Denver Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms

May 8, 2019

A referendum to make Denver the first city in America to decriminalize magic mushrooms passed by a narrow margin, with 51% of voters approving it. Activists who pushed the ballot initiative praised the psychedelic substance’s ability to alleviate depression and symptoms of PTSD. Although the initiative does not legalize the possession, sale, or production of […]

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Singapore Overhauls Penal Code, Bans ‘Revenge Porn’ and ‘Cyber-flashing’

May 8, 2019

Singapore has revised its penal code for the first time since 2007. Among the changes are prohibitions on “revenge porn”, “cyber-flashing”, marital rape, and child sex dolls as well as a move to decriminalize suicide. Most of the changes in the revised penal code focus on cracking down on anti-social and sexually perverse behavior online. […]

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Thailand Looking to Adopt Japan’s Strict Traffic Laws

May 7, 2019

Thailand’s Ministry of Transport is contemplating adopting Japan’s stringent traffic laws, in yet another effort at staving off the huge number of traffic deaths that occur in the Kingdom each year. A points system that adds up violations that could ultimately end up in a revoked driver’s license is one such option being considered. Another change […]

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New Thailand Laws Target Beggars

May 7, 2019

Thailand is strengthening its laws against panhandling in an attempt to reduce the number of beggars across the country. Primarily the law will promote a partnership between The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) and the National Office of Buddhism that will launch public campaigns urging people from giving money to street beggars as […]

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