On Colombia’s eastern plains, the Llanos Orientes, campesinos are starting to abandon cultivation of coca leaf for cannabis, military commanders in the region say.
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Colombia’s president has signed a decree fully legalising medical marijuana in a shift away from preventing drug crop production.
Colombia said on Friday it plans to legalize medical marijuana in a further shift in drug policy after suspending aerial fumigation of illicit crops.
Brazil will soon look into the possibility of legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from severe seizures.
In a sweeping and thoroughly researched analysis, Canadian journalist Dawn Paley debunks the alleged war on drugs south of the US border.
Good Golly, Miss Mary Jane! I've been watching marijuana legalization marches for a long time and I've never seen a crowd like this.
Rain forests around the world are rapidly disappearing due to illegal logging, the growth of palm oil plantations, the clearance for cattle ranching and other forms of commercial agriculture.
One after another, Latin American leaders rose to the podium at the last UN General Assembly to take a stand against the United States' signature security policy in the hemisphere -- the war on drugs.
For years the country was largely untouched by the brutal cartels that control the narco trade in Mexico. But an eight-year-old boy is proof those days are over
Otto Perez Molina is taking a leadership position in the fight for drug policy reform on the world scene.