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5 Countries Rethinking Their Policies on Pot Prohibition

Category: News | Posted on Sun, May, 21st 2017 by THCFinder

The United States isn’t the only country rethinking its policies on pot prohibition.

1 – Costa Rica

A bill to legalize both medical marijuana and industrial hemp in this Central American republic has been gaining momentum over the last two years, and it appears to have legs: The bill now has the support of key officials in Costa Rica’s public-health system. If the law is enacted, the Department of Health would oversee a regulatory body charged with issuing licenses to cultivators and distributors of both cannabis and all-purpose hemp. 

2 – Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a campaign promise to decriminalize recreational cannabis in Canada, though last 4/20 his administration tabled the issue until later this year. In December, Trudeau’s government announced that it would study a federal task force’s recommendation for legalizing possession of up to an ounce of pot by adults 18 and older and allowing cannabis sales through licensed dispensaries. Canada set up a regulated medical marijuana system back in 2001.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/5-countries-rethinking-their-policies-on-pot-prohibition/


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New potential for marijuana: Treating drug addiction

Category: News | Posted on Sat, May, 20th 2017 by THCFinder

(CNN)Harm reduction is a strategy for treating addiction that begins with acceptance. A friendlier, less disciplined sister of abstinence, this philosophy aims to reduce the overall level of drug use among people who are unable or simply unwilling to stop. What should naturally follow is a decrease in the many negative consequences of drug use.

In other words: progress, not perfection, as advocates of Alcoholics Anonymous often say.
Most European countries and Canada have embraced the idea of harm reduction, designing policies that help people with drug problems to live better, healthier lives rather than to punish them.

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Insanity: British Prime Minister Says Marijuana Leads to Suicide

Category: News | Posted on Sat, May, 20th 2017 by THCFinder

Britain has some of the strictest prohibitions on cannabis of any English-speaking country. Somehow, America’s special friend has figured out a way to be more draconian on pot than the United States.

Medical marijuana is a distant dream—research is overseen and approved by the Home Office, the law-and-order arm of the British government, not by public-health officials—and legal cannabinoid-derived pharmaceuticals can be prescribed only at the doctor’s own risk. If you want to access legal marijuana in the United Kingdom, you must be a mouse.

As in America and everywhere else, there’s a deep and bitter political divide in Britain between left and right. Yet, both the Conservatives in power and their opposition in Labour agree on cannabis.

The official party line is that marijuana is bad and should remain illegal. The only difference is in degrees—and Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister since her predecessor quit in ignominy following the Brexit fiasco, is doing what she can to ramp up drug-war hysteria to Nixon levels.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/insanity-british-prime-minister-says-marijuana-leads-to-suicide/


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Nearly $7 Million of Smuggled Pot Found Mixed with Bell Peppers

Category: News | Posted on Fri, May, 19th 2017 by THCFinder

A recent shipment from Mexico was loaded with boxes of ripe stuffed peppers. But not like the ones grandma used to make on Sunday with mashed potatoes.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, with the help of their drug-sniffing pooch, discovered nearly $7 millions worth of weed stashed in a load of bell peppers, according to Tucson.com.

The thoroughly green load was found in a tractor-trailer on Saturday at the Mariposa Commercial Facility at the port of Nogales, authorities said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 46-year-old Mexican national, was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. Of course, the peppers and weed were seized

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/nearly-7-million-of-smuggled-pot-found-mixed-with-bell-peppers/


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Lawmakers renew push to end federal ban on marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Fri, May, 19th 2017 by THCFinder

A small, bipartisan group of lawmakers is renewing a push at the federal level to legalize marijuana, calling it a criminal justice issue.

The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, sponsored by Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Va.), would lift the nation’s pot restrictions and allow states to decide how to regulate medical and recreational marijuana.

 

Currently, states like Colorado that legalize marijuana do so in violation of federal law. This has created a confusing patchwork of pot laws around the country.

Read More:http://thehill.com/regulation/333922-lawmakers-renew-push-to-end-federal-ban-on-marijuana


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Pot Prohibition’s Last New England Holdout Is Decriminalizing

Category: News | Posted on Fri, May, 19th 2017 by THCFinder

Along with the West Coast, the most liberal and tolerant place for marijuana in America has been New England.

Massachusetts and Maine both voted to legalize recreational cannabis for adults on Election Day—the same day as left-coast California and libertarian-friendly Nevada—and for several years, marijuana possession has no longer been a crime in Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Only in New Hampshire, where the license plates all say “Live Free or Die,” is the possession of small amounts of marijuana a misdemeanor offense, with violators risking arrest, a court appearance and possible jail time—but those days, too, are ending.

Last week, after numerous failed attempts in earlier legislative sessions, state legislators finally approved a marijuana decriminalization bill—and overwhelmingly.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/pot-prohibitions-last-new-england-holdout-is-decriminalizing/


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