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Hundreds March Through Downtown SA For Marijuana Legalization

Hundreds of people marched in San Antonio in support of reforming the Lone Star State's strict marijuana laws. 

Starting at Maverick Park and ending at the Friendly Spot Ice House, 300 people snaked through downtown Sunday to raise awareness about pot reform efforts at the Capitol. 

Marisa Laufer, an organizer with the Alamo City chapter of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), said a strong presence in San Antonio is vital for weed reform in Texas.

She believes the legalization of marijuana is long overdue and the government is “wasting money criminalizing marijuana.” 

Jamie Balagia, executive director of SA NORML, challenges the Texas government's draconian marijuana laws.

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Interest in medical marijuana draws big Mardigrass crowd

MEDICAL cannabis was "unquestionably" the big issue at this year's MardiGrass festival.

Festival organiser Michael Balderstone said the issue helped attract large numbers to the event despite the terrible weather.

"Our online ticket sales were up a lot, about a third up," he said.

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"Quite a few people didn't come (on Friday) because the roads got blocked. But it was lovely to wake up to the sun on Saturday and all the roads opened and people started turning up."

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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."

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San Antonians march to legalize marijuana in Texas

SAN ANTONIO - SA Norml, a chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, held its first rally and march in San Antonio on Sunday.

Dozens of showed up to Maverick Park for the rally before hitting the streets of San Antonio.

"There are a lot of people who are being arrested who are causing no other problem than the mere possession of marijuana,” Jamie Balagia, SA Norml interim executive director, said.

Balagia is one of the dozens here who want Texas lawmakers to legalize marijuana.

"If I smoke marijuana and someone says that's a problem. How is the solution locking me up in a jail or a prison? That is not a solution. That's a problem,” Balagia said.

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Some Denver City Council candidates open to relaxed marijuana rules

Sixteen months after Colorado launched legal recreational marijuana sales, the center of the burgeoning industry in Denver is asking to extend shops' evening closing hours and revisit the outright ban on public consumption.

And many City Council candidates in Tuesday's election are receptive — including several with a good shot of winning or proceeding to a runoff.

Industry concerns center on competing with pot shops in neighboring cities that have closing hours later than Denver's 7 p.m. cutoff for both recreational and medical stores. Some in the industry also want to provide tourists with safe, legal places to smoke or consume their purchases, since hotels typically don't allow it in rooms.

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California lawmakers consider statewide regulation of marijuana dispensaries

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The California Legislature is considering multiple -- and conflicting -- plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers.

The debate over the billion-dollar industry now regulated largely by local government and has pitted cities and law enforcement agencies against marijuana growers and sellers.

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California looks to bring law and order to decades-old medical marijuana market

Nearly 20 years after voters approved the medical use of marijuana in California, the state’s cannabis trade is a wild west of legitimate enterprises, outlaws and erratic enforcement, caused in large part by a patchwork of inconsistent laws covering the $2bn-a-year industry.

Legislators are seeking to bring law and order to the business. Three bills – two in the state assembly and one in the senate – are competing to create a framework that would codify how medical marijuana is grown and sold in California, including whether local municipalities or the state itself would have ultimate control and what environmental and health measures should be addressed.

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Protesters in Tel Aviv call for Israel to legalize marijuana

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Some 1,000 protesters gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square calling for Israel to legalize marijuana.

The protest Saturday night, which organizers dubbed the “Cannabis March,” began near Tel Aviv’s district courthouse and ended at the central square. There, several politicians and activists addressed the crowd in between musical performances and poetry readings.

Left-wing Meretz lawmaker Tamar Zandberg spoke at the event, as did Knesset members Yinon Magal and Miki Zohar from the right-wing Jewish Home and Likud parties, respectively. Former Likud Knesset member Moshe Feiglin, an outspoken proponent of legalization, also spoke.

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Vancouver marijuana dispensaries vary on rules for who can buy pot

VANCOUVER - Don Briere stands behind the counter at Weeds Glass and Gifts in downtown Vancouver, surrounded by shelves of multicoloured pipes and clear boxes overflowing with fragrant B.C. bud.

The affable 63-year-old owns 10 stores, making him the owner of the city's largest marijuana business chain, even though selling pot over the counter remains illegal in Canada.

When asked how a customer would buy cannabis, Briere says all one needs is photo ID and proof of a medical condition that might be alleviated by pot — for example, a prescription for pain medication or a bottle of antidepressants.

"We're making it easy for people to get ahold of a real medication that is natural and safe for you," he says proudly. "Every day we sign people up. Every day."

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12,000 Hemp friends wander in Vienna

"Legalize It" was said on Saturday from 12,000 voices. At the 8th marijuana march, hemp friends gathered at the center of Vienna. With this as a figurehead, the Bavarian Kiff icon Hans Söllner, the mood was a concert made before hiking.

White smoke over the ring: Some hemp marchers "demonstrated" the legislator too obvious. Over 50 attendees were after the Narcotic Substances Act.

Part of the global march committed to Cannabis for releiving patients pain. It is an alternative to morphine, so the argument goes. Others want may consume marijuana as legal stimulants. As in recent years, Saturday again attracted thousands for the legalization of cannabis on the street.

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