Items tagged with US drug policy

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The Guardian view on overdue overhauling of US and global drug laws [27.07.2014] The war on drugs has been a losing fight for 40 years. The response to unending failure has always been to demand more law enforcement and more priso ...
Drug courts, meant to aid addicts, now a battlefield of pot politics [25.07.2014] Many longtime supporters of drug courts have become dismayed by the extent to which the courts now reach into the lives of people whose only infracti ...
Let states decide on marijuana [25.07.2014] Repealing the Controlled Substances Act would allow the states to decide whether to permit marijuana use and under what conditions. Nearly three-four ...
Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot [22.07.2014] Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials said the measure qualified for the Novem ...
FDA to review marijuana safety [20.07.2014] The United States federal government is considering easing its position on marijuana, reclassifying it as a less dangerous drug in what marijuana adv ...
DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics [11.07.2014] The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has found itself under attack in Congress as it holds its ground against marijuana legalization while the r ...
The great pot experiment [11.07.2014] On July 8th Washington became the second state after Colorado to offer recreational pot-smokers a chance to buy weed legally at a local store. Mariju ...
Washington state retail marijuana shops to open Tuesday [08.07.2014] Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday, a day ahead of the start of legal sales. And 21 hours before the only store licen ...
Canada's 'Prince of Pot' to be released from U.S. prison [06.07.2014] When the poster child for marijuana legalization is released from a U.S. prison later this week, he'll be re-entering a world where many of his ideas ...
Infographic: Legal weed's consequences [30.06.2014] When recreational marijuana stores first opened their doors in the US state of Colorado on January 1, opponents predicted dire consequences: an influ ...
The real reason pot is still illegal [30.06.2014] The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA), one of the largest anti-legalization organizations in the US has a curious sponsor: Purdue Phar ...
Colorado recreational marijuana industry begins major transformation [29.06.2014] Only six months old, Colorado's recreational marijuana industry starts a transformation that could add hundreds of new pot businesses to the state an ...
Shortages, high prices expected for state’s first pot stores [28.06.2014] The Liquor Control Board has been warning of shortages when the first stores open in Washington state. The board plans to issue the first 15 to 20 re ...
Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas [27.06.2014] Latin America is now at the vanguard of international efforts to promote drug policy reform: Bolivia has rewritten its constitution to recognize the ...
Reforming the global drug-control system: The stakes for Washington [27.06.2014] The extent to which the ongoing drug-control reforms across the Americas are pushing the boundaries of the global legal framework laid down in three ...
CARICOM did not consult us on ganja law reform - US [25.06.2014] William Brownfield, assistant secretary at the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, has charged that Jamaica and other C ...
FDA to evaluate marijuana for potential reclassification as less dangerous drug [23.06.2014] The US Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the medical evidence surrounding the safety and effectiveness of marijuana, a process that could lea ...
Dope to your door [20.06.2014] Evan Cox used to deliver pizza. But 18 months ago, as he was running out of money at college in Seattle, he had a new business idea. The state of Was ...
How neuroscience reinforces racist drug policy [12.06.2014] A recent neuroscience study from Harvard Medical School claims to have discovered brain differences between people who smoke marijuana and people who ...
Mexican president hints may be open to change in marijuana laws [07.06.2014] Mexico and the United States cannot pursue diverging policies on marijuana legalization, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was quoted as saying, h ...
High times: The next five states to tackle pot laws [02.06.2014] Weed is legal in at least some form in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Most allow it for medical use only. Colorado and Washington this year ...
GOP House backs state medical marijuana laws [28.05.2014] The GOP-controlled House voted in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The ...
Going to pot: legalised cannabis edges nearer in west after US states end ban [22.05.2014] Legalisation of cannabis is making slow but unstoppable progress across much of the developed world, many experts believe, following the end of prohi ...
Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking [07.05.2014] Frustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world's first financial system de ...
Moving Away from Drug Courts [30.04.2014] Drug courts have spread across the country, yet available research does not support their continued expansion. Most drug courts do not reduce impriso ...
Eric Holder 'cautiously optimistic' about marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado [14.04.2014] Attorney General Eric Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and st ...
Marijuana legalization: Does Congress need to act? [11.04.2014] Despite a federal prohibition on marijuana possession, sale, and use, Colorado and Washington recently became the first states to enact laws legalizi ...
America’s new drug policy landscape [01.04.2014] Public opinion in the US appears ready for a truce in the war on drugs. A national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that support for the legal ...
DEA chief: Marijuana legalization just 'makes us fight harder' [01.04.2014] Far from being discouraged by shifts in public opinion, state laws and even within the Obama administration on the legalization of marijuana, federal ...
Non-psychoactive CBD oil made from marijuana plants poised to be game-changer [29.03.2014] A Colorado marijuana innovation is changing the way lawmakers in even the most conservative parts of the country talk about cannabis and is poised to ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
UN: cannabis law changes pose 'very grave danger to public health' [04.03.2014] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has launched a counter-offensive against moves to liberalise drug laws around the world, warning tha ...
California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016 [17.02.2014] A coalition of investors and strategists, which played a key role in passing most of the legislation to reform drug laws nationwide since 1996, has d ...
U.S. issues marijuana guidelines for banks [14.02.2014] The Obama administration issued guidelines intended to give banks confidence that they will not be punished if they provide services to legitimate ma ...
Marijuana on the move [26.01.2014] Some 20 years ago, a Spanish official in favor of lifting the ban on drugs such as marijuana mentioned at a UN meeting that there "might be a more hu ...
Banks say no to marijuana money, legal or not [14.01.2014] Legal marijuana merchants — mainly medical marijuana outlets but also, starting this year, shops that sell recreational marijuana in Colorado and Was ...
Marijuana in Colorado has a long history and an uncertain future [31.12.2013] Federal marijuana prohibition in the United States started with a knock on a Denver man's apartment door. Seventy-six years ago, Samuel Caldwell beca ...
A Colorado marijuana guide: 64 answers to commonly asked questions [30.12.2013] On January 1, 2014, Colorado becomes the first place anywhere in the world to allow legal marijuana sales to anybody over 21 for any purpose. You hav ...
Colorado issues first marijuana sales licenses to retailers [26.12.2013] The first licences in the United States that permit retailers to sell marijuana for recreational use from 1 January were issued in Colorado. Owners o ...
Marijuana legalization would bring fresh cash to California [26.12.2013] At least two of three marijuana legalization measures vying for the November, 2014 ballot would be good for California, according to the state Attorn ...
Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot [24.12.2013] Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Followin ...
If marijuana legalization sends the wrong message to teenagers, why aren't they listening? [18.12.2013] Prohibitionists warn that it’s dangerous even to discuss legalizing marijuana because such talk sends “the wrong message” to the youth of America, en ...
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 ...

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