In the neighbouring US, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana. California, home to one in eight Americans, launched the United States’ biggest legal marijuana marketplace on Jan 1.
“Reversing course now is a misguided legal overreach and an attack on cities where legal, safe, and high(ly) regulated recreational sale and use occurs,” wrote the mayors.
The new stance will let federal prosecutors, where marijuana is legal, to decide how aggressively to enforce the longstanding federal law prohibiting it
Employees at the bureau on the holiday continued to process 1,400 pending license applications for retail sales, distribution and testing facilities.
In general, California will treat cannabis like alcohol, allowing people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce and grow six marijuana plants at home.
Here’s a look at the status of marijuana laws in some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. ARGENTINA: Personal possession of marijuana was decriminalised under a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that jail time for small amounts of drugs violates Argentina’s constitution. Although the ruling only referred to pot, in practice it extended to most […]
The bill passed the lower house of Congress in August 2013.