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    Oregón se convierte en el cuarto estado de EE.UU. donde ya es legal el cannabis

    02 July 2015
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    whats-legal-oregonOregón se convirtió en el cuarto estado del país en el que se puede consumir marihuana recreativa de forma legal, al entrar en vigor una medida aprobada por los votantes en noviembre de 2014. Se sumó a Colorado, Washington y Alaska, convirtiendosé en territorio libre para el cultivo y posesión de plantas de marihuana. Cualquier persona de 21 años o mayor puede poseer legalmente hasta ocho onzas (227 gramos), fumarla en su casa o en espacios privados, compartirla con otras personas y cultivar un total de cuatro plantas para uso personal. (Véase también: Oregon legaliza la marihuana para uso recreacional)

  2. Using pot to be legal in Oregon — but not selling it

    27 June 2015
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    Pot stashes in Oregon are legal — up to 8 ounces. So is the homegrown, up to four plants a household.

  3. The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads

    26 December 2014
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    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 several U.S. states, California’s historic approval of sentencing reform for low level drug offenders and world leaders calling for the legal regulation of all drugs — all of which cement the mainstream appeal of drug policy alternatives and offer unprecedented momentum going into 2015.

  4. Drug control body concerned by pot legalization in some U.S. states

    03 December 2014
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    The head of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) monitoring compliance with international drug control conventions expressed concern about the moves by U.S. states to legalize marijuana.

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    ¿Cómo va la marihuana legal en Estados Unidos?

    Francisco Thoumi
    09 November 2014
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    Las elecciones de 4 de noviembre en Estados Unidos pueden considerarse como un avance importante de los movimientos que buscan cambios en las políticas de drogas. Tales avances incluyen el aumento de las jurisdicciones donde la producción, el mercadeo y el consumo medicinal y no medicinal de marihuana se permiten de manera regulada, así como el debilitamiento en las políticas asociadas con la llamada “guerra contra las drogas”. Por otro lado, los resultados de estas elecciones complican la política internacional que Estados Unidos ha promovido por largo tiempo y debilitan el sistema internacional de control de drogas.

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    La marihuana es cada vez más legal en EE. UU.

    07 November 2014
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    marijuana-legal-us-2014En junio de 1971, el entonces presidente Richard Nixon declaró una guerra frontal contra las drogas. Entre las primeras medidas que tomó fue la de clasificar a la marihuana en la categoría número uno de las listas de sustancias prohibidas en EE.UU., en compañía de la heroína. Y aunque 45 años después esta droga sigue estando en la misma categoría, ha sido enorme el cambio de la sociedad frente a la otrora yerba maldita. Una nueva prueba emergió durante las elecciones de mitad de término. Alaska y Oregon no solo le legalizaron el consumo con fines recreativos sino que dieron poder a sus líderes para reglamentar la producción y venta.

  7. Fear of cannabis commerce didn't, won't and shouldn't stop legalization

    05 November 2014
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    Three marijuana legalization initiatives were on the ballot this week, and all three won. That’s a better outcome than I was expecting. I was surprised when voters in Colorado and Washington approved legalization two years ago, and I was surprised again when voters in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., followed suit. Partly that’s because, after 25 years of advocating drug legalization (along with various other unpopular positions), I am accustomed to losing. But it’s also because I had looked at the polling data.

  8. Marijuana legalization sweeps the 2014 midterm elections

    05 November 2014
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    On November 4, several states radically altered their approaches to a drug once known for Reefer Madness. In Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, DC, voters approved marijuana legalization measures. But in Florida, a medical marijuana amendment fell short of the 60 percent approval it needed to pass under state law. Here's a breakdown of each state's initiative, the latest results, and how the opposing campaigns pushed their messages to voters.

  9. Yes to marijuana ballot measures

    05 October 2014
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    The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two decades later, over half the states allow at least limited medical use. Now it looks as though recreational use of the drug may follow the same path. In 2012, Washington State and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana. This November, voters in Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia will decide whether to do the same — effectively disregarding the misguided federal ban on a drug that is far less dangerous than alcohol.

  10. Major pot legalization group turns sights on California for 2016

    23 September 2014
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    Marijuana legalization proponents are turning their attention to California and gearing up for a legalization campaign in 2016. The Marijuana Policy Project is creating a new committee in the state and hopes to put a measure on the 2016 ballot. This November, both Alaska and Oregon have marijuana legalization measures on their respective ballots. An early poll showed legalization was leading in Oregon. An August poll showed legalization was trailing in Alaska. (See also: Which states are working to legalize marijuana next?)

  11. Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot

    22 July 2014
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    Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials said the measure qualified for the November 2014 ballot. The measure would allow adults 21 and older to buy and possess marijuana and would give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission the job of regulating and taxing the drug. Voters rejected a legalization measure two years ago, but little money was spent promoting it. By contrast, New Approach Oregon, the group behind the initiative, has received contributions from some of the same donors who backed successful marijuana initiatives in Washington and Colorado.

  12. High times: The next five states to tackle pot laws

    02 June 2014
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    Weed is legal in at least some form in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Most allow it for medical use only. Colorado and Washington this year enacted laws that allow recreational use by adults. But more than two dozen states are considering new or expanded marijuana reform legislation, including complete legalization for adults, medical marijuana, hemp use and decriminalization. Which are the next five states likely to legalize marijuana?

  13. The next seven states to legalize pot

    18 December 2012
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    By legalizing marijuana through direct democracy, Colorado and Washington have fundamentally changed the national conversation about cannabis. As many as 58 percent of Americans believe marijuana should be legal. The political establishment is catching on. Former president Jimmy Carter endorsed taxed-and-regulated weed. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy suggested "to amend the Federal Controlled Substances Act to allow possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, at least in jurisdictions where it is legal under state law."

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    Colorado y Washington, primeros estados que legalizan la marihuana

    07 November 2012
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    marijuana-legalColorado y Washington se convirtieron en los dos primeros estados de Estados Unidos que legalizan la posesión y venta de marihuana para uso recreativo, desafiando la ley federal e iniciando un posible enfrentamiento con la administración Obama. Pero otra consulta para retirar los cargos penales a quienes posean y cultiven cannabis fue rechazada en Oregón. La Alianza Política sobre Drogas, un grupo nacional que respaldaba la iniciativa, dijo que el resultado en Washington y Colorado reflejaba un creciente apoyo a las leyes que liberalicen el consumo.

  15. Colorado, Washington first states to legalize recreational pot

    07 November 2012
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    Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use in defiance of federal law, setting the stage for a possible showdown with the Obama administration. Another ballot measure to remove criminal penalties for personal possession and cultivation of recreational cannabis was defeated in Oregon. The Drug Policy Alliance, a national advocacy group that backed the initiatives, said the outcome in Washington and Colorado reflected growing national support for liberalized pot laws.

  16. Comparing marijuana legalization measures in Oregon, Colorado, and Washington State

    14 July 2012
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    History was made as the Oregon Secretary of State announced that the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the 2012 ballot. Oregon joins Washington and Colorado in voting for marijuana legalization this year, the first time in history three U.S. states will put the legalization question to voters. Here is a look at the three legalization measures to be put before the voters in the November 2012 election.

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    Estado de Oregon votará por legalización de la marihuana

    06 July 2012
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    octa2012Oregon se convertirá en noviembre en el tercer estado de Estados Unidos en consultar a los votantes sobre la legalización de la marihuana para usos recreacionales, dijeron quienes impulsaron la propuesta, un movimiento que pondría al estado en disputa con el gobierno federal. Quienes apoyan la Ley de Impuestos a Cannabis en Oregon dijeron que han recolectado 165.000 firmas para una petición que busca establecer una propuesta en las elecciones de noviembre. La cifra casi duplica las 87.000 que se requerían para antes del plazo del viernes.

  18. Oregon likely to put pot legalization to voters, proponents say

    06 July 2012
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    Oregon will soon qualify as the third U.S. state to ask voters in November to legalize marijuana for recreational use in a move that could put the state on a collision course with the federal government. Backers of the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act said they have collected 165,000 signatures on petitions seeking to put the measure on the ballot, nearly double the 87,000 they were required to submit by Friday's deadline to qualify.

  19. Pot groups hope Oregon race sends feds a message

    17 May 2012
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    Medical marijuana advocates have a message for Democratic leaders and federal prosecutors with an eye on political office: Don't mess with pot. Pushing back against a federal effort to stem the proliferation of medical marijuana operations, one of the nation's largest drug policy groups claimed credit for the defeat of a former federal prosecutor who was the early favorite to win the Democratic primary for Oregon attorney general. 

  20. Supporter of Oregon medical pot law wins attorney general race

    16 May 2012
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    In a primary election race for Oregon's top law enforcement post, the candidate who pledged to protect medical marijuana patients scored a decisive victory over a rival who led a cannabis crackdown last year. Retired judge Ellen Rosenblum, strongly backed by proponents of liberalized marijuana laws, captured 63 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary for state attorney general. Because no Republicans sought their party's nomination for attorney general, the Democratic primary victor, Rosenblum, becomes the presumptive winner in November's general election, making her the first woman to claim that office.