Items tagged with legalization

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Alaska becomes third US state to legalise recreational marijuana use [24.02.2015] Alaska has made smoking, growing and owning small amounts of marijuana legal, becoming the third US state to decriminalise recreational use. The Repu ...
February 23: A big day for Uruguay’s marijuana experiment [23.02.2015] Uruguay’s experiment with legal domestic cannabis cultivation is about to enter a new phase, marking a key opportunity for the country to demonstrate ...
'Misperception is very dangerous' [16.02.2015] Executive director of the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), Michael Tucker, has warned that the misinformation circulating among Jamaicans about ...
18 legal marijuana states by 2020? [02.02.2015] Four states and the District of Columbia have already legalized weed and plans are already afoot in several more for this year or next, either by vot ...
Mexican opium farmers expand plots to supply U.S. heroin boom [02.02.2015] Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the southern state of G ...
High hopes: Legalized pot is on the way [29.01.2015] Moving from illicit to licit requires regulations that allow enough of a legal market to dry out the black one – ideally, while bringing in much-need ...
Vermont lawmakers consider legalizing marijuana [28.01.2015] Vermont lawmakers are considering whether to become the first state Legislature to legalize marijuana. Four states and the District of Columbia have ...
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch opposes marijuana legalisation [27.01.2015] Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, told senators during her confirmation hearing that she, like her predecessor Eric Holder, ...
Report predicts 18 states will legalize pot by 2020 [25.01.2015] A new report predicts that 18 U.S. states will have legalized recreational marijuana in the next five years, a huge increase from the four states tha ...
A dozen ways to legalize the marijuana supply chain, in Vermont or any state [16.01.2015] After months of research, the RAND corporation released a report for the state of Vermont exploring marijuana legalization and regulation there. The ...
Seattle's legal marijuana euphoria over as industry undergoes growing pains [15.01.2015] The legal marijuana market in the state of Washington opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn’t hav ...
The war on drugs is burning out [07.01.2015] The conservative wave of 2014 featured an unlikely, progressive undercurrent: In two states, plus the nation's capital, Americans voted convincingly ...
Uruguay’s year in weed: 3 big successes, 3 burning questions [05.01.2015] It’s been just over a year since Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica signed a law creating the world’s first nationalized market for the cultivation, sal ...
One year after law's approval, Uruguay waits for commercial cannabis sales [02.01.2015] A year after Uruguay's historic marijuana law was signed, officials have green-lighted homegrown cannabis, cannabis clubs, and hemp cultivation, but ...
Is Obama finally ready to dial back the war on drugs? [31.12.2014] As Obama embarks on the third year of his second term, here are some of the ways in which Obama has begun to deliver on his promises of a more ration ...
Poll: One year of legalized pot hasn't changed Coloradans' minds [27.12.2014] A year of legalized recreational marijuana hasn't changed many Coloradans' minds on the groundbreaking shift — though more than one-third say the sta ...
The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads [26.12.2014] The 43-year-old war on drugs had never seen such a barrage of opposition as it did in 2014, with successful marijuana legalization initiatives in sev ...
After pot legalization, focusing on a new kind of black market [25.12.2014] The black market for marijuana in Colorado isn't what it used to be. Nine or 10 years ago, the narrative of illicit cannabis in the state focused on ...
Marijuana use increases in Colorado, according to new federal survey [25.12.2014] As marijuana legalization took hold in Colorado, the percentage of regular cannabis users in the state jumped to the second-highest level in the US. ...
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 ...

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