Items tagged with legalization

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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 ...
Policy pitfalls could quickly kill buzz around Liberal pot proposal [19.01.2012] If Liberals are serious about presenting voters with a credible plan to legalize and regulate cannabis in the next federal election, they have a lot ...
Canadians in favour of relaxing pot laws: poll [17.01.2012] The results come as the Liberal party voted overwhelmingly to support legalization of the drug at its biennial policy convention on the weekend, seem ...
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 ...
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 ...
Increased enforcement not curtailing marijuana use, report finds [22.12.2011] Increased funding for anti-cannabis law enforcement does not meaningfully reduce the drug’s potency, price or availability and creates a lucrative op ...
B.C. medical group recommends pot legalization [22.12.2011] Some B.C. medical health officials are now advocating for marijuana to be legalized, arguing that the government's costly enforcement activities are ...
President Obama's puzzling silence on marijuana policy [17.12.2011] The youth vote helped propel Barack Obama to the presidency, but that enthusiasm has declined sharply. One issue might reignite youthful enthusiasm: ...
Deputies to stop harassing I-502 proponents [08.12.2011] King County authorities and the Washington State Public Stadium Authority have agreed to stop harassing people collecting signatures outside the Seah ...
Marijuana in California and Colorado: Highs and laws [03.12.2011] While it is allowed in some form in 16 states and Washington, DC, Colorado is the leader in trying to make medicinal pot a legitimate business. It ha ...
Polls, dispensary bans show Coloradans are split over possibly legalizing marijuana [26.11.2011] As proponents of a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana near the deadline to turn in signatures, they face a puzzling picture of the electorate. A ...
Legalise it, part two [24.11.2011] Legalising pot, we wrote in this space back in July 2009, would have two obvious benefits: generating revenue and dragging a shady business out into ...
Could legalising pot clean up the rot? [24.11.2011] The City Council of Copenhagen has been pushing to legalise the sale of marijuana in the city. The council’s vote which would pave the way to establi ...
Four former Vancouver mayors back call for an end to pot prohibition [23.11.2011] Four former Vancouver mayors have endorsed a coalition calling for an end to pot prohibition in Canada that they blame for rampant gang violence. Lar ...
State's effort to legalize pot faces legal pitfalls [20.11.2011] An effort to decriminalize and tax recreational marijuana sales for adults in Washington state has won some high-profile endorsements — including fro ...
Copenhagen votes to legalise marijuana [18.11.2011] Marijuana could soon be legalised in Copenhagen, after the city voted overwhelmingly in favour of a scheme that would see the drug sold through a net ...
Poll: Public supports medical marijuana, but not full pot legalization [18.11.2011] According a recent CBS News poll conducted at the end of October, a slim majority of 51 percent continues to think that marijuana use should be illeg ...
Will Marijuana Raids Be the New Normal if Pot-Legalizing I-502 Passes in Washington? [16.11.2011] Cannabis-rights activists who oppose the marijuana-legalization initiative I-502 do so for many reasons, including the notion that should the bill pa ...
Pot measure is tough sell at cop conference [16.11.2011] I-502 has about 230,000 signatures and almost certainly will qualify for the November 2012 ballot. If I-502 were to pass, the state Liquor Control Bo ...
The war on drugs and the shameful silence of our politicians [13.11.2011] In a parliamentary debate in the House of Commons, David Cameron said: "I ask the Labour government not to return to retribution and war on drugs. Th ...
Juan Manuel Santos: 'It is time to think again about the war on drugs' [13.11.2011] Santos spelled out the radical ideas which he hopes will create a fresh approach. He said: "A new approach should try and take away the violent profi ...
Sign Initiative 502 to put marijuana legalization before state Legislature [11.11.2011] A former federal prosecutor and two former judges who have not only observed but also enforced marijuana laws at the federal, state and local levels ...
It's Only A Matter Of Time [08.11.2011] GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson drew headlines earlier this month when he said he would issue a full presidential pardon for anyone serving a ...
Pro-pot campaign gets big names, deep pockets [04.11.2011] Marijuana legalization in Washington has been an activist's pipe dream for decades, but a new campaign with deep pockets and prominent supporters is ...
Integrative Medicine: Legalization and regulation of cannabis [04.11.2011] The California Medical Association made news when it became the first state medical association to recommend the legalization and regulation of canna ...
Legalizing pot would cut gang violence: experts [28.10.2011] A new coalition of high-profile health, academic and justice experts is mounting a campaign to legalize and regulate marijuana in British Columbia, a ...
Colombian president calls for legalisation of marijuana [26.10.2011] Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian president, has called for the global legalisation of marijuana to help combat the trafficking of harder drugs and r ...
Legalizing drugs isn’t the answer [20.10.2011] Most of us can agree that current drug policy in North America is a disaster. The global war on drugs can’t be won. Locking up addicts in jail is bot ...
50% of Americans support legalizing marijuana: poll [18.10.2011] An unprecedented 50 percent of Americans think it's high time that marijuana should become legal in the United States, according to a Gallup poll. Th ...
California Medical Assn. calls for legalization of marijuana [15.10.2011] The California Medical Association, representing more than 35,000 physicians statewide, questions the medical value of pot and acknowledges some heal ...
Breaking the Silence [01.10.2011] This brief report outlines the links between cannabis prohibition in British Columbia (Canada) and the growth of organized crime and related violence ...
Mexico president hints legalizing drugs may be needed [20.09.2011] Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday turned up pressure on the United States to curb demand for illicit drugs, hinting that legalization of na ...
State Dems back marijuana-legalization initiative [19.09.2011] The Washington State Democratic Central Committee threw its support behind a marijuana legalization initiative this weekend, calling the continuing p ...
France and marijuana: an altered state [16.08.2011] Should the use of cannabis be legalised to end the dealing that has poisoned life in France's banlieues, and to guarantee the quality of a substance ...
Majority of Americans ready to legalize marijuana [09.08.2011] Many Americans continue to believe that marijuana should be legalized, but are not supportive of making other drugs readily available, a new Angus Re ...
A French economist argues for the legalization of cannabis [02.08.2011] University of Paris economist Pierre Kopp wants to legalize marijuana for entirely economic reasons. Kopp tells Le Monde : "For economists, the publi ...
Former Mexican president urges legalizing drugs [27.07.2011] Part of the solution to end drug violence in Mexico should include legalizing drugs like marijuana for personal use, according to former President Vi ...
The Pot Republic [26.07.2011] The bulk of the marijuana consumed in the United States used to come across the border from Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. Now, more than half of it i ...
New California marijuana ballot measure starts circulating [25.07.2011] A new marijuana legalization ballot measure was cleared Monday to start seeking petition signatures. But its proponents aren't affiliated with the Oa ...
A Puff in Paris [06.07.2011] Napoleon's troops first brought over the mysterious dried leaf called hashish from Egypt in the early 1800s. Soon, it was being sold in pharmacies ac ...
Let states enact their own marijuana policies [06.07.2011] Let's be clear: HR 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011, proposed by Reps. Barney Frank and Ron Paul, does not "legalize drugs" ...
Let the states decide their own marijuana policies [28.06.2011] The bipartisan measure -- H.R. 2306, the 'Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011' and sponsored by Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank and ...
Analysis: Mexican ex-presidents lead debate on legalizing drugs [24.06.2011] Once praised lavishly by the United States for waging a war on drugs, Mexico's last two presidents now say legalizing them may be the best way to end ...
Barney Frank and Ron Paul Introduce Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition [23.06.2011] The bill introduced today would allow states to determine their own marijuana laws -- not just medical marijuana laws -- without federal interference ...
4 Hopeful Signs in the Fight Against Disastrous Drug War, Including a New Bill to End Federal Pot Prohibition [23.06.2011] It's been forty years since President Nixon declared a "war on drugs." And we're not winning. In local communities, Black and Latino men are being si ...
Legalize marijuana in Washington state [22.06.2011] Marijuana should be legalized, regulated, taxed and made available for sale to adults. Prohibition has failed. It fuels criminal gangs. It fills the ...
Marijuana-initiative backers say state could lead change [22.06.2011] Washington state would be defying federal drug laws if an initiative filed Wednesday with the Secretary of State to legalize and regulate marijuana i ...
Former U.S. attorney McKay backs effort to legalize pot in Washington [21.06.2011] A coalition that includes former U.S. Attorney John McKay, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and travel guide Rick Steves is launching an initiative ...
The fiscal case for legalising marijuana [20.06.2011] Across the United States, people struggling with chronic illness increasingly are questioning US policy toward marijuana, a homeopathic substance tha ...

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