Items tagged with legalization

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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...
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...
Hearing on Bill C-45 as it relates to Canada’s international obligations [19.04.2018] The international dimensions of Bill C-45 are of utmost importance not only for Canada itself but for many countries around the world that are moving...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Regulating Cannabis in Accord with International Law: Options to Explore [16.03.2018] As a growing number of countries move towards legal regulation for non-medical cannabis, governments are pushing the boundaries of the three UN drug ...
It’s not the Senate’s job to block marijuana bills [15.03.2018] For several weeks now, the Senate has been immersed in the study of bills C-45 and C-46. The former implements a national framework for cannabis lega...
Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases [10.03.2018] Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged ...
International Narcotics Control Board remains troubled by Canada's pot legalization plan [08.03.2018] The International Narcotics Control Board is expressing concerns about the Trudeau government's plan to legalize recreational cannabis use in Canada,...
Cannabis cultivation a go for giant Canadian tomato greenhouse [05.03.2018] Canadian officials have green-lighted a plan to convert a gargantuan tomato greenhouse for cannabis cultivation. Health Canada issued a cannabis cult...
Skunk is causing misery – criminalisation isn’t working [01.03.2018] C an Britain ever kill its worst taboo? This week’s news of the soaring prevalence of skunk, in place of weaker and less harmful herbal forms of cann...
Uruguay leads world in cannabis regulation but US law intrudes [28.02.2018] Uruguay was the first country in the world to fully regulate the cannabis market and so break free from a global prohibitionist regime that has preva...
Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own [26.02.2018] American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California's legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by e...
Report: 99% of California cannabis growers are still unlicensed [19.02.2018] The backers of Prop. 64, the 2016 Adult Use of Marijuana Act, sold California voters on the promise that small and medium businesses would be the eng...
Zwei von drei Deutschen haben noch nie gekifft [18.02.2018] Die Mehrheit der Deutschen hält Kiffen für gefährlich. Laut Yougov-Umfrage sind die Deutschen im Frage Freigabe von Cannabis für den Freizeitkonsumgä...
Check benefits of cannabis, Prime Minister’s office tells health ministry [17.02.2018] As demands for the legalisation of cannabis or hemp gather momentum, the Prime Minister’s Office asked the ministry of health and family welfare (MoH...
Marijuana producers enter retail race as legalization looms [11.02.2018] As the race to produce enough cannabis for the soon-to-be-legal market gets increasingly crowded, licensed producers are setting their sights on the ...
Tensions flare in Senate over marijuana-legalization bill [08.02.2018] Independent Senator Tony Dean, who is shepherding the federal bill to legalize cannabis through the Senate, is growing impatient with the slow pace o...
Marijuana legalization could be delayed beyond July 1, government officials say [06.02.2018] Federal officials are predicting the legalization of cannabis will only occur two to three months after Bill C-45 is adopted by Parliament, in order ...
Trump Treasury Secretary wants marijuana money in banks [06.02.2018] The Trump administration's top fiscal official appeared to voice support for letting marijuana businesses store their profits in banks. "I assure you...
Want teens to smoke less pot? Legalize it [05.02.2018] Those favoring strict drug laws believe that, as marijuana becomes more available and less stigmatized, teen drug use will go up. It's a straightforw...
German police association calls for complete legalization of cannabis [05.02.2018] The Association of German Criminal Officers (BDK) is in favour of ending the ban on cannabis and has called for the decriminalization of all use. "Th...
Big Sur’s legendary weed growers being left behind in legal era [05.02.2018] For decades, hidden in creases of the wild and rugged Santa Lucia Mountains, farmers have eked out a living growing some of the nation’s most esteeme...
In Mexico, is legalized pot just a pipe dream? [05.02.2018] At a conference in late January, Mexico's top tourism official told reporters legalizing marijuana would help combat an epidemic of violence that has...
One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed [05.02.2018] It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of feder...
How the U.S. Government is profiting from keeping pot illegal [01.02.2018] Because of the discrepancy between state and federal law, legal marijuana businesses are stuck paying twice as much as normal businesses – effective ...
Cannabis legalization can yield NIS 2.3b tax bonanza, report says [24.01.2018] The legalization of the cannabis industry can lead to a boon of NIS 2.3 billion ($675 million) in tax revenues a year for Israel, according to a new ...
Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018? [24.01.2018] Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the s...
Vermont becomes first state to legalize marijuana through legislature [23.01.2018] Vermont, the "Green Mountain State," has become the first state to legalize marijuana by passing a law in the legislature rather than by use of a bal...
Canada’s weed stocks are out of control [22.01.2018] Stocks in Canada’s biggest cannabis companies skyrocketed the past year – with the three largest rising more than 200 percent each. Analysts are warn...
Youngsters try to weed out taboo [22.01.2018] Should marijuana be legalised ? Medical experts may be divided in their opinion on the subject, but many youngsters are citing examples from abroad t...
Why marijuana retailers can’t use banks [22.01.2018] Nearly two-thirds of America’s states have legalised pot sales for certain uses, but the federal government still classifies marijuana as a Schedule ...
Caricom: The people say 'legalise it' [21.01.2018] Across the Caribbean the strongest view expressed about cannabis is that it ought to be decriminalised or legalised, says head of Caricom's Regional ...
Thailand eyes moves to allow medical marijuana plantations [21.01.2018] Is Thailand now ready to legalise marijuana plantations for medical use ? In recent days both legislators and state officials have been in the news a...
New York to look at legalizing recreational marijuana [18.01.2018] New York will study whether it's plausible to legalize marijuana for recreational use as neighboring states move ahead with it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ann...
The public really, really, really opposes current federal marijuana law [18.01.2018] The overwhelming majority of Americans are opposed to current federal marijuana law. That’s the big takeaway from a new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon...
Marijuana addiction is real, and teenage users are most at risk [15.01.2018] Cases of substance-use disorders are exactly what the federal government is hoping to avoid in its push to legalize recreational marijuana, and they ...
Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall [14.01.2018] The introduction of medical marijuana laws has led to a sharp reduction in violent crime in US states that border Mexico, according to new research. ...
U.S. city mayors stand up for cannabis against Trump crackdown [12.01.2018] City mayors in the two U.S. states with the oldest legal cannabis industries are leading the pushback against the Trump administration’s announcement...
Colorado’s Senators tell U.S. Treasury: Don’t touch marijuana banking [11.01.2018] U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado have asked the U.S. Treasury to keep in place Obama-era rules that allow banks to serve mariju...
Elio Di Rupo en faveur des cultures communales de cannabis [11.01.2018] Produire du cannabis et le distribuer aux consommateurs sous contrôle des communes. La mesure a été adoptée aux Pays-Bas suite à l’accord du gouverne...

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