Items tagged with US drug policy

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Cannabis goes corporate: Lobbyists, unions seek to shape marijuana industry [08.05.2021] The rally at the state capitol on April 20, the unofficial holiday for pot aficionados, brought out green-wigged supporters ringed in wisps of smoke. ...
Alcohol giant Diageo, Tobacco giant Reynolds, and Morgan Stanley among companies newly lobbying on cannabis [21.04.2021] The US House of Representatives passed a bill to expand cannabis industry access to banking. While a version of that bill stalled in the last Senate, ...
Senate Democrats split over legalizing weed [20.04.2021] Two Democrats told Politico that they oppose removing federal penalties on marijuana. Schumer can't afford to lose a single vote on his side of the a ...
After ‘Green Rush,’ Canada’s legal pot suppliers are stumbling [18.04.2021] When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government’s legalized marijuana in 2018, a primary goal was to create a more equitable justice system — not a m ...
Americans overwhelmingly say marijuana should be legal for recreational or medical use [16.04.2021] As more states, including Virginia and New York, continue to legalize marijuana, an overwhelming share of U.S. adults (91%) say either that marijuana ...
Overdose deaths have surged during the pandemic, C.D.C. data shows [14.04.2021] More than 87,000 Americans died of drug overdoses over the 12-month period that ended in September, according to preliminary federal data, eclipsing ...
Marijuana becomes legal in a third of US states as New Mexico signs off on drug [13.04.2021] Just over one-third of US states have now officially legalised recreational marijuana following the passing of new legislation in New Mexico. On Mond ...
This cannabis giant has European targets in its sights ahead of U.S. legalization frenzy, CEO says [12.04.2021] Cannabis deals in Europe will help pot giant Aphria build up a war chest ahead of an expected frenzy of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. High-mar ...
A founding father of legal pot in Colorado reveals regrets [09.04.2021] I helped write Amendment 64, litigated numerous cases before and after 64 to make it a reality, and also helped design implementing regulations at th ...
Schumer: Senate will act on marijuana legalization with or without Biden [03.04.2021] Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer really likes to talk about weed. Schumer has been making waves on cannabis policy since he first introduced a bi ...
New chairman of CLA wants ganja industry to earn maximum benefits globally [02.04.2021] Reforming the Cannabis industry into one which earns maximum benefits globally, is the goal of newly appointed Chairman for the Cannabis Licensing Au ...
New Mexico primed to join US recreational pot wave [01.04.2021] New Mexico is joining a wave of states that are legalizing recreational marijuana as its Democrat-dominated Legislature sent a package of cannabis bi ...
New York legalizing weed could mean big things for the future of the cannabis industry [01.04.2021] New York became the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis, and is poised to become one of the nation's largest markets. The multibillion-dol ...
New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana [31.03.2021] New Yorkers over the age of 21 can now possess and use up to 3 ounces of cannabis in public under a legalization bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, wh ...
New York reaches a deal to legalize recreational marijuana [25.03.2021] State lawmakers finalized a deal to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, paving the way for a potential $4.2 billion industry that could crea ...
Why New York legalizing recreational cannabis won’t kill the illicit market [19.03.2021] As New York prepares to legalize adult-use cannabis, whether the illicit market will thrive or die seems like an important question. The best place t ...
New Yorkers want marijuana legalization with home grow and deliveries, poll finds as negotiations proceed [17.03.2021] A majority of New Yorkers want marijuana to be legalized for adult use, according to a new poll—and they further favor allowing for home delivery, cu ...
Colorado's legal cannabis farms emit more carbon than its coal mines [08.03.2021] Legal cannabis production in Colorado emits more greenhouse gases than the state’s coal mining industry, researchers analysing the sector’s energy us ...
Washington Court decriminalizes drugs: Will lawmakers let it stand? [02.03.2021] In February 2021, two states decriminalized drug possession. One was much anticipated; the other seemed to come out of nowhere. On February 1, Oregon ...
Virginia joins 15 other states in legalizing marijuana [27.02.2021] The Virginia Legislature approved adult-use marijuana legalization Saturday in a historic vote marking the first state in the Old South to embrace fu ...
New Jersey governor signs laws to legalize marijuana use, decriminalize possession [22.02.2021] Legislation to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize cannabis and loosen penalties for underage possession of the drug and alcoh ...
How tobacco giant Altria is becoming a cannabis company [09.02.2021] Altria, one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies, is well on its way to also being one of the world’s biggest and most influential cannabis compa ...
Virginia legislature approves marijuana legalization bills on key mid-session deadline [05.02.2021] The Virginia House of Delegates and Senate approved bills to legalize marijuana, meeting a key mid-session deadline and getting the major policy chan ...
Democratic senators will push to pass pot reform bill this year [02.02.2021] Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and two other Democratic senators said that they will push to pass this year sweeping legislation that would end ...
‘There’s no stopping the industry now’: Democratic control is a big win for marijuana [31.01.2021] Cannabis companies are positioning themselves for the greater likelihood that federal cannabis restrictions will be loosened significantly. Sales are ...
Big money and a big stumble mark first year of Illinois' recreational weed law [24.01.2021] Illinois’ coffers have enjoyed a boost in tax revenue approaching the amount generated by booze sales thanks to the year that recreational marijuana ...
How some THC is legal — for now [18.01.2021] According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), there are currently at least 144 known cannabinoids that have been isolated from the cannabis pl ...
Illinois sitting on $62 million in cannabis revenue meant to foster businesses and help neighborhoods hurt by poverty and violence [16.01.2021] Despite promises that cannabis legalization in Illinois would fund more minority business participation and neighborhood improvements, the state has ...
2020 was S.F.’s deadliest year for overdoses, by far [15.01.2021] San Francisco lost a total of 699 people to overdoses last year, a 59% rise from 2019, according to new data released by the Office of the Chief Medi ...
Appeals Court overturns ruling that legalized SCS; Safehouse fights on [13.01.2021] A three-judge panel from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals voted to overturn a Philadelphia District Court’s prior ruling that effectively legalized ...
Cuomo vows New York 'will legalize adult-use recreational cannabis' [11.01.2021] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) vowed that his state will legalize recreational cannabis as he begins ramping up efforts in the new year to green-ligh ...
CDC and NIDA will finally study potential of safe consumption sites [07.01.2021] For the first time ever, Congress has weighed in on the issue of safe consumption sites (SCS). A bill tied to the stimulus package signed into law on ...
How state marijuana legalization became a boon for corruption [27.12.2020] In the past decade, 15 states have legalized a regulated marijuana market for adults over 21, and another 17 have legalized medical marijuana. But in ...
After blockbuster Aphria-Tilray merger, world’s largest cannabis company eyes U.S. market [18.12.2020] Tilray and Aphria, two of the biggest marijuana companies in Canada, announced plans to merge and create the world’s largest cannabis outfit. With ex ...
Legalization advocates hope to end Mexico’s drug war [12.12.2020] A determined political movement to end the war on drugs has taken shape across Europe and North America. Harm reduction advocates say lives can be sa ...
Marijuana could easily be rescheduled with Biden’s health secretary [10.12.2020] While many diehard cannabis advocates are calling for the plant to be legalized in the United States in a manner similar to alcohol and tobacco, Pres ...
Scott Wiener tries — again — to allow S.F., Oakland and L.A. to open a safe drug use site [07.12.2020] State Sen. Scott Wiener is trying — once again — to allow San Francisco to open a safe injection site, where people can use drugs in a safe and super ...
Legalise marijuana: Government’s contradictions on cannabis use must be ironed out [06.12.2020] India has voted in favour in the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention. It was only under Americ ...
Inside the weed legalization bill the House of Representatives just passed [04.12.2020] The House of Representatives passed the MORE Act on Friday by a vote of 228-164. It was 2018, Democrats were about to gain control of the House of Re ...
House passes sweeping reform bill to decriminalize marijuana [04.12.2020] The U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, the first time either chamber ...
Special Report: Burner phones and banking apps [03.12.2020] U.S. law enforcement officials say Chinese “money brokers” represent one of the most worrisome new threats in the war on drugs. Small cells of Chines ...
Leaked FBI report: Drug sellers practice harm reduction [02.12.2020] The recognition that people who sell drugs can play a crucial role in reducing the harms caused by drug criminalization is not limited to reformers, ...
U.S. 'war on drugs' in Latin America needs overhaul amid COVID-19 challenges, report says [01.12.2020] The United States’ anti-drug policy in Latin America needs to change if Washington is to effectively combat a problem worsened by the COVID-19 pandem ...
Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalize possession of hard drugs [04.11.2020] A nationwide push to relax drug laws scored significant victories on Tuesday as four states voted to legalize marijuana, and Oregon became the first ...
‘I will be left with nothing’: Why Colombians are watching the U.S. election closely [02.11.2020] Coca fumigations started in Colombia in the early 1990s and intensified during “Plan Colombia,” a $10 billion U.S. campaign that ran from 2000 to 201 ...
Where recreational marijuana is legal, data show minimal impacts on teen use and traffic deaths [22.10.2020] Since 2012, 11 states have legalized marijuana use for adults — which voters nationwide are considering on their ballots this year. Researchers are j ...
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges [21.10.2020] Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plea ...
How a Canadian decriminalization model can improve on Portugal [06.10.2020] On August 17, 2020, the director of public prosecutions in Canada issued new guidelines under which federal prosecutors are to resort to criminal pro ...
Should N.J. legalize marijuana? The voters will decide [05.10.2020] For two years, New Jersey lawmakers had failed to mobilize enough support to pass a bill to fully legalize marijuana. Instead, they agreed in Decembe ...
Colorado governor to mass-pardon 2,700-plus marijuana convictions [01.10.2020] Colorado Gov. Jared Polis plans to mass-pardon 2,732 convictions of low-level marijuana possession through an executive order after signing a bill ea ...

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