Category «Cannabis»

Sheriffs Say Marijuana Legalization Should Be Overturned Because It Makes Them Uncomfortable Colorado

Today six Colorado sheriffs filed a federal lawsuit that seeks to reverse marijuanalegalization in their state, which they say should be overturned because it makes them uncomfortable. Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith and his counterparts in five other counties say Amendment 64, the marijuana legalization measure that is now part of Colorado’s constitution, has made …

In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime Listen·

Gandelina Damião, 78, lost three children to heroin in the 1990s. She says she wishes methadone clinics and other government-sponsored drug treatment had been available to her children before they died. Lauren Frayer for NPR Gandelina Damião, 78, is permanently hunched, carrying her sorrow. She lost three children to heroin in the 1990s. A quarter …

Jeff Sessions says he’s ‘surprised’ Americans aren’t embracing his anti-marijuana stance

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said he’s “surprised” Americans aren’t overwhelmingly embracing his widely reported stance against marijuana, all the while recent polling reveals a majority of voters do in fact support legal pot. Mr. Sessions briefly weighed in on marijuana legalization during a wide-ranging discussion held Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base near …

Sheriffs Say Marijuana Legalization Should Be Overturned Because It Makes Them Uncomfortable

Today six Colorado sheriffs filed a federal lawsuit that seeks to reverse marijuanalegalization in their state, which they say should be overturned because it makes them uncomfortable. Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith and his counterparts in five other counties say Amendment 64, the marijuana legalization measure that is now part of Colorado’s constitution, has made …

If Jeff Sessions wants to crack down on medical marijuana, he’ll have to battle more than half the country

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs, but on medical marijuana — which he says “has been hyped, maybe too much” — he may be too late. Any minute now, medical marijuana will be legal in West Virginia. West Virginia! It’s a state that voted for Trump by nearly 42 points in November, …

Trudeau Unveils Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Canada

OTTAWA — Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada. Many nations have either decriminalized marijuana, allowed it to be prescribed medically or effectively stopped enforcing laws against it. But when Mr. Trudeau’s bill passes as expected, Canada will become only the …