Items tagged with cannabis

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Washington state should lead on marijuana legalization [16.02.2011] Marijuana prohibition is more than a practical failure; it has been a misuse of both taxpayer dollars and the government's authority over the people. ...
Drug War Anniversary a Time for Reflection and Action [11.02.2011] Some anniversaries provide an occasion for celebration, others a time for reflection, still others a time for action. This June will mark forty years ...
Happy toking [10.02.2011] This week’s Economist-YouGov poll contains some exciting news for devotees of the weed. A huge majority of Americans, more than two to one once don’t ...
The Prospects for Drug Reform: California [09.02.2011] The West Coast is a different world when it comes to progress on drug policy reform. Three of the four states most likely to see strong pushes for ma ...
Foreign potheads seek alternatives to Dutch coffee shop [06.02.2011] Learning to grow their own weed or finding a dealer: French and Belgian potheads are seeking alternatives to the famous Dutch coffee shop as The Hagu ...
The development of international drug control [01.02.2011] The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug cont ...
Wash. politician proposes selling pot in liquor stores [29.01.2011] A Washington State Democrat has introduced a bill to legalize marijuana and sell it in liquor stores. Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson filed House Bill 1550 o ...
Cannabis social clubs in Spain [24.01.2011] Cannabis social clubs (CSC) are noncommercial organisations of users who get together to cultivate and distribute enough cannabis to meet their perso ...
Marijuana advocates debate a new legalization effort [03.01.2011] The campaign for Proposition 19, which lost 54% to 46% in November, wants to start drafting a new initiative in the spring and to complete it by July ...
Cannabis Social Clubs en Espagne [01.01.2011] Les Clubs Sociaux du Cannabis (CSC) sont des associations d’usagers qui s’organisent pour s’auto-approvisionner sans avoir recours au marché noir. Pr ...
Cannabis clubs plug a gap in Spanish drugs laws [28.12.2010] Private cannabis clubs are at the vanguard of a new movement of pro-cannabis campaigners in Spain. The members spotted a gap in Spain's drugs laws wh ...
Juries are giving pot defendants a pass [24.12.2010] Prosecutors say they are increasingly mindful of as marijuana use wins growing legal and public tolerance: Some jurors may be reluctant to convict fo ...
Court backs Dutch ruling on coffee shops [16.12.2010] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said that a municipal regulation imposed by the city of Maastricht prohibiting local coffee-shop owners from admi ...
Non-residents in the Netherlands and access to coffee-shops [16.12.2010] Under the 1976 Law on opium (Opiumwet 1976), the possession, dealing, cultivation, transportation, production, import and export of narcotic drugs, i ...
One toke over the line [16.12.2010] After an annual survey of teen drug use nationwide found that marijuana smoking is on the rise among eighth- through 12th-graders, Kerlikowske attrib ...
Calif. Pot Proponents Gird for 2012 [28.11.2010] Despite Proposition 19's loss at the polls this month, marijuana-legalization advocates in California are already working on their comeback plan for ...
Liberal Dutch marijuana policy taking another hit? [18.11.2010] The new conservative Dutch government wants to force the country's marijuana cafes to become "members only" clubs, a move that would effectively bloc ...
A hunger strike divides Switzerland [17.11.2010] Imprisoned cannabis farmer Bernard Rappaz has been on hunger strike for more than 80 days in protest at a prison sentence he considers too high. Doct ...
Legal marijuana: Not if, but when [16.11.2010] One might have expected the principals of the Proposition 19 campaign to partially decriminalize marijuana possession and use to be a little chagrine ...
Prop. 19 Failure Means Advocates Have Clean Slate [16.11.2010] Drug use and abuse are social and pubic health issues. But these drug laws started as purity laws in a progressive effort to stop pharmaceutical comp ...
Prop 19 was only the beginning… [15.11.2010] An interesting blog on Calitics, a leading progressive community blog for California politics: California voters came out in droves to support Propos ...
Voters approve Arizona medical marijuana measure [14.11.2010] By a narrow margin, Arizona voters have given their OK to legalized medical marijuana for people with chronic or debilitating diseases. The decision ...
Backers of Legal Marijuana Find Silver Lining in Defeat of California Measure [13.11.2010] Proposition 19, which would have legalized in California, received more votes than the Republican nominee for governor. It also received untold news ...
U.S. appeals court judge endorses legal marijuana [10.11.2010] A U.S. federal appeals court judge says the United States should consider legalizing marijuana. Judge Juan Torruella tells a law school audience in P ...
What should we do about cannabis? [09.11.2010] No serious commentator doubts that cannabis is potentially damaging to the user. Like tobacco, it is typically smoked and thus shares the potential f ...
Pot legalization advocates are undeterred by the defeat of Prop. 19 [07.11.2010] Despite Proposition 19's loss at the polls last week, marijuana legalization advocates in California are already working on their comeback plan for 2 ...
Colorado groups look to legalize marijuana in 2012 [06.11.2010] Colorado marijuana activists, undaunted by California’s failure to legalize the drug, said last week they are launching two separate campaigns to leg ...
Voters in many Massachusetts communities back loosening of marijuana laws [06.11.2010] Voters in more than a dozen state legislative districts backed dramatic expansions to legal access to marijuana in Tuesday’s elections, and advocates ...
Prop. 19 backers plan new marijuana legalization effort [04.11.2010] Supporters of legalizing marijuana in California spent the day after the election laying the groundwork to rebound from their 54%-to-46% defeat and r ...
Despite rejecting Prop. 19, Californians lean toward legalizing marijuana, poll finds [04.11.2010] California voters rejected Prop. 19, but a post-election poll found that they still lean toward legalizing marijuana for recreational use and, if you ...
California's Proposition 19 Falls Short, but Moves the Marijuana Policy Debate Forward [03.11.2010] The California ballot initiative that would have legalized marijuana under state law was defeated at the polls Tuesday, garnering about 46 percent of ...
Measure to legalize pot is defeated in Calif after feds issue warnings, young voters stay home [03.11.2010] California voters weren't high on a ballot measure aimed at legalizing marijuana and appeared to heed warnings of legal chaos and a federal showdown ...
Prop. 19 supporters say win or lose they've sparked a debate [02.11.2010] The campaign's message was, win or lose, the initiative has stimulated widespread debate and shown that the nation's ban on marijuana is destined to ...
Dutch coffee shops fear coalition crackdown [01.11.2010] The traditional Dutch tolerance of the sale of small amounts of marijuana through licensed "coffee shops" is under severe strain. On 14 October a new ...
Proposition 19 Is a Vote Heard 'Round the World' [01.11.2010] The world will be watching as Californians go to the polls on Tuesday and vote on Proposition 19, which would legalize and regulate marijuana in that ...
How California's Pot Proposition Is Agitating Latin America [31.10.2010] What was Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos smoking? Colombia has long been an obedient lieutenant in the U.S.-led war on drugs, yet there was Sa ...
All Eyes on California [29.10.2010] Registered voters in California will be the ones voting next Tuesday on whether to legalize marijuana under state law. But the ballot initiative in q ...
Marijuana as a gateway drug [28.10.2010] Of all the arguments that have been used to demonize marijuana, few have been more powerful than that of the "gateway effect": the notion that while ...
FT Editorial: High time to legalise marijuana [27.10.2010] Just say no, the slogan says. But on November 2, California has the chance to say yes, at least to marijuana. Proposition 19 would legalise the produ ...
Soros: Why I Support Legal Marijuana [26.10.2010] Our marijuana laws are clearly doing more harm than good. The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely us ...
Latin American leaders question move to legalize marijuana [26.10.2010] The leaders of several Latin American nations on the front lines of the battle against drugs said Tuesday that a California ballot measure to legaliz ...
Just say yes to common sense on pot policy [26.10.2010] With all the hand-wringing over a Democratic "enthusiasm gap," one effort to turn out young people at the polls this November is showing real energy ...
The case for California's Prop 19 [26.10.2010] Over a dozen US states have already decriminalised possession or personal use of cannabis, and Denver, Colorado and Oakland, California are already h ...
An economic perspective on the legalisation debate: the Dutch case [26.10.2010] Understanding the consequences of drug legalisation versus prohibition is important for policy. Most recently this subject has gained much political ...
Marijuana law would propel California into unknown territory [25.10.2010] Vote yes on Proposition 19, the measure to legalize marijuana, and the unofficial state weed and largest cash crop will be controlled like alcohol, p ...
What the Feds Can Do About Prop 19 [25.10.2010] Assume for a moment that California voters approve Proposition 19 on Nov. 2. The state will have just enacted a process for legalizing, regulating, a ...
19 Reasons Pot Should Be Legal [24.10.2010] Prop 19, the CA initiative legalizing marijuana, benefits not just those who enjoy the herb, but the entire state of California and ultimately, the n ...
Marijuana and Democracy – All Eyes on California [22.10.2010] “Democracy is the worst form of government,” as Churchill once put it, “except all those other forms that have been tried.” Whatever else it should i ...
A federal-state showdown over pot [21.10.2010] Californians may very well vote in November to legalize recreational marijuana, though the Obama administration, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegge ...
Holder promises to enforce U.S. drug laws if Prop. 19 passes [16.10.2010] Stepping up the Obama administration's opposition to Proposition 19, the nation's top law enforcement official promised to "vigorously enforce" feder ...

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