Canada faces one last hurdle to becoming the first G7 nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
A Montana judge permanently has banned enforcement of key provisions of the state’s medical marijuana law.
A bill approved by the California state senate on Monday would further restrict the state’s medical marijuana industry by requiring the end of all for-profit sales of the drug to licensed patients and caregivers.
In the 25 years from 1986 to 2010, police and sheriffs’ departments in Colorado made 210,000 arrests for the crime of possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a report released today by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project.
The worldwide illegal drugs trade is now worth an estimated £200 billion (~ $321 billion US) – bigger than the entire output of Denmark and Portugal.