Items tagged with US drug policy

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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...
Colorado legislature unveils long-awaited marijuana regulation bills [19-04-13] Lawmakers introduced a long-awaited bill of proposed regulations for recreational marijuana, moving Colorado one step closer to a legal pot marketplac...
Wash. delays pot grower, processor licenses [17-04-13] Washington state is delaying its timeline for granting marijuana growing and processing licenses - and that means legal marijuana sales likely won...
Alaska voters on track to decide in 2014 whether to legalize pot [16-04-13] Alaska voters likely will get a chance next year to make their state the third in the country to approve the recreational use of marijuana by adults 2...
Bill introduced in Congress would fix conflict between state, federal marijuana laws [12-04-13] A bill introduced in Congress would fix the conflict between the federal government’s marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recre...
State pot-growing licenses may be delayed [10-04-13] Washington state may delay issuing licenses to grow pot by a couple months, according to state Liquor Control Board Deputy Director Rick Garza. In its...
Colorado lawmakers may let pot growers and sellers operate separately [09-04-13] Colorado lawmakers stood the state's current model for marijuana businesses on its head, endorsing a proposal that would allow recreational pot s...
A map that shows the dramatic spread of legal weed in the US [08-04-13] Looking at the recent spread of liberalized marijuana laws across the United States, it's hard not to think we're entering some kind of Weed...

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