Items tagged with US drug policy

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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...
The dark-horse policy reform that has both Obama and some GOPers optimistic [10-11-14] With Democrats holding the White House and Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, it's been suggested that the odds are slim of any m...
Marijuana may mean ticket, not arrest, in New York City [09-11-14] The New York Police Department, which has been arresting tens of thousands of people a year for low-level marijuana possession, is to stop making such...
The Marlboro of marijuana [08-11-14] Would household names really consider selling cannabis? They already have. In 1969 a Philip Morris executive wrote to the Justice Department, requesti...
Support for legal pot down off its high [07-11-14] Even as the national experiment legalizing recreational pot spread this week to Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., a new poll suggests the enthusias...
US vote refuels ganja debate [07-11-14] The local pro-ganja lobby in Jamaica is welcoming the vote for the legalisation of ganja in the American states of Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC. ...
Fear of cannabis commerce didn't, won't and shouldn't stop legalization [06-11-14] Three marijuana legalization initiatives were on the ballot this week, and all three won. That’s a better outcome than I was expecting. I was surprise...
Marijuana legalization sweeps the 2014 midterm elections [05-11-14] On November 4, several states radically altered their approaches to a drug once known for Reefer Madness. In Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, DC, voter...
6 facts about marijuana [05-11-14] Attitudes about marijuana have undergone a rapid shift in public opinion, paralleled by few other trends in the U.S. Our recent data, along with histo...
California next for pot proponents emboldened by election victories [05-11-14] Marijuana advocates, fresh off victories for legal recreational pot in Oregon, Alaska and the nation’s capital, are already preparing for their next t...
Oregon and Alaska vote to legalise recreational marijuana use [05-11-14] Oregon and Alaska have become the latest US states to legalise recreational marijuana in ballots hailed by supporters as evidence that a national chan...
D.C. voters overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana, joining Colo., Wash. [04-11-14] Washington DC followed Colorado and Washington state into a closely watched experiment to legalize marijuana, as voters overwhelmingly backed an initi...
Legal marijuana could be $130 million a year business in D.C., study finds [30-10-14] If D.C. residents vote to legalize marijuana possession next week, it wouldn’t just mean a sea change in drug policy in the nation’s capital. It could...
Grow your own marijuana law [26-10-14] Retail marijuana sales for adults are now legal (at least at the state level) in Colorado and Washington. Next month, voters in Alaska and Oregon may ...
The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020 [24-10-14] A report from Greenwave Advisors, a "comprehensive research and financial analysis for the emerging legalized marijuana industry," projects ...

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