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The Sober Way to Legalize Marijuana

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

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

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

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

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…