Items tagged with cannabis

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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 ...
Former city Rep. Beto O'Rourke and city Rep. Susie Byrd's book offers new view on controlling pot market [21.11.2011] Two prominent El Paso political leaders argue, in their new book, that the United States' war on drugs is not working despite a $1 trillion infusion ...
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 ...
Extraordinary General Assembly of Cannabis Users Association Pannagh [19.11.2011] The General Assembly of Cannabis Users Association Pannagh denounces the disproportionate intervention of the Municipal Police of Bilbao against the ...
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 ...
Cannabis social club activists in Spain liberated [18.11.2011] Martin Barriuso, the president of of Pannagh and the Federation of Cannabis Associations (FAC) in Spain and two fellow activists from the Pannagh can ...
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 ...
Ex-head of MI5 calls on government to decriminalise and regulate cannabis [17.11.2011] The former head of MI5 believes the "war on drugs" has proved fruitless and it is time to consider decriminalising the possession and use of small qu ...
Colorado's Marijuana 'Green Rush' [17.11.2011] There are currently 16 states that allow some form of legalized medical marijuana, but only Colorado allows marijuana businesses to operate as such. ...
Swiss cannabis smokers will be allowed to grow four marijuana plants each [17.11.2011] Cannabis smokers in Switzerland will soon be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants each at home to stop them buying drugs on the black market. ...
Immediate release for Martin Barriuso and his two fellow activists [16.11.2011] Martin Barriuso, the president of of Pannagh and the Federation of Cannabis Associations (FAC) in Spain and two fellow activist from Pannagh have bee ...
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 ...
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 ...
Study: legal medical marijuana doesn't encourage kids to smoke more pot [03.11.2011] Despite warnings from opponents of medical marijuana, legalizing the drug for medical purposes does not encourage teens to smoke more pot, according ...
Maastricht loses '£26 million-a-year' after drug tourism ban [03.11.2011] A Dutch city has lost income worth £26 million a year to its economy after banning French drug tourists from buying marijuana in legal cannabis cafés ...
Decriminalize pot, aldermen urge — but mayor says not so fast [02.11.2011] Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he would not be rushed into decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana because doing so creates its o ...
Chicago’s pot dilemma: Should marijuana users just be ticketed? [01.11.2011] Last year, Chicago Police officers arrested more than 23,000 people on misdemeanor marijuana charges, and most of those cases were dropped. From 2006 ...
What can we learn from the Dutch cannabis coffeeshop system? [31.10.2011] In 1976 the Netherlands adopted a formal written policy of non-enforcement for violations involving possession or sale of up to 30 g of cannabis. The ...
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 ...
Editorial: Feds' pot crackdown bad medicine [21.10.2011] In the design of America's founders, the states are supposed to be centers of democratic experiment. They're not supposed to be uniform. For example, ...
In a Strange About-Face, the President Tries to Hack Medical Marijuana Off at the Knees [20.10.2011] The new federal crackdown on medical marijuana announced on October 7 by California's four U.S. Attorneys sent chills through the industry. It was a ...
Budding research may remove stigma around cannabis cultivation [20.10.2011] Two Canadian researchers hope their work — mapping the cannabis sativa genome — will get rid of the stigma which they say surrounds the cultivation o ...
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 ...
How hemp got high: Canadian scientists map the cannabis genome [19.10.2011] Canadian researchers have sequenced the genome of Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces both industrial hemp and marijuana, and in the process rev ...
California's Coming Crackdown on Pot: What Do You Do if You Need It? [19.10.2011] Four California-based U.S. attorneys have announced their intent to prosecute the medical-marijuana dispensaries, growers and delivery services that ...
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 ...
Dutch fear threat to liberalism in "soft drugs" curbs [10.10.2011] The Netherlands is embarking on a crusade against its multi-billion-euro marijuana industry, with significant implications both for its economy and i ...
Netherlands to classify high-potency cannabis as hard drug [07.10.2011] The Dutch government has said it will move to classify high-potency cannabis alongside hard drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, the latest step in the ...
Dutch drug tourism takes hit in border town [01.10.2011] Foreign visitors will no longer be welcome to purchase cannabis in the coffee shops of Dutch border city Maastricht, unless they can prove that they ...
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 ...
Dutch city's coffee shops close doors to most cannabis tourists [01.10.2011] Coffee shops in the Dutch city of Maastricht have banned foreign tourists, except those from Germany and Belgium, from entering their premises. "A nu ...
Medical marijuana law under review [29.09.2011] Health Canada began two days of closed-door talks Wednesday about changes to the controversial medical marijuana law that has faced legal challenges ...
Four pot smokers get their stash from U.S. government under little-known program [28.09.2011] For the past three decades, Uncle Sam has been providing patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around as part of a little-known program t ...
Scientist's research produces a dangerous high [28.09.2011] John W. Huffman, a professor of organic chemistry, unwittingly contributed to the spread of "designer marijuana" so potent that the Drug Enforcement ...
Canada needs a more realistic public health approach to cannabis, study finds [23.09.2011] Canada's existing public health approach to cannabis use is unrealistic and should be adjusted to reflect the way the system approaches alcohol. An a ...
US teens smoke more pot than Dutch [21.09.2011] A new study, What Can We Learn from the Dutch Cannabis Coffeeshop System?, published in the journal Addiction earlier this month challenged the Unite ...
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 ...
Medical pot OK in Seattle, in trouble in Spokane [18.09.2011] The largest federal crackdown in the 13-year history of the state medical-marijuana law has sent Spokane's once-open medical-marijuana businesses div ...
Czech Health Ministry signals steps to legalize medical marijuana [14.09.2011] The Czech Ministry of Health has indicated that it will take marijuana off the list of banned substances and allow it to be prescribed by doctors for ...
Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Canada (LRCUG) [01.09.2011] More than one in ten adults – and about one in three young adults – report past year cannabis use in Canada. While cannabis use is associated with a ...
The return of the underground retail cannabis market? [01.09.2011] The sale of cannabis to persons aged 18 or older is permitted in the Netherlands under certain conditions in commercial establishments called coffees ...
With few rules, pot dispensaries try policing themselves [26.08.2011] In the absence of government regulation, the local medical-marijuana industry increasingly is trying to professionalize the industry with such self-po ...
Buzz Kill: Marijuana Genome Sequenced For Health, Not Highs [19.08.2011] Stoners and scientists alike may be stoked to learn that a startup biotech company has completed the DNA sequence of Cannabis sativa, or marijuana. B ...

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