Items tagged with legalization

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Effort to put marijuana legalization measure on ballot is in disarray [09.03.2012] After Proposition 19 received 46% of the vote in 2010, proponents took heart. They vowed to put a measure to fully legalize marijuana on the 2012 bal ...
'This Debate Will No Longer be Suppressed' [09.03.2012] Latin American leaders are increasingly speaking out against prohibition. And public opinion in America, especially when it comes to legalizing pot, ...
Pat Robertson: Pot should be legal like alcohol [09.03.2012] Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol because the government's war on drugs has failed. The ...
Just say no [05.03.2012] Given the recent calls by several Latin American presidents for a debate on legalising drugs, would the United States show any flexibility in its sta ...
VP Biden goes to Latin American amid drug debate [02.03.2012] Vice President Joe Biden heads to Latin America Sunday amid unprecedented pressure from political and business leaders to talk about something U.S. o ...
Recreational marijuana measure makes Colorado ballot [28.02.2012] Colorado voters will be asked to decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in a November ballot measure, setting up a potential sh ...
Why a former B.C. attorney-general is supporting the pro-pot movement [19.02.2012] Geoff Plant has felt for years that the prohibition of marijuana is wrong. Now that the former B.C. attorney-general is out of government, he has dec ...
Legalize weed, yes, but the demon's in the details [16.02.2012] Marijuana will be legal in Canada one day. It may not be for eons – or at least until the federal Liberals or New Democrats gain power, which could b ...
Opinion | Is it okay if we sell joints? [16.02.2012] The City Council will soon be sending a letter to the justice minister, Morten Bødskov (Socialdemokraterne). It might be formulated a little more for ...
Interview: Guatemala president says drug war can’t be fought with arms [15.02.2012] Guatemala’s first president with a military background in 25 years said Tuesday the drug war can’t be won with arms alone, and pledged that his admin ...
Guatemala president weighs drug legalization, blames US for not reducing consumption [14.02.2012] U.S. inability to cut illegal drug consumption leaves Guatemala with no option but to consider legalizing the use and transport of drugs, President O ...
Former B.C. attorneys-general call for legalization of marijuana [14.02.2012] Spurred in part by the point-blank shooting of a known gangster in an upscale Vancouver hotel, four former attorneys-general of British Columbia have ...
Legalizing drugs gains ground in Latin America [13.02.2012] Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has repeated his suggestion that Guatemala and the other nations of Central America should consider decriminal ...
Legalised cannabis? [10.02.2012] A political majority at Copenhagen Town Hall is pushing for cannabis to be decriminalised. In a joint letter, four out of five local politicians have ...
Marijuana legalization initiative set to go on Nov. ballot [09.02.2012] An initiative seeking to legalize and regulate the recreational use of marijuana will be decided by voters. If passed, Initiative 502 would make Wash ...
Not That Kind of Smoke-Filled Room [01.02.2012] Potheads had high hopes for President Obama’s Google+ hangout on Monday. The Web superpower had invited citizens to submit questions for the presiden ...
Pot legalization efforts forge ahead in key U.S. states [31.01.2012] Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use are gaining momentum in Washington state and Colorado, despite fierce opposition from the federal ...
Marijuana legalization measure certified [27.01.2012] A measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Washington State is likely to be on the November 2012 ballot, after the secretary of the s ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The war on drugs and the shameful silence of our politicians [13.11.2011] In a parliamentary debate in the House of Commons, David Cameron said: "I ask the Labour government not to return to retribution and war on drugs. Th ...
Juan Manuel Santos: 'It is time to think again about the war on drugs' [13.11.2011] Santos spelled out the radical ideas which he hopes will create a fresh approach. He said: "A new approach should try and take away the violent profi ...
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 ...
Legalizing pot would cut gang violence: experts [28.10.2011] A new coalition of high-profile health, academic and justice experts is mounting a campaign to legalize and regulate marijuana in British Columbia, a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mexico president hints legalizing drugs may be needed [20.09.2011] Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday turned up pressure on the United States to curb demand for illicit drugs, hinting that legalization of na ...
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 ...

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