Items tagged with US drug policy

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Los Angeles to dismiss 66,000 marijuana convictions [14.02.2020] Los Angeles moved this week to dismiss nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions, years after the state voted to legalize the drug. The county is working w ...
FP Dealmakers: ‘There are going to be bankruptcies' [30.01.2020] The one thing Bay Street’s top cannabis bankers are all in agreement about is how difficult it has become for the pot sector to raise money over the ...
Another cannabis company teeters on the edge [29.01.2020] Last week was a wild one for MedMen, the multistate cannabis retailer based in Culver City, California. As CEO Adam Bierman was getting ready to do a ...
Colombia will tackle cocaine with a cancer-causing chemical. Only problem is, it won't work [21.01.2020] The Colombian government has published a proposed law that will allow it to resume a controversial program of aerial fumigation of coca crops using g ...
Marijuana legalization may hit 40 states. Now what? [20.01.2020] More than 40 U.S. states could allow some form of legal marijuana by the end of 2020, including deep red Mississippi and South Dakota — and they’re d ...
Major Canadian pot companies facing proposed class-action lawsuits in the U.S. [19.01.2020] Some of Canada's biggest cannabis producers are facing proposed class-action lawsuits in the United States after investors were hit with steep financ ...
The Great Cannabis Crash of 2019 [14.01.2020] Bad news about the so-called "Green Rush" rolled in slowly at first, picking up steam around the end of last summer. Stocks started to dive. Layoffs ...
Pot politics: Some Northeast states regroup on legalization [13.01.2020] A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a pr ...
New York could legalise cannabis this year, governor says [09.01.2020] Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged for the second year in a row to legalise recreational cannabis in New York, prioritizing a push that fell apart last ye ...
Philly’s supervised injection site backers say they won’t delay opening while Justice Dept. appeals [07.01.2020] The Philadelphia nonprofit hoping to operate the nation’s first supervised injection site it would not let an expected appeal by the Justice Departme ...
More than $3m worth of cannabis sold in Illinois on first day of legalisation [03.01.2020] It was a happy – and seemingly high – new year in Illinois after cannabis sales of more than $3m were made on the first day of the drug being legal f ...
What will 2020 mean for cannabis? [01.01.2020] As 2019 slouched toward its end, many predictions of what might happen with cannabis in 2020 had been tinged with optimism. Chronic Town was no diffe ...
Illinois governor pardons 11,000 for low-level marijuana convictions [31.12.2019] Illinois governor JB Pritzker granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions, describing the step as a first wave of thousands ...
Opioids, pot and criminal justice reform helped undermine this decade's War on Drugs [29.12.2019] This much we know: Americans like to do drugs. That might explain why a prescient headline in the satirical publication The Onion stands as one of th ...
America’s marijuana growers are the best in the world, but federal laws are keeping them out of global markets [27.12.2019] After 20 years of experience, legal marijuana growers in the U.S. have a reputation for creating the best product in the world, scientifically grown ...
Marijuana’s ten biggest victories of 2019 [17.12.2019] This year was a big one for marijuana in the U.S. From a first-ever congressional vote on federally legalizing cannabis to another large state ending ...
Legalizing cannabis linked to less opioid prescriptions [17.12.2019] There are less opioid prescriptions on average in U.S. states where medical and recreational marijuana are legal, research has revealed. Access to re ...
Inside the Walmart of weed [23.11.2019] With Canada the largest nation to completely legalize marijuana, the world’s most valuable pot company, Canopy Growth Corp., founded in 2013 and now ...
House Judiciary Committee approves landmark marijuana legalization bill [20.11.2019] The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would effectively make marijuana legal. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE ...
Britons who legally smoke cannabis in the US 'risk being deported' [15.11.2019] A legal expert at an international immigration firm has warned British tourists and employees that if they smoke marijuana in the US, even in states ...
Two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization [14.11.2019] Two-thirds of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a new Pew Research ...
Cannabis use disorder is rising in U.S. states where weed is legal [13.11.2019] Rates of cannabis use disorder have risen in U.S. states where the drug has been legalized, including among children and teenagers, according to a st ...
Is the ‘War on Drugs’ over? Arrest statistics say No [05.11.2019] Despite bipartisan calls to treat drug addiction as a public health issue rather than as a crime — and despite the legalization of marijuana in more ...
Reasons marijuana legalization seems to be failing [05.11.2019] When it was first proposed, the concept of marijuana legalization seemed solid enough. Take the world’s most popular illicit substance, establish a t ...
Glimmer of hope for cannabis industry as talks continue with US [31.10.2019] Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Investment, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Dermon Spence has indicated that there could be headway in sig ...
As Russian money poured into cannabis, Giuliani allies scrambled to partake [23.10.2019] Federal law still treats cannabis as an illegal substance, and traditional banks have been wary of getting involved. Wealthy financiers have moved in ...
How Canada's cannabis legalization is shaping laws elsewhere [17.10.2019] Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small Sou ...
Local governments are trying to make the cannabis industry less racist [17.10.2019] Local governments looking to legalize marijuana across the nation are starting to think about racial equity—at a time when a multi-billion dollar can ...
The Great American cannabis experiment [14.10.2019] While state legalization has allowed the cannabis industry to grow – it generated over $10 billion in sales last year and employs more than 211,000 p ...
Jamaica joins global stock markets in bracing for impact of Cannabis Banking Bill [11.10.2019] The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has joined other stock markets across the globe in bracing for the impact of the Cannabis Banking Bill, which is cur ...
Judge rules planned supervised injection site does not violate federal drug laws [02.10.2019] A judge has ruled that a Philadelphia nonprofit group's plan to open the first supervised injection site in the U.S. where people can use illegal opi ...
Vape bans and lung disease: Picking through the Feds’ framing [02.10.2019] The feds have been finessing their approach to vaping, amid outcries over both an outbreak of lung disease and the impact of bans of vape flavors on ...
Canada’s drug crisis has a solution. Politicians don’t like it [29.09.2019] A recent study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction, found that a trio of policies adopted to combat the opioid overdose epidemic saved, ...
Cannabis industry hopes SAFE Banking Act will spark new wave of growth, especially in U.S. [27.09.2019] For the first time in history, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to both validate and protect the burgeoning cannabis industry by ...
Shaw sees glimmer of banking hope for ganja businesses [27.09.2019] Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, has welcomed news of the passage of the SAFE Banking Act in the United States ...
House passes bill to protect cannabis industry access to banks, credit unions [25.09.2019] The House passed a bill to give banks and credit unions legal cover to serve the cannabis industry even while the drug remains federally banned. The ...
US attack on WHO 'hindering morphine drive in poor countries' [18.09.2019] An attack on the World Health Organization (WHO) by US politicians accusing it of being corrupted by drug companies is making it even more difficult ...
One of the largest pharma companies in the world has made a big move in cannabis [12.09.2019] A subsidiary of NYSE-traded giant Teva Pharmaceuticals has signed a deal with medical cannabis company Canndoc to distribute its GMP products to phar ...
The rank hypocrisy of marijuana prohibition advocates’ taxpayer funding [09.09.2019] The New York Chapter of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the prohibitionist organization led by Kevin Sabet, has submitted a request “to keep its ...
Fate of Philly safe consumption site now hinges on judge’s ruling [06.09.2019] Nearly two years after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said his office would not stand in the way of a safe consumption site (SCS) to help cut the city ...
The reason pot stocks will never recover [30.08.2019] Marijuana stocks. At a glance, they seem like a disruption investor’s dream... After all, it’s a multi-billion-dollar market opening up after 100 yea ...
Drug research ignores stable or pleasurable use — And that’s a problem [27.08.2019] In the United States and beyond, drug research ignores most people who use drugs. While the large majority of people who use drugs (PWUD) do not suff ...
Weed investment boom sparks calls for City pot exchange [20.08.2019] Canada was once the centre of a gold rush, but now a "green rush" for cannabis is setting stock markets alight. As the world's most progressive count ...
Are e-cigarettes a gateway to cannabis use for teens and young adults? Yes, says new study [16.08.2019] Adolescents and young adults who use electronic cigarettes are far more likely to also use marijuana, according to new research.The study, published ...
Boom in overdose-reversing drug is tied to fewer drug deaths [06.08.2019] Prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the ...
The unbearable whiteness of weed: Canada’s booming cannabis industry has a race problem [02.08.2019] The Canadian cannabis industry is booming. From giant industrial operations such as Canopy Growth to smaller “luxury” cannabis retailers, to an array ...
New York governor signs bill decriminalizing marijuana use [29.07.2019] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill decriminalizing the use of marijuana in the state and expunge the records of some people convicted on ca ...
U.S. bankers are answering the call of cannabis as deals flow away from Canada [23.07.2019] After years of Canada dominating the world of marijuana finance, the country’s head start is evaporating and U.S. bankers are increasingly answering ...
Coca, the illicit plant that funded Colombia’s civil war, is flourishing again [10.07.2019] It was eight years ago the last time planes came to spray poison on Noralba Quintero’s coca crop in the jungled foothills here by the mighty Magdalen ...
Congressional committee discusses how to legalize cannabis [10.07.2019] In a first-of-its-kind hearing, a key congressional committee met to discuss how to finally put an end to federal cannabis prohibition. Titled Mariju ...

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