Items tagged with regulation

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Why marijuana should be legal for adults [08.01.2013] Forget the antiquated dogma and judge pot prohibition on its own merits. If you still believe that cannabis should be illegal, then you must logicall ...
U.S. marijuana laws ricochet through Latin America [06.01.2013] Leaders from across Latin America responded within days of the Colorado and Washington vote, demanding a review of drug-war policies that have mired ...
Groups seek to influence new rules for growing, selling pot [05.01.2013] The Washington state Liquor Control Board (LCB), charged with launching the world's first regulated marijuana market for social use, expects to begin ...
Rocky Mountain high: Pot a $200M industry in Colorado [04.01.2013] Vigorous regulation of a thriving medical-marijuana industry in Colorado offers the best glimpse of what is coming to Washington when it launches its ...
Roadmaps for Reforming the UN Drug Conventions [30.12.2012] The three UN Drug Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988 currently impose a ‘one-size-fits-all’ prohibitionist approach to drug policy throughout the wor ...
Pro-marijuana campaign looks ahead after 2012 victories [29.12.2012] After a decades-long campaign to legalize marijuana hit a high mark in 2012 with victories in Washington state and Colorado, its energized and deep-p ...
Parts of Colorado's pot legalization strategy exported to other states [29.12.2012] The sequential strategy will look familiar to Coloradans: first, pass a medical-marijuana law; then put dispensaries in place; then go for recreation ...
Canada could learn from Colorado and Washington on pot [25.12.2012] The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana represents a seismic shift in public attitudes. This historic reform will onl ...
Uruguay postpones vote on 'state as dealer' approach to drug regulation - but not for long? [23.12.2012] Uruguay has been on the vanguard of drug policy reform in the Americas, proposing a state regulatory market for the cultivation and consumption of ma ...
Reefer Madness Revisited [20.12.2012] Rob Kampia, co-founder and executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), has co-authored most of the medical marijuana laws on the books. ...
The next seven states to legalize pot [18.12.2012] By legalizing marijuana through direct democracy, Colorado and Washington have fundamentally changed the national conversation about cannabis. As man ...
Task force created to regulate legalized marijuana in Colorado [16.12.2012] It has been a little over a month since Coloradans approved a groundbreaking law legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Now that ...
President's pot comments prompt call for policy [14.12.2012] President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But ...
Federal government should allow states to sanction marijuana businesses [14.12.2012] President Obama’s statement of tolerance toward legalized marijuana is welcome. The real question is not whether federal agents will go after users. ...
Marijuana not high Obama priority [14.12.2012] President Obama says recreational users of marijuana in states that have legalized the substance should not be a "top priority" of federal law enforc ...
Recreational marijuana should not be top federal priority: Obama [14.12.2012] In an interview with ABC News President Barack Obama said federal authorities should not target recreational marijuana use in two Western states wher ...
Colorado pot legalization: 30 questions (and answers) [12.12.2012] The passage and governor's proclamation of Amendment 64 on Monday, which makes Colorado one of the first two states to legalize limited possession an ...
Poll: Keep feds out of state pot laws [12.12.2012] Most Americans want the federal government to stop enforcing anti-marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington state, according to a Gallup Poll. Sixty- ...
Former president Jimmy Carter OK with legalizing marijuana [12.12.2012] Former President Jimmy Carter said he is in favor of legalizing marijuana during a public panel that CNN aired Tuesday. “I’m in favor of it. I think ...
Plenty of smoke clouds the future of legalized pot in Washington [10.12.2012] The law setting up the US's first legal regulatory system for retail pot won't allow sales until next year. And the federal government still consider ...
Marijuana legalization low-key by design in Colo. [10.12.2012] Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday quietly removed the final barrier to legalization by declaring that an amendment passed by voters in November was of ...
Administration weighs legal action against States that legalized marijuana use [05.12.2012] Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter ...
With I-502, will more young adults use pot? [01.12.2012] Some researchers think marijuana use among 18- to 25-year-olds will increase when Initiative 502 goes into effect, but college students say the drug ...
Investors see profit potential in new pot law [30.11.2012] Votes in Washington and Colorado last month to legalize pot for recreational use turbocharged marijuana as a legitimate business opportunity. Busines ...
Marijuana’s foot in the door [26.11.2012] The Washington Post’s View: we favor decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot, assessing civil fines instead of locking people up. Also, fo ...
Following win, Colorado marijuana activists debate how hard to push [24.11.2012] Colorado marijuana activists, empowered after backing a successful legalization effort in the state, are in the midst of a dialogue about how far to ...
The truce on drugs [24.11.2012] Something unexpected has happened in the past five years. The condemnations of the war on drugs - of the mechanized imprisonment of much of our inner ...
Give Pot a Chance [22.11.2012] In two weeks, adults in this state will no longer be arrested or incarcerated for something that nearly 30 million Americans did last year. For the f ...
Jensen rejects Swedish fear of free cannabis [22.11.2012] Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen rejects the Swedish concern about regulation of cannabis in Copenhagen. He emphasizes that the aim of the experiment is ...
Uruguay government aide defends marijuana plan [22.11.2012] Juan Vaz, an Uruguayan activist and government aide who has been jailed for growing marijuana in his home, says it's time to end a contradiction that ...
Time to end the war on drugs [19.11.2012] Since its launch in 1971, when President Nixon successfully branded drug addicts as criminals, the war on drugs has resulted in 45 million arrests an ...
Marijuana legalisation in the US: Five burning questions [19.11.2012] The 6 November votes in Colorado and Washington left a lot of marijuana users happy and a lot of police officers nervous. And they set the two states ...
Latin America looks to Europe for drug fighting models [17.11.2012] Latin American countries are turning to Europe for lessons on fighting drugs after souring on the prohibition-style approach of the violent and costl ...
Will Obama's second term see an end to the failed 'war on drugs'? [16.11.2012] One of the more surprising results of last week's election was the decision by voters in Colorado and Washington state to legalize marijuana for adul ...
DeGette files bill to require feds to respect marijuana law [15.11.2012] In an effort to ensure new voter-approved amendments that legalize limited use of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington are not overrun b ...
Denver joins Boulder in dropping prosecution of limited pot possession [15.11.2012] Denver prosecutors will no longer charge those 21 and older for carrying less than an ounce of marijuana, and will review current cases that fit unde ...
Uruguay lawmakers consider legalization of marijuana with goal of outselling pot dealers [15.11.2012] Uruguay came one step closer to turning the government into the country’s leading pot dealer, as lawmakers formally introduced to Congress a framewor ...
Seattle police produce a user's guide to pot [15.11.2012] When Washington state voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana on Nov. 6, Seattle police knew they'd be getting a lot of questions. And whi ...
Gregoire awaits federal decision on new pot laws [12.11.2012] Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday the federal government still hasn't decided whether to take action to block new laws legalizing marijuana ...
The will of the voters [12.11.2012] Now that the voters in Colorado and Washington have approved marijuana legalization initiatives, attention has turned quickly to questions surroundin ...
A more enlightened approach to intoxicants should legalise marijuana [12.11.2012] With two US states - Washington and Colorado - voting to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, a similar liberal approach towards mild intoxica ...
As US states legalise marijuana, is this the end of the drugs war? [10.11.2012] Last week was a momentous week, the beginning of the end, perhaps, of a national depravity – the "war on drugs". The voters of Colorado and Washingto ...
Legalized marijuana initiatives leave federal government wrestling with policy [09.11.2012] Senior administration officials acknowledged that they are wrestling with how to respond to the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, ...
The joint campaign: Should we not legalize recreational use of cannabis? [09.11.2012] What two American states, Washington and Colorado, have decided to do - legalize recreational use of marijuana - was the norm in India until 1985. Al ...
Colorado, Washington await federal response to pot measure [09.11.2012] Should marijuana be treated like alcohol? Or should it remain in the same legal category as heroin and the most dangerous drugs? Votes by Colorado an ...
The end of the war on marijuana [09.11.2012] The historic measure to regulate and tax marijuana in Washington State deserves to be looked at closely as a model of how legalization ought to be de ...
Colorado and Washington legalise marijuana: what it really means [08.11.2012] No sooner had the voters of Colorado and Washington passed measures to legalise marijuana than the predictions began: visions – both overexcited and ...
The American Public Is Doing a 180 on Marijuana Prohibition... [08.11.2012] The election results this week from Washington, Colorado, Massachusetts and Arkansas demonstrate that public opinion about cannabis has moved much fa ...
Legalisation in U.S. States may prompt changes in Mexico’s anti-drug policy [07.11.2012] The legalisation of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, which will allow the drug to be taxed and regulated, in two U.S. states will pro ...
Mexico says marijuana legalization in U.S. could change anti-drug strategies [07.11.2012] The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana has left Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña N ...

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