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Expert Report Recommends Decriminalizing all Drugs

OTTAWA — The personal use of illegal drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, should be decriminalized as part of a federal-provincial strategy to tackle drug abuse, a B.C.-based national coalition of drug policy experts argue.

In this Nov. 4, 2010 file photo, bales of marijuana are wheeled out at a news conference in Jonesboro,

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Obama Considers Suing States that Legalized Marijuana

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Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter-approved initiatives to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in those states, according to several people familiar with the deliberations.

Even as marijuana legalization supporters are celebrating their victories in the two states, the

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Marijuana: Poll Shows Most Canadians Support Legalization or Decriminalization

The majority of Canadians support the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana, a new poll shows.

Sixty-five per cent of Canadians over 18 support either pot legalization and taxation, or the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, according to the survey from Forum Research. Since December 2011, support for legalization has decreased from

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British Study Finds Drug Decriminalization Prudent

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A six-year study of Britain’s drug laws by leading scientists, police officers, academics and experts has concluded it is time to introduce decriminalisation.

The report by the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC), an independent advisory body, says possession of small amounts of controlled drugs should no longer be a criminal offence and concludes the move

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Allies Call for Drug Legalization

U.S. Allies Call for Drug Legalization By Chris Arsenault*

DOHA, Qatar, Apr 13, 2012 (IPS/Al Jazeera) – The Summit of the Americas, normally a subdued tri-annual gathering of regional leaders, could be more interesting than usual this year, as right-wing governments are set to clash with their U.S. allies over the war on drugs.

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