‘Foursquare For Stoners’ App Connects Marijuana Smokers Worldwide

BRAZIL:  Cannabis users looking for someone to share a joint with have a new app that lets them find like-minded smokers around the world.

The creator of the “Who is Happy” app, a Brazilian epilepsy sufferer who wants the drug decriminalized, says his software is a kind of “Foursquare for stoners,” comparing it to the app that allows users to rate restaurants and other places they visit.

“The app is the first global platform of its kind allowing cannabis consumers to connect and unite to promote happiness while de-stigmatizing and hopefully decriminalizing cannabis use around the world,” Paulo Costa said.

 

Leaked Paper Reveals UN Split Over War On Drugs

NEW YORK:  Major international divisions over the global “war on drugs” have been revealed in a leaked draft of a UN document setting out the organization’s long-term strategy for combating illicit narcotics.

The draft, written in September and seen by the Observer, shows there are serious and entrenched divisions over the longstanding US-led policy promoting prohibition as an exclusive solution to the problem.

Instead, a number of countries are pushing for the “war on drugs” to be seen in a different light, which places greater emphasis on treating drug consumption as a public health problem, rather than a criminal justice matter.

It is rare for such a document to leak. Normally only the final agreed version is published once all differences between UN member states have been removed. [Read more…]