Items tagged with US drug policy

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Selling cannabis regulation [30-11-14] In 2012, voters in the US states of Washington, Colorado and Oregon were given the opportunity to vote in ballot initiatives for the creation of legal...
Some pols pushing to legalize pot before voters do [28-11-14] Some state lawmakers say it’s high time Massachusetts hashes out a bill to legalize and tax marijuana, or, if left to voters, risk repeating the awkwa...
Into the breach: Drugs, control, and violating bad laws in good ways [27-11-14] An October statement on drug control from the US State Department has prompted much comment and speculation at home and abroad. Delivered by Ambassado...
Marijuana’s big-money Marley Brand makes a splash [25-11-14] Last week, NBC’s Today Show giddily announced an exclusive: Privateer Holdings, the Seattle marijuana company long acclaimed locally for its straight,...
Marijuana industry sets its sights on the mainstream [24-11-14] Marijuana is growing up. As Colorado and Washington’s recreational marijuana industries blossom and new markets in Oregon and Alaska begin to take sha...
Pro-marijuana groups eye Northeastern states, including Maine [23-11-14] Marijuana advocates want to take their legalization drive — so far the province of Western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to ...
The great American relapse [22-11-14] The face of heroin use in America has changed utterly. Forty or fifty years ago heroin addicts were overwhelmingly male, disproportionately black, and...
Du Río de la Plata au Lac Léman [20-11-14] La politique vis-à-vis du cannabis est en rapide évolution. Ainsi, les citoyens de l'Alaska et de l'Oregon, comme ceux de Washington DC, la ...
All the progress made on marijuana legalization could vanish with a new president [19-11-14] The movement to end marijuana prohibition has made significant progress recently, but it could all be undone when the next president takes office in 2...
Pot luck [19-11-14] Smoking, growing, buying, selling or merely possessing cannabis is a criminal offence, according to America's federal government. Ask the states,...
Why Congress should legalize pot [19-11-14] Federal law still prohibits marijuana, and existing jurisprudence (Gonzales v. Raich 2005) holds that federal law trumps state law when it comes to ma...
Fatal attraction: Brownfield's flexibility doctrine and global drug policy reform [18-11-14] State-level cannabis reforms, which gathered steam this month, have exposed the inability of the United States to abide by the terms of the legal bedr...
Is ‘Big Marijuana’ inevitable? [18-11-14] It looks like the use of recreational marijuana is heading down the path of legalization across the country. Voters in Alaska, Oregon and the Distri...
Stir it up: Bob Marley to headline corporate cannabis brand [18-11-14] The Marley family and a Seattle-based private equity firm announced the creation of Marley Natural, "a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life ...
California’s Attorney General thinks legal weed is inevitable [17-11-14] California was one of the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, but so far hasn’t legalized it for recreational use, like Colorado, Washington....
GOP congressman: Republicans should embrace marijuana legalization [14-11-14] The federal courthouse in right-leaning Orange County, Calif., is named after former president and Republican Party icon Ronald Reagan. Countless drug...
The UN really wishes that voters in Alaska and Oregon hadn’t legalized weed [14-11-14] The director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, said that state-level marijuana legalization initiatives in the U.S. are v...
A top UN official is not happy about US states legalizing weed [13-11-14] The UN's top narcotics official said on Wednesday that recent votes by US states to legalize marijuana have put America in deeper violation of th...
Pot legalization: Gateway to what? [12-11-14] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) plans to stay on the sidelines of future pot legalization campaigns – already supported by groups plotting b...
U.S. states' pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency [12-11-14] Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said, adding he wo...

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