Items tagged with legalization

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Consultant: Tax revenues on pot won’t be half of what’s projected [29.03.2013] Washington’s new pot consultant has one overarching, discouraging message for lawmakers and state budget writers: don’t look at weed as an ATM. Poten ...
Scathing audit throws Colorado recreational marijuana rules into chaos [27.03.2013] Colorado's under-construction plan for regulating recreational marijuana nearly came unglued when lawmakers questioned whether the agency that would ...
Yes we cannabis [26.03.2013] Last November ballot initiatives legalizing, taxing, and regulating recreational marijuana use passed for the first time ever in Colorado and Washing ...
Pot is legal in Washington: Q&A with the man who is making weed legit [25.03.2013] Washington state gets ready to regulate legal marijuana with the help of one of America’s top drug policy analysts. Mark Kleiman is professor of publ ...
No consensus on changes to Washington marijuana law [21.03.2013] House Bill 2000, the bill by Rep. Chris Hurst, D-Enumclaw, to modify Initiative 502, marijuana legalization, offers a mix of changes that could help ...
Federal bill to legalize marijuana gains support in Congress [21.03.2013] Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) joined the effort to end marijuana prohibition and start regulating marijuana like alcohol at the federal ...
Legal pot: worth a try [21.03.2013] In a country that regulates the sale of over-the-counter painkillers, you’d have thought that a reasonable way to decriminalise the sale of cannabis ...
Colorado lawmakers question proposed marijuana business rules [20.03.2013] Colorado lawmakers yanked and tugged at the threads of the state's proposals for regulating recreational marijuana, as one legislator hinted to his c ...
Portland groups push to legalize pot possession in the city [19.03.2013] A coalition of political groups and activists say marijuana possession should be legalized in Maine’s largest city, in part because they say the drug ...
State chief consultant Mark Kleiman knows in, outs of pot legalization [19.03.2013] Washington state’s chief pot consultant remains a bit mysterious, but Mark Kleiman's views on legalizing pot are no mystery. He lays them out in “Mar ...
UCLA expert’s team to advise state on new pot rules [17.03.2013] Washington has tentatively chosen professor Mark Kleiman at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to be its official marijuana consultant ...
Support for marijuana legalization drags among state’s congressional delegation [15.03.2013] Washington voters acted boldly last November to begin reforming our nation’s failed policy on marijuana. It was an act of leadership, in stark contra ...
Life after cannabis prohibition: The city announces its ambitions [15.03.2013] The tide is turning against the criminalisation of cannabis. Copenhagen wants to join the movement with a three-year trial to decriminalise the drug. ...
Marijuana regulation heads to Colorado Capitol [15.03.2013] An ad-hoc committee of 10 House and Senate members started work reviewing 165 pages of recommended regulations from a task force that worked for more ...
Seattle downplays likelihood of sending pot to Copenhagen [14.03.2013] A Seattle city official has poured cold water on Co enhagen's idea of importing cannabis from the US. One of the elements of the city's proposal to l ...
Crack down on cannabis, world body tells U.S. [13.03.2013] The United States must not turn a blind eye to the recreational use of cannabis in states that liberalize drug laws, the International Narcotics Cont ...
High-school students twice as likely to smoke pot as cigarettes [13.03.2013] A University of Washington researcher who supported the new marijuana law said it’s a big improvement over prohibition alone, since the government ha ...
Holder says little about states’ pot laws; supporters buoyed [05.03.2013] U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder declined to reveal the Obama administration’s long-awaited policy on legal recreational marijuana in Colorado and W ...
Ex-DEA heads, U.N. panel urge feds to nullify Wash., Colo. pot laws [05.03.2013] Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs warned the federal government that time is running out to nullify Colorado and Washington's new l ...
Mayors reject legal cannabis proposal [04.03.2013] In Copenhagen, a majority of City Council dreams of legally selling cannabis from pharmacies throughout the city to residents who are over 18 and hav ...
Marijuana legalization may be unstoppable [28.02.2013] US Attorney General Eric Holder told America to expect a decision "soon" on how he'll respond to the recent legalization of pot by Colorado and Washi ...
Majority of California voters support legalizing pot, poll finds [27.02.2013] A record but still narrow majority of California voters, or 54 percent, favor legalizing marijuana for personal, recreational use with age limits and ...
Pot purchasing limits proposed in CO [24.02.2013] Rules for Colorado's recreational-marijuana industry have begun to take shape after a marathon meeting of the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force, ...
Maine, Maryland marijuana legalization bills filed [22.02.2013] Maine and Maryland became the latest states to see marijuana legalization bills filed this year, with lawmakers in those two states rolling out measu ...
Towards a ceasefire [22.02.2013] Partial reforms have their limits. Most drug crime is not cannabis-related. Moving from punishment to harm reduction may help drug users, but it leav ...
Will high marijuana taxes encourage black markets? [22.02.2013] The cannabis industry is an easy target for legislatures to saddle with heavy taxes. In Washington State for instance, there is a 25% tax at three di ...
Our Right to Poison [21.02.2013] German officials take a decidedly cool stance toward drug policy reform. No top politician with a major German party is about to call for a new drug ...
Pot on the patio? [21.02.2013] Colorado's Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force is wading through the weeds of marijuana legalization, creating regulations to take pot from the sh ...
Democratic and Republican legislators unite on bill to legalize and tax marijuana [20.02.2013] Lawmakers from opposite ends of the political spectrum unveiled a bill Thursday that would give Mainers the chance to legalize marijuana for recreati ...
Maine could become the next state to legalize marijuana for adult use [20.02.2013] State Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland) was joined by Rep. Aaron Libby (R-Waterboro) at a press conference to unveil the details of her new bill that w ...
Pot-related bills advance in Wash. Legislature [20.02.2013] Two marijuana-related bills advanced in Olympia, with legislative committees giving their OK to one measure that would block police from arresting me ...
Legalising drugs would be the perfect Tory policy [19.02.2013] A new poll out today by the campaign group Transform finds a majority now favour permitting cannabis use, while four in 10 Britons favour total decri ...
Colorado marijuana task force recommends allowing pot tourism [18.02.2013] Members of a task force proposing regulations for recreational marijuana in Colorado approved recommendations that would allow for marijuana tourism ...
Obama drug czar: We will go after marijuana distributors in Wash. and Colo. [17.02.2013] In an interview with Canadian news magazine Maclean’s, Gil Kerlikowske, President Obama’s Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, sta ...
Up in Smoke: Why the GOP’s Views on Pot are Showing Signs of a Shift [13.02.2013] As the push to legalize pot migrates from the margins to the mainstream, it is mellowing some Republicans in the process. “If it was a secret ballot, ...
Doors swing open for advocates of marijuana legalization on Capitol Hill [11.02.2013] Advocates for the legalization of marijuana plan to step up their political giving and lobbying efforts now that members of Congress are taking an in ...
Denver City Council to vote in April whether to opt out on marijuana [10.02.2013] The Denver City Council will vote in April on whether the state's largest city will opt out of licensing recreational marijuana sales — a move that c ...
The U.S. drug czar weighs in on Canada’s pot habit [10.02.2013] Kerlikowske: "I think a patchwork of policies would create real difficulties. We still have federal law that places marijuana as being illegal. The a ...
Two letters expose rift over new pot law [06.02.2013] A handful of legislators recently drew up a letter raising questions and concerns about the law, including whether it can be implemented by December ...
Pot plans: Efforts surge in Congress to reform marijuana laws [06.02.2013] Driven by a groundswell of public opinion, Colorado and Washington State last November became the first states in the U.S. to legalize the recreation ...
FARC proposes drug legalization at peace talks [06.02.2013] At peace talks in Cuba, Colombian guerrilla group the FARC outlined a proposal to legalize drug consumption and cultivation, complementing reforms th ...
Effort building to change US pot laws [03.02.2013] An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a hefty ...
WA officials: Challenges still exist on marijuana [28.01.2013] Officials tasked with creating a regulated marijuana system in Washington state said they are moving forward with a timeline of issuing producer lice ...
Will States lead the way to legalizing marijuana nationwide? [27.01.2013] While it seems unlikely that the federal government will make much of an effort to arrest pot users in Colorado or Washington—Obama has said he has “ ...
Legalize pot and reap the benefit from influx of toking tourists: Liberals [26.01.2013] Canada’s economy could benefit from an influx of toking tourists if weed is legalized, the Liberal Party of Canada says in a new analysis that backs ...
Inslee: Wash. to keep moving forward on legal pot [21.01.2013] Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday, but came away no further enlighte ...
Strict pot controls needed, state says [20.01.2013] Washington State officials are looking to build a strictly regulated marijuana system that could forestall federal concerns about how the drug will b ...
Bill to legalize marijuana introduced in legislature [18.01.2013] Hawaii could join Colorado and Washington as states that have legalized the use of marijuana by adults, under a measure introduced by state House Spe ...
Legalization's biggest enemies [16.01.2013] The biggest immediate threat to legalization in Washington and Colorado is the federal government, but even the feds might be hard-pressed to stomp o ...
Up in smoke: Notorious ‘coffee shop’ closes its doors [15.01.2013] Smokenhagen, modelled on a Dutch-style 'coffee shop' that permits cannabis smoking, closed down voluntarily after pressure from the housing associati ...

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