Timeline - the road to worldwide Cannabis legalisation & acceptance

By Joe-(5-HTP) · Aug 30, 2013 · ·
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    Timeline - the road to worldwide Cannabis legalisation & acceptance

    1936 - reefer madness film released.

    1969 - Gallup poll - 16% of Americans supported legalization

    1972 - Nixon announces "War on Drugs"

    1982 - "Just say no" campaign launched

    1988 - UN convention makes it mandatory for signatory countries to establish drug production and sale as criminal offenses.

    1996 - California passes initiative allowing medical cannabis use

    2001 - July - Portugal turns possession from a criminal charge to an administrative charge.

    2006 - Philippines no longer has the death penalty for trafficking drugs

    2007 - David Nutt publishes controversial study in The Lancet which ranked Alcohol as more dangerous than Cannabis

    2008 - February - Honduras President Manuel Zelaya calls on USA to legalise drugs to prevent violence.

    2009 - "nice people take drugs" campaign launched

    2009 - April - Drug Decriminalization in Portugal: Lessons for Creating Fair and Successful Drug Policies published by Glenn Greenwald

    2009 - August - Argentina rules it unconstitutional to punish people for cannabis possession.

    2009 - August - Mexico decriminalizes possession.

    2009 - December - Czech Republic decriminalises possession

    2010 - October, Actor Zach Galifianakis appears to smoke cannabis on US national television as a statement in favor of legalisation

    2011 - June - Jimmy Carter: "excessive punishment" has "destroyed the lives of millions of young people and their families"; drug policy, he said, should be "more humane and more effective".

    2011- June - Global commission on Drug Policy report: "The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world"

    2012 - May - US Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske says War on Drugs "not successful"

    2012 - September - Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, endorsed by former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, advocates drug legalisation to the UN General Assembly.

    2012 - November - Residents of States Washington and Colorado vote to legalize recreational use of cannabis

    2012 - December - Sir Richard Branson urges world leaders to decriminalise all drugs.

    2013 - April - Pew Poll, 52% of Americans support legalisation, 45% oppose.

    2013 - June - David Nutt: Drug laws amount to scientific censorship

    2013 -July - Uruguay approves not just legalization but government regulation and sale of cannabis.

    2013 - August - USA Attorney General Eric Holder says Department Of Justice will let Washington and Colorado laws go into affect.

    2013 - November - USA - City of Portland votes to legalise cannabis for recreational use

    2014 - January - U.S. treasury and law enforcement agencies will soon issue regulations opening banking services to state-sanctioned marijuana businesses even though cannabis remains classified an illegal narcotic under federal law.

    2014 - February - United States President Barack Obama says Cannabis less dangerous than Alcohol

    2014 - December - United States President Barack Obama signs Federal spending bill protecting state sanctioned medical Marijuana

    2014 - December - Alaska becomes fourth state to legalize Recreational Marijuana

    2016 - March - Liberal Democrat party in the UK advocates legalization of cannabis

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  1. Pharmac0therapy
    Beautifully constructed timeline. I love how it builds up an invigorating projection of what the near future will hold. Thank god the insanity of cannabis prohibition is being realized by the masses.

    Thanks for the post! :thumbsup:

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