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Mexico: Congress to Hold Hearings on Marijuana Consumption and Legalization

(Feb. 3, 2016) The President of Mexico’s Permanent Commission of the Federal Congress, Jesús Zambrano, announced in late December 2015 that the two chambers of the Federal Congress would hold public hearings on the consumption of marijuana and related legal issues, including legalization, between January 25 and February 17, 2016. Both chambers agreed on November […]

Estonia: Smoking or Taking Drugs During Pregnancy May Be Criminalized

(Sept. 20, 2013) Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children’s health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, 2013)), the Estonian Ministry of Justice proposed a bill amending the Penal Code of Estonia to make it illegal for pregnant […]

European Union;Russia: Agreement on Illicit Drugs Signed

(June 7, 2013) On June 4, 2013, during a summit meeting between the European Union and Russia, representatives of the two sides signed a new agreement on the control of drug precursors. (Press Release, European Commission, Fight Against Illicit Drugs: EU Signs New Agreement with Russia (June 4, 2013), RAPID.) The European Commission statement describes […]