Items tagged with legalization

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Majority of Americans ready to legalize marijuana [09.08.2011] Many Americans continue to believe that marijuana should be legalized, but are not supportive of making other drugs readily available, a new Angus Re ...
A French economist argues for the legalization of cannabis [02.08.2011] University of Paris economist Pierre Kopp wants to legalize marijuana for entirely economic reasons. Kopp tells Le Monde : "For economists, the publi ...
Former Mexican president urges legalizing drugs [27.07.2011] Part of the solution to end drug violence in Mexico should include legalizing drugs like marijuana for personal use, according to former President Vi ...
The Pot Republic [26.07.2011] The bulk of the marijuana consumed in the United States used to come across the border from Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. Now, more than half of it i ...
New California marijuana ballot measure starts circulating [25.07.2011] A new marijuana legalization ballot measure was cleared Monday to start seeking petition signatures. But its proponents aren't affiliated with the Oa ...
A Puff in Paris [06.07.2011] Napoleon's troops first brought over the mysterious dried leaf called hashish from Egypt in the early 1800s. Soon, it was being sold in pharmacies ac ...
Let states enact their own marijuana policies [06.07.2011] Let's be clear: HR 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011, proposed by Reps. Barney Frank and Ron Paul, does not "legalize drugs" ...
Let the states decide their own marijuana policies [28.06.2011] The bipartisan measure -- H.R. 2306, the 'Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011' and sponsored by Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank and ...
Analysis: Mexican ex-presidents lead debate on legalizing drugs [24.06.2011] Once praised lavishly by the United States for waging a war on drugs, Mexico's last two presidents now say legalizing them may be the best way to end ...
Barney Frank and Ron Paul Introduce Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition [23.06.2011] The bill introduced today would allow states to determine their own marijuana laws -- not just medical marijuana laws -- without federal interference ...
4 Hopeful Signs in the Fight Against Disastrous Drug War, Including a New Bill to End Federal Pot Prohibition [23.06.2011] It's been forty years since President Nixon declared a "war on drugs." And we're not winning. In local communities, Black and Latino men are being si ...
Legalize marijuana in Washington state [22.06.2011] Marijuana should be legalized, regulated, taxed and made available for sale to adults. Prohibition has failed. It fuels criminal gangs. It fills the ...
Marijuana-initiative backers say state could lead change [22.06.2011] Washington state would be defying federal drug laws if an initiative filed Wednesday with the Secretary of State to legalize and regulate marijuana i ...
Former U.S. attorney McKay backs effort to legalize pot in Washington [21.06.2011] A coalition that includes former U.S. Attorney John McKay, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and travel guide Rick Steves is launching an initiative ...
The fiscal case for legalising marijuana [20.06.2011] Across the United States, people struggling with chronic illness increasingly are questioning US policy toward marijuana, a homeopathic substance tha ...
Brazilian demonstrations call for legal marijuana [19.06.2011] Brazilian demonstrators held marches on the weekend calling for marijuana to be legalized after the country's top court ruled the gatherings could go ...
Four Decades Later, It's Time to Scrap the Dead-End Drug War [17.06.2011] I recently returned from the desert city of Durango, Mexico, where forensic officials are still trying to identify some 240 corpses discovered this y ...
Is France's cannabis debate stuck in a cul-de-sac? [16.06.2011] The issue of legalising cannabis is once again making headlines in France following the release of a parliamentary report on Wednesday recommending t ...
Légalisation contrôlée du cannabis [15.06.2011] The parliamentary report recommends “controlled legalisation” of the cultivation and consumption of cannabis in France. The report, compiled by a wor ...
Colorado pot advocates push for legalization in 2012 [15.05.2011] Pot legalization backers hope to start gathering signatures as soon as this summer to put the question to voters. Given Colorado`s low signature thre ...
Legalizing Marijuana: An Exit Strategy from the War on Drugs [19.04.2011] U.S. drug policy needs to be altered; legalization must be subject to serious debate. Legalization could eliminate illegal demand for Mexican marijua ...
Portland legislator pushes bill to legalize, tax marijuana in Maine [19.04.2011] Imagine walking into a neighborhood store to buy beer, wine, liquor and cigarettes. But on your way home you make one more stop – to buy marijuana, l ...
Ruling brings optimism for medical marijuana users [14.04.2011] The Ontario Superior Court in Canada declared the rules that govern medical marijuana access and the prohibitions laid out in sections 4 and 7 of the ...
A sensible approach to marijuana legalization that protects young people [27.03.2011] The marijuana-legalization debate can too quickly become polarized. Guest columnist Roger Roffman argues that both sides need to tone down the rhetor ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ex-minister Bob Ainsworth: Make drugs legally available [16.12.2010] Bob Ainsworth, a Home Office minister under Tony Blair, said successive governments' approaches had failed, leaving criminal gangs in control. The MP ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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