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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

Zach Dyer - 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’

Zach Dyer - 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

Zach Dyer - 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…

US ambassador to Costa Rica talks marijuana legalization, trade
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US ambassador to Costa Rica talks marijuana legalization, trade

Zach Dyer - July 13, 2015

It took exactly one year between the day U.S. Ambassador Stafford Fitzgerald Haney was nominated in July, 2014 and the day he presented his credentials to Costa Rican…

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

Zach Dyer - 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

Zach Dyer - 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…

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