time for politicians to call for a truce in the so-called war on drugs. According to a 2010 […]

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Medical Marijuana Use Sprouting In Israel

July 5, 2012 Cannabis

July  2012 Israel has become a world leader in the use of medical marijuana. More than 10,000 patients have received government licenses to consume the drug to treat ailments such as cancer and chronic pain. But while the unorthodox treatment has gained acceptance in Israel, it still has its critics. Susan Malkah breathes in the […]

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Most Canadians firmly in favour of decriminalizing marijuana: poll

July 3, 2012 Cannabis

Mark Kennedy, Postmedia News Jul 2, 2012 Two-thirds of Canadians think the law should be changed so that people caught with small amounts of marijuana no longer face criminal penalties or fines, a new poll has found. The nationwide survey for Postmedia News and Global TV, which examined the state of Canadian values, revealed that […]

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Is the Prohibition of ‘Pot’ coming to an end in the US?

June 12, 2012 Cannabis

The momentum to legalise marijuana in America is growing – as is the number of smokers. Could the US’s drug war soon be over. Peter Foster 7:46PM BST 11 Jun 2012 With a beatific smile, Alison the saleswoman picks up a small pot of green-tinged butter from her trestle-table display, removes the lid and invites […]

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If You Think Marijuana Isn’t an Important Issue, You’re Dead Wrong

June 8, 2012 Cannabis

Click here for original article Scott Morgan As the debate over marijuana legalization continues to heat up, those who’d rather duck the discussion are increasingly incapable of concealing their discomfort. We recently saw Mitt Romney snap at a reporter for asking about marijuana in Colorado, and in a recent segment, CNN contributor LZ Granderson went […]

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Ecstasy and cannabis should be freely available for study, says David Nutt

May 31, 2012 Cannabis

Former government adviser says regulations make it too difficult to research psychoactive drugs with potential medical uses Alok Jha, science correspondent The Guardian, Thursday 31 May 2012 Ecstasy and cannabis should be freely available for study. The classification system that makes drugs such as cannabis and MDMA (ecstasy) illegal has prevented scientists from properly researching their possible therapeutic […]

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Dutch ‘cannabis card’ rollout in disarray

May 10, 2012 Cannabis

By Nicholas Delaunay 8 May 2012 THE HAGUE-A week after a contentious rollout of a new Dutch law to stub out cannabis sales to foreigners, enforcement is in disarray as some police and Drug tourists are simply dodging the “cannabis card” law by heading elsewhere in the country for their fix, since the rule has entered into force […]

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Drug-drivers to face jail time under new law

May 7, 2012 Cannabis

Legislation will mirror drink driving crime after police supplied with devices allowing them to test drivers for drugs Andrew Sparrow, political correspondent The Guardian, Monday 7 May 2012 Drivers found to have taken drugs face a prison sentence of up to six months and a fine of up to £5,000 under new legislation, ministers reveal on Monday. Plans […]

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