In Costa Rica, Candidates Tell Pot Smokers Not To Hold Their Breath On Marijuana Legalization

COSTA RICA: It looks like there will be little momentum in Costa Rica from Uruguay’s historic legalization of marijuana last week.

Costa Rica’s two leading presidential candidates have said they do not support the full legalization of marijuana in Costa Rica. Proponents of medical marijuana, however, might glean some hope from the candidates’ responses.

Soon after Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize marijuana, and Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina celebrated the move as a beacon for future drug policy in the region, The Tico Times reached out to the three top-polling candidates for their take on the debate. [Read more…]

Villalta, Guevara Back Medical Marijuana Debate At Universidad Nacional In Heredia, Costa Rica

COSTA RICA: In a surprising turn in the presidential election campaign, both Jose Maria Villalta of the Wide Front party and Otto Guevara of the Libertarian Movement both came out in support for medical marijuana legalization in a debate at National University in Heredia. [Read more…]