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Move to Legalise Medical Marijuana in Australian State

Move to Legalise Medical Marijuana in Australian State

Legislators are beginning the process of introducing a medical marijuana programme in Victoria, one of Australia’s most populated states. The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, has begun working alongside the Law Reform Commission to devise a bill which will be presented to the state’s Parliament in 2015. If successfully passed, the new law would allow

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The Importance of the WHO’s Call for Drug Decriminalisation

Last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) called for the decriminalisation of drug use. This is one of the most significant developments in drug policy reform, as the United Nations – the WHO’s parent organisation – was responsible for creating the international laws that form the basis of global drug prohibition. In 1961, the UN

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5 Things We Can Learn From New Zealand’s Innovative Law to Regulate New Drugs

New Zealand has seen the enactment of revolutionary policy changes to the norm of drug prohibition that no other country has experienced. While the U.S., Uruguay, and certain European states have taken recent strides in reforming marijuana policy, New Zealand focused on newer, less-known substances. In July 2013, the parliament passed the Psychoactive Substances Bill which allows for

Despite drug policy reforms, the U.S. continues to imprison almost half a million drug offenders each year

The Prohibition Post: An Introduction

Today, Thursday June 26th 2014, is the Global Day of Action against the War on Drugs. Activists, experts, politicians, and celebrities from around the world are calling for and end to prohibition; a destructive policy that costs countless lives and billions of dollars each year. Today, The Prohibition Post has been launched – to document

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