Items tagged with US drug policy

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GOP House backs state medical marijuana laws [28.05.2014] The GOP-controlled House voted in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The ...
Going to pot: legalised cannabis edges nearer in west after US states end ban [22.05.2014] Legalisation of cannabis is making slow but unstoppable progress across much of the developed world, many experts believe, following the end of prohi ...
Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking [07.05.2014] Frustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world's first financial system de ...
Moving Away from Drug Courts [30.04.2014] Drug courts have spread across the country, yet available research does not support their continued expansion. Most drug courts do not reduce impriso ...
Eric Holder 'cautiously optimistic' about marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado [14.04.2014] Attorney General Eric Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and st ...
Marijuana legalization: Does Congress need to act? [11.04.2014] Despite a federal prohibition on marijuana possession, sale, and use, Colorado and Washington recently became the first states to enact laws legalizi ...
America’s new drug policy landscape [01.04.2014] Public opinion in the US appears ready for a truce in the war on drugs. A national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that support for the legal ...
DEA chief: Marijuana legalization just 'makes us fight harder' [01.04.2014] Far from being discouraged by shifts in public opinion, state laws and even within the Obama administration on the legalization of marijuana, federal ...
Non-psychoactive CBD oil made from marijuana plants poised to be game-changer [29.03.2014] A Colorado marijuana innovation is changing the way lawmakers in even the most conservative parts of the country talk about cannabis and is poised to ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
UN: cannabis law changes pose 'very grave danger to public health' [04.03.2014] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has launched a counter-offensive against moves to liberalise drug laws around the world, warning tha ...
California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016 [17.02.2014] A coalition of investors and strategists, which played a key role in passing most of the legislation to reform drug laws nationwide since 1996, has d ...
U.S. issues marijuana guidelines for banks [14.02.2014] The Obama administration issued guidelines intended to give banks confidence that they will not be punished if they provide services to legitimate ma ...
Marijuana on the move [26.01.2014] Some 20 years ago, a Spanish official in favor of lifting the ban on drugs such as marijuana mentioned at a UN meeting that there "might be a more hu ...
Banks say no to marijuana money, legal or not [14.01.2014] Legal marijuana merchants — mainly medical marijuana outlets but also, starting this year, shops that sell recreational marijuana in Colorado and Was ...
Marijuana in Colorado has a long history and an uncertain future [31.12.2013] Federal marijuana prohibition in the United States started with a knock on a Denver man's apartment door. Seventy-six years ago, Samuel Caldwell beca ...
A Colorado marijuana guide: 64 answers to commonly asked questions [30.12.2013] On January 1, 2014, Colorado becomes the first place anywhere in the world to allow legal marijuana sales to anybody over 21 for any purpose. You hav ...
Colorado issues first marijuana sales licenses to retailers [26.12.2013] The first licences in the United States that permit retailers to sell marijuana for recreational use from 1 January were issued in Colorado. Owners o ...
Marijuana legalization would bring fresh cash to California [26.12.2013] At least two of three marijuana legalization measures vying for the November, 2014 ballot would be good for California, according to the state Attorn ...
Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot [24.12.2013] Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Followin ...
If marijuana legalization sends the wrong message to teenagers, why aren't they listening? [18.12.2013] Prohibitionists warn that it’s dangerous even to discuss legalizing marijuana because such talk sends “the wrong message” to the youth of America, en ...
Washington residents smoke way more weed than officials thought [18.12.2013] Knowing how much marijuana people consume is now a very important statistic for officials in Washington and Colorado.That number can help them make s ...
Multinational overview of cannabis production regimes [14.12.2013] The vast majority of countries are signatories to international treaties that prohibit the production, distribution and possession of cannabis for no ...
Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis [11.12.2013] The response of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board to Uruguay's new drug regime has been to incant futile bromides. According to its chie ...
Sentenced to a slow death [15.11.2013] If this were happening in any other country, Americans would be aghast. A sentence of life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for trying t ...
Legally regulated cannabis markets in the US [14.11.2013] In November 2012, voters in two US states – Washington and Colorado – approved ballot initiatives to establish legally regulated markets for the prod ...
Colorado regulators want to know: How much does marijuana cost? [13.11.2013] Colorado regulators have begun surveying marijuana businesses about the price of pot in an effort to implement a new excise tax that voters passed ea ...
Measures to legalize marijuana are passed [05.11.2013] In Colorado, voters backed a heavy tax on recreational marijuana. The tax will pay for the cost of overseeing the state’s marijuana industry as well ...
Colorado voters approve new taxes on recreational marijuana [05.11.2013] A measure to impose taxes on recreational marijuana passed making pot one of the most heavily taxed consumer products in Colorado. Proposition AA imp ...
The US incapacity to enforce federal drug laws - and the global consequences [31.10.2013] The US drug policy is changing, pitting states against federal law. This essay explores this inner friction of contradictory drug legislation, and wh ...
Greener marijuana: can a budding industry grow sustainable agriculture? [29.10.2013] The growing societal acceptance of cannabis in the U.S. has sparked what some call a "green rush" of people trying to cash in on what is already a mu ...
New high: Majority of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana [22.10.2013] For the first time, a majority of Americans, 58%, favor legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. That number was just 12% i ...
New laws chart course for marijuana legalization [19.10.2013] Nearly a year after Colorado and Washington State voted to become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the detailed rules governing h ...
Cannabis taxes will wind up too low, not too high [18.10.2013] Legal cannabis will naturally be much, much cheaper than illegal cannabis. A joint is the same sort of item as a teabag: the dried flowers of a plant ...
California is poised to legalize marijuana in 2016 [16.10.2013] According to a Tulchin Research poll a "solid majority" of nearly two-thirds (65%) in California supports legalizing, regulating and taxing adult rec ...
Washington approves rules for marijuana industry [15.10.2013] Washington adopted rules for the recreational sale of marijuana, creating what advocates hope will be a template for the drug's legalization around t ...
Colorado faces historic challenge in regulating marijuana stores [14.10.2013] As Colorado prepares for the opening of historic recreational marijuana stores, state officials are preparing for something equally as unique — a reg ...
After legalizing marijuana, Washington and Colorado are starting to regulate it [09.10.2013] Nearly a year ago, Washington and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana sales. Now it’s time to regulate them. The two states have taken slightly ...
Majority of Texas voters want to legalize marijuana [08.10.2013] A majority of Texas voters support marijuana legalization, according to a recent survey. Public Policy Polling found that 58 percent of Texans "suppo ...
Cabinet to consider changes to ganja laws [06.10.2013] Justice Minister Mark Golding says international events and changes in the United States - the chief opponent of Jamaica's decriminalisation efforts ...
Towards an International Drug Peace: A Perspective from Mexico [17.09.2013] Jorge Hernández Tinajero, president of Mexico City’s Collective for a Holistic Policy Towards Drugs (CUPIHD), shares an international perspective on ...
Legal marijuana: US defends decision not to challenge two states' laws [12.09.2013] Deputy Attorney General James Cole told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that federal prosecutors and agents are prepared to focus aggressiv ...
Senate Hearings Reveal Marijuana Businesses May Get Banking [09.09.2013] Today, the United States Senate did something for the first time in history. It held a hearing on how the federal government could draw a roadmap tow ...
John McCain: ‘Maybe we should legalize’ pot [09.09.2013] Drug war hawk John McCain is turning pot dove. McCain appears open to making a dramatic shift on marijuana policy, saying during a town-hall meeting ...
Obama administration will not block state marijuana laws, if distribution is regulated [28.08.2013] The Obama administration said that it would not challenge laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington state as long as those states maintain ...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas (Version 2) [15.08.2013] At the root of the drug policy debate in Latin America is growing recognition that present policies have failed to achieve the desired objectives, th ...
Justice Dept. seeks to curtail stiff drug sentences [13.08.2013] In a major shift in criminal justice policy, the Obama administration will move to ease overcrowding in federal prisons by ordering prosecutors to om ...
The most embarrassing graph in American drug policy [28.05.2013] Law enforcement strategies have utterly failed to even maintain street prices of the key illicit substances. This figure shows that street drug price ...
How to Legalize Pot [19.05.2013] The first time I talked to Mark Kleiman, a drug policy expert at UCLA, was in 2002, and he explained why legalization of marijuana was a bad idea. “A ...
Fate of LA pot shops left to voters [18.05.2013] Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighb ...

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