Marijuana

1:20am

Tue October 2, 2012
Latin America

Uruguay's Drugs Policy: Regulating Market For Pot

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 6:16 pm

Supporters of legalization of cannabis in Montevideo march toward the Legislative Palace in May as part of the 2012 Global Marijuana March.
Miguel Rojo AFP/Getty Images

Increasing drug use and narcotrafficking has made some Latin American countries among the most violent places on Earth. But tiny, progressive Uruguay, where it's always been legal to use marijuana, is leading the way with an alternative drug policy.

The government of President Jose Mujica has proposed a law that would put the state in charge of producing and selling marijuana to registered users.

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4:52pm

Tue September 18, 2012
Politics

Amendment 64: To Legalize Pot or Not...

Yes on 64: credit - Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. No on 64: credit: Smart Colorado
  • Bente Birkeland reporting from the state capitol

This November Colorado will be one of three states deciding whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Supporters of Amendment 64 have raised more than a million dollars for their campaign. There’s also broad opposition to the measure.

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4:49pm

Tue September 18, 2012
Politics

Amendment 64: Who's Bankrolling What?

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Colorado’s ballot initiative to legalize marijuana possession is billed by one leading local advocate as “a grassroots effort here on the ground,” but an examination of contributions to the campaign tell a far different story.

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4:06pm

Tue September 18, 2012
Politics

Amendment 64: Do Polls Really Predict Success?

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  • Grace Hood speaking with CSU's Kyle Saunders

A new Denver Post poll is showing that 51 percent of likely voters support Amendment 64 compared to 40 percent opposed. The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act would legalize small amounts of marijuana for people over 21. But polling on this and other so- called “hard issues” isn’t as reliable as you might think compared to polls on topics like abortion.

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2:28pm

Mon September 10, 2012
Politics

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Sue Over Blue Book Changes

Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol
  • Bente Birkeland reporting from the state capitol

The campaign to legalize marijuana is suing to prevent the state from printing the blue book as it’s currently written. The blue book is written as an impartial guide for voters, but last week lawmakers stripped some of the key arguments in favor of legalizing marijuana.

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