Items tagged with cannabis

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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 ...
Medical marijuana: The Justice Department speaks – again [08.08.2011] Medical marijuana suppliers complain that the Justice Department is tightening the federal government's approach to enforcement. That's a disingenuou ...
A miscarriage of justice on marijuana [04.08.2011] As if America's highly-publicised "war on drugs" were not already facing a credibility gap, two US superior court judges – one in Washington, DC, ano ...
Liberal Democrats want inquiry into decriminalising drug possession [04.08.2011] Liberal Democrats are expected to call for an independent inquiry into the decriminalisation of possession of all drugs. A motion to be put at the pa ...
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 ...
Legal Marijuana in Arizona, but Not for the Sellers [22.07.2011] Voters narrowly approved a ballot initiative last November allowing medical marijuana in the state, but the result has been just the opposite of an o ...
New medical pot law in Wash. brings uncertainty [21.07.2011] The uncertainty comes after lawmakers worked for months on a plan that would help clear up the state's medical marijuana laws. The Legislature approv ...
Seattle's Marijuana-Garden Ordinance: The New Don't Ask, Don't Tell [21.07.2011] Like every section that's left of the mostly vetoed medical-marijuana-reform law that passed in April, section 403 is vague, confusing, and inadequat ...
New federal memo on medical marijuana stirs angst [18.07.2011] In October 2009, medical marijuana advocates celebrated a U.S. Department of Justice memo declaring that federal authorities wouldn't target the lega ...
Seattle to license, tax medical marijuana gardens [18.07.2011] The Seattle City Council unanimously passed rules Monday requiring that medical marijuana operations be licensed, obtain food-handling permits if the ...
Despite Legalization in New Jersey, Medical Marijuana Remains Out of Reach [17.07.2011] In the last few months, officials in New Jersey, as well as several other states, have said that mixed signals from the Obama administration have lef ...
Medical Marijuana: A Science-Free Zone At The White House [15.07.2011] President Obama came into office promising to reverse George W. Bush administration practices and elevate science over politics. He explicitly applie ...
Amsterdam's 'no toking' signs set to become more of a collector's item after legal setback [13.07.2011] After an only-in-the-Netherlands legal reverse, the city of Amsterdam will likely have to stub out the "no toking" signs it introduced in a crackdown ...
Defending providers of medical marijuana [13.07.2011] A committee of the Seattle City Council grappled Wednesday with a proposed ordinance for medical-marijuana cooperatives. It would be much easier for ...
U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use [09.07.2011] Marijuana has been approved by California, many other states and the nation's capital to treat a range of illnesses, but in a decision the federal go ...
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" ...
Medical-pot shops feel heat amid new laws, federal prosecution warning [04.07.2011] Colorado's medical-marijuana industry took a battering from all sides, as new laws restricting the businesses took effect and the Obama administratio ...
California medical marijuana growers face pressure [02.07.2011] A new Obama administration memo approves federal prosecution of anyone in the business of growing or supplying marijuana for medical patients even if ...
Justice Department "Clarifies" Stance on Medical Marijuana: It's Illegal And They Will Arrest You [01.07.2011] For a few weeks now, medical marijuana activists have been waiting for Attorney General Eric Holder to "re-clarify" exactly what the Justice Departme ...
Dutch government to ban tourists from cannabis shops? [28.06.2011] Under legislation spearheaded by the conservative government, only Dutch residents will be allowed to enter cannabis-selling coffeeshops. The Dutch g ...
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 ...
Marijuana bill officially introduced to Congress by Ron Paul, Barney Frank [23.06.2011] Marijuana laws should be set at the state, not federal, level, Reps. Ron Paul and Barney Frank argued in a bill they introduced Thursday. The goal of ...
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 ...
Brazilian demonstrations call for legal marijuana [19.06.2011] Brazilian demonstrators held marches on the weekend calling for marijuana to be legalized after the country's top court ruled the gatherings could go ...
Raft of marijuana legislation highlights a murky regulatory climate [17.06.2011] California lawmakers are looking at a range of bills to expand, contract or change state marijuana laws. Legalization proponents say it reflects a po ...
Four Decades Later, It's Time to Scrap the Dead-End Drug War [17.06.2011] I recently returned from the desert city of Durango, Mexico, where forensic officials are still trying to identify some 240 corpses discovered this y ...
Is France's cannabis debate stuck in a cul-de-sac? [16.06.2011] The issue of legalising cannabis is once again making headlines in France following the release of a parliamentary report on Wednesday recommending t ...
Légalisation contrôlée du cannabis [15.06.2011] The parliamentary report recommends “controlled legalisation” of the cultivation and consumption of cannabis in France. The report, compiled by a wor ...
A Call to Shift Policy on Marijuana [14.06.2011] More people are arrested in New York City on charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana than on any other crime on the books. Nearly all are bl ...
The Global Commission: breaking the Vienna Consensus [07.06.2011] TNI has been closely involved with the Global Commission on Drug Policy which presented its report in New York on June 2. Some years ago we published ...
Netherlands: Pot shops to be off limits to foreign tourists [06.06.2011] The Netherlands plans to ban foreign visitors from pot shops in a move that opponents have labeled "tourism suicide." The Dutch government is trying t ...
Drugs and the law: state of confusion [02.06.2011] Forty years after the introduction of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act, more than 2.8 million people report using illicit drugs every year in England and ...
Pot Penalties May Be Modernized [18.05.2011] Sponsored by San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, AB 1017 aims to give prosecutors more discretion in how they charge weed growers and processors, ...
Colorado pot advocates push for legalization in 2012 [15.05.2011] Pot legalization backers hope to start gathering signatures as soon as this summer to put the question to voters. Given Colorado`s low signature thre ...
Delaware governor signs bill making it the 16th state to legalize medical marijuana [13.05.2011] Gov. Jack Markell has signed legislation making Delaware the 16th state to allow the use of medical marijuana. The new law allows people 18 and older ...
Federal prosecutors step into debate over medical marijuana, warn of potential criminal cases [03.05.2011] Several states have started reassessing their medical marijuana laws after stern warnings from the federal government that everyone from licensed gro ...
Federal pot prosecutions have not let up [30.04.2011] When the Obama administration declared 18 months ago that it would stop arresting people who complied with their states' medical marijuana laws, advo ...
The Obama Administration’s drug control policy on auto-pilot [29.04.2011] In a widely watched You Tube video, U.S. President Barack Obama is asked whether or not the drug war may in fact be counterproductive. Instead of the ...
Study: tens of thousands of Finns have grown their own cannabis [26.04.2011] An estimated 40,000 – 60,000 Finns have tried growing cannabis at home. The number of active home growers in Finland is about ten thousand, but they ...

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