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  1. One year after law's approval, Uruguay waits for commercial cannabis sales

    02 January 2015
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    A year after Uruguay's historic marijuana law was signed, officials have green-lighted homegrown cannabis, cannabis clubs, and hemp cultivation, but the specifics of its signature provision – a regulated commercial cannabis market – remain unclear.

  2. Uruguay’s year in weed: 3 big successes, 3 burning questions

    05 January 2015
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    It’s been just over a year since Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica signed a law creating the world’s first nationalized market for the cultivation, sale and consumption of marijuana.

  3. The war on drugs is burning out

    07 January 2015
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    The conservative wave of 2014 featured an unlikely, progressive undercurrent: In two states, plus the nation's capital, Americans voted convincingly to pull the plug on marijuana prohibition.

  4. A dozen ways to legalize the marijuana supply chain, in Vermont or any state

    16 January 2015
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    After months of research, the RAND corporation released a report for the state of Vermont exploring marijuana legalization and regulation there.

  5. Vermont lawmakers consider legalizing marijuana

    28 January 2015
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    Vermont lawmakers are considering whether to become the first state Legislature to legalize marijuana.

  6. Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch opposes marijuana legalisation

    27 January 2015
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    Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, told senators during her confirmation hearing that she, like her predecessor Eric Holder, would not support marijuana legalization.

  7. Report predicts 18 states will legalize pot by 2020

    25 January 2015
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    A new report predicts that 18 U.S. states will have legalized recreational marijuana in the next five years, a huge increase from the four states that currently have or are in the process of creating legal markets for pot.

  8. 18 legal marijuana states by 2020?

    02 February 2015
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    Four states and the District of Columbia have already legalized weed and plans are already afoot in several more for this year or next, either by voter initiative (where that option is available) or through the legislature. But which states will be next, and how fast will the dominoes fall? After all, we're unlikely to see the end of federal pot prohibition until a lot more than four states have legalized it, so how long is it going to take to reach that critical mass? (See also: 7 states that are next in line to legalize marijuana)

  9. 'Misperception is very dangerous'

    16 February 2015
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    Executive director of the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), Michael Tucker, has warned that the misinformation circulating among Jamaicans about marijuana could be dangerous.

  10. Alaska becomes third US state to legalise recreational marijuana use

    24 February 2015
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    Alaska has made smoking, growing and owning small amounts of marijuana legal, becoming the third US state to decriminalise recreational use.

  11. February 23: A big day for Uruguay’s marijuana experiment

    23 February 2015
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    Uruguay’s experiment with legal domestic cannabis cultivation is about to enter a new phase, marking a key opportunity for the country to demonstrate what an effective enforcement model for the law will look like in the future.

  12. Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica

    Robert Isenberg
    25 February 2015
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    Pien Metaal, who follows Latin American drug law reform ... told The Tico Times ... that legalizing medical marijuana in Costa Rica “would clearly send  a message that can spark a debate in the region... Of course, the debate should not just be about medicinal use,” Metaal wrote, “since in fact recreational use is the largest actually existing phenomena, [for] which simple possession and use are being criminalized and prosecuted.”

  13. Two headlines perfectly sum up everything wrong with American drug policy

    02 March 2015
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    Two stories published last week perfectly sum up the state of American drug policy.

  14. A majority favors marijuana legalization for first time

    04 March 2015
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    For the first time, the General Social Survey – a large, national survey conducted every two years and widely considered to represent the gold standard for public opinion research – shows a majority of Americans favoring the legalization of marijuana.

  15. Survey finds strong majority in support of marijuana legalization and decriminalization

    17 March 2015
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    A new national survey of American voters has found a strong majority in support of marijuana legalization and an even larger majority in support of decriminalization of the drug.

  16. Critical updates needed in state marijuana laws

    25 March 2015
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    Washington's experiment with legal recreational marijuana is "teetering on the brink" of a market failure.

  17. Italian MPs organize to legalize marijuana

    15 March 2015
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    A group of 60 MPs, most of them from the ruling center-left Democratic Party (PD), have joined forces to legalize cannabis in Italy.

  18. Italy: Motion to legalize cannabis receives bi-partisan support

    23 March 2015
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    Lawmakers in Italy are pushing forward a planned bill to legalize cannabis, according to the ANSA news agency and the International Business Times.

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