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The Top 5 Countries with the Cheapest and Most Expensive Cannabis

Below is a list of the top 5 countries in regards to where cannabis is the cheapest and most expensive, based on the average price of a gram. The list was compiled using data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2014 World Drug Report, and from the cannabis pricing index website Price …

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Fury as Indonesia Executes Foreigners for Drug Trafficking

By Australian Associated Press Brazil and the Netherlands have recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed two of their citizens along with four other drug offenders. The other convicts to face a firing squad were from Vietnam, Malawi, Nigeria and Indonesia. The six were the first people …

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Brazil Legalizes Cannabidiol for Medical Purposes

Brazil’s government has legalized the use of the cannabis compound cannabidiol for medical purposes. The announcement was made Wednesday by officials from the nation’s Health Surveillance Agency, who say that the country now recognizes the therapeutic properties of cannabidiol, saying it’s now a “controlled” substance and no longer illegal. Those wanting to legally use cannabidiol will …

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Federal Judge In Brazil Rules Cannabis Prohibition Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Brazil has ruled that cannabis prohibition is unconstitutional, claiming it to be the result of a “backward culture and mistaken policy.” The ruling, made by Judge Ernesto Frederico Cardoso Maciel, came as the result of a case in which a man was caught carrying 46 grams of cannabis, packed into 52 …

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Brazil Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Drug War

Last week seven former ministers of justice in Brazil submitted a petition to the country’s Supreme Court declaring that criminalizing individuals for personal drug use is entirely unconstitutional. The former justices served between the years of 1995 and 2010. The Brazil Supreme Court will now begin reviewing whether or not what the former justices are …

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