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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:02:25 -0700

Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:10:01 GMT


US CO: In Colorado, a County Revolts Against Legalized

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 06 Sep 2016 - PUEBLO WEST, Colo. - Out here, in this unincorporated community of 30,000, there are miles of barren scrub-brush dotted with wild sunflowers. Low-slung houses sit on East Gun Powder Lane and North Cougar Drive. There's a Walmart Supercenter, a Little Caesars, a Safeway with a small Starbucks tucked inside. And, throughout the area, a revolt against retail marijuana sales smolders in a state awash in $1 billion of legal pot.

Jamaica: Stop Fearing Int'l Bodies on Ganja Legalisation -

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Jamaica Gleaner, 03 Sep 2016 - ISRAEL-BORN BUSINESSMAN Boaz Wachtel has called for the Jamaican Government to follow in the footsteps of Uruguay and legalise ganja, without fear of upsetting Uncle Sam and the United Nations (UN). Wachtel, chairman of Creso Pharma, a medical marijuana company based in Australia, during his opening speech at CanEx at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Friday, said the United States was crumbling from within and ganja is being medicalised and legalised in parts of the country, while the UN was a frozen archaic body.

US CA: Column: We Have To Gamble On Legalization

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

SF Weekly, 01 Sep 2016 - WE HAVE TO GAMBLE ON LEGALIZATION A few years into the state legalization experiment, we know one big thing: A legal marijuana industry can function more or less like any other kind of business. What don't we know? Pretty much everything else. We don't know what legalization will mean for youth marijuana use, or which medical conditions marijuana can treat. With less than three full years of legalization in Colorado and Washington state, there's still very little data.

Australia: Sex Party Push To Legalise Marijuana

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Age, 31 Aug 2016 - Victorians would be free to smoke and grow marijuana if a push by the Sex Party to legalise the drug is successful. On Wednesday, Sex Party MP Fiona Patten will introduce a motion to the upper house calling on the government to immediately remove criminal sanctions for the possession, use and cultivation of marijuana for personal use by people 18 and older.

CN BC: Docs: Feds Should Regulate THC Levels

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 27 Aug 2016 - VANCOUVER - The Canadian Medical Association says 72% of doctors who responded to a survey it conducted want the federal government to regulate THC levels in recreational marijuana. A total of 788 doctors, or 19% of the association's membership, responded to the survey earlier this summer, the group's annual meeting heard Wednesday.

CN ON: Column: Why Legalizing Marijuana Is The Wrong Thing To

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 29 Aug 2016 - Decriminalize, but Keep in Mind the Drug's Effect on Kids The federal government is planning to legalize marijuana, making it akin to alcohol and tobacco - a legal but regulated substance that's kept away from youth. The Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation is asking for your opinion on the best way to do this, and Monday is the last day to give your input.

US CA: Column: Latinos Are Key To Pot Legalization

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug 2016 - The town hall meeting, in a cavernous garage on an industrial side street in Gardena, was billed as an opportunity to learn about cannabis from some of the industry's experts. I assumed there would be strong arguments made in favor of Proposition 64, the November ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use.

US CA: Column: As Legalization Nears, Serious Coverage of

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

SF Weekly, 25 Aug 2016 - My first encounter with the cannabis industry was in November 2014 at a marijuana business conference in Las Vegas. At the time, the plant was not part of my life, but the story of a federally illegal drug at the center of the country's fastest growing industry seemed like an incomparably rich subject. Soon, I was making plans to move to Denver to cover the business story of the decade. Almost two years in, I still think legalization is both inherently fascinating and historically important. It's been a source of puzzlement to me why there aren't more reporters who agree. In its implications for American life, legalization is up there with marriage equality, Black Lives Matter and perhaps even climate change, but it hasn't generated the same kind of national debate.

New Zealand: $300m Gain If Pot Legalised - NZIER

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New Zealand Herald, 25 Aug 2016 - The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research - a group better known for its views on inflation targeting and GDP growth - says New Zealand should move "sooner rather than later" to legalise marijuana which would generate a net gain of $300 million to the government accounts. Drawing on Treasury research which found that legalising could reap $150m in new government revenue and reduce spending on drug enforcement by around $180m, NZIER principal economist Peter Wilson concludes that legalisation, combined with heavy taxation, regulation and education would be a better way of reducing social harm from the drug.