Items tagged with legalization

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Decision yet to be reached on making 'kratom' legal [03.10.2013] Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong confirmed yesterday that the narcotics control committee under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ...
A legal high is a cheaper high [01.10.2013] A study by the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies showed that if marijuana were legalized and taxed at a similar rate to cigarettes, it would yie ...
Le Maroc songe à légaliser la culture du kif [24.09.2013] Des associations et, désormais, de plus en plus de partis politiques marocains convergent vers un même objectif: changer la nature du kif dans le Rif ...
Spliffs and butts [20.09.2013] In 1952, Donald Macintosh Johnson, later the Conservative MP for Carlisle, published a study entitled “Indian Hemp: A Social Menace”. Even small dose ...
High time CARICOM discuss legalising marijuana – Gonsalves [10.09.2013] Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has written to the chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping calling for a discussion on the medicinal a ...
Minister proposes to legalise krathom use [30.08.2013] Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri said he is considering the possibility of legalising krathom leaves with one of the options being to use the plan ...
Maroc: vers une légalisation de la culture du cannabis? [05.08.2013] Le Parlement marocain est en train d'examiner un projet de loi sur la légalisation de la culture du cannabis proposé par la Coalition marocaine pour ...
The experiment [05.08.2013] After more than a year’s public deliberation and a 14-hour parliamentary debate, on July 31st Uruguay took a big step to becoming the first country i ...
What Legalizing Pot In Uruguay Means For the World [01.08.2013] Late Wednesday night, following months of intensive debate and negotiation, the Uruguayan House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize marijuan ...
Global trendsetter? Uruguay moves to legalize marijuana [31.07.2013] Uruguay has effectively sealed the passage of a groundbreaking marijuana legalization bill that puts production, distribution, and sale of the drug i ...
I disagree with Pope Francis: the War on Drugs should be ended [29.07.2013] No Catholic should contradict the Pope, and it is certainly not the job of Catholic theologian to tell the Pope that he is wrong. Nevertheless, I am ...
Morocco considers the legalisation of marijuana cultivation [28.07.2013] Legalisation of cannabis would allow farmers in Morocco to sell to the government for medicinal and industrial purposes rather than to drug trafficke ...
Colorado marijuana regulations signed into law [28.05.2013] A set of laws to govern how recreational marijuana should be grown, sold and taxed was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado, where Democratic Gov. Joh ...
OAS chief calls for “long-awaited” debate on drug policy [25.05.2013] Following the release of a major draft report on drug policy in the Americas, the secretary-general of the Organisation of American States (OAS) call ...
How to Legalize Pot [19.05.2013] The first time I talked to Mark Kleiman, a drug policy expert at UCLA, was in 2002, and he explained why legalization of marijuana was a bad idea. “A ...
OAS study eyes marijuana decriminalization [17.05.2013] An Organization of American States study in response to calls by some Latin American leaders for rethinking the war on drugs advocates serious discus ...
Wash. set to release draft rules for pot industry [16.05.2013] They've spent nearly eight months visiting marijuana grow houses, studying the science of getting high and earning nicknames like "the queen of weed. ...
Colorado Senate gives final approval to historic marijuana bills [08.05.2013] The Colorado Senate gave final approval to two new bills to implement marijuana legalization, inching the state legislature closer to becoming the fi ...
Will legalised marijuana lead to an economic boom? [06.05.2013] Many Washington residents are looking to cash in on the newly legal and potentially lucrative marijuana market, which they hope will give them a new ...
Copenhageners cautiously support legal cannabis, but provinces unconvinced [05.05.2013] Copenhagen's mayor, Frank Jensen, has asked for a three-year trial of legal marijuana in Copenhagen and he has a majority of City Hall on his side. A ...
Colorado pot collectives test limits of Amendment 64 [05.05.2013] An untold number of recreational pot collectives have formed in Colorado since Amendment 64's passage in November, hoping to meet consumer demand bef ...
Legalize marijuana and other ways U.S.-Mexico can win drug war [03.05.2013] There was a lot of drug-war hand-wringing in the U.S. leading up to President Obama’s visit to Mexico. That’s because Mexican President Peña Nieto is ...
Maine panel hears case for marijuana legalization [03.05.2013] With other states already starting to allow the legal use of marijuana, Maine needs to get ahead of the issue and legalize, regulate and tax the sale ...
NDP, Green party okay with research trial of marijuana use [02.05.2013] B.C.’s New Democratic and Green parties say they would not oppose a research trial to evaluate the regulation of adult marijuana use, which would be ...
A rising marijuana reform tide at the Statehouses [30.04.2013] In the wake of the marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington last November, and buoyed by a series of national public opinion polls ...
DEA: Warning letters to 11 pot dispensaries don’t signal war on state law [30.04.2013] The Drug Enforcement Administration sent cease-and-desist letters to 11 medical-marijuana dispensaries because they are within 1,000 feet of schools ...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas [30.04.2013] Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followe ...
Colorado House gives initial approval to marijuana tax measure [28.04.2013] Colorado lawmakers tried to find the Goldilocks level for recreational marijuana taxes — an amount neither too high to discourage voters from approvi ...
Councils increase pressure for legal cannabis production [26.04.2013] At least 10 of the Netherlands’ local councils have already or will soon submit plans to the justice ministry asking to be allowed to approve commerc ...
Colorado lawmakers discussing marijuana-legalization repeal effort [26.04.2013] A proposal that could lead to the repeal of marijuana legalization in Colorado has gained momentum at the state Capitol. The repeal would be linked t ...
Marijuana legalization in Colorado may not pay for itself, study finds [25.04.2013] Legal marijuana in Colorado may not bring in enough money to cover the societal costs of legalization, a study from a Colorado State University think ...
The Issue: Discord between state, federal marijuana laws just crazy [20.04.2013] In 21 states, consumers can legally buy marijuana for legal or recreational use even though the substance still is illegal under federal law. New law ...
Cannabis supporters take to the streets [19.04.2013] After a parade through Copenhagen, the deputy mayor for social affairs, Mikkel Warming, spoke to the crowd about the city's efforts to legalise canna ...
Alaska voters on track to decide in 2014 whether to legalize pot [15.04.2013] Alaska voters likely will get a chance next year to make their state the third in the country to approve the recreational use of marijuana by adults ...
State pot-growing licenses may be delayed [09.04.2013] Washington state may delay issuing licenses to grow pot by a couple months, according to state Liquor Control Board Deputy Director Rick Garza. In it ...
Colorado lawmakers may let pot growers and sellers operate separately [09.04.2013] Colorado lawmakers stood the state's current model for marijuana businesses on its head, endorsing a proposal that would allow recreational pot store ...
A map that shows the dramatic spread of legal weed in the US [07.04.2013] Looking at the recent spread of liberalized marijuana laws across the United States, it's hard not to think we're entering some kind of Weed Spring. ...
Is the war on drugs nearing an end? [07.04.2013] For four decades, libertarians, civil rights activists and drug treatment experts have stood outside of the political mainstream in arguing that the ...
Majority of Americans support legalization of marijuana [05.04.2013] Public support for legalizing marijuana has never been higher, but the latest studies show recreational use is linked with prescription drug misuse. ...
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 ...

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