Items tagged with legalization

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Gallup: More than 33 million American adults currently use marijuana [07.08.2016] A new Gallup poll finds that percent of American adults who say they currently smoke marijuana has nearly doubled over the past three years. In 2013, ...
How legalizing marijuana might stave off 'Spice' epidemics [04.08.2016] K2 overdoses in Brooklyn sent 33 people to hospital. The rise of K2 could be fueled by a twist on the "gateway drug" theory: it’s not marijuana use, ...
Legalize pot, but bring in quality controls [30.07.2016] The take-home message from a Globe and Mail investigation that tested pot purchased in dispensaries for chemicals, is a lack of quality controls on m ...
Italian MPs to start debating controversial cannabis law [25.07.2016] Italian lawmakers will begin discussing a draft bill to ease up on the recreational use and growing of cannabis - a highly inflammatory topic. The dr ...
Cannabis bill skips committee stage, directly to House floor [20.07.2016] A bill to legalize cannabis will go to the Lower House, the justice and social affairs committees decided when presented with 1,700 amendments. Most ...
The goal of legalized cannabis shouldn’t be corporate gold [15.07.2016] As the government crawls towards legalization with the appointment of a task force, my tempered enthusiasm has started to wane, replaced by dismay. I ...
Italy's plan to legalize weed could help fight the Islamic State and the mafia [14.07.2016] Italy is about to begin a national debate about legalizing marijuana. Should the country forge ahead in regulating and taxing pot, it could be a blow ...
Dr Gandhi to move Bill to legalise recreational drugs [12.07.2016] Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi said that he was working on an amendment to Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act 1985 of India to leg ...
To better understand pot, Ottawa should look to Colorado [02.07.2016] Not being first has its advantages when it comes to social policy reforms. The State of Colorado has compiled a deep trove of useful data when it com ...
Ottawa vows strict regulation of recreational marijuana [29.06.2016] The federal government is moving toward a restrictive market for recreational marijuana, vowing to impose potency limits, controls on advertising, an ...
Initiative to legalize recreational use of pot in California qualifies for November ballot [27.06.2016] An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California officially took its place on the Nov. 8 ballot as its campaign took ...
Danes want legal cannabis, but govt vows crackdown [27.06.2016] Amidst a new debate on cannabis, spurred by a massive police action at Christiania, a majority of Danes are in favour of legalization. Berlingske new ...
Pot legalization added to Democratic Party platform [26.06.2016] Democratic Party leaders agreed to a new party plank calling for cannabis law reform in the U.S. The plank calls for states to be labs of democracy, ...
California’s largest political party just endorsed legalizing marijuana [19.06.2016] Six years ago, the California Democratic Party joined most of its elected leaders in declining to endorse the marijuana legalization initiative on th ...
Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever [10.06.2016] Trudeau's argument for legalization is concerned less with creating benefits, and more with reducing harms. He starts from the same place that many l ...
The human-rights case for drug legalization [06.06.2016] The first shot in Mexico’s drug war was fired in December 2006, when Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent 6,500 security forces to reclaim Michoaca ...
Canada's marijuana legalization plan flouts 3 UN drug conventions [16.05.2016] The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana contravenes Canada's adherence to the UN drug control conventions, according to a commentary in t ...
Will Canada become America's cannabis capital? [13.05.2016] Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has vowed to legalise recreational marijuana consumption on a federal level, opening the door to investment, l ...
Weed shall overcome: Can California help wind down the War on Drugs? [09.05.2016] By the end of this year, California could be the world’s biggest legal marijuana market. Backers of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which woul ...
Holness Government urged to be bold and legalise ganja [25.04.2016] The director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology, Professor Errol Morrison, said that while the decriminalisation of marijua ...
The movement to legalize pot gains speed in the Americas [21.04.2016] In the shift toward legalization of marijuana, the Americas have emerged as a leader. This is a remarkable shift for a region that includes some of t ...
California’s big chance to set the gold standard for marijuana policy [19.04.2016] Californians will have the opportunity to support the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), based on key lessons and guidance from Colorado, Washington, ...
Call for legalisation reignites cannabis debate in France [12.04.2016] French politicians slammed a Socialist minister's call to legalise marijuana, re-igniting the debate in a country where cannabis use is common. A day ...
Support for marijuana legalization has hit an all-time high [24.03.2016] A survey released by the University of Chicago finds that a record-high percentage of Americans – 61 percent – say they support marijuana legalizatio ...
Health Canada flagged nine key considerations in legalizing marijuana [04.03.2016] As the Liberal government began moving on its commitment to legalize marijuana, Health Canada flagged nine key considerations – from health risks and ...
Majority of Canadians agree pot should be legal: poll [29.02.2016] A strong majority in Canada agree with the Liberal government’s plan to legalize marijuana, and half of them feel users should be able to grow their ...
Federal prosecutors maintain hard line on pot as legalization looms [21.02.2016] As Canada heads toward a new era of legal marijuana use, federal prosecutors are still trying to jail people who grow small amounts of cannabis in th ...
Ex-NSW DPP boss pushes to legalise drugs [18.02.2016] Former NSW director of public prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery joined federal Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale to call on Australian governmen ...
Marijuana legalization unlikely to blame for Denver crime increase [17.02.2016] Marijuana policy experts and Colorado officials urge caution when trying to grade legalization’s impacts. But there is one thing that legalization su ...
The right way to do drugs [12.02.2016] It is like a hash-induced hallucination: row upon row of lush, budding plants, tended by white-coated technicians who are bothered by the authorities ...
Scholars, politicians kick off debate on legalising drug sale [05.02.2016] With less than a year before the Assembly elections, several civil society activists, scholars and politicians — for the first time — have joined han ...
Canada’s medical pot producers set sights on recreational users [28.01.2016] Canada’s producers of medical marijuana are sitting on a seven-tonne stash of weed, with the inventory steadily growing as supply exceeds demand in t ...
Key lawmaker urges Mexico to legalize marijuana [24.01.2016] The President of Chamber of Deputies Jesus Zambrano said that Mexico should move ahead with entirely permitting marijuana usage. Mexico should follow ...
Legalizing marijuana will come with strict controls, MP Bill Blair says [11.01.2016] Liberal MP Bill Blair wants to make it clear the growth and sale of legal marijuana in Canada will not be a free-for-all. In an interview, the chief ...
Ex-colleague will lobby MP Bill Blair to restrict field of pot growers [10.01.2016] A former high-ranking colleague and friend of MP Bill Blair, the Liberal government's point man on marijuana legalization, will lobby the ex-Toronto ...
Vermont governor wants legislation to legalize marijuana [08.01.2016] Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said he would seek to legalize marijuana through the legislative process, instead of through the ballot box, for the f ...
Marijuana plan backed by billionaire Sean Parker on path to California ballot [06.01.2016] A plan backed by Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker to legalize recreational use of marijuana in California is on the path to the November ballot ...
Legalizing pot in Canada will run afoul of global treaties, Trudeau warned [04.01.2016] The Liberal government will have to do substantial work on the international stage before it can follow through on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pr ...
The right (and wrong) way to legalize cannabis [22.12.2015] The Trudeau government’s proposal to legalize cannabis will no doubt generate heated debate. The question of how to legalize is likely to receive les ...
Justin Trudeau and the cannabis factory [18.12.2015] Many consumers obtain their marijuana through storefront "dispensaries", which have sprung up across Canada, encouraged by liberalisation in the Unit ...
California’s leading legalization initiative gathers momentum [07.12.2015] California’s leading legalization initiative is gathering momentum, and has announced amendments that add input from hundreds of stakeholders. Propon ...
Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot [05.12.2015] The new Liberal government has promised to act quickly to legalize marijuana for general use, which would make Canada the first Group of 20 country t ...
Mexico president open to debate about legalising marijuana after court ruling [08.11.2015] President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico has said he opposes any eventual legalisation of marijuana, five days after Mexico’s supreme court ruled in fa ...
US endorses Mexico’s marijuana legalization ruling [08.11.2015] The United States has backed a decision made by Mexico’s Supreme Court that paves the way for the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes ...
Ruling in Mexico sets into motion legal marijuana [04.11.2015] The Supreme Court opened the door to legalizing marijuana, delivering a pointed challenge to Mexico’s strict substance abuse laws and adding its weig ...
Ohio vote was against monopoly not marijuana, say campaigners [03.11.2015] Marijuana legalization advocates in Ohio are turning their attention to 2016, after voters rejected a constitutional amendment to legalize recreation ...
Could Iran be the next country to legalise cannabis and opium? [21.10.2015] After Uruguay courageously legalised the use of cannabis under a new drug policy, could Iran be the next country to make it legal? From the outside, ...
In U.S., 58% back legal marijuana use [21.10.2015] A majority of Americans continue to say marijuana use should be legal in the United States, with 58% holding that view, tying the high point in Gallu ...
Pot legalization looks certain for Canada [20.10.2015] Carrying a torch for marijuana legalization, the Liberal Party of Canada emerged like a phoenix from parliamentary election to an absolute majority i ...
Canada's newly elected Liberals may legalize marijuana [19.10.2015] With the Liberal Party's electoral victory in Canada, the US's northern neighbors could soon undertake an enormous change in drug policy: marijuana l ...

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