Items tagged with US drug policy

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The injustice of marijuana arrests [28-07-14] America’s four-decade war on drugs is responsible for many casualties, but the criminalization of marijuana has been perhaps the most destructive part...
Repeal Prohibition, Again [27-07-14] It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citize...
The Guardian view on overdue overhauling of US and global drug laws [27-07-14] The war on drugs has been a losing fight for 40 years. The response to unending failure has always been to demand more law enforcement and more prison...
Drug courts, meant to aid addicts, now a battlefield of pot politics [26-07-14] Many longtime supporters of drug courts have become dismayed by the extent to which the courts now reach into the lives of people whose only infractio...
Let states decide on marijuana [26-07-14] Repealing the Controlled Substances Act would allow the states to decide whether to permit marijuana use and under what conditions. Nearly three-fourt...
Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot [22-07-14] Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials said the measure qualified for the Novemb...
FDA to review marijuana safety [21-07-14] The United States federal government is considering easing its position on marijuana, reclassifying it as a less dangerous drug in what marijuana advo...
DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics [12-07-14] The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has found itself under attack in Congress as it holds its ground against marijuana legalization while the re...
The great pot experiment [12-07-14] On July 8th Washington became the second state after Colorado to offer recreational pot-smokers a chance to buy weed legally at a local store. Marijua...
Washington state retail marijuana shops to open Tuesday [08-07-14] Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday, a day ahead of the start of legal sales. And 21 hours before the only store licens...
Canada's 'Prince of Pot' to be released from U.S. prison [07-07-14] When the poster child for marijuana legalization is released from a U.S. prison later this week, he'll be re-entering a world where many of his i...
Infographic: Legal weed's consequences [01-07-14] When recreational marijuana stores first opened their doors in the US state of Colorado on January 1, opponents predicted dire consequences: an influx...
The real reason pot is still illegal [01-07-14] The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA), one of the largest anti-legalization organizations in the US has a curious sponsor: Purdue Pharm...
Colorado recreational marijuana industry begins major transformation [30-06-14] Only six months old, Colorado's recreational marijuana industry starts a transformation that could add hundreds of new pot businesses to the stat...
Shortages, high prices expected for state’s first pot stores [28-06-14] The Liquor Control Board has been warning of shortages when the first stores open in Washington state. The board plans to issue the first 15 to 20 ret...
Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas [27-06-14] Latin America is now at the vanguard of international efforts to promote drug policy reform: Bolivia has rewritten its constitution to recognize the r...
Reforming the global drug-control system: The stakes for Washington [27-06-14] The extent to which the ongoing drug-control reforms across the Americas are pushing the boundaries of the global legal framework laid down in three U...
CARICOM did not consult us on ganja law reform - US [25-06-14] William Brownfield, assistant secretary at the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, has charged that Jamaica and other Ca...
FDA to evaluate marijuana for potential reclassification as less dangerous drug [24-06-14] The US Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the medical evidence surrounding the safety and effectiveness of marijuana, a process that could lead...
Dope to your door [21-06-14] Evan Cox used to deliver pizza. But 18 months ago, as he was running out of money at college in Seattle, he had a new business idea. The state of Wash...

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