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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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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