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Uruguay to limit cannabis purchases to 10 grams a week
In an attempt to thwart illegal resales, Uruguay is limiting licensed buyers of marijuana to 10 grams a week, as the South American country attempts to write its rules for its legal market in the drug, now two weeks overdue.

24.04.2014 17:43

Jail-breaking point: Overcrowded prisons strike White House clemency chord
The enormous outlay for overcrowded US federal prisons is forcing the White House to consider clemency and entreat non-violent, low-level felons serving terms for drug-related crimes to apply for early release.

24.04.2014 05:01

Oklahoma inmates win stay of execution after appealing untested lethal drugs
The judges of the Oklahoma Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision late Monday to grant stays of executions sought by attorneys representing two inmates scheduled to be executed this month with an untested drug cocktail.

22.04.2014 16:21

Vote to legalize marijuana pushed back in Alaska
Citizens in Alaska are going to have to wait a little longer than previously expected before they can vote on a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use, according to a new report by Reuters.

22.04.2014 16:18

Puerto Rico considers legalizing marijuana and prostitution to jumpstart economy
​After suffering eight years of recession, Puerto Rico is contemplating more than a hundred different proposals intended to jumpstart its sagging economy – including legal prostitution and marijuana use.

21.04.2014 18:53

4:20pm sharp: Thousands rally across Canada to legalize cannabis
Thousands of people have flooded the streets of Canadian cities in a protest calling for the legalization of marijuana. The rally has been inspired by government promises as well as the easing of cannabis policy in Uruguay and some US states.

21.04.2014 04:48

Illinois drops plans to ban medical marijuana patients from owning guns
Officials in Illinois have agreed to shoot down part of a proposed bill that would have prevented medicinal marijuana users from legally owning guns.

18.04.2014 17:11

Imitation Google provides guns, drugs instead of usual search results
Contract killers and illegal drug enthusiasts still upset over the Silk Road’s downfall can dry their tears now that a new online black market known as Grams has debuted with the promise of acting as a new, more secure anonymous internet bazaar.

17.04.2014 23:14

Last words of executed Texan: 'It does kind of burn'
Texas executed its seventh inmate this year on Wednesday, after the prisoner’s attorneys failed to convince the Supreme Court he was mentally ill and should not be killed.

17.04.2014 18:37

Bitcoin for bud: Weed vending machines in Colorado will accept cryptocurrency
Bitcoin might still be a confusing concept for many people, but in the state of Colorado it is expected to actually soon make something a whole lot easier: buying weed.

17.04.2014 16:36

Colorado presents marijuana vending machine
Marijuana legalization in Colorado has already sparked innovation in the state – pot tours, anyone? – and now one company has even created a vending machine capable of dispensing the drug to legally verified users.

15.04.2014 16:21

​Drug users moving to buy narcotics online, says Global Drugs Survey
More drug users tend to buy both legal and illegal drugs over the Internet, including cannabis, LSD and MDMA, with US and Brazil topping the list of cannabis use, a new report by the Global Drugs Survey says.

14.04.2014 04:45

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