As a commission calls for global drug decriminalisation, we look at how some countries deal with the issue.
Australia – Australian lawmakers committed on Wednesday to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs.
Indonesia owes it to Australia not to execute two Australian drug offenders on death row, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ratcheting up a diplomatic war of words that is threatening to sour relations between the neighbors.
Indonesia has executed six people -- including five foreign nationals -- for drug offenses, setting off a diplomatic storm.
For more than 30 years, marijuana fans and legalization supporters have marched on the first weekend in May in support of the cause. Despite legalization having occurred in Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington, this year is no different.
An Indonesian court Tuesday sentenced a British woman to death for trying to smuggle about 10 pounds of cocaine into the resort island of Bali, the anti-death penalty group Hands off Cain reported. Lindsay Sandiford, 56, cried when she heard the sentence, but had no other comment before being led back to jail.
Australian Boy, 14, Holidaying With Parents in Bali Faces 12 Years in Brutal Jail ‘for Possession of Marijuana’
A 14-year-old boy is being held in a harsh prison cell on the holiday island of Bali for drug possession - one of the youngest foreigners to be arrested in Indonesia.
Australian Schapelle Corby, the convicted drug smuggler who says she was framed by airport workers, has had her 20-year sentence reduced according to an Indonesian prison official.
As California debates the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, and Canada's Liberals talk about decriminalization, it's easy to forget what happens to people in other countries when they get busted for pot.
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Two Canadian women are facing four years’ jail in Indonesia after being arrested while allegedly smoking a marijuana joint during their holiday, police said Thursday.