The famous ISU lawsuit is finally over. The decision of the Iowa State University administrators to block the distribution of T-shirts with cannabis images on them turned out to be a failure. On Monday, Feb. 13, a federal appeals court supported the marijuana law reform advocacy group and claimed that Iowa State violated the First Amendment by banning the T-shirts.
The authorities of Copenhagen have been trying to legalize cannabis for years. And yet it seems like the residents of the city will have to wait a bit longer before the Danish government dares to make some changes.
Two European countries could achieve marijuana legalization next year thanks to the political support of local opposition parties. Though it is quite difficult to change cannabis laws through public activism in Germany and the Czech Republic, the efforts of Green parties may push things along.
After marijuana initiatives were approved in eight more American states, Georgia, a former Soviet republic, has begun openly demanding weed decriminalization. Georgian drug policy has not been changed since the Soviet occupation, but the recent events overseas inspired the country residents to fight for their rights.
The latest statewide survey carried out by Howey Politics Indiana on the request of WTHR has found that the overwhelming majority of Indiana voters are likely to support medical marijuana legalization.
Over the last few years, the attitude of Americans to marijuana has increasingly changed for the better due to the obvious scientific and anecdotal evidence of how cannabis is really beneficial for people.
The Australian Parliament has adopted legislation that legalizes medical marijuana countrywide. Beginning in November, Australians will get a legal right to consume cannabis for medical purposes, but weed use will be heavily controlled by the government.
Colorado is one of the pioneers in the legalization of cannabis in the USA. Although weed can be legally purchased here, pot users remain socially exiled and persecuted. The new NACCPP measure on the November ballot will be able to pull marijuana users out of the shadows.
The Netherlands is famous for its fields of tulips, delicious cheese, and wooden clogs. However, nothing is as popular as Dutch coffeeshops. Every year, millions of tourists from all over the world visit Amsterdam to see, buy, and try the famous Dutch weed.
As the support for medical marijuana is steadily growing among Americans, an increasing number of states are approving and developing their medical cannabis policies in favor of saving people's lives. The changes are so drastic that the latest actions carried out by medical marijuana defenders and legislators may lead to the end of federal medical cannabis prohibition.
While the United States has been significantly involved in the marijuana reform, there are some states that still prohibit all forms of cannabis use. Are advocates doing anything to push marijuana proposals? And when will these states join the national marijuana movement?
Although it looks like marijuana federal law will remain unchangeable in the near future, thousands of Americans will get the chance to change their local marijuana policies on the upcoming ballot in November.
As of now, the marijuana legalization movement is rather strong. Four states and the District of Columbia have already legalized recreational cannabis use; more states will be voting this fall. The notion of making marijuana legalization federal is becoming stronger with each passing day.