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 ...
Eindhoven says no to regulated marijuana experiment [23.05.2019] Eindhoven has followed The Hague and Amsterdam and decided not to take part in the government’s experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation, sayi ...
Tens of thousands apply for pot amnesty [23.05.2019] A total of 31,177 people applied for the medical marijuana amnesty online during the 90-day registration period, which means the number of medical ma ...
'Price-conscious' pot consumers find backyard planting way cheaper [22.05.2019] The federal Cannabis Act specifies that each household can cultivate up to four plants — either indoors or out. Manitoba and Quebec have opted to pro ...
Expert says new laws stifling legal ganja industry [22.05.2019] Ganja growers and producers say regulations to the updated Dangerous Drugs Act (2015) are too stringent and pose a major impediment to those who repr ...
Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction [21.05.2019] Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin add ...
Luxembourg to follow Canada's cannabis example [17.05.2019] Luxembourg is set to largely follow the example of Canada in legalising the recreational use of cannabis, two ministers said after a field trip to th ...
The Hague says no to regulated marijuana trials, criticises rules [16.05.2019] The Hague has followed Amsterdam and decided not to take part in the experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation, saying the plan is unworkable. ...
Canada’s statisticians survey potheads [16.05.2019] Before the new law came into force in October 2018, Statistics Canada started to estimate prices and the size of the illicit market, and to carry out ...
Belgian socialist party wants to legalise marijuana [14.05.2019] Elio Di Rupo, leader of the French speaking socialist party, reiterated his party’s plan to legalise cannabis in Belgium in order to prevent young pe ...
Cannabis legalization must include cannabis equity [14.05.2019] Canada’s federal government is currently working to pass a bill that would provide pardons for people convicted of minor cannabis possession. With a ...
Battle brewing [13.05.2019] The Ganja Growers Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) says it is strongly opposed to the Government's embrace of hemp cultivation here and has made ...
Thousands register for amnesty [12.05.2019] Almost 10,000 people have registered with public health agencies to be eligible for the amnesty over marijuana possession, says the Food and Drug Adm ...
High expectations for ganja in St Kitts, Dominica and Antigua [10.05.2019] American businessman, Chase Ergen and Greek billionaire, Alki David, have formed a consortium aimed at developing the cannabis business in the Easter ...
Is it possible the decriminalization of drugs in Mexico? [10.05.2019] The presentation of the National Development Plan (NDP) by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has put on the table again the issue ...
Through all the smoke, the cannabis industry needs to develop a bigger vision [10.05.2019] The cannabis industry can build a better and regenerative culture, rather than falling into the same old tired and destructive human and corporate pa ...
Netherlands prepares legal recreational cannabis cultivation experiment [09.05.2019] The Netherlands is laying the groundwork to become the first country in Europe to allow commercial production of adult-use marijuana – although initi ...
Berlin park's 'drug dealing zones' spark outrage [09.05.2019] The manager of Berlin’s notorious Görlitzer Park has come under fire after creating zones for drug dealers to conduct their business. Amid harsh poli ...
Cannabis can be grown outdoors for pennies on the dollar. So why is hardly anyone doing it? [09.05.2019] Cannabis companies have spent the early days of the legal recreational cannabis era building massive growing facilities, but the chief executive of 4 ...
Düsseldorf: Gesundheitsdezernent hält an Cannabis-Pilotprojekt fest [09.05.2019] Politisch ist es umstritten, doch die Ampel-Kooperation im Düsseldorfer Rat und Gesundheitsdezernent Andreas Meyer-Falcke halten eine lizensierte Abg ...
First three stores closed in 'war on cannabis' [09.05.2019] Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that his drive to close all of Italy's 'cannabis shops' has started with the closure of thre ...
Legalising cannabis: A grower’s perspective [07.05.2019] As the New Zealand government announces its plans for a cannabis referendum, a self-described “cannabis master” who grows and sells marijuana, provid ...
Government releases cannabis referendum details [07.05.2019] People will vote on a proposal for a legal cannabis market in 2020 with tightly controlled rules including special bars for consumption, special outl ...
No date yet for legalisation of marijuana, parliamentary secretary says [07.05.2019] The Malta government has not yet set a date to motion a bill to potentially legalise recreational marijuana, parliamentary secretary for reforms Juli ...
China cashes in on the cannabis boom [06.05.2019] China has made your iPhone, your Nikes. Now, it wants to grow your cannabis. Two of China’s 34 regions are quietly leading a boom in cultivating cann ...
Jamaicans are worried foreigners will take over the ganja market [04.05.2019] Since 2015, Jamaica has become the site of a ganja gold rush, as foreign investors pump in money and set up shop on the island. Smaller local farmers ...
Neighbours smell trouble from legal cannabis in Luxembourg [03.05.2019] Luxembourg is likely to run into trouble with its neighbours if it sticks by its plan to legalise cannabis - a policy that remains unthinkable partic ...
Paulwell joins lobby to get banking services for cannabis industry [03.05.2019] The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is again being pressed about its role in charting the way forward to enable the legal cannabis industry to access financial ...
First-time cannabis use up after legalization, StatsCan reports [02.05.2019] More Canadians say they've used cannabis recreationally since it was legalized last fall, particularly those aged 45 to 64 and males, according to St ...
Cannabis co-operatives: Can working together preserve small players? [01.05.2019] Hezekiah Allen believes in small family farms, though he’s biased — he grew up on one. Born in an off-the-grid community of rural Humboldt County, Al ...
Cannabis park gives micro-growers running start in competitive sector [01.05.2019] Small-batch growers of cannabis hoping to get in on the legal and growing recreational market will soon have a home to get a head start in the busine ...
Swiss health commission calls for legalisation of cannabis [30.04.2019] The Federal Commission for Addiction Issues said that cannabis use in Switzerland had not changed significantly in the past ten years. Despite its po ...
Legalising cannabis could generate up to 144 million euros for Belgium [29.04.2019] Legalising cannabis could generate up to 144 million euros for the Belgian State, reports Le Soir, citing a study by the Groupe du Vendredi. The thin ...
Cannabis being decriminalised by back door, MPs warn [27.04.2019] Police have been accused of decriminalising cannabis by stealth as forces recorded a drop in possession offences of up to 75 per cent in a decade. Mo ...
BBC documentary exposes hashish farmers’ vulnerability and officials' alleged involvement [26.04.2019] A BBC Arabic documentary tried to answer a daring question on hash cultivation in Morocco. Entitled Who is Getting Rich from Moroccan Hash?, the proj ...
CBD in cannabis could reduce psychosis risk from high strength skunk, study shows [24.04.2019] Cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical derived from the cannabis plant, can counteract the effects of high strength "skunk" strains and may help to reduce the ...
People's Cooperative could solve ganja banking woes — Silvera [23.04.2019] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica (GGPAJ) is proposing the National Peoples' Cooperative Bank as a solution to the banking servi ...
4/21 organizers want to reclaim cannabis from corporations [18.04.2019] On 4/20, cannabis consumers across the United States will light one up in celebration of cannabis culture. In 10 states and counting, that celebratio ...
Calls for drug law reform in Sweden as drug deaths continue unabated [18.04.2019] The debate around Sweden’s zero-tolerance drug policy has been reignited in recent months, due to the approach’s failure to reduce drug deaths. Swede ...
The cannabis ‘gold rush’ is underway and shows no sign of stopping, says pot CEO [18.04.2019] With 33 states now offering some form of legal medical or recreational marijuana, and pot companies expanding their footprints across the country, th ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Canada's legal weed struggles to light up as smokers stick to black market [17.04.2019] When Melissa, a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, went to one of Canada’s first government cannabis stores, she wasn’t impressed. “You can’t look at ...
Jamaica’s cannabis gamble [17.04.2019] Jamaica is starting to think of cannabis as an opportunity. Uruguay, Canada and ten American states have legalised it for recreational use. Ganja, as ...
Boheco: This cannabis startup is weeding out the high notes for a Hemp economy [16.04.2019] Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO), is a first mover in the industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis’ space in India. Boheco slowly started making inroads in ...
Lebanon’s green gold: The debate to legalize cannabis [15.04.2019] Lebanon is about to take a historic step for the Arab World with a proposed bill to legalize the cultivation of cannabis for medical use. But in the ...
Where the war on weed still rages [15.04.2019] Marijuana possession led to nearly 6 percent of all arrests in the United States in 2017, FBI data shows, underscoring the level of policing dedicate ...
Germany: Drivers on cannabis will no longer automatically lose license [12.04.2019] First time offenders of driving under the influence of cannabis will no longer have their driver's license revoked, a federal court in Leipzig ruled. ...
Dutch ministers unveil marijuana plans [11.04.2019] The Dutch government is to press ahead with experiments in regulated marijuana production involving 10 licenced growers, according to the detailed pl ...
Alex Berenson and the last anti-cannabis crusade [10.04.2019] The encroaching specter of mass legalization of cannabis has triggered a strange reprisal of the alarmist themes of Anslinger’s assault on the plant ...

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