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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,...
Mexico's president may have been bluffing about his support for weed decriminalization [19.06.2016] The sudden derailing of much-anticipated reforms to legalize medical marijuana in Mexico, as well as raise the possession threshold, has raised doubt...
Mexico's president proposes legalising medical marijuana [21.04.2016] Following his statement at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) in which he called for more prevention, partial decriminaliza...
Colombia’s Supreme Court removes cap on legal amount of drugs [14.03.2016] Colombia’s Supreme Court has overruled a previous ruling in which it had set a maximum amount of marijuana a person can carry. The latest sentence ma...
Colombia decriminalizes marijuana cultivation up to 20 plants [11.08.2015] Colombia’s Supreme Court ruled that growing up to 20 plants of marijuana is not a crime. The possession of small amounts of the drug had already been...
Drug policy and incarceration in São Paulo, Brazil [14.06.2015] This briefing paper analyses the impact of drug policy on incarceration in São Paulo (Brazil), based on information collected among 1,040 people caug...
Ganja law needs police support, says Golding [30.05.2015] Minister of Justice Senator Mark Golding, says that the success of recent changes to the Dangerous Drugs Act, accommodating decriminalising possessio...
The path to legalizing marijuana in Chile [19.04.2015] Chile ’s Congressional Health Committee approved a bill that would modify the country’s current drug law, known as Law 20,000. The bill would allow u...
Im Görlitzer Park wird weiter gedealt [08.04.2015] Seit dem 31. März gilt im Görlitzer Park die Null- Toleranz-Regelung. Wer mit kleinsten Mengen Marihuana oder Haschisch erwischt wird, muss mit einer...
Das sind die Cannabis-Pläne der Grünen [19.03.2015] Der Entwurf der Grünen für ein Cannabiskontrollgesetz wird in erster Lesung im Bundestag behandelt. Er sieht vor, dass Erwachsene künftig 30 Gramm Ca...
Null Gramm Toleranz im Görlitzer Park [13.01.2015] Kiffer in Berlin dürfen weiterhin bis zu 15 Gramm Cannabis für den Eigenbedarf dabei haben, ohne strafrechtlich verfolgt zu werden – jedoch nicht meh...
Cannabis umnebelt die Koalition [25.11.2014] In der Großen Koalition in Berlin ist eine Debatte um die zulässige Menge für Eigenkonsum von Cannabis entbrannt. Die CDU will das Limit auf sechs Gr...
Mexico City lawmakers propose legalizing sale of marijuana, regulating production in capital [12.02.2014] Lawmakers proposed allowing the sale of marijuana within Mexico City. The local legislature controlled by the leftist Democratic Revolution Party is ...
Know your limit: Germany seeks uniform law on marijuana [24.05.2013] The laws regarding cannabis possession in Germany are nothing if not confusing. It is illegal to possess or consume marijuana. Except that carrying a...
Cannabis pass abolished? Not really [30.10.2012] The new coalition government of conservative liberals (VVD) and social-democrats (PvdA) presented its coalition agreement on Monday. They agreed to a...
How to determine personal use in drug legislation [23.08.2011] Distinguishing between drug possession for personal use and supply and trafficking is widely acknowledged as one of the most difficult and controvers...
Conviction by Numbers [27.05.2011] Threshold quantities (TQs) for drug law and policy are being experimented with across many jurisdictions. States seem attracted to their apparent sim...
TNI-EMCDDA Expert Seminar on Threshold Quantities [20.01.2011] A wider trend for drug law reform is arising out of a felt need to make legislation more effective and more humane. Within this trend, a number of co...
Prague high [24.08.2010] Although the partial decriminalization of cannabis at the beginning of this year didn't transform the capital into the new Amsterdam, as some headlin...
Berlin set to relax cannabis laws [18.05.2010] A new marijuana policy could make it legal for individuals to posses up to 15 grams (0.5 ounces) of the drug in the German capital. The regulation wo...
New drug guidelines are Europe's most liberal [23.12.2009] Long known for a liberal policy on drugs, the Czech Republic is now officially quantifying its status as one of European Union's most lenient member ...
Mexico: The Law Against Small-Scale Drug Dealing [01.10.2009] In August 2009, Mexico adopted a new law against small-scale drug dealing, which introduces some significant advances in key subjects, such as the re...
On the threshold [01.12.2008] This paper offers a critique of the UK Government’s decision to abandon its former plans to introduce thresholds into drugs legislation via section 2...
The role of the quantity in the prosecution of drug offences [01.04.2003] All countries use legal or judicial means to grade the severity of the offence of drug possession and related actions. Frequently this is done by ref...

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