Items tagged with cannabis

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Strict pot controls needed, state says [20.01.2013] Washington State officials are looking to build a strictly regulated marijuana system that could forestall federal concerns about how the drug will b ...
Bill to legalize marijuana introduced in legislature [18.01.2013] Hawaii could join Colorado and Washington as states that have legalized the use of marijuana by adults, under a measure introduced by state House Spe ...
We enforced Ottawa’s pot laws. They don’t work [17.01.2013] It is time to put ideology and politics aside in favour of a level-headed, evidence-based discussion about the failure of marijuana prohibition and t ...
Legalization's biggest enemies [16.01.2013] The biggest immediate threat to legalization in Washington and Colorado is the federal government, but even the feds might be hard-pressed to stomp o ...
Up in smoke: Notorious ‘coffee shop’ closes its doors [15.01.2013] Smokenhagen, modelled on a Dutch-style 'coffee shop' that permits cannabis smoking, closed down voluntarily after pressure from the housing associati ...
Link between pot smoking and IQ drop challenged [14.01.2013] A new analysis is challenging a report that suggests regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. The analysis ...
Decriminalise drugs – it would reduce the level of harm in Britain [13.01.2013] The all-party parliamentary group on drug policy reform undertook an inquiry into the implications of the arrival of "legal highs" – a new substance ...
Pot smokers might not turn into dopes after all [13.01.2013] Cannabis rots your brain — or does it? Last year, a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggested that people w ...
Pot sub-panel only scratches surface in first meeting [12.01.2013] Although they didn't make any clear decisions, the Local Authority and Control Working Group meeting started to address many questions and concerns t ...
Marijuana legalization, taxation supported by majority in Hawaii: Poll [10.01.2013] The results of a survey commissioned by the Drug Policy Action Group shows 57 percent of respondents in favor of legalizing, taxing and regulating ma ...
Will Obama's 'war on weed' really ride roughshod over American voters? [10.01.2013] The cry of "states' rights" is not often associated with progressive causes, but with the "war on drugs" comprehensively declared a $1tn failure by t ...
Schritte zur Legalisierung von Cannabis [09.01.2013] Zusammen mit dem Bund und der Stadt Basel will Zürich ein breit angelegtes Forschungsprojekt anstossen, um offene Fragen rund um Handel und Konsum vo ...
Why marijuana should be legal for adults [08.01.2013] Forget the antiquated dogma and judge pot prohibition on its own merits. If you still believe that cannabis should be illegal, then you must logicall ...
Zurich calls for study on legalizing marijuana [07.01.2013] The Swiss city of Zurich's parliament voted to call on the government to commission a national study on legalizing marijuana, local media said. The v ...
U.S. marijuana laws ricochet through Latin America [06.01.2013] Leaders from across Latin America responded within days of the Colorado and Washington vote, demanding a review of drug-war policies that have mired ...
Groups seek to influence new rules for growing, selling pot [05.01.2013] The Washington state Liquor Control Board (LCB), charged with launching the world's first regulated marijuana market for social use, expects to begin ...
Rocky Mountain high: Pot a $200M industry in Colorado [04.01.2013] Vigorous regulation of a thriving medical-marijuana industry in Colorado offers the best glimpse of what is coming to Washington when it launches its ...
Mexico considers marijuana legalization after ballot wins in U.S. [04.01.2013] The success of legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington has sparked a new conversation in a nation that is one of the world's top marijuan ...
Racism's hidden history in the war on drugs [02.01.2013] The first anti-drug law in the US was a local law in San Francisco passed in 1875, outlawing the smoking of opium and directed at the Chinese. Mariju ...
Many towns have no plans to ban tourists from cannabis cafes [31.12.2012] Tourists will not be banned from a majority of the Netherlands’ cannabis cafes, despite new residency requirements which came into effect on January ...
Pro-marijuana campaign looks ahead after 2012 victories [29.12.2012] After a decades-long campaign to legalize marijuana hit a high mark in 2012 with victories in Washington state and Colorado, its energized and deep-p ...
Parts of Colorado's pot legalization strategy exported to other states [29.12.2012] The sequential strategy will look familiar to Coloradans: first, pass a medical-marijuana law; then put dispensaries in place; then go for recreation ...
Les coopératives de cannabis sans but lucratif aspirent à la légalité [25.12.2012] L'autoculture de cannabis croît et se multiplie. C'est la tendance observée par l'Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies (OFDT) qui dé ...
Canada could learn from Colorado and Washington on pot [25.12.2012] The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana represents a seismic shift in public attitudes. This historic reform will onl ...
Uruguay postpones vote on 'state as dealer' approach to drug regulation - but not for long? [23.12.2012] Uruguay has been on the vanguard of drug policy reform in the Americas, proposing a state regulatory market for the cultivation and consumption of ma ...
Legalise ganja to treat HIV, cancer, doctors tell gov't [22.12.2012] Marcus Day of the Caribbean Drug and Alcohol Research Institute believes the time has come for regional governments to legalise marijuana to countera ...
Reefer Madness Revisited [20.12.2012] Rob Kampia, co-founder and executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), has co-authored most of the medical marijuana laws on the books. ...
Marijuana, not yet legal for Californians, might as well be [19.12.2012] Let Colorado and Washington be the marijuana trailblazers. Let them struggle with the messy details of what it means to actually legalize the drug. M ...
The next seven states to legalize pot [18.12.2012] By legalizing marijuana through direct democracy, Colorado and Washington have fundamentally changed the national conversation about cannabis. As man ...
Britain has not simply fallen out of love with illegal drugs [17.12.2012] "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" summed up the response from the Home Office, and later David Cameron, to the publication of the home affairs select ...
Task force created to regulate legalized marijuana in Colorado [16.12.2012] It has been a little over a month since Coloradans approved a groundbreaking law legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Now that ...
President's pot comments prompt call for policy [14.12.2012] President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But ...
Federal government should allow states to sanction marijuana businesses [14.12.2012] President Obama’s statement of tolerance toward legalized marijuana is welcome. The real question is not whether federal agents will go after users. ...
Marijuana not high Obama priority [14.12.2012] President Obama says recreational users of marijuana in states that have legalized the substance should not be a "top priority" of federal law enforc ...
Recreational marijuana should not be top federal priority: Obama [14.12.2012] In an interview with ABC News President Barack Obama said federal authorities should not target recreational marijuana use in two Western states wher ...
Poll: Keep feds out of state pot laws [12.12.2012] Most Americans want the federal government to stop enforcing anti-marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington state, according to a Gallup Poll. Sixty- ...
Former president Jimmy Carter OK with legalizing marijuana [12.12.2012] Former President Jimmy Carter said he is in favor of legalizing marijuana during a public panel that CNN aired Tuesday. “I’m in favor of it. I think ...
Amsterdam to impose ban on smoking cannabis on school property [12.12.2012] Amsterdam's mayor said he would formally ban students from smoking cannabis at school, making the city in the Netherlands the first to do so. Eberhar ...
Plenty of smoke clouds the future of legalized pot in Washington [10.12.2012] The law setting up the US's first legal regulatory system for retail pot won't allow sales until next year. And the federal government still consider ...
Study: marijuana a susbstitute for prescription drugs and alcohol [10.12.2012] Research being conducted by a former Victoria city councillor is poking holes in marijuana’s reputation as a gateway drug. According to an academic p ...
Marijuana legalization low-key by design in Colo. [10.12.2012] Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday quietly removed the final barrier to legalization by declaring that an amendment passed by voters in November was of ...
Administration weighs legal action against States that legalized marijuana use [05.12.2012] Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter ...
Pot is now legal in Washington state. Should we do the same? [05.12.2012] Although Canada has long toyed with decriminalizing marijuana, that idea was shelved when Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper took office. Ear ...
Smokers celebrate as Wash. legalizes marijuana [04.12.2012] The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new re ...
With I-502, will more young adults use pot? [01.12.2012] Some researchers think marijuana use among 18- to 25-year-olds will increase when Initiative 502 goes into effect, but college students say the drug ...
8 Visions for the future of legal pot [30.11.2012] Some drug policy reform leaders, fearing an official backlash, are urging a cautious, go-slow, approach: make it as easy as possible for the feds to ...
Investors see profit potential in new pot law [30.11.2012] Votes in Washington and Colorado last month to legalize pot for recreational use turbocharged marijuana as a legitimate business opportunity. Busines ...
Turning over a new leaf [30.11.2012] Faced with this soiled wedge between state legislation and federal law within the United States, Mexico's President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and his ...
Noureddine Mediane, “Il faut dépénaliser le cannabis” [29.11.2012] Le président du groupe de l’Istiqlal à la Chambre des Représentants, Noureddine Mediane, évoque la nécessité pour l’Etat de revoir son système répres ...
Can Obama and Peña Nieto Clear the Marijuana Smoke? [27.11.2012] Like a growing number of Latin American leaders, Peña, who takes office Dec. 1, says it may be time to reassess the drug war. In an interview with TI ...

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