Items tagged with legalization

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Cannabis farmers support calls to legalize lucrative crop [23.12.2014] With the war in Syria stifling the economy and bringing in a flood of refugees in the Bekaa Valley, as well as the closure of smuggling roads and per ...
Lawsuit over Colorado marijuana legalization takes rare legal path [21.12.2014] In suing to stop marijuana legalization in Colorado, two neighboring states have embarked down an arcane legal pathway that could take years to reach ...
Cannabis : pour la légalisation [18.12.2014] Malgré son arsenal législatif, la France est le pays européen où l’usage du cannabis est le plus répandu. Une légalisation contrôlée pourrait permett ...
Lebanon agriculture minister urges cannabis cultivation for export [18.12.2014] Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb called for the legalization of cannabis farming in Lebanon to benefit from the revenue of its export. “We are con ...
Jumblatt renews calls to legalize marijuana [13.12.2014] Walid Jumblatt has renewed calls to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana. The head of the Progressive Socialist Party wrote that the time h ...
How legalizing marijuana on Indian reservations could end the prohibition on pot [11.12.2014] The Department of Justice announced that it would let Native American tribes grow or sell marijuana on their reservations, even in states where the d ...
U.S. won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands [11.12.2014] Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department will tell ...
One in two Spaniards want legal marijuana [10.12.2014] A total of 52 percent of Spaniards are in favour of legalizing the sale and private consumption of cannabis for adults despite a general toughening o ...
Pot industry plants seeds on Capitol Hill [04.12.2014] The legal weed industry is trying to grow something else these days: political influence. The National Cannabis Industry Association has spent $60,00 ...
Drug control body concerned by pot legalization in some U.S. states [03.12.2014] The head of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) monitoring compliance with international drug control conventions expressed concern abou ...
No, legal US drugs aren’t being trafficked into Mexico en masse [02.12.2014] The US Drug Enforcement Agency has now walked back statements it made about the trafficking of marijuana grown in the US to buyers in Mexico, after b ...
Uruguay: Marijuana law gets boost in presidential vote [01.12.2014] Uruguay's politicians who led the charge to legalize marijuana and same-sex marriage appeared to win another ringing endorsement from voters in the S ...
Standortfaktor Dope [28.11.2014] Um die Drogengeschäfte auf der Straße einzudämmen, setzt sich der Stadtteilbeirat, ein beratendes Gremium aus Anwohnern, fürs legale Kiffen ein. In e ...
Some pols pushing to legalize pot before voters do [27.11.2014] Some state lawmakers say it’s high time Massachusetts hashes out a bill to legalize and tax marijuana, or, if left to voters, risk repeating the awkw ...
Uruguay pushes back start of marijuana sale in pharmacies [25.11.2014] Uruguay could start selling marijuana in pharmacies in March 2015, the head of the National Drugs Board said, although the government had initially b ...
Marijuana’s big-money Marley Brand makes a splash [24.11.2014] Last week, NBC’s Today Show giddily announced an exclusive: Privateer Holdings, the Seattle marijuana company long acclaimed locally for its straight ...
Pro-marijuana groups eye Northeastern states, including Maine [22.11.2014] Marijuana advocates want to take their legalization drive — so far the province of Western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to ...
Cannabis legalisation returns to Swiss agenda [21.11.2014] Switzerland has always played a pioneering role in drug policy. In 1986, it was the first to open shelters for addicts and in 1994 it medically presc ...
Will Guatemala really explore marijuana legalization in 2015? [20.11.2014] Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina in a recent interview mooted the idea of his country legalizing marijuana next year. Can we really expect bold ...
All the progress made on marijuana legalization could vanish with a new president [18.11.2014] The movement to end marijuana prohibition has made significant progress recently, but it could all be undone when the next president takes office in ...
Pot luck [18.11.2014] Smoking, growing, buying, selling or merely possessing cannabis is a criminal offence, according to America's federal government. Ask the states, how ...
Why Congress should legalize pot [18.11.2014] Federal law still prohibits marijuana, and existing jurisprudence (Gonzales v. Raich 2005) holds that federal law trumps state law when it comes to m ...
Fatal attraction: Brownfield's flexibility doctrine and global drug policy reform [18.11.2014] State-level cannabis reforms, which gathered steam this month, have exposed the inability of the United States to abide by the terms of the legal bed ...
Is ‘Big Marijuana’ inevitable? [18.11.2014] It looks like the use of recreational marijuana is heading down the path of legalization across the country. Voters in Alaska, Oregon and the Distric ...
Stir it up: Bob Marley to headline corporate cannabis brand [17.11.2014] The Marley family and a Seattle-based private equity firm announced the creation of Marley Natural, "a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and ...
California’s Attorney General thinks legal weed is inevitable [17.11.2014] California was one of the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, but so far hasn’t legalized it for recreational use, like Colorado, Washington ...
GOP congressman: Republicans should embrace marijuana legalization [13.11.2014] The federal courthouse in right-leaning Orange County, Calif., is named after former president and Republican Party icon Ronald Reagan. Countless dru ...
The UN really wishes that voters in Alaska and Oregon hadn’t legalized weed [13.11.2014] The director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, said that state-level marijuana legalization initiatives in the U.S. are ...
A top UN official is not happy about US states legalizing weed [13.11.2014] The UN's top narcotics official said on Wednesday that recent votes by US states to legalize marijuana have put America in deeper violation of the in ...
Pot legalization: Gateway to what? [12.11.2014] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) plans to stay on the sidelines of future pot legalization campaigns – already supported by groups plotting ...
U.S. states' pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency [12.11.2014] Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said, adding he w ...
The dark-horse policy reform that has both Obama and some GOPers optimistic [09.11.2014] With Democrats holding the White House and Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, it's been suggested that the odds are slim of any major ...
The Marlboro of marijuana [07.11.2014] Would household names really consider selling cannabis? They already have. In 1969 a Philip Morris executive wrote to the Justice Department, request ...
Support for legal pot down off its high [06.11.2014] Even as the national experiment legalizing recreational pot spread this week to Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., a new poll suggests the enthusia ...
Fear of cannabis commerce didn't, won't and shouldn't stop legalization [05.11.2014] Three marijuana legalization initiatives were on the ballot this week, and all three won. That’s a better outcome than I was expecting. I was surpris ...
Marijuana legalization sweeps the 2014 midterm elections [05.11.2014] On November 4, several states radically altered their approaches to a drug once known for Reefer Madness. In Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, DC, vote ...
6 facts about marijuana [05.11.2014] Attitudes about marijuana have undergone a rapid shift in public opinion, paralleled by few other trends in the U.S. Our recent data, along with hist ...
California next for pot proponents emboldened by election victories [05.11.2014] Marijuana advocates, fresh off victories for legal recreational pot in Oregon, Alaska and the nation’s capital, are already preparing for their next ...
D.C. voters overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana, joining Colo., Wash. [03.11.2014] Washington DC followed Colorado and Washington state into a closely watched experiment to legalize marijuana, as voters overwhelmingly backed an init ...
Legal marijuana could be $130 million a year business in D.C., study finds [29.10.2014] If D.C. residents vote to legalize marijuana possession next week, it wouldn’t just mean a sea change in drug policy in the nation’s capital. It coul ...
The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020 [23.10.2014] A report from Greenwave Advisors, a "comprehensive research and financial analysis for the emerging legalized marijuana industry," projects that lega ...
How marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington is making the world a better place [16.10.2014] No pressure, Colorado and Washington, but the world is scrutinizing your every move. That was the take-home message of an event today at the Brooking ...
Marijuana legalization is an opportunity to modernize international drug treaties [14.10.2014] Two U.S. states have legalized recreational marijuana, and more may follow; the Obama administration has conditionally accepted these experiments. Su ...
Breaking taboo, Morocco may okay pot in nod to struggling farmers [06.10.2014] Morocco’s marijuana farmers live in a strange limbo in which the brilliant green fields are left alone, while the growers themselves face constant po ...
Yes to marijuana ballot measures [05.10.2014] The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two deca ...
Cannabis – a conflict of generations [25.09.2014] The legalisation of cannabis in Luxembourg is turning into a conflict of generations, as the youth branches of several parties opposed to such a move ...
Major pot legalization group turns sights on California for 2016 [23.09.2014] Marijuana legalization proponents are turning their attention to California and gearing up for a legalization campaign in 2016. The Marijuana Policy ...
New York could legalize recreational marijuana in 2015 [15.09.2014] The state of New York could legalize marijuana for recreational use as early as 2015. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D) will reintroduce the Marijuana Regul ...
5 interesting things we learned from the man in charge of Uruguay’s weed [11.09.2014] Julio Calzada is the top drug official in the little nation of Uruguay, which has gained notoriety over the last year for becoming the first country ...
Uruguay marijuana law under fire [11.09.2014] When Uruguay's historic marijuana regulation law passed the Senate in December, it was a major victory for drug policy reform in Uruguay and around t ...

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