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The Sober Way to Legalize Marijuana

Mary Becker, 21, of Boise, Idaho exhales after taking a hit of hash oil at during 420Fest at the Luxe Nightclub in Seattle, Washington April 20, 2013.

NEW YORK:  As a general rule, Americans don’t give much thought to Uruguay, a small South American republic with a population of 3.3 million. But Uruguay has embarked on a new experiment with marijuana legalization that merits close attention.

New York City Comptroller Releases Report Calling for Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Comptroller Liu’s report details the problems associated with marijuana arrests in New York City -- including racial disparities and the impact of saddling young people with a permanent criminal arrest record -- and the overall financial costs of marijuana prohibition.

NEW YORK: Today, New York City Comptroller John Liu announced the release of a report calling for a system to tax and regulate marijuana for adult recreational use. The report, to be released tomorrow, comes two days after Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin condemned the city’s police department’s use of stop and frisk – which has resulted Read the full article…

Reefer Madness: 11 Fun Facts About Marijuana

Fact 9: Uruguay is poised to fully legalize marijuana this fall. The radical move was undertaken to undercut the country’s powerful drug cartels.

Perhaps it’s time we all mellowed out and took a Friday Fun Facts look at marijuana. Fact 1. Marijuana is by far the most popular illegal substance in the United States. About one-third of Americans, 100 million, admit to having used marijuana at least once in their lives, and about 25 million cop to having Read the full article…

It’s time to tax and regulate marijuana sale in Ireland

Because the ‘war on drugs’ doesn’t protect the public, it it only lines the pockets of criminals. Ireland should follow Uruguay’s lead, writes Aaron McKenna.

IRELAND: BY the end of this month Uruguay will have passed and signed into law an act completely legalizing the cultivation, sale and possession of marijuana (cannabis). The move is being hailed by lawmakers and law enforcement agencies alike as a vital step in the war on organized crime that ravages so much of Latin America, Read the full article…

Latin America tries for a kinder, gentler War on Drugs

A Colombian anti-drugs police officer with 1.4 tons of cocaine. Authorities said the drug would be sent to Guatemala and belonged to the criminal gang Los Rastrojos.

The military-style offensive endorsed by the U.S. was a failure, and regional leaders have yet to agree on an alternative. But at least they’re looking for new answers CANADA: A Colombian anti-drugs police officer with 1.4 tons of cocaine. Authorities said the drug would be sent to Guatemala and belonged to the criminal gang Los Rastrojos. Read the full article…