Items tagged with cannabis

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Colombian president calls for legalisation of marijuana [26.10.2011] Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian president, has called for the global legalisation of marijuana to help combat the trafficking of harder drugs and r ...
Editorial: Feds' pot crackdown bad medicine [21.10.2011] In the design of America's founders, the states are supposed to be centers of democratic experiment. They're not supposed to be uniform. For example, ...
In a Strange About-Face, the President Tries to Hack Medical Marijuana Off at the Knees [20.10.2011] The new federal crackdown on medical marijuana announced on October 7 by California's four U.S. Attorneys sent chills through the industry. It was a ...
Budding research may remove stigma around cannabis cultivation [20.10.2011] Two Canadian researchers hope their work — mapping the cannabis sativa genome — will get rid of the stigma which they say surrounds the cultivation o ...
Legalizing drugs isn’t the answer [20.10.2011] Most of us can agree that current drug policy in North America is a disaster. The global war on drugs can’t be won. Locking up addicts in jail is bot ...
How hemp got high: Canadian scientists map the cannabis genome [19.10.2011] Canadian researchers have sequenced the genome of Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces both industrial hemp and marijuana, and in the process rev ...
California's Coming Crackdown on Pot: What Do You Do if You Need It? [19.10.2011] Four California-based U.S. attorneys have announced their intent to prosecute the medical-marijuana dispensaries, growers and delivery services that ...
50% of Americans support legalizing marijuana: poll [18.10.2011] An unprecedented 50 percent of Americans think it's high time that marijuana should become legal in the United States, according to a Gallup poll. Th ...
California Medical Assn. calls for legalization of marijuana [15.10.2011] The California Medical Association, representing more than 35,000 physicians statewide, questions the medical value of pot and acknowledges some heal ...
Dutch fear threat to liberalism in "soft drugs" curbs [10.10.2011] The Netherlands is embarking on a crusade against its multi-billion-euro marijuana industry, with significant implications both for its economy and i ...
Netherlands to classify high-potency cannabis as hard drug [07.10.2011] The Dutch government has said it will move to classify high-potency cannabis alongside hard drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, the latest step in the ...
Dutch drug tourism takes hit in border town [01.10.2011] Foreign visitors will no longer be welcome to purchase cannabis in the coffee shops of Dutch border city Maastricht, unless they can prove that they ...
Breaking the Silence [01.10.2011] This brief report outlines the links between cannabis prohibition in British Columbia (Canada) and the growth of organized crime and related violence ...
Dutch city's coffee shops close doors to most cannabis tourists [01.10.2011] Coffee shops in the Dutch city of Maastricht have banned foreign tourists, except those from Germany and Belgium, from entering their premises. "A nu ...
Medical marijuana law under review [29.09.2011] Health Canada began two days of closed-door talks Wednesday about changes to the controversial medical marijuana law that has faced legal challenges ...
Four pot smokers get their stash from U.S. government under little-known program [28.09.2011] For the past three decades, Uncle Sam has been providing patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around as part of a little-known program t ...
Scientist's research produces a dangerous high [28.09.2011] John W. Huffman, a professor of organic chemistry, unwittingly contributed to the spread of "designer marijuana" so potent that the Drug Enforcement ...
Canada needs a more realistic public health approach to cannabis, study finds [23.09.2011] Canada's existing public health approach to cannabis use is unrealistic and should be adjusted to reflect the way the system approaches alcohol. An a ...
US Teens Smoke More Pot than Dutch [21.09.2011] A new study, What Can We Learn from the Dutch Cannabis Coffeeshop System?, published in the journal Addiction earlier this month challenged the Unite ...
State Dems back marijuana-legalization initiative [19.09.2011] The Washington State Democratic Central Committee threw its support behind a marijuana legalization initiative this weekend, calling the continuing p ...
Medical pot OK in Seattle, in trouble in Spokane [18.09.2011] The largest federal crackdown in the 13-year history of the state medical-marijuana law has sent Spokane's once-open medical-marijuana businesses div ...
Czech Health Ministry signals steps to legalize medical marijuana [14.09.2011] The Czech Ministry of Health has indicated that it will take marijuana off the list of banned substances and allow it to be prescribed by doctors for ...
Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Canada (LRCUG) [01.09.2011] More than one in ten adults – and about one in three young adults – report past year cannabis use in Canada. While cannabis use is associated with a ...
The return of the underground retail cannabis market? [01.09.2011] The sale of cannabis to persons aged 18 or older is permitted in the Netherlands under certain conditions in commercial establishments called coffees ...
With few rules, pot dispensaries try policing themselves [26.08.2011] In the absence of government regulation, the local medical-marijuana industry increasingly is trying to professionalize the industry with such self-po ...
Buzz Kill: Marijuana Genome Sequenced For Health, Not Highs [19.08.2011] Stoners and scientists alike may be stoked to learn that a startup biotech company has completed the DNA sequence of Cannabis sativa, or marijuana. B ...
France and marijuana: an altered state [16.08.2011] Should the use of cannabis be legalised to end the dealing that has poisoned life in France's banlieues, and to guarantee the quality of a substance ...
Majority of Americans ready to legalize marijuana [09.08.2011] Many Americans continue to believe that marijuana should be legalized, but are not supportive of making other drugs readily available, a new Angus Re ...
Medical marijuana: The Justice Department speaks – again [08.08.2011] Medical marijuana suppliers complain that the Justice Department is tightening the federal government's approach to enforcement. That's a disingenuou ...
A miscarriage of justice on marijuana [04.08.2011] As if America's highly-publicised "war on drugs" were not already facing a credibility gap, two US superior court judges – one in Washington, DC, ano ...
Liberal Democrats want inquiry into decriminalising drug possession [04.08.2011] Liberal Democrats are expected to call for an independent inquiry into the decriminalisation of possession of all drugs. A motion to be put at the pa ...
A French economist argues for the legalization of cannabis [02.08.2011] University of Paris economist Pierre Kopp wants to legalize marijuana for entirely economic reasons. Kopp tells Le Monde : "For economists, the publi ...
Former Mexican president urges legalizing drugs [27.07.2011] Part of the solution to end drug violence in Mexico should include legalizing drugs like marijuana for personal use, according to former President Vi ...
The Pot Republic [26.07.2011] The bulk of the marijuana consumed in the United States used to come across the border from Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. Now, more than half of it i ...
New California marijuana ballot measure starts circulating [25.07.2011] A new marijuana legalization ballot measure was cleared Monday to start seeking petition signatures. But its proponents aren't affiliated with the Oa ...
Legal Marijuana in Arizona, but Not for the Sellers [22.07.2011] Voters narrowly approved a ballot initiative last November allowing medical marijuana in the state, but the result has been just the opposite of an o ...
New medical pot law in Wash. brings uncertainty [21.07.2011] The uncertainty comes after lawmakers worked for months on a plan that would help clear up the state's medical marijuana laws. The Legislature approv ...
Seattle's Marijuana-Garden Ordinance: The New Don't Ask, Don't Tell [21.07.2011] Like every section that's left of the mostly vetoed medical-marijuana-reform law that passed in April, section 403 is vague, confusing, and inadequat ...
New federal memo on medical marijuana stirs angst [18.07.2011] In October 2009, medical marijuana advocates celebrated a U.S. Department of Justice memo declaring that federal authorities wouldn't target the lega ...
Seattle to license, tax medical marijuana gardens [18.07.2011] The Seattle City Council unanimously passed rules Monday requiring that medical marijuana operations be licensed, obtain food-handling permits if the ...
Despite Legalization in New Jersey, Medical Marijuana Remains Out of Reach [17.07.2011] In the last few months, officials in New Jersey, as well as several other states, have said that mixed signals from the Obama administration have lef ...
Medical Marijuana: A Science-Free Zone At The White House [15.07.2011] President Obama came into office promising to reverse George W. Bush administration practices and elevate science over politics. He explicitly applie ...
Amsterdam's 'no toking' signs set to become more of a collector's item after legal setback [13.07.2011] After an only-in-the-Netherlands legal reverse, the city of Amsterdam will likely have to stub out the "no toking" signs it introduced in a crackdown ...
Defending providers of medical marijuana [13.07.2011] A committee of the Seattle City Council grappled Wednesday with a proposed ordinance for medical-marijuana cooperatives. It would be much easier for ...
U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use [09.07.2011] Marijuana has been approved by California, many other states and the nation's capital to treat a range of illnesses, but in a decision the federal go ...
A Puff in Paris [06.07.2011] Napoleon's troops first brought over the mysterious dried leaf called hashish from Egypt in the early 1800s. Soon, it was being sold in pharmacies ac ...
Let states enact their own marijuana policies [06.07.2011] Let's be clear: HR 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011, proposed by Reps. Barney Frank and Ron Paul, does not "legalize drugs" ...
Medical-pot shops feel heat amid new laws, federal prosecution warning [04.07.2011] Colorado's medical-marijuana industry took a battering from all sides, as new laws restricting the businesses took effect and the Obama administratio ...
California medical marijuana growers face pressure [02.07.2011] A new Obama administration memo approves federal prosecution of anyone in the business of growing or supplying marijuana for medical patients even if ...
Justice Department "Clarifies" Stance on Medical Marijuana: It's Illegal And They Will Arrest You [01.07.2011] For a few weeks now, medical marijuana activists have been waiting for Attorney General Eric Holder to "re-clarify" exactly what the Justice Departme ...

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