Items tagged with cannabis

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Possession of cannabis for personal use [01.01.2020] The legal status of cannabis for personal use is one of the most controversial policy issues in the European Union. Although cannabis is a classified...
Law on marijuana should be eased [17.12.2017] In a long overdue move, the government this past week decided to relax the narcotics law and allow hemp to be grown as a cash crop in six provinces i...
Jeff Sessions isn’t giving up on weed. He’s doubling down [16.12.2017] When president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform were suddenly sei...
Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine [15.12.2017] An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said...
Marc Emery was right; Julian Fantino was wrong [15.12.2017] It seems absurd that Marc and Jodi Emery, who have spent years fighting the unjust laws against marijuana, in and out of prison, can’t now sell the p...
Étude sur le cannabis: nouvelle demande [12.12.2017] Les Villes de Berne, Bienne, Lucerne et Zurich examinent le dépôt de nouvelles demandes auprès de l’OFSP, après le rejet jugé «surprenant» de la dema...
Following marijuana legalization, teen drug use is down in Colorado [11.12.2017] Following legalization, the rate of adolescent marijuana use in Colorado has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade, according to new federal ...
Yes, legalizing marijuana breaks treaties. We can deal with that [11.12.2017] Buzzing in the background of Canada’s debate on cannabis legalization is the issue of the three UN drug control treaties, and what to do with them. T...
How Uruguay made legal highs work [10.12.2017] Uruguay’s switch to a legal marijuana market has not been without its hitches. Notably the resistance of most pharmacists to act as outlets for the r...
The legal marijuana market is exploding — it'll hit almost $10 billion sales in this year [08.12.2017] The market for legal marijuana is heating up in a big way. Legal marijuana sales are predicted to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017, accordin...
Justice ministry manipulated studies into cannabis policy [07.12.2017] Senior justice ministry officials directly interfered with independent research into the ministry’s own cannabis policy, current affairs programme Ni...
California’s limit on big growers just vanished. Here’s why [06.12.2017] In an unexpected move that has small cannabis farmers and some state lawmakers up in arms, California regulators have created a licensing loophole th...
Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it? [05.12.2017] In 2001, Portugal became the first country to decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit substances. Rather than being arrested, tho...
A taxing problem: how to price, tax legal weed to stamp out the black market [05.12.2017] Stamping out the illicit market is one of Ottawa’s major goals as the country approaches a July 2018 deadline for the legalization of recreational ma...
Legalization of marijuana unlikely to kill Canada’s black market right away [04.12.2017] From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen...
Israel eases sanctions on home marijuana growers [04.12.2017] When it comes to throwing the book at marijuana growers, police are distinguishing between those growing pot for their own use and those growing it f...
Lawlessness on cannabis attracts more tourists in Morocco [04.12.2017] It may not feature in Morocco’s official tourism brochures but cannabis attracts thousands of visitors a year to the North African country. Northern ...
Légalisation du cannabis: oui de Berset aux études [04.12.2017] L'Université de Berne pourrait être autorisée à mener son étude sur la vente légale de cannabis. L'Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP) est en ...
Danish police use drone in operation against Christiania cannabis trade [30.11.2017] A special unit of the Copenhagen police force has been operating in and around the ‘free city’ of Christiania and on its notorious Pusher Street in a...
Netherlands coffee shop case highlights 'paradox' of cannabis laws [29.11.2017] With 3,000 customers a day, a restaurant, ample parking and turnover of €26m (£23m) a year, Checkpoint cafe, the largest cannabis-selling coffee shop...
Federal marijuana legislation approved by House of Commons, moves on to Senate [28.11.2017] The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana by next summer is a step closer. Bill C-45 received final approval Monday in the House of Commons...
Les prix du cannabis légal s'effondrent [28.11.2017] La Suisse connaît un raz-de-marée vert, celui du cannabis légal ou cannabidiol (CBD), dont le taux de l'agent psychotrope THC est inférieur à 1%. Alo...
Court finds owner of biggest cannabis cafe guilty, but rules out punishment [28.11.2017] The owner of the former Checkpoint cannabis café in Terneuzen, close to the border with Belgium, has been found guilty of trading in soft drugs and m...
Councils call for more experimental approach to cannabis production [27.11.2017] Councils have pleaded with the Dutch government to give them more autonomy in their experiments with legal cannabis production rather than imposing a...
Inside Paraguay's illegal cannabis plantations [25.11.2017] Eighty percent of cannabis produced in Paraguay is smuggled to Brazil, according to data from Paraguay's National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD). Thre...
The Swiss cannabis farm aiming to supply 'legal weed' across Europe [24.11.2017] I n fields across Switzerland the harvest time for cannabis is coming to an end, and workers are distributing the crop to shops in France and Switzer...
Federal government proposes 'micro' cultivation licences for small growers, rolls out public cannabis consultation [21.11.2017] The federal government has proposed a licensing program that could allow for more of B.C.'s 'micro' producers to be included in the legal mix. Health...
Cannabis : que risquera-t-on demain pour avoir fumé un joint ? [18.11.2017] Que risquera-t-on demain pour avoir fumé un joint ou avoir été interpellé avec quelques grammes de cannabis dans la poche ? Pendant la campagne prési...
Here are the new rules for legal marijuana in California, effective Jan. 1 [17.11.2017] Cannabis businesses in California can’t be within 600 feet of schools. Shops have to close by 10 p.m., and they need 24-hour video surveillance. Thos...
Brazil must legalise drugs – its existing policy just destroys lives [15.11.2017] T he war raging in Rocinha, Latin America’s largest favela, has already been lost. Rooted in a dispute between gangs for control of drug trafficking,...
Le coup de frein à la dépénalisation du cannabis fait tousser les experts [15.11.2017] Pas question d’analyser les effets d’une vente régulée de cannabis sur les consommateurs et sur le marché illégal. L’ Office fédéral de la santé publ...
Bern cannabis study rejected for legal reasons [14.11.2017] The University of Bern cannot conduct a study on the effects of the regulated sale of cannabis in pharmacies on behalf of the city’s authorities. In ...
L'Uni de Berne ne pourra pas se servir de cannabis [14.11.2017] Ce projet devait permettre d'étudier les effets de la régularisation de la vente de cannabis sur les consommateurs et sur le trafic de stupéfiants à ...
Two thirds of Germans are against cannabis legalization, survey shows [13.11.2017] 63 percent of German citizens are opposed to the legalization of marijuana, a new survey released by research institute Forsa has found. 34 percent o...
Berlin: Görlitzer Park cannabis possession once again legal [09.11.2017] Berlin has quietly ended a ban on cannabis possession in the notorious Görlitzer Park, admitting it was ineffective in addressing flagrant criminalit...
NPA bids to have dagga ruling repealed [08.11.2017] Tough questions are being asked about the dynamics of legalising cannabis as the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) seeks to repeal the ruling that...
California proposes armored cars to transport pot tax money [07.11.2017] California should use armored cars to transport hundreds of millions of dollars in cash tax payments expected next year with the state's legal mariju...
Dutch councils queue up for regulated marijuana project [07.11.2017] So far 25 of the Netherlands’ 380 local authorities have come forward to say they wish to take part in trials to regulate marijuana production. The n...
How big tobacco, alcohol and pharma companies could enter the cannabis industry [06.11.2017] The entrance of Constellation Brands in the cannabis industry has broken the insulation around cannabis companies — it is now incumbent upon the indu...
Les 500 000 fumeurs suisses de cannabis valent une fortune [05.11.2017] Le cannabis légal ? La bataille politique promet d’être âpre, mais les vents poussent en ce sens. Le succès commercial de l’herbe en vente légale, le...
Ready or not, recreational marijuana use is coming to Canada [04.11.2017] Proposing legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana was the easy part for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. With about eight months to g...
Belize GG assents to legislation allowing for decriminalisation of marijuana [03.11.2017] One week after the Belize Senate gave the green light to the passage of legislation decriminalising 10 grams or less of marijuana, Governor General S...
Canada government facing resistance from Senate over pot law [03.11.2017] The Canadian government’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana by next July could be in jeopardy, with opposition brewing among some in the Senate...
Guyana to host consultations on marijuana use [03.11.2017] Guyana will host a consultation on the use of marijuana as part of the efforts by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments to conduct in-depth resea...
For want of other options, charas sustains this village in Kullu [31.10.2017] From children as young as five to those in their sixties, Malana ’s villagers are busy doing what they always do this time of the year: extracting ch...
Réglementer le cannabis: le débat pointe son nez à Genève [31.10.2017] La politique répressive contre le cannabis va-t-elle opérer un tournant? Genève sera-t-il prêt à changer sa pratique? Ce n’est pas exclu. Dans une in...
High taxes on legal pot in California could mean black market will thrive [30.10.2017] State and local taxes on marijuana could surpass 45% in some parts of California, jeopardizing efforts to bring all growers and sellers into a state-...
Überprüfung der Drogengesetze wird gefordert [28.10.2017] Strafrechtler und die Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen (DHS) fordern von den Bundestagsfraktionen die Einsetzung einer Enquete-Kommission Cannabi...
Record-high support for legalizing marijuana use in U.S. [25.10.2017] Americans continue to warm to legalizing marijuana, with 64% now saying its use should be made legal. This is the highest level of public support Gal...
Belize gives nod to amend legislation regarding marijuana use [21.10.2017] The Belize Parliament has given the green light to the amendment of the Misuse of Drugs Act with bipartisan support. The Dean Barrow government had i...

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