Items tagged with US drug policy

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Cannabis in the capital: Federal haze [11-06-16] Since 2015 it has been legal to own, grow and use cannabis privately in Washington, DC. Generous souls are allowed to give small amounts to whomever t...
A deadly crisis: mapping the spread of America's drug overdose epidemic [25-05-16] America is in the midst of an unprecedented drug overdose epidemic. Nationally, overdose deaths have more than doubled over the past decade and a half...
Marijuana use and abuse rates decline among US teens [25-05-16] Rates of adolescent marijuana use and abuse have declined across the US, according to a study that casts doubts on one of the central arguments agains...
In the legal weed business, how deep does the “Suits vs. Stoners” schism run? [16-05-16] Cultural conflict rumbles within anascent industry that was once a countercultural, underground operation. As fancy dispensaries and stylish products ...
Will Canada become America's cannabis capital? [14-05-16] Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has vowed to legalise recreational marijuana consumption on a federal level, opening the door to investment, le...
'Marijuana superstore' wins legal battle over medical pot shops in California [11-05-16] The largest licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the US, once dubbed the “marijuana superstore”, has won a four-year legal battle with federal pros...
Weed shall overcome: Can California help wind down the War on Drugs? [09-05-16] By the end of this year, California could be the world’s biggest legal marijuana market. Backers of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which would...
The failed promise of legal pot [09-05-16] The risk is that, by itself, legalizing marijuana possession does not change the black market and that, even as legalization spreads, young black men ...
Lack of progress and transparency at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs [27-04-16] The first meeting of UNGASS since 1998 was supposed to be a game changer in prodding the lumbering and often draconian UN drug policy regime into seri...
Street opioids are getting deadlier. Overseeing drug use can reduce deaths [26-04-16] As health officials battle increasing mortality associated with heroin and prescription opioids, an even more dangerous group of street drugs has appe...
The movement to legalize pot gains speed in the Americas [22-04-16] In the shift toward legalization of marijuana, the Americas have emerged as a leader. This is a remarkable shift for a region that includes some of th...
Vancouver prescriptions for addicts gain attention as heroin and opioid use rises [21-04-16] Vancouver’s Crosstown Clinic, the only medical facility in North America permitted to prescribe heroin at the center of an epidemic raging across the ...
UN backs prohibitionist drug policies despite call for more 'humane solution' [19-04-16] The 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) has approved an agreement that leaves in place the prohibitionist policies banning narcotics us...
Barack Obama: 'drug addiction is a health problem, not a criminal problem' [30-03-16] Barack Obama committed to take on America’s growing heroin and prescription opioid epidemic by devoting resources to prevention and treatment, rather ...
Was Nixon's war on drugs a racially motivated crusade? [29-03-16] Last week, the internet exploded with a fairly shocking allegation: President Richard Nixon began America's war on drugs to criminalize black peo...
Support for marijuana legalization has hit an all-time high [25-03-16] A survey released by the University of Chicago finds that a record-high percentage of Americans– 61 percent– say they support marijuana legalization. ...
Top US international drug official signals green light for countries to decriminalize [09-03-16] William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, gave a qualified go-ahead for countries to d...
Voters are doing what politicians won’t on marijuana reform [09-03-16] Massachusetts' top politicians just came out swinging against legal marijuana. Voters there are on track to decide whether to legalize marijuana ...
The history of cannabis and international control [02-03-16]
Is kratom the new bath salts? [27-02-16] The botanical substance is both a stimulant and a sedative. It is common and illegal in Thailand, where it grows naturally, but little-known and large...

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