Marijuana Meddle: UN Official Rips US States Over Legal Pot Policies

A Russian diplomat who heads the United Nations’ drug policy office reportedly chided U.S. states for legalizing recreational marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A Russian diplomat who heads the United Nations’ drug policy office reportedly chided U.S. states for legalizing recreational marijuana and vowed to take up his concerns with officials in Washington — in the latest incident of a U.N. official meddling in local U.S. affairs. In response, one American advocacy group suggested the Read the full article…

Leaked Paper Reveals UN Split Over War On Drugs

A woman marches in favour of the legalisation of marijuana in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 8 June 2013.

NEW YORK:  Major international divisions over the global “war on drugs” have been revealed in a leaked draft of a UN document setting out the organization’s long-term strategy for combating illicit narcotics. The draft, written in September and seen by the Observer, shows there are serious and entrenched divisions over the longstanding US-led policy promoting prohibition as Read the full article…

The Seed Of Marijuana Legalization Spreading In Latin America

The fact that Pérez Molina – a hard-line ex-military general who waged the drug war – sounds like a speaker at a NORML conference illustrates how far, and how fast, the mood has shifted in Latin America.

GUATEMALA:  In a speech at the United Nations on Thursday, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina said his country was beginning work on drug policy reform, and praised the American trailblazers. Here’s an excerpt from his remarks:

Can The United Nations Block U.S. Marijuana Legalization?

Supporters of marijuana legalization don't really need to worry about the UN drug control treaties.

NEW YORK: The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board’s latest annual report expressed dismay at the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado and urged “the Government of the United States to take necessary measures to ensure full compliance with the international drug control treaties in its entire territory”.

The Sober Way to Legalize Marijuana

Mary Becker, 21, of Boise, Idaho exhales after taking a hit of hash oil at during 420Fest at the Luxe Nightclub in Seattle, Washington April 20, 2013.

NEW YORK:  As a general rule, Americans don’t give much thought to Uruguay, a small South American republic with a population of 3.3 million. But Uruguay has embarked on a new experiment with marijuana legalization that merits close attention.

The Sober Way to Legalize Marijuana

Mary Becker, 21, of Boise, Idaho exhales after taking a hit of hash oil at during 420Fest at the Luxe Nightclub in Seattle, Washington April 20, 2013.

NEW YORK:  As a general rule, Americans don’t give much thought to Uruguay, a small South American republic with a population of 3.3 million. But Uruguay has embarked on a new experiment with marijuana legalization that merits close attention.