Items tagged with legalization

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U.S. vote may be beginning of the end for War on Drugs [05.11.2012] "Exactly 80 years ago (in 1932), Colorado voters approved a ballot measure to appeal alcohol prohibition, and that came before it being repealed by t ...
Legalising marijuana: The view from Mexico [02.11.2012] Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington will vote on whether to legalise marijuana. Polls suggest that the initiatives have a decent chance of pass ...
Hit Mexico’s Cartels With Legalization [01.11.2012] We have to face up to the hard reasons why thousands of young men (and some women) with full mental faculties have become serial killers. These reaso ...
Mexico study: US legalization cuts cartel profits [30.10.2012] A study released by a respected Mexican think tank asserts that proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washi ...
Op-ed: Approve I-502, legalize marijuana and cripple organized crime in B.C. [29.10.2012] Passing Initiative 502 is one of the best ways to reduce international gang violence? Like the violent cartels gripping Mexico, British Columbia is a ...
Will recreational marijuana get the green light in three States? [24.10.2012] If you live in Colorado, Washington or Oregon, your state may soon be the first in the nation to allow possession of marijuana—in limited quantities— ...
Uruguay plans to legalise marijuana under state monopoly [23.10.2012] The president of Uruguay, José Mujica, has announced plans to legalise the production and sale of marijuana under a state monopoly, triggering a live ...
Marijuana legalization leads in new polls, but not a lock [22.10.2012] Washington is emerging as the most likely state to be the first to legalize marijuana according to new polls. But even with a huge fundraising advant ...
U.S. stance on marijuana unchanged by legalization votes: official [19.10.2012] A top Justice Department official has told "60 Minutes" the federal government is ready to combat any "dangers" of state-sanctioned recreational pot, ...
States legalizing marijuana will violate federal law, trigger constitutional showdown [15.10.2012] Former Drug Enforcement Agency administrators and directors of the Office of National Drug Control Policy voiced a strong reminder to the U.S. Depart ...
Et si le Maroc légalisait la culture et le business du kif? [05.10.2012] «Pourquoi ne pas réglementer la culture du kif, puis d’en faire un produit à utiliser dans les domaines médical et pharmaceutique, ainsi que cela se ...
Oregon pot measure struggles as Washington, Colorado thrive [02.10.2012] In Oregon - a state with one of the nation's highest rates of pot use and a reputation for pushing the boundaries on marijuana laws - organizers are ...
AP Interview: Guatemala prez says legalize drugs [24.09.2012] Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina is advocating the international legalization of drugs even as he is moving to fight narcotics cartels with the ...
Legalizing marijuana adds revenue, reduces law-enforcement costs [22.09.2012] In its fiscal note on I-502, the state Office of Financial Management estimated the total state and local government revenue from marijuana at $566 m ...
State could be test case in marijuana legalization [21.09.2012] On Nov. 6 Washington voters will decide whether to directly confront the federal ban on marijuana and embrace a sprawling plan to legalize, regulate ...
The relaxation of cannabis laws shows the failure of the war on drugs [21.09.2012] When the Uruguayan president José Mujica was asked about his proposal to make a historic break with global prohibition and put in place a legal, stat ...
Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound [18.09.2012] A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: "Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ...
Uruguay takes 'war on drugs' in new direction: The state as dealer [18.09.2012] Uruguay has long been at the vanguard of social reform in Latin America. Today, it is on the verge of passing into law one of its most radical ideas ...
Colorado marijuana legalization initiative leads in new poll [15.09.2012] A majority of Colorado voters support a ballot measure to legalize limited possession of marijuana, according to a new Denver Post poll. The poll fou ...
Drugs policies are not working, believe 75% of MPs [08.09.2012] The poll, conducted by ComRes for the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC), found that 77% of MPs believed the UK's current policies were ineffective in ...
Ex-DEA heads urge Holder oppose marijuana ballots [06.09.2012] Nine former heads of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration urged Attorney General Eric Holder to take a stand against possible legalization of rec ...
Common sense must be returned in Danish drug policy [30.08.2012] Politicians in Denmark have closed their eyes and the cannabis market has gone completely out of control. The criminalization of cannabis has not led ...
Why marijuana should be legalized [27.08.2012] Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use by adults? That is the question that voters in three states are considering this November. Colorad ...
Colombian prosecutor calls for drug legalisation referendum [20.08.2012] Colombia's chief public prosecutor has called for a referendum on whether to legalise drug consumption, in response to plans to set up a network of p ...
Far but near: Marijuana reform in Mexico? [19.08.2012] The world-wide debate over cannabis reform appears to be gaining uncommon speed and unexpectedly it is in Latin America that the winds of change have ...
Legalizing marijuana could bring windfall to state, if feds don't object [10.08.2012] The initiative to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in Washington, Initiative 502, was estimated on Friday to raise up to $1.9 billion in new tax ...
Uruguay ponders making government legal pot dealer [09.08.2012] A plan by Uruguay's leaders to turn the government into the nation's marijuana dealer has been presented to Congress, where the idea faces an uncerta ...
Officials in Uruguay and Chile Submit Marijuana Legalization Bills [09.08.2012] While the Uruguayan president has endorsed a bill which would create a legal, state-run marijuana industry, congressmen in Chile are pushing a bill t ...
Majority supports legal cannabis [06.08.2012] A majority of Danes believe that sales of cannabis should be controlled by the state, according to a Gallup poll for metroXpress. According to the po ...
The International Drug Control Treaties [31.07.2012] The way the world looks at drug control is changing. There has been a growing awareness of the issue for the past decade, as well as increasing publi ...
South America Sees Drug Path to Legalization [28.07.2012] Uruguay’s famously rebellious president first called for "regulated and controlled legalization of marijuana" in a security plan unveiled last month. ...
Pot Legalization Is Coming [25.07.2012] At least some able-bodied Americans may soon be able to score a bag of weed legally without having to fake a knee injury. In November, voters in thre ...
Drugs and Prisons in Uruguay [17.07.2012] In Uruguay, the consumption of drugs, including marijuana, is not punishable with prison time. Even so, the cultivation of marijuana for personal con ...
Comparing marijuana legalization measures in Oregon, Colorado, and Washington State [14.07.2012] History was made as the Oregon Secretary of State announced that the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the 201 ...
Oregon likely to put pot legalization to voters, proponents say [06.07.2012] Oregon will soon qualify as the third U.S. state to ask voters in November to legalize marijuana for recreational use in a move that could put the st ...
Supreme Court ruling stokes Colorado pot debate [02.07.2012] They're not talking about the landmark health care ruling. They're talking about last week's Arizona immigration ruling, in which the court reiterate ...
Uruguayan drug legalisation: Thinking the unthinkable [29.06.2012] Latin American leaders have begun to rebel against rigid drug prohibition and the decades-long "war" on drugs. So when Uruguay’s government this mont ...
Uruguay’s Plan to Legalize Marijuana Sales [26.06.2012] Uruguay's proposal to legalize marijuana sales – and make its government the sole seller – reflects a growing worldwide urge to find new and less vio ...
A breakthrough in the making? [25.06.2012] Remarkable drug policy developments are taking place in Latin America. This is not only at the level of political debate, but is also reflected in ac ...
Uruguay says pot law won't make it a drug haven [23.06.2012] Uruguay's government plans to start growing marijuana soon after a law legalizing sales of the drug passes Congress, but a ban on selling to foreigne ...
Uruguayan government announces unprecedented plan for legal, regulated arijuana markets [21.06.2012] In the latest challenge from Latin America to drug war orthodoxy, on June 20, 2012, the Uruguayan government unveiled a proposal that, if adopted by ...
Uruguay Considers Selling Marijuana [21.06.2012] Uruguay is showing a novel approach to Latin America's growing fatigue with the war on drugs with a new proposal: normalize marijuana use and hand ov ...
Would Obama boost his re-election bid by backing weed? [15.06.2012] The blogosphere has been abuzz in recent weeks over whether President Obama should legalize marijuana. Advocates argue that polls say a majority of A ...
10 Reasons to Revisit Marijuana Policy Now [12.06.2012] For the first time ever, a solid majority of Americans supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use: 56%, according to the most recent Rasmusse ...
Marijuana could be Barack Obama's secret weapon in this election [12.06.2012] Since his inauguration, drug policy reform advocates have tirelessly petitioned Barack Obama to have his "marijuana moment". And for good reason – du ...
Marijuana initiative could make or break Obama in Colorado [01.06.2012] With Obama facing a stiff challenge from Republican Mitt Romney in the November 6 election, it's ironic that his chances of winning the key state of ...
Most California voters don't support legalizing pot, poll finds [30.05.2012] In California, cradle of the marijuana movement, a new poll has found a majority of voters do not support legalization, even as they overwhelmingly b ...
10 provocative quotes about legalization for global pot day [19.04.2012] The history of 4/20 is somewhat hazy, but it is widely thought to be the work of a group of teenagers who in 1971 made a pact to find an abandoned ca ...
The legalisation debate broadens [19.04.2012] Over the past six months the debate on drugs has moved into the open, as sitting heads of state have gone on the record for the first time to say tha ...
Rally protests federal raid on Oakland pot trade school [04.04.2012] Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at City Hall to demand federal respect for state and local marijuana laws, a day after federal agents raided the s ...

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