Items tagged with US drug policy

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Multinational overview of cannabis production regimes [15-12-13] The vast majority of countries are signatories to international treaties that prohibit the production, distribution and possession of cannabis for non...
Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis [12-12-13] The response of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board to Uruguay's new drug regime has been to incant futile bromides. According to...
Sentenced to a slow death [16-11-13] If this were happening in any other country, Americans would be aghast. A sentence of life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for trying to...
Legally regulated cannabis markets in the US [15-11-13] In November 2012, voters in two US states – Washington and Colorado – approved ballot initiatives to establish legally regulated markets for the produ...
Colorado regulators want to know: How much does marijuana cost? [14-11-13] Colorado regulators have begun surveying marijuana businesses about the price of pot in an effort to implement a new excise tax that voters passed ear...
Measures to legalize marijuana are passed [06-11-13] In Colorado, voters backed a heavy tax on recreational marijuana. The tax will pay for the cost of overseeing the state’s marijuana industry as well a...
Colorado voters approve new taxes on recreational marijuana [05-11-13] A measure to impose taxes on recreational marijuana passed making pot one of the most heavily taxed consumer products in Colorado. Proposition AA impo...
The US incapacity to enforce federal drug laws - and the global consequences [01-11-13] The US drug policy is changing, pitting states against federal law. This essay explores this inner friction of contradictory drug legislation, and w...
Greener marijuana: can a budding industry grow sustainable agriculture? [30-10-13] The growing societal acceptance of cannabis in the U.S. has sparked what some call a "green rush" of people trying to cash in on what is alr...
New high: Majority of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana [22-10-13] For the first time, a majority of Americans, 58%, favor legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.That number was just 12% in ...
New laws chart course for marijuana legalization [19-10-13] Nearly a year after Colorado and Washington State voted to become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the detailed rules governing ho...
Cannabis taxes will wind up too low, not too high [19-10-13] Legal cannabis will naturally be much, much cheaper than illegal cannabis. A joint is the same sort of item as a teabag: the dried flowers of a plant ...
California is poised to legalize marijuana in 2016 [17-10-13] According to a Tulchin Research poll a "solid majority" of nearly two-thirds (65%) in California supports legalizing, regulating and taxing ...
Washington approves rules for marijuana industry [16-10-13] Washington adopted rules for the recreational sale of marijuana, creating what advocates hope will be a template for the drug's legalization arou...
Colorado faces historic challenge in regulating marijuana stores [14-10-13] As Colorado prepares for the opening of historic recreational marijuana stores, state officials are preparing for something equally as unique — a regu...
After legalizing marijuana, Washington and Colorado are starting to regulate it [09-10-13] Nearly a year ago, Washington and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana sales. Now it’s time to regulate them. The two states have taken slightly ...
Majority of Texas voters want to legalize marijuana [08-10-13] A majority of Texas voters support marijuana legalization, according to a recent survey. Public Policy Polling found that 58 percent of Texans "s...
Cabinet to consider changes to ganja laws [07-10-13] Justice Minister Mark Golding says international events and changes in the United States - the chief opponent of Jamaica's decriminalisation effo...
Towards an International Drug Peace: A Perspective from Mexico [17-09-13] Jorge Hernández Tinajero, president of Mexico City’s Collective for a Holistic Policy Towards Drugs (CUPIHD), shares an international perspective on t...
Legal marijuana: US defends decision not to challenge two states' laws [12-09-13] Deputy Attorney General James Cole told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that federal prosecutors and agents are prepared to focus aggress...

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