Items tagged with US drug policy

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Marijuana still a drug with no accepted medical use, court says [23-01-13] Marijuana will continue to be considered a highly dangerous drug under federal law with no accepted medical uses, after a U.S. appeals court refused t...
Inslee: Wash. to keep moving forward on legal pot [22-01-13] Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday, but came away no further enlighten...
Strict pot controls needed, state says [21-01-13] Washington State officials are looking to build a strictly regulated marijuana system that could forestall federal concerns about how the drug will be...
Bill to legalize marijuana introduced in legislature [19-01-13] Hawaii could join Colorado and Washington as states that have legalized the use of marijuana by adults, under a measure introduced by state House Spea...
Legalization's biggest enemies [17-01-13] The biggest immediate threat to legalization in Washington and Colorado is the federal government, but even the feds might be hard-pressed to stomp ou...
Major victory for President Morales: UN accepts “coca leaf chewing” in Bolivia [14-01-13] Bolivia will again belong to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs after its bid to rejoin with a reservation that it does not accept the treat...
In California, it’s U.S. vs. State over marijuana [13-01-13] In a case that highlights the growing clash between the federal government and those states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational ...
The condemned coca leaf [13-01-13] Last week, the United Nations voted on an appeal by Bolivia to amend the international treaty that prohibits the chewing of coca leaf. Bolivia won a p...
Pot sub-panel only scratches surface in first meeting [12-01-13] Although they didn't make any clear decisions, the Local Authority and Control Working Group meeting started to address many questions and concer...
Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf [11-01-13] Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Convent...
Marijuana Legalization, Taxation Supported By Majority In Hawaii: Poll [11-01-13] The results of a survey commissioned by the Drug Policy Action Group shows 57 percent of respondents in favor of legalizing, taxing and regulating ma...
Will Obama's 'war on weed' really ride roughshod over American voters? [11-01-13] The cry of "states' rights" is not often associated with progressive causes, but with the "war on drugs" comprehensively decl...
Why marijuana should be legal for adults [09-01-13] Forget the antiquated dogma and judge pot prohibition on its own merits. If you still believe that cannabis should be illegal, then you must logically...
Judge in San Francisco lets biggest medical pot shop stay open [08-01-13] A federal magistrate judge ruled that a medical-marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest can continue to operate, at least...
U.S. marijuana laws ricochet through Latin America [07-01-13] Leaders from across Latin America responded within days of the Colorado and Washington vote, demanding a review of drug-war policies that have mired t...
Groups seek to influence new rules for growing, selling pot [06-01-13] The Washington state Liquor Control Board (LCB), charged with launching the world's first regulated marijuana market for social use, expects to b...
Rocky Mountain high: Pot a $200M industry in Colorado [05-01-13] Vigorous regulation of a thriving medical-marijuana industry in Colorado offers the best glimpse of what is coming to Washington when it launches its ...
Mexico considers marijuana legalization after ballot wins in U.S. [04-01-13] The success of legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington has sparked a new conversation in a nation that is one of the world's top mari...
Objections to Bolivia's reservation to allow coca chewing in the UN conventions [04-01-13] Sweden joined the United States and the United Kingdom in objecting to the re-accession of Bolivia to the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs ...
Racism's Hidden History in the War on Drugs [03-01-13] The first anti-drug law in the US was a local law in San Francisco passed in 1875, outlawing the smoking of opium and directed at the Chinese. Marijua...

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Study: The ‘gateway drug’ is alcohol, not marijuana

A study in the August edition of The Journal of School Health finds that the generations old theory of a “gateway drug” effect is in fact accurate for some drug users, but shifts the blame for those addicts’ escalating substance abuse away from marijuana and onto the most pervasive and socially accepted drug in American life: alcohol.

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