Items tagged with regulation

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Illicit drugs policy through the lens of regulation [01.11.2009] The application of regulatory theory to the problem of illicit drugs has generally been thought about only in terms of ‘command and control’. The int ...
Regulating khat [01.11.2009] The regulation of khat, one of the most recent psychoactive drugs to become a globally traded commodity, remains hotly contested within different pro ...
Marijuana's journey to legal health treatment [16.08.2009] In 2001, Canada became the first country to adopt a formal system to regulate the medicinal use of marijuana — the Marijuana Medical Access Regulatio ...
Legal Responses to New Psychoactive Substances in Europe [19.02.2009] This paper starts from the premise that, when a new psychoactive substance appears on the licit/illicit market in a country in Europe, legislators ne ...
Dutch mayors call for growing marijuana [23.11.2008] The Dutch government should licence the growing and supply of marijuana to the country’s 700 or so coffee shops that sell cannabis, according to a gr ...
Local councils support tolerant cannabis policy [18.11.2008] Most of the Dutch local councils that have so-called coffee shops which sell marijuana say they have no problem with the current policy of tolerating ...
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate [01.09.2008] Despite cannabis being the most widely used illegal drug, and therefore the mainstay of the ‘war on drugs’, it has only ever held a relatively margin ...
Cannabis dreams drift away [07.04.2008] Following decades of rising cannabis use and talk of liberalisation, Switzerland had appeared poised to become the marijuana capital of Europe. The c ...
Prohibition versus Legalization [01.12.2007] Economists have been among the leading critics of current drug policies, but this criticism does not mean they have reached a consensus about specifi ...
The Market for Illegal Goods: The Case of Drugs [01.10.2005] This paper considers the costs of reducing consumption of a good by making its production illegal, and punishing apprehended illegal producers. We us ...
Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes [31.01.2001] Cannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (re ...
The Dutch example shows that liberal drug laws can be beneficial [01.02.2000] U.S. drug control officials have denounced Dutch drug policy as if it were the devil himself. One former U.S. Drug Czar said "you can't walk down the ...

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