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Federal prohibition on marijuana use ought to be removed

Federal prohibition on marijuana use ought to be removed

08/29/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  Marijuana legalization is the latest trend sweeping the nation. Before 2010, no state had legalized marijuana for public recreational consumption, but within a single decade, 11 states have lifted their prohibition on the herbal drug. While marijuana has been slowly legalized state-by-state, the federal prohibition on marijuana must […]

Marijuana legislation vastly differs in U.S. and Canada

Marijuana legislation vastly differs in U.S. and Canada

Raymond Arke | News Editor 04/05/18 OTTAWA — Right before Easter Break, a panel at Duquesne looked at marijuana policy in the United States and how the media covers it. As controversy surrounds the ongoing state-by-state legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use in the U.S., the country’s northerly neighbors are planning to legalize the […]

Pittsburgh decriminalizes weed possession

Pittsburgh decriminalizes weed possession

By Raymond Arke | The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh will blaze a new trail in 2016. Pittsburgh City Council recently became the second city in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia, to decriminalize possession of marijuana. This reduces the penalty for those caught with small amounts of cannabis, without making the substance legal. City Council approved the new policy […]

Pros, cons abound in pot debate

Pros, cons abound in pot debate

By: Michael Williams | Student Columnist Over the last two weeks, four major developments occurred in the battle for marijuana legalization. First, Canada elected new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nov. 4. He promises to make marijuana legal in Canada. On that same day, Mexico’s Supreme Court declared that individuals should have the right to […]