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Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws
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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…

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

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…

Mexico’s top court opens door to recreational pot use
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Mexico’s top court opens door to recreational pot use

Yemeli Ortega | AFP - November 4, 2015

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Supreme Court opened the door to recreational use of marijuana in a historic ruling Wednesday, giving a group of activists permission to grow and…

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…

Uruguay plan to sell pot at pharmacies slammed
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Uruguay plan to sell pot at pharmacies slammed

AFP - October 8, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Uruguayan pharmacies on Thursday criticized the government's plan to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use in their stores. In an announcement last week, the…

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.…