Items tagged with US drug policy

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Poll: One year of legalized pot hasn't changed Coloradans' minds [28-12-14] A year of legalized recreational marijuana hasn't changed many Coloradans' minds on the groundbreaking shift — though more than one-third...
The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads [27-12-14] The 43-year-old war on drugs had never seen such a barrage of opposition as it did in 2014, with successful marijuana legalization initiatives in seve...
After pot legalization, focusing on a new kind of black market [26-12-14] The black market for marijuana in Colorado isn't what it used to be. Nine or 10 years ago, the narrative of illicit cannabis in the state focused...
Marijuana use increases in Colorado, according to new federal survey [26-12-14] As marijuana legalization took hold in Colorado, the percentage of regular cannabis users in the state jumped to the second-highest level in the US. T...
Lawsuit over Colorado marijuana legalization takes rare legal path [22-12-14] In suing to stop marijuana legalization in Colorado, two neighboring states have embarked down an arcane legal pathway that could take years to reach ...
Has the US just called for unilateral interpretation of multilateral obligations? [18-12-14] These are interesting times for drug law reform, which, as it gathers pace, is asking important questions of international law. A UN General Assembly ...
Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado over marijuana law [18-12-14] Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the first major court challenge to marijuana legalization, saying that Colorado’s growing array of state-regulated recreat...
How legalizing marijuana on Indian reservations could end the prohibition on pot [12-12-14] The Department of Justice announced that it would let Native American tribes grow or sell marijuana on their reservations, even in states where the dr...
U.S. won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands [11-12-14] Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department will tell U...
Pot industry plants seeds on Capitol Hill [05-12-14] The legal weed industry is trying to grow something else these days: political influence. The National Cannabis Industry Association has spent $60,000...
Drug control body concerned by pot legalization in some U.S. states [04-12-14] The head of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) monitoring compliance with international drug control conventions expressed concern about...
No, legal US drugs aren’t being trafficked into Mexico en masse [03-12-14] The US Drug Enforcement Agency has now walked back statements it made about the trafficking of marijuana grown in the US to buyers in Mexico, after be...
How powerful synthetic drugs will upend drug markets globally [02-12-14] Illicit drugs made from plants (e.g., cocaine, heroin) are being replaced in some national drug markets by those that are synthesized (e.g., methamphe...
Legal pot in the U.S. may be undercutting Mexican marijuana [01-12-14] Made-in-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half the states have now voted to permit pot for recreational or medical use, most recently Oregon a...
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 ...

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