Items tagged with US drug policy

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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 ...
New York City plans to stop booking, arraigning many low-level marijuana suspects [14.02.2013] Many people arrested on low-level marijuana-possession charges in the nation’s largest city will no longer be booked and held hours for arraignment, ...
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 ...
Federal marijuana tax and regulate bills introduced in Congress [04.02.2013] Members of Congress introduced bills to end marijuana prohibition and start regulating and taxing marijuana like alcohol at the federal level. Rep. J ...
Effort building to change US pot laws [03.02.2013] An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a hefty ...
Why we took cocaine out of soda [30.01.2013] When cocaine and alcohol meet inside a person, they create a third unique drug called cocaethylene. Cocaethylene works like cocaine, but with more eu ...
WA officials: Challenges still exist on marijuana [28.01.2013] Officials tasked with creating a regulated marijuana system in Washington state said they are moving forward with a timeline of issuing producer lice ...
Will States lead the way to legalizing marijuana nationwide? [27.01.2013] While it seems unlikely that the federal government will make much of an effort to arrest pot users in Colorado or Washington—Obama has said he has “ ...
The DEA's marijuana mistake [24.01.2013] A pro-marijuana group lost its legal battle when a federal appellate court ruled that marijuana would remain a Schedule I drug, defined as having no ...
Marijuana still a drug with no accepted medical use, court says [23.01.2013] Marijuana will continue to be considered a highly dangerous drug under federal law with no accepted medical uses, after a U.S. appeals court refused ...
Inslee: Wash. to keep moving forward on legal pot [21.01.2013] Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday, but came away no further enlighte ...
Strict pot controls needed, state says [20.01.2013] Washington State officials are looking to build a strictly regulated marijuana system that could forestall federal concerns about how the drug will b ...
Bill to legalize marijuana introduced in legislature [18.01.2013] Hawaii could join Colorado and Washington as states that have legalized the use of marijuana by adults, under a measure introduced by state House Spe ...
Legalization's biggest enemies [16.01.2013] The biggest immediate threat to legalization in Washington and Colorado is the federal government, but even the feds might be hard-pressed to stomp o ...
Major victory for President Morales: UN accepts “coca leaf chewing” in Bolivia [14.01.2013] Bolivia will again belong to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs after its bid to rejoin with a reservation that it does not accept the trea ...
In California, it’s U.S. vs. State over marijuana [12.01.2013] In a case that highlights the growing clash between the federal government and those states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational ...
The condemned coca leaf [12.01.2013] Last week, the United Nations voted on an appeal by Bolivia to amend the international treaty that prohibits the chewing of coca leaf. Bolivia won a ...
Pot sub-panel only scratches surface in first meeting [12.01.2013] Although they didn't make any clear decisions, the Local Authority and Control Working Group meeting started to address many questions and concerns t ...
Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf [11.01.2013] Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Conven ...
Marijuana legalization, taxation supported by majority in Hawaii: Poll [10.01.2013] The results of a survey commissioned by the Drug Policy Action Group shows 57 percent of respondents in favor of legalizing, taxing and regulating ma ...
Will Obama's 'war on weed' really ride roughshod over American voters? [10.01.2013] The cry of "states' rights" is not often associated with progressive causes, but with the "war on drugs" comprehensively declared a $1tn failure by t ...
Why marijuana should be legal for adults [08.01.2013] Forget the antiquated dogma and judge pot prohibition on its own merits. If you still believe that cannabis should be illegal, then you must logicall ...
Judge in San Francisco lets biggest medical pot shop stay open [08.01.2013] A federal magistrate judge ruled that a medical-marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest can continue to operate, at least for n ...
U.S. marijuana laws ricochet through Latin America [06.01.2013] Leaders from across Latin America responded within days of the Colorado and Washington vote, demanding a review of drug-war policies that have mired ...
Groups seek to influence new rules for growing, selling pot [05.01.2013] The Washington state Liquor Control Board (LCB), charged with launching the world's first regulated marijuana market for social use, expects to begin ...
Rocky Mountain high: Pot a $200M industry in Colorado [04.01.2013] Vigorous regulation of a thriving medical-marijuana industry in Colorado offers the best glimpse of what is coming to Washington when it launches its ...
Mexico considers marijuana legalization after ballot wins in U.S. [04.01.2013] The success of legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington has sparked a new conversation in a nation that is one of the world's top marijuan ...

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