Items tagged with cannabis

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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 ...
Dutch government to ban tourists from cannabis shops? [28.06.2011] Under legislation spearheaded by the conservative government, only Dutch residents will be allowed to enter cannabis-selling coffeeshops. The Dutch g ...
Let the states decide their own marijuana policies [28.06.2011] The bipartisan measure -- H.R. 2306, the 'Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011' and sponsored by Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank and ...
Analysis: Mexican ex-presidents lead debate on legalizing drugs [24.06.2011] Once praised lavishly by the United States for waging a war on drugs, Mexico's last two presidents now say legalizing them may be the best way to end ...
Barney Frank and Ron Paul Introduce Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition [23.06.2011] The bill introduced today would allow states to determine their own marijuana laws -- not just medical marijuana laws -- without federal interference ...
Marijuana bill officially introduced to Congress by Ron Paul, Barney Frank [23.06.2011] Marijuana laws should be set at the state, not federal, level, Reps. Ron Paul and Barney Frank argued in a bill they introduced Thursday. The goal of ...
4 Hopeful Signs in the Fight Against Disastrous Drug War, Including a New Bill to End Federal Pot Prohibition [23.06.2011] It's been forty years since President Nixon declared a "war on drugs." And we're not winning. In local communities, Black and Latino men are being si ...
Legalize marijuana in Washington state [22.06.2011] Marijuana should be legalized, regulated, taxed and made available for sale to adults. Prohibition has failed. It fuels criminal gangs. It fills the ...
Marijuana-initiative backers say state could lead change [22.06.2011] Washington state would be defying federal drug laws if an initiative filed Wednesday with the Secretary of State to legalize and regulate marijuana i ...
Former U.S. attorney McKay backs effort to legalize pot in Washington [21.06.2011] A coalition that includes former U.S. Attorney John McKay, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and travel guide Rick Steves is launching an initiative ...
The fiscal case for legalising marijuana [20.06.2011] Across the United States, people struggling with chronic illness increasingly are questioning US policy toward marijuana, a homeopathic substance tha ...
Brazilian demonstrations call for legal marijuana [19.06.2011] Brazilian demonstrators held marches on the weekend calling for marijuana to be legalized after the country's top court ruled the gatherings could go ...
Raft of marijuana legislation highlights a murky regulatory climate [17.06.2011] California lawmakers are looking at a range of bills to expand, contract or change state marijuana laws. Legalization proponents say it reflects a po ...
Four Decades Later, It's Time to Scrap the Dead-End Drug War [17.06.2011] I recently returned from the desert city of Durango, Mexico, where forensic officials are still trying to identify some 240 corpses discovered this y ...
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 ...

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