Items tagged with regulation

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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 ...
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 ...
New Report: U.S. Government Data Demonstrates Failure of Cannabis Prohibition [07.10.2010] The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) today released a new research report, Tools for debate: U.S. federal government data on c ...
US Federal Government Data on Cannabis Prohibition [07.10.2010] The report reviews 20 years of data from US government funded surveillance systems on government drug control spending, cannabis seizures and cannabi ...
The Budgetary Impact of Ending Drug Prohibition [29.09.2010] The CATO report estimates that legalizing drugs would save roughly $41.3 billion per year in government expenditure on enforcement of prohibition. Of ...
License cannabis sales, expert says [14.09.2010] Policymakers should consider allowing the licensed sale of cannabis for recreational use, says one of the UK's leading researchers of the drug. Profe ...
Weary of drug war, Mexico debates legalization [12.09.2010] A debate about legalizing marijuana and possibly other drugs — once a taboo suggestion — is percolating in Mexico, a nation exhausted by runaway viol ...
California's Prop 19, on legalizing marijuana, could end Mexico's drug war [05.09.2010] On Nov. 2, Californians will vote on Proposition 19, deciding whether to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. If the initiativ ...
East African discourses on khat and sex [01.09.2010] The study aims to review and analyse the varied East African discourses on the effects of khat use on libido, fertility, transmission of HIV, prostit ...
Cannabis in Mexico [27.08.2010] In August 2010, Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared that he would support a national debate on the issue of legalisation, reversing his previo ...
Kerlikowske draws the wrong conclusions [16.08.2010] In "Has the time come to legalize drugs?" Andres Oppenheimer, the influential opinion maker about Latin American affairs at the Miami Herald, describ ...
Thinking the unthinkable [12.08.2010] Since marijuana provides the Mexican gangs with up to half their income, taking that business out of their hands would change the balance of power in ...
Has the time come to legalize drugs? [12.08.2010] Legalization of drugs -- long an issue championed mainly by fringe groups -- is rapidly moving to the mainstream in Latin America. Last week's surpri ...
Ex-Mexico president calls for legalizing drugs [09.08.2010] Former President Vicente Fox is joining with those urging his successor to legalize drugs in Mexico, saying that could break the economic power of th ...
The problem is more than just the substances, it's the prohibition itself [09.08.2010] Maria Lucia Karam, a retired Brazilian judge, argues that drugs should be legalised - but regulated. Every country that has provided a glimpse of wha ...
Marijuana Legalization Gaining Favor in Mexico [08.08.2010] "I don't think that marijuana legalization will be a panacea on drug violence in Mexico," said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at ...
Why the US and Latin America could be ready to end a fruitless 40-year struggle [08.08.2010] Mexico's president Felipe Caldéron is the latest Latin leader to call for a debate on drugs legalisation. And in the US, liberals and right-wing libe ...
De “no hay alternativa” a “enséñenme la salida” [06.08.2010] Aun cuando tarde, siempre será bienvenida la disposición presidencial para admitir la necesidad de un debate largamente pospuesto en su administració ...
Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health [06.08.2010] The current international system of drug control has focused on creating a drug-free world, almost exclusively through use of law enforcement policie ...
An alternative to the war on drugs [17.07.2010] Stephen Rolles argues that we need to end the criminalisation of drugs and set up regulatory models that will control drug markets and reduce the har ...
A good chew or good riddance [15.07.2010] The article reviews the status of khat, the most recent plant based psychoactive substance to reach a global market, and considers policy making proc ...
Altered State? [07.07.2010] To learn more about the possible outcomes of marijuana legalization in California, RAND researchers constructed a model based on a series of estimate ...
Ending drug prohibition: the ultimate austerity measure [18.05.2010] The ban on recreational drugs promotes crime and is bad for public health. Austerity measures to cut public spending are a hot topic for debate every ...
Former ministers: legalise all drugs! [18.05.2010] 'Save the country, legalise drugs.' Under this striking banner, two former Dutch government ministers (for foreign affairs and health) are launching ...
The changing use and misuse of khat [07.05.2010] Within the last decade the hitherto little known psychoactive substance of khat has emerged as a regional and international issue. In the Horn of Afr ...
Budgetary benefits of cannabis regulation [20.04.2010] In the United States the discussion on the pros and cons of regulating cannabis is well advanced. The national television news programme CNBC has ded ...
MP: Approval for city ‘coffee shop’ plan unlikely [15.01.2010] The Copenhagen City Council’s plan to set up shops selling cannabis as a way to remove the market from the control of gangs is not likely to be embra ...
Blueprint for Regulation [01.11.2009] There is a growing recognition around the world that the prohibition of drugs is a counterproductive failure. However, a major barrier to drug law re ...
Illicit drugs policy through the lens of regulation [01.11.2009] The application of regulatory theory to the problem of illicit drugs has generally been thought about only in terms of ‘command and control’. The int ...
Regulating khat [01.11.2009] The regulation of khat, one of the most recent psychoactive drugs to become a globally traded commodity, remains hotly contested within different pro ...
Marijuana's journey to legal health treatment [16.08.2009] In 2001, Canada became the first country to adopt a formal system to regulate the medicinal use of marijuana — the Marijuana Medical Access Regulatio ...
Legal Responses to New Psychoactive Substances in Europe [19.02.2009] This paper starts from the premise that, when a new psychoactive substance appears on the licit/illicit market in a country in Europe, legislators ne ...
Dutch mayors call for growing marijuana [23.11.2008] The Dutch government should licence the growing and supply of marijuana to the country’s 700 or so coffee shops that sell cannabis, according to a gr ...
Local councils support tolerant cannabis policy [18.11.2008] Most of the Dutch local councils that have so-called coffee shops which sell marijuana say they have no problem with the current policy of tolerating ...
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate [01.09.2008] Despite cannabis being the most widely used illegal drug, and therefore the mainstay of the ‘war on drugs’, it has only ever held a relatively margin ...
Cannabis dreams drift away [07.04.2008] Following decades of rising cannabis use and talk of liberalisation, Switzerland had appeared poised to become the marijuana capital of Europe. The c ...
Prohibition versus Legalization [01.12.2007] Economists have been among the leading critics of current drug policies, but this criticism does not mean they have reached a consensus about specifi ...
The Market for Illegal Goods: The Case of Drugs [01.10.2005] This paper considers the costs of reducing consumption of a good by making its production illegal, and punishing apprehended illegal producers. We us ...
Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes [31.01.2001] Cannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (re ...
The Dutch example shows that liberal drug laws can be beneficial [01.02.2000] U.S. drug control officials have denounced Dutch drug policy as if it were the devil himself. One former U.S. Drug Czar said "you can't walk down the ...

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