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Court rules Canadians can grow their own medical pot
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Court rules Canadians can grow their own medical pot

AFP - February 24, 2016

MONTREAL, Canada – A Canadian court Wednesday struck down federal rules governing the growing and distribution of medical marijuana, ruling that Canadians have a constitutional right to grow it for…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Uruguay’s ‘Pepe’ Mujica: Regulating marijuana ‘robs narcos of the market’
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Uruguay’s ‘Pepe’ Mujica: Regulating marijuana ‘robs narcos of the market’

The Tico Times - August 20, 2015

Uruguay’s ex-President José “Pepe” Mujica trumpeted the legalization of recreational marijuana in his home country in comments he made at Casa Presidencial Wednesday. But he stopped short of…

Medical pot, gay civil unions and IVF among Costa Rica president’s priorities for upcoming legislative session
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Medical pot, gay civil unions and IVF among Costa Rica president’s priorities for upcoming legislative session

The Tico Times - July 29, 2015

In vitro fertilization, same-sex civil unions, medical marijuana and new taxes are among Casa Presidencial’s upcoming priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Casa Presidencial presented its list…