Items tagged with legalization

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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 ...
Washington judge upholds small city’s pot shop ban [28.08.2014] A state judge said that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington’s experi ...
Catalonia set to legalize medical marijuana [27.08.2014] Catalonia is drawing up rules to allow the use of marijuana for the treatment of patients suffering from conditions with symptoms such as pain and lo ...
This is your federalism on drugs [27.08.2014] Conservative Republicans often talk about the need to constrain the power of the federal government. On everything from environmental regulation to e ...
Leading anti-marijuana academics are paid by painkiller drug companies [26.08.2014] As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policy ...
Drug legalisation in the UK is a question of time [14.08.2014] Twelve years ago, a promising young politician rose to speak in the British parliament. “I ask the Government not to return to retribution and war on ...
Täglich zehn Gramm von der Stadt [13.08.2014] Schweizer Städte wollen mit der Cannabisabgabe experimentieren. Doch auf eidgenössischer Ebene scheint eine rechtliche Änderung unwahrscheinlich. «Di ...
Marijuana crime: Are police turning 'a blind eye' to pot charges? [12.08.2014] In Canada there appears to be "just a lack of enthusiasm on the part of police" to enforce possession laws. "There's a huge amount of discretion. It' ...
Banks are slowly welcoming legal marijuana dealers [12.08.2014] A top federal official said that 105 banks and credit unions are doing business with legal marijuana sellers, suggesting that federal rules giving fi ...
It’s time to talk about MDMA [10.08.2014] Another summer festival season, another slate of tragic overdoses and a few overwrought reactions about the need to ban electronic music parties. “Pa ...
Should Germany legalize cannabis? [28.07.2014] In Germany an estimated three million people use marijuana on a regular basis. A recent court ruling allowing "seriously ill" patients to grow their ...
Repeal Prohibition, Again [27.07.2014] It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citiz ...
Let states decide on marijuana [25.07.2014] Repealing the Controlled Substances Act would allow the states to decide whether to permit marijuana use and under what conditions. Nearly three-four ...
Guatemalan president still mulling whether to legalize marijuana [24.07.2014] Will Guatemala ever legalize marijuana? Maybe. The country's president, Otto Perez Molina, didn't rule out the possibility of legalizing the drug dur ...
Liberal party looks to legalize medical marijuana in Colombia [22.07.2014] Colombia’s Liberal Party will support a new bill to legalize medical marijuana in the country. The move was announced by Senator Juan Manuel Galan, w ...
Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot [22.07.2014] Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials said the measure qualified for the Novem ...
Most Canadians want pot laws relaxed, poll shows [17.07.2014] A strong majority of Canadians think the federal government should either legalize marijuana or decriminalize the possession of small amounts, accord ...
DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics [11.07.2014] The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has found itself under attack in Congress as it holds its ground against marijuana legalization while the r ...
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 ...

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