World Wide Cannabis News
August 25, 2014 | In her latest blog post, US National Institute on Drug Abuse director Nora Volkow claims that “science should guide marijuana policy.” But if the nation’s top anti-drug doc truly believes that facts, not ideological rhetoric, ought to shape America’s drug policies, why does she feel the need to keep distorting the truth about pot?
August 20, 2014 - The dramatic uprising in Ferguson, MO following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, at the hands of a white police officer has become an international news story. As in the case of Trayvon Martin’s murder in Florida by a paranoid neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012, racism has been at the forefront of the discussion and so too inevitably has been the drug war.
The Argentina federal government, with support from President Cristina Kirchner, has begun work on two proposals aimed at legalizing the personal possession of all drugs, and to legalize the private cultivation of cannabis. The plan is to have the proposals finished, and in front of Congress, by the year’s end, according to Argentine newspaper La Nacion.
Few names are more important to the fight for legalized marijuana than Marc Emery's. As a long-time activist for looser drug policies in Canada, Emery has been fighting local policies with vigor for quite some time. Emery started out by publishing literature that discussed marijuana prohibition, effects, and legalization, and eventually moved into bold political confrontation. In 2002, he purchased a table at an event where a U.S. drug enforcement official was advocating for a "War on Drugs" style of policy for Canada. Emery spent his time at the event heckling the speaker and advocating for changes to the law.