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US drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide

In this July 31, 2013 file photo, a man smokes a marijuana joint, while Senators debate a bill at the Senate to legalize marijuana and regulate production and distribution in Montevideo, Uruguay. From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana legalization movement has unprecedented traction, a nod to successful efforts in Colorado, Washington, and the small South American nation of Uruguay, which in Dec. 2013, became the first country to approve nationwide pot legalization. AP/Matilde Campodonico, File

In a former colonial mansion in Jamaica, politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws in the land of the late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Lawmakers mull legalizing marijuana for medical use

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Seedling marijuana plants. AP FILE PHOTO

Minority lawmakers are mulling the legalization of marijuana for medical use and decriminalizing its possession to reduce the jailbirds in the country’s packed prisons.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Protesters march for legalizing marijuana in Brazil

A demonstrator chants slogans as he holds up a potted marijuana plant during a march in favor of the legalization of marijuana in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

Pounding drums, waving banners and shouting slogans, protesters in downtown Sao Paulo called for marijuana to be legalized in Brazil.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Celebrations as US state legalizes marijuana

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In this Nov. 19, 2012 photo, seedling marijuana plants are displayed for sale for those who posses a medical marijuana card, inside a dispensary in the small Rocky Mountain town of Nederland, Colo. Colorado and Washington, which on Nov. 6, 2012 legalized the recreational use of marijuana, have a history with marijuana law reform. More than a decade ago, they were among the first to approve its medical use. AP/Brennan Linsley

Legal marijuana possession becomes a reality under Washington state law on Thursday, and some people planned to celebrate the new law by breaking it.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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