Going to pot: legalised cannabis edges nearer in west after US states end ban

Debate among health experts switches to regulation of cannabis as drug policy in US, Uruguay and Spain flouts UN conventions
The Guardian (UK)
Friday, May 23, 2014

Legalisation of cannabis is making slow but unstoppable progress across much of the developed world, many experts believe, following the end of prohibition in two US states. In Amsterdam, long famous for its coffee shops, international experts gathering to discuss cannabis regulation said the international conventions, once so heavily policed by the US, would now be increasingly flouted. Already many countries, most notably the Netherlands and Spain, have bypassed the rules.