Items tagged with US drug policy

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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" ...
Leaders in Latin America call for review of drug policy after 2 U.S. states vote to legalize marijuana [12.11.2012] A group of Latin American leaders declared that votes by two U.S. states to legalize marijuana have important implications for efforts to quash drug ...
A more enlightened approach to intoxicants should legalise marijuana [12.11.2012] With two US states - Washington and Colorado - voting to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, a similar liberal approach towards mild intoxica ...
As US states legalise marijuana, is this the end of the drugs war? [10.11.2012] Last week was a momentous week, the beginning of the end, perhaps, of a national depravity – the "war on drugs". The voters of Colorado and Washingto ...
Legalized marijuana initiatives leave federal government wrestling with policy [09.11.2012] Senior administration officials acknowledged that they are wrestling with how to respond to the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, ...
The joint campaign: Should we not legalize recreational use of cannabis? [09.11.2012] What two American states, Washington and Colorado, have decided to do - legalize recreational use of marijuana - was the norm in India until 1985. Al ...
Colorado, Washington await federal response to pot measure [09.11.2012] Should marijuana be treated like alcohol? Or should it remain in the same legal category as heroin and the most dangerous drugs? Votes by Colorado an ...
The end of the war on marijuana [09.11.2012] The historic measure to regulate and tax marijuana in Washington State deserves to be looked at closely as a model of how legalization ought to be de ...
Colorado and Washington legalise marijuana: what it really means [08.11.2012] No sooner had the voters of Colorado and Washington passed measures to legalise marijuana than the predictions began: visions – both overexcited and ...
The American Public Is Doing a 180 on Marijuana Prohibition... [08.11.2012] The election results this week from Washington, Colorado, Massachusetts and Arkansas demonstrate that public opinion about cannabis has moved much fa ...
Legalisation in U.S. States may prompt changes in Mexico’s anti-drug policy [07.11.2012] The legalisation of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, which will allow the drug to be taxed and regulated, in two U.S. states will pro ...
Mexico says marijuana legalization in U.S. could change anti-drug strategies [07.11.2012] The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana has left Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña N ...
U.S. marijuana vote threatens to nip B.C. market in the bud [07.11.2012] British Columbia’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry could take a “significant” blow now that two U.S. states – including its closest neighbour ...
U.S. marijuana vote may have snowball effect in Latin America [07.11.2012] Voters in Colorado and Washington state who approved the recreational use of marijuana Tuesday sent a salvo from the ballot box that will ricochet ar ...
Colorado officials seek clarity after passage of marijuana measure [07.11.2012] Colorado officials and marijuana advocates on Wednesday looked toward an imminent confrontation with the federal government one day after voters in t ...
Mexico's new gov to review pot fight after US vote [07.11.2012] The legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado will force Mexico to rethink its efforts to halt marijuana s ...
Pot legal Dec. 6, 'jury is out on what happens' after that [07.11.2012] Washington's grand social experiment with marijuana legalization begins Dec. 6 with a simple step: On that date, it is legal to have an ounce of the ...
Pot votes in 2 states challenge US drug war [07.11.2012] Those who have argued for decades that legalizing and taxing weed would be better than a costly, failed U.S. drug war have their chance to prove it, ...
What Tuesday's marijuana victories mean for the war on drugs [07.11.2012] In three states — Washington, Colorado, and Massachusetts — efforts to liberalize marijuana laws succeeded last night. In Washington and Colorado, th ...
Colorado, Washington first states to legalize recreational pot [07.11.2012] Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use in defiance of federal law ...
Voters approve I-502 legalizing marijuana [06.11.2012] Washington enthusiastically leapt into history Tuesday, becoming the first state, with Colorado, to reject federal drug-control policy and legalize r ...
Coloradans say yes to recreational use of marijuana [06.11.2012] Voters approved Amendment 64 legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado on Tuesday, making this one of two states to end prohibition of the dr ...
Biggest blow to Mexico drug cartels? It could be on your state ballot [05.11.2012] Over the past year, the world has eyed Latin America as it has forged forward, in both policy and politics, with a rethink of the “war on drugs.” (Se ...
U.S. vote may be beginning of the end for War on Drugs [05.11.2012] "Exactly 80 years ago (in 1932), Colorado voters approved a ballot measure to appeal alcohol prohibition, and that came before it being repealed by t ...
Taking the initiative on legal marijuana [05.11.2012] Two years ago, California’s bid to legalize marijuana—Proposition 19—achieved great notoriety in Latin America, but ultimately fell short at the ball ...
Legalising marijuana: The view from Mexico [02.11.2012] Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington will vote on whether to legalise marijuana. Polls suggest that the initiatives have a decent chance of pass ...
Mexico study: US legalization cuts cartel profits [30.10.2012] A study released by a respected Mexican think tank asserts that proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washi ...
Op-ed: Approve I-502, legalize marijuana and cripple organized crime in B.C. [29.10.2012] Passing Initiative 502 is one of the best ways to reduce international gang violence? Like the violent cartels gripping Mexico, British Columbia is a ...
Medical marijuana: disabled veteran's appeal could change US drugs policy [22.10.2012] A disabled veteran has told an appeals court that the department of veteran affairs policy on medical marijuana has caused him pain and significant e ...
Marijuana legalization leads in new polls, but not a lock [22.10.2012] Washington is emerging as the most likely state to be the first to legalize marijuana according to new polls. But even with a huge fundraising advant ...
Medical Marijuana: Will Colorado's "green rush" last? [20.10.2012] When people go to the polls two weeks from now they won't just be voting for candidates, in some states, they'll be passing judgment on social issues ...
U.S. stance on marijuana unchanged by legalization votes: official [19.10.2012] A top Justice Department official has told "60 Minutes" the federal government is ready to combat any "dangers" of state-sanctioned recreational pot, ...
Drug legalization in Latin America: Could it be the answer? [15.10.2012] Washington’s hard-lined anti-legalization position is unlikely to waiver regardless of who wins the upcoming U.S. presidential election. A more impor ...
Medical marijuana advocates seek reclassification of drug [15.10.2012] A medical marijuana advocate urged a federal appeals court to require the U.S. government to relax, or at least rethink, a more-than-40-year-old rule ...
States legalizing marijuana will violate federal law, trigger constitutional showdown [15.10.2012] Former Drug Enforcement Agency administrators and directors of the Office of National Drug Control Policy voiced a strong reminder to the U.S. Depart ...
Wash. could become first state to OK pot sales [11.10.2012] Supporters say passing Initiative 502 on Nov. 6 could make drug laws more reasonable, prevent thousands of arrests a year, and bring Washington hundr ...
Oakland sues U.S. to halt closure of marijuana dispensary [10.10.2012] The city of Oakland has sued to block U.S. authorities from closing down a medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest, mar ...
Powerful Court quietly takes marijuana case that could shatter federal prohibition laws [10.10.2012] On October 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the federal appeals court that usually handles cases involving government regulations, ...
Study: Pot arrests cost state $300 million in past 25 years [10.10.2012] A new crime-data analysis has found that 241,000 people in Washington were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession over the last quarter-centur ...
Marijuana only for the sick? A farce, some Angelenos say [06.10.2012] One year after federal law enforcement officials began cracking down on California’s medical marijuana industry with a series of high-profile arrests ...
Medical marijuana advocates hope lawsuit relaxes US drugs policy [06.10.2012] Advocates for medical marijuana will go before the US court of appeal as part of a historic lawsuit that they hope will challenge the federal governme ...
Pot dispensaries clouding medical marijuana's image [05.10.2012] Seattle's first-ever Medical Cannabis Cup — part gourmet weed contest, part trade show, part smoke-in — showcased the entrepreneurial drive and explo ...

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