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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...
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 ...
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 ...
'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...
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...
Teen marijuana use in Colorado found lower than national average [19.06.2016] Marijuana consumption by Colorado high school students has dipped slightly since the state first permitted recreational cannabis use by adults, a new...
Jamaica targets billions in taxes from weed [28.05.2016] The Government is targeting annual revenue of US$2 billion from the ganja industry when regulations to govern the sector are finally in place. Minist...
The failed promise of legal pot [08.05.2016] The risk is that, by itself, legalizing marijuana possession does not change the black market and that, even as legalization spreads, young black men...
Study: Pot-related visits to Colorado ERs higher for out-of-state visitors [24.02.2016] Marijuana-related emergency room visits in Colorado have increased at a higher rate for out-of-state guests than for residents since cannabis was leg...
Who exactly is behind the lawsuits over Colorado's legal marijuana? [16.01.2016] Three of the four marijuana-centered lawsuits filed against Colorado officials and businesses were organized and at least partially funded by out-of-...
Colorado's largest pot grower sued by two consumers over pesticide use [04.10.2015] A pair of marijuana users in Colorado — one of them a medical-card holder with a brain tumor — have sued the state's largest pot grower for allegedly...
Cannabis regulation in Colorado [30.09.2015] The core argument made by opponents of legal regulation is that any regulated market for cannabis would inevitably fuel a significant rise in use and...
Colorado's marijuana tax revenues nearly double last year's figures [20.09.2015] Legal marijuana tax revenues have been breaking records in Colorado, nearly doubling monthly numbers from last year and on pace to exceed projections...
Pioneer pot states have collected more than $200 million in marijuana taxes [25.08.2015] The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the l...
Obama asked to weigh in on legal marijuana [04.05.2015] The US Supreme Court has asked President Barack Obama's administration to take a stance on legal marijuana as it considers a lawsuit seeking to ban C...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016 [28.04.2015] As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing numb...
Two headlines perfectly sum up everything wrong with American drug policy [02.03.2015] Two stories published last week perfectly sum up the state of American drug policy. On Friday, Colorado released its first annual report on the state...
The war on drugs is burning out [07.01.2015] T he conservative wave of 2014 featured an unlikely, progressive undercurrent: In two states, plus the nation's capital, Americans voted convincingly...
Medical marijuana a challenge for legal pot states [02.01.2015] A year into the experiments with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference ma...
Poll: One year of legalized pot hasn't changed Coloradans' minds [27.12.2014] A year of legalized recreational marijuana hasn't changed many Coloradans' minds on the groundbreaking shift — though more than one-third say the sta...
The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads [26.12.2014] The 43-year-old war on drugs had never seen such a barrage of opposition as it did in 2014, with successful marijuana legalization initiatives in sev...
After pot legalization, focusing on a new kind of black market [25.12.2014] The black market for marijuana in Colorado isn't what it used to be. Nine or 10 years ago, the narrative of illicit cannabis in the state focused on ...
Marijuana use increases in Colorado, according to new federal survey [25.12.2014] As marijuana legalization took hold in Colorado, the percentage of regular cannabis users in the state jumped to the second-highest level in the US. ...
Lawsuit over Colorado marijuana legalization takes rare legal path [21.12.2014] In suing to stop marijuana legalization in Colorado, two neighboring states have embarked down an arcane legal pathway that could take years to reach...
Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado over marijuana law [17.12.2014] Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the first major court challenge to marijuana legalization, saying that Colorado ’s growing array of state-regulated recre...
Drug control body concerned by pot legalization in some U.S. states [03.12.2014] The head of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) monitoring compliance with international drug control conventions expressed concern abou...
Du Río de la Plata au Lac Léman [19.11.2014] La politique vis-à-vis du cannabis est en rapide évolution. Ainsi, les citoyens de l'Alaska et de l'Oregon, comme ceux de Washington DC, la capitale ...
How marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington is making the world a better place [16.10.2014] No pressure, Colorado and Washington, but the world is scrutinizing your every move. That was the take-home message of an event today at the Brooking...
Black market boom lays bare a social divide in Colorado’s marijuana market [19.08.2014] That the black market in Colorado bustles in the emerging days of legalisation is not unexpected. By some reckonings, it will continue as long as res...
The great pot experiment [11.07.2014] On July 8th Washington became the second state after Colorado to offer recreational pot-smokers a chance to buy weed legally at a local store. Mariju...
Infographic: Legal weed's consequences [30.06.2014] When recreational marijuana stores first opened their doors in the US state of Colorado on January 1, opponents predicted dire consequences: an influ...
Colorado recreational marijuana industry begins major transformation [29.06.2014] Only six months old, Colorado's recreational marijuana industry starts a transformation that could add hundreds of new pot businesses to the state an...
Cannabis regulation: high time for change? [20.05.2014] Cannabis is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But for how much longer? In a short space of time we have moved from absolute global prohibiti...
Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking [07.05.2014] Frustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world's first financial system de...
Eric Holder 'cautiously optimistic' about marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado [14.04.2014] Attorney General Eric Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and st...
Marijuana legalization: Does Congress need to act? [11.04.2014] Despite a federal prohibition on marijuana possession, sale, and use, Colorado and Washington recently became the first states to enact laws legalizi...
DEA chief: Marijuana legalization just 'makes us fight harder' [01.04.2014] Far from being discouraged by shifts in public opinion, state laws and even within the Obama administration on the legalization of marijuana, federal...
Non-psychoactive CBD oil made from marijuana plants poised to be game-changer [29.03.2014] A Colorado marijuana innovation is changing the way lawmakers in even the most conservative parts of the country talk about cannabis and is poised to...
Uruguay to track pot by genetic markers [27.03.2014] Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in Uruguay will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags, and that state-grown marij...
Marijuana on the move [26.01.2014] Some 20 years ago, a Spanish official in favor of lifting the ban on drugs such as marijuana mentioned at a UN meeting that there "might be a more hu...
Marijuana in Colorado has a long history and an uncertain future [31.12.2013] Federal marijuana prohibition in the United States started with a knock on a Denver man's apartment door. Seventy-six years ago, Samuel Caldwell beca...
A Colorado marijuana guide: 64 answers to commonly asked questions [30.12.2013] On January 1, 2014, Colorado becomes the first place anywhere in the world to allow legal marijuana sales to anybody over 21 for any purpose. You hav...
Colorado issues first marijuana sales licenses to retailers [26.12.2013] The first licences in the United States that permit retailers to sell marijuana for recreational use from 1 January were issued in Colorado. Owners o...
If marijuana legalization sends the wrong message to teenagers, why aren't they listening? [18.12.2013] Prohibitionists warn that it’s dangerous even to discuss legalizing marijuana because such talk sends “the wrong message” to the youth of America, en...
Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis [11.12.2013] The response of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board to Uruguay's new drug regime has been to incant futile bromides. According to its chie...
How to Regulate Cannabis [30.11.2013] This is a guide to regulating legal markets for the non-medical use of cannabis. It is for policy makers, drug policy reform advocates and affected c...
Colorado voters approve new taxes on recreational marijuana [05.11.2013] A measure to impose taxes on recreational marijuana passed making pot one of the most heavily taxed consumer products in Colorado. Proposition AA imp...
The US incapacity to enforce federal drug laws - and the global consequences [31.10.2013] The US drug policy is changing, pitting states against federal law. This essay explores this inner friction of contradictory drug legislation, and wh...
Greener marijuana: can a budding industry grow sustainable agriculture? [29.10.2013] The growing societal acceptance of cannabis in the U.S. has sparked what some call a " green rush" of people trying to cash in on what is already a m...
New laws chart course for marijuana legalization [19.10.2013] Nearly a year after Colorado and Washington State voted to become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the detailed rules governing h...

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