Items tagged with US drug policy

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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 ...
Wash. set to release draft rules for pot industry [16.05.2013] They've spent nearly eight months visiting marijuana grow houses, studying the science of getting high and earning nicknames like "the queen of weed. ...
Deficiencies in financial oversight enable money laundering [15.05.2013] In July 1989, the leaders of the economic powers assembled at the G7 Paris summit decided to establish a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to counte ...
Colorado Senate gives final approval to historic marijuana bills [08.05.2013] The Colorado Senate gave final approval to two new bills to implement marijuana legalization, inching the state legislature closer to becoming the fi ...
Will legalised marijuana lead to an economic boom? [06.05.2013] Many Washington residents are looking to cash in on the newly legal and potentially lucrative marijuana market, which they hope will give them a new ...
In Latin America, U.S. focus shifts from drug war to economy [04.05.2013] Relationships with countries racked by drug violence and organized crime should focus more on economic development and less on the endless battles ag ...
Legalize marijuana and other ways U.S.-Mexico can win drug war [03.05.2013] There was a lot of drug-war hand-wringing in the U.S. leading up to President Obama’s visit to Mexico. That’s because Mexican President Peña Nieto is ...
Maine panel hears case for marijuana legalization [03.05.2013] With other states already starting to allow the legal use of marijuana, Maine needs to get ahead of the issue and legalize, regulate and tax the sale ...
A rising marijuana reform tide at the Statehouses [30.04.2013] In the wake of the marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington last November, and buoyed by a series of national public opinion polls ...
DEA: Warning letters to 11 pot dispensaries don’t signal war on state law [30.04.2013] The Drug Enforcement Administration sent cease-and-desist letters to 11 medical-marijuana dispensaries because they are within 1,000 feet of schools ...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas [30.04.2013] Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followe ...
Colorado lawmakers discussing marijuana-legalization repeal effort [26.04.2013] A proposal that could lead to the repeal of marijuana legalization in Colorado has gained momentum at the state Capitol. The repeal would be linked t ...
The Next Step in Drug Treatment [25.04.2013] The mandatory-sentencing craze that drove up the prison population tenfold, pushing state corrections costs to bankrupting levels, was rooted in New ...
New law’s pot definition impairs criminal cases [23.04.2013] Prosecutors and crime-lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana has jeopardized their a ...
The Issue: Discord between state, federal marijuana laws just crazy [20.04.2013] In 21 states, consumers can legally buy marijuana for legal or recreational use even though the substance still is illegal under federal law. New law ...
Colorado legislature unveils long-awaited marijuana regulation bills [19.04.2013] Lawmakers introduced a long-awaited bill of proposed regulations for recreational marijuana, moving Colorado one step closer to a legal pot marketpla ...
Wash. delays pot grower, processor licenses [16.04.2013] Washington state is delaying its timeline for granting marijuana growing and processing licenses - and that means legal marijuana sales likely won't ...
Alaska voters on track to decide in 2014 whether to legalize pot [15.04.2013] Alaska voters likely will get a chance next year to make their state the third in the country to approve the recreational use of marijuana by adults ...
Bill introduced in Congress would fix conflict between state, federal marijuana laws [12.04.2013] A bill introduced in Congress would fix the conflict between the federal government’s marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recr ...
State pot-growing licenses may be delayed [09.04.2013] Washington state may delay issuing licenses to grow pot by a couple months, according to state Liquor Control Board Deputy Director Rick Garza. In it ...
Colorado lawmakers may let pot growers and sellers operate separately [09.04.2013] Colorado lawmakers stood the state's current model for marijuana businesses on its head, endorsing a proposal that would allow recreational pot store ...
A map that shows the dramatic spread of legal weed in the US [07.04.2013] Looking at the recent spread of liberalized marijuana laws across the United States, it's hard not to think we're entering some kind of Weed Spring. ...

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