Items tagged with legalization

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ex-minister Bob Ainsworth: Make drugs legally available [16.12.2010] Bob Ainsworth, a Home Office minister under Tony Blair, said successive governments' approaches had failed, leaving criminal gangs in control. The MP ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Voters in many Massachusetts communities back loosening of marijuana laws [06.11.2010] Voters in more than a dozen state legislative districts backed dramatic expansions to legal access to marijuana in Tuesday’s elections, and advocates ...
Prop. 19 backers plan new marijuana legalization effort [04.11.2010] Supporters of legalizing marijuana in California spent the day after the election laying the groundwork to rebound from their 54%-to-46% defeat and r ...
Despite rejecting Prop. 19, Californians lean toward legalizing marijuana, poll finds [04.11.2010] California voters rejected Prop. 19, but a post-election poll found that they still lean toward legalizing marijuana for recreational use and, if you ...
California's Proposition 19 Falls Short, but Moves the Marijuana Policy Debate Forward [03.11.2010] The California ballot initiative that would have legalized marijuana under state law was defeated at the polls Tuesday, garnering about 46 percent of ...
Measure to legalize pot is defeated in Calif after feds issue warnings, young voters stay home [03.11.2010] California voters weren't high on a ballot measure aimed at legalizing marijuana and appeared to heed warnings of legal chaos and a federal showdown ...
Prop. 19 supporters say win or lose they've sparked a debate [02.11.2010] The campaign's message was, win or lose, the initiative has stimulated widespread debate and shown that the nation's ban on marijuana is destined to ...
How California's Pot Proposition Is Agitating Latin America [31.10.2010] What was Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos smoking? Colombia has long been an obedient lieutenant in the U.S.-led war on drugs, yet there was Sa ...
All Eyes on California [29.10.2010] Registered voters in California will be the ones voting next Tuesday on whether to legalize marijuana under state law. But the ballot initiative in q ...
FT Editorial: High time to legalise marijuana [27.10.2010] Just say no, the slogan says. But on November 2, California has the chance to say yes, at least to marijuana. Proposition 19 would legalise the produ ...
Soros: Why I Support Legal Marijuana [26.10.2010] Our marijuana laws are clearly doing more harm than good. The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely us ...
Latin American leaders question move to legalize marijuana [26.10.2010] The leaders of several Latin American nations on the front lines of the battle against drugs said Tuesday that a California ballot measure to legaliz ...
Just say yes to common sense on pot policy [26.10.2010] With all the hand-wringing over a Democratic "enthusiasm gap," one effort to turn out young people at the polls this November is showing real energy ...
The case for California's Prop 19 [26.10.2010] Over a dozen US states have already decriminalised possession or personal use of cannabis, and Denver, Colorado and Oakland, California are already h ...
An economic perspective on the legalisation debate: the Dutch case [26.10.2010] Understanding the consequences of drug legalisation versus prohibition is important for policy. Most recently this subject has gained much political ...
Marijuana law would propel California into unknown territory [25.10.2010] Vote yes on Proposition 19, the measure to legalize marijuana, and the unofficial state weed and largest cash crop will be controlled like alcohol, p ...
What the Feds Can Do About Prop 19 [25.10.2010] Assume for a moment that California voters approve Proposition 19 on Nov. 2. The state will have just enacted a process for legalizing, regulating, a ...
19 Reasons Pot Should Be Legal [24.10.2010] Prop 19, the CA initiative legalizing marijuana, benefits not just those who enjoy the herb, but the entire state of California and ultimately, the n ...
Marijuana and Democracy – All Eyes on California [22.10.2010] “Democracy is the worst form of government,” as Churchill once put it, “except all those other forms that have been tried.” Whatever else it should i ...
A federal-state showdown over pot [21.10.2010] Californians may very well vote in November to legalize recreational marijuana, though the Obama administration, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegge ...
The drug legalization debate [17.10.2010] Foreign minister Maria Angela Holguín’s statement of last Sunday 10 October is of great importance. According to this statement, Colombia should take ...
Holder promises to enforce U.S. drug laws if Prop. 19 passes [16.10.2010] Stepping up the Obama administration's opposition to Proposition 19, the nation's top law enforcement official promised to "vigorously enforce" feder ...
The promise of legalization [16.10.2010] People on both sides of the marijuana legalization debate have strong feelings about Proposition 19, the California ballot initiative that promises t ...
Mexican waves, Californian cool [14.10.2010] If California votes in favour of legalisation, Mexico would be wise to follow suit (the bottom would anyway fall out of its marijuana business). The ...
An altered state [14.10.2010] Proposition 19 has a chance of winning mainly because Californians have become rather relaxed about weed. Back in 1972 a proposition to legalise the ...
Reducing Drug Trafficking Revenues and Violence in Mexico [13.10.2010] The United States’ demand for illicit drugs creates markets for Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) and helps foster violence in Mexico. So ...
Legalizing pot in California would hardly dent cartels' revenue, report says [13.10.2010] Proposition 19, which would partially legalize marijuana in California, would do little to curtail the violent Mexican organizations that smuggle it ...
Legalizing Marijuana in California Will Not Dramatically Reduce Mexican Drug Trafficking Revenues [12.10.2010] Legalizing marijuana in California will not dramatically reduce the drug revenues collected by Mexican drug trafficking organizations from sales to t ...
New Report: U.S. Government Data Demonstrates Failure of Cannabis Prohibition [07.10.2010] The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) today released a new research report, Tools for debate: U.S. federal government data on c ...
US Federal Government Data on Cannabis Prohibition [07.10.2010] The report reviews 20 years of data from US government funded surveillance systems on government drug control spending, cannabis seizures and cannabi ...
California Pot Legalization Wouldn't Trump Federal Law [06.10.2010] Even if Californians vote next month to legalize marijuana, possession of the drug will still be a criminal offense under federal law, which trumps s ...
Drugs are a development issue - which is why we should legalise them [05.10.2010] If there is a "war on drugs", this is it. Mexico is undergoing worse violence than has been seen in Latin America in decades. President Felipe Calder ...
Sooner or later, marijuana will be legal [28.09.2010] It's as predictable as the sun rising and setting. Even though police made more than 850,000 marijuana arrests last year, a recent government report ...
Marijuana legalization measure gets big lift [26.09.2010] In a dramatic shift of sentiment, nearly half of California's likely voters now want to legalize marijuana use in the state, according to a new Field ...
Former Spanish Drug Czar Says Legalize Drugs [23.09.2010] In a blistering op-ed Wednesday in Spain's most important newspaper, El País, the country's former drug czar, Araceli Manjón-Cabeza, called for an en ...

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