Items tagged with legalization

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The great pot experiment [11.07.2014] On July 8th Washington became the second state after Colorado to offer recreational pot-smokers a chance to buy weed legally at a local store. Mariju ...
Washington state retail marijuana shops to open Tuesday [08.07.2014] Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday, a day ahead of the start of legal sales. And 21 hours before the only store licen ...
'Denmark will definitely legalize weed' [06.07.2014] Copenhagen city officials have tried three times to legalize cannabis within the city. All three times, the answer from the national government has b ...
Canada's 'Prince of Pot' to be released from U.S. prison [06.07.2014] When the poster child for marijuana legalization is released from a U.S. prison later this week, he'll be re-entering a world where many of his ideas ...
La majorité se greffe au débat sur le cannabis [03.07.2014] Le PJD est été pris de court par ces deux partis qui avaient fait de la défense de la légalisation de la culture de cannabis, et de l’appel à une amn ...
Infographic: Legal weed's consequences [30.06.2014] When recreational marijuana stores first opened their doors in the US state of Colorado on January 1, opponents predicted dire consequences: an influ ...
The real reason pot is still illegal [30.06.2014] The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA), one of the largest anti-legalization organizations in the US has a curious sponsor: Purdue Phar ...
Colorado recreational marijuana industry begins major transformation [29.06.2014] Only six months old, Colorado's recreational marijuana industry starts a transformation that could add hundreds of new pot businesses to the state an ...
Shortages, high prices expected for state’s first pot stores [28.06.2014] The Liquor Control Board has been warning of shortages when the first stores open in Washington state. The board plans to issue the first 15 to 20 re ...
A half-smoked joint [27.06.2014] Decriminalisation is only half the answer. As long as supplying drugs remains illegal, the business will remain a criminal monopoly. Jamaica’s gangst ...
Débat sur le kif: le coup de gueule des cultivateurs [26.06.2014] Avec les élections municipales qui approchent (2015), le débat sur le kif s'en trouve plus "sexy" que jamais. Un collectif de familles de cultivateur ...
Légalisation du cannabis: un projet de loi et des critiques [26.06.2014] Si le Collectif marocain pour l'usage médical et industriel du kif (CMUMIK) voit d'un bon oeil la proposition de loi du parti de l'Istiqlal sur la lé ...
The war on drugs is lost – legalise the heroin trade [25.06.2014] When Tony Blair deployed British troops in Afghanistan, ending the illicit production and supply of opium was cited as a key objective. In 2001 the p ...
Pourquoi la légalisation du cannabis bloque [25.06.2014] Deux projets de loi légalisant la culture du cannabis ont été déposés par le PAM et l’Istiqlal. Depuis, ces deux partis se sont montrés étrangement s ...
Légalisation du kif : Des associations rifaines mènent la fronde contre les projets du PAM et l’Istiqlal [17.06.2014] Il n’y a pas que les islamistes du PJD qui s’opposent aux propositions de loi du PAM et de l’Istiqlal visant la légalisation de la culture du kif. Le ...
The difference between legalisation and decriminalisation [17.06.2014] The war on cannabis seems to be slowly burning out. On June 12th Jamaica announced that it plans to decriminalise possession of small amounts of the ...
Mexican president hints may be open to change in marijuana laws [07.06.2014] Mexico and the United States cannot pursue diverging policies on marijuana legalization, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was quoted as saying, h ...
High times: The next five states to tackle pot laws [02.06.2014] Weed is legal in at least some form in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Most allow it for medical use only. Colorado and Washington this year ...
Cannabis legalization: the seed of a good idea or a pipedream? [29.05.2014] According to Jalal Mahfouz, head of the Planning and Development Center in Hermel (Lebanon), any move to legalize the illegal industry, which is beli ...
Cannabis regulation: high time for change? [20.05.2014] Cannabis is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But for how much longer? In a short space of time we have moved from absolute global prohibiti ...
Uruguay unveils marijuana regulation details [02.05.2014] The Uruguayan government has unveiled long-awaited regulations for its recreational marijuana market — a move that steers the tiny nation of 3.3 mill ...
Uruguay to allow pot users to buy up to 20 joints a week [23.04.2014] Uruguayans will be able buy up to 10 grams of pot a week, enough to roll 20 joints, under new rules governing the recently legalized marijuana trade ...
Uruguay not a ‘pirate’ [17.04.2014] The Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis, believing that this will help in the fight ag ...
Eric Holder 'cautiously optimistic' about marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado [14.04.2014] Attorney General Eric Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and st ...
Study: Marijuana legalization doesn’t increase crime [14.04.2014] After Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use this year, violent and property crime rates in the city are actually falling. According to da ...
Marijuana legalization: Does Congress need to act? [11.04.2014] Despite a federal prohibition on marijuana possession, sale, and use, Colorado and Washington recently became the first states to enact laws legalizi ...
Law professors demand cannabis legalization [09.04.2014] Around 3 million Germans regularly smoke marijuana. Some 14 million are estimated to have tried the drug at least once. It's not punishable by law in ...
Un rapport prône la légalisation du cannabis [07.04.2014] Le cannabis devrait être légalisé. Telle est la recommandation de la Coordination politique des addictions (CPA). Elle préconise une régularisation d ...
Guatemalan president eyes drug legalization proposal in late 2014 [02.04.2014] Guatemala could present a plan to legalize production of marijuana and opium poppies towards the end of 2014 as it seeks ways to curb the power of or ...
America’s new drug policy landscape [01.04.2014] Public opinion in the US appears ready for a truce in the war on drugs. A national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that support for the legal ...
Uruguay to track pot by genetic markers [27.03.2014] Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in Uruguay will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags, and that state-grown marij ...
Jamaica's marijuana growers split on legalisation [13.03.2014] In Jamaica, marijuana, or ganja, as it is more commonly known on the Caribbean island, is used in religious ceremonies by Rastafarians and as a herba ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
Caricom leaders to debate marijuana legalization [07.03.2014] Researchers with a Caribbean trade bloc have found that decriminalizing marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost the r ...
INCB speaks out against death penalty [05.03.2014] UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) unprecedented condemnation of the use of death penalty for drug-related offences is welcome if long ...
UN: cannabis law changes pose 'very grave danger to public health' [04.03.2014] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has launched a counter-offensive against moves to liberalise drug laws around the world, warning tha ...
The war on dagga sobers up [28.02.2014] The apartheid regime was terrified of white people interacting with black people, and saw cannabis as a dangerous enabler. They ensured it stayed pro ...
California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016 [17.02.2014] A coalition of investors and strategists, which played a key role in passing most of the legislation to reform drug laws nationwide since 1996, has d ...
U.S. issues marijuana guidelines for banks [14.02.2014] The Obama administration issued guidelines intended to give banks confidence that they will not be punished if they provide services to legitimate ma ...
Cannabis: l'UE espère une décision "réfléchie" du Maroc [10.02.2014] L'Union européenne, qui collabore avec les autorités marocaines pour lutter contre le trafic de drogue, ne veut pas s'immiscer dans le débat sur la l ...
Maroc: La légalisation du cannabis de plus en plus probable [05.02.2014] La légalisation du cannabis en Maroc à des fins thérapeutiques et industrielles permettra les familles de vivre dignement. Après le Parti de l’Istiql ...
Cannabis: un réquisitoire contre la loi [04.02.2014] Le procureur de la République de Grenoble, Jean-Yves Coquillat, n’est ni un fieffé gauchiste ni un grand laxiste. Et pourtant, ce magistrat a osé bri ...
Swiss want to reopen pot legalization debate [02.02.2014] A Swiss parliamentary committee looking into drug issues wants to reopen the debate on the legalization of marijuana in the wake of developments in t ...
Uruguay surrenders to win [31.01.2014] José Mujica has attempted to change the premises and conditions of the drugs wars through the legalisation of marijuana. Although even the people of ...
'First ever' bill proposes legal cannabis in France [29.01.2014] France has some of the toughest possession statutes in Europe, but a first of its kind bill proposed could change that. People smoking a joint in Fra ...
Marijuana on the move [26.01.2014] Some 20 years ago, a Spanish official in favor of lifting the ban on drugs such as marijuana mentioned at a UN meeting that there "might be a more hu ...
Banks say no to marijuana money, legal or not [14.01.2014] Legal marijuana merchants — mainly medical marijuana outlets but also, starting this year, shops that sell recreational marijuana in Colorado and Was ...
Turin votes in favour of legalizing cannabis [13.01.2014] Turin's city council has approved a motion in favour of making the drug legal for therapeutic purposes, making it the first of Italy's large cities t ...
Courage, common sense and cannabis [10.01.2014] Despite 40 years of prohibition, Danes smoke cannabis. If prohibition continues another 40 years, Danes will still smoke it. So too will residents in ...
Poll stubs out legal cannabis hopes [08.01.2014] Sixty-five percent of Germans say they would reject relaxing laws restricting the production, sale and consumption of marijuana, according to the stu ...

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