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Proposals for regulated cannabis market may end up in European Court, says official [30.05.2023] The planned introduction of a legal, regulated cannabis market in the Czech Republic may end up in the European Court of Justice, said national drug ...
Legalise it? Czechia moving closer to regulated cannabis but obstacles remain [25.04.2023] The Czech cabinet recently approved drug policies that include introducing a strictly regulated cannabis market. The details of the plan are still be ...
Amid worsening food shortages, we need to turn over a new leaf on the coca plant [23.03.2023] The coca leaf has been a staple in Andean communities for centuries, serving as a source of nutrition, as an aide for altitude adjustment, and as an ...
Legal cannabis plans breach international law – State Council [16.03.2023] Luxembourg's plans to allow residents to grow four cannabis plants at their home have been thrown into question after the country's de-facto upper ch ...
Willful blindness: INCB can find nothing good to say on cannabis legalisation [14.03.2023] In its report for 2022, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the “independent, quasi-judicial expert body” that monitors the implementat ...
Lauterbach wants to present new proposal [14.03.2023] Germany's Health Minister Karl Lauterbach is sticking to his legalisation plans. In the coming weeks, he will present a proposal for cannabis legalis ...
Willful Blindness: 
INCB can find nothing good to say on cannabis legalisation [14.03.2023] In its Report for 2022, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the “independent, quasi-judicial expert body” that monitors the implementat ...
Is legalisation a human rights imperative? [01.03.2023] Does the cannabis legalisation planned by the German government's traffic lights coalition violate European law and relevant UN agreements? While Bav ...
EU is skeptical about legalizing cannabis [22.12.2022] Health Minister Lauterbach's prestige project is one of the few issues on which the traffic light parties in Germany agree. But they are meeting with ...
German cannabis regulation on thin ice [28.10.2022] The German government has released its ‘Eckpunktepapier’, a concept note laying out the key points to shape the regulation of the recreational cannab ...
Germany: Lauterbach outlines cannabis legalization plan [26.10.2022] German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach presented his plans on the legalization of cannabis. He said that Germany's drug policy had to be renewed beca ...
Could Germany’s impending cannabis legalization prop up Canada’s flagging producers? [18.09.2022] First-mover advantage: It’s a phrase long used by Canadian cannabis companies that have spent billions of dollars to accelerate their international s ...
Germany’s move to legalise cannabis slows over fears of clash with EU laws [12.09.2022] Legal hurdles are slowing down German plans to allow the controlled distribution of cannabis among adults, with fears that a badly crafted law to leg ...
Britain blocks Bermuda’s cannabis legislation [06.09.2022] Bermuda’s governor Rena Lalgie announced that the United Kingdom has blocked the Bermuda government’s controversial bid to legalize the use and produ ...
Colombia, largest cocaine supplier to U.S., considers decriminalizing [20.08.2022] Colombia is the largest producer of cocaine in the world, the source of more than 90 percent of the drug seized in the United States. It’s home to th ...
Germany will legalize cannabis — but nobody knows when [17.08.2022] Cannabis has become a part of everyday culture in Germany and now, policymaking. The coalition government of center-left Social Democrats (SPD), envi ...
Colombia’s first leftist president says war on drugs has failed [08.08.2022] Colombia’s first leftist president has been sworn into office, promising to fight inequality and bring peace to a country long haunted by bloody feud ...
Towards a ‘human rights-based’ drug policy [27.07.2022] In 2018, Malta became one of the first European countries to fully decriminalise cannabis for medicinal purposes; followed up by a broader reform to ...
What about the UN? Coming down off that high [12.06.2022] Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to delist the cannabis plant from the government's Category 5 narcotics list, following the publicati ...
Government tight-lipped over UK cannabis law talks [06.06.2022] Ministers are refusing to say if there were any breakthroughs on the stand-off with London over the Government’s flagship cannabis legislation during ...
Governor reserves assent on cannabis legalisation Bill [13.05.2022] A decision by Rena Lalgie, the Governor, to reserve assent on the Government’s controversial flagship cannabis legislation plunged Bermuda into uncha ...
Minister denies talks being held with Britain on cannabis law [29.04.2022] A Cabinet minister has denied that behind the scenes talks with London are the reason for a delay in sending controversial legislation on legalising ...
A House of Cards [29.04.2022] In a recently published report, ‘High compliance, a lex lata legalization for the non-medical cannabis industry’, Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli claims to ha ...
Cannabis legislation passes 18-6, setting up constitutional face-off [26.03.2022] It will be legal to grow and sell cannabis in Bermuda – if controversial legislation passed in the House of Assembly gets Royal Assent from the Gover ...
The green wave hits Europe: Recent cannabis regulation initiatives in Europe [15.03.2022]
Burt: Bermuda has ‘no intention’ of tailoring laws to fit UK cannabis conventions [22.11.2021] Bermuda’s Government had “no intention” of tailoring its laws licensing cannabis production to fit with the UK’s conventions allowing the drug for me ...
Burt refuses to confirm warning from Governor over cannabis law [24.02.2021] Premier David Burt refused to confirm whether he had held any discussions with the Governor on cannabis regulations approved by the House of Assembly ...
Morocco votes ‘Yes’ in historic UN vote on cannabis [02.12.2020] The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) met to vote on several rescheduling recommendations on cannabis. Morocco provided an important “yes” vote t ...
Coca leaf: Myths and Reality [16.06.2020] Many myths surround coca. Every day press accounts around the world use the word coca in their headlines, when they refer in fact to cocaine. TNI's D ...
Global vote on cannabis as medicine expected to be delayed again [01.03.2020] The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was set to hold a significant vote to reclassify cannabis as a medicine, a historic change to i ...
In major shift, UN drug chief questions whether control treaties involving cannabis are out of date [27.02.2020] The president of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is questioning whether the agency’s decades-old drug conventions are outdated given ...
Details revealed of Luxembourg joint-a-day weed plan [24.02.2020] Luxembourg plans to allow people to buy 30 grammes of cannabis per month – enough for anywhere between one to three joints a day – according to detai ...
Human Rights and drug policy [01.01.2020] The Transnational Institute (TNI) has always believed in the need to find global answers to global problems, been a strong defender of multilateralis ...
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 ...
Cannabis : un projet de loi à finaliser en janvier [23.12.2019] Le ministre de la Santé, Étienne Schneider, est décidé à soumettre courant janvier au Conseil de gouvernement un projet de loi pour légaliser le cann ...
Canada's cannabis policy makes it an international rebel on drug treaties [20.12.2019] While many Canadians have focused on the supply problems and overly optimistic business projections that have marred Ottawa's marijuana legalization ...
La légalisation du cannabis récréatif dans les limbes [04.12.2019] Si l'usage thérapeutique du cannabis est déjà entré dans une phase de test, son emploi «à des fins récréatives» n'est pas encore à l'ordre du jour de ...
UN Common Position on drug policy [01.12.2019] In November 2018, the UN System CEB adopted the ‘UN system common position supporting the implementation of the international drug control policy thr ...
Regulating Drugs: Resolving Conflicts with the UN Drug Control Treaty System [29.11.2019] There are good reasons to legally regulate drugs markets, rather than persist with efforts to ban all non-medical uses of psychoactive substances. Re ...
ACT dope laws ‘flout UN treaty statutes’ [28.10.2019] The UN narcotics agency has warned that the ACT Labor government’s move to legalise cannabis in the national capital had put Australia in violation o ...
How Canada's cannabis legalization is shaping laws elsewhere [17.10.2019] Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small Sou ...
A global revolution in attitudes towards cannabis is under way [29.08.2019] Uruguay paved the way when it legalised cannabis in 2013. But it is the reform in Canada, a G7 member, that has done most to heighten international t ...
Luxembourg legal pot plan violates UN rules [24.07.2019] Luxembourg met a possible hurdle in legalising cannabis as a parliamentary question brought to light that the current plans are in violation of inter ...
INCB stronger than ever before on decriminalisation, capital punishment & extrajudicial killings [28.06.2019] The INCB dedicated one of its latest series of Alerts, from June 2019, to the issue of ‘State responses to drug-related criminality’, covering decrim ...
Légalisation du cannabis : le Luxembourg enfume l’ONU [20.06.2019] La volonté du Grand-Duché de légaliser le cannabis récréatif est clairement opposée à l’engagement pris pour limiter l’usage de cette substance à des ...
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 ...
History, not harm, dictates why some drugs are legal and others aren’t [30.01.2019] Drug-related offences take up a lot of the resources within Australia’s criminal justice system. In 2016–17 law enforcement made 113,533 illicit drug ...
Gov't urged to regulate ecstasy production [17.12.2018] The Dutch government should regulate the production of party drug ecstasy to remove it from the criminal circuit, GroenLinks parliamentarian Kathalij ...
Legalization of recreational marijuana will result in international sanctions – PM [30.11.2018] St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) cannot legalize marijuana for recreational purposes without facing sanctions internationally. And persons who say ...
Connecting the dots... [26.10.2018] How can we resolve the tensions between current drug control policies and states’ human rights obligations? The international human rights framework ...

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