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«D’immenses» réseaux de trafic de fentanyl démantelés

Source : http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/justice-et-affaires-criminelles/affaires-criminelles/201702/23/01-5072380-dimmenses-reseaux-de-trafic-de-fentanyl-demanteles.php « D’immenses » réseaux criminels de trafic d’armes et de drogues liés aux Hells Angels de l’Ontario ont été démantelés ce matin dans le cadre d’une enquête majeure de 18 mois en Ontario, au Québec et aux États-Unis. Dix-huit suspects ont été arrêtés, dont un Montréalais, dans cet important coup ...

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British Medical Journal calls for legalisation of drugs

Source : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/war-on-drugs-british-medical-journal-heroin-cannabis-cocaine-a7417171.html The British Medical Journal has called for the legalisation of illicit drugs for the first time. Prohibition laws have failed to curb either supply or demand, reduce addiction, cut violence or reduce profits for organised crime, the journal argued, saying the so-called ‘War on Drugs’ had been ...

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Obama: Federal Prohibition Not ‘Tenable’ After State Marijuana Votes

Source : http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2016/11/obama-federal-prohibition-not-tenable-after-state-marijuana-votes/ President Obama says that federal laws banning marijuana will likely have to change if new states vote to legalize the drug on Tuesday. “The good news is is that after this referenda, to some degree it’s gonna call the question, because if in fact it passed in ...

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Californians vote to legalize recreational use of marijuana in the state

Source : http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-election-day-2016-proposition-64-marijuana-1478281845-htmlstory.html Voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 64, making California the most populous state in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The approval of the ballot measure creates the largest market for marijuana products in the U.S. It comes six years after California voters narrowly rejected a ...

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UK government finally concedes cannabis has a medicinal effect

Source : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cannabis-legality-uk-government-finally-admits-marijuana-has-a-medicinal-effect-a7355941.html The government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has found that Cannabidiol (CBD) has a “restoring, correcting or modifying” effect on “physiological functions” when administered to humans, in a potential milestone in the campaign to legalise cannabis and bring about evidence-based laws regarding drugs. The review ...

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Marijuana legalization is leading in every state where it’s on the ballot this November

Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/05/marijuana-legalization-is-leading-in-every-state-where-its-on-the-ballot-this-november/ Marijuana advocates are heading into the final weeks of the 2016 campaign with the wind at their backs as the latest polling shows legalization measures currently favored by voters in all five states where they’re on the ballot. This is something of a reversal from just a ...

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