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...
The UN Drug Control Conventions [31.12.2019] For more than ten years, TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme has been studying the UN drug control conventions and the institutional architecture of th...
Danish MP calls for decriminalisation of both cannabis and hard drugs [17.05.2018] Henrik Sass Larsen minces no words in his new book ‘Exodus: The Way to the Centre-Left’ in which he offers up his opinion on the Danish government’s ...
Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model? [17.05.2018] Sweden is accustomed to being praised for its forward-thinking approach, but there's one area where many feel it lies behind the curve. The country's...
Surge in young Americans using marijuana as first drug [17.05.2018] The proportion of young people using marijuana as their first drug doubled in the 10 years from 2004, a US-based study has found. The government stud...
Big opportunities in Europe's cannabis market come with big risks [16.05.2018] Interest is running very high among cannabis entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the prospect of an expanded European cannabis market. Europe is h...
High time to rehash drug policy, think tanks say, as legalisation could save taxpayer £900m [13.05.2018] Think tanks have today called on the government to radically rethink its drug policy, as it was revealed that taxpayers could save nearly £900m a yea...
How do you move mountains of unwanted weed? [09.05.2018] It turns out Oregonians are good at growing cannabis – too good. In February, state officials announced that 1.1m pounds of cannabis flower were logg...
Canada plans to legalize weed – but will those convicted of crimes get amnesty? [08.05.2018] As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana this summer, politicians are facing growing calls to grant a blanket amnesty for people convicted under the ...
The Senate should stand down on cannabis [07.05.2018] Conservative senators have been threatening to slow or even kill the Liberal government’s cannabis legalization bill for months. But with a third rea...
INCB hearing on the use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes [07.05.2018] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) held a meeting with civil society representatives on the “the use of cannabis for medical and non-me...
How anti-marijuana Jeff Sessions became the best thing to happen to pot legalization [06.05.2018] Jeff Sessions hates marijuana. He’s made that plain in multiple colorful quotes, from stating that “ good people don’t smoke marijuana ” to arguing t...
INCB should exert caution in presenting data on cannabis regulation [06.05.2018] At the recent 63 rd Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organisation of American States, the International Nar...
In bid to intimidate Canada on cannabis regulation, INCB is reckless and wrong [04.05.2018] On May 1, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland appeared before the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International T...
Colombia sees billion-dollar bonanza from legacy of marijuana trade [03.05.2018] Farmers who want to be part of Colombia's medical marijuana project are required to destroy their illegal crops. Colombia has already issued 33 licen...
Withdrawing from drug treaties over legal pot would be a ‘mistake’: Freeland [01.05.2018] Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is defending the Liberal government’s decision not to withdraw from three international drug treaties, whi...
Beijing asks Canada to help stem flow of illicit marijuana to China [30.04.2018] Chinese officials have been quietly grilling Canada about illicit marijuana flowing to their country, prompting Ottawa to agree to work with them on ...
Morocco's farmers are now producing high-quality Rosin and BHO [30.04.2018] In the final part of our series on the recent changes to the cannabis industry in Morocco, we’ll take a closer look at the new extraction methods gai...
Liz Warren has high hopes for pot bill [29.04.2018] U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has had “encouraging” conversations with Republican leadership over a bill she and Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner a...
CARPHA executive director urges caution on decriminalisation of marijuana [24.04.2018] The executive director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr James Hosepdales, is urging regional countries to “proceed w...
Legal marijuana’s big moment [24.04.2018] In Washington, evolution on the marijuana issue is proceeding at warp speed in political terms. John Boehner is just the latest in a string of notewo...
The red flags ahead of Canada’s marijuana legalization [23.04.2018] The central question facing the Liberal government as it seeks to fulfill its 2015 campaign promise to “legalize, regulate and restrict access to mar...
In Lebanon, one farmer-turned-candidate is running on a pro-cannabis platform [23.04.2018] In Lebanon, on the roads of Baalbek-Hermel leading to his village of Deir al-Ahmar, Shawki Fakhri is contesting the upcoming local elections under a ...
Legalising cannabis adds $3.6bn to Australian economy, budget office says [22.04.2018] Legalising cannabis would reap the Australian economy almost $2bn a year, the Parliamentary Budget Office has found. The Greens plan to not only decr...
Cannabis products sold in Lidl Switzerland [19.04.2018] Hemp containing active ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) can now be bought in Swiss branches of German discount supermarket chain Lidl. Start-up company T...
Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana [19.04.2018] Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that he would introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, marking a sig...
Cannabis harm to teenagers' brains 'overstated', finds study [18.04.2018] Fears that cannabis causes irreparable harm to teenager’s brains have been stoked by trials which “overstated” the effects on intelligence and other ...
The plan to save California's legendary weed from 'Big Cannabis' [17.04.2018] The cannabis industry in California historically has been anything but centralized. That has made the cannabis in the Emerald Triangle legendary. Tho...
U.S. marijuana friends and foes cautious at signs of softer Trump [14.04.2018] Both advocates and opponents of legalized marijuana reacted with caution to signs from the White House that growers in U.S. states where the drug is ...
Japan reports sharp increase in marijuana arrests, triggering concerns for drug issues seen in the West [13.04.2018] Japan has seen a sharp increase in marijuana possession arrests, especially among teenagers and people in their 20s, prompting warnings of drug-relat...
Mexican states should start legalizing marijuana - tourism minister [12.04.2018] Taking a lead from the United States, Mexico should allow states to begin legalizing marijuana while broader efforts are in limbo, Tourism minister E...
Can excessive marijuana use lead to psychosis? [11.04.2018] Psychosis is quite rare – fewer than three in 100 people will experience a psychotic episode in their lifetime. People who smoke or otherwise consume...
Massachusetts is the new testbed for cannabis legalization [10.04.2018] For the past several years, Colorado, Washington and Oregon have served as the testbeds for policies governing state-legal cannabis markets. But now ...
Senate Foreign Affairs Cmte won’t have time to examine how cannabis bill will affect international treaties [09.04.2018] The Senate committees are under a ‘tight timeline' to review the cannabis bill, and Conservatives say they could save major cannabis amendments for t...
Cannabis : le gouvernement souhaite mettre en place une amende de 300 euros pour les usagers [04.04.2018] Le gouvernement avait annoncé, en janvier, vouloir mettre en place un système d’amende forfaitaire pour usage de stupéfiants, et en particulier de ca...
Regulated marijuana production test will include health warnings [03.04.2018] The Dutch government’s experiment with regulated marijuana is unlikely to start before the end of 2019 at the earliest and will run for five years an...
Canadian banker snags $750-million in marijuana business as rivals say no [03.04.2018] In a down-and-out Canadian town, Bruce Linton dreamed of transforming an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate plant into the Next Big Thing, a medical mar...
Canada’s next steps on cannabis and the UN drug treaties [29.03.2018] Ever since the introduction of Bill C-45, questions have been swirling concerning Canada’s position relative to the UN drug control conventions: conv...
Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study [29.03.2018] Consuming cannabis every day could delay at-risk youth from moving on to injecting more dangerous drugs, according to a new study that casts doubt up...
Most Luxembourg residents want cannabis legalised [29.03.2018] The majority of Luxembourg residents think cannabis should be fully legalised for personal use and not just for medical reasons, according to a surve...
LibDem MSP says Scotland should ‘open regulated drugs market’ [28.03.2018] Scotland should have its own “regulated cannabis market” to control the pricing and potency of the drug, LibDem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has claimed. H...
The new Italian Parliament must act on drug policy reform [28.03.2018] After the March 4 general elections in Italy, the 18th Legislature is starting its session facing an array of urgent problems – including a national ...
CAG raps Odisha govt. for weak enforcement in drug trafficking [27.03.2018] Though illegal cultivation of hemp over 9,548 acres were destroyed during the past three years in Odisha, the enforcement agencies managed to arrest ...
Solving the Dutch pot paradox: Legal to buy, but not to grow [25.03.2018] In the Netherlands it is illegal to grow more than five cannabis plants for recreational use in what has long been seen as Europe’s marijuana capital...
Uruguay’s Cannabis Law [23.03.2018] Uruguay is the first country to legalize and regulate its domestic non-medical cannabis market. In light of this pioneering role, the choices and exp...
Cannabis: le parlement veut expérimenter [23.03.2018] Des projets pilotes de distribution de cannabis devraient pouvoir être menés en la Suisse. Le Parlement maintient la pression après un premier niet f...
If cannabis is getting stronger, why aren't cases of schizophrenia rising? [23.03.2018] Most people who smoke pot enjoy it, but a smaller proportion experience psychotic-like symptoms, such as feeling suspicious or paranoid. The question...
Balancing Treaty Stability and Change [22.03.2018] Legal tensions are growing within the international drug control regime as increasing numbers of member states move towards or seriously consider leg...
“Belgian cannabis policy is failing” [22.03.2018] Violence and health problems are on the rise: according to figures produced by 15 scientists, the current Belgian cannabis policy is having harmful c...
Government's cannabis bill faces live-or-die vote in Senate today [22.03.2018] The government's cannabis bill faces outright defeat in the Senate if it can't secure enough support from members of the Red Chamber. According to an...

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