Two of Notts’ leading political figures have told a group of sixth formers they want cannabis legalised.
THE Capital’s alcohol and drugs chief has described a new police policy of issuing warnings to adults found in possession of cannabis as a “sad reflection of society”.
POLICE in the Lothians are among the first in Scotland to ditch prosecutions for possessing cannabis in favour of handing out warnings.
The use of marijuana, cocaine and Ecstasy is quite widespread in Brazil mainly in the larger cities where there is plenty of the product coming from the favelas (shantytowns).
The Magistrates’ Association is considering asking the Government to change the classification of cannabis for under-18s to reflect the dangers the drug poses for this age group.
The current harm-rating system for drugs, including ecstasy and cannabis, is outdated, confused and should be scrapped, according to an influential committee of MPs.
A judge on Monday struck down part of a new Alaska law criminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, saying it conflicts with past constitutional decisions made by the Alaska Supreme Court.
The classification system for illegal drugs should be scrapped, according to a radical Home Office report proposing a shake-up in how people caught taking them are treated and punished.
“Russia is a member of international agreements under which marijuana is a prohibited drug. Russia will adhere to its international obligations in this sphere,” Putin said during a Web cast. He said the legalization of soft drugs in a number of countries had not reduced the use of hard drugs such as heroin.
Boosted by its overwhelming victory in the referendum on devolution yesterday, the centre-left Government of Romano Prodi has moved to dismantle yet another legacy of the Berlusconi era by overturning its “zero tolerance” drugs policy.
First West Hollywood officials required that pet owners be known as “pet guardians.” Then they banned cat declawing and even considered outlawing pet cosmetic surgery.
Mexican lawmakers are working to revive their bill decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin, and hope to override a veto if necessary, saying the reform will help curb drug-related violence that has killed more than 600 people this year.
Prosecutions to soar under plan to slash limits for drug possession
Ireland is a country that is famous for drinking, but like everywhere else in the world, Cannabis Nation has a toehold in the Emerald Isle. While one may not expect to find marijuana reformers and activists in Ireland, it seems that no matter where you go in the world someone wants to end prohibition and Ireland is no different.
Tens of thousands of supporters of marijuana legalization rallying under the banner of the Global Marijuana March took to the streets in cities around the country and the globe this weekend. While events in the US were peaceful and small-scale, some cities saw large crowds and yet others suffered police repression. According to march organizers, protests occurred in 200 cities worldwide and on every continent.
The government delegate responsible for the National Drugs Plan, Carmen Moya, said yesterday that: “legalising cannabis would be totally irresponsible,” and went on to say that the health authorities are obliged to protect the health of the public.
Thousands of marijuana smokers defiantly sparked up joints yesterday in front of Ontario’s legislature to create a cloud of support for the drug’s legalization.
Possessing marijuana, cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime in Mexico if they are in small amounts for personal use under new reforms passed by Congress that quickly drew U.S. criticism.
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National Drug Control Minister Wayne Perinchief backs the downgrading of cannabis offences in a bid to stop criminalising “victims” of the drug pushers.
Sex and drugs were on everyone’s minds at the Playboy Mansion on Thursday as a marijuana rights group held its annual fundraiser at the famed temple of hedonism.
Many managers of drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics of the A-Clinic Foundation are resigned to the eventuality that cannabis will be legalised, sooner or later, in Finland.