Last week, Mexican Senator Roberto Gil Zuarth, introduced a bill that would legalize cannabis, both for medical and personal use. This is only the last of a few drastic changes that Mexico has undertaken in recent months surrounding its marihuana policy. In the last six months, the Supreme Court has ruled on two cases on the issue. The […]
This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Fernanda Alonso and Oscar Cabrera. Questions about this post can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether or not you agree with legalizing marijuana, it is happening. So far, at least nine countries have legalized cannabis for medical purposes. Uruguay has also made it legal for recreational use, and […]
This post was written by O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence O. Gostin and O’Neill Institute Associate, Aliza Glasner. Questions about this post can be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Yesterday, President Obama took a modest, but critical first step to strengthen America’s existing regulatory framework aimed at preventing firearm-related injuries and deaths. Speaking from […]
This post was co-authored by Ana Ayala and Chun Wu. The Chinese city of Tianjin, a port city of close to 14 million people and an important transport and manufacturing center, shook with a series of explosions in August of this year. The explosions at Ruihai International Logistics’s warehouse, which stored highly hazardous and flammable […]
As an Australian living in the US, it’s often hard for me to engage with debates on gun violence that sound exactly the same after every awful mass shooting that now seems to take place before we’ve even had time to grieve the last one. Even though I understand the history behind the 2nd Amendment, […]
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