Marijuana Legalisation

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Canada to legalize marijuana on October 17, says PM Justin Trudeau

Canadian government to announce marijuana legalization date soon

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.

US marijuana legalisation protest

US city mayors stand up for cannabis against President Trump’s crackdown

“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.

Donald Trump, Republican Party, 2018 US elections, Indian Express

US to end Obama-era policy that let legalised marijuana flourish

The new stance will let federal prosecutors, where marijuana is legal, to decide how aggressively to enforce the longstanding federal law prohibiting it

California launches first legal sale of recreational marijuana

Employees at the bureau on the holiday continued to process 1,400 pending license applications for retail sales, distribution and testing facilities.

California issues 1st licenses for legal pot market

California issues business licenses for legal pot market

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.

A look at marijuana laws in Latin America

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 […]

Uruguay becomes world’s first country to legalise marijuana trade

The bill passed the lower house of Congress in August 2013.