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Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust
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Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust

The Tico Times - March 4, 2016

The Costa Rica Prosecutor’s Office requested six months of preventive prison for four suspects from the U.S., Colombia and Costa Rica arrested during four raids around the San José…

Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book

The Tico Times - February 18, 2016

[caption id="attachment_88190" align="aligncenter" width="409"] (Courtesy of the author)[/caption] In 1974, a California surfer and businessman named Danny Fowlie tracked down one of the world’s greatest left surf…

Canada to reap billions in taxes from legal marijuana: study
Business
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Business
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Canada to reap billions in taxes from legal marijuana: study

AFP - January 29, 2016

MONTREAL, Canada -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise to legalize marijuana for recreational use could generate up to Can$5 billion (US$3.6 billion) in taxes for Canada's federal and provincial…

Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws
Health
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Health
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Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws

AFP - January 26, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Mexico opened on Tuesday the first of five debates that could lead to changes in the country's prohibitionist marijuana laws, as a top official acknowledged…

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…

Costa Rica’s Sloth Kong responds to #StonerSloth anti-marijuana campaign
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Costa Rica’s Sloth Kong responds to #StonerSloth anti-marijuana campaign

The Tico Times - December 20, 2015

A new ad campaign by the New South Wales government in Australia to convince teenagers not to smoke pot has gone viral globally – and that's probably…

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.
Business
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Business
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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…

Mexico’s Peña Nieto wants expert debate on marijuana legalization
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Business
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Mexico’s Peña Nieto wants expert debate on marijuana legalization

AFP - November 10, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Mexico's president indicated on Monday that his administration could drop its opposition to legalizing marijuana based on results of a debate of experts on the…