Will Legalizing Marijuana in Uruguay Trigger a Global Revolution? Updated 03/05/2014, 11:06AM Uruguay is poised to legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday, an experiment that will force the United States to reevaluate its own international drug policies. The Uruguayan government will oversee the cultivation and distribution of pot, and residents will be able to purchase up to 1.4 ounces of marijuana each month. Along with Uruguay, other nations are considering marijuana law reforms. Last month, Jamaica’s Parliament endorsed decriminalizing pot, and lawmakers in Morocco are drafting a plan to legalize marijuana cultivation. Are these signs that the United States is de-escalating the global war on drugs? When it comes to marijuana, yes. Don’t expect overt policy change from federal agencies yet. “The U.S. is going to be in a weak position to pressure other countries,” said John Walsh, a drug-policy expert with the Washington Office on Latin America. So the legalization programs in Colorado and Washington aren’t just breaking federal law. The U.N.
Weird Utah Get Ye to an Abandoned Nunnery! In the early 1920’s, the Catholic Church owned a retreat known as Saint Anne’s in Logan Canyon, Utah. The remnants of this place still stand today, and it is one of the most chilling places I have ever visited. This retreat was not for rest or relaxation. Well one nun decided that she wanted to keep her baby. She took off and soon lost the head nun. Immediately, she started to go into a breakdown. Life went on at the nunnery and no one spoke of the tragedy. Ghosts Still Guard the Abandoned Convent at Night There is an old nunnery about three miles up in Logan Canyon. The story goes that a nun tried to escape with her baby late one night. The nun then killed herself in the pool. Weird Utah National Cannabis Coalition
Meet The Group Of Cops That Are Fighting For Marijuana Legalization Surprisingly, there are actually a number of police officers in the US who are working to end prohibition because they have recognized that it does not work and that it causes numerous other problems in society, namely crime and gang violence. One of the leading groups of law enforcers working to end the drug war is LEAP or Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. According to their official website, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is an international 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization of criminal justice professionals who bear personal witness to the wasteful futility and harms of our current drug policies. However, there are obviously many police who see financial benefits from the war on drugs, and many more who have refused to look past the propaganda, so this group is incredibly controversial in police departments. A recent report in Florida showed the divide among many in law enforcement on the issue of marijuana. “Sixty-thousand people get arrested every year for marijuana possession.
Global Exchange | L'Uruguay va vendre un cannabis légal à 0,75€ le gramme pour lutter contre le trafic de drogue Les autorités de l’Uruguay veulent mettre en place une nouvelle stratégie pour combattre les trafiquants de drogue. Si le Sénat valide leur proposition, l’État pourrait autoriser dès 2014 la vente du cannabis à 0,75 euro le gramme. Le texte proposé par le gouvernement prévoit trois moyens encadrés de se procurer le produit. L’autoculture d’abord avec six plants maximum par consommateur, la culture dans les clubs de membres avec un maximum de 45 personnes pour 99 plants et enfin la vente en pharmacie pour 40 grammes maximum chaque mois. Les parlementaires ont déjà approuvé le projet de loi le 31 juillet dernier. Luis Gallo, un sénateur de la majorité a indiqué que le projet de loi pourrait être approuvé dans les prochains jours, le vote devant intervenir début novembre. Cette loi pourrait rapporter entre 30 et 40 millions de dollars par an à ce petit pays d’Amérique du Sud. Source : AFP
UFO sightings reveal more strange metal boxes along coastal beaches As of late afternoon Feb. 8, Bill Hanshumaker, a public marine specialist and (Ph.D) doctor of marine science at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in nearby Newport, told Huliq in an interview that, “I don’t know what they are.” In turn, Doctor Hanshumaker said he’s advised “surf monitoring” about these strange metal boxes that suddenly appeared along local beaches Feb. 6, and now seem to be multiplying like Star Trek “Tribbles.” The photograph that accompanies this report – taken during the afternoon of Feb. 8 near Bray’s Point -- of yet another strange metal box stuck in the surf up is one of a possible group of a dozen or more that have been sited up and down West Coast beaches. UFO history filled with “mystery boxes” In turn, the metal boxes along Oregon, Washington State and Northern California beaches are now being photographed, documented and examined by local experts. Science is slow in reacting to UFO related objects Bray’s Point monitored by the Hatfield What’s real about UFOs?
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Rick Simpson's Hemp-Oil Medicine From the time he was 12 years old, Rick Simpson just wanted a job so he could make some money. He was smart enough to get by in school without having to open a book, so education wasn’t something he took very seriously. After getting in trouble for supplying his ninth-grade teacher with a case of beer as a Christmas present, he dropped out rather than face the consequences from school administrators. At age 16, he went to work in the steel mills in Ontario, Canada. “They found a little bump on his rib cage and cut him open,” Simpson says. Two years after his cousin died, Simpson was listening to his car radio when he heard the results of a medical study at the University of Virginia claiming that THC reduced brain tumors in mice. It was no joke. Fast-forward to December 1997: Simpson had been working at the hospital for 25 years and was covering asbestos on the boiler pipes with duct tape. “Luckily for me, the boilers were shut off, or I would have been burnt to nothing,” he says.
Fuerzas Unidas por Nuestros Desaparecidos en Coahuila Uruguay’s president nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for legalizing marijuana Published time: February 06, 2014 09:18 Edited time: February 07, 2014 12:49 Jose Mujica (AFP Photo / Miguel Rojo) The president of Uruguay has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. According to his advocates, José “Pepe” Mujica's much talked-about marijuana legalization is in fact "a tool for peace and understanding." For the second year in a row, the Drugs Peace Institute, which has supported Mujica’s marijuana legalization drive since 2012, insisting that the consumption of marijuana should be protected as a human right, has endorsed his candidacy, along with members of Mujica's leftwing political party the Frente Amplio, the PlantaTuPlanta (Collective of Uruguayan growers) and the Latin American Coalition of Cannabis Activists (CLAC). Despite an avalanche of global criticism, in late December Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize the production and sale of the popular herbal drug. AFP Photo / Desiree Martin