For all Central American countries, the legalization of cannabis in one way or another has always been an important, if not revolutionary, moment. The entire region was the center of the cultivation and smuggling of illegal drugs, which, depending on the country, helped fund autocratic regimes backed by the U.S. government, or, conversely, the revolutionary movements that sought to overthrow them for much of the 20th century. Hopefully, however, in the 21st century, when democratically elected governments and federal courts in the region begin to legalize cannabis, the same terrible legacies will not be created, and for the same reasons. Definition: This entry contains information on the five categories of illicit drugs – narcotics, stimulants, sedatives (sedatives), hallucinogens and cannabis. These categories include many drugs that are legally manufactured and prescribed by doctors, as well as those that are manufactured illegally and sold outside of medical channels. Cannabis (Cannabis sativa) is the common hemp plant that provides hallucinogens with soothing properties and includes marijuana (pot, acapulco gold, herb, reefer), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, Marinol), hashish (hashish) and hash oil (hash oil). Coca (usually Erythroxylum coca) is a bush with leaves containing the stimulant used to make cocaine. Coca should not be confused with cocoa, which comes from cocoa seeds and is used to make chocolate, cocoa and cocoa butter. Cocaine is a stimulant extracted from the leaves of the coca bush.
Sedatives (sedatives) are drugs that reduce tension and anxiety and contain chloral hydrate, barbiturates (Amytal, Nembutal, Seconal, Phenobarbital), benzodiazepines (Librium, Valium), methaqualone (Quaalude), glutethimide (dorides) and others (equianile, placidyl, valmid). Drugs are all chemicals that cause a physical, mental, emotional or behavioral change in an individual. Drug abuse is the use of a legal or illegal chemical substance that causes a person to have physical, mental, emotional or behavioural problems. Hallucinogens are drugs that affect sensation, thinking, self-confidence and emotions. Hallucinogens include LSD (acid, micropoint), mescaline and peyote (mexc, pimples, cacti), amphetamine variants (PMA, STP, DOB), phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust, pork), phencyclidine analogues (PCE, PCPy, TCP) and others (psilocybin, psilocyn). Hashish is the resinous exudate of the cannabis or hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Heroin is a semi-synthetic derivative of morphine. Mandrax is a trade name for methaqualon, a pharmaceutical sedative.
Marijuana is the dried leaf of the cannabis or hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Methaqualon is a pharmaceutical sedative called Mandrax in Southwest Asia and Africa. Narcotics are drugs that relieve pain, often induce sleep and refer to opium, opium derivatives and synthetic substitutes. Natural narcotics include opium (Paregoric, Parepectolin), morphine (MS-Contin, Roxanol), codeine (Tylenol with codeine, empiricin with codeine, robitussin AC) and thebaine. Semi-synthetic narcotics include heroin (horse, smack) and hydromorphone (dilaudide). Synthetic narcotics include meteidine or pethidine (Demerol, Mepergan), methadone (dolophin, methadosis) and others (Darvon, Lomotil). Opium is the brown and rubbery exudate of the incised and immature seed capsule of the opium poppy. The opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) is the source of natural and semi-synthetic narcotics.
Poppy straw is all cut and dried opium poppy plant material, with the exception of seeds. Opium is extracted from poppy straw in commercial establishments that produce the drug for medical purposes. Qat (kat, khat) is a stimulant made from the buds or leaves of Catha edulis that is chewed or drunk like a tea. Quaaludes is the North American slang term for methaqualone, a pharmaceutical sedative. Stimulants are drugs that relieve mild depression, increase energy and activity, and include cocaine (coke, snow, crack), amphetamines (deoxyne, dexedrine), ephedrine, ecstasy (clarity, essence, doctor, Adam), phenylmetrazine (Preludine), methylphenidate (Ritalin) and others (Cylert, Sanorex, Tenuate). The fact that, so far, no other Central American country has legalized cannabis use through a legislative mandate is telling. Or even in June of this year, when private recreational use became legal in Mexico, albeit by court order. But it`s also undeniable that the march of cannabis reform north of the Rio Grande – both in Canada and the United States, but not yet at the federal level – has influenced the discussion. For those who remember the 1980s, the irony of the Panamanian government`s decision to legalize medical cannabis in late summer 2021 is actually rich.
This is especially true as it comes four years after the death of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. Illicit drugs: a major cocaine hub and a main money-laundering centre for drug revenues; Money laundering is particularly high in the Colon Free Zone; Offshore financial centre; negligible signs of coca cultivation; Monitoring of financial transactions is improving; Official corruption remains a big problem Where to buy marijuana: Our latest report is: “I got into a taxi on via Venetto a few weeks ago and asked the taxi driver where I could smoke something. He dropped me off at my temporary destination for an hour and when he came back, he had what I was looking for. It was good, no serious quality – you had to smoke the whole joint to get a good stone. Be discreet about where you smoke. Legislation: It`s illegal, but small amounts won`t put you in jail In fact, the decision of Panama`s democratically elected government to advance the legalization of medical cannabis is particularly important, in part because of the legacy of the war on drugs. In a way, American invasions, occupations, and “influential” countries in Central and South America, more than Vietnam, were a precursor to the recent defeat in Afghanistan. Expensive and bloody.
But of course, the link between cannabis and political affairs didn`t stop there. Sixty years later, Manuel Noriega, the American puppet in Panama, worked with Oliver North to raise funds for the fight against the Nicaraguan resistance in various extrajudicial ways, including the illegal drug trade. The Iran-Contra scandal did not bring down the Reagan administration and did not prevent Republicans from remaining in the White House in 1988. What he did, however, contributed to Noriega`s final overthrow, which ended his life in prison just four years ago. There are a few headshops, you will most likely find people smoking there or just look at the people, it is very easy to spot a smoker in Panama, they will stand out from the normal population, look at their clothes, very similar to American pot heads and if you are a tourist, they will help you.. .