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...
Tough marijuana position from national prosecutors could influence Trump policy [25.04.2017] A federal group of prosecutors in the United States has criticized efforts at the US state level to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational...
Swiss group launches new initiative to legalize cannabis [24.04.2017] The Swiss public could have another chance to decide if cannabis consumption should be legalized after the group Legalize It launched a popular initi...
Canada and eight US states have done it. Why can't NSW legalise cannabis? [24.04.2017] In Australia the long arm of the law still has a long reach, waging a war on drugs. Last year, there were more than 26,000 criminal incidents of cann...
‘An awful lot of expertise’ [24.04.2017] Black market marijuana growers should be included in the legal market as they can provide valuable expertise as it evolves, Anne McLellan, chair of t...
World Cannabis Day: ‘Flying leaves’ defy stigma to soar to new heights [21.04.2017] Ironically, in Asia where cannabis cultivation first began, cannabis laws remain the strictest. China will probably be the last country to relax such...
Support for marijuana legalization at all-time high [20.04.2017] Sixty-one percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in ...
Six things to know about weed in Germany [20.04.2017] There's long been talk of fully legalizing cannabis in Germany, especially in the capital of Berlin. But how close is Deutschland actually to making ...
Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists [20.04.2017] Scientists at the University of York have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to...
While waiting to legalize pot, why not decriminalize it in the meantime? [19.04.2017] The Trudeau government has put itself and many Canadians in a bind with the announcement that it will legalize marijuana by July of next year. Canada...
Are police too skint to control Britain's weed growing industry? [17.04.2017] Six years ago police were busting more than 20 cannabis farms a day. Local newspapers were filled with images of officers wading through illegal grow...
Always look on the bright side of legalization [17.04.2017] I have to say, I’ve been pretty dismayed with the overall response to Bill C-45. While I wasn’t expecting spontaneous mobs of joyous people cheering ...
Legalization plan doesn’t include amnesty for past marijuana-convictions: Liberals [17.04.2017] The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see, says Public...
Ottawa doctor pioneers use of cannabis to help opioid addicts [16.04.2017] The patients at Dr. Mark Ujjainwalla’s methadone clinic are trying to beat their addiction to heroin, narcotic painkillers and other opioid drugs, bu...
Get high on own supply? [15.04.2017] For years much of South Africa’s dagga has been grown on the green rolling hills of the east coast, often as what economist Vladislav Lakcevic calls ...
Marijuana goes industrial in California [15.04.2017] The vast and fertile Salinas valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now Cal...
Cannabis Licensing Authority begins work on Alternative Development Programme [14.04.2017] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has commenced work to implement an Alternative Development Programme (ADP) to include Jamaica’s traditional fa...
Push to undo hash ban in Nepal [14.04.2017] Marijuana use was always culturally accepted in Nepal, and the cannabis indica plant grows wild across the country. Open sale of marijuana in governm...
Swiss oasis for legal cannabis, without the high [14.04.2017] Posters of bright green cannabis plants advertise its wares, which, like those sold openly in a growing number of shops across Switzerland, are compl...
Globe editorial: The Liberals begin Canada’s countdown to legal pot [13.04.2017] The Trudeau government has started off on the right foot down the path to legalization of cannabis. But the next 15 months or so could make or break ...
Is this the end of the black market for marijuana? [13.04.2017] Marijuana was criminalized in Canada in 1923. There was no debate in the House of Commons, just the statement, "There is a new drug in the schedule."...
Canada’s marijuana legalization plan designed to reduce criminal role in market [13.04.2017] Stating that 94 years of prohibition were an "abject failure," the federal government has tabled long-awaited legislation to legalize marijuana for a...
Liberals table bills to legalize pot, clamp down on impaired driving [13.04.2017] The Liberal government tabled legislation to end the prohibition on pot, checking off a major promise from the 2015 campaign. The plan comes with two...
Some Arab governments are rethinking harsh cannabis laws [12.04.2017] The Moroccan authorities look at the issue from the other direction. Though the government bans the production of cannabis, its growth is tolerated i...
The new White House drug czar has quite an idea for where to put nonviolent drug users [12.04.2017] Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) will be President Trump's drug czar, according to a report from CBS News. Marino's congressional voting record is that of a h...
Doctors want focus on benefits of ganja instead of profits [12.04.2017] The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) has slammed the focus on profits instead of studying the benefits of marijuana since its decriminalisation t...
The world’s first pot-focused exchange-traded fund [10.04.2017] The launch of the world’s first cannabis-focused exchange-traded fund (ETF), on the Toronto Stock Exchange, is welcome news to aficionados of marijua...
Liberals set to table marijuana legislation, but key details need to be resolved [10.04.2017] The federal government will table a bill to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday that is expected to tightly control the ability of producers ...
Oregon set to shield marijuana user data from US officials [10.04.2017] Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved a proposal to protect pot users from havin...
Dagga ruling leaves authorities in a haze [09.04.2017] There is uncertainty among various government institutions around the Western Cape High Court’s ruling which allows for the possession, cultivation a...
How Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs [08.04.2017] When the Obama administration reduced harsh prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, rave reviews came from across the political spectrum. Civ...
St Kitts-Nevis to establish national commission on marijuana [08.04.2017] St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, Timothy Harris, announced the establishment of a National Commission on Marijuana, to be headed by acting chief me...
Uruguay to sell cannabis in pharmacies from July [07.04.2017] Uruguay will begin selling cannabis in pharmacies from July, the final stage in the country's pioneering regularisation of the drug. "Cannabis will b...
Toronto pot shop raids: Huge success or costly attack? [07.04.2017] Shut down, Mayor John Tory told marijuana shop owners, or face “whatever enforcement mechanisms” the city can muster to extinguish the “wildfire” spr...
“High Time” for Bio-Cannabis in Morocco [04.04.2017] The Moroccan cannabis industry seems to have no immediate plans of cutting back on its productivity. In fact, there’s a new seed in town. Cultivators...
Over-regulation impeding bloom of Jamaican cannabis industry [04.04.2017] Over-regulation of Jamaica’s cannabis industry is deterring farmers from entering the legal market, and impeding development - indicating why drug po...
Big Pharma's anti-marijuana stance aims to squash the competition, activists say [03.04.2017] As marijuana legalization swept the US in November, Arizona was alone in its rejection of legal weed. There, a pharmaceutical company called Insys wa...
Understanding Judge Davis' dope judgment [02.04.2017] On 31 March 2017, Justice Dennis Davis handed down a judgment in the Western Cape High Court that declared sections of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking...
Dagga ban goes up in smoke - and so do some cases [01.04.2017] Dagga aficionados - users of the intoxicating plant - may now legally grow and consume it in the privacy of their homes, without fear of arrest. In o...
Dagga can be used at home, Cape court rules [31.03.2017] In a much celebrated outcome, Judge Dennis Davies ruled that an adult may cultivate and use cannabis in the privacy of their own home. “The order als...
«Une grande partie de l’argent du haschich ne profite pas à l’économie marocaine» [30.03.2017] Début mars, un rapport du département d’Etat américain a fait grand bruit, affirmant que la « production de cannabis » au Maroc équivalait à 23 % du ...
Bipartisan “Path to Marijuana Reform” bills introduced to decriminalize, protect, regulate cannabis industry [30.03.2017] U.S. lawmakers introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while creating a frame...
SPD-Politiker will Abgabe von Cannabis nach der Wahl legalisieren [30.03.2017] Der drogenpolitische Sprecher der SPD, Burkhard Blienert, plädiert dafür, dass die schrittweise Legalisierung der Cannabis-Abgabe in das Wahlprogramm...
Public support for marijuana legalization surged in 2016 [29.03.2017] Public support for marijuana legalization in the US surged in 2016, according to data just released from the General Social Survey. Last year 57 perc...
Marijuana industry faces challenge in gaining Canadians’ trust, survey finds [29.03.2017] Marijuana stocks may have leapt higher on the news of Ottawa’s plans to legalize the drug by next year, but the industry is facing an uphill battle i...
Ganja data war - MOH backs drug watchdog in weed clash, lobbyist standing ground [28.03.2017] A standoff between the Ministry of Health minister and a lobbyist of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has forced the National Council on Drug A...
Pot legalization: Canada doesn’t need another profit-seeking drug industry [28.03.2017] When Canadians have expressed concerns about upcoming cannabis legalization, the government has assured them that the legal cannabis industry will be...
Ottawa's plans for cannabis legalization may be slowed by provinces [27.03.2017] Ottawa’s plan to legalize marijuana by next year could hit serious roadblocks across the country, as provinces and territories are expected to have d...
Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018 [26.03.2017] The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018. CBC News has learned that the leg...
Trafficked and enslaved: the teenagers tending UK cannabis farms [25.03.2017] An international network of traffickers brings teenage boys from Vietnam to become enslaved gardeners in British suburbs. Yet every few weeks, anothe...

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