Items tagged with US drug policy

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San Francisco to expunge thousands of marijuana convictions [26.02.2019] San Francisco officials plan to expunge more than 9,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975, the city's highest law enforcement official said. ...
Legalize pot? Amid opioid crisis, some New Hampshire leaders say no way [20.02.2019] The push to legalize recreational marijuana is sweeping the Northeast: Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine have done it, and the governors of Rhode Isla...
Popular book on marijuana's apparent dangers is pure alarmism, experts say [17.02.2019] A group of 75 scholars and medical professionals have criticised a controversial book about the purported dangers of marijuana, calling it an example...
Slowing the legal weed freight train [12.02.2019] Sabet's strategy for sabotaging legalization is to offer legislators what he calls "a true decriminalization and justice" bill, which would do away w...
Israel approves compassionate use of MDMA to treat PTSD [10.02.2019] MDMA, popularly known as ecstasy, is a drug more commonly associated with raves and nightclubs than a therapist's office. Emerging research has shown...
Safe injection site for opioid users faces Trump administration crackdown [06.02.2019] The Justice Department is suing to stop a Philadelphia group from opening what some public health experts and mayors consider the next front in fight...
Why so many Americans now support legalizing marijuana, in 4 charts [05.02.2019] American views on marijuana have shifted incredibly rapidly. Thirty years ago, marijuana legalization seemed like a lost cause. In 1988, only 24 perc...
A California conundrum: How to crack down on illicit sales without echoing the war on drugs? [04.02.2019] In October 2018, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ newly-established Cannabis Enforcement Unit teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Dep...
'Legalize marijuana without corporatized marijuana,' says New York mayor Bill de Blasio [03.02.2019] New York Mayor Bill de Blasio supports Governor Andrew Cuomo's pledge to legalize recreational marijuana, but he doesn't want the the market to be ov...
Does marijuana use really cause psychotic disorders? [20.01.2019] D oes marijuana cause psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, and do associated symptoms like paranoia lead to violent crimes? That’s what writer ...
Cannabis in Congress: Why federally legal weed could soon be a reality [14.01.2019] There is a fresh Congress in town. That means the nation’s 535 lawmakers are in the first stages of trying to get their favored pet issues on the rad...
Is Alex Berenson trolling us with his anti-weed book? [12.01.2019] There’s been a flurry of media coverage around a new book called Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. One of ...
Enjoy it while you can Cannabis Canada, your edge is already eroding [11.01.2019] A number of industry insiders who argue that the level of government control and intervention in the cannabis landscape in Canada, coupled with the s...
Now for the hard part: Getting Californians to buy legal weed [02.01.2019] A billion dollars of tax revenue, the taming of the black market, the convenience of retail cannabis stores throughout the state — these were some of...
Marijuana legalization 2019 [01.01.2019] Following a year of huge advancements in marijuana policy reform, experts predict that 2019 would be a “real game-changer” in terms of the conversati...
Cuomo to push legalizing recreational marijuana in New York by early 2019 [17.12.2018] Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he would push to legalize recreational marijuana next year, a move that could bring in more than $1.3 billion in ...
Teen marijuana use remains lower than pre-legalization levels, federally funded survey finds [17.12.2018] Fewer young people are using marijuana now as compared to 2012, when the first states moved to legalize cannabis, according to a federally funded stu...
Navigating cannabis legalization 2.0 [04.12.2018] Legalization is not a simple yes-or-no decision, and its consequences for health, public safety, and social equity will be shaped by choices about pr...
Trump says China will curtail fentanyl. The U.S. has heard that before [03.12.2018] China vows to stem the supply of the powerful opioid fentanyl flowing into the United States. It pledges to target exports of fentanyl-related substa...
How to achieve weed equality [26.11.2018] The official body that's overseen the legal cannabis regulatory process in Massachusetts has given the much anticipated "commence operations" notice....
N.J. moves a big step closer to legalizing marijuana [26.11.2018] A bill to legalize recreational marijuana was voted out of a joint committee in the New Jersey legislature marking a giant step towards making the ca...
Marijuana is getting cheaper. For Colorado and some states, that’s a problem [21.11.2018] Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was...
Local officials from across US call for federal marijuana rescheduling [13.11.2018] The National League of Cities (NLC), representing over 19,000 cities, towns and villages across the United States is calling on the federal governmen...
McGovern: I’ll let House debate marijuana reform [09.11.2018] For years, the US House’s powerful Rules Committee has been the place proposed marijuana laws go to die. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican, made sure...
Michigan becomes 10th state to allow recreational marijuana [07.11.2018] Marijuana advocates scored a number of substantial ballot victories in the middle of the country on Election Day, chief among them the legalization o...
Cannabis producers could be chasing global market worth $194 billion in seven years: BMO report [01.11.2018] The potential of the global cannabis industry is so vast that it could eventually make the sky-high valuations of some Canadian licensed producers lo...
About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization [08.10.2018] About six-in-ten Americans (62%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a new ...
‘An argument that made no sense at all’ [05.10.2018] Former Gov. Ed Rendell announced that he is incorporating a nonprofit, called Safehouse, that will work to open a safe injection site in Philadelphia...
Seek drug reform within international law: Tom Blickman [01.10.2018] Dating back to the latter part of 1800s, precisely in 1894-95, the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission consisting of medical experts of Indian and British o...
Refuting science, Jerry Brown vetoes safe injection plan [01.10.2018] Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could have been the nation’s first supervised...
U.S. cannabis producers fear Canada will 'dominate the industry' [29.09.2018] The CEO of California-based marijuana producer and seller Terra Tech is watching the cannabis industry boom north of the border with more than a litt...
Why some U.S. allies didn’t sign up for Trump’s pledge to fight drugs [24.09.2018] President Trump began his week at the UN General Assembly with an event seeking to prompt action against the global drug trade. “The call is simple,”...
Trump kicks off UN general assembly with ‘problematic’ drug policy document [24.09.2018] Donald Trump has kicked off the 2018 United Nations General Assembly by announcing what experts have labelled a problematic agreement to tackle the w...
Veneer of consensus masks deep disagreement on global drug policy [22.09.2018] On September 24, President Trump will begin his appearance at the UN General Assembly by hosting an event on the “World Drug Problem.” Only delegates...
Trump administration plans U.N. meeting to ramp up the international drug war [18.09.2018] The Trump administration will open a week of high-level meetings at the United Nations General Assembly in New York with a drug policy event featurin...
Cities defiant after Justice Department’s threat on ‘supervised injection sites’ [04.09.2018] Cities seeking to open sites where illegal drug users are monitored to prevent overdoses responded defiantly to a Justice Department threat to take “...
Inside the Trump administration’s secret war on weed [29.08.2018] The White House has secretly amassed a committee of federal agencies from across the government to combat public support for marijuana and cast state...
Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017, CDC estimates [15.08.2018] Drug overdose deaths surpassed 72,000 in 2017, according to provisional estimates recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
For US pot companies, Canada is the land of opportunity [25.07.2018] Green Thumb Industries had a business plan, expertise and plenty of ambition to grow its marijuana business. What the Chicago-based company didn't ha...
Will Mexico legalize drugs? [18.07.2018] Mexico’s President-elect López Obrador has considered unconventional methods to address his nation’s ills. In a country riddled with corruption and c...
Does legal weed make police more effective? [18.07.2018] Marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state has “produced some demonstrable and persistent benefit” to police departments' ability to sol...
Dutch cut overdose deaths by dispensing pure heroin [15.07.2018] Public-health experts in the Netherlands say free distribution of government-funded heroin is one reason that drug-related deaths are far less common...
Cuomo administration report backs marijuana legalization in New York [13.07.2018] The administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) released a state Health Department report that says the "positive effects" of legalization "outw...
Recreational marijuana now legal in Vermont [01.07.2018] As of Sunday, recreational use of marijuana is legal in Vermont — within boundaries of some clear and not-so-clear rules. Vermont becomes the ninth s...
Colombia coca production hits new record high, US figures say [26.06.2018] US estimates of coca production in Colombia show the Andean nation has set a new record for the amount of the drug-producing crop under cultivation, ...
China says United States domestic opioid market the crux of crisis [25.06.2018] China’s drug control agency said the United States should do more to cut its demand for opioids to tackle the use of synthetic drug fentanyl, but it ...
New York moves toward legal marijuana with Health Dept. endorsement [18.06.2018] New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that th...
7 mayors want pot removed from federal list of illegal drugs [12.06.2018] Mayors from seven U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after Pres...
Senators introduce bipartisan bill to protect state laws on marijuana [07.06.2018] Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced a bipartisan bill that would allow states to regulate marijuana without federa...
Origins of an epidemic: Purdue Pharma knew its opioids were widely abused [29.05.2018] Purdue Pharma, the company that planted the seeds of the opioid epidemic through its aggressive marketing of OxyContin, has long claimed it was unawa...

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