July 21, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday that will allow adults and children suffering from seizures access to medical marijuana. The bill amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act to allow children, with parental consent, to access medical marijuana for the same range of ...[read more]
June 18, 2014
by Addison Morris
Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday signed a bill allowing a non-euphoric strain of marijuana to be used for the treatment of epilepsy, cancer and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act garnered bipartisan support and was passed by the State Assembly this ...[read more]
May 18, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Minnesota lawmakers on Friday approved a bill legalizing medical marijuana in pill or liquid form for a limited number of patients who suffer from severe or fatal illnesses. The state's Senate voted 46-16 and the House voted 89-40 to approve the bill with bipartisan support. Governor Mark Dayton ...[read more]
May 3, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Authorities in Uruguay on Friday released details to explain how marijuana will be produced and legally sold in the country, following legislation proposed by President Jose Mujica. Uruguay is the first country in the world to have a system that regulates marijuana production, sale and ...[read more]
April 18, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The Supreme Court of The Netherlands on Friday banned an online group, "Martijn," that advocates for the legalization of pedophilia. The court held that the dangers of pedophilia are too great to allow the group to continue. This is because, the court reasoned, children are particularly ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The Georgia State Senate on Thursday approved a bill legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The bill carves our narrow acceptable uses and is careful to make clear it is not meant to be a step towards outright legalization. Specifically, the bill legalizes the use of cannabidoils ( ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
A group of left-wing Mexican lawmakers from the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) introduced a bill on Tuesday to legalize marijuana in an effort to curb cartel violence. Since Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels in 2008, Mexico has faced a wave of ...[read more]
February 2, 2014
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Reid Murdoch, University of Michigan Law School Class of 2016, explores the economic and political ramifications with recreational marijuana use being legalized in Colorado and Washington...The legalization of recreational cannabis by Colorado and Washington voters in ...[read more]
December 25, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has signed into law a controversial plan to oversee the production and sale of marijuana in Uruguay. The Uruguayan Senate passed the measure to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana earlier this month. The bill makes Uruguay the first country to ...[read more]
December 11, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
Uruguay's Senate on Tuesday passed a measure to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. The bill, if signed into law by President Jose Mujica, will make Uruguay the first country in the world to have a system that regulates marijuana production, sale and consumption. The bill, ...[read more]

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