Items tagged with regulation

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Recognized for controversy, Vancouver's former drug czar says the fentanyl crisis requires legalizing heroin [11.10.2017] “Heroin at your corner store.” That was the title of a speech that Donald MacPherson delivered in acceptance of the 2017 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize ...
New Dutch cabinet to run trials in regulated marijuana production [08.10.2017] The new cabinet is to sanction experiments with legal marijuana production to be sold in cannabis cafes. Details are still sketchy, but between six a...
What a probable Jamaica coalition means for possible cannabis legalisation in Germany [05.10.2017] With the SPD out of the picture, Merkel will depend on two smaller parties, the Liberal Democrats (FDP) and Green Party ( Die Grünen ) to form a gove...
Will Canada be able to fully legalize and regulate marijuana by July? [05.10.2017] Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by next July, but increasin...
Alaska voters reject local bans on legalized marijuana by wide margins [04.10.2017] Voters in some parts of Alaska rejected efforts to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation’s largest stat...
Commission makes recommendations for tackling opioid crisis in North America [03.10.2017] The Global Commission on Drug Policy has issued recommendations on tackling North America's opioid crisis, calling for the immediate expansion of har...
Gov't urged to rethink medical ganja policy [02.10.2017] Two of the Jamaica's leading thinkers have called on the Government to rethink its policy approach towards the development of the medical ganja indus...
Quebec to set legal marijuana consumption age at 18 [29.09.2017] The legal age to buy marijuana in Quebec will be 18, in order to prevent young people from buying their pot on the black market, government sources h...
Legal loophole in DC creates bizarre pot bazaar [28.09.2017] A 2014 ballot initiative to legalize recreational use passed overwhelmingly in Washington DC. But unlike the eight states that have legalized recreat...
Why marijuana prohibition failed, and how legalization can succeed [24.09.2017] Why is Canada legalizing marijuana, and why does the move – if done right – make sense? It's all about harm reduction. Smoking marijuana has real hea...
Legalization of cannabis proposed [20.09.2017] Pawel Bartoszek, a member of Parliament for Viðreisn (The Reform Party) has proposed a bill for the legalization of cannabis in Iceland. The proposed...
Socialists propose bill to regulate cannabis [19.09.2017] The Socialist Party (PS) has submitted a bill to the Chamber of Representatives proposing a Belgian model for regulating cannabis. The draft law aims...
Few Jamaicans in local ganja industry — Dr Lowe [08.09.2017] There is a negative buzz surrounding Jamaica's budding legal ganja industry. According to Dr Henry Lowe, owner of Medicanja, “It feels like our objec...
LCBO subsidiary to manage Ontario marijuana sales [08.09.2017] The Ontario government is launching a monopoly of cannabis stores as a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, a plan private retailers sa...
Is Canada ready for legal marijuana? [24.08.2017] The Canadian government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, in large part to put an end to the extensive and enduring black ...
GEPCA: In Spain, experts are presenting their proposal for regulating cannabis [26.07.2017] In Spain, a group of drugs experts have established the GEPCA, a body which seeks to set up a comprehensive regulation for cannabis. This model alrea...
Uruguay’s marijuana law turns pharmacists into dealers [19.07.2017] The rules are a bit of a buzzkill. Drug users must register with the government. Machines will scan buyers’ fingerprints at every purchase, and there...
Canada’s premiers discuss delaying the legalization of marijuana [18.07.2017] It’s time to take a deep breath and put pot in Canada on the back burner for an extra year, says Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. He’s trying to per...
Where there’s smoke, there’s political fire [16.07.2017] The rising popularity of marijuana that doesn’t make you high – a product known as “ cannabis light ” or “CBD cannabis” – is causing a headache for S...
Court set to revisit old dagga legislation [14.07.2017] A highly anticipated court case later this month will revisit a 1928 South African law against cannabis – with the aim of legalising the plant for va...
Bundesrat lehnt Cannabis-Antrag ab [08.07.2017] Der Bundesrat hat den Antrag Bremens und Thüringens zur Einführung von Cannabis-Modellprojekten mit großer Mehrheit abgelehnt. Somit ist das Vorhaben...
In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer [07.07.2017] In coming weeks, cannabis-seeking citizens in Uruguay will be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy government-approved marijuana for the state-mandat...
Blow for cannabis cafes as numbers continue to decline [04.07.2017] The number of ‘coffeeshops’ in the Netherlands is continuing to fall but the closure rate has slowed, new official figures show. Last year there were...
Leafing Las Vegas: recreational marijuana goes on sale in Nevada [01.07.2017] Nevada has become the fifth state in the US selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market that is expected to outpace any other in th...
‘Swiss marijuana champion’ finds new markets with ‘cannabis light’ [28.06.2017] There’s decaffeinated coffee, alcohol-free beer, and now marijuana that doesn’t make you high. The product known as “cannabis light” or “CBD cannabis...
Bremen will Cannabis ohne Rezept [26.06.2017] Die Länder Bremen und Thüringen haben im Bundesrat einen Antrag zu einem liberaleren Umgang mit Cannabis eingereicht. Darin wird die Bundesregierung ...
Recreational marijuana sales start July 1 in Nevada [12.06.2017] As the Silver State enacts the will of its voters — Nevadans approved recreational marijuana with 54 percent of the vote on Question 2 last November ...
What a regulated UK cannabis market might mean for business [02.06.2017] Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg claimed that legalising cannabis in the UK would improve public health, but warned of the “risks of unfettere...
Ban on cannabis infused edibles retrograde step — ganja association [02.06.2017] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica said the recent ban on the sampling and sale of all cannabis infused edibles at entertainment ...
Recreational drugs market should be managed by 'governments not gangsters', says expert [01.06.2017] Over the 50-odd years the global war on drugs has been fought, it’s been a catalogue of failure on pretty much every level you’d care to examine – ba...
Uruguay, the first country where you can smoke marijuana wherever you like [27.05.2017] Not everyone is pleased with how legal marijuana is being implemented in Uruguay. “I’m happy because now you can plant without going to prison,” says...
California takes right steps in crafting state’s marijuana regulations [17.05.2017] When Proposition 64 passed last November by the largest margin of any marijuana legalization ballot measure in history, it represented a resounding m...
Legal marijuana could earn millions for Swiss state [16.05.2017] Some 130 firms have registered with the Swiss federal authorities to sell legal pot that could generate CHF30 million ($30.2 million) in annual reven...
Israel eases restrictions on medical marijuana use and possession [15.05.2017] Israel's Health Ministry recently released new directives easing restrictions on the possession and use of medical marijuana by authorized users. The...
Provinces diverge on approach to guidelines on legal marijuana [14.05.2017] Provinces have been protesting the large volume of work and heavy costs they say the Trudeau government has piled on them in its rush to legalize rec...
Change in policy will not get rid of illegal cannabis cultivation: Dutch Ministries [11.05.2017] Little will change around illegal cannabis cultivation, even if the government changes the current tolerance policy, according to officials from the ...
Malta Government and opposition parties call for debate, with a view to legalising and regulating cannabis [06.05.2017] A Labour government would initiate discussions on the use of cannabis for recreational use in Malta, eventually leading to its regularisation and tak...
Uruguayan pharmacies will start selling cannabis [04.05.2017] On the outskirts of Libertad, a small town an hour’s drive from Montevideo, barbed wire and guard towers surround a ten-hectare plot of state-owned l...
Let’s learn from the mistakes of drug reform pioneers [02.05.2017] Countries around the world are moving towards a legally regulated cannabis market. But what can we learn from them about the implications of cannabis...
Uruguay is creating the world’s first nationwide regulated cannabis market [01.05.2017] Beginning on May 2, Uruguayan adults interested in legally purchasing cannabis for non-medical uses can register to do so at post offices around the ...
Early marijuana sales ‘unbelievably high’ after legalization: U.S. consultant [30.04.2017] A U.S. consultant hired by Ottawa to assess Canada’s eventual recreational pot market says jurisdictions that regulate cannabis should expect “unbeli...
Drug controls are 'absolutely pathetic,' activist says regulation will save lives [25.04.2017] A Vancouver based drug policy researcher has been working for decades to get the federal government to regulate illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine...
‘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...
Too much ‘dilly dallying’ around ganja issue, says minister [21.04.2017] As the debate over the legalisation of ganja for medical use heats up, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has thrown down ...
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...
With Spice, politicians are sleepwalking into another “war on drugs” disaster [16.04.2017] Reefer madness is back. Only this time, it has been rebranded. Now it is Spice Nightmare that is stalking the UK, as a sinister new drug turns poor a...
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...
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 ...

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