Items tagged with US drug policy

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New York to look at legalizing recreational marijuana [18.01.2018] New York will study whether it's plausible to legalize marijuana for recreational use as neighboring states move ahead with it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ann...
Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall [14.01.2018] The introduction of medical marijuana laws has led to a sharp reduction in violent crime in US states that border Mexico, according to new research. ...
On the hunt for poppies In Mexico — America's biggest heroin supplier [14.01.2018] Mexico's southwestern Guerrero state is now the top source of heroin for the American drug epidemic, which resulted in more than 64,000 overdose deat...
U.S. city mayors stand up for cannabis against Trump crackdown [12.01.2018] City mayors in the two U.S. states with the oldest legal cannabis industries are leading the pushback against the Trump administration’s announcement...
Colorado’s Senators tell U.S. Treasury: Don’t touch marijuana banking [11.01.2018] U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado have asked the U.S. Treasury to keep in place Obama-era rules that allow banks to serve mariju...
If the U.S. legalizes marijuana, what happens to its international drug treaties? [10.01.2018] When Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Barack Obama-era federal policy that allowed recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, he di...
Desperate cities consider 'safe injection' sites for opioid users [10.01.2018] Top Philadelphia officials are advocating that the city become the first in the U.S. to open a supervised injection site, where people suffering from...
Study: legal marijuana could generate more than 132 billion in federal tax revenue and 1 million jobs [10.01.2018] Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create at least $132 billion in tax revenue and more than a million new jobs across the United States in the ne...
Vermont senate passes bill to legalize marijuana use [10.01.2018] Vermont’s senate passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use, which would make the state the first in the nation to do so through the legisl...
New Hampshire lawmakers approve marijuana legalization [09.01.2018] The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to legalize marijuana, five days after the Trump administration moved to rescind federal guidelines ...
How legalization is already hurting California's small pot farmers [08.01.2018] Legality is more nuanced than it may seem in a state that legalized weed. And California's mom-and-pop growers are up against a confluence of factors...
New Pew poll: Support for marijuana legalization inches up among Americans [08.01.2018] Marijuana legalization continues to be viewed more favorably by Americans, buoyed by substantial support from younger adults, according to the latest...
US turns to Trump targets – UN, China and Mexico – for help in opioid crisis [07.01.2018] The president declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, with most recent government estimates suggesting the more than 64,000 fatal overd...
Cannabis chaos — Sessions has no exit strategy for his war on drugs [07.01.2018] One of the great social and political experiments of this decade, marijuana legalization, faces its greatest existential threat: Jeff Sessions . Twen...
Jeff Sessions’s endless war on marijuana [07.01.2018] The key to understanding the Trump administration’s approach to policy, it seems, is to look at what most Americans want and then imagine the opposit...
California’s cannabis crowd isn’t afraid of the Big Bad Attorney General [06.01.2018] Lots of people, obviously, are unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reversal of Obama-era guidelines de-prioritizing federal enforcement of m...
Vermont House votes to legalize marijuana [04.01.2018] The Vermont House passed a bill to legalize recreational possession of marijuana just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Departme...
California defiant in face of federal move to get tough on marijuana [04.01.2018] The sale of recreational cannabis became legal in California on New Year’s Day. Just four days later, the Trump administration acted in effect to und...
Marijuana stock analysts not too worried about Sessions's order just yet [04.01.2018] Cannabis analysts weren't too worried for the most part about the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy that effe...
Jeff Sessions faces a steep uphill battle in his war on pot [04.01.2018] Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of Obama-era rules that set a federal policy of noninterference with state-legal marijuana busine...
Sessions to rescind Cole Memo that kept feds out of legal marijuana states [04.01.2018] Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country...
More banks are welcoming marijuana businesses, federal data shows [03.01.2018] A growing number of banks are willing to open accounts for marijuana businesses. The number of depository institutions that are actively banking the ...
California's marijuana legalization aims to repair damage from the war on drugs [02.01.2018] California is now the largest state in the nation to have legal and regulated recreational marijuana. And while that alone is a blow to the prohibiti...
Marijuana legalization 2018: Which states might consider cannabis laws this year? [02.01.2018] The legal marijuana market could blaze across the United States in 2018. At least 12 states are poised to consider marijuana legalization this year, ...
California rings in new year with broad legalization of marijuana [01.01.2018] The arrival of the new year in California brought with it broad legalization of marijuana, a much-anticipated change that comes two decades after the...
Steve DeAngelo digs in [01.01.2018] "We are looking in 2018 and 2019 at an extinction event for 75 percent of the existing cannabis industry in California," says cannabis activist/entre...
Hippy dream now a billion-dollar industry with California set to legalise cannabis [30.12.2017] On Monday, California, the US’s most populous state, and the world’s sixth biggest economy, will officially legalising cannabis. Overnight a shadow i...
How Congress unwittingly turned the nation's capital into the Wild West of marijuana [29.12.2017] It’s not the promise of prompt delivery that has residents of Washington, D.C., spending fifty bucks for nondescript glass jars, nor is it the small ...
Californian growers and retailers brace for cannabis competition [27.12.2017] California has long been a cannabis pioneer. The state became a hub for the drug-induced counterculture of “turn on, tune in, drop out” of the 1960s,...
California's top marijuana regulator talks about what to expect Jan. 1, when legal pot market opens [25.12.2017] California's legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the we...
The opioid crisis is getting worse, particularly for black Americans [22.12.2017] The epidemic of drug overdoses, often perceived as a largely white rural problem, made striking inroads among black Americans last year — particularl...
Marijuana doomsday didn't come [19.12.2017] It's been a five years since Colorado's voters approved Constitutional Amendment 64, legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. Sales commenced ...
Lawmakers, pot growers say California's marijuana cultivation rules favor big corporate farms [18.12.2017] California ’s new rules allowing marijuana cultivation favor large corporate farms despite a promise in Proposition 64 that small growers would be pr...
Jeff Sessions isn’t giving up on weed. He’s doubling down [16.12.2017] When president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform were suddenly sei...
Following marijuana legalization, teen drug use is down in Colorado [11.12.2017] Following legalization, the rate of adolescent marijuana use in Colorado has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade, according to new federal ...
The legal marijuana market is exploding — it'll hit almost $10 billion sales in this year [08.12.2017] The market for legal marijuana is heating up in a big way. Legal marijuana sales are predicted to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017, accordin...
California’s limit on big growers just vanished. Here’s why [06.12.2017] In an unexpected move that has small cannabis farmers and some state lawmakers up in arms, California regulators have created a licensing loophole th...
A taxing problem: how to price, tax legal weed to stamp out the black market [05.12.2017] Stamping out the illicit market is one of Ottawa’s major goals as the country approaches a July 2018 deadline for the legalization of recreational ma...
Supervised injection sites could stop untold opioid-related deaths [01.12.2017] In addition to the legal issues, the heavy stigma around heroin and other opioids driving the nation's overdose crisis can push individuals into the ...
White House says true cost of opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504bn [20.11.2017] The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504bn. In an analysis, the Council of Economic Advisers says the figure i...
The price of cannabis is falling, suggesting a supply glut [16.11.2017] In the US cannabis operations, now legitimate in many states, are forbidden from the usual business deductions and face crippling tax bills of as muc...
California proposes armored cars to transport pot tax money [07.11.2017] California should use armored cars to transport hundreds of millions of dollars in cash tax payments expected next year with the state's legal mariju...
Money on the table for a safe drug consumption site in Seattle [07.11.2017] Despite the backlash from various King County cities against the idea of establishing safe drug consumption sites, the Seattle City Council is moving...
The truth about the US ‘opioid crisis’ – prescriptions aren’t the problem [07.11.2017] T he news media is awash with hysteria about the opioid crisis (or opioid epidemic). But what exactly are we talking about? If you Google “opioid cri...
Colombian farmers keep growing coca despite government crackdown and U.S. pressure [27.10.2017] According to the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, Colombia’s overall coca crop grew by a staggering 52 percent last year, to 345,000 acres, an area te...
Record-high support for legalizing marijuana use in U.S. [25.10.2017] Americans continue to warm to legalizing marijuana, with 64% now saying its use should be made legal. This is the highest level of public support Gal...
People are dying because of ignorance, not because of opioids [19.10.2017] The vast majority of opioid users do not become addicts. Users’ chances of becoming addicted increase if they are white, male, young and unemployed a...
The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA [15.10.2017] In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its...
Alaska voters reject local bans on legalized marijuana by wide margins [04.10.2017] Voters in some parts of Alaska rejected efforts to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation’s largest stat...
Commission makes recommendations for tackling opioid crisis in North America [03.10.2017] The Global Commission on Drug Policy has issued recommendations on tackling North America's opioid crisis, calling for the immediate expansion of har...

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