Items tagged with US drug policy

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Will legalised marijuana lead to an economic boom? [06.05.2013] Many Washington residents are looking to cash in on the newly legal and potentially lucrative marijuana market, which they hope will give them a new ...
In Latin America, U.S. focus shifts from drug war to economy [04.05.2013] Relationships with countries racked by drug violence and organized crime should focus more on economic development and less on the endless battles ag ...
Legalize marijuana and other ways U.S.-Mexico can win drug war [03.05.2013] There was a lot of drug-war hand-wringing in the U.S. leading up to President Obama’s visit to Mexico. That’s because Mexican President Peña Nieto is ...
Maine panel hears case for marijuana legalization [03.05.2013] With other states already starting to allow the legal use of marijuana, Maine needs to get ahead of the issue and legalize, regulate and tax the sale ...
A rising marijuana reform tide at the Statehouses [30.04.2013] In the wake of the marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington last November, and buoyed by a series of national public opinion polls ...
DEA: Warning letters to 11 pot dispensaries don’t signal war on state law [30.04.2013] The Drug Enforcement Administration sent cease-and-desist letters to 11 medical-marijuana dispensaries because they are within 1,000 feet of schools ...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas [30.04.2013] Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followe ...
Colorado lawmakers discussing marijuana-legalization repeal effort [26.04.2013] A proposal that could lead to the repeal of marijuana legalization in Colorado has gained momentum at the state Capitol. The repeal would be linked t ...
The Next Step in Drug Treatment [25.04.2013] The mandatory-sentencing craze that drove up the prison population tenfold, pushing state corrections costs to bankrupting levels, was rooted in New ...
New law’s pot definition impairs criminal cases [23.04.2013] Prosecutors and crime-lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana has jeopardized their a ...
The Issue: Discord between state, federal marijuana laws just crazy [20.04.2013] In 21 states, consumers can legally buy marijuana for legal or recreational use even though the substance still is illegal under federal law. New law ...
Colorado legislature unveils long-awaited marijuana regulation bills [19.04.2013] Lawmakers introduced a long-awaited bill of proposed regulations for recreational marijuana, moving Colorado one step closer to a legal pot marketpla ...
Wash. delays pot grower, processor licenses [16.04.2013] Washington state is delaying its timeline for granting marijuana growing and processing licenses - and that means legal marijuana sales likely won't ...
Alaska voters on track to decide in 2014 whether to legalize pot [15.04.2013] Alaska voters likely will get a chance next year to make their state the third in the country to approve the recreational use of marijuana by adults ...
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 ...

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