Items tagged with cannabis

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Is France's cannabis debate stuck in a cul-de-sac? [16.06.2011] The issue of legalising cannabis is once again making headlines in France following the release of a parliamentary report on Wednesday recommending t ...
Légalisation contrôlée du cannabis [15.06.2011] The parliamentary report recommends “controlled legalisation” of the cultivation and consumption of cannabis in France. The report, compiled by a wor ...
A Call to Shift Policy on Marijuana [14.06.2011] More people are arrested in New York City on charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana than on any other crime on the books. Nearly all are bl ...
The Global Commission: breaking the Vienna Consensus [07.06.2011] TNI has been closely involved with the Global Commission on Drug Policy which presented its report in New York on June 2. Some years ago we published ...
Netherlands: Pot shops to be off limits to foreign tourists [06.06.2011] The Netherlands plans to ban foreign visitors from pot shops in a move that opponents have labeled "tourism suicide." The Dutch government is trying t ...
Drugs and the law: state of confusion [02.06.2011] Forty years after the introduction of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act, more than 2.8 million people report using illicit drugs every year in England and ...
Pot Penalties May Be Modernized [18.05.2011] Sponsored by San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, AB 1017 aims to give prosecutors more discretion in how they charge weed growers and processors, ...
Colorado pot advocates push for legalization in 2012 [15.05.2011] Pot legalization backers hope to start gathering signatures as soon as this summer to put the question to voters. Given Colorado`s low signature thre ...
Delaware governor signs bill making it the 16th state to legalize medical marijuana [13.05.2011] Gov. Jack Markell has signed legislation making Delaware the 16th state to allow the use of medical marijuana. The new law allows people 18 and older ...
Federal prosecutors step into debate over medical marijuana, warn of potential criminal cases [03.05.2011] Several states have started reassessing their medical marijuana laws after stern warnings from the federal government that everyone from licensed gro ...
Federal pot prosecutions have not let up [30.04.2011] When the Obama administration declared 18 months ago that it would stop arresting people who complied with their states' medical marijuana laws, advo ...
The Obama Administration’s drug control policy on auto-pilot [29.04.2011] In a widely watched You Tube video, U.S. President Barack Obama is asked whether or not the drug war may in fact be counterproductive. Instead of the ...
Study: tens of thousands of Finns have grown their own cannabis [26.04.2011] An estimated 40,000 – 60,000 Finns have tried growing cannabis at home. The number of active home growers in Finland is about ten thousand, but they ...
Medical marijuana: Federal pressure stirs legal confusion [21.04.2011] Threatened medical-marijuana crackdowns by federal prosecutors in other states have stoked fears about whether state employees, dispensary owners and ...
Legalizing Marijuana: An Exit Strategy from the War on Drugs [19.04.2011] U.S. drug policy needs to be altered; legalization must be subject to serious debate. Legalization could eliminate illegal demand for Mexican marijua ...
Portland legislator pushes bill to legalize, tax marijuana in Maine [19.04.2011] Imagine walking into a neighborhood store to buy beer, wine, liquor and cigarettes. But on your way home you make one more stop – to buy marijuana, l ...
Ruling brings optimism for medical marijuana users [14.04.2011] The Ontario Superior Court in Canada declared the rules that govern medical marijuana access and the prohibitions laid out in sections 4 and 7 of the ...
Jamaica panel to review pot decriminalization [13.04.2011] Top government officials will review recommendations to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal and religious use in Jama ...
Pot Politics on Capitol Hill: Proponents Aim to Shift Industry's Image [30.03.2011] Supporters of decriminalizing marijuana are hoping to build momentum on Capitol Hill after a historic election that saw the politics of pot take cent ...
A sensible approach to marijuana legalization that protects young people [27.03.2011] The marijuana-legalization debate can too quickly become polarized. Guest columnist Roger Roffman argues that both sides need to tone down the rhetor ...
The future of Dutch cannabis policy [14.03.2011] The municipality of the Dutch city of Utrecht recently announced two scientific experiments on cannabis policy. One experiment will be to set up a cl ...
Dutch city wants to grow cannabis in a cooperative [11.03.2011] The Dutch city of Utrecht wants cannabis smokers to grow their own marijuana in a cooperative, a move which would go against the Netherlands' drive t ...
On the Frontline of Northeast India [01.03.2011] Conflict and underdevelopment in the region have contributed to drug consumption and production, and are hampering access to treatment, care and supp ...
Washington state should lead on marijuana legalization [16.02.2011] Marijuana prohibition is more than a practical failure; it has been a misuse of both taxpayer dollars and the government's authority over the people. ...
Drug War Anniversary a Time for Reflection and Action [11.02.2011] Some anniversaries provide an occasion for celebration, others a time for reflection, still others a time for action. This June will mark forty years ...
Happy toking [10.02.2011] This week’s Economist-YouGov poll contains some exciting news for devotees of the weed. A huge majority of Americans, more than two to one once don’t ...
The Prospects for Drug Reform: California [09.02.2011] The West Coast is a different world when it comes to progress on drug policy reform. Three of the four states most likely to see strong pushes for ma ...
Foreign potheads seek alternatives to Dutch coffee shop [06.02.2011] Learning to grow their own weed or finding a dealer: French and Belgian potheads are seeking alternatives to the famous Dutch coffee shop as The Hagu ...
The development of international drug control [01.02.2011] The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug cont ...
Wash. politician proposes selling pot in liquor stores [29.01.2011] A Washington State Democrat has introduced a bill to legalize marijuana and sell it in liquor stores. Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson filed House Bill 1550 o ...
Cannabis social clubs in Spain [24.01.2011] Cannabis social clubs (CSC) are noncommercial organisations of users who get together to cultivate and distribute enough cannabis to meet their perso ...
Marijuana advocates debate a new legalization effort [03.01.2011] The campaign for Proposition 19, which lost 54% to 46% in November, wants to start drafting a new initiative in the spring and to complete it by July ...
Cannabis Social Clubs en Espagne [01.01.2011] Les Clubs Sociaux du Cannabis (CSC) sont des associations d’usagers qui s’organisent pour s’auto-approvisionner sans avoir recours au marché noir. Pr ...
Cannabis clubs plug a gap in Spanish drugs laws [28.12.2010] Private cannabis clubs are at the vanguard of a new movement of pro-cannabis campaigners in Spain. The members spotted a gap in Spain's drugs laws wh ...
Juries are giving pot defendants a pass [24.12.2010] Prosecutors say they are increasingly mindful of as marijuana use wins growing legal and public tolerance: Some jurors may be reluctant to convict fo ...
Court backs Dutch ruling on coffee shops [16.12.2010] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said that a municipal regulation imposed by the city of Maastricht prohibiting local coffee-shop owners from admi ...
Non-residents in the Netherlands and access to coffee-shops [16.12.2010] Under the 1976 Law on opium (Opiumwet 1976), the possession, dealing, cultivation, transportation, production, import and export of narcotic drugs, i ...
One toke over the line [16.12.2010] After an annual survey of teen drug use nationwide found that marijuana smoking is on the rise among eighth- through 12th-graders, Kerlikowske attrib ...
Calif. Pot Proponents Gird for 2012 [28.11.2010] Despite Proposition 19's loss at the polls this month, marijuana-legalization advocates in California are already working on their comeback plan for ...
Liberal Dutch marijuana policy taking another hit? [18.11.2010] The new conservative Dutch government wants to force the country's marijuana cafes to become "members only" clubs, a move that would effectively bloc ...
A hunger strike divides Switzerland [17.11.2010] Imprisoned cannabis farmer Bernard Rappaz has been on hunger strike for more than 80 days in protest at a prison sentence he considers too high. Doct ...
Legal marijuana: Not if, but when [16.11.2010] One might have expected the principals of the Proposition 19 campaign to partially decriminalize marijuana possession and use to be a little chagrine ...
Prop. 19 Failure Means Advocates Have Clean Slate [16.11.2010] Drug use and abuse are social and pubic health issues. But these drug laws started as purity laws in a progressive effort to stop pharmaceutical comp ...
Prop 19 was only the beginning… [15.11.2010] An interesting blog on Calitics, a leading progressive community blog for California politics: California voters came out in droves to support Propos ...
Voters approve Arizona medical marijuana measure [14.11.2010] By a narrow margin, Arizona voters have given their OK to legalized medical marijuana for people with chronic or debilitating diseases. The decision ...
Backers of Legal Marijuana Find Silver Lining in Defeat of California Measure [13.11.2010] Proposition 19, which would have legalized in California, received more votes than the Republican nominee for governor. It also received untold news ...
U.S. appeals court judge endorses legal marijuana [10.11.2010] A U.S. federal appeals court judge says the United States should consider legalizing marijuana. Judge Juan Torruella tells a law school audience in P ...
What should we do about cannabis? [09.11.2010] No serious commentator doubts that cannabis is potentially damaging to the user. Like tobacco, it is typically smoked and thus shares the potential f ...
Pot legalization advocates are undeterred by the defeat of Prop. 19 [07.11.2010] Despite Proposition 19's loss at the polls last week, marijuana legalization advocates in California are already working on their comeback plan for 2 ...
Colorado groups look to legalize marijuana in 2012 [06.11.2010] Colorado marijuana activists, undaunted by California’s failure to legalize the drug, said last week they are launching two separate campaigns to leg ...

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