Items tagged with US drug policy

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Expert not expecting Trump to crack down on legal marijuana [22.03.2017] With millions of dollars hanging in the balance, supporters of Nevada’s marijuana industry have been watching Jeff Sessions with wary, worried eyes s...
A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening [21.03.2017] Data coming out of Washington and Colorado suggest that those states' legalization experiments, which began in earnest in 2014, are not causing any s...
Sessions reassures senators: No pot crackdown imminent [02.03.2017] The Trump administration is causing serious paranoia among marijuana advocates with its hints of a federal crackdown on recreational use. But Attorne...
Attorney General Sessions wants to know the science on marijuana and opioids [28.02.2017] Speaking before the National Association of Attorneys General, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed doubt that marijuana could help mitigate...
Sessions: More violence around marijuana than ‘one would think’ [27.02.2017] The Justice Department will try to adopt “responsible policies” for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, ...
As Trump said in the campaign, leave pot to the states [27.02.2017] In pulling back from Mr. Trump’s assurance during the campaign that states should be left to decide their own marijuana policies, White House spokesm...
White House hints at crackdown on recreational marijuana [23.02.2017] White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. “...
Just how mainstream is marijuana? [17.02.2017] Time to dispel any doubts you may still have that marijuana reform is truly a mainstream political issue. This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. repre...
Pot social clubs may be next for legal marijuana movement [16.02.2017] At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details of how t...
Marijuana legalization must include justice reform [31.01.2017] Across the US, we routinely take a pledge that ends in “with liberty and justice for all.” Yet that fundamental promise has been broken in six of the...
Boulder DA Stan Garnett named to group that will advise Trump administration on pot [30.01.2017] The National District Attorney's Association created a policy group featuring 14 district attorneys from across the country who will issue advisement...
Maryland lawmakers to push for recreational marijuana [30.01.2017] A group of Democratic lawmakers in Maryland want the state to join a growing number of others that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, tax...
Awash in overdoses, Seattle creates safe sites for addicts to inject illegal drugs [27.01.2017] Officials in Seattle approved the nation’s first “safe-injection” sites for users of heroin and other illegal drugs, calling the move a drastic but n...
Injecting drugs, under a watchful eye [18.01.2017] It has been nearly 30 years since the first needle exchange program opened in the United States. America has another epidemic now: overdose deaths fr...
Marijuana reforms flood state legislatures [13.01.2017] Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana, a rush of legislati...
Gang-ravaged Mexico stuck in weed ban as U.S. opens up [29.12.2016] Mexican advocates for drug reform are voicing alarm about the country's widening gap with the United States on marijuana legislation, as criminal vio...
Mexican attitudes to marijuana mellow [24.12.2016] In november 57% of Californians voted to legalise the growing and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Liberalisation in the most populous bor...
The growing movement for marijuana amnesty [22.12.2016] With an estimated $7 billion in sales in 2016 and potentially exponential growth due to recent ballot initiatives on recreational use, the legal mari...
After legalization, teen marijuana use drops sharply in Colorado [21.12.2016] Teen marijuana use fell sharply in Colorado in the years 2014 and 2015, after the opening of that state's recreational marijuana market, new federal ...
Mellow drivers? [20.12.2016] States with medical-marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study has found. You wou...
Colombian leader: "It makes no sense" to jail peasant over marijuana [10.12.2016] Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos used the Nobel podium in Norway to reiterate his call to "rethink" the war on drugs. "It makes no sense to imp...
Pills that kill: why are thousands dying from fentanyl abuse? [10.12.2016] Fentanyl is the latest and most disturbing twist in the epidemic of opioid addiction that has crept across the United States over the past two decade...
New medical marijuana research could greenlight more uses in treatment [09.12.2016] Despite its continuing hardline stance against marijuana, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has shown some signs of relenting and this summer open...
7 reasons President Trump is unlikely to fight legal marijuana [07.12.2016] With Donald Trump nominating Cabinet members who have spoken out against legal marijuana, some are arguing that the war on drugs may make a comeback....
The California desert town that plans to be 'a Mecca for marijuana' [01.12.2016] Desert Hot Springs is the first Southern California city to legalise large-scale cannabis cultivation. With the drug becoming legal for recreational ...
Donald Trump adds another marijuana opponent to his Cabinet [28.11.2016] President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday named Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as his pick for Health and Human Services secretary, a position that could offer...
Medical marijuana is legal in California. Except when it’s not [21.11.2016] California’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation’s largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize ...
Donald Trump’s attorney general pick could destroy the recreational pot industry [21.11.2016] Attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is a fervent foe of marijuana legalization. But if he were confirmed as President-elect Trump’s ...
Deaths involving fentanyl rise as curbing illicit supply proves tough [17.11.2016] To get in front of production, the State Department and a group of U.S. senators asked the United Nations in October to add to the list of tightly co...
Jeff Sessions could reverse years of progress on marijuana policy [17.11.2016] President-elect Donald Trump has nominated hardline drug policy reform opponent Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be Attorney General of the United Stat...
Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot this week [10.11.2016] Marijuana reform won in eight out of the nine states where it was put on the ballot, the strongest signal to date that the public is ready to embrace...
Silver linings [09.11.2016] One of the most striking juxtapositions of the 2016 U.S. elections is that on the same day that the nation elected to the presidency a candidate who ...
California scrambles to implement new recreational pot law [09.11.2016] Passage of marijuana-legalization initiatives in California and other states this week has given momentum to a national movement to decriminalize pot...
Marijuana legalization won big on Election Day. It will keep winning [09.11.2016] In California voters approved legalization. The country’s most populous state and biggest economy will allow people to buy marijuana for recreational...
Marijuana wins big on election night [08.11.2016] California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives, and other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is tu...
Obama: Federal prohibition not ‘tenable’ after state marijuana votes [04.11.2016] President Obama says that federal laws banning marijuana will likely have to change if new states vote to legalize the drug on Tuesday. “The good new...
The trend toward legalizing recreational marijuana [04.11.2016] House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she plans to vote in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana in California. "I will vote for it, but ...
'Commercialization won out': will legal marijuana be the next big tobacco? [30.10.2016] Candi CdeBaca voted to legalize the free sale of marijuana in Colorado four years ago because she thought it would be good for her Denver neighborhoo...
Alaska's first retail marijuana store set to open at 'high noon' two years after vote [28.10.2016] A store in Alaska is to be the first in the state offering retail marijuana sales, with a grand opening scheduled for what the operators were calling...
Archdiocese gives $850,000 to fight marijuana bid [27.10.2016] The Boston Archdiocese is pouring $850,000 into a last-minute effort to defeat a state ballot measure to legalize marijuana, calling increased drug u...
Election may be a turning point for legal marijuana [23.10.2016] To the red-and-blue map of American politics, it may be time to add green. The movement to legalize marijuana, the country’s most popular illicit dru...
Inside big pharma's fight to block recreational marijuana [21.10.2016] In August, the pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics cited concerns for child safety when, with a $500,000 contribution, it became the largest do...
Why is support for marijuana legalization hitting record heights? [20.10.2016] A record number of American citizens support marijuana legalization, according to two new national polls, in a continuation of multi-year trend. Sixt...
How our tax dollars are used to fund opposition to marijuana legalization, in a clear violation of ethics [19.10.2016] This year the pharmaceutical, alcohol and prison food industries have all weighed in to oppose marijuana legalization initiatives across the country....
What’s next for kratom after the DEA blinks on its emergency ban? [16.10.2016] Researchers and users of kratom were stunned by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s abrupt withdrawal of its stated plan to place the Southeast Asi...
Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined [12.10.2016] On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 people sit behind bars on simple drug-possession charges, according to a report released by t...
The DEA is withdrawing a proposal to ban another plant after the Internet got really mad [12.10.2016] The Drug Enforcement Administration is reversing a widely criticized decision that would have banned the use of kratom, a plant that researchers say ...
Americans’ support for marijuana legalization is now higher than ever [12.10.2016] Five states will vote on whether to fully legalize marijuana in November. Supporters of those initiatives got some pretty good news: Support for mari...
Pot stock hits record high as more U.S. states press ahead with legalization [11.10.2016] As polls indicate California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Arizona are poised to approve referendums dramatically expanding legal U.S. cannabis u...
Marijuana's Moment [10.10.2016] Measures to legalize and regulate the sale of cannabis are on the ballot in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada, and recent polls s...

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