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Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 18, 2016

Almost one in three Ticos drink alcohol at least once a month, most of them men, according to results of the latest study on the use of…

Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further
Crime
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Crime
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Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - March 24, 2016

A group of 22 medical experts convened by Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet have called this week for the decriminalization of all nonviolent drug use and…

La Tocola: the fictional character who created a media sensation
Drug Policy
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Drug Policy
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La Tocola: the fictional character who created a media sensation

The Tico Times - March 21, 2016

During the past few weeks, the fictional character of La Tocola has been generating chaos on social media and in the Costa Rican press, thanks to her…

Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust
Crime
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Crime
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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
Business
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Business
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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
Global
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Global
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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
Global
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Global
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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…