Items tagged with US drug policy

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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. ...
Is the war on drugs nearing an end? [07.04.2013] For four decades, libertarians, civil rights activists and drug treatment experts have stood outside of the political mainstream in arguing that the ...
Majority of Americans support legalization of marijuana [05.04.2013] Public support for legalizing marijuana has never been higher, but the latest studies show recreational use is linked with prescription drug misuse. ...
Brad Pitt: America's war on drugs is a charade, and a failure [31.03.2013] "Since declaring a war on drugs 40 years ago, the United States has spent more than a trillion dollars, arrested more than 45 million people, and rac ...
Consultant: Tax revenues on pot won’t be half of what’s projected [29.03.2013] Washington’s new pot consultant has one overarching, discouraging message for lawmakers and state budget writers: don’t look at weed as an ATM. Poten ...
Yes we cannabis [26.03.2013] Last November ballot initiatives legalizing, taxing, and regulating recreational marijuana use passed for the first time ever in Colorado and Washing ...
Pot is legal in Washington: Q&A with the man who is making weed legit [25.03.2013] Washington state gets ready to regulate legal marijuana with the help of one of America’s top drug policy analysts. Mark Kleiman is professor of publ ...
Wall Street sees opportunity in marijuana [22.03.2013] A number of businesses in the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry are trying to enlist Wall Street's help. Some entrepreneurs see marijuana heading dow ...
Shafer Commission Report on Marijuana and Drugs, issued 40 years ago, was ahead of its time [22.03.2013] Forty years ago, the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse said in its final report: "A coherent social policy requires a fundamental alter ...
No consensus on changes to Washington marijuana law [21.03.2013] House Bill 2000, the bill by Rep. Chris Hurst, D-Enumclaw, to modify Initiative 502, marijuana legalization, offers a mix of changes that could help ...
Federal bill to legalize marijuana gains support in Congress [21.03.2013] Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) joined the effort to end marijuana prohibition and start regulating marijuana like alcohol at the federal ...
Colorado lawmakers question proposed marijuana business rules [20.03.2013] Colorado lawmakers yanked and tugged at the threads of the state's proposals for regulating recreational marijuana, as one legislator hinted to his c ...
Portland groups push to legalize pot possession in the city [19.03.2013] A coalition of political groups and activists say marijuana possession should be legalized in Maine’s largest city, in part because they say the drug ...
State chief consultant Mark Kleiman knows in, outs of pot legalization [19.03.2013] Washington state’s chief pot consultant remains a bit mysterious, but Mark Kleiman's views on legalizing pot are no mystery. He lays them out in “Mar ...
UCLA expert’s team to advise state on new pot rules [17.03.2013] Washington has tentatively chosen professor Mark Kleiman at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to be its official marijuana consultant ...
Support for marijuana legalization drags among state’s congressional delegation [15.03.2013] Washington voters acted boldly last November to begin reforming our nation’s failed policy on marijuana. It was an act of leadership, in stark contra ...
Marijuana regulation heads to Colorado Capitol [15.03.2013] An ad-hoc committee of 10 House and Senate members started work reviewing 165 pages of recommended regulations from a task force that worked for more ...
Group forms to oppose Colorado marijuana stores [14.03.2013] A citizens' group opposed to a large-scale recreational marijuana industry in Colorado has hired two powerhouse lobbyists in preparation for the stat ...
Meet state’s ‘go-to guy’ on marijuana [14.03.2013] Randy Simmons might have the most interesting job in Washington state. He is the ganja guru for the state agency charged with implementing the new le ...
Crack down on cannabis, world body tells U.S. [13.03.2013] The United States must not turn a blind eye to the recreational use of cannabis in states that liberalize drug laws, the International Narcotics Cont ...
Holder says little about states’ pot laws; supporters buoyed [05.03.2013] U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder declined to reveal the Obama administration’s long-awaited policy on legal recreational marijuana in Colorado and W ...
Ex-DEA heads, U.N. panel urge feds to nullify Wash., Colo. pot laws [05.03.2013] Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs warned the federal government that time is running out to nullify Colorado and Washington's new l ...
Colorado pot task force recommends special sales and excise taxes [28.02.2013] What Colorado will look like with legal marijuana became significantly clearer when the state task force proposing rules for that new world finished ...
Marijuana legalization may be unstoppable [28.02.2013] US Attorney General Eric Holder told America to expect a decision "soon" on how he'll respond to the recent legalization of pot by Colorado and Washi ...
Colorado task force ponders how to tax legal pot [28.02.2013] The Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force regulators are working out the details of exactly how to tax legalized marijuana, so the benefits are shar ...
Majority of California voters support legalizing pot, poll finds [27.02.2013] A record but still narrow majority of California voters, or 54 percent, favor legalizing marijuana for personal, recreational use with age limits and ...
US drugs prosecutors switch sides to defend accused Colombian traffickers [27.02.2013] US prosecutors and other senior officials who spearheaded the war against drug cartels have quit their jobs to defend Colombian cocaine traffickers, ...
Pot purchasing limits proposed in CO [24.02.2013] Rules for Colorado's recreational-marijuana industry have begun to take shape after a marathon meeting of the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force, ...
The great experiment [23.02.2013] A whiff of change is in the air regarding drug control policy. Officials in two American states, Colorado and Washington, are pondering how to implem ...
Maine, Maryland marijuana legalization bills filed [22.02.2013] Maine and Maryland became the latest states to see marijuana legalization bills filed this year, with lawmakers in those two states rolling out measu ...
Will high marijuana taxes encourage black markets? [22.02.2013] The cannabis industry is an easy target for legislatures to saddle with heavy taxes. In Washington State for instance, there is a 25% tax at three di ...
Pot on the patio? [21.02.2013] Colorado's Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force is wading through the weeds of marijuana legalization, creating regulations to take pot from the sh ...
Democratic and Republican legislators unite on bill to legalize and tax marijuana [20.02.2013] Lawmakers from opposite ends of the political spectrum unveiled a bill Thursday that would give Mainers the chance to legalize marijuana for recreati ...
Maine could become the next state to legalize marijuana for adult use [20.02.2013] State Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland) was joined by Rep. Aaron Libby (R-Waterboro) at a press conference to unveil the details of her new bill that w ...
Pot-related bills advance in Wash. Legislature [20.02.2013] Two marijuana-related bills advanced in Olympia, with legislative committees giving their OK to one measure that would block police from arresting me ...
Mayor Bloomberg makes a small step toward a rational policy on marijuana [19.02.2013] In his final state of the city address as Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, announced that anyone caught in possession of marijuana would no long ...
Colorado marijuana task force recommends allowing pot tourism [18.02.2013] Members of a task force proposing regulations for recreational marijuana in Colorado approved recommendations that would allow for marijuana tourism ...
Obama drug czar: We will go after marijuana distributors in Wash. and Colo. [17.02.2013] In an interview with Canadian news magazine Maclean’s, Gil Kerlikowske, President Obama’s Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, sta ...
U.S. can proceed with plans to close Oakland pot shop, court says [14.02.2013] A U.S. magistrate judge on Thursday sided with federal prosecutors in dismissing a lawsuit by the city of Oakland that challenged as illegal federal ...
Up in Smoke: Why the GOP’s Views on Pot are Showing Signs of a Shift [13.02.2013] As the push to legalize pot migrates from the margins to the mainstream, it is mellowing some Republicans in the process. “If it was a secret ballot, ...
Doors swing open for advocates of marijuana legalization on Capitol Hill [11.02.2013] Advocates for the legalization of marijuana plan to step up their political giving and lobbying efforts now that members of Congress are taking an in ...
Denver City Council to vote in April whether to opt out on marijuana [10.02.2013] The Denver City Council will vote in April on whether the state's largest city will opt out of licensing recreational marijuana sales — a move that c ...
How the Latin American drug war will end [10.02.2013] As the underlying rationale for the war on drugs falls apart, some may wonder whether Latin America is really prepared to push back against Washingto ...
The U.S. drug czar weighs in on Canada’s pot habit [10.02.2013] Kerlikowske: "I think a patchwork of policies would create real difficulties. We still have federal law that places marijuana as being illegal. The a ...
Two letters expose rift over new pot law [06.02.2013] A handful of legislators recently drew up a letter raising questions and concerns about the law, including whether it can be implemented by December ...
Pot plans: Efforts surge in Congress to reform marijuana laws [06.02.2013] Driven by a groundswell of public opinion, Colorado and Washington State last November became the first states in the U.S. to legalize the recreation ...
California high court seems inclined to uphold bans on pot shops [06.02.2013] The California Supreme Court appeared inclined to uphold municipal bans against medical marijuana dispensaries. Meeting for oral arguments, the state ...

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