Items tagged with US drug policy

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State chief consultant Mark Kleiman knows in, outs of pot legalization [19-03-13] Washington state’s chief pot consultant remains a bit mysterious, but Mark Kleiman's views on legalizing pot are no mystery. He lays them out in ...
UCLA expert’s team to advise state on new pot rules [18-03-13] Washington has tentatively chosen professor Mark Kleiman at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to be its official marijuana consultant....
Support for marijuana legalization drags among state’s congressional delegation [16-03-13] Washington voters acted boldly last November to begin reforming our nation’s failed policy on marijuana. It was an act of leadership, in stark contras...
Marijuana regulation heads to Colorado Capitol [15-03-13] An ad-hoc committee of 10 House and Senate members started work reviewing 165 pages of recommended regulations from a task force that worked for more ...
Group forms to oppose Colorado marijuana stores [15-03-13] A citizens' group opposed to a large-scale recreational marijuana industry in Colorado has hired two powerhouse lobbyists in preparation for the ...
Meet state’s ‘go-to guy’ on marijuana [14-03-13] Randy Simmons might have the most interesting job in Washington state. He is the ganja guru for the state agency charged with implementing the new ...
Crack down on cannabis, world body tells U.S. [14-03-13] The United States must not turn a blind eye to the recreational use of cannabis in states that liberalize drug laws, the International Narcotics Con...
Holder says little about states’ pot laws; supporters buoyed [06-03-13] U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder declined to reveal the Obama administration’s long-awaited policy on legal recreational marijuana in Colorado and Wa...
Ex-DEA heads, U.N. panel urge feds to nullify Wash., Colo. pot laws [05-03-13] Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs warned the federal government that time is running out to nullify Colorado and Washington's n...
Colorado pot task force recommends special sales and excise taxes [28-02-13] What Colorado will look like with legal marijuana became significantly clearer when the state task force proposing rules for that new world finished i...
Marijuana legalization may be unstoppable [28-02-13] US Attorney General Eric Holder told America to expect a decision "soon" on how he'll respond to the recent legalization of pot by Colo...
Colorado task force ponders how to tax legal pot [28-02-13] The Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force regulators are working out the details of exactly how to tax legalized marijuana, so the benefits are share...
Majority of California voters support legalizing pot, poll finds [27-02-13] A record but still narrow majority of California voters, or 54 percent, favor legalizing marijuana for personal, recreational use with age limits and ...
US drugs prosecutors switch sides to defend accused Colombian traffickers [27-02-13] US prosecutors and other senior officials who spearheaded the war against drug cartels have quit their jobs to defend Colombian cocaine traffickers, s...
Pot purchasing limits proposed in CO [25-02-13] Rules for Colorado's recreational-marijuana industry have begun to take shape after a marathon meeting of the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Fo...
The great experiment [23-02-13] A whiff of change is in the air regarding drug control policy. Officials in two American states, Colorado and Washington, are pondering how to impleme...
Maine, Maryland marijuana legalization bills filed [23-02-13] Maine and Maryland became the latest states to see marijuana legalization bills filed this year, with lawmakers in those two states rolling out measu...
Will high marijuana taxes encourage black markets? [23-02-13] The cannabis industry is an easy target for legislatures to saddle with heavy taxes. In Washington State for instance, there is a 25% tax at three dif...
Pot on the patio? [21-02-13] Colorado's Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force is wading through the weeds of marijuana legalization, creating regulations to take pot from th...
Democratic and Republican legislators unite on bill to legalize and tax marijuana [21-02-13] Lawmakers from opposite ends of the political spectrum unveiled a bill Thursday that would give Mainers the chance to legalize marijuana for recreatio...

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