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Items tagged with US drug policy

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The US incapacity to enforce federal drug laws - and the global consequences [01-11-13] The US drug policy is changing, pitting states against federal law. This essay explores this inner friction of contradictory drug legislation, and w...
Greener marijuana: can a budding industry grow sustainable agriculture? [30-10-13] The growing societal acceptance of cannabis in the U.S. has sparked what some call a "green rush" of people trying to cash in on what is alr...
New high: Majority of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana [22-10-13] For the first time, a majority of Americans, 58%, favor legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.That number was just 12% in ...
New laws chart course for marijuana legalization [19-10-13] Nearly a year after Colorado and Washington State voted to become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the detailed rules governing ho...
Cannabis taxes will wind up too low, not too high [19-10-13] Legal cannabis will naturally be much, much cheaper than illegal cannabis. A joint is the same sort of item as a teabag: the dried flowers of a plant ...
California is poised to legalize marijuana in 2016 [17-10-13] According to a Tulchin Research poll a "solid majority" of nearly two-thirds (65%) in California supports legalizing, regulating and taxing ...
Washington approves rules for marijuana industry [16-10-13] Washington adopted rules for the recreational sale of marijuana, creating what advocates hope will be a template for the drug's legalization arou...
Colorado faces historic challenge in regulating marijuana stores [14-10-13] As Colorado prepares for the opening of historic recreational marijuana stores, state officials are preparing for something equally as unique — a regu...
After legalizing marijuana, Washington and Colorado are starting to regulate it [09-10-13] Nearly a year ago, Washington and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana sales. Now it’s time to regulate them. The two states have taken slightly ...
Majority of Texas voters want to legalize marijuana [08-10-13] A majority of Texas voters support marijuana legalization, according to a recent survey. Public Policy Polling found that 58 percent of Texans "s...
Cabinet to consider changes to ganja laws [07-10-13] Justice Minister Mark Golding says international events and changes in the United States - the chief opponent of Jamaica's decriminalisation effo...
Towards an International Drug Peace: A Perspective from Mexico [17-09-13] Jorge Hernández Tinajero, president of Mexico City’s Collective for a Holistic Policy Towards Drugs (CUPIHD), shares an international perspective on t...
Legal marijuana: US defends decision not to challenge two states' laws [12-09-13] Deputy Attorney General James Cole told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that federal prosecutors and agents are prepared to focus aggress...
Senate Hearings Reveal Marijuana Businesses May Get Banking [10-09-13] Today, the United States Senate did something for the first time in history. It held a hearing on how the federal government could draw a roadmap towa...
John McCain: ‘Maybe we should legalize’ pot [09-09-13] Drug war hawk John McCain is turning pot dove. McCain appears open to making a dramatic shift on marijuana policy, saying during a town-hall meeting i...
Obama administration will not block state marijuana laws, if distribution is regulated [29-08-13] The Obama administration said that it would not challenge laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington state as long as those states maintain ...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas (Version 2) [16-08-13] At the root of the drug policy debate in Latin America is growing recognition that present policies have failed to achieve the desired objectives, the...
Justice Dept. Seeks to Curtail Stiff Drug Sentences [13-08-13] WASHINGTON — In a major shift in criminal justice policy, the Obama administration will move on Monday to ease overcrowding in federal prisons by or...
The most embarrassing graph in American drug policy [29-05-13] Law enforcement strategies have utterly failed to even maintain street prices of the key illicit substances. This figure shows that street drug prices...
How to Legalize Pot [19-05-13] The first time I talked to Mark Kleiman, a drug policy expert at UCLA, was in 2002, and he explained why legalization of marijuana was a bad idea. “At...

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