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Int'l law / regulations

Thu, 2013-03-14

Highlights: The United States must not turn a blind eye to the recreational use of cannabis in states that liberalize drug laws, an international monitoring group said, urging the country to live up to its treaty commitments. Letting people smoke cannabis for recreational purposes violates the U.N. Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, to which the United States is a party.

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Wed, 2013-03-06

Highlights: Eight former heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) called on the federal government Tuesday to challenge laws in Colorado and Washington state that legalize the recreational use of marijuana. A United Nations agency said the state laws violate international narcotics conventions.

DFBS note: Maybe we should pay attention to these folks.

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