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Portugal’s drug experiment leads the way for the rest of the world

Portugal’s drug experiment leads the way for the rest of the world
Portugal’s drug experiment leads the way for the rest of the world. Portugal is winning its war on drugs, leading the way for the rest of the world. Not as you would expect with harsher penalties for users, but by decriminalising cannabis and other drugs. Surprising for a country renowned for being conservative. So, what changed? After the Portuguese Colonial War (1961 to 1974) in Angola, the people of Portugal fell off the straight and narrow path. Soldiers returned home with drug addictions. And then the military staged a coup in 1974 in Lisbon to overthrow the dictatorship which ended 40...
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Canada legalises recreational cannabis

Canada legalises recreational cannabis
Canada legalises recreational cannabis Recreational cannabis has overcome its final hurdle with the Cannabis Act recently passing in the senate. Within three months, it will be legal for Canadians to use cannabis for recreational purposes. Senators passed the federal government’s bill with a vote of 53 to 29. The three-month lead time gives the police and industry time to prepare for the new laws. Senator Tony Dean sponsored the bill in the Senate and said he was happy it had passed. He said this was a historic move for Canada that ends 90 years of cannabis prohibition. He told the...
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Magic mushroom treatment for depression

Magic mushroom treatment for depression
Magic mushroom treatment for depression: To micro dose or get completely blitzed. New research shows that magic mushrooms can help people with depression where other treatments have not worked. This gives new hope to long time depression sufferers. Psilocybin is the main mind-altering substance contained in magic mushrooms. It alters your perception, changes the meaning of time, sensory perceptions and alters your moods. Magic mushroom treatment for depression This ground-breaking research questions the belief magic mushrooms negatively affect people's mental health. Previous research shows some evidence of harm from magic mushrooms. This includes negative psychological effects and even leading to...
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Cannabis convictions wiped out with code

Cannabis convictions wiped out with code
Cannabis convictions wiped out with code San Francisco coders are working with the district attorney’s office to wipe out old cannabis convictions. The DA’s office has teamed up with a non-profit organisation to identify eligible people. With cannabis legal in San Francisco for people over 21, all cannabis misdemeanours as far back as 1975 need readdressing. Code for America developed an algorithm to help identify convictions. The code searches through minor cases to identify cannabis convictions to readdress. The prosecutor reviews convictions and submits relevant paperwork to the court. District Attorney George Gascon said after their failed war on drugs...
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Changes to cannabis legislation

Changes to cannabis legislation
Changes to cannabis legislation Changes to cannabis legislation changes cannabis businesses. June has been busy for cannabis legislation in the state of California. Legislators heard cannabis bills for commercial regulation, tax revenue, enforcement, applications and licencing Let’s take a look at the Bills and how politicians voted. AB 1741 AB 1741 is an exemption for businesses from paying their monthly tax bill using electronic transfer. It is for businesses that do not earn an average of $20,000 and over and the exemption will be in place until January 1, 2022. It passed the State Assembly with a vote of 61...
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