Marijuana Politics

Synonyms: 
congress
senate
police
obama
rand paul
political
Tue
09
Jun

Why the US Shares Responsibility for the 'Mexican Drug War' And Its Atrocities

Why the US Shares Responsibility for the 'Mexican Drug War' And Its Atrocities

The following is an excerpt from A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the "Mexican Drug War"  by Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace (OR Books, 2015):

The term “Mexican Drug War” is a misnomer, as the phenomenon to which it refers was a joint construction by Mexico and the United States, erected over the last hundred years. If that’s true, then it suggests that ending the “war” would likely require a joint effort from both sides of the border. Are there any signs of this happening?

Tue
09
Jun

Smoking Ganja Is Still Illegal In Jamaica

With the view that there is wide-scale misunderstanding on the rules governing the smoking of ganja in public, some stakeholders believe more needs to be done to clearly outline the new regulations that came into effect earlier this year.

"I am finding that there is a lot of confusion as it relates to the smoking of marijuana in public," stated David Wan, president of the Jamaica Employers' Federation.

"I am still going places, gas stations, for instance, and seeing persons smoking marijuana publicly. Too many persons are confused about whether the no-smoking rules apply to marijuana and we have to address this."

Tue
09
Jun

Current status of marijuana in Latin America

Recently, Latin America has surprised us with the giant steps taken towards the legalization of cannabis. Jose Mujica opened Pandora's Box and in a time when that regulation was in no man's land, Uruguayan citizens were quick to react and show support for their former president. Thus, and as if it were a domino effect, the voice spread like wildfire. As a result, today, the vast majority of countries in Latin America, are in favor of a real decriminalization of marijuana regulation. This article will discuss the recent news coming from Puerto Rico, Brazil, Uruguay and Ecuador.

Medicinal users rebel against the Government of Puerto Rico

Tue
09
Jun

Chile is mobilized in favor of the legalization of marijuana

About 15 thousand people were mobilized Sunday through downtown Santiago, Chile to request the legalization of cultivation and use of marijuana for therapeutic and recreational purposes.

Original article was published in Spanish.

Tue
09
Jun

Six Possible Pot-Related Ballot Measures In Arizona You Should Know About

A lot of high hopes are riding on the November 2016 general election in Arizona.

 

Paperwork for no less than six marijuana-related ballot measures has been filed with the state Secretary of State's Office in the last few months, each aiming to make fundamental changes to the state's drug laws.

Only two or three are actually viable, most likely. Each needs to gather about 150,000 signatures — a formidable and expensive task.

But if you come across petition-gatherers asking for your signature on any of them, here are the basics you need to know:

1) Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

Tue
09
Jun

Retail marijuana businesses are sprouting across Vancouver. And they're not legal

As a franchise lawyer in Vancouver, you wouldn’t believe the number of calls I get from people who want to establish a chain of franchised retail marijuana outlets.

Mon
08
Jun

What Can Ireland Learn From Portugal’s Drug Policy?

This week a delegation from the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality travelled to Portugal to learn about its drugs policy, and to assess the impact of the changes that were implemented over a decade ago.

The delegation also visited the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) which this week launched its 2015 report

The following politicians makeup the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality:

Mon
08
Jun

Customs officials nab teen with marijuana in bicycle's tires at Douglas border crossing

DOUGLAS, Ariz. –  Customs officials in the border town of Douglas arrested a 17-year-old boy after finding his bicycle's tires stuffed with more than three pounds of marijuana.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say officers at the Douglas Port of Entry arrested the boy Saturday.

They say the Douglas boy was handed over to Homeland Security Investigations agents.

Officials say agents also made several large drug seizures at border crossings over the weekend.

Agents in Nogales found three pounds of heroin in a man's luggage on Saturday, and the next day arrested a 14-year-old Mexican girl who had two pounds of methamphetamine under her clothes.

Mon
08
Jun

Mom who uses medical marijuana faces up to 30 years in prison

With a wave of legalization measures in recent years, marijuana in some form is now legal in 38 states. But in the 12 where it is not — a swath of the west and Midwest, including Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas, and in the rust belt states of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania — parents whose use of the drug would be legal elsewhere are losing their children and often seen as irresponsible parenting pariahs.

In March, Child Protective Service workers took Shona Banda’s 11-year-old son from her home in Garden City, Kansas, saying her use of marijuana to control debilitating Crohn’s Disease put the child in danger.

Mon
08
Jun

NZ: Council of Trade Unions president backs medicinal marijuana

There is growing pressure on Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne to relax the rules around medicinal marijuana – but any proposed changes won't have the Prime Minister's backing.

Nineteen-year-old Alex Renton has been in an induced coma at Wellington Hospital for more than a month, and his doctor and parents believe cannabinoid oil could improve his condition.

Protestors turned out yesterday to urge Mr Dunne to sign off on it in Wellington and Nelson, including Labour's West Coast MP Damien O'Connor.

Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, says it's unfair to string families along.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Marijuana Politics