Colorado Springs Independent, 10 Feb 2016 - There's a marijuana recall saga playing out in Denver that suggests our regulatory system isn't quite up to snuff yet (at least when it comes to quality control.) It first blew up last March when the city of Denver quarantined more than 100,000 plants from six separately owned […]
Appeal-Democrat, 10 Feb 2016 - Medical marijuana cultivation and dispensaries are governed by a sometimes-confusing smorgasbord of rules and regulations that differ from county to county and city to city. Now there are four pieces of approved state legislation to add to the mix, including a cleanup bill signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown […]
East Bay Express, 10 Feb 2016 - City staffers are seeking to lift Oakland's cap on dispensaries and to license vapor lounges, commercial gardens, hash-makers, kitchens, and labs. Oakland stands poised to dominate California's new era of regulated medical cannabis. The Oakland City Council could green-light up to eight new medical cannabis dispensaries per year, […]
This week: at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, Oregon, we interview former NBA star Clifford "Uncle Spliffy" Robinson, Aaron Smith and Bethany Moore from National Cannabis Industry Association, David Rheins and Morgan from the Marijuana Business Association, Sam Chapman from New Economy Consulting.
For years, those of us in drug policy reform have pointed out that, while the government talks about prevention and treatment, the federal government budget has always been weighted toward enforcement and interdiction. It’s been really telling that, while they know that supply side spending is ineffective, they’ve still been doing the most there, in […]
Via Making Noise in the South, A Super Serving of Shame and Stigma for Super Bowl 50 The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) is hitting us again at the Super Bowl. This time with “All American Girl” – an ad that’s supposed to show that you should care about heroin abuse because […]
Ending the war on drugs: Making the case for regulation of drug markets in Latin America and beyondA workshop organized by Transform DrugPolicy Foundation and MéxicoUnido Contra la Delincuencia as part of The International DrugPolicy Reform Conference 2013Join us to learn and share experiences on how to meaningfully engage with the drug policy reform debate, […]
Transformand MUCD were pleased to launch the latest publication from our joint Latin American Programme for Drug Policy Reform in Mexico City yesterday.‘Ending the War on Drugs: How to win the debate in Latin America' is the product of a series of workshops and consultations with experts across the region, and builds on Transform's 2007 book […]