Oregon marijuana legalization challenges US drug policy

The shift toward legalization has called the federal government's drug policy - and its commitment to a UN treaty - in question
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Saturday, October 3, 2015

obama-yes-we-cannabisOregon joined Colorado and Washington in implementing a commercial cannabis market. Alaska, which also legalized marijuana through a ballot initiative, is expected to begin retail sales sometime next year. By allowing the sale of recreational marijuana to move forward at the state level in the United States, the Obama administration has placed the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs into question.