Items tagged with regulation

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Legalizing marijuana adds revenue, reduces law-enforcement costs [22.09.2012] In its fiscal note on I-502, the state Office of Financial Management estimated the total state and local government revenue from marijuana at $566 m ...
State could be test case in marijuana legalization [21.09.2012] On Nov. 6 Washington voters will decide whether to directly confront the federal ban on marijuana and embrace a sprawling plan to legalize, regulate ...
The relaxation of cannabis laws shows the failure of the war on drugs [21.09.2012] When the Uruguayan president José Mujica was asked about his proposal to make a historic break with global prohibition and put in place a legal, stat ...
Uruguay takes 'war on drugs' in new direction: The state as dealer [18.09.2012] Uruguay has long been at the vanguard of social reform in Latin America. Today, it is on the verge of passing into law one of its most radical ideas ...
The Dutch 2012 election result and the coffeeshops [14.09.2012] The 2012 Dutch elections were hailed as decisive for the future of the coffeeshops, where the sale of small amounts of cannabis is tolerated. The res ...
Uruguay's Government Eyes Legalized Marijuana [12.09.2012] Leaders in Mexico, Colombia, and other Latin American nations wracked by cartel violence are calling for a new approach in the U.S.-led war on drugs. ...
Children's Alliance backs pot measure on ballot [10.09.2012] As Washington weighs its first chance to legalize recreational marijuana, prominent groups are taking sides about the initiative's potential impact o ...
Mayor and police at odds over cannabis approach [10.09.2012] While Copenhagen's mayor, Frank Jensen, continues to be a vocal advocate for legalising cannabis in the city, arguing that a "paradigm shift" is in o ...
Legal use of cannabis, ecstasy for over-15s backed by state medical body [10.09.2012] A report by a group of prominent Australians that recommends Australia rethink its criminalisation of illicit drugs has been backed by the Victorian ...
Drugs policies are not working, believe 75% of MPs [08.09.2012] The poll, conducted by ComRes for the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC), found that 77% of MPs believed the UK's current policies were ineffective in ...
Police to crack down on Pusher Street [20.08.2012] Starting September 1, the police will be stepping up efforts to cull Pusher Street’s estimated one billion kroner organised cannabis trade through th ...
Far but near: Marijuana reform in Mexico? [19.08.2012] The world-wide debate over cannabis reform appears to be gaining uncommon speed and unexpectedly it is in Latin America that the winds of change have ...
Uruguay’s plan to sell pot may not be that crazy [17.08.2012] Judging from what Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica told me in an extended interview last week, there is a real possibility that people in his country ...
Spokesman for pot group fired at news conference [13.08.2012] The marijuana reform community in Washington State has become severely fractured, with various groups running competing initiatives and taking opposi ...
Between collective organisation and commercialisation [08.08.2012] The last few years have witnessed a boom in new cannabis user associations in Spain. Although there are no reliable figures for them, most are known ...
'Revolutionary' legal high law means state regulated drug market [27.07.2012] Kronic-style drugs are expected back on the shelves under the new legal high law being crafted by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. Experts say t ...
Is the war on drugs in the Caribbean going up in smoke? [26.07.2012] With the decimation of St Lucia’s banana industry due to the collapse of preferential trade agreements with Europe, land which was once used to culti ...
Experts debate what to do about cannabis [22.07.2012] Should pot be outlawed, controlled, or just legalised? For anti-addiction experts, regulating consumption would counter a drug market associated with ...
Cannabis regulation in Uruguay: "Someone has to be first ..." [17.07.2012] Uruguay may be poised to become the first country to opt for a state controlled and legally regulated cannabis market for medical as well as recreati ...
Drugs and Prisons in Uruguay [17.07.2012] In Uruguay, the consumption of drugs, including marijuana, is not punishable with prison time. Even so, the cultivation of marijuana for personal con ...
Matt Bowden: The drugs lord who's strictly legal [13.07.2012] It is a remarkable statement - the rock musician and drugs activist credited with spawning the global legal highs industry is now calling for new law ...
Feds hike danger rating on ecstasy while health officers urge drug policy reform [23.06.2012] Several top public health officials are proposing a rethinking of current illegal-drug policies they assert spurs on a global problem involving ecsta ...
Uruguay says pot law won't make it a drug haven [23.06.2012] Uruguay's government plans to start growing marijuana soon after a law legalizing sales of the drug passes Congress, but a ban on selling to foreigne ...
Uruguayan government announces unprecedented plan for legal, regulated arijuana markets [21.06.2012] In the latest challenge from Latin America to drug war orthodoxy, on June 20, 2012, the Uruguayan government unveiled a proposal that, if adopted by ...
Pure ecstasy can be 'safe' if consumed responsibly: B.C. health officer [13.06.2012] B.C.'s top health official says taking pure ecstasy can be "safe" when consumed responsibly by adults, despite warnings by police in Alberta and Brit ...
10 Reasons to Revisit Marijuana Policy Now [12.06.2012] For the first time ever, a solid majority of Americans supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use: 56%, according to the most recent Rasmusse ...
Marijuana could be Barack Obama's secret weapon in this election [12.06.2012] Since his inauguration, drug policy reform advocates have tirelessly petitioned Barack Obama to have his "marijuana moment". And for good reason – du ...
Government opposes Copenhagen City Council on cannabis shops [27.05.2012] The pilot project to have state-run hash and marijuana dispensaries in Copenhagen received a setback after the Justice Ministry turned down the City ...
Poll shows strong support for legal marijuana: Is it inevitable? [23.05.2012] A new national poll shows a clear majority of Americans in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana – "the strongest support ever recorded," acco ...
Agents in Oakland raid leader of medical marijuana movement [02.04.2012] Federal agents struck at the heart of California's medical marijuana movement, raiding the nation's first pot trade school and a popular dispensary, ...
De Nederwietoorlog [01.03.2012] De exportcijfers van nederwiet die de Taskforce Aanpak Georganiseerde Hennepteelt veelvuldig in de media bracht, zijn sterk overdreven. Dit blijkt ui ...
Let the qat out of the ban [01.03.2012] Over half of EU countries, as well as the United States and Canada, ban the stimulant qat, a sort of mild amphetamine. But attempts to do so in Brita ...
The OxyContin disaster [24.02.2012] Who is going to clean up the mess OxyContin has left behind in Ontario? Health Minister Deb Matthews' move to delist the addictive prescription paink ...
Cannabis drivers 'twice as likely to cause car crash' [10.02.2012] Drivers who use cannabis within three hours of driving are twice as likely to cause a collision as those not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, ...
Ex-resident and police say Christiania’s future threatened by violence [07.02.2012] In response to an opinion piece in Politiken newspaper, in which a former Christiania resident encourages residents of the commune to stand up to the ...
Pot legalization efforts forge ahead in key U.S. states [31.01.2012] Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use are gaining momentum in Washington state and Colorado, despite fierce opposition from the federal ...
Marijuana legalization measure certified [27.01.2012] A measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Washington State is likely to be on the November 2012 ballot, after the secretary of the s ...
Marijuana-based prescription drug looks toward FDA's approval [22.01.2012] A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in mari ...
Is banning legal highs effective? [19.01.2012] New psychoactive substances (commonly known as legal highs) are spreading across Europe with growing speed. Between 1997 and 2010 the early-warning s ...
Copenhagen wants controlled cannabis shops [09.01.2012] The Copenhagen City Council is pushing ahead with a proposal to decriminalise cannabis, and has set up a committee to investigate the best way to reg ...
Marijuana legalization initiative signatures in [29.12.2011] Backers of an effort to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use in Washington state submitted more than 340,000 signatures Thursday to try t ...
To The Next Level: Marijuana Regulation in the US [22.12.2011] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) traveled to California and attended the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in LA to find out what ...
Legal cannabis in Basque Country? [16.12.2011] Health officials of the Basque Country, an autonomous region of Spain, announced that they will introduce a bill to regulate the "cultivation, sale a ...
Basque government regulates cannabis sale and use [12.12.2011] The Basque Parliament will approve a law bill in the first few months of 2012 on drug addiction, which will regulate "the growing, sale and consumpti ...
Dr. Evan Wood: There is nothing conservative about supporting marijuana prohibition [28.11.2011] Imagine an extremely expensive government policy proven to be completely ineffective at achieving its stated objectives. Consider also that whenever ...
Legal marijuana gets one step closer [21.11.2011] A committee has now been established to determine the best way to legalise the sale of hashish, with special stores owned by the council presenting i ...
Ex-head of MI5 calls on government to decriminalise and regulate cannabis [17.11.2011] The former head of MI5 believes the "war on drugs" has proved fruitless and it is time to consider decriminalising the possession and use of small qu ...
Pro-pot campaign gets big names, deep pockets [04.11.2011] Marijuana legalization in Washington has been an activist's pipe dream for decades, but a new campaign with deep pockets and prominent supporters is ...
Integrative Medicine: Legalization and regulation of cannabis [04.11.2011] The California Medical Association made news when it became the first state medical association to recommend the legalization and regulation of canna ...
What can we learn from the Dutch cannabis coffeeshop system? [31.10.2011] In 1976 the Netherlands adopted a formal written policy of non-enforcement for violations involving possession or sale of up to 30 g of cannabis. The ...

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