USA POLITICS: Rise in Car Accidents in Legalized States: Is It the Greenery?

USA POLITICS: Rise in Car Accidents in Legalized States: Is It the Greenery?

Lawmakers should be putting their energies toward cracking down on alcohol consumption and driving even more, not on cannabis and driving.

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MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

Mexico’s president’s office, the Interior Ministry and the Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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CANADA POLITICS: July 2018 Canada on Track to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

CANADA POLITICS: July 2018 Canada on Track to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Canada was on track to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018 after the government put forward legislation on Thursday that will see it regulate production but left the details of how the drug will be sold up to the provinces.

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CANADA POLITICS: 2018 Trudeau to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

CANADA POLITICS: 2018 Trudeau to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

“Until we have a framework to control and regulate marijuana, the current laws apply,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the beginning of March.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Justice Roberto Barroso Backs Marijuana Legalization to Beat Gangs

BRAZIL POLITICS: Justice Roberto Barroso Backs Marijuana Legalization to Beat Gangs

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.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israeli Government to Allow Medical Marijuana Export

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israeli Government to Allow Medical Marijuana Export

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.

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USA POLITICS: Rhode Island Lawmakers Want to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

USA POLITICS: Rhode Island Lawmakers Want to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Senator Joshua Miller and state Representative Scott Slater, both Democrats, want to prevent Rhode Island residents from buying the drug in Massachusetts.

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CANADA: Marijuana Legalization: What You Need To Know Now

CANADA: Marijuana Legalization: What You Need To Know Now

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.

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CANADA: Marijuana Legalization Takes Center Stage

CANADA: Marijuana Legalization Takes Center Stage

“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.

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau, Pot Take Center Stage

CANADA: Justin Trudeau, Pot Take Center Stage

The illegalization of marijuana, a substance far less harmful than alcohol, has destroyed the lives of countless citizens.

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CANADA: Marijuana Law Will Be Here Soon

CANADA: Marijuana Law Will Be Here Soon

“We are convinced it is the best way to protect our youth while enhancing public safety,” Health Minister Jane Philpott said.

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CANADA: What Court Did To Medical Marijuana Patient Rights

CANADA: What Court Did To Medical Marijuana Patient Rights

Judge Michael Phelan struck down federal regulations restricting the rights of medical marijuana patients to grow cannabis.

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CANADA: Rose Miranda Faces Cannabis Charges, Trudeau Inactive To Legalize Pot

CANADA: Rose Miranda Faces Cannabis Charges, Trudeau Inactive To Legalize Pot

“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.

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau To Tackle Marijuana Legalization

CANADA: Justin Trudeau To Tackle Marijuana Legalization

“Canada’s current system of marijuana prohibition does not work,” the Liberal election platform said.

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CANADA: Marijuana Infinitely Worse Than Tobacco – Stephen Harper

CANADA: Marijuana Infinitely Worse Than Tobacco – Stephen Harper

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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AMERICAS: Corruption In Latin America And Marijuana Legalization: The Case Of Ex-President Molina

AMERICAS: Corruption In Latin America And Marijuana Legalization: The Case Of Ex-President Molina

The case of Molina should thus encourage a skeptical view of facile comparisons between Uruguay and other American nations. Read more.

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UK: The Government Response To Cannabis Petition Ambiguous

UK: The Government Response To Cannabis Petition Ambiguous

All petitions that pass 100,000 signatures are considered for a debate in the House of Commons and when MPs return from their summer break. Read more.

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