Articles tagged “drugs”

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Portland, Maine Considers What Part Pot Legalization Will Play in City Brand

Portland, Maine Considers What Part Pot Legalization Will Play in City Brand

Randy Billings, Portland Press Herald

Denver continued to promote itself as a young active city even after its marijuana legalization vote, which would make Portland the first U.S. city to turn its laid-back attitude about drugs into an official marketing campaign.

6 years ago

Mexico’s Former President Praises Uruguay’s Push to Legalize Pot

Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times

The relaxation of marijuana bans from Colorado to Uruguay are expected to have an impact on tourism despite local regulators' efforts to make drug use permissable for residents only.

6 years ago

Uruguay Looks to Legalize Pot Without Becoming Drug Tourism Destination

Uruguay Looks to Legalize Pot Without Becoming Drug Tourism Destination

Felipe Llambias an Malena Castaldi, Reuters

Uruguay is looking to gain control of pot sales, but prioritizes keeping peace with its neighbors over the potential economic boost that would result from attracting drug tourists.

6 years ago

The highway hoped to move northern Mexico’s drug economy towards tourism

The highway hoped to move northern Mexico’s drug economy towards tourism

Katherine Corcoran, Associated Press

Smaller town will link up with beachside Mazatlan and outposts with some small attractions or amenities will crop up along the way, leading to an expected tourism and economic boost for northern Mexico.

6 years ago

Dutch city proves it’s serious about clamping down on local pot tourism

Dutch city proves it’s serious about clamping down on local pot tourism

Mike Corder, Associated Press

Unlike Amsterdam where tourists come from the weed but stay for several days, Maastricht’s drug tourists arrived mostly by car from neighboring countries and only stayed long enough to pick up pot.

6 years ago

Denver’s marijuana holiday celebration: High expectations, tight security

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press

Colorado and Washington State's relaxing of pot laws in the 2012 election cycle have already placed them on every stoner's bucket list, but they'll both need to make sure the destinations continue to focus on the breadth of activities available to visitors -- they don't want to become one-horse towns that non-smokers avoid.

7 years ago

U.S. pot tourism reaches new highs in lead up to 4/20 celebrations

U.S. pot tourism reaches new highs in lead up to 4/20 celebrations

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press

This influx of tourism isn’t welcomed by many regulators who oppose the relaxed marijuana regulations; perhaps the economic boost will change their minds.

7 years ago

The Netherlands gets softer in its stand against tourists smoking dope

The Netherlands gets softer in its stand against tourists smoking dope

Associated Press

Smaller towns don't have quite the same problem as Amsterdam when it comes to chasing off dope-based tourism. You should still expect to see big city officials implementing the rules in order to clean up less-desirable parts of cities.

7 years ago

If Twitter is to be believed, Colorado and Washington can expect a marijuana-driven visitor boom

Jason Clampet, Skift

Fresh off a victory and with a third term not possible, Obama may finally bring some sense to U.S. drug policies. If so, Colorado and Washington may be leading the vanguard among the states.

7 years ago

Two workers at Houston’s international airport are charged for drug smuggling

Houston Chronicle

While so much of security is focused on foreign flights, it seems there’s been an increase in infractions by airline workers looking to exploit their behind-the-scenes access at airports.

7 years ago

Uruguay’s government is about to start selling a little weed on the side

Uruguay is taking a different approach than previously pot-friendly destinations like Amsterdam. Instead of being just a place where the habit is indulged, the state is becoming a dealer in an attempt to cut out criminal gangs who currently control the business.

7 years ago

How Amsterdam’s debated ban on pot smoking for foreigners affects tourism

How Amsterdam’s debated ban on pot smoking for foreigners affects tourism

A new law that requires a local "weed pass" for coffee shops would not only decrease the number of annual tourists, but also alter the city’s free-loving, laidback image that draws in even sober foreigners.

7 years ago