Items tagged with regulation

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A good chew or good riddance [15.07.2010] The article reviews the status of khat, the most recent plant based psychoactive substance to reach a global market, and considers policy making proc ...
Altered State? [07.07.2010] To learn more about the possible outcomes of marijuana legalization in California, RAND researchers constructed a model based on a series of estimate ...
Ending drug prohibition: the ultimate austerity measure [18.05.2010] The ban on recreational drugs promotes crime and is bad for public health. Austerity measures to cut public spending are a hot topic for debate every ...
Former ministers: legalise all drugs! [18.05.2010] 'Save the country, legalise drugs.' Under this striking banner, two former Dutch government ministers (for foreign affairs and health) are launching ...
The changing use and misuse of khat [07.05.2010] Within the last decade the hitherto little known psychoactive substance of khat has emerged as a regional and international issue. In the Horn of Afr ...
Budgetary benefits of cannabis regulation [20.04.2010] In the United States the discussion on the pros and cons of regulating cannabis is well advanced. The national television news programme CNBC has ded ...
MP: Approval for city ‘coffee shop’ plan unlikely [15.01.2010] The Copenhagen City Council’s plan to set up shops selling cannabis as a way to remove the market from the control of gangs is not likely to be embra ...
Blueprint for Regulation [01.11.2009] There is a growing recognition around the world that the prohibition of drugs is a counterproductive failure. However, a major barrier to drug law re ...
Illicit drugs policy through the lens of regulation [01.11.2009] The application of regulatory theory to the problem of illicit drugs has generally been thought about only in terms of ‘command and control’. The int ...
Regulating khat [01.11.2009] The regulation of khat, one of the most recent psychoactive drugs to become a globally traded commodity, remains hotly contested within different pro ...
Marijuana's journey to legal health treatment [16.08.2009] In 2001, Canada became the first country to adopt a formal system to regulate the medicinal use of marijuana — the Marijuana Medical Access Regulatio ...
Legal Responses to New Psychoactive Substances in Europe [19.02.2009] This paper starts from the premise that, when a new psychoactive substance appears on the licit/illicit market in a country in Europe, legislators ne ...
Dutch mayors call for growing marijuana [23.11.2008] The Dutch government should licence the growing and supply of marijuana to the country’s 700 or so coffee shops that sell cannabis, according to a gr ...
Local councils support tolerant cannabis policy [18.11.2008] Most of the Dutch local councils that have so-called coffee shops which sell marijuana say they have no problem with the current policy of tolerating ...
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate [01.09.2008] Despite cannabis being the most widely used illegal drug, and therefore the mainstay of the ‘war on drugs’, it has only ever held a relatively margin ...
Cannabis dreams drift away [07.04.2008] Following decades of rising cannabis use and talk of liberalisation, Switzerland had appeared poised to become the marijuana capital of Europe. The c ...
Prohibition versus Legalization [01.12.2007] Economists have been among the leading critics of current drug policies, but this criticism does not mean they have reached a consensus about specifi ...
The Market for Illegal Goods: The Case of Drugs [01.10.2005] This paper considers the costs of reducing consumption of a good by making its production illegal, and punishing apprehended illegal producers. We us ...
Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes [31.01.2001] Cannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (re ...
The Dutch example shows that liberal drug laws can be beneficial [01.02.2000] U.S. drug control officials have denounced Dutch drug policy as if it were the devil himself. One former U.S. Drug Czar said "you can't walk down the ...

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