Items tagged with legalization

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Can the government impede cannabis regulation in Spain? [17.02.2017] Is cannabis regulation possible with a prohibitionist government in Spain? Cooperation between various forces in Congress, changes in public attitude...
Marijuana health trends mostly positive but still bear watching [01.02.2017] Marijuana-related emergency room visits dropped, accidental poisonings are down and recreational marijuana failed to bring a much-feared spike in ado...
Marijuana legalization must include justice reform [31.01.2017] Across the US, we routinely take a pledge that ends in “with liberty and justice for all.” Yet that fundamental promise has been broken in six of the...
Boulder DA Stan Garnett named to group that will advise Trump administration on pot [30.01.2017] The National District Attorney's Association created a policy group featuring 14 district attorneys from across the country who will issue advisement...
‘Building the airplane while it’s being flown’ [30.01.2017] In the outskirts of Sacramento, a handful of government workers face a daunting task: By next year, craft regulations and rules that will govern Cali...
Maryland lawmakers to push for recreational marijuana [30.01.2017] A group of Democratic lawmakers in Maryland want the state to join a growing number of others that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, tax...
Seiveright urges ganja farmers to look beyond ‘so so weed’ [19.01.2017] Delano Seiveright, a director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), says that ganja growers should look beyond farming “so so weed” in seeking t...
Marijuana reforms flood state legislatures [13.01.2017] Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana, a rush of legislati...
Governor introduces bill to legalize recreational marijuana [10.01.2017] As promised and just in the second week into the new year, Governor Eddie Calvo of Guam has introduced legislation for the recreational use of mariju...
Cannabis : 150 personnalités marseillaises demandent la "légalisation contrôlée" [08.01.2017] Ils veulent la fin de la "prohibition du cannabis" qui est pour eux "un échec". 150 personnalités marseillaises, dont les députés socialistes Patrick...
Gang-ravaged Mexico stuck in weed ban as U.S. opens up [29.12.2016] Mexican advocates for drug reform are voicing alarm about the country's widening gap with the United States on marijuana legislation, as criminal vio...
Mexican attitudes to marijuana mellow [24.12.2016] In november 57% of Californians voted to legalise the growing and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Liberalisation in the most populous bor...
The growing movement for marijuana amnesty [22.12.2016] With an estimated $7 billion in sales in 2016 and potentially exponential growth due to recent ballot initiatives on recreational use, the legal mari...
After legalization, teen marijuana use drops sharply in Colorado [21.12.2016] Teen marijuana use fell sharply in Colorado in the years 2014 and 2015, after the opening of that state's recreational marijuana market, new federal ...
Pot task force recommends legal cannabis sales be limited to users over 18 [13.12.2016] The task force appointed by the federal government to study the legalization of marijuana said cannabis sales should be restricted to those 18 and ol...
7 reasons President Trump is unlikely to fight legal marijuana [07.12.2016] With Donald Trump nominating Cabinet members who have spoken out against legal marijuana, some are arguing that the war on drugs may make a comeback....
Düsseldorf moves forward with plans to legalize cannabis [06.12.2016] Düsseldorf took the next step in its plan to legalize the regulated sale of recreational cannabis to over 18 year-­olds, taking advice from experts i...
The California desert town that plans to be 'a Mecca for marijuana' [01.12.2016] Desert Hot Springs is the first Southern California city to legalise large-scale cannabis cultivation. With the drug becoming legal for recreational ...
Marijuana task force submits report outlining framework for legal system [29.11.2016] Canada’s new legal marijuana regime is expected to feature a mishmash of provincial rules and a heavily regulated production system that will initial...
Five things to know about weed in Germany [24.11.2016] The debate about legalizing cannabis continues in Germany - court cases in recent years have granted permission to use the drug for medical purposes,...
Medical marijuana is legal in California. Except when it’s not [21.11.2016] California’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation’s largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize ...
Donald Trump’s attorney general pick could destroy the recreational pot industry [21.11.2016] Attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is a fervent foe of marijuana legalization. But if he were confirmed as President-elect Trump’s ...
Legalisation of cannabis 'only solution to crime and addiction problems' [21.11.2016] Cannabis should be legalised in the UK, according to a report that has the backing of several cross-party MPs including the former deputy prime minis...
Jeff Sessions could reverse years of progress on marijuana policy [17.11.2016] President-elect Donald Trump has nominated hardline drug policy reform opponent Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be Attorney General of the United Stat...
Berlin likely to semi-legalize marijuana [11.11.2016] A coalition of political parties in the German capital agreed to push for partial decriminalization of cannabis. The initial effects will be limited....
Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot this week [10.11.2016] Marijuana reform won in eight out of the nine states where it was put on the ballot, the strongest signal to date that the public is ready to embrace...
Silver linings [09.11.2016] One of the most striking juxtapositions of the 2016 U.S. elections is that on the same day that the nation elected to the presidency a candidate who ...
California scrambles to implement new recreational pot law [09.11.2016] Passage of marijuana-legalization initiatives in California and other states this week has given momentum to a national movement to decriminalize pot...
Marijuana legalization won big on Election Day. It will keep winning [09.11.2016] In California voters approved legalization. The country’s most populous state and biggest economy will allow people to buy marijuana for recreational...
Marijuana wins big on election night [08.11.2016] California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives, and other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is tu...
Pot ban on drivers won’t work, health experts say [07.11.2016] It would be unrealistic to bar drivers from having any trace of marijuana in their system when it becomes legal in Canada, as B.C. has suggested, bec...
Obama: Federal prohibition not ‘tenable’ after state marijuana votes [04.11.2016] President Obama says that federal laws banning marijuana will likely have to change if new states vote to legalize the drug on Tuesday. “The good new...
The trend toward legalizing recreational marijuana [04.11.2016] House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she plans to vote in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana in California. "I will vote for it, but ...
Pot tax would reduce profits, allow black market to thrive: report [31.10.2016] The parliamentary budget watchdog says Ottawa stands to generate hundreds of millions of dollars – not billions – from the first year of recreational...
'Commercialization won out': will legal marijuana be the next big tobacco? [30.10.2016] Candi CdeBaca voted to legalize the free sale of marijuana in Colorado four years ago because she thought it would be good for her Denver neighborhoo...
Medicinal cannabis crops now legal in Australia [29.10.2016] Budding cannabis producers can now apply for a licence to legally grow the crop in Australia, for medicinal use only. The Narcotic Drugs Amendment Ac...
Alaska's first retail marijuana store set to open at 'high noon' two years after vote [28.10.2016] A store in Alaska is to be the first in the state offering retail marijuana sales, with a grand opening scheduled for what the operators were calling...
Archdiocese gives $850,000 to fight marijuana bid [27.10.2016] The Boston Archdiocese is pouring $850,000 into a last-minute effort to defeat a state ballot measure to legalize marijuana, calling increased drug u...
Election may be a turning point for legal marijuana [23.10.2016] To the red-and-blue map of American politics, it may be time to add green. The movement to legalize marijuana, the country’s most popular illicit dru...
Inside big pharma's fight to block recreational marijuana [21.10.2016] In August, the pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics cited concerns for child safety when, with a $500,000 contribution, it became the largest do...
Why is support for marijuana legalization hitting record heights? [20.10.2016] A record number of American citizens support marijuana legalization, according to two new national polls, in a continuation of multi-year trend. Sixt...
How our tax dollars are used to fund opposition to marijuana legalization, in a clear violation of ethics [19.10.2016] This year the pharmaceutical, alcohol and prison food industries have all weighed in to oppose marijuana legalization initiatives across the country....
Americans’ support for marijuana legalization is now higher than ever [12.10.2016] Five states will vote on whether to fully legalize marijuana in November. Supporters of those initiatives got some pretty good news: Support for mari...
Pot stock hits record high as more U.S. states press ahead with legalization [11.10.2016] As polls indicate California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Arizona are poised to approve referendums dramatically expanding legal U.S. cannabis u...
Marijuana's Moment [10.10.2016] Measures to legalize and regulate the sale of cannabis are on the ballot in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada, and recent polls s...
Dane faces 10 years for selling cannabis to cancer patients [04.10.2016] A Danish activist who openly provides cannabis to cancer patients and other Danes with serious medical ailments was arrested and faces up to ten year...
California marijuana legalisation faces unlikely foe: growers [03.10.2016] The executive director of the California Growers Association trade group, Hezekiah Allen has long sought an end to what he calls "prohibition". But h...
Canada faces choice on international drug treaties over legalized pot [02.10.2016] As Canada moves forward with its plan to legalize marijuana, government officials have at least one international conundrum to sort out: what to do a...
The Netherlands comes a step closer to legalised marijuana cultivation [23.09.2016] A majority of MPs now seem likely to back draft legislation from the Liberal democratic party D66 which would regulate legalised marijuana cultivatio...
Mexico president following California marijuana vote - state lawmaker [14.09.2016] Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has proposed liberalizing his country's drug laws, privately asked California lawmakers visiting Mexico abo...

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