ST. THOMAS — Legislation decriminalizing the possession of one ounce or less of cannabis in the United States Virgin Islands became law this weekend. On Friday, Senate lawmakers voted to override Gov. John P. DeJongh’s line-item veto of the decriminalization provision, which had been included in territory’s 2015 fiscal year budget. The depenalization measure eliminates […] Continue Reading

KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Jamaica’s government on Thursday announced a major rethinking of its marijuana laws, including plans to partially decriminalize small amounts of pot and to allow possession for religious, scientific and medical purposes. Justice Minister Mark Golding said the Cabinet is backing a proposal to make possession of no more than 2 ounces (57 […] Continue Reading

LAS VEGAS, NV — A campaign to legalize marijuana in Nevada is underway, as activists from the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana filed a petition Wednesday with the Nevada Secretary of State to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. If the organization is successful in collecting 101,667 signatures by November 11, the state legislature would be forced to […] Continue Reading

BALI, INDONESIA — An Australian woman convicted of smuggling marijuana into Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali walked free from nine years in jail on Monday after being given parole, the latest chapter in what has been a media sensation in Australia. Schapelle Corby’s case captured the imagination of many in Australia, where initial sympathy for […] Continue Reading

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