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    1. October 24, 2014

      Go slow on pot, says Colorado governor

      The governor of Colorado, which pioneered the legalisation of cannabis in the US, has warned policy makers elsewhere that it...

    2. October 13, 2014

      Mexican drug barons flourish despite crackdown

      The “most wanted” page of the Mexican attorney-general’s website is blank except for the message “being updated”. That is...

    1. September 24, 2014

      Operation Archimedes swoops on EU crime groups

      Operation Archimedes, the biggest joint EU action against organised criminal gangs, has led to the arrest of over 1,000...

    2. July 10, 2014

      Colorado pot market shows a bigger high than expected

      Colorado’s marijuana market, which was legalised in January, is much larger than previously thought, according to a new...

    3. June 23, 2014

      Fall in Myanmar drug seizures causes concern rather than relief

      Drug seizures in Myanmar have plunged as traffickers hide refineries and laboratories in lawless border areas, in an early...

    4. May 9, 2014

      Uruguay’s smoking laws draw tobacco fire

      While Uruguay has been celebrated by liberals around the world for its bold steps to regulate cannabis, with new rules...

    5. May 5, 2014

      A futile war on drugs that wastes money and wrecks lives

      The war on drugs has been a $1tn failure. For more than four decades, governments around the world have pumped huge sums of...

    6. April 30, 2014

      Cannabis fund pitches weed at the Waldorf

      It was high times at a high society hotel on Wednesday when a new cannabis-focused private equity fund took its fundraising...

    7. April 16, 2014

      Ex-Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers charged with drug offences

      Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and a Methodist minister, has been charged with possession of...

    8. March 11, 2014

      Pot boom prompts US marijuana industry to go on recruitment drive

      Colorado’s budding legal marijuana businesses are starting to sprout jobs and hundreds of people hoping to work in the weed...

    9. February 17, 2014

      Mexico City party calls for legal marijuana shops

      Mexico City, capital of one of the world’s biggest drug-trafficking countries, where as many as 80,000 people are estimated...

    10. February 14, 2014

      US banks cleared to take legal marijuana money

      US regulators gave banks the green light to accept money from legal marijuana businesses but cautioned that they expected...

    11. January 31, 2014

      Marijuana debate rages on US Stoner Bowl billboards

      Welcome to the Stoner Bowl. Not only does Sunday’s National Football League championship feature teams hailing from Colorado...

    12. January 30, 2014

      A drug fix Washington would like to ignore

      There was bad news on my doorstep. Deep inside the morning paper was a dispatch that blew my mind. Out in western...

    13. January 23, 2014

      The risks and rewards of a newly legal high

      Three years ago Brendan Kennedy sat his parents down to tell them of his career change. After spending almost half a million...

    14. January 13, 2014

      How to legalise cannabis safely without curbing liberty

      While the debate about legalisation of cannabis is fascinating, it obscures the equally vital question of how to manage...

    15. January 12, 2014

      The tide is rising for America’s libertarians

      Robert Nozick, the late US libertarian, smoked pot while he was writing Anarchy, State and Utopia. He would applaud the...

    16. January 6, 2014

      Demand puts premium on recreational marijuana prices in Colorado

      People looking to buy marijuana in Colorado are facing steep price hikes, long queues and shuttered stores as demand for...

    17. January 5, 2014

      New York state to allow medical use of marijuana

      New York is set to become the 21st US state to allow medical marijuana use amid expanding liberalisation of cannabis laws...

    18. January 3, 2014

      Drugs policy enters a brave new world

      On New Year’s day the US state of Colorado began an experiment in drugs policy that is attracting the attention of policy...

    19. January 3, 2014

      Recreational marijuana sales lift mile-high Denver

      Denver is buzzing over the first legal sales of recreational marijuana in the US, which kicked off in Colorado on New Year’s...

    20. January 2, 2014

      Marijuana legalisation: blunt demand

      “I do say it would be a nice thing if we could raise enuff Hemp to pay our rates,” John Adams said in 1763 – before becoming...

    21. December 23, 2013

      US legal marijuana sector strives for legitimacy

      When he left his job developing leadership training for Fortune 500 companies to lead a medical cannabis company in...

    22. December 18, 2013

      Caribbean struggles to stem resurgent tide of drug trafficking

      As night descended on the Caribbean on October 17, a US Coast Guard patrol aircraft spied something suspicious in the seas...

    23. December 12, 2013

      Uruguay is right to opt out of the world war on drugs

      It is not immediately obvious what a boy from a small south Wales mining village and the government of Uruguay have in...

    24. December 10, 2013

      Ketamine should be Class B drug, says UK government advisory panel

      Ketamine should be reclassified from a class C to a more dangerous class B drug, according to a government advisory council....

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