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Organization of the American States Suggests Marijuana Policy Change

Organization of the American States Suggests Marijuana Policy Change

The Organization of the American States, a group that promotes social and economic development in the Western hemisphere through cooperation of the Americas, released a report on Friday suggesting...
Medical Marijuana Sales Start in Czech Republic

Medical Marijuana Sales Start in Czech Republic

Medical marijuana officially became legal in the Czech Republic on Monday, and as of Tuesday medical marijuana is on sale in pharmacies across the country. Patients suffering from multiple...
Colombia Using Marijuana to Fight Drug Addiction

Colombia Using Marijuana to Fight Drug Addiction

In Colombia’s capital city, Bogota, researchers and lawmakers are considering a new approach to drug addiction treatment.  The city wants to initiate a pilot program that would see if...
United Nations Warns That Marijuana Legalization Violates International Law

United Nations Warns That Marijuana Legalization Violates International Law

The United Nations has issued a report warning the United States that marijuana legalization violates international law.  The International Narcotics Control Board reports an “unprecedented surge” in “legal highs”...
Medical Marijuana Legalized in Czech Republic

Medical Marijuana Legalized in Czech Republic

On Friday night, Czech President Vaclav Klaus signed legislation that allows marijuana to be used for medical purposes. To start, the country will import medical marijuana from countries like...
Medical Marijuana Coming to Czech Republic

Medical Marijuana Coming to Czech Republic

On Wednesday, lawmakers from the Czech Republic approved marijuana to be used medically by patients suffering from serious illnesses.  The bill faces one last hurdle– approval from the president....
8,000 Pounds of Marijuana Leaf Smuggled into Zimbabwe

8,000 Pounds of Marijuana Leaf Smuggled into Zimbabwe

Police in Zimbabwe say they have recovered almost 4 tons of marijuana that was being smuggled into the country in a truck from nearby Malawi. The truck was intercepted...
US Player Banned in Chinese League’s First Doping Case

US Player Banned in Chinese League’s First Doping Case

American basketball player Marcus Williams has been banned from the Chinese professional basketball league after testing positive for marijuana. Officials are calling this the league’s first doping case since...
UK Drug Policy Commission Believes Drug Money Should Go Toward War on Drug Crime

UK Drug Policy Commission Believes Drug Money Should Go Toward War on Drug Crime

Every year, millions of pounds are seized from drug dealers in the UK.  Now, campaigners are working to have that money funneled to a new system to fight drug...
Liberia Officials Try To Stop Marijuana Grows, But Cultivation Continues

Liberia Officials Try To Stop Marijuana Grows, But Cultivation Continues

Farmers in Liberia are growing marijuana to make a living, and officials are having a hard time stopping them.  The country’s weak drug laws make it difficult for officials...