Items tagged with regulation

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How do we eliminate the cannabis black market? License it [10.07.2019] Given a choice, Canadians prefer to buy illicit weed. Nearly 80 per cent of all sales since legalization are from the “black market” – or more aptly ...
Illegal cannabis getting even cheaper, as legal gets costlier, StatsCan says [10.07.2019] Statistics Canada's quarterly report on cannabis prices suggests the cost chasm between legal and illegal versions of the drug is wide, and getting w ...
Make cannabis legal and cut crime, says Adam Smith think tank [09.07.2019] A leading think tank today called for cannabis to be sold over the counter in pharmacies — and said legalisation for adult recreational use is a matt ...
Youth marijuana use declined in states that legalized, study finds [08.07.2019] Legalizing marijuana is associated with a decline in youth cannabis consumption, according to a new study in a journal published by the American Medi ...
Opposition MP calls for policy on cannabis [03.07.2019] Opposition spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill is urging the Government to formulate a policy framework to define its position on cannabis. Cann ...
Reefer Madness or Pot Paradise? The surprising legacy of the place where legal weed began [30.06.2019] Colorado’s first-in-the-nation experiment has reshaped health, politics, rural culture and criminal justice in surprising ways that often defy both t ...
‘There’s no opposition now’: how a quiet Canada town became a world leader in growing weed [29.06.2019] In 2018 Canada became the second country, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. By catching the green wave, Canopy Growth’s co-chief executive ...
Global marijuana use rose by 60 percent over the past decade [26.06.2019] The global story about cannabis — the most-used recreational drug in the world — is about as fuzzy as your body feels after taking your first hit. Wh ...
Des députés de plusieurs bords plaident pour une légalisation contrôlée du cannabis [19.06.2019] Un monopole d’Etat pour la production et la vente de cannabis. Des députés de quatre groupes politiques, dont certains du parti présidentiel, prônent ...
Dagga high on new Eastern Cape premier’s list [19.06.2019] A flourishing dagga industry is high on the agenda of new Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane, especially in the Pondoland area, where locals have be ...
Final push to legalize pot fails in New York [19.06.2019] New York’s plan to legalize marijuana this year collapsed, dashing hopes for a potential billion-dollar industry that supporters said would create jo ...
Want to grow your own cannabis? Get ready to fight ‘Big Marijuana’ [19.06.2019] Illinois is about to make history as the first state to legalize recreational cannabis and allow commercial sales through the state legislature inste ...
The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door [15.06.2019] In a sandy draw of the Santa Rita Hills, a cannabis company is planning to erect hoop greenhouses over 147 acres — the size of 130 football fields — ...
Big Dutch cities, coffee shops say no to regulated marijuana trials [11.06.2019] A handful of the Netherlands’ medium sized cities have come forward to take part in the government’s controversial regulated marijuana experiment but ...
'Swazi Gold' dagga farmers fear new SA law could crush them [10.06.2019] Mbuso has been growing cannabis for 14 years. He lives and tends the illicit crop in Swaziland, which is now known officially as Eswatini. Mbuso is j ...
Illinois will become 11th US state to legalise recreational marijuana use [02.06.2019] Illinois will likely become the 11th state in the US to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. The state’s Democrat-controlled House ...
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 ...
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 ...
How to legalize every drug [22.05.2019] As Canada continues to work out the kinks of legalizing cannabis—and jurisdictions around the world follow suit—harm reduction advocates and drug pol ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Cannabis regulation and local authorities in Europe [31.03.2019] Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, loc ...
Genève fait cavalier seul sur la distribution de cannabis [31.03.2019] Le Canton de Genève sera-t-il le premier de Suisse à accueillir un projet pilote de régulation du cannabis? Le défi est lancé. Selon nos informations ...
CLA tasked with fast tracking cannabis licensing process [16.03.2019] Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green has directed the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) t ...
ReLeaf urge government to present tangible proposals to legalise cannabis for personal use [11.03.2019] Cannabis campaigners want government to present tangible proposals for the legalisation of marijuana for personal use as they contest fears that regu ...
Legalisation: the chance to right wrongs [01.03.2019] If New Zealand votes to legalise cannabis in 2020’s binding referendum, we will have a unique opportunity on our hands. Creating a licit market from ...
The cannabis black market will control 71 per cent of sales in Canada this year, Scotiabank says [13.02.2019] A new research note from Scotiabank analysts estimate that the black market will control 71 percent of cannabis sales in Canada in 2019. The logistic ...
Slowing the legal weed freight train [12.02.2019] Sabet's strategy for sabotaging legalization is to offer legislators what he calls "a true decriminalization and justice" bill, which would do away w ...
What is required for Jamaica to export its hi-grade ganja [11.02.2019] Jamaica’s decriminalisation of ganja in 2015 brought with it many expectations, one being the ability to export its hi-grade herb. With a relatively ...
Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market [10.02.2019] British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada's new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with establish ...
A California conundrum: How to crack down on illicit sales without echoing the war on drugs? [04.02.2019] In October 2018, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ newly-established Cannabis Enforcement Unit teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Dep ...
Why legal cannabis growers can’t compete with the black market — yet [01.02.2019] Despite the persistent media buzz, there are no cannabis supply shortages in Canada, pot industry expert Michael Armstrong explains. “There’s all kin ...
Canada’s cannabis shortage could be over quicker than we thought, researcher says [01.02.2019] If Canada’s licensed cannabis producers continue ramping up production at their current exponential pace, there will be more than enough pot to meet ...
Illicit drugs should be regulated and distributed by pharmacies, leading doctor suggests [30.01.2019] A leading drug reform advocate and esteemed doctor is calling for a shake up to the illicit drug market, suggesting substances like MDMA, marijuana a ...
Tightly regulated framework likely for 2020 vote on cannabis [26.01.2019] The 2020 referendum to legalise cannabis looks likely to propose a tightly regulated framework, including strict rules on supply and possession, an a ...
Government register contradicts stated policy, cannabis smokers lobby says [25.01.2019] Obliging Maltese cannabis smokers to register for them to have access to cannabis will achieve the opposite of the government’s stated aim of adoptin ...
How Canopy Growth became the jolly green giant of cannabis [24.01.2019] The common wisdom among investors and analysts in the cannabis industry has been that bigger is better. They predict that cannabis will follow the pa ...
Westmoreland ganja farmers welcome pilot but... [21.01.2019] One of the nation's leading ganja advocates, Ras Iyah V, has welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness' announcement that the pilot project for the Alte ...

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