Brazilian Supreme Court justice called for legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of violence that has shaken Latin America’s largest country.
Israeli government committee gave an initial nod for the export of medical marijuana in what could be a windfall for companies in Israel, widely regarded as a leader in research in the field.
Senator Joshua Miller and state Representative Scott Slater, both Democrats, want to prevent Rhode Island residents from buying the drug in Massachusetts.
Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould announced the launch of a task force to advise the Canadian government on how best to map its plan to legalize marijuana.
“The task force will engage with provincial, territorial and municipal governments, indigenous people, youth and experts in a wide range of fields,” Wilson-Raybould said.
The illegalization of marijuana, a substance far less harmful than alcohol, has destroyed the lives of countless citizens.
“We are convinced it is the best way to protect our youth while enhancing public safety,” Health Minister Jane Philpott said.
Judge Michael Phelan struck down federal regulations restricting the rights of medical marijuana patients to grow cannabis.
“I love Baby Trudeau, but he says, ‘We’re going to fix this.’ When? Meanwhile, I have clients who don’t have their medication,” Rose Miranda said.
“Canada’s current system of marijuana prohibition does not work,” the Liberal election platform said.
Stephen Harper: “We’ve spent a couple of generations trying to reduce the use of tobacco in Canada with a lot of success.”
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