Politics

What history teaches us about shaping South Africa’s new cannabis laws

A historical picture of South Africa adds to a body of evidence that shows state drug wars as ineffectual and socially devastating.

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decriminalization

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on cannabis decriminalization next week

The people have spoken. Are their elected leaders listening?

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New-Zealand

If harm reduction is the goal, cannabis prohibition in New Zealand has failed

Tens of thousands of New Zealand lives have been disproportionately damaged—not through use of the drug, but because of its criminalization

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Bill to decriminalize cannabis in U.S. comes up for vote in September

If the House of Representative passes the MORE Act, it still faces a vote in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate before it can become law

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NDP health critic Don Davies backs psychedelics research

Health Canada allows certain companies to conduct research on drugs

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psilocybin therapy exemption

Health Minister Patty Hajdu grants exemption for end-of-life psilocybin therapy

One of the terminally ill patients said that a “positive result is possible when good people show genuine compassion”.

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