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These 'Bitcoins For Marijuana' Try To Solve Legal Weed's Big Heist Problem

These 'Bitcoins For Marijuana' Try To Solve Legal Weed's Big Heist Problem | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
Bitcoin isn't the only digital currency changing the way we pay for things. Two new cryptocurrencies aimed at allowing people to safely buy drugs -- legal or illegal -- may provide new payment alternatives to the largely cash-only industries.
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"Digital currency has the potential to solve huge problems for marijuana businesses operating legally under state laws. Because federal law still considers marijuana illegal, traditional banks have shunned the businesses, leaving them unable to accept credit cards or open simple checking accounts. "
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Uruguay surrenders to win - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition

Uruguay surrenders to win - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
José Mujica has attempted to change the premises and conditions of the drugs wars through the legalisation of marijuana. Although even the people of Uruguay don't really back their president's initial reform, at least it's a start.
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Cracking the problem

Will legalisation win the war on drugs? Ann Widdecombe and Danny Kushlick try to smoke out a solution.
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Los “Urabeños” y el narcotráfico en Colombia: historia que se repite

Los “Urabeños” y el narcotráfico en Colombia: historia que se repite | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
A medida que cada organización criminal se expande y va adquiriendo poder, se estrella contra el Estado y acaba siendo destruida: ¿es esta la situación de los “Urabeños”?
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Michoacán esta fuera de control por presencia de Autodefensas

Michoacán esta fuera de control por presencia de Autodefensas | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
El estado de Michoacán está fuera de control. ¿Cómo se llegó a esta situación?
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CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
Court documents detail arrangement between the U.S. government and the Sinaloa cartel.
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Guatemala considers legalizing opium growing for medicinal market

Guatemala considers legalizing opium growing for medicinal market | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
Guatemalan President, Otto Perez Molina, and other government officials are considering the legalisation and the regulation of opium poppy production.
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Guatemala president to UN: Reform global drug policy | Al Jazeera America

Guatemala president to UN: Reform global drug policy | Al Jazeera America | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
Perez Molina says a new drug strategy must emerge from an inclusive global discussion
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Why ending the war on drugs will cut crime

Why ending the war on drugs will cut crime | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
Mike Barton, chief constable of Durham, says making drugs legal – but controlling supply – would stop the flow of money to crime gangs and destroy their power
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¿El Plan Colombia II?

¿El Plan Colombia II? | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
Juan Fernando Cristo propuso en Washington reorientar la cooperación económica de Estados Unidos a Colombia.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kofi Annan to Discuss Drugs at World Economic Forum Panel

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kofi Annan to Discuss Drugs at World Economic Forum Panel | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
In recent years, debate and political will for drug policy reform has gained unprecedented momentum in many parts of the world, especially Latin America and the U.S.
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Correa descarta legalizar la marihuana en Ecuador : Pais : La Hora Noticias de Ecuador, sus provincias y el mundo

Correa descarta legalizar la marihuana en Ecuador : Pais : La Hora Noticias de Ecuador, sus provincias y el mundo | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
Noticias nacionales, provincias y del mundo desde Ecuador. La información más actualizada. Lo que necesitas saber.
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Por qué el respeto a los derechos humanos exige reformas a las políticas de drogas | Human Rights Watch

Por qué el respeto a los derechos humanos exige reformas a las políticas de drogas | Human Rights Watch | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
Casi todos los países del mundo juegan un papel –ya sea como productores, consumidores o puntos de tránsito— en el multimillonario negocio del tráfico de drogas ilícitas, que abastece a más de 150 millones de personas cada año y sigue creciendo.
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Las FARC proponen regular o sustituir el cultivo de coca y marihuana

Las FARC proponen regular o sustituir el cultivo de coca y marihuana | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
Las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) han presentado este martes su propuesta para un 'Programa nacional de sustitución de los usos ilícitos de los cultivos de hoja de coca, amapola o marihuana', en el que plantean que en lugar de...
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La guerra contra las drogas en México: ¿Lecciones para El Salvador? - ElFaro.net

La guerra contra las drogas en México: ¿Lecciones para El Salvador? - ElFaro.net | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
"La insaciable demanda de drogas ilícitas de los consumidores estadounidenses es la principal variable que determina la producción y el tráfico de drogas en todo el hemisferio occidental", dicen los especialistas.
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Guatemalan leader sees paradigm shift on drug policy | Reuters

Guatemalan leader sees paradigm shift on drug policy | Reuters | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
MADRID (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Otto Perez said on Wednesday he is feeling less alone in his drive to re-think the fight against drug-trafficking than a year ago, when he shocked fellow Central...
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Freakonomics » Are We Ready to Legalize Drugs? And Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Freakonomics » Are We Ready to Legalize Drugs? And Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
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Michoacán tense after deadly clashes between Mexican troops and vigilantes

Michoacán tense after deadly clashes between Mexican troops and vigilantes | Drugs & Democracy | Scoop.it
At least two dead after attempt to disarm self-defence groups fighting Knights Templar drug cartel is met with violent resistance
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