Items tagged with US drug policy

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Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace is on a mission to legalize cannabis [25.01.2022] The representative from South Carolina introduced a bill to end federal pot prohibition and says legalization is an issue that unites America—“just l ...
‘We’re making harm reduction cool’: overdose reversal Narcan becomes a rave essential [31.12.2021] Fentanyl testing strips as well as the opioid-reversal drug naloxone (commonly known as Narcan) are becoming the sine qua non of the party scene, dis ...
D.A. Chesa Boudin joins critics of Breed’s Tenderloin crackdown to protest plan [20.12.2021] District Attorney Chesa Boudin joined other elected officials and activists to criticize Mayor London Breed’s plan to flood San Francisco’s Tenderloi ...
S.F. Mayor Breed declares state of emergency in the Tenderloin [18.12.2021] San Francisco Mayor London Breed declared a state of emergency in the Tenderloin, allowing city officials to bypass some bureaucratic hurdles as they ...
Up in Smoke: Is the legal-cannabis industry on the verge of collapsing? [15.12.2021] When legalization proponents sold voters on Prop. 64 in 2016, one of their chief arguments in favor of the measure was that legal weed would yield a ...
S.F. takes big step toward opening a supervised drug use site [14.12.2021] San Francisco could be one step closer to opening a supervised drug use site after the Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of property for tha ...
Which towns and cities in New York will ban cannabis sales? [14.12.2021] Local governments in New York State are debating whether or not to ban recreational cannabis sales. They can either “opt in” or “opt out,” but they h ...
Supervised injection sites for drug users to open in New York City [30.11.2021] In an attempt to curb a surge in overdose deaths caused by increasingly potent street drugs, New York City will authorize two supervised injection si ...
US saw 100,000 drug overdose deaths in one year amid pandemic, CDC says [17.11.2021] The estimated number of drug overdose deaths in the US during a 12-month period ending in April rose by 28.5% compared with the same period the year ...
California legalized weed five years ago. Why is the illicit market still thriving? [02.11.2021] Five years after cannabis legalization, California is awash with signs of an apparently booming industry. Californians can toke on Justin Bieber-bran ...
A roundup of countries that permit recreational cannabis [15.10.2021] Marijuana may be an issue of easy agreement in the ongoing coalition talks between Germany's leading parties. Despite numerous points of contention, ...
Sanjay Gupta explains his marijuana reversal and discusses ‘very biased’ U.S. research with Joe Rogan [14.10.2021] CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta wasn’t always on board with medical marijuana, but things changed when he looked for the science, he s ...
A global fight looms over Kratom, a possible opioid alternative [09.10.2021] A World Health Organization meeting could determine the future of kratom, a widely available herbal supplement some tout as an alternative to opioid ...
Teen use of marijuana does not increase with legalization, U.S. top drug researcher admits [08.09.2021] Few individuals have as much influence on drug policy in the United States as Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), w ...
We should hand out free heroin to drug users [26.08.2021] Let’s give out heroin, for free, to anyone who wants it. This is not a provocation meant to make you gasp or to elicit angry clicks—rather, it’s a pr ...
Safehouse takes its battle over a Philly supervised drug injection site to the U.S. Supreme Court [26.08.2021] Seven months after a federal appellate court delivered a major setback to plans to open the nation’s first supervised injection site in Philadelphia, ...
Decriminalisation of kratom hailed by rights advocates [24.08.2021] The decriminalisation of kratom, long used as a herbal remedy but which some health regulators around the world have criticised as potentially unsafe ...
Massachusetts cannabis workers unionize, part of a national movement [01.07.2021] Many cannabis cultivation workers share common challenges. They frequently lack a living wage, benefits (like health care and retirement plans) or pa ...
Congress only has one chance to legalize marijuana the right way [01.06.2021] Congressional Democratic leaders filed a marijuana legalization bill last week aimed at remedying the injustices of the drug war. But my experience a ...
Cannabis goes corporate: Lobbyists, unions seek to shape marijuana industry [08.05.2021] The rally at the state capitol on April 20, the unofficial holiday for pot aficionados, brought out green-wigged supporters ringed in wisps of smoke. ...
Alcohol giant Diageo, Tobacco giant Reynolds, and Morgan Stanley among companies newly lobbying on cannabis [21.04.2021] The US House of Representatives passed a bill to expand cannabis industry access to banking. While a version of that bill stalled in the last Senate, ...
Senate Democrats split over legalizing weed [20.04.2021] Two Democrats told Politico that they oppose removing federal penalties on marijuana. Schumer can't afford to lose a single vote on his side of the a ...
After ‘Green Rush,’ Canada’s legal pot suppliers are stumbling [18.04.2021] When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government’s legalized marijuana in 2018, a primary goal was to create a more equitable justice system — not a m ...
Americans overwhelmingly say marijuana should be legal for recreational or medical use [16.04.2021] As more states, including Virginia and New York, continue to legalize marijuana, an overwhelming share of U.S. adults (91%) say either that marijuana ...
Overdose deaths have surged during the pandemic, C.D.C. data shows [14.04.2021] More than 87,000 Americans died of drug overdoses over the 12-month period that ended in September, according to preliminary federal data, eclipsing ...
Marijuana becomes legal in a third of US states as New Mexico signs off on drug [13.04.2021] Just over one-third of US states have now officially legalised recreational marijuana following the passing of new legislation in New Mexico. On Mond ...
This cannabis giant has European targets in its sights ahead of U.S. legalization frenzy, CEO says [12.04.2021] Cannabis deals in Europe will help pot giant Aphria build up a war chest ahead of an expected frenzy of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. High-mar ...
A founding father of legal pot in Colorado reveals regrets [09.04.2021] I helped write Amendment 64, litigated numerous cases before and after 64 to make it a reality, and also helped design implementing regulations at th ...
Schumer: Senate will act on marijuana legalization with or without Biden [03.04.2021] Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer really likes to talk about weed. Schumer has been making waves on cannabis policy since he first introduced a bi ...
New chairman of CLA wants ganja industry to earn maximum benefits globally [02.04.2021] Reforming the Cannabis industry into one which earns maximum benefits globally, is the goal of newly appointed Chairman for the Cannabis Licensing Au ...
New Mexico primed to join US recreational pot wave [01.04.2021] New Mexico is joining a wave of states that are legalizing recreational marijuana as its Democrat-dominated Legislature sent a package of cannabis bi ...
New York legalizing weed could mean big things for the future of the cannabis industry [01.04.2021] New York became the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis, and is poised to become one of the nation's largest markets. The multibillion-dol ...
New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana [31.03.2021] New Yorkers over the age of 21 can now possess and use up to 3 ounces of cannabis in public under a legalization bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, wh ...
New York reaches a deal to legalize recreational marijuana [25.03.2021] State lawmakers finalized a deal to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, paving the way for a potential $4.2 billion industry that could crea ...
Why New York legalizing recreational cannabis won’t kill the illicit market [19.03.2021] As New York prepares to legalize adult-use cannabis, whether the illicit market will thrive or die seems like an important question. The best place t ...
New Yorkers want marijuana legalization with home grow and deliveries, poll finds as negotiations proceed [17.03.2021] A majority of New Yorkers want marijuana to be legalized for adult use, according to a new poll—and they further favor allowing for home delivery, cu ...
Colorado's legal cannabis farms emit more carbon than its coal mines [08.03.2021] Legal cannabis production in Colorado emits more greenhouse gases than the state’s coal mining industry, researchers analysing the sector’s energy us ...
Washington Court decriminalizes drugs: Will lawmakers let it stand? [02.03.2021] In February 2021, two states decriminalized drug possession. One was much anticipated; the other seemed to come out of nowhere. On February 1, Oregon ...
Virginia joins 15 other states in legalizing marijuana [27.02.2021] The Virginia Legislature approved adult-use marijuana legalization Saturday in a historic vote marking the first state in the Old South to embrace fu ...
New Jersey governor signs laws to legalize marijuana use, decriminalize possession [22.02.2021] Legislation to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize cannabis and loosen penalties for underage possession of the drug and alcoh ...
How tobacco giant Altria is becoming a cannabis company [09.02.2021] Altria, one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies, is well on its way to also being one of the world’s biggest and most influential cannabis compa ...
Virginia legislature approves marijuana legalization bills on key mid-session deadline [05.02.2021] The Virginia House of Delegates and Senate approved bills to legalize marijuana, meeting a key mid-session deadline and getting the major policy chan ...
Democratic senators will push to pass pot reform bill this year [02.02.2021] Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and two other Democratic senators said that they will push to pass this year sweeping legislation that would end ...
‘There’s no stopping the industry now’: Democratic control is a big win for marijuana [31.01.2021] Cannabis companies are positioning themselves for the greater likelihood that federal cannabis restrictions will be loosened significantly. Sales are ...
Big money and a big stumble mark first year of Illinois' recreational weed law [24.01.2021] Illinois’ coffers have enjoyed a boost in tax revenue approaching the amount generated by booze sales thanks to the year that recreational marijuana ...
How some THC is legal — for now [18.01.2021] According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), there are currently at least 144 known cannabinoids that have been isolated from the cannabis pl ...
Illinois sitting on $62 million in cannabis revenue meant to foster businesses and help neighborhoods hurt by poverty and violence [16.01.2021] Despite promises that cannabis legalization in Illinois would fund more minority business participation and neighborhood improvements, the state has ...
2020 was S.F.’s deadliest year for overdoses, by far [15.01.2021] San Francisco lost a total of 699 people to overdoses last year, a 59% rise from 2019, according to new data released by the Office of the Chief Medi ...
Appeals Court overturns ruling that legalized SCS; Safehouse fights on [13.01.2021] A three-judge panel from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals voted to overturn a Philadelphia District Court’s prior ruling that effectively legalized ...
Cuomo vows New York 'will legalize adult-use recreational cannabis' [11.01.2021] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) vowed that his state will legalize recreational cannabis as he begins ramping up efforts in the new year to green-ligh ...

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