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Marijuana Decriminalized in Switzerland

Marijuana Decriminalized in Switzerland

Low level marijuana possession is decriminalized in Switzerland, as of October 1st.  Now, any over age 18 caught with 10 grams or less of marijuana will only be punished...
Canada Begins Medical Marijuana Overhaul

Canada Begins Medical Marijuana Overhaul

On Tuesday, Canada kicked off its medical marijuana initiative, which the government hopes will bring in $1.3 billion annually.  The new system, Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, will “provide...
Morocco Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana Cultivation

Morocco Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana Cultivation

Lawmakers in Morocco’s Parliament are considering draft legislation that would legalize the cultivation of marijuana.  Currently, it is illegal to grow and sell marijuana in the North African country,...
Uruguay House Votes to Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay House Votes to Legalize Marijuana

Late Wednesday night, Uruguay’s lower House voted to approve a bill that will legalize recreational marijuana in the South American country.  Lawmakers approved the bill with a vote of...
Activist Group Planting Marijuana in Germany’s Public Parks

Activist Group Planting Marijuana in Germany’s Public Parks

In the German city of Gottingen, a group of marijuana activists is protesting against the nation’s “demonization” of pot by sowing several pounds of marijuana seeds throughout the city’s...
Dutch Coffee Shop Owners Fight to Sell Marijuana to Foreigners

Dutch Coffee Shop Owners Fight to Sell Marijuana to Foreigners

On Wednesday, staff and owners of three coffee shops in the southern Netherlands were put on trial for selling marijuana to foreigners, an act which is now illegal thanks...
Former Microsoft Manager Proposes National Marijuana Brand

Former Microsoft Manager Proposes National Marijuana Brand

Former Microsoft manager Jamen Shively will hold a news conference on Thursday with former Mexican President Vincente Fox to propose a national brand of marijuana for the US as...
Number of Doctors Prescribing Medical Marijuana in Israel to Double

Number of Doctors Prescribing Medical Marijuana in Israel to Double

On Monday, the Knesset Labor, Social Welfare, and Health Committee announced that the number of Israeli physicians allowed to prescribe medical marijuana to patients will double from 9 to...
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...