Washington legalize marijuana for recreational purposes

Smoking marijuana in Washington, capital of the United States, is legal since Thursday, although conservatives in Congress seek to block the new regulations. From now on, Washington authorizes the possession of small amounts of cannabis but does not allow the sale or purchase of...

Chile plants marijuana for medical use

Chile initiated the cultivation of the first seeds of marijuana for medical use, officially approved in a municipal land, an unprecedented initiative in this area in Latin America. The seeding began on Wednesday October 29 with the germination of cannabis seeds that will later be...

Juan Manuel Santos supports the therapeutic use of marijuana

The therapeutic use of marijuana was supported this Thursday in Colombia by the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. During a forum on drug policy, the ColombianPpresident said that he “looks favorably upon the initiative on medical and therapeutic use of...

California made its first market of outdoor marijuana

The first outdoor market of marijuana in the U.S. culminated yesterday in Los Angeles (California), with a “big seller” and a great public acceptance, among whom were many patients, said the organizers. The event gathered about 50 growers who offered fresh produce at...

Marijuana controls for drivers in Uruguay will begin on August

To control marijuana in Uruguay, from next August, the National Road Safety Unit (Unasev for its Spanish acronym) prepares the purchase of 2,500 devices that detect if a driver used marijuana, with a procedure that takes less than 10 minutes, as explained by the director of the...
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Marijuana serves as a “bridge” to other drugs

Marijuana is a “drug bridge”, since the majority of addicts began the  addictive process testing, for fun, a joint of marijuana and a beer, thus expresses it by Dr. Fernando Valarezo Crespo, medical neuropsychiatrist and President of the Ecuadorian Association of...

Obama : “Marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol or cigarettes”

In an interview with the New Yorker magazine, published in last Sunday’s edition, U.S. President, Barack Obama, said that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol or cigarettes. “As has been well documented, I smoked marijuana when I was young and I see it as a bad habit...
Uruguay negotiates sale of marijuana with foreign entrepreneurs

Uruguay negotiates sale of marijuana with foreign entrepreneurs

Canadian businessmen contacted several Uruguayan political and social organizations to present their projects in order to buy cannabis for medicinal use, as reported bya  local media on Monday, January 6. In addition, the National Board of drugs (JND) has maintained contacts with...
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