Italy Will Consider Ending Marijuana Prohibition Next Week
Italy could be well on its way to ending marijuana prohibition. For the first time in history, the Italian Parliament will gather next week to discuss a piece of legislation aimed at legalizing the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana in a manner similar to what the United States has deemed an “experiment” in relation to the taxed and regulated market in states like Colorado.
Although Italy has never really been considered a pillar of drug reform, the latest bill, which was brought to the table by Cannabis Legale, an inter-parliamentary organization whose manifesto suggests the “anti-prohibitionist option on marijuana is no longer just an idea, but…a concrete government strategy,” could push the nation into a realm of influence that serves as a guiding light for other countries, all over the world, that may be considering similar policies.
Judge to Hear Challenge of Marijuana Legalization Initiative
PHOENIX (AP) – Opponents of a campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona will urge a judge to bar the initiative from the November ballot.
Attorneys for Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy will make their arguments Tuesday in a Phoenix courtroom. They argue in part that the citizen’s initiative should be blocked because the 100-word explanation on petition sheets doesn’t fully explain the effects of the proposed legalization.
The suit was brought by 13 individuals and groups including Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk.
Federal Government Pushing to Legalize Non-Psychoactive Pot?
Although there has been a lot of noise reverberating throughout the cannabis community this year, regarding the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s supposed decision over whether to downgrade the Schedule I listing of the cannabis plant, there is increasing evidence that Uncle Sam’s dope-sniffing henchmen, along with a gang of apprehensive federal lawmakers, are scheming up a plan to only unleash that part of the herb that doesn’t get people high.
The stoner nation went absolutely berserk back in April when the DEA revealed through a letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren that the agency was planning to announce a possible Schedule downgrade for the cannabis plant before the end of summer. While the 25-page document did not give any indication as to how this potential amendment to the Controlled Substances Act would be made, the majority of the folks swallowing the news took it as an implication that legalization was right around the corner.
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Edible marijuana emerges as key issue in legalization debate
BOSTON — If recreational marijuana becomes legal in Massachusetts, it won't be just for smoking.
Edible marijuana products — a broad category that could include such treats as cookies and candy — would also be permitted under the ballot question nearly certain to go before voters in November. As the legalization debate heats up, the smoke-free forms of the drug are quickly emerging as a central focus of discussion.
Edibles caught the attention of the state Supreme Judicial Court, which this past week pointedly ordered revisions to a summary designed to explain the question to voters. The justices said it was misleading not to specify that legal marijuana could include food products.
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