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Uruguay’s Cannabis Law [23.03.2018] Uruguay is the first country to legalize and regulate its domestic non-medical cannabis market. In light of this pioneering role, the choices and exp ...
Uruguay leads world in cannabis regulation but US law intrudes [28.02.2018] Uruguay was the first country in the world to fully regulate the cannabis market and so break free from a global prohibitionist regime that has preva ...
If the U.S. legalizes marijuana, what happens to its international drug treaties? [10.01.2018] When Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Barack Obama-era federal policy that allowed recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, he di ...
Yes, legalizing marijuana breaks treaties. We can deal with that [11.12.2017] Buzzing in the background of Canada’s debate on cannabis legalization is the issue of the three UN drug control treaties, and what to do with them. T ...
How Uruguay made legal highs work [10.12.2017] Uruguay’s switch to a legal marijuana market has not been without its hitches. Notably the resistance of most pharmacists to act as outlets for the r ...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2016 [30.09.2017] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Annual Report for 2016 is, as usual, a mixed bag of high quality data and sometimes doubtful politic ...
Uruguay setting up dedicated cannabis dispensaries after banks scare off pharmacies [14.09.2017] Uruguay’s government announced that it is changing its retail system for legalized marijuana because banks are making it difficult for pharmacies to ...
Pot was flying off the shelves in Uruguay. Then U.S. banks weighed in [25.08.2017] The pharmacies selling pot were doing a brisk business. After Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana sales for rec ...
Uruguay finds no banks for the bongs [22.08.2017] Understated and simpatico, former Uruguayan president Jose Mujica isn't easily rattled. Just don't mess with his reefer. That was the message from Mo ...
Legal marijuana sale faces challenges by banks in Uruguay [18.08.2017] The legal sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow ...
Uruguay’s marijuana law turns pharmacists into dealers [19.07.2017] The rules are a bit of a buzzkill. Drug users must register with the government. Machines will scan buyers’ fingerprints at every purchase, and there ...
In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer [07.07.2017] In coming weeks, cannabis-seeking citizens in Uruguay will be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy government-approved marijuana for the state-mandat ...
Uruguay sets path for Canada on marijuana legalization within international treaties [06.06.2017] Uruguay‘s envoy to Ottawa says his small South American country has opened up some breathing room for marijuana legalization within international tre ...
Uruguay, the first country where you can smoke marijuana wherever you like [27.05.2017] Not everyone is pleased with how legal marijuana is being implemented in Uruguay. “I’m happy because now you can plant without going to prison,” says ...
Uruguayan pharmacies will start selling cannabis [04.05.2017] On the outskirts of Libertad, a small town an hour’s drive from Montevideo, barbed wire and guard towers surround a ten-hectare plot of state-owned l ...
Uruguay is creating the world’s first nationwide regulated cannabis market [01.05.2017] Beginning on May 2, Uruguayan adults interested in legally purchasing cannabis for non-medical uses can register to do so at post offices around the ...
Uruguay to sell cannabis in pharmacies from July [07.04.2017] Uruguay will begin selling cannabis in pharmacies from July, the final stage in the country's pioneering regularisation of the drug. "Cannabis will b ...
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 ...
Regulating Cannabis Social Clubs [15.02.2017] Cannabis Social Clubs (CSCs) are a model of non-profit production and distribution of cannabis among a closed circuit of adult cannabis users. CSCs a ...
Delays in Uruguay marijuana law leave door ajar for drug trafficking [23.01.2017] Three years after Uruguay became the first South American country to create a legal market for marijuana, seven out of every ten cannabis consumers s ...
Getting regulation right [09.11.2016] After close to three years, the final element of Uruguay’s historic cannabis law is set to be implemented in the coming weeks, as commercial sales ar ...
Panel: Advances towards Cannabis Regulation [04.10.2016] In spite of the prejudices and legal obstacles that persist in relation to a legal market for cannabis, it is undeniable that a strong movement towar ...
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 ...
Cannabis clubs in Uruguay [30.08.2016] The Uruguayan Cannabis Clubs (UCCs) constitute one of three ways to obtain cannabis under the new cannabis regulation laws. These organizations, form ...
Uruguay's cannabis law makes big strides, but faces serious challenges [29.04.2016] Nearly two and half years after becoming law, Uruguay’s pioneering plan to regulate every level of the national market for cannabis is finally on the ...
Uruguay's legal marijuana policy en route to next phase of regulation [23.03.2016] Legal sales of cannabis through pharmacies are expected to begin in the second half of this year. This month the government opened the registry for p ...
A Quiet Revolution [14.03.2016] This is the second edition of ‘A Quiet Revolution: Drug Decriminalisation Across the Globe’. The first edition was released in July 2012 and has sinc ...
Three types of marijuana to hit Uruguayan pharmacies in 2016 [05.12.2015] Uruguayans will be able to choose from three varieties of state-sanctioned cannabis when marijuana starts being sold in pharmacies next year, the Nat ...
Uruguay cannabis market still struggles for legitimacy a year after historic ruling [12.07.2015] In May 2014, then-president Mujica signed far-reaching regulations for Uruguay’s marijuana market, making the nation the first country in the world t ...
So you want to legalize weed? [27.06.2015] Up and down the Western Hemisphere, marijuana policy is a growing topic of discussion, and laws are starting to change. In 2014, retail marijuana sto ...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016 [28.04.2015] As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing numb ...
UN drugs body warns US states and Uruguay over cannabis legalisation [03.03.2015] The United Nations has renewed its warnings to Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington that their cannabis legalisation policies fail to ...
February 23: A big day for Uruguay’s marijuana experiment [23.02.2015] Uruguay’s experiment with legal domestic cannabis cultivation is about to enter a new phase, marking a key opportunity for the country to demonstrate ...
Uruguay’s year in weed: 3 big successes, 3 burning questions [05.01.2015] It’s been just over a year since Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica signed a law creating the world’s first nationalized market for the cultivation, sal ...
One year after law's approval, Uruguay waits for commercial cannabis sales [02.01.2015] A year after Uruguay's historic marijuana law was signed, officials have green-lighted homegrown cannabis, cannabis clubs, and hemp cultivation, but ...
The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads [26.12.2014] The 43-year-old war on drugs had never seen such a barrage of opposition as it did in 2014, with successful marijuana legalization initiatives in sev ...
Pourquoi Terra Nova veut légaliser le cannabis [18.12.2014] Le groupe de réflexion Terra Nova, proche du PS, a publié un rapport, révélé par Le Monde, intitulé «Cannabis : réguler le marché pour sortir de l’im ...
Uruguay: Marijuana law gets boost in presidential vote [01.12.2014] Uruguay's politicians who led the charge to legalize marijuana and same-sex marriage appeared to win another ringing endorsement from voters in the S ...
Uruguay pushes back start of marijuana sale in pharmacies [25.11.2014] Uruguay could start selling marijuana in pharmacies in March 2015, the head of the National Drugs Board said, although the government had initially b ...
Marijuana’s big-money Marley Brand makes a splash [24.11.2014] Last week, NBC’s Today Show giddily announced an exclusive: Privateer Holdings, the Seattle marijuana company long acclaimed locally for its straight ...
5 interesting things we learned from the man in charge of Uruguay’s weed [11.09.2014] Julio Calzada is the top drug official in the little nation of Uruguay, which has gained notoriety over the last year for becoming the first country ...
Uruguay marijuana law under fire [11.09.2014] When Uruguay's historic marijuana regulation law passed the Senate in December, it was a major victory for drug policy reform in Uruguay and around t ...
IDPC response to the 2013 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [14.08.2014] The publication of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Report for 2013 took place in the context of major shifts in the drug policy land ...
Uruguay delays implementation of legal framework for marijuana sale [06.08.2014] In December 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize the production and sale of marijuana. But this pioneering decision is pre ...
Uruguay legal cannabis sale delayed to next year, says president [08.07.2014] Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has said the start of legal cannabis sales will be delayed until next year due to "practical difficulties". Sales in ...
Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas [27.06.2014] Latin America is now at the vanguard of international efforts to promote drug policy reform: Bolivia has rewritten its constitution to recognize the ...
Going to pot: legalised cannabis edges nearer in west after US states end ban [22.05.2014] Legalisation of cannabis is making slow but unstoppable progress across much of the developed world, many experts believe, following the end of prohi ...
Cannabis regulation: high time for change? [20.05.2014] Cannabis is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But for how much longer? In a short space of time we have moved from absolute global prohibiti ...
Why reports of Uruguay's 'tax free' marijuana are misleading [19.05.2014] A new report stating that Uruguay will not tax the sale or production of marijuana has received widespread attention, yet the depiction of the legali ...
Uruguay unveils marijuana regulation details [02.05.2014] The Uruguayan government has unveiled long-awaited regulations for its recreational marijuana market — a move that steers the tiny nation of 3.3 mill ...
Uruguay to allow pot users to buy up to 20 joints a week [23.04.2014] Uruguayans will be able buy up to 10 grams of pot a week, enough to roll 20 joints, under new rules governing the recently legalized marijuana trade ...
Uruguay not a ‘pirate’ [17.04.2014] The Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis, believing that this will help in the fight ag ...
Uruguay to track pot by genetic markers [27.03.2014] Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in Uruguay will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags, and that state-grown marij ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
The battle against 'pasta base' [05.03.2014] In December, Uruguay became the first nation in the world to legislate for the production, sale and state regulation of marijuana. Many hope that whe ...
INCB speaks out against death penalty [05.03.2014] UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) unprecedented condemnation of the use of death penalty for drug-related offences is welcome if long ...
UN: cannabis law changes pose 'very grave danger to public health' [04.03.2014] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has launched a counter-offensive against moves to liberalise drug laws around the world, warning tha ...
Uruguay surrenders to win [31.01.2014] José Mujica has attempted to change the premises and conditions of the drugs wars through the legalisation of marijuana. Although even the people of ...
Uruguay’s marijuana growers come out into open [27.12.2013] Juan Andres Palese was using a fake name in public when he opened Uruguay’s first store dedicated to cultivating marijuana, where he offered growing ...
Uruguay President Mujica signs marijuana law [24.12.2013] Uruguay's President Mujica has quietly signed into law the government’s plan to create a regulated, legal market for marijuana. He signed the legisla ...
Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot [24.12.2013] Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Followin ...
Légalisation du cannabis au Maroc [23.12.2013] L’Istiqlal a présenté un projet de loi pour la légalisation du cannabis. «L'objectif est d'utiliser ce produit dans l'agriculture afin de promouvoir ...
Uruguay: Yes we cannabis [20.12.2013] When Uruguay recently became the first country in the world to legalise and regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana, it was a lon ...
INCB vs Uruguay: the art of diplomacy [17.12.2013] International tensions over Uruguay’s decision to regulate the cannabis market reached new levels when Raymond Yans, president of the International N ...
The architect of Uruguay's marijuana legalization speaks out [15.12.2013] The call for drug policy reform has moved from flower-power communes into the halls of power. Starting next year Uruguayans will be able to buy marij ...
Multinational overview of cannabis production regimes [14.12.2013] The vast majority of countries are signatories to international treaties that prohibit the production, distribution and possession of cannabis for no ...
'Stop lying': Uruguay president chides UN official over marijuana law [14.12.2013] Uruguay’s president has accused the head of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, of lying and double standards, after ...
Uruguay's Prez rips into UN official over marijuana law: 'Stop lying' [12.12.2013] Uruguay's President Mujica shot back at the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. agency, for saying that his administration ...
Weed all about it [12.12.2013] “A critical turning point in the failed war against drugs,” is the verdict of Martin Jelsma of the Drugs and Democracy Programme at the Transnational ...
Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis [11.12.2013] The response of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board to Uruguay's new drug regime has been to incant futile bromides. According to its chie ...
Finally, a nation legalizes pot [11.12.2013] In a closely watched vote, Uruguayan lawmakers approved a proposal to make recreational marijuana legal for adults and to regulate its production, di ...
Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise marijuana trade [10.12.2013] Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana. After nearly 12 hours of debate, senators gav ...
Uruguay legalizes pot, recasting drug war [10.12.2013] The Uruguay Senate approved a bill to legalize marijuana and put its trade into state hands, in what many experts said marks a new model for the war ...
Infographic: How will Uruguay's regulation of cannabis work? [10.12.2013] On December 10, 2013, the General Assembly of Uruguay approved a law that made the country the first one in the world to fully regulate the cultivati ...
Infographic: Why is Uruguay regulating; not criminalising cannabis? [10.12.2013] "The approval of regulation under state control in Uruguay marks a tipping point in the failed war against drugs. The trend is becoming irreversible: ...
Uruguay’s pioneering cannabis regulation marks the tipping point in the failed war on drugs [10.12.2013] Uruguay’s senate voted today (10 December) to approve the world’s first national legal framework regulating the cultivation, trade and consumption of ...
Uruguay establishes the basis for a new paradigm in drug policy [10.12.2013] The signatory organisations below wish to congratulate the Uruguayan Deputies and Senators that have voted in favour of the law regulating marijuana, ...
‘Het Nederlandse systeem heeft gaten’ [09.12.2013] Interview Sebastián Sabini: "Het gaat ons om een totaalaanpak. Legalisering moet samengaan met preventie, met voorlichting en een sterke naleving van ...
Uruguay's likely cannabis law could set tone for war on drugs in Latin America [18.11.2013] The marijuana regulation bill, which has been passed by the lower house of the Uruguayan parliament, will allow registered users to buy up to 40g a m ...
Uruguaian law proposal to regulate the cannabis market [13.11.2013]
Growers celebrate as Uruguay prepares to legalize marijuana cultivation, distribution [24.10.2013] Pot connoisseurs of the world take note: Uruguay is about to go where no country has gone before by legalizing the cultivation and distribution of ma ...
Uruguay official: Legal pot for $1 per gram [20.10.2013] Uruguay’s drug czar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 per gram to combat drug-trafficking, according to a local newspaper. The pl ...
Uruguay Marijuana Polls Good News for Regional Proponents [12.09.2013] While public opinion remains largely opposed to marijuana regulation in Uruguay, a new poll shows support for the bill is growing, especially among l ...
Mexico and marijuana: A leaf out of Uruguay's book? [12.08.2013] Ten days ago, the lower house of Uruguay's parliament passed a law legalising marijuana, reflecting a growing sentiment in Latin America that the cur ...
Uruguay moves one step closer to becoming first country to legally regulate marijuana [08.08.2013] On Wednesday 31st July 2013, the Uruguayan House of Representatives approved a marijuana regulation bill, bringing it one step closer to becoming the ...
Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2013 Maldonado (Uruguay) [06.08.2013] The ninth Latin America informal drug policy dialogue was devoted to "dilemmas in regulation of the cannabis market." The two-day dialogues were stru ...
Guatemalan president applauds Uruguayan pot legalization vote [05.08.2013] Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina has called last week’s approval by Uruguayan lawmakers in the lower house of the legalization of recreational ...
Ganja legalisation gaining traction [05.08.2013] The world is watching, with keen eyes, as legislators in Montevideo inch ever so close to making Uruguay the first country ever to legalise the produ ...
The experiment [05.08.2013] After more than a year’s public deliberation and a 14-hour parliamentary debate, on July 31st Uruguay took a big step to becoming the first country i ...
Uruguay steps forward with Marijuana legalisation vote [03.08.2013] The bill will now be taken up in Uruguay’s Senate—where the governing Frente Amplio coalition also holds a majority—and could soon arrive on the desk ...
Uruguay's Marijuana Regulation Bill Passes in Lower House [03.08.2013] The week got off to an ominous start on Monday with the release of a survey by Cifra, Uruguay's leading pollster, showing that around two-thirds of t ...
Uruguay poised to legalize marijuana: Is this the right way forward? [01.08.2013] Uruguay is poised to become the first nation in the world to create a legal, regulated marijuana market. .. but is this the right way forward? Martin ...
What Legalizing Pot In Uruguay Means For the World [01.08.2013] Late Wednesday night, following months of intensive debate and negotiation, the Uruguayan House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize marijuan ...
Uruguay votes to create world's first national legal marijuana market [01.08.2013] Uruguay's unprecedented plan to create a legal marijuana market has taken its critical first step in the lower house of Congress. All 50 members of t ...
Global trendsetter? Uruguay moves to legalize marijuana [31.07.2013] Uruguay has effectively sealed the passage of a groundbreaking marijuana legalization bill that puts production, distribution, and sale of the drug i ...
Legalization of marijuana seeks to protect teens and minor addicts from addiction - expert [31.07.2013] Uruguay's House of Representatives has passed a bill to legalize marijuana by 50 of the 96 MPs following 13 hours of tough debates. Now the bill is t ...
Nederland wietland ingehaald door Uruguay [31.07.2013] Wij hebben het er al jaren over, Uruguay doet 't gewoon: wiet wordt er legaal. Niet alleen de verkoop, ook de productie. Daarmee is Uruguay het eerst ...
Uruguay's marijuana bill faces olitical, economic obstacles [24.07.2013] Uruguay is pushing to legalize marijuana. If Uruguay's proposal to regulate the production, sale and distribution of marijuana is properly implemente ...
Models for the legal supply of cannabis [27.05.2013] Three United Nations Conventions provide the international legal framework on drug control, instructing countries to limit drug supply and use to med ...
Cannabis to substitute crack [22.04.2013] The mayor of Bogota has recently proposed a pilot scheme with crack cocaine addicts to explore the substitution of crack made of cocaine base paste ( ...
Cannabis and the 1961 Convention [12.03.2013] Over the past years, there have been some soft and hard defections on cannabis control. It is now time to discuss alternatives that are based on fact ...
Uruguay postpones vote on 'state as dealer' approach to drug regulation - but not for long? [23.12.2012] Uruguay has been on the vanguard of drug policy reform in the Americas, proposing a state regulatory market for the cultivation and consumption of ma ...
Uruguay government aide defends marijuana plan [22.11.2012] Juan Vaz, an Uruguayan activist and government aide who has been jailed for growing marijuana in his home, says it's time to end a contradiction that ...
Latin America looks to Europe for drug fighting models [17.11.2012] Latin American countries are turning to Europe for lessons on fighting drugs after souring on the prohibition-style approach of the violent and costl ...
Uruguay lawmakers consider legalization of marijuana with goal of outselling pot dealers [15.11.2012] Uruguay came one step closer to turning the government into the country’s leading pot dealer, as lawmakers formally introduced to Congress a framewor ...
The will of the voters [12.11.2012] Now that the voters in Colorado and Washington have approved marijuana legalization initiatives, attention has turned quickly to questions surroundin ...
Uruguay plans to legalise marijuana under state monopoly [23.10.2012] The president of Uruguay, José Mujica, has announced plans to legalise the production and sale of marijuana under a state monopoly, triggering a live ...
The relaxation of cannabis laws shows the failure of the war on drugs [21.09.2012] When the Uruguayan president José Mujica was asked about his proposal to make a historic break with global prohibition and put in place a legal, stat ...
Uruguay takes 'war on drugs' in new direction: The state as dealer [18.09.2012] Uruguay has long been at the vanguard of social reform in Latin America. Today, it is on the verge of passing into law one of its most radical ideas ...
Uruguay's Government Eyes Legalized Marijuana [12.09.2012] Leaders in Mexico, Colombia, and other Latin American nations wracked by cartel violence are calling for a new approach in the U.S.-led war on drugs. ...
Uruguay’s plan to sell pot may not be that crazy [17.08.2012] Judging from what Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica told me in an extended interview last week, there is a real possibility that people in his country ...
Uruguay ponders making government legal pot dealer [09.08.2012] A plan by Uruguay's leaders to turn the government into the nation's marijuana dealer has been presented to Congress, where the idea faces an uncerta ...
Officials in Uruguay and Chile Submit Marijuana Legalization Bills [09.08.2012] While the Uruguayan president has endorsed a bill which would create a legal, state-run marijuana industry, congressmen in Chile are pushing a bill t ...
South America Sees Drug Path to Legalization [28.07.2012] Uruguay’s famously rebellious president first called for "regulated and controlled legalization of marijuana" in a security plan unveiled last month. ...
Cannabis regulation in Uruguay: "Someone has to be first ..." [17.07.2012] Uruguay may be poised to become the first country to opt for a state controlled and legally regulated cannabis market for medical as well as recreati ...
Uruguayan drug legalisation: Thinking the unthinkable [29.06.2012] Latin American leaders have begun to rebel against rigid drug prohibition and the decades-long "war" on drugs. So when Uruguay’s government this mont ...
Uruguay’s Plan to Legalize Marijuana Sales [26.06.2012] Uruguay's proposal to legalize marijuana sales – and make its government the sole seller – reflects a growing worldwide urge to find new and less vio ...
Uruguay says pot law won't make it a drug haven [23.06.2012] Uruguay's government plans to start growing marijuana soon after a law legalizing sales of the drug passes Congress, but a ban on selling to foreigne ...
Uruguayan government announces unprecedented plan for legal, regulated arijuana markets [21.06.2012] In the latest challenge from Latin America to drug war orthodoxy, on June 20, 2012, the Uruguayan government unveiled a proposal that, if adopted by ...
Uruguay Considers Selling Marijuana [21.06.2012] Uruguay is showing a novel approach to Latin America's growing fatigue with the war on drugs with a new proposal: normalize marijuana use and hand ov ...
Uruguay mulls government marijuana sales [21.06.2012] Uruguay is planning a novel approach to fighting its rising crime: having its government sell marijuana to take drug profits out of the hands of deal ...

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