Mexico issues first permit to grow and use marijuana
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Mexico issues first permit to grow and use marijuana

AFP - December 11, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Mexican health authorities issued Friday the first permit allowing four individuals to grow and use their own marijuana for recreational purposes, following a landmark Supreme Court…

Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot.
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Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot.

William Marsden | The Washington Post - December 6, 2015

MONTREAL – For police forces across Canada, the month of August is harvest time. Officers slip on their coveralls, grab thick gardening gloves, shoulder machetes and begin the…

Marijuana use in the US more than doubles in just 12 years
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Marijuana use in the US more than doubles in just 12 years

Elahe Izadi | The Washington Post - October 21, 2015

The number of adults using marijuana in the United States more than doubled in recent years, according to new research culling data from two massive surveys. In…

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…

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…

US sheriffs are asking for armored trucks to wage war on marijuana. Yes, really.
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US sheriffs are asking for armored trucks to wage war on marijuana. Yes, really.

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - August 11, 2015

If you're going to wage war on drugs, you need to be outfitted like a warrior. That seems to be the rationale behind hundreds of U.S. police…

Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroin
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Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroin

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - August 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It's official: the U.S. government's top drug cop has acknowledged that marijuana is less dangerous than heroin. At a meeting with reporters this week…

Another medical use for pot: Healing broken bones
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Another medical use for pot: Healing broken bones

Wilborn P. Nobles III | The Washington Post - July 22, 2015

There's yet another use for marijuana: It may help to heal broken bones, according to a new study. Researchers found that cannabidiol — an element of marijuana…

A huge new study finds that medical marijuana doesn’t ‘send the wrong message’ to kids
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A huge new study finds that medical marijuana doesn’t ‘send the wrong message’ to kids

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - June 17, 2015

See also: Cost of drug war in Costa Rica too high, says former police officer WASHINGTON, D.C. — Since the 1970s, advocates of an aggressive drug war have…