Items tagged with US drug policy

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Drugs: The Rebellion in Cartagena [23.05.2012] The startling, unprogrammed, and rebellious discussion about drugs that took place among hemispheric leaders in April at a summit in Cartagena, Colom ...
Bill to decriminalize marijuana possession is advanced by N.J. Assembly committee [20.05.2012] New Jersey took a step toward decriminalizing marijuana possession today when an Assembly panel unanimously approved a bill that would allow offender ...
Pot groups hope Oregon race sends feds a message [17.05.2012] Medical marijuana advocates have a message for Democratic leaders and federal prosecutors with an eye on political office: Don't mess with pot. Pushi ...
Supporter of Oregon medical pot law wins attorney general race [16.05.2012] In a primary election race for Oregon's top law enforcement post, the candidate who pledged to protect medical marijuana patients scored a decisive v ...
A Judge’s Plea for Pot [15.05.2012] The New York State Legislature is now debating a bill to recognize marijuana as an effective and legitimate medicinal substance and establish a lawfu ...
Just how “new” is the 2012 National Drug Control Strategy? [07.05.2012] Some have hailed the Obama administration’s 2012 National Drug Control Strategy as a revolutionary shift toward a public health approach to the natio ...
Connecticut aims to avoid states' medical marijuana woes [04.05.2012] Connecticut lawmakers' approval of the use of medical marijuana includes strict regulations for the cultivation and distribution in an attempt to avo ...
What Is President Obama’s Problem With Medical Marijuana? [02.05.2012] For a brief moment in 2009, medical marijuana advocates exhaled. A new President had taken office promising to call off the federal prosecutors in st ...
War on drugs: There has to be a better way [24.04.2012] The most important story of the Summit of the Americas was the Latin American demand to open the debate on an alternative to the ‘war on drugs’. The ...
Drug-law reform genie freed from bottle at Summit of the Americas [19.04.2012] Present international drug control policies are deeply-rooted and change will no doubt come slowly. However, as a result of the Cartagena summit, for ...
New US anti-drug policy stresses treatment, prevention [18.04.2012] The White House unveiled a new drug policy strategy that veers away from imposing heavy prison sentences for illicit drug use and focuses instead on ...
California's "Princeton of Pot" reopens in bare-bones state [17.04.2012] A California school known as the "Princeton of Pot" has reopened after a federal raid, but with a bare-bones staff of volunteers to teach the art of ...
Obama and the failed war on drugs [15.04.2012] Long before he was in a position to change his country's policies, Barack Obama had firm views on a complex problem: "The war on drugs has been an ut ...
Latin American countries pursue alternatives to U.S. drug war [09.04.2012] When President Obama arrives in Colombia for a hemispheric summit this weekend, he will hear Latin American leaders say that the U.S.-orchestrated wa ...
Time for Obama to join the debate over the failed war on drugs [08.04.2012] All wars end. Eventually. Even the war on drugs – resilient for so long – is starting to show signs of exhaustion. It is 42 years since President Nix ...
Rally protests federal raid on Oakland pot trade school [04.04.2012] Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at City Hall to demand federal respect for state and local marijuana laws, a day after federal agents raided the s ...
Agents in Oakland raid leader of medical marijuana movement [02.04.2012] Federal agents struck at the heart of California's medical marijuana movement, raiding the nation's first pot trade school and a popular dispensary, ...
U.S. Facing Bold New Calls for “Drug War” Alternatives [02.04.2012] At a poorly attended summit of Central American leaders, President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala reiterated calls for the decriminalization of recre ...
New York police officers defy order to cut marijuana arrests [29.03.2012] Police officers in New York are "manufacturing" criminal offenses by forcing people with small amounts of marijuana to reveal their drugs, according ...
How many pot patients Calif. has is anyone's guess [23.03.2012] The reality is that no one knows how many people are legally using marijuana in California because the state — with hundreds of pot stores and clinic ...
Attorney tells more Colorado medical pot centers to close [22.03.2012] Colorado's top federal prosecutor has ordered 25 medical marijuana shops located near schools to close in an escalating pot clampdown, as the state g ...
'This Debate Will No Longer be Suppressed' [09.03.2012] Latin American leaders are increasingly speaking out against prohibition. And public opinion in America, especially when it comes to legalizing pot, ...
Pat Robertson: Pot should be legal like alcohol [09.03.2012] Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol because the government's war on drugs has failed. The ...
Just say no [05.03.2012] Given the recent calls by several Latin American presidents for a debate on legalising drugs, would the United States show any flexibility in its sta ...
Policing drug sales: Cleaning up the ’hood [02.03.2012] An approach known as drug-market intervention (DMI) was first used in High Point, North Carolina, in 2004 and since then has been tried in more than ...
VP Biden goes to Latin American amid drug debate [02.03.2012] Vice President Joe Biden heads to Latin America Sunday amid unprecedented pressure from political and business leaders to talk about something U.S. o ...
The War On Drugs Hurts Businesses and Investors [29.02.2012] “The drug war is weakening state institutions, infiltrating judicial systems and undermining rule of law,” all of which is bad for business, César Za ...
Recreational marijuana measure makes Colorado ballot [28.02.2012] Colorado voters will be asked to decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in a November ballot measure, setting up a potential sh ...
U.S. officials tell Tories war on drugs has failed [22.02.2012] A high-profile group of current and former U.S. law enforcement officials has written to the Conservative government with a surprising message: Take ...
Interview: Guatemala president says drug war can’t be fought with arms [15.02.2012] Guatemala’s first president with a military background in 25 years said Tuesday the drug war can’t be won with arms alone, and pledged that his admin ...
Guatemala president weighs drug legalization, blames US for not reducing consumption [14.02.2012] U.S. inability to cut illegal drug consumption leaves Guatemala with no option but to consider legalizing the use and transport of drugs, President O ...
Medical marijuana distributors subject to federal prosecution despite state law [13.02.2012] A Montana medical marijuana law does not shield cannabis dispensers from federal prosecution, a district court has ruled. The ruling will decrease th ...
Pills and progress [11.02.2012] On a recent evening, some 50 people turned up for their weekly reckoning at Judge Joel Bennett’s drug court in Austin, Texas. Those who had had a goo ...
Marijuana legalization initiative set to go on Nov. ballot [09.02.2012] An initiative seeking to legalize and regulate the recreational use of marijuana will be decided by voters. If passed, Initiative 502 would make Wash ...
California pot industry's next move: Ballot initiative for state regulation [06.02.2012] A proposed ballot initiative aimed for the November elections begs a key question looming over California's medical marijuana industry: Can stricter ...
Hemp bill in Colorado legislature risks more headaches with feds [02.02.2012] With a deadline looming at the end of this month in the most dramatic federal-state showdown yet in Colorado over marijuana, a state lawmaker has pro ...
Not That Kind of Smoke-Filled Room [01.02.2012] Potheads had high hopes for President Obama’s Google+ hangout on Monday. The Web superpower had invited citizens to submit questions for the presiden ...
Marijuana Mouth Spray: Will It Be Abused? [31.01.2012] The medical marijuana drug Sativex, which could be approved in the United States in the coming years as a treatment for pain relief, has little poten ...
Pot legalization efforts forge ahead in key U.S. states [31.01.2012] Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use are gaining momentum in Washington state and Colorado, despite fierce opposition from the federal ...
Marijuana legalization measure certified [27.01.2012] A measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Washington State is likely to be on the November 2012 ballot, after the secretary of the s ...
Marijuana-based prescription drug looks toward FDA's approval [22.01.2012] A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in mari ...
Rick Ross, '80s Crack Kingpin, Would Rather Have Sold Pot [11.01.2012] A leading distributor of crack cocaine in the 1980s would have preferred to have been a pot dealer, but was unable to find enough supply, he told The ...
Peru replaces drug czar who de-emphasized coca plant eradication, saying it hurt poor growers [10.01.2012] Peru’s government on Tuesday replaced its drug czar, whose refusal to endorse an all-out coca crop eradication effort put him at odds with the Cabine ...
Chewing over Khat prohibition [10.01.2012] In the context of a fast changing and well documented market in legal highs, the case of khat (Catha edulis) provides an interesting anomaly. It is f ...
Many US communities are blocking medical marijuana [09.01.2012] In California, with the nation's most permissive medical marijuana laws, 185 cities and counties have banned pot dispensaries entirely. In New Jersey ...
Handicapping Legalization in 2012 [04.01.2012] Registered voters heading to the polls this fall for elections in Colorado, Washington, and perhaps California will have a chance to enact historic c ...
States say it's time to rethink medical marijuana [01.01.2012] Medical marijuana advocates are hoping state governments can succeed where their efforts have failed by asking federal authorities to reclassify pot ...
Marijuana legalization initiative signatures in [29.12.2011] Backers of an effort to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use in Washington state submitted more than 340,000 signatures Thursday to try t ...
Colorado seeks new pot classification [28.12.2011] Colorado has become the third state to ask the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana in a way that allows doctors to prescribe ...
To The Next Level: Marijuana Regulation in the US [22.12.2011] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) traveled to California and attended the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in LA to find out what ...

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