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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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