Global cannabis legalisation watch

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by ska invita, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    Or both.
     
  2. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Next you'll be wanting jam on it.
     
  3. TomUS

    TomUS non-resident

    Don't know how pot is classified in the UK but in America it's a "schedule 1 controlled substance"......the same as heroin. :rolleyes: As the DEA says:
    http://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ds.shtml

    The people in 4 states and DC disagree. The neanderthals are gradually losing.
     
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  4. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    Class B in the UK, along with speed & ket
    Class A is equivalent to Schedule 1, that's where heroin, cocaine & LSD are in the UK.
     
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  5. Callum91

    Callum91 Digital dystopian dweller

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  6. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    The dam is about to break innit.
     
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  7. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

    The war on drugs is as effective as the war on terror, when will they learn ?

    Anyway it's only ever been about the opium
     
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  8. Well, I'd like to not have to smoke soapbar... All I'm saying on the matter. Turkish/morroccan/Nepalese hash is gold.
     
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  9. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    From FB

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    :facepalm:
     
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  10. spliff

    spliff New Member

    I found this in the Business section on the BBC website.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30542646

    Edited to add, this is my 5000th post it seems. (Thanks FM) :)
     
  11. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    The guy who filed it is Jon Bruning, our Attorney General. To give you an idea about his character, he's famous for referring to welfare recipients as "scrabbling raccoons." They're claiming that legalization in Colorado costs the surrounding states more in enforcement costs. If you look at the 2014 stats, it shows that marijuana arrests are down by 50% in Nebraska. In other words, he's a lying sack of crap. Its costing us less.
     
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  12. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    So Washington is still legal? Cool! I live 10 miles from the border!
     
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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    lol at that police tape!
     
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  14. Kesher

    Kesher #Cookie Jar

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  15. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

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  16. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    It's been a terrible disaster. Several children and dogs have accidentally eaten cannabis food when this NEVER happened before (or at least no news agency wrote an article on it).

    We have yet to see if the terrible consequences in Portugal will be repeated: lower chronic use with slightly higher occasional use - TERRIFYING!
     
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  17. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    OMG mostly the same things which happened with alcohol at the end of Prohibition - run!
     
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  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    interesting story

    Associated Press= CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The case of an Australian father who is facing prison for allegedly giving his cancer-stricken 2-year-old daughter cannabis to relieve her pain has triggered a groundswell of momentum for a campaign to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in the country.
    The 30-year-old father, who cannot be named under Australian law, was arrested outside his daughter's hospital in Brisbane on Jan. 2 for allegedly putting cannabis oil in her food. He was charged with supplying a dangerous drug to a minor and faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
    An online petition calling on the Queensland state Premier Campbell Newman to intervene on the father's behalf had more than 155,000 supporters on Thursday.
    Sen. Richard Di Natale, health spokesman for the minor Greens Party, a leading advocate for legal medical marijuana and a former doctor, said the case is helping turn Australians against a blanket ban on marijuana.
    "I've been surprised that the issue (medical marijuana) within the Australian community is as big an issue as it clearly is," Di Natale said Thursday.
    At the father's first court appearance, a magistrate released him on bail but barred him from any contact with his daughter, who was recently diagnosed with advanced neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that is almost exclusive to babies and children.
    The court relaxed the father's bail conditions last week, allowing him to visit his daughter in the hospital under medical supervision. He is to return to court on Feb. 23. He has yet to enter a plea.
    A small crowd of medical cannabis advocates held a rally outside last week's court session. A small group of mothers of terminally ill children held a similar demonstration this week outside the state health department.
    "As a mom, all I want is quality of life for my child because the drugs have just done nothing for him," said demonstrator Rozanne Burley, whose teenage son has a form of intractable epilepsy called Dravet's syndrome.

    more http://www.theguardian.com/world/feedarticle/11749750
     
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  19. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/22/jamaica-considers-cannabis-legalisation
     
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  20. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I just hope the pendulum has enough momentum this time. It seems to. Germany is the key. If they make steps, then it must be finally happening.
     
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  21. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

  22. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Sorry, not really a reader of the thread so apologies if has been posted, but I went to a screening of this film tonight, The Culture High.. worth a watch if you want to spend the couple of quid to see it. A well made film that covers the the arguments well and a positive contribution

    From Director/Writer Brett Harvey comes “The Culture High”, a riveting story that tears into the very fibre of modern day marijuana prohibition to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and oppose the existing pot laws.

    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/culturehigh/107305488
     
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  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Aussie state gives go-ahead to medicinal cannabis trial
    http://rt.com/news/207663-australia-nsw-medical-marijuana/
     
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  24. spliff

    spliff New Member

  25. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

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  26. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    Watch the cases of schizophrenia soar.
     
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  27. spliff

    spliff New Member

    A sweet story about Uruguay's outgoing President and old cars.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31690385
    Placed in this thread because of the last paragraph.
     
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  28. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    Not really a setback, but more an indication of how legalisation can open the way to new forms of legislation and control. (Did Foucault smoke?)

    http://www.thecannabist.co/2015/03/09/aurora-considering-ban-types-private-hash-production/31320/

     
  29. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

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  30. spliff

    spliff New Member

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