Items tagged with US drug policy

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Obama administration will not block state marijuana laws, if distribution is regulated [29-08-13] The Obama administration said that it would not challenge laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington state as long as those states maintain ...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas (Version 2) [16-08-13] At the root of the drug policy debate in Latin America is growing recognition that present policies have failed to achieve the desired objectives, the...
Justice Dept. Seeks to Curtail Stiff Drug Sentences [13-08-13] WASHINGTON — In a major shift in criminal justice policy, the Obama administration will move on Monday to ease overcrowding in federal prisons by or...
The most embarrassing graph in American drug policy [29-05-13] Law enforcement strategies have utterly failed to even maintain street prices of the key illicit substances. This figure shows that street drug prices...
How to Legalize Pot [19-05-13] The first time I talked to Mark Kleiman, a drug policy expert at UCLA, was in 2002, and he explained why legalization of marijuana was a bad idea. “At...
Fate of LA pot shops left to voters [19-05-13] Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighbo...
Wash. set to release draft rules for pot industry [16-05-13] They've spent nearly eight months visiting marijuana grow houses, studying the science of getting high and earning nicknames like "the queen...
Deficiencies in financial oversight enable money laundering [15-05-13] In July 1989, the leaders of the economic powers assembled at the G7 Paris summit decided to establish a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to counter...
Colorado Senate gives final approval to historic marijuana bills [08-05-13] The Colorado Senate gave final approval to two new bills to implement marijuana legalization, inching the state legislature closer to becoming the fir...
Will legalised marijuana lead to an economic boom? [07-05-13] Many Washington residents are looking to cash in on the newly legal and potentially lucrative marijuana market, which they hope will give them a new s...
In Latin America, U.S. focus shifts from drug war to economy [04-05-13] Relationships with countries racked by drug violence and organized crime should focus more on economic development and less on the endless battles aga...
Legalize marijuana and other ways U.S.-Mexico can win drug war [03-05-13] There was a lot of drug-war hand-wringing in the U.S. leading up to President Obama’s visit to Mexico. That’s because Mexican President Peña Nieto is ...
Maine panel hears case for marijuana legalization [03-05-13] With other states already starting to allow the legal use of marijuana, Maine needs to get ahead of the issue and legalize, regulate and tax the sale ...
A rising marijuana reform tide at the Statehouses [01-05-13] In the wake of the marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington last November, and buoyed by a series of national public opinion polls ...
DEA: Warning letters to 11 pot dispensaries don’t signal war on state law [01-05-13] The Drug Enforcement Administration sent cease-and-desist letters to 11 medical-marijuana dispensaries because they are within 1,000 feet of schools o...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas [01-05-13] Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followed...
Colorado lawmakers discussing marijuana-legalization repeal effort [26-04-13] A proposal that could lead to the repeal of marijuana legalization in Colorado has gained momentum at the state Capitol. The repeal would be linked to...
The Next Step in Drug Treatment [26-04-13] The mandatory-sentencing craze that drove up the prison population tenfold, pushing state corrections costs to bankrupting levels, was rooted in New Y...
New law’s pot definition impairs criminal cases [24-04-13] Prosecutors and crime-lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana has jeopardized their ab...
The Issue: Discord between state, federal marijuana laws just crazy [21-04-13] In 21 states, consumers can legally buy marijuana for legal or recreational use even though the substance still is illegal under federal law. New laws...

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