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Cannabis is medicine, experts at first regional conference on medicinal marijuana agree
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Cannabis is medicine, experts at first regional conference on medicinal marijuana agree

Gabriela Diaz - June 7, 2015

For many Costa Ricans, marijuana legalization conjures images of dreadlocked hippies lying in hammocks getting baked. This perception is precisely what CannaCosta 2015, Central America's first annual conference…

Cost of drug war in Costa Rica too high, says former police officer
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Cost of drug war in Costa Rica too high, says former police officer

The Tico Times - June 6, 2015

A former delegation chief of the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) is speaking out this weekend about what he believes are the failures of Costa Rica’s drug enforcement…

Medical marijuana proposal in Costa Rica gets Health Ministry review
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Medical marijuana proposal in Costa Rica gets Health Ministry review

The Tico Times - June 2, 2015

The Costa Rican Health Ministry outlined its expert opinion on a pending bill to legalize marijuana and hemp for medical and industrial use in Costa Rica. On…

PHOTO ESSAY: Marijuana Legalization March in Costa Rica
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PHOTO ESSAY: Marijuana Legalization March in Costa Rica

Alberto Font - May 10, 2015

Marijuana advocates marched Saturday in San José to encourage legalization of the drug for medical, industrial, alimentary and recreational purposes. About 70 people marched from San José's…

Global drug policy isn’t working. These 100-plus organizations want that to change.
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Global drug policy isn’t working. These 100-plus organizations want that to change.

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - May 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, a Brookings Institution discussion on international drug policy began with the premise that "no policy has failed as badly in the past…

Puerto Rico authorizes medical marijuana
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Puerto Rico authorizes medical marijuana

AFP - May 4, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro García Padilla has authorized the use of marijuana for medicinal use, in a surprise move after Puerto Rico's legislature…

Social Security System president denies Caja approved medicinal marijuana in Costa Rica
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Social Security System president denies Caja approved medicinal marijuana in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 21, 2015

The president of Costa Rica’s Social Security System, María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal, on Friday denied stories by several local media outlets stating that the agency's board of directors had approved the medicinal use…

Big Tobacco need not apply for work in the cannabis market
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Big Tobacco need not apply for work in the cannabis market

James McNamara - February 27, 2015

In his article entitled “Big Tobacco’s future as Big Marijuana,” Leonid Bershidsky advises investors that, “Big Tobacco is poised to dominate” the legal cannabis market, and for…

Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica
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Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 24, 2015

When you hear the phrase “cannabis advocate,” you might picture someone with wild hair and a Bob Marley T-shirt. But Gerald Murray is nothing like that. At…

Big Tobacco’s future as Big Marijuana
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Big Tobacco’s future as Big Marijuana

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg - February 22, 2015

You may like technology (who doesn't these days) or the energy sector (where would we be without it) -- but if you're making a long-term bet as…

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