||"rose from 911 to 1265. As a total percentage of people in prison, that constitutes 15% (Corda 2015)however, this could be said to have eased down given the modernity and regulation so too the lack of evidence to support these claims. In December 2013, the state became the first in the world to pass the law establishing the legitimate agenda for state regulation of cannabis for recreational use (María Fernanda Boidi 2014). Outlined in the framework that was officially releveled in May 2014, which states the following; cannabis can be obtained 3 ways; firstly, home grown plants (limited to six plants), joining a cannabis growing society through licenced membership and through pharmacies for either recreational use or unless prescribed medically, still obtainable in the medical sphere. The Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis (IRCCA) is a licensee through which cannabis can be obtained only granted to Uruguayan citizens"
||"Drug Report 2017) (Niamh Eastwood 2016). Despite the decriminalization of cannabis, law enforcement and levels of incarceration still remain relatively high in Uruguay. This understanding here is being based on the users of drugs but should be noted that petty dealers are also amongst those incarcerated and met by law enforcement. Given that decriminalization is not stopped at cannabis in Uruguay, this gives way to development, manufacturing, sale and trafficking of other drugs known to be highly illegal across boarders but worth incredible amounts and supported by a high demand. In Uruguay, no formal charges are presented immediately, rather; they’re placed in what’s known as pre-trial detention (Garibotto, History of drug legislation in Uruguay 2009) . Despite Uruguay efforts to decriminalise drugs and legalise cannabis, they still face a high level of drug related crimes. From the years 2008-2013, (based on the available data), an increase in drug related crime"
||"population aged 15-64. From their latest available survey of 2015, shows no reported deaths with regard to cannabis usage, however, cocaine and Amphetamine type stimulants are at 2 and 3(per million). Uruguay Decriminalization of drugs in Uruguay occurred in formally in 1974 and was readdressed in 1998 to address the ambiguities. These ambiguities are 1998 – “Law 17,016, which replaced several provisions of Decree-law 14,294 and incorporated five new chapters. (Garibotto, History of drug legislation in Uruguay 2009). Criminal chargers are only imposed among those who breach the prescribed governance of these substances. However, as it rests on the decision of a judge, and has to be run through a number a factors before a final ruling is made. The offender, charged on possession, sale, production, will have to prove his/her case as to why, the after the judge will determined the validity and viability of the offenders statement. (World"
||"Kilogram, Hashish Oil/Liquid, Hashish (resin) 3,516 Millilitre, Hashish Oil/Liquid, Marijuana (herb) 934,469.45 Kilogram, Marijuana (herb) 463,825 Pill, Marijuana (herb) 78,262 Pound, Marijuana (herb) 17.4 Kilogram, Medical marijuana and Marijuana (herb) 2,817 Pill. As opposed to Methamphetamine 1,490.97 Kilogram, Cocaine salts 130,559.371 Kilogram, it should be noted that the USA also suffers with a crack-cocaine problem which will be noted here as Crack 394.59 Kilogram, a huge problem especially among the white communities as mainly users and within the black communities as dealers and users. Imprisonment trends are as follows; USA-states level 16.8% (16.2m, 25.1f) – USA Federal level 49%, main offence. United States of America recorded 16.50% in 2015 and 16.20% in 2014. The point 30% increase can be a result of the shifts with regard to cannabis decriminalization that took place around these timelines, 2014-2015 in the United States, which could result in the increase of usage among the"
||"cannabis (Drug Policy Alliance 2015). This in turn has increased usage of perceived low level drugs including that of cannabis. However, based on the systems in place, the well-being of society can be regulated to great extents, reducing harm, improving healthcare and overall security among users, producers and on society as a whole. November 2014 marked 7 months in practice since cannabis decriminalization, but only just. The Poll ‘Initiative 71’ sanctioned personal ownership of cannabis. This came into effect in February of 2015. Public use still remains a criminal offence unless in permitted areas (Niamh Eastwood 2016). Between 2014 and 2015, due to the legality for cannabis possession or non-criminalization rather, arrests dropped by 98 percent (Niamh Eastwood 2016). In the United States, seizures are as follows, Cannabis oil 445.6 Kilogram, Cannabis oil 18,225 Millilitre, Cannabis plants 2,474,516 Plants, Hashish (resin) 431.88 Kilogram, Hashish (resin) 104 Pill, Hashish (resin) 233.87"
||"laws for its utilization as a calming agent. In 1996, California became the first state to approve cannabis as for its medical value. In turn this overshadowed its illegalization as an intoxicant and applied focus to its emerging role in the 20th-21st century as a medicine. A total of 23 states (World Drug Report 2017), plus Washington, DC, have passed medical marijuana laws, its being questioned whether the illegalization of cannabis is beneficial in the long run. Furthermore, in light of the racist and propagandized basis for making it illegal in the first place, and given the prevalence of cannabis seizures, incarceration in the United States among predominantly black men, its illegalization seemingly becomes obsolete in that 21st century decriminalization has grown (Niamh Eastwood 2016). In Washington D.C, a 2013 survey found that the 54% of the majority of respondents reinforced decriminalizing ownership of little measures of medications other than"
||"level, cannabis decimalization is still moving more slowly than at state level. The attempt is to eliminate penalties for ‘low ‘level’ drugs. The reduction of drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanour is a huge step in addressing the drug problem, overcrowding of prison systems, as well as reducing costs of incarceration and focusing those costs towards areas that would need it more. This was first introduced in California in 2014, with the adoption of Proposition 47 (the changing of certain low level crimes such as cannabis possession, from felonies to misdemeanours) (The Drug Policy Alliance 2015). The success it’s had through its implementation has resulted in many releases from prisons as well as a state saving on incarceration costs which was redirected towards “drug treatment, mental health and improved state security with regard to organised crime (Niamh Eastwood 2016). Cannabis in the USA, prior to 1937, enjoyed liberal"