Brazil

Mon
11
May

March of Rio Marijuana Advocates Medicinal Herb and Freedom for Planting

Parents took children with epilepsy and other diseases to demand the release of cannabidiol for medical treatments in Brazil

The March of Rio de Janeiro Marijuana had two themes this year: the struggle for freedom of all herb growers who are arrested and solidarity to the victims of the drug war. The lawyer André Barros, author of representation in the Supreme Court (STF) that misread the march as an apology for marijuana, said that currently there are 20 people arrested due to the production plant in the state capital alone.

Mon
04
May

Marijuana Use in Treatment Rekindles Debate on Culture in Brazil

Proven therapeutic effects on one hand, contradictory laws and moralism on the other, barring the necessary discussion on the use of the herb for various purposes; in the opinion of many consumers, plant the grass at home is a way to not feed the economic chain of the armed drug trafficking, but the initiative still opposes the current Drug Act, which gives loopholes so that, once caught, homemade planters are fined as traffickers.

Fri
01
May

Beers Behaving Badly: Bud Is Just the Latest in a Long Line of Offenders

Budweiser may still be smarting from its most recent public embarrassment, but the beer brand apologized yesterday for its inappropriate tagline: “The perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary for the night.”

In an atmosphere charged with the ongoing national conversation about sexual assault, it’s truly amazing that any brand—let alone alcohol—would be so carelessly cavalier.

But alcohol is alcohol, and Bud isn’t the first brand to tease the darker elements of its nature. A therapist might even say alcohol brands have a self-destructive personality disorder.

Thu
30
Apr

Broadcast Your Cannabis Joy with Anonymous Geolocations

Who is Happy wants users to (safely) tell the world how much they love pot, and thereby incite social change

With the app Who is Happy, a user who’s just elevated their day with cannabis can anonymously declare their joy by tapping a button and activating a green, one-kilometer-wide zone on a map, thereby sharing the approximate location of their happy place, so to speak.

App users can also see other “happy users” nearby, track their personal “happiness” habits, and see how the green joy stacks up in countries across the globe.

 

Fri
24
Apr

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.

Fri
24
Apr

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.

Tue
21
Apr

420 Day In Brazil: Why LGBT Rights Are A Focus Of Weed Celebration

Thousands of Brazilians will celebrate 4/20 this week, but few could tell you why they’re coming out for pot at the end of April. There’s no 420 police code in Brazil, and like most other countries they write April 20th as 20/4 anyway. In fact, because of Mother’s Day and annual soccer championships, the date f 4/20 gets shuffled.

Thu
09
Apr

Video Report of the UN Drug Debate

Internationally, drug policy is at a crossroads: the debate is shifting from a paradigm based on criminalising drug users, to a more public-health-oriented approach. But is this only a change in rhetoric, or a sign of real political reform? We asked activists who have been attending the CND for several years. 

 

Thu
09
Apr

Brazil will not legalize cannabis

After being elected to his second term as president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff wanted to make clear that it intends to follow the steps initiated by Uruguay, and analyzed in other countries in the region regarding the legalization of marijuana. It was the Justice Minister José Eduardo Cardozo, in charge of communicating that during the four years of the new term "legalization of drugs is not on the agenda".

The clarification was given in response to proposed bipartisan opposition to propose the decriminalization of drugs as a method to avoid saturating prisons. But Cardozo explained that Rousseff's government will not solve the problem of overcrowding in prisons legalizing drugs, but building more prisons.

Mon
30
Mar

Miss Cannabis Brazil visited Uruguay

Juliana was the winner of a trip to Uruguay in a contest where qualifications were the participants' history with the marijuana plant

Every year the Miss Cannabis Contest is celebrated in Brazil to consider the stories of the participants with the winning plant.  In 2014 the winner was Juliana, a girl who used cannabis to enhance her cancer treatment.

Juliana's prize was a trip to Uruguay. On March 21 she traveled to our country and visited some of the most iconic places in the capital, plus some plantations and study centers of cannabis.

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