Items tagged with US drug policy

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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...
Is the war on drugs nearing an end? [08-04-13] For four decades, libertarians, civil rights activists and drug treatment experts have stood outside of the political mainstream in arguing that the w...
Majority of Americans support legalization of marijuana [05-04-13] Public support for legalizing marijuana has never been higher, but the latest studies show recreational use is linked with prescription drug misuse. I...
Brad Pitt: America's war on drugs is a charade, and a failure [31-03-13] "Since declaring a war on drugs 40 years ago, the United States has spent more than a trillion dollars, arrested more than 45 million people, and...
Consultant: Tax revenues on pot won’t be half of what’s projected [29-03-13] Washington’s new pot consultant has one overarching, discouraging message for lawmakers and state budget writers: don’tlook at weed as an ATM. Potenti...
Yes we cannabis [27-03-13] Last November ballot initiatives legalizing, taxing, and regulating recreational marijuana use passed for the first time ever in Colorado and Washingt...
Pot is legal in Washington: Q&A with the man who is making weed legit [25-03-13] Washington state gets ready to regulate legal marijuana with the help of one of America’s top drug policy analysts. Mark Kleiman is professor of publi...
Wall Street sees opportunity in marijuana [23-03-13] A number of businesses in the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry are trying to enlist Wall Street's help. Some entrepreneurs see marijuana heading...
Shafer Commission Report on Marijuana and Drugs, issued 40 years ago, was ahead of its time [22-03-13] Forty years ago, the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse said in its final report: "A coherent social policy requires a fundamental ...
No consensus on changes to Washington marijuana law [21-03-13] House Bill 2000, the bill by Rep. Chris Hurst, D-Enumclaw, to modify Initiative 502, marijuana legalization, offers a mix of changes that could help c...
Federal bill to legalize marijuana gains support in Congress [21-03-13] Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) joined the effort to end marijuana prohibition and start regulating marijuana like alcohol at the federal l...
Colorado lawmakers question proposed marijuana business rules [21-03-13] Colorado lawmakers yanked and tugged at the threads of the state's proposals for regulating recreational marijuana, as one legislator hinted to h...
Portland groups push to legalize pot possession in the city [20-03-13] A coalition of political groups and activists say marijuana possession should be legalized in Maine’s largest city, in part because they say the drug ...
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 ...

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