Items tagged with cannabis

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Uruguay plans to legalise marijuana under state monopoly [23.10.2012] The president of Uruguay, José Mujica, has announced plans to legalise the production and sale of marijuana under a state monopoly, triggering a live ...
Governing The Global Drug Wars [23.10.2012] Since 1909 the international community has worked to eradicate the abuse of narcotics. A century on, the efforts are widely acknowledged to have fail ...
Marijuana legalization leads in new polls, but not a lock [22.10.2012] Washington is emerging as the most likely state to be the first to legalize marijuana according to new polls. But even with a huge fundraising advant ...
U.S. stance on marijuana unchanged by legalization votes: official [19.10.2012] A top Justice Department official has told "60 Minutes" the federal government is ready to combat any "dangers" of state-sanctioned recreational pot, ...
Compromise on cannabis club passes 'on its way', says AD [17.10.2012] The compromise would end the obligation on cannabis cafe owners to register users and would allow people to buy soft drugs all over the country. Howe ...
Medical marijuana advocates seek reclassification of drug [15.10.2012] A medical marijuana advocate urged a federal appeals court to require the U.S. government to relax, or at least rethink, a more-than-40-year-old rule ...
States legalizing marijuana will violate federal law, trigger constitutional showdown [15.10.2012] Former Drug Enforcement Agency administrators and directors of the Office of National Drug Control Policy voiced a strong reminder to the U.S. Depart ...
France’s Minister of Education favours cannabis decriminalisation [15.10.2012] Speaking on radio France Inter, Vincent Peillon said, "This is a major issue. I now see almost every night on television reports of illicit trafficki ...
Wash. could become first state to OK pot sales [11.10.2012] Supporters say passing Initiative 502 on Nov. 6 could make drug laws more reasonable, prevent thousands of arrests a year, and bring Washington hundr ...
Study: Pot arrests cost state $300 million in past 25 years [10.10.2012] A new crime-data analysis has found that 241,000 people in Washington were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession over the last quarter-centur ...
Dutch 'weed pass' law driving cannabis trade underground [08.10.2012] Maastricht - formerly a mecca for drug tourists from across western Europe - has called for police reinforcements to handle "aggressive" street pushe ...
Bientôt des «cannabistrots» ? [07.10.2012] Le modèle du «Cannabis social club» (CSC), sorte de coopérative régulant la production et la distribution du cannabis, vient de Belgique et d’Espagne ...
Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen on cannabis experiment [05.10.2012] While Copenhagen managed to convince the government to let them open a legal injection room to improve the living conditions of drug addicts, they ha ...
Pot dispensaries clouding medical marijuana's image [05.10.2012] Seattle's first-ever Medical Cannabis Cup — part gourmet weed contest, part trade show, part smoke-in — showcased the entrepreneurial drive and explo ...
Le TF annule le concordat latin sur la culture du chanvre [05.10.2012] Le Tribunal fédéral (TF) a jugé qu'il empiétait sur la compétence exhaustive de la Confédération en matière de réglementation des stupéfiants. Très d ...
B.C. favours sensible marijuana policy [05.10.2012] Last week, delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention voted in support of the decriminalization and taxation of marijuana. This vote wa ...
114 milliards de DH sur la route du kif, deux fois plus que le tourisme! [05.10.2012] Dans de nombreux douars des provinces «réputées» abriter des sites de culture de cannabis, des familles entières vivent de cette activité. Enclavées ...
Et si le Maroc légalisait la culture et le business du kif? [05.10.2012] «Pourquoi ne pas réglementer la culture du kif, puis d’en faire un produit à utiliser dans les domaines médical et pharmaceutique, ainsi que cela se ...
Oregon pot measure struggles as Washington, Colorado thrive [02.10.2012] In Oregon - a state with one of the nation's highest rates of pot use and a reputation for pushing the boundaries on marijuana laws - organizers are ...
Veteran Emerald Triangle pot growers see their way of life ending [29.09.2012] Battered by competition from indoor cultivators around the state and industrial-size operations that have invaded the North Coast counties, many of t ...
75 years of racial control: happy birthday marijuana prohibition [27.09.2012] As we approach the 75th anniversary of marijuana prohibition in the United States on October 1, it is important to remember why marijuana was deemed ...
Illicit drugs 'going out of fashion' [27.09.2012] Illicit drug use in England and Wales is firmly on a downward curve, with the latest annual figures confirming the long-term trend that they might si ...
B.C. municipal leaders vote to work toward decriminalizing marijuana [26.09.2012] British Columbia’s municipal politicians, sensing shifting emotional attitudes towards marijuana and a possible major new revenue source, voted to lo ...
Rotterdam mayor says cannabis pass creates problems [24.09.2012] Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said the cannabis club membership card does not work and will never work. He said the cannabis pass just causes more ...
Legalizing marijuana adds revenue, reduces law-enforcement costs [22.09.2012] In its fiscal note on I-502, the state Office of Financial Management estimated the total state and local government revenue from marijuana at $566 m ...
State could be test case in marijuana legalization [21.09.2012] On Nov. 6 Washington voters will decide whether to directly confront the federal ban on marijuana and embrace a sprawling plan to legalize, regulate ...
The relaxation of cannabis laws shows the failure of the war on drugs [21.09.2012] When the Uruguayan president José Mujica was asked about his proposal to make a historic break with global prohibition and put in place a legal, stat ...
Cannabis consumption to be liberalised [20.09.2012] Despite dogged opposition by conservatives, parliament has approved a proposal to impose a fine on consumers of small amounts of cannabis instead of ...
Fix to B.C.’s ‘drug problem’ is easy: legalize marijuana [20.09.2012] With three western American states mulling legalized marijuana and the Union of B.C. Municipalities set to debate it, a new group wants the province ...
Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound [18.09.2012] A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: "Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ...
Uruguay takes 'war on drugs' in new direction: The state as dealer [18.09.2012] Uruguay has long been at the vanguard of social reform in Latin America. Today, it is on the verge of passing into law one of its most radical ideas ...
Colorado marijuana legalization initiative leads in new poll [15.09.2012] A majority of Colorado voters support a ballot measure to legalize limited possession of marijuana, according to a new Denver Post poll. The poll fou ...
Uruguay's Government Eyes Legalized Marijuana [12.09.2012] Leaders in Mexico, Colombia, and other Latin American nations wracked by cartel violence are calling for a new approach in the U.S.-led war on drugs. ...
Cannabis trade 'explosion' causing surge in gun violence, police warn [10.09.2012] Penalties for growing and selling cannabis must be toughened because a surge in the trade is driving up shootings and gang-related violence, a senior ...
Children's Alliance backs pot measure on ballot [10.09.2012] As Washington weighs its first chance to legalize recreational marijuana, prominent groups are taking sides about the initiative's potential impact o ...
Mayor and police at odds over cannabis approach [10.09.2012] While Copenhagen's mayor, Frank Jensen, continues to be a vocal advocate for legalising cannabis in the city, arguing that a "paradigm shift" is in o ...
Legal use of cannabis, ecstasy for over-15s backed by state medical body [10.09.2012] A report by a group of prominent Australians that recommends Australia rethink its criminalisation of illicit drugs has been backed by the Victorian ...
Ex-DEA heads urge Holder oppose marijuana ballots [06.09.2012] Nine former heads of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration urged Attorney General Eric Holder to take a stand against possible legalization of rec ...
Common sense must be returned in Danish drug policy [30.08.2012] Politicians in Denmark have closed their eyes and the cannabis market has gone completely out of control. The criminalization of cannabis has not led ...
Inside the Golden Triangle [29.08.2012] After some initial difficulty, Miguel Angel Vega, a writer for the Sinaloa-based Rio Doce newspaper, was able to gain access to the Sierra Madre Occi ...
Cannabis reduces IQ (and appreciation of context) [28.08.2012] A new study suggests that young cannabis users run the risk of a lower IQ. In what is an impressively long-term cohort study, it was found that "thos ...
Does weekly marijuana use by teens really cause a drop in IQ? [28.08.2012] Heavy marijuana use is associated with cognitive decline in about 5% of teens, according to a new study, which suggests that the heaviest users could ...
Why marijuana should be legalized [27.08.2012] Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use by adults? That is the question that voters in three states are considering this November. Colorad ...
Police to crack down on Pusher Street [20.08.2012] Starting September 1, the police will be stepping up efforts to cull Pusher Street’s estimated one billion kroner organised cannabis trade through th ...
Far but near: Marijuana reform in Mexico? [19.08.2012] The world-wide debate over cannabis reform appears to be gaining uncommon speed and unexpectedly it is in Latin America that the winds of change have ...
Uruguay’s plan to sell pot may not be that crazy [17.08.2012] Judging from what Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica told me in an extended interview last week, there is a real possibility that people in his country ...
Spokesman for pot group fired at news conference [13.08.2012] The marijuana reform community in Washington State has become severely fractured, with various groups running competing initiatives and taking opposi ...
Chilean president signs drug prevention law into effect [12.08.2012] President Sebastián Piñera signed the new Drug and Alcohol Prevention Act into law on Monday, which sets up an educational program to warn schoolchil ...
Legalizing marijuana could bring windfall to state, if feds don't object [10.08.2012] The initiative to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in Washington, Initiative 502, was estimated on Friday to raise up to $1.9 billion in new tax ...
Uruguay ponders making government legal pot dealer [09.08.2012] A plan by Uruguay's leaders to turn the government into the nation's marijuana dealer has been presented to Congress, where the idea faces an uncerta ...

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