After Flirting With Decriminalization, Argentina Set to Get Tough on Drugs

No matter who wins Argentina's upcoming election, it seems the country is set to diverge from its flirtation with drugs decriminalization and embark on a highly questionable and extremely dangerous strategy of militarizing its drug policy.


Argentina’s Presidential Hopefuls Aim to Further Militarize Drug War

Experts Warn "Failed Policy" Will Lead to More Violence, Corruption

Narco-trafficking has become a key issue in this year’s presidential race in Argentina, and the top three candidates — Sergio Massa, Mauricio Macri, and Daniel Scioli — all agree on one thing: an increased role for state security forces to fight the war on drugs.+

Various experts and intellectuals, however, say the current discourse is riddled with “assumptions, intuition, and improvisation” and are calling for the candidates to have a “serious debate” on drug policy.+


Law and Border

How many wars can we fight?

Our presidential candidates demand "stronger action" against both illegal immigration and illegal drugs. But those goals conflict. The War on Drugs makes border enforcement much harder!

America's 44-year-long Drug War hasn't made a dent in American drug use or the supply of illegal drugs. If it had some positive effect, prices of drugs would have increased, but they haven't. American authorities say drugs are more available than ever.

Drug prohibition, like alcohol prohibition, creates fat profits that invite law-breaking.


Cannabis May Protect Neurons and Improve Motor Recovery During an Ischemic Stroke, Finds Study

A new study published in the Journal of Neurochemistry, and published online by theU.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may protect neurons and greatly improve motor recovery during an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke is caused by damage to the brain due to an interruption of its blood supply.

“Brain ischemia produces neuronal cell death and the recruitment of pro-inflammatory cells”, states the study’s abstract. “In turn, the search for neuroprotection against this type of insult has rendered results involving a beneficial role of endocannabinoid receptor agonists in the Central Nervous System.”


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.


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