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Partnership critical for ganja industry success - SRC head [06.07.2018] Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC) Dr Cliff Riley has underscored the importance of working partnerships that acknowledge an...
High hopes: Who will benefit from NZ's legal cannabis industry? [05.07.2018] In New Zealand, it’s Māori communities who have been hit by racial bias in drug policing. Even when accounting for rates of use, at every stage of th...
Chefchaouen-Ouazzane: nouvelles tensions entre cultivateurs de cannabis à cause du manque d'eau [17.05.2018] La région de Chefchaouen et Ouazzane est le théâtre d'une guerre pour l’eau entre les cultivateurs de cannabis. Plusieurs accrochages ont été enregis...
Colombia sees billion-dollar bonanza from legacy of marijuana trade [03.05.2018] Farmers who want to be part of Colombia's medical marijuana project are required to destroy their illegal crops. Colombia has already issued 33 licen...
Morocco's farmers are now producing high-quality Rosin and BHO [30.04.2018] In the final part of our series on the recent changes to the cannabis industry in Morocco, we’ll take a closer look at the new extraction methods gai...
In Lebanon, one farmer-turned-candidate is running on a pro-cannabis platform [23.04.2018] In Lebanon, on the roads of Baalbek-Hermel leading to his village of Deir al-Ahmar, Shawki Fakhri is contesting the upcoming local elections under a ...
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...
Cannabis group discusses medical marijuana sector [22.02.2018] More than 25 persons representing cannabis growers and consumers from several communities throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines met at Victoria P...
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...
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...
The facts about ganja in Jamaica [21.01.2018] When the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015 came into effect on April 15, 2015, new provisions were put in place regarding the possession and smoki...
How legalization is already hurting California's small pot farmers [08.01.2018] Legality is more nuanced than it may seem in a state that legalized weed. And California's mom-and-pop growers are up against a confluence of factors...
Morocco’s cannabis farmers are radically overhauling their grow methods [04.01.2018] On a recent visit to the Rif region of Northern Morocco, we observed a dramatic and widespread evolution in cannabis cultivation techniques. We have ...
Steve DeAngelo digs in [01.01.2018] "We are looking in 2018 and 2019 at an extinction event for 75 percent of the existing cannabis industry in California," says cannabis activist/entre...
I grow pot in California for a living. I’m worried about legalization [29.12.2017] As the daughter of a back-to-the-land homesteader and pot farmer, I learned never to speak of what my father did. We lived a simple life in times whe...
Albania cracks down on cannabis trade ahead of hoped-for EU talks [21.07.2017] Thousands of small producers have made Albania, Europe’s second-poorest country, its biggest open-air producer of cannabis, exported mainly to wester...
Odisha is ganja’s ground zero [30.05.2017] Hemp grows illegally in vast stretches of Odisha’s inaccessible forested regions, making it one of the top cannabis-producing States in India. The pl...
Small ganja farmers to get help to legalise cultivation [20.03.2017] The Government of Jamaica is to undertake a programme to help small ganja farmers benefit from a legal regulated cannabis industry. The project dubbe...
The Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP) [27.10.2016] The voices of affected communities involved in the cultivation of coca leaf, opium poppy and cannabis plants are lacking in the global debate on drug...
New agreement brings no end to war on drugs in ASEAN [26.04.2016] The outcome of the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs in New York resulted in an outcome document that brings little new to the table. Nang...
TNI at UNGASS 2016: reports from New York [20.04.2016] The Transnational Institute (TNI) attended the 30th session of the UN General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem in New York from the...
To win the war on drugs, stop brutalising farmers who grow them [19.04.2016] Reform of international drug control is urgently needed. The war on drugs has left a trail of suffering and criminality in its wake and has manifestl...
Cash crops poisoned in Pondoland [07.04.2016] The villagers keep watch from January, waiting for police helicopters to thud over the hills. Every year, for nearly three decades, their plantations...
The Heemskerk Declaration [20.01.2016] In a global meeting small scale farmers of cannabis, coca and opium from 14 countries in Heemskerk, the Netherlands, discussed their contribution to ...
Ganja ready for the big times [17.09.2015] Going by the announcement by Canada-based Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC), Jamaica stands to benefit from a US$100-million deal to develop medical...
Third Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum [10.09.2015] Current drug control polices in South-east Asia are repressive and criminalise opium farmers, greatly affecting the lives of communities cultivating ...
The tragedy of the ganja policy [08.08.2015] The amendment of the Dangerous Drugs Act 2015 in February has laid the foundation for the development of the policy framework governing a ganja indus...
None but ourselves can 'free' the weed [04.07.2015] Traditional small ganja farmers in Jamaica, accustomed to clandestinely working their fields, will now have to adhere to strict regulations in order ...
Ganja is our 'life blood' – western farmers [01.06.2015] With Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell stating that Jamaica plans to become a world leader in exploiting the economic ...
Canadian company to tap into Jamaica for medicinal cannabis supply [04.04.2015] A Canadian company is seeking to tap into the Jamaican market for the supply of dried marijuana to the medicinal marijuana industry in Canada. Market...
Farmers encouraged to make use of ganja opportunities [18.03.2015] Small ganja farmers across the island are being encouraged to make use of the opportunities that will be available in the medicinal ganja industry. S...
Conditioning Alternative Development to previous eradication should be abandoned [12.03.2015] Conditioning Alternative Development (AD) participation to previous eradication should be abandoned as a policy, since it has proved to be counterpro...
Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP) [09.03.2015] The undersigned, constituting "The Steering Committee", acting on behalf of small farmers (families) of controlled plants, from all geographical regi...
Ganja decriminalisation: Three the hard way [02.03.2015] February 24, 2015 was an especially emotional day for three of the stalwarts who have fought for the decriminalisation of ganja. It was the day the H...
Ganja interests wary of internal business rivalry [31.01.2015] Despite strong ministerial and legislative signals, segments of the marijuana lobby are unsure that sufficient protections will be afforded to the pe...
Cannabis farmers support calls to legalize lucrative crop [23.12.2014] With the war in Syria stifling the economy and bringing in a flood of refugees in the Bekaa Valley, as well as the closure of smuggling roads and per...
Marijuana farmers in the Bekaa struggling to survive as profits decline [12.09.2014] Farmers in the Bekaa Valley are not ashamed of growing marijuana. It is neither a disgrace nor a mistake, “We grow it to survive” they say candidly. ...
Dynamics of ganja cultivation in Manipur [16.08.2014] In the absence of alternative means of livelihood, ganja cultivation for decades has been the mainstay of livelihood for many families in the backwar...
Illegal cannabis and opium cultivation ride high in Parvati Valley in HP [29.03.2013] "You want to buy charas? Hashish? Top quality," are invariably the first words you will hear in Malana. Tucked safely away on the highest mountains f...
Valencia Declaration on Alternative Development [09.11.2012] Producers of crops declared illicit, such as opium, coca and cannabis, from throughout the world convened at the Observatory of Crops Declared Illici...
Yammouneh rises: Hashish is our livelihood [04.08.2012] Clashes erupted in the town of Yammouneh in the Bekaa valley between local hashish farmers and security forces. The farmers in the largely marginaliz...
Lebanon: Hashish growers and the Government face off [13.07.2012] It is hard to predict how this year’s planned destruction of the hashish crop in the Bekaa will play out. The farmers insist on confronting any such ...
Alternative development from the perspective of Colombian farmers [15.05.2011] Alternative Development programmes have been widely discussed from the point of view of experts, technocrats, politicians and academics, with advocat...
The case for small-scale domestic cannabis cultivation [01.07.2010] The shift to (inter)regional production, trade and domestic cultivation has become an irreversible international trend. Until now, the focus of most ...
FMPCDI Declaration at side event of UN meeting [15.05.2009] The 2009 Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), and its High Level (political) Segment (HLS), was a key moment where the conclusions and recommendations...
Global Forum of Producers of Crops Declared to be Illicit [29.01.2009] Why peasants from certain regions of the world cultivate the three plants – coca leaves, cannabis and opium poppy – that the international convention...
Downward Spiral [01.06.2005] Opium farmers in Afghanistan and Burma are coming under huge pressure as local authorities implement bans on the cultivation of poppy. Banning opium ...
Broken promises and coca eradication in Peru [01.03.2005] The forced crop eradication policy implemented by the Peruvian government over the past 25 years has failed. The official strategy has exacerbated so...
Alternative Development and Drug Control [08.01.2002] What can Alternative Development interventions realistically hope to achieve, given the growing demand for illicit drugs and the continuing prevalenc...
Statement of Evo Morales [25.02.1998] Executive Secretary of the Five Federations of Lowland Peasants in Bolivia and President of the Andean Confederation of Coca Leaf Producers. Meant to...

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