The World's Most Marijuana-Friendly Countries (INFOGRAPHIC)
Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter called for the decriminalization of marijuana on Thursday, saying U.S. drug policy has “destroyed the lives of millions of young people.” While delivering a speech on inter-American relations in Washington, D.C., the 39th president cited high prison populations as a reason to make the laws against marijuana more lenient.
Members of a crowd numbering tens of thousands smoke marijuana and listen to live music, at the Denver 420 pro-marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Even before the passage in November 2012 of Colorado Amendment 64 promised the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, April 20th has for years been a celebration of marijuana counterculture, and the 2013 Denver rally draw larger crowds than previous years.(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)www.sativ...
4/17/13: No state can nullify federal marijuana ban: President Barack Obama’s drug czar toed a strict line on marijuana Wed, saying federal laws will prevail regardless of state-level efforts to legalize pot. Gil Kerlikowske said enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 — which ranks marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug alongside heroin, LSD and ecstasy — remains in the hands of the US Department of Justice. “No state, no executive can nullify a statute that has been passed by Congress”