Items tagged with decriminalization

Item title Description
Argentina [31.12.2019] Overview of drug laws and legislative trends in Argentina Trend Following the Supreme Court judgement known as the Arriola Ruling, the progressive tr...
Colombia [31.12.2019] Overview of drug laws, legislative trends and drug policies in Colombia Colombia is in the midst of a peace process with the guerrilla groups, which ...
Comparing models of drug decriminalisation [31.12.2019] Decriminalisation refers to the repeal of laws and policies that define drug use and/or the possession of drugs for personal use as a criminal offenc...
Swiss group launches new initiative to legalize cannabis [24.04.2017] The Swiss public could have another chance to decide if cannabis consumption should be legalized after the group Legalize It launched a popular initi...
Charge Rodrigo Duterte with mass murder, lawyer tells The Hague [24.04.2017] Filipino lawyer Jude Josue Sabio asked the International Criminal Court in The Hague to charge President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 other Philippine offi...
Six things to know about weed in Germany [20.04.2017] There's long been talk of fully legalizing cannabis in Germany, especially in the capital of Berlin. But how close is Deutschland actually to making ...
While waiting to legalize pot, why not decriminalize it in the meantime? [19.04.2017] The Trudeau government has put itself and many Canadians in a bind with the announcement that it will legalize marijuana by July of next year. Canada...
Decriminalisation of all drugs for personal use considered [18.04.2017] The decriminalisation of all drugs, including heroin, cocaine and cannabis, for personal use is one of the policy options outlined in the forthcoming...
Get high on own supply? [15.04.2017] For years much of South Africa’s dagga has been grown on the green rolling hills of the east coast, often as what economist Vladislav Lakcevic calls ...
Swiss oasis for legal cannabis, without the high [14.04.2017] Posters of bright green cannabis plants advertise its wares, which, like those sold openly in a growing number of shops across Switzerland, are compl...
Doctors want focus on benefits of ganja instead of profits [12.04.2017] The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) has slammed the focus on profits instead of studying the benefits of marijuana since its decriminalisation t...
Drug reform push stalls [10.04.2017] While there has been some progress in modernising drug laws, there is almost no good news in Thailand or the region. Despite Gen Paiboon's pioneering...
Dagga ruling leaves authorities in a haze [09.04.2017] There is uncertainty among various government institutions around the Western Cape High Court’s ruling which allows for the possession, cultivation a...
St Kitts-Nevis to establish national commission on marijuana [08.04.2017] St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, Timothy Harris, announced the establishment of a National Commission on Marijuana, to be headed by acting chief me...
Understanding Judge Davis' dope judgment [02.04.2017] On 31 March 2017, Justice Dennis Davis handed down a judgment in the Western Cape High Court that declared sections of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking...
Dagga ban goes up in smoke - and so do some cases [01.04.2017] Dagga aficionados - users of the intoxicating plant - may now legally grow and consume it in the privacy of their homes, without fear of arrest. In o...
Dagga can be used at home, Cape court rules [31.03.2017] In a much celebrated outcome, Judge Dennis Davies ruled that an adult may cultivate and use cannabis in the privacy of their own home. “The order als...
Ganja data war - MOH backs drug watchdog in weed clash, lobbyist standing ground [28.03.2017] A standoff between the Ministry of Health minister and a lobbyist of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has forced the National Council on Drug A...
Tunisia to ease penalties for cannabis use [15.03.2017] Tunisians convicted of cannabis consumption will be able to avoid prison if it is their first offence. The north African country has faced mounting c...
Israel officially decriminalizes marijuana [05.03.2017] The cabinet approved the decriminalized use of marijuana in Israel. According to the proposal formulated by the Public Security and Justice ministrie...
Criminalizing cannabis in Indonesia might do more harm than good [28.02.2017] Indonesia’s National Narcotics Board (BNN) together with the Health Ministry recently made a swift move to criminalize synthetic cannabinoids called ...
People in Latin America are starting to turn against outlawing marijuana [27.02.2017] Sentiments in Latin America in favor of outlawing marijuana appear to be undergoing shifts in some countries, according to a study published the Inte...
Advocacy group calls for reform of Burma’s drug laws and policies [17.02.2017] The Drug Policy Advocacy Group (DPAG) has called for a reform of Burma’s drug laws, demanding new policies focusing on the rehabilitation of drug use...
Brazil Supreme Court judge calls for drugs legalisation to beat gangs [11.02.2017] A Brazilian Supreme Court justice called for the legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of ...
Decriminalization law for up to 10 grams of ganja lags behind after 5 years [11.02.2017] In 2012, Belize began to seriously look at changing its laws to decriminalize the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana – about a handful of what...
Thousands call for full weed legalization at Tel Aviv rally [05.02.2017] Thousands of Israelis, including two lawmakers, demonstrated for the full legalization of cannabis, urging the government to go beyond the recently a...
Jailed for a puff [01.02.2017] Many Tunisian prisons are overcrowded, some at 150 percent of their capacity — and authorities say one third of the inmates are there only for mariju...
Israel moves to decriminalize marijuana use [26.01.2017] Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announces support for new policy for enforcing marijuana use, which favors fines and educational initiatives, wi...
Georgia eases draconian law on cannabis use in landmark ruling [24.01.2017] U ntil recently anyone caught with cannabis twice in 12 months in Georgia faced up to 14 years behind bars. Today you can carry enough for over 200 j...
Marijuana reforms flood state legislatures [13.01.2017] Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana, a rush of legislati...
Ship sails 450 kg of cannabis to Tel Aviv to fight drug ban [20.12.2016] A ship carrying 450 kilograms of cannabis set sail for Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Activists aboard claimed they were protesting the government’s refusal to...
Top anti-drug body recommends pot decriminalization [13.12.2016] Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan is expected to deliver a formal dressing down to the heads of Israel ’s leading anti-drug organization after ...
Ganja debate gone up in smoke [09.12.2016] Why, after all the excitement occasioned by the forthrightness of Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, the one who first broached the issue at a regio...
Trudeau’s bait and switch on legalization? [04.12.2016] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently expressed frustration around the current cannabis landscape, explaining, “Until we have brought in the propose...
Five things to know about weed in Germany [24.11.2016] The debate about legalizing cannabis continues in Germany - court cases in recent years have granted permission to use the drug for medical purposes,...
It's time to decriminalize drugs, commission report says [21.11.2016] In a report released by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, that includes the former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and former presidents of Colom...
The war on drugs has failed: doctors should lead calls for drug policy reform [13.11.2016] Three United Nations treaties, the oldest from 1961, seek to "advance the health and welfare of mankind" by prohibiting the non-medical use of some d...
Berlin likely to semi-legalize marijuana [11.11.2016] A coalition of political parties in the German capital agreed to push for partial decriminalization of cannabis. The initial effects will be limited....
Why the Parliament must carefully consider a private members’ bill to decriminalise natural drugs [03.11.2016] In the coming session of the Parliament of India, Dharam Vira Gandhi, a member of parliament from Patiala, will table a private member’s bill to amen...
Bill for legalised supply of opium, marijuana cleared for Parliament [01.11.2016] A proposed legislation to legalise and start regulated supply of traditional intoxicants such as opium and marijuana (cannabis) is likely to be place...
A lot has happened and a lot has not happened [20.10.2016] At the recently concluded 6th Latin American and 1st Caribbean Conference on Drug Policy , held in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, I started a dis...
These British police forces have stopped arresting drug users [18.10.2016] People caught carrying personal amounts of drugs, including cocaine and heroin, are being diverted away from the criminal justice system in what coul...
Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined [12.10.2016] On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 people sit behind bars on simple drug-possession charges, according to a report released by t...
Caribbean urged to rethink hard stance on marijuana [22.09.2016] Chairman of the CARICOM Commission on Marijuana, Professor Wendel Abel, believes the Caribbean can benefit greatly from the decriminalisation of smal...
Review ganja laws [22.09.2016] The Government of Barbados will have to face the fact that more and more Barbadians, particularly young people, are open to the decriminalization of ...
Cannabis in Latin America and the Caribbean [15.09.2016] Cannabis (or marihuana) is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 1...
'Found in the Dark' [14.09.2016] To address its serious drug use problems, Myanmar should change its drug policy towards a harm reduction approach. Instead of a repressive approach, ...
Section 44 to ease ya ba ban [29.08.2016] The Justice Ministry will seek the use of Section 44 under the interim charter to remove methamphetamine, or ya ba, from the dangerous narcotics list...
Legal minds demand new drugs policy respectful of human rights [29.08.2016] Introducing a declaration endorsed by 250 magistrates and 300 legal experts, an Argentine civil society organization dealing with criminal law (Asoci...
Ten years of drug policy failure in Brazil [27.08.2016] Ten years ago this week, Brazil passed a law intended to distinguish dangerous drug traffickers from simple drug users. By replacing jail sentences f...

::

Page 1 of 12