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Gregoire awaits federal decision on new pot laws [13-11-12] Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday the federal government still hasn't decided whether to take action to block new laws legalizing mar...
Mexican president says marijuana legalization votes leave U.S. with no 'moral authority' for drug war [13-11-12] Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in two U.S. states limits that country's "moral au...
Leaders in Latin America call for review of drug policy after 2 U.S. states vote to legalize marijuana [12-11-12] A group of Latin American leaders declared that votes by two U.S. states to legalize marijuana have important implications for efforts to quash drug s...
A more enlightened approach to intoxicants should legalise marijuana [12-11-12] With two US states - Washington and Colorado - voting to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, a similar liberal approach towards mild intoxica...
As US states legalise marijuana, is this the end of the drugs war? [11-11-12] Last week was a momentous week, the beginning of the end, perhaps, of a national depravity – the "war on drugs". The voters of Colorado and ...
Legalized marijuana initiatives leave federal government wrestling with policy [10-11-12] Senior administration officials acknowledged that they are wrestling with how to respond to the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, ...
The joint campaign: Should we not legalize recreational use of Cannabis? [10-11-12] What two American states, Washington and Colorado, have decided to do - legalize recreational use of marijuana - was the norm in India until 1985. Al...
Colorado, Washington await federal response to pot measure [09-11-12] Should marijuana be treated like alcohol? Or should it remain in the same legal category as heroin and the most dangerous drugs? Votes by Colorado and...
The end of the war on marijuana [09-11-12] The historic measure to regulate and tax marijuana in Washington State deserves to be looked at closely as a model of how legalization ought to be des...
Colorado and Washington legalise marijuana: what it really means [09-11-12] No sooner had the voters of Colorado and Washington passed measures to legalise marijuana than the predictions began: visions – both overexcited and a...
The American Public Is Doing a 180 on Marijuana Prohibition... [09-11-12] The election results this week from Washington, Colorado, Massachusetts and Arkansas demonstrate that public opinion about cannabis has moved much f...
Legalisation in U.S. States may prompt changes in Mexico’s anti-drug policy [08-11-12] The legalisation of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, which will allow the drug to be taxed and regulated, in two U.S. states will prom...
Mexico says marijuana legalization in U.S. could change anti-drug strategies [08-11-12] The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana has left Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Ni...
U.S. marijuana vote threatens to nip B.C. market in the bud [08-11-12] British Columbia’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry could take a “significant” blow now that two U.S. states – including its closest neighbour...
U.S. marijuana vote may have snowball effect in Latin America [07-11-12] Voters in Colorado and Washington state who approved the recreational use of marijuana Tuesday sent a salvo from the ballot box that will ricochet aro...
Colorado officials seek clarity after passage of marijuana measure [07-11-12] Colorado officials and marijuana advocates on Wednesday looked toward an imminent confrontation with the federal government one day after voters in th...
Mexico's new gov to review pot fight after US vote [07-11-12] The legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado will force Mexico to rethink its efforts to halt marijuana sm...
Pot legal Dec. 6, 'jury is out on what happens' after that [07-11-12] Washington's grand social experiment with marijuana legalization begins Dec. 6 with a simple step: On that date, it is legal to have an ounce o...
Pot votes in 2 states challenge US drug war [07-11-12] Those who have argued for decades that legalizing and taxing weed would be better than a costly, failed U.S. drug war have their chance to prove it, a...
What Tuesday's marijuana victories mean for the war on drugs [07-11-12] In three states — Washington, Colorado, and Massachusetts — efforts to liberalize marijuana laws succeeded last night. In Washington and Colorado, the...

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