The decriminalisation of cannabis has long been a controversial issue in Switzerland.
The Transnational Radical Party (TRP) and the International Antiprohibitionist League (IAL), two organizations that hare promoting a worldwide campaign to reform the three UN Conventions on Drugs to allow a legal regulation of illicit drugs have participated in the 46th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs and its Ministerial Segment with a delegation comprising Marco Cappato, MEP and Co-ordinator of the Parliamentarians for Anti-prohibitionist Action and Marco Perduca, Executive Director of the IAL. Statement issued by Cappato and Perduca on behalf of the TRP and IAL:
A Clutch of Independents, four Greens, a trio of BNP candidates, an anti-war campaigner and the man behind plans for Hull’s first cannabis cafe all feature in the election line-up.
Canadian government source says bill coming in June
The Government has promised legislation to test drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs.
ATTORNEY General A J Nicholson said yesterday that legislation is now being prepared to give effect to the recommendation of a commission, which sat two years ago, for the decriminalisation of marijuana when in private use here.
Criminal charges for possessing small amounts of pot could be put on hold in provinces across the country following court rulings in Ontario and P.E.I., says a prominent legal expert.
THE people of Madrid have rediscovered the art of protest, a practice rather neglected of late. In the eight years I’ve lived in the Spanish capital, locals have mostly preferred to go to the cinema than make political statements.
The Belgian parliament has voted to legalise the personal use of cannabis, within certain guidelines, for anyone over the age of 18.
FORMER Carlisle mayor Colin Paisley, who twice fought for the Legalise Cannabis Alliance, is quitting local politics to write his life story.
The Canadian government said on Thursday it was looking at issuing tickets to marijuana users as a way of avoiding saddling youth with criminal records. ‘’Kids are ending up with a criminal conviction,’’ Justice Minister Martin Cauchon said in a speech in Toronto.
It looks and sounds like the “zero tolerance” approach to policing that Rudolph Giuliani used with ruthless efficiency to shed New York’s reputation as America’s crime capital.
Potential Tory voters think the party is divided, old-fashioned, inefficient and sleazy, according to an internal opinion poll.
The Tories’ hopes of silencing party acrimony in the run-up to their local election campaign were dashed yesterday when the former chairman Chris Patten accused the party of drifting too far to the right and said it was “a mess”.
Just a fortnight ago, Mr Iain Duncan Smith sacked three senior Conservative Central Office apparatchiks accused of being ‘Portillistas’. The architect of the bloodletting - which turned into a bit of a cerebral haemorrhage - was reported to be Mr Paul Baverstock, newly-appointed Tory head of communications.
Most people no longer have faith in Tony Blair or his Government, according to YouGov’s latest monthly survey for The Telegraph.
It’s enough to make Harold Wilson spin in his grave. Nearly a quarter of a century after the previous Labour government was replaced, the ideas that drove the Thatcher revolution are back in vogue with New Labour.
Margaret Thatcher’s fondness for a fortifying glass of whisky is well known. But her former personal assistant has now claimed that at times of crisis the former prime minister drank through the night.