Items tagged with cannabis

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Cannabis taxation: a win-win all round, Richard Branson tells MPs [24.01.2012] The market for cannabis in Britain should be regulated and taxed, and responsibility for drug policy moved from the Home Office to the health departm ...
Policy pitfalls could quickly kill buzz around Liberal pot proposal [19.01.2012] If Liberals are serious about presenting voters with a credible plan to legalize and regulate cannabis in the next federal election, they have a lot ...
Canadians in favour of relaxing pot laws: poll [17.01.2012] The results come as the Liberal party voted overwhelmingly to support legalization of the drug at its biennial policy convention on the weekend, seem ...
Rick Ross, '80s Crack Kingpin, Would Rather Have Sold Pot [11.01.2012] A leading distributor of crack cocaine in the 1980s would have preferred to have been a pot dealer, but was unable to find enough supply, he told The ...
The neuroscience of pot [11.01.2012] Marijuana has been shown to have both anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects and to induce anxiety and psychosis in certain people. In schizophrenics, it ...
Copenhagen wants controlled cannabis shops [09.01.2012] The Copenhagen City Council is pushing ahead with a proposal to decriminalise cannabis, and has set up a committee to investigate the best way to reg ...
Prescribing Cannabis for Harm Reduction [05.01.2012] Neuropathic pain affects between 5% and 10% of the US population and can be refractory to treatment. Opioids may be recommended as a second-line phar ...
Marijuana may both trigger and suppress psychosis [04.01.2012] New research finds that the two main ingredients in marijuana have opposing effects on it. The study examined 15 normal men who had previously smoked ...
Handicapping Legalization in 2012 [04.01.2012] Registered voters heading to the polls this fall for elections in Colorado, Washington, and perhaps California will have a chance to enact historic c ...
Netherlands moves away from liberal line on smoking cannabis [03.01.2012] Is the Netherlands finally growing up, or is it committing tourism suicide? A ban on foreigners using its famous "coffee shops" – where soft drugs ca ...
States say it's time to rethink medical marijuana [01.01.2012] Medical marijuana advocates are hoping state governments can succeed where their efforts have failed by asking federal authorities to reclassify pot ...
Marijuana legalization initiative signatures in [29.12.2011] Backers of an effort to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use in Washington state submitted more than 340,000 signatures Thursday to try t ...
Colorado seeks new pot classification [28.12.2011] Colorado has become the third state to ask the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana in a way that allows doctors to prescribe ...
Increased enforcement not curtailing marijuana use, report finds [22.12.2011] Increased funding for anti-cannabis law enforcement does not meaningfully reduce the drug’s potency, price or availability and creates a lucrative op ...
B.C. medical group recommends pot legalization [22.12.2011] Some B.C. medical health officials are now advocating for marijuana to be legalized, arguing that the government's costly enforcement activities are ...
To The Next Level: Marijuana Regulation in the US [22.12.2011] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) traveled to California and attended the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in LA to find out what ...
Introduction of 'Weed Pass' in the Netherlands [20.12.2011] The government in the Netherlands has a legislative programme that includes making all of the country’s coffeeshops private clubs accessible only to ...
President Obama's puzzling silence on marijuana policy [17.12.2011] The youth vote helped propel Barack Obama to the presidency, but that enthusiasm has declined sharply. One issue might reignite youthful enthusiasm: ...
Conservative senator opposes omnibus crime bill [16.12.2011] Conservative Senator Pierre Claude Nolin says he can't support the massive Bill C-10 mainly because of a section that deals with growing marijuana pl ...
Basque government regulates cannabis sale and use [12.12.2011] The Basque Parliament will approve a law bill in the first few months of 2012 on drug addiction, which will regulate "the growing, sale and consumpti ...
Ten Years of Medical Marijuana in Canada [12.12.2011] In Canada, possession of medical marijuana is controlled under the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations, which came into effect in the summer of 2001 ...
Deputies to stop harassing I-502 proponents [08.12.2011] King County authorities and the Washington State Public Stadium Authority have agreed to stop harassing people collecting signatures outside the Seah ...
Combination of cannabinoids and opiates could help reduce chronic pain [07.12.2011] A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids - the main ingredient in cannabis or ...
Marijuana in California and Colorado: Highs and laws [03.12.2011] While it is allowed in some form in 16 states and Washington, DC, Colorado is the leader in trying to make medicinal pot a legitimate business. It ha ...
A win-win on drugs? Fighting gangs by legalizing pot [01.12.2011] Copenhagen just got a lot closer to legalizing the sale of pot. If approved by the Danish parliament, next year the city could grant licenses to indi ...
The politics of pot [01.12.2011] Polls show overwhelming support for amending the laws. In fact, 50 percent of Americans—the largest portion ever recorded—now favor legalizing mariju ...
Report shows fewer traffic fatalities after states pass medical-pot laws [30.11.2011] The passage of state medical-marijuana laws is associated with a subsequent drop in the rate of traffic fatalities, according to a newly released stu ...
Dutch ban foreigners from cannabis cafes in Maastricht area [26.11.2011] Dutch Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten has announced an official ban on non-residents from coffee shops not just in Maastricht, but in the nearby ci ...
Polls, dispensary bans show Coloradans are split over possibly legalizing marijuana [26.11.2011] As proponents of a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana near the deadline to turn in signatures, they face a puzzling picture of the electorate. A ...
Legalise it, part two [24.11.2011] Legalising pot, we wrote in this space back in July 2009, would have two obvious benefits: generating revenue and dragging a shady business out into ...
Could legalising pot clean up the rot? [24.11.2011] The City Council of Copenhagen has been pushing to legalise the sale of marijuana in the city. The council’s vote which would pave the way to establi ...
Four former Vancouver mayors back call for an end to pot prohibition [23.11.2011] Four former Vancouver mayors have endorsed a coalition calling for an end to pot prohibition in Canada that they blame for rampant gang violence. Lar ...
Former city Rep. Beto O'Rourke and city Rep. Susie Byrd's book offers new view on controlling pot market [21.11.2011] Two prominent El Paso political leaders argue, in their new book, that the United States' war on drugs is not working despite a $1 trillion infusion ...
State's effort to legalize pot faces legal pitfalls [20.11.2011] An effort to decriminalize and tax recreational marijuana sales for adults in Washington state has won some high-profile endorsements — including fro ...
Extraordinary General Assembly of Cannabis Users Association Pannagh [19.11.2011] The General Assembly of Cannabis Users Association Pannagh denounces the disproportionate intervention of the Municipal Police of Bilbao against the ...
Copenhagen votes to legalise marijuana [18.11.2011] Marijuana could soon be legalised in Copenhagen, after the city voted overwhelmingly in favour of a scheme that would see the drug sold through a net ...
Poll: Public supports medical marijuana, but not full pot legalization [18.11.2011] According a recent CBS News poll conducted at the end of October, a slim majority of 51 percent continues to think that marijuana use should be illeg ...
Ex-head of MI5 calls on government to decriminalise and regulate cannabis [17.11.2011] The former head of MI5 believes the "war on drugs" has proved fruitless and it is time to consider decriminalising the possession and use of small qu ...
Colorado's Marijuana 'Green Rush' [17.11.2011] There are currently 16 states that allow some form of legalized medical marijuana, but only Colorado allows marijuana businesses to operate as such. ...
Swiss cannabis smokers will be allowed to grow four marijuana plants each [17.11.2011] Cannabis smokers in Switzerland will soon be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants each at home to stop them buying drugs on the black market. ...
Will Marijuana Raids Be the New Normal if Pot-Legalizing I-502 Passes in Washington? [16.11.2011] Cannabis-rights activists who oppose the marijuana-legalization initiative I-502 do so for many reasons, including the notion that should the bill pa ...
Pot measure is tough sell at cop conference [16.11.2011] I-502 has about 230,000 signatures and almost certainly will qualify for the November 2012 ballot. If I-502 were to pass, the state Liquor Control Bo ...
Sign Initiative 502 to put marijuana legalization before state Legislature [11.11.2011] A former federal prosecutor and two former judges who have not only observed but also enforced marijuana laws at the federal, state and local levels ...
It's Only A Matter Of Time [08.11.2011] GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson drew headlines earlier this month when he said he would issue a full presidential pardon for anyone serving a ...
Pro-pot campaign gets big names, deep pockets [04.11.2011] Marijuana legalization in Washington has been an activist's pipe dream for decades, but a new campaign with deep pockets and prominent supporters is ...
Integrative Medicine: Legalization and regulation of cannabis [04.11.2011] The California Medical Association made news when it became the first state medical association to recommend the legalization and regulation of canna ...
Study: legal medical marijuana doesn't encourage kids to smoke more pot [03.11.2011] Despite warnings from opponents of medical marijuana, legalizing the drug for medical purposes does not encourage teens to smoke more pot, according ...
Maastricht loses '£26 million-a-year' after drug tourism ban [03.11.2011] A Dutch city has lost income worth £26 million a year to its economy after banning French drug tourists from buying marijuana in legal cannabis cafés ...
Decriminalize pot, aldermen urge — but mayor says not so fast [02.11.2011] Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he would not be rushed into decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana because doing so creates its o ...
Chicago’s pot dilemma: Should marijuana users just be ticketed? [01.11.2011] Last year, Chicago Police officers arrested more than 23,000 people on misdemeanor marijuana charges, and most of those cases were dropped. From 2006 ...

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