Items tagged with cannabis

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Uruguay Considers Selling Marijuana [21.06.2012] Uruguay is showing a novel approach to Latin America's growing fatigue with the war on drugs with a new proposal: normalize marijuana use and hand ov ...
Uruguay mulls government marijuana sales [21.06.2012] Uruguay is planning a novel approach to fighting its rising crime: having its government sell marijuana to take drug profits out of the hands of deal ...
Les “cannabis social clubs” arrivent en France [18.06.2012] Si PS et UMP pensaient avoir enterré le débat sur le cannabis avec la fin de la campagne des législatives, ils se sont trompés. Des militants viennen ...
Would Obama boost his re-election bid by backing weed? [15.06.2012] The blogosphere has been abuzz in recent weeks over whether President Obama should legalize marijuana. Advocates argue that polls say a majority of A ...
Chicago Mayor Emanuel backs marijuana decriminalization [14.06.2012] Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would back a proposal that would decriminalize possessing small amounts of marijuana, the latest major U.S. politi ...
Next year we hope to evaluate the implementation of a new Drug Law [14.06.2012] “Next year we hope to evaluate the implementation of a new Drug Law”. Graciela Touzé, president of Intercambios, expressed this in the closing remark ...
10 Reasons to Revisit Marijuana Policy Now [12.06.2012] For the first time ever, a solid majority of Americans supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use: 56%, according to the most recent Rasmusse ...
Marijuana could be Barack Obama's secret weapon in this election [12.06.2012] Since his inauguration, drug policy reform advocates have tirelessly petitioned Barack Obama to have his "marijuana moment". And for good reason – du ...
Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized [07.06.2012] New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to change New York’s laws to decriminalize marijuana. New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Police Commissioner ...
Christiania's resurgent cannabis trade marred by violence and intimidation [06.06.2012] Almost a decade after extensive police raids in 2004 that were intended to clear out the drug dealers in Christiania, police estimate that the trade ...
New York to decriminalize marijuana? [05.06.2012] New York governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana in the state and he’s got the support of New ...
Bikers harvest a billion in Christiania [04.06.2012] Despite a police operation in 2004, which levelled Pusher Street in Christiania, and despite continued patrolling operations in the years after that, ...
Decriminalize marijuana? Four ways America's views of pot are changing [04.06.2012] Polls show national opinion toward marijuana use steadily changing toward greater acceptance, and laws are changing and ballot initiatives are coming ...
Dope smokers face fines but no court procedure [04.06.2012] The Swiss Parliament has agreed in principle to impose a fine on consumers of small amounts of cannabis instead of opening a mandatory criminal proce ...
Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana [03.06.2012] New York Police Department, the mayor and the city’s top prosecutors on Monday endorsed a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of small amou ...
Marijuana initiative could make or break Obama in Colorado [01.06.2012] With Obama facing a stiff challenge from Republican Mitt Romney in the November 6 election, it's ironic that his chances of winning the key state of ...
Cannabis as an Adjunct to or Substitute for Opiates in the Treatment of Chronic Pain [31.05.2012] There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of medical cannabis as an adjunct to or substitute for prescription opiates in the treatment o ...
Marijuana compound treats schizophrenia with few side effects [29.05.2012] A compound found in marijuana can treat schizophrenia as effectively as antipsychotic medications, with far fewer side effects, according to a prelim ...
Government opposes Copenhagen City Council on cannabis shops [27.05.2012] The pilot project to have state-run hash and marijuana dispensaries in Copenhagen received a setback after the Justice Ministry turned down the City ...
A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama [24.05.2012] Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story dealing ...
Poll shows strong support for legal marijuana: Is it inevitable? [23.05.2012] A new national poll shows a clear majority of Americans in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana – "the strongest support ever recorded," acco ...
Majority relaxed about cannabis use [21.05.2012] More than half of Australians support reduced legal penalties for use of drugs such as cannabis and ecstasy, an analysis of a federal government surv ...
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 ...
Hollande will not go Dutch on cannabis [17.05.2012] The new president of France, François Hollande, is not likely to change cannabis policies. His choice as Minister of the Interior, Manuel Valls, is a ...
Legal cannabis rejected by government [14.05.2012] State-run hash and marijuana dispensaries won't be popping up in Copenhagen any time soon after the Justice Ministry this weekend turned down Copenha ...
Weed pass sparks new problems [08.05.2012] The introduction of the 'weed pass' in the south of the Netherlands is leading to growing problems. Since 1 May, only Dutch residents are able to pur ...
Dutch 'cannabis card' rollout in disarray [08.05.2012] A week after a contentious rollout of a new Dutch law to stub out cannabis sales to foreigners, enforcement is in disarray as some police are untrain ...
Netherlands bans tourists from buying marijuana [03.05.2012] For visitors to the Netherlands who enjoy the relaxing effects of marijuana, life has just become a little less easy going, particularly for those Ge ...
Cannabis: Britain's growth industry [01.05.2012] Given the current economic conditions, the Government is keen to encourage all sort of new entrepreneurial initiatives. But the growth of Britain's p ...
Fresh protests as weed pass takes effect [01.05.2012] There are mounting protests in the south of the Netherlands against the introduction of the 'weed pass'. As of 1 May, coffeeshops in southern Dutch c ...
Dutch 'cannabis card' roll-out draws defiance [30.04.2012] New Dutch laws to stub out the sale of cannabis to foreign dope tourists kicked in Tuesday -- and were met with defiance from southern coffee shops i ...
UK police find 20 cannabis farms a day [29.04.2012] Police discovered more than 20 cannabis farms and factories in the UK every day last year, seizing drugs worth up to £100 million, according to a rep ...
Will banning marijuana sales to foreigners hurt Holland's economy? [26.04.2012] The mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, understandably opposes the ban: Roughly a third of the four million foreign tourists who visit the cit ...
Cannabis : la «modération» plutôt que l’abstinence [23.04.2012] Non seulement la prohibition n’empêche pas une consommation massive depuis quarante ans, mais elle crée des «effets pervers» comme l’économie parallè ...
10 provocative quotes about legalization for global pot day [19.04.2012] The history of 4/20 is somewhat hazy, but it is widely thought to be the work of a group of teenagers who in 1971 made a pact to find an abandoned ca ...
Dutch marijuana advocates face off with Cabinet [18.04.2012] Dutch coffee shop owners went to court in a last ditch bid to block a government plan to stop foreigners from buying marijuana in the Netherlands. Th ...
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 ...
Summit of the Americas agree war on drugs a failure [15.04.2012] This weekend’s Summit of the Americas did not produce a joint communiqué charting the future of the hemisphere, but the 31 leaders agreed on one thin ...
Obama Hasn’t Reformed Criminal Justice—Could Romney Do Better? [12.04.2012] Whose website laments that in the United States today we have “more than one million nonviolent offenders fill the nation’s prisons,” and sings the p ...
Spanish village votes for 'grass roots plan' [09.04.2012] The Spanish village of Rasquera has adopted in a referendum a plan to rent out a field for growing cannabis in an urgent bid to create jobs and raise ...
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, ...
Improving community health and safety in Canada through evidence-based policies on illegal drugs [28.03.2012] The use of illegal drugs remains a serious threat to community health. However, despite the substantial social costs attributable to illegal drugs, a ...
The Return of the Underground Retail Cannabis Market? [27.03.2012] The sale of cannabis to persons aged 18 or older is permitted in the Netherlands under certain conditions in commercial establishments called coffeesh ...
Cannabis: Legal high [23.03.2012] The police and the courts can neither keep up with the surge in small-scale production, nor are they desperately keen to do so. Last month the govern ...
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 ...
New wrinkle in pot debate: stoned driving [19.03.2012] Angeline Chilton says she can't drive unless she smokes pot. The suburban Denver woman says she'd never get behind the wheel right after smoking, but ...
Effort to put marijuana legalization measure on ballot is in disarray [09.03.2012] After Proposition 19 received 46% of the vote in 2010, proponents took heart. They vowed to put a measure to fully legalize marijuana on the 2012 bal ...
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 ...
Bid to have pot smokers fined not prosecuted [06.03.2012] Parliament has launched a new attempt to decriminalise the consumption of cannabis, four years after voters rejected a proposal for the full legalisa ...

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