23 April 2014 By Kristy Kruithof and Mafalda Pardal
April 10, 2014 By Carla Bleiker Over 120 German professors of criminal law are supporting an initiative to legalize cannabis. They have called on the Bundestag to discuss the issue. Merkel’s coalition is skeptical.
10 April 2014 By Doug Fine
To the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers To the Heads of Parliamentary Groups To the Regions’ Presidents To the President of ANCI (National Association on Municipalities) To Italian City Majors cc: Anti-Drugs Policy Department (DPA)
February 17th, 2014 By Vicente Fox I recently had the opportunity to meet with Jim Pattison, one of Canada’s most powerful and influential business people. While sitting in his office overlooking Burrard Inlet and the mountains of Vancouver, Mr. Pattison asked me a most timely and intriguing question. “President Fox, I have read recently that […]
15 February 2014 On February 12th, the Italian Constitutional Court ruled that the 2006 Italian drug legislation (the so called Fini Giovanardi law) is uncostitutional. Consequently, the 1990 legislation, as emended by the 1993 popular referendum (which decriminalized possession for personal use), has been restored.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 By Malena Castaldi and Felipe Llambias MONTEVIDEO – The United States and Europe need a new strategy in the war on drugs and should look at alternatives such as the regulated sale of marijuana, says Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, whose country recently legalized the production and sale of cannabis.
6 February 2014 The United States federal government may not be ready to sanction marijuana use, but a new agriculture bill is set to legalize preliminary stages of hemp production in states that allow the practice. A new farm bill, passed by Congress on Tuesday, would allow universities and state agriculture departments to establish industrial […]
6 February, 2014 By David Bienenstock By all accounts, 31-year-old mother of three Gemma Moss recently smoked half a joint to help her sleep, and then she never woke up. It’s a tragic passing that quickly yielded giddy tabloid headlines touting her as “the first woman in Britain to be poisoned to death by cannabis”, […]
3 February 2014, by Ian Willoughby In November, the Czech police’s drugs unit raided dozens of “grow shops”, businesses that sell products necessary for the cultivation of marijuana. The police justified the large-scale confiscation of goods on the grounds that a court had ruled it was illegal for the shops to offer in one place […]