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Advocate says Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill doesn’t go far enough
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Advocate says Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill doesn’t go far enough

The Tico Times - January 20, 2016

Tuesday was a big day for marijuana news in Costa Rica. Medical marijuana advocates made their case at the Legislative Assembly in San José, an Alajuela lawyer…

Colombia legalizes medical marijuana
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Colombia legalizes medical marijuana

Paula Carrillo | AFP - December 22, 2015

Updated at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree Tuesday legalizing and regulating medical marijuana, the latest softening of the…

Mexico issues first permit to grow and use marijuana
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Mexico issues first permit to grow and use marijuana

AFP - December 11, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Mexican health authorities issued Friday the first permit allowing four individuals to grow and use their own marijuana for recreational purposes, following a landmark Supreme Court…

Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot.
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Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot.

William Marsden | The Washington Post - December 6, 2015

MONTREAL – For police forces across Canada, the month of August is harvest time. Officers slip on their coveralls, grab thick gardening gloves, shoulder machetes and begin the…

Marijuana use in the US more than doubles in just 12 years
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Marijuana use in the US more than doubles in just 12 years

Elahe Izadi | The Washington Post - October 21, 2015

The number of adults using marijuana in the United States more than doubled in recent years, according to new research culling data from two massive surveys. In…

Ban on growing marijuana for personal use challenged in Costa Rica Supreme Court
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Ban on growing marijuana for personal use challenged in Costa Rica Supreme Court

The Tico Times - October 9, 2015

Marijuana advocates are watching a new case this week before Costa Rica’s Supreme Court which challenges an anti-drug law that bans growing marijuana. On Wednesday, the Constitutional Chamber…

Will Hillary Clinton smoke the peace pipe with the marijuana lobby?
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Will Hillary Clinton smoke the peace pipe with the marijuana lobby?

David Freedlander | Bloomberg News - September 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton says she has never smoked pot, not even as a bell-bottom-wearing undergraduate in the 1960s. Her husband's administration went nuclear in the War on Drugs.…

An 8-year-old’s tragic illness tests Mexico’s ban on marijuana use
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An 8-year-old’s tragic illness tests Mexico’s ban on marijuana use

Joshua Partlow | The Washington Post - August 29, 2015

MONTERREY, Mexico — They can tell the next one's coming when she begins rubbing her hands together, as if washing them. Her head slumps, and she looks…

US sheriffs are asking for armored trucks to wage war on marijuana. Yes, really.
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US sheriffs are asking for armored trucks to wage war on marijuana. Yes, really.

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - August 11, 2015

If you're going to wage war on drugs, you need to be outfitted like a warrior. That seems to be the rationale behind hundreds of U.S. police…

Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroin
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Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroin

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - August 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It's official: the U.S. government's top drug cop has acknowledged that marijuana is less dangerous than heroin. At a meeting with reporters this week…

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