Items tagged with US drug policy

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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 ...
Objections to Bolivia's reservation to allow coca chewing in the UN conventions [03.01.2013] Sweden joined the United States and the United Kingdom in objecting to the re-accession of Bolivia to the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs ...
Racism's hidden history in the war on drugs [02.01.2013] The first anti-drug law in the US was a local law in San Francisco passed in 1875, outlawing the smoking of opium and directed at the Chinese. Mariju ...
Pro-marijuana campaign looks ahead after 2012 victories [29.12.2012] After a decades-long campaign to legalize marijuana hit a high mark in 2012 with victories in Washington state and Colorado, its energized and deep-p ...
Parts of Colorado's pot legalization strategy exported to other states [29.12.2012] The sequential strategy will look familiar to Coloradans: first, pass a medical-marijuana law; then put dispensaries in place; then go for recreation ...
Reefer Madness Revisited [20.12.2012] Rob Kampia, co-founder and executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), has co-authored most of the medical marijuana laws on the books. ...
Marijuana, not yet legal for Californians, might as well be [19.12.2012] Let Colorado and Washington be the marijuana trailblazers. Let them struggle with the messy details of what it means to actually legalize the drug. M ...
Battle over nation's largest pot dispensary heads to U.S. court [18.12.2012] A showdown over the fate of the country's largest medical marijuana dispensary heads to federal court, and the outcome could hint at what lies ahead ...
The next seven states to legalize pot [18.12.2012] By legalizing marijuana through direct democracy, Colorado and Washington have fundamentally changed the national conversation about cannabis. As man ...
Task force created to regulate legalized marijuana in Colorado [16.12.2012] It has been a little over a month since Coloradans approved a groundbreaking law legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Now that ...
President's pot comments prompt call for policy [14.12.2012] President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But ...
Federal government should allow states to sanction marijuana businesses [14.12.2012] President Obama’s statement of tolerance toward legalized marijuana is welcome. The real question is not whether federal agents will go after users. ...
Marijuana not high Obama priority [14.12.2012] President Obama says recreational users of marijuana in states that have legalized the substance should not be a "top priority" of federal law enforc ...
Recreational marijuana should not be top federal priority: Obama [14.12.2012] In an interview with ABC News President Barack Obama said federal authorities should not target recreational marijuana use in two Western states wher ...
Colorado pot legalization: 30 questions (and answers) [12.12.2012] The passage and governor's proclamation of Amendment 64 on Monday, which makes Colorado one of the first two states to legalize limited possession an ...
Poll: Keep feds out of state pot laws [12.12.2012] Most Americans want the federal government to stop enforcing anti-marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington state, according to a Gallup Poll. Sixty- ...
Former president Jimmy Carter OK with legalizing marijuana [12.12.2012] Former President Jimmy Carter said he is in favor of legalizing marijuana during a public panel that CNN aired Tuesday. “I’m in favor of it. I think ...
Plenty of smoke clouds the future of legalized pot in Washington [10.12.2012] The law setting up the US's first legal regulatory system for retail pot won't allow sales until next year. And the federal government still consider ...
Marijuana legalization low-key by design in Colo. [10.12.2012] Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday quietly removed the final barrier to legalization by declaring that an amendment passed by voters in November was of ...
Administration weighs legal action against States that legalized marijuana use [05.12.2012] Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter ...
Pot is now legal in Washington state. Should we do the same? [05.12.2012] Although Canada has long toyed with decriminalizing marijuana, that idea was shelved when Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper took office. Ear ...
Smokers celebrate as Wash. legalizes marijuana [04.12.2012] The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new re ...
With I-502, will more young adults use pot? [01.12.2012] Some researchers think marijuana use among 18- to 25-year-olds will increase when Initiative 502 goes into effect, but college students say the drug ...
8 Visions for the future of legal pot [30.11.2012] Some drug policy reform leaders, fearing an official backlash, are urging a cautious, go-slow, approach: make it as easy as possible for the feds to ...
Investors see profit potential in new pot law [30.11.2012] Votes in Washington and Colorado last month to legalize pot for recreational use turbocharged marijuana as a legitimate business opportunity. Busines ...
Turning over a new leaf [30.11.2012] Faced with this soiled wedge between state legislation and federal law within the United States, Mexico's President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and his ...
European Union discussion on response to Bolivia's denunciation of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [28.11.2012] The following notes are summaries of the EU Horizontal Working Party on Drugs discussions about Bolivia’s coca amendment and denunciation of the 1961 ...
Can Obama and Peña Nieto Clear the Marijuana Smoke? [27.11.2012] Like a growing number of Latin American leaders, Peña, who takes office Dec. 1, says it may be time to reassess the drug war. In an interview with TI ...
More states ponder legal marijuana as feds loom [26.11.2012] The battle over the legal recreational use of marijuana heads to several more states, as officials in Colorado and Washington wait to see how the fed ...
Marijuana’s foot in the door [26.11.2012] The Washington Post’s View: we favor decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot, assessing civil fines instead of locking people up. Also, fo ...
Following win, Colorado marijuana activists debate how hard to push [24.11.2012] Colorado marijuana activists, empowered after backing a successful legalization effort in the state, are in the midst of a dialogue about how far to ...
The truce on drugs [24.11.2012] Something unexpected has happened in the past five years. The condemnations of the war on drugs - of the mechanized imprisonment of much of our inner ...
"Impossible" to end drug trade, says Calderón [23.11.2012] Ending the consumption and the trafficking of illegal drugs is “impossible”, according to Felipe Calderón, Mexico’s outgoing president. In an intervi ...
Give Pot a Chance [22.11.2012] In two weeks, adults in this state will no longer be arrested or incarcerated for something that nearly 30 million Americans did last year. For the f ...
New England marijuana legalization bills coming [19.11.2012] In the wake of this month's marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington, legislators in New England are ramping up efforts to be the ...
Time to end the war on drugs [19.11.2012] Since its launch in 1971, when President Nixon successfully branded drug addicts as criminals, the war on drugs has resulted in 45 million arrests an ...
Marijuana legalisation in the US: Five burning questions [19.11.2012] The 6 November votes in Colorado and Washington left a lot of marijuana users happy and a lot of police officers nervous. And they set the two states ...
Will Obama's second term see an end to the failed 'war on drugs'? [16.11.2012] One of the more surprising results of last week's election was the decision by voters in Colorado and Washington state to legalize marijuana for adul ...
DeGette files bill to require feds to respect marijuana law [15.11.2012] In an effort to ensure new voter-approved amendments that legalize limited use of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington are not overrun b ...
Denver joins Boulder in dropping prosecution of limited pot possession [15.11.2012] Denver prosecutors will no longer charge those 21 and older for carrying less than an ounce of marijuana, and will review current cases that fit unde ...
INCB President voices concern [15.11.2012] The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in th ...
Seattle police produce a user's guide to pot [15.11.2012] When Washington state voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana on Nov. 6, Seattle police knew they'd be getting a lot of questions. And whi ...
Mexico lawmaker introduces bill to legalize marijuana [14.11.2012] A leftist Mexican lawmaker on Thursday presented a bill to legalize the production, sale and use of marijuana, adding to a growing chorus of Latin Am ...
Gregoire awaits federal decision on new pot laws [12.11.2012] Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday the federal government still hasn't decided whether to take action to block new laws legalizing marijuana ...
Mexican president says marijuana legalization votes leave U.S. with no 'moral authority' for drug war [12.11.2012] Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in two U.S. states limits that country's "moral authority" ...

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