Greens want to legalise cannabis for all adults

The Greens will become the first party with seats in Parliament to call for full cannabis legalisation in Australia, despite criticism from the country’s top medical bodies.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the “war on drugs has failed” and called for the establishment of an Australian Cannabis Agency that would be given a monopoly over the wholesale supply of the drug to shops, while collecting millions of dollars in a tobacco-style tax from consumers. Continue reading “Greens want to legalise cannabis for all adults”

Legal cannabis sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law

Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale took full effect. Continue reading “Legal cannabis sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law”

In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer

In coming weeks, cannabis-seeking citizens in this small South American nation will be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy government-approved marijuana for the state-mandated price of $1.30 a gram. No questions asked. No doctor’s note required. Continue reading “In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer”

First Country in the World Authorizes Pharmacies to Sell Pot Over the Counter

Uruguay was the first country in the world to completely legalize weed nearly four years ago under former President José Mujica, who was in many ways the law’s architect.

Now, Uruguay will become the first country in the world to legally sell cannabis over the counter in pharmacies. Continue reading “First Country in the World Authorizes Pharmacies to Sell Pot Over the Counter”