10 countries' marijuana laws explained

Marijuana decriminalization and legalization initiatives are not only sweeping through the U.S. — countries across the world are beginning to signal the green light for cannabis policy reform.

Here are 10 countries where lawmakers and public sentiment are changing the tide on cannabis policy.

1. Jamaica

Jamaica — home to the Rastafarian movement — recently joined the list of countries to decriminalize marijuana, and this year it will be hosting the World Cannabis Cup in Negril Nov. 12-15.


Almost 240 kilos of marijuana seized at a vehicle checkpoint

Lujan - She is carrying 392 loaves of drugs in burlap bags in the back of a utility. The driver, a Uruguayan of 39 years, was arrested.

Nearly 240 kilos of marijuana that were hidden inside a utilitarian truck were seized during a traffic stop in Luján.

The procedure, in which the arrest of the driver of the vehicle was conducted by staff of the Community Prevention Command (CPC) Lujan on Route 5 to the junction with Calle Duarte was achieved.

According to sources, it all started when police intercepted the passage of a van Fiat Fiorino.
When the troops began to look inside the van, the driver tried to escape, but was arrested.


Argentina Demands Marijuana Legalization, with Little Optimism

Thousands marched across Argentina on Saturday to demand an end to marijuana prohibition.

EspañolA passion for marijuana gripped the heart of the Argentinean capital on Saturday, May 2, as over 100,000 people marched through the streets of Buenos Aires to demand legalization and the right to personal cultivation of the drug.


Argentina: In favor of the legalization of marijuana, thousands of people marched to Congress

Marijuana consumers installed posts made with the substance in the Plaza de Mayo where they smoked in public and marched to the Congress in favor of self-cultivation products.

The demonstration, which involved thousands of people, is part of the global claims that are made in different countries and in all major cities of Argentina that held afternoon marches to ask lawmakers to address the issue.

In this context, the elected legislator of the Left Front, Patricio del Corro, called for "the repeal of the current drug law" considering that it seeks to "criminalize youth."


Argentina: "We must not rule out the use of medical cannabis"

Visit Sedronar, or institutional nomenclature, Secretariat for the Prevention of Drug Addiction and Fight against Drug Trafficking, he has some dazzling nuances. Now it is not the police at the door, or that you need to pass by a metal detector. Instead, there is a friendly receptionist preparing an end between visitor and the office, voices are heard singing a carol accompanied by guitars. Talk to the incumbent, the father Juan Carlos Molina, actually confused. From a distance without glasses he could be mistaken for Rafael Bielsa, who led the secretariat little over a year ago.

Close no doubt that it is the "priest friend of the president", the nickname by which he is known inside and outside the secretariat and he is proud.


The Global Marijuana March Begins May 2, 2015

The Global Marijuana March (GMM) is kicking off at different locations across the world taking place this year on Saturday May 2, 2015 and include marches, meetings, rallies, concerts, festivals and other relevant information and events relating to cannabis.

The Global Marijuana March began in 1999 which have had hundreds of thousands of people participated in over 829 different cities in 72 countries worldwide since its inception.

The Global Marijuana March is a celebration embracing cannabis culture as a personal lifestyle choice. Participants unite to discuss, promote, entertain and educate both consumers and non-consumers alike.


Slideshow: Push to legalize marijuana in Latin America

Two years ago Uruguay became the first country on the planet to okay the use of marijuana. This caused neighboring countries throughout Latin America to rethink their drug policies, and for pro-marijuana supporters to push even hard for legislation to decriminalize weed and make herb smoking and growing a legal act.

While many countries have made it a little easier for casual marijuana smokers to puff freely, there’s still some resistance to all all-out okay to cannabis use.

Click through the slideshow about to see which countries have adopted looser rules regarding marijuana and whether Uruguay will remain the legal-weed country.


The Market Price of Marijuana. Is it in the Bag?

In the future, Amercanex (American Cannabis Exchange), the first electronic marketplace for producers, wholesalers, and authorized retailers of cannabis, will ask the NYSE Exchange to allow it to start trading futures and options. The Amercanex executives are enthusiastic about the idea, when that happens, the price of marijuana will be as fixed in the stock market as soybeans in Chicago.

Their managers now roam the South America looking for brokers to allow them to develop the company Amercanex Latam with versions in each country. For this purpose, they recently visited the Congress of Economy Finance and Investment held in the city of Cordoba Argentina. The idea of ​​landing in the capital market seems to take flight ahead of its executives.



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