Items tagged with legalization

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Legalising cocaine would stem drug violence, Belgian criminologist suggests [21.01.2023] After an 11-year-old girl died recently due to a shooting incident in Merksem, politicians have stressed that tackling narco-terror is a top priority ...
‘This is another revolution’: could legalisation of cannabis transform Mexico’s economy? [05.01.2023] The pungent aroma of cannabis and the sound of dub music fill the air at a hacienda as about 150 smokers, users, growers, activists and business peop ...
Pass cannabis controls now [04.01.2023] Since December, MPs in Thailand have been working on getting the long-awaited cannabis and hemp control bill to pass its second reading. This push is ...
Now you can legally buy recreational cannabis in New York [29.12.2022] Kenneth Woodin, a stay-at-home dad, was first in line at the cannabis dispensary in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. He said he wanted to be a part of ...
Is legal weed doomed to be run by big business? [28.12.2022] If the federal government legalizes cannabis, lawmakers should beware of monopolization by national corporations, says Shaleen Title, chief executive ...
Marijuana law reached peak absurdity in 2022 [24.12.2022] Banning a plant with hundreds of industrial and medical uses was never going to work out well, but 2022 saw marijuana prohibition reach peak absurdit ...
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 ...
A proposal to regulate cannabis is imminent in the Czech Republic. The People's Party is concerned [19.12.2022] In mid-January, the Czech National Drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil plans to introduce a bill to free up the cannabis market. The exact form of regu ...
Legal uncertainty dampens Thailand's thriving weed business [18.12.2022] Thailand legalized the growing of marijuana and its consumption in food and drinks on June 9 and removed cannabis from its list of banned narcotics. ...
'We must move on from the repressive drug policies of the past', says Minister of Justice [17.12.2022] Minister of Justice Sam Tanson of Luxembourg defended the government's decision to regulate recreational cannabis consumption, pointing out that this ...
Colombia’s Congress agrees to final marijuana legalization bill, which key senator expects to be enacted by June [15.12.2022] Colombia’s Chamber of Representatives and Senate have voted to reconcile their respective versions of marijuana legalization bills that recently adva ...
Cannabis industry has huge economic value for South Africa, but government dragging its feet [13.12.2022] The Draft South African Cannabis Masterplan states that there are up to 900,000 traditional dagga growers in South Africa and that they and ‘dagga’ n ...
Germany: Flirting with Plan B? [07.12.2022] Two articles published this week, in Der Tagesspiegel and LTO, throw cold water on expectations that the European Commission could give green light t ...
Study: Most Czechs want easing of laws on cannabis [07.12.2022] Most Czechs would favour an easing of the current legalisation on possession and cultivation of cannabis, suggests a study by the firm Behavio for th ...
Regulated cultivated cannabis experiment delayed again; could start in 2024 [03.12.2022] Health Minister Ernst Kuipers said that the experiment in regulated cultivated cannabis will be postponed again. He expects that "as it stands now" o ...
Law aiming to clear simple drug convictions expected next year [02.12.2022] Malta won’t see a bill that introduces a path to clearing simple drug convictions from people’s criminal records until sometime next year. A spokespe ...
Légalisation du cannabis : des failles à tous les étages [29.11.2022] «Est-ce que la légalisation envisagée ne posera pas plus de questions pratiques qu’elle n’en résoudra, notamment par rapport aux contrôles du nombre ...
Basic legislation proposal on legalizing cannabis should be ready by March 2023 [25.11.2022] A basic legislation proposal for introducing a regulated cannabis market in Czechia should be finished by the end of March, the country’s National Dr ...
Poland: Cannabis for everyone? [23.11.2022] The distribution and use of cannabis for medical purposes became legal in Poland in 2017. By 2021, doctors across Poland were writing roughly 3,000 m ...
High hurdles face Germany's cannabis legalization plans [22.11.2022] The legalization of cannabis is a prestige project for the current coalition government. Berlin doesn't just intend to decriminalize the substance, b ...
Activists fear medical cannabis companies want in on recreational market [21.11.2022] Established medical cannabis companies could be looking to set their foot in Malta’s flegdling recreational cannabis market, according to sources. Re ...
New York has $750m worth of cannabis stockpiled that growers can’t sell [19.11.2022] A strong smell of weed hangs over many New York neighbourhoods, the result in part of cannabis decriminalization in 2019 – but cannabis growers in th ...
Anutin calls for patience as debate over hemp bill drags on [17.11.2022] A new announcement categorising flowers or buds of the cannabis plant as "controlled herbs" is a temporary measure to curb the proliferation of recre ...
A tale of marijuana charlatans, corruption, collusion and exploitation [16.11.2022] Through manipulating trust and exploiting public ignorance, cannabis charlatans – new and old – are trying to construct corporate empires, some of wh ...
Why Colombia should fully legalize cocaine [15.11.2022] Colombia’s war on drugs dominated the headlines of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s October visit to Bogotá. Michael Crowley, a diplomatic co ...
Cannabis authority chair sacked after 10 months [11.11.2022] Psychotherapist Mariella Dimech has been sacked from her position as executive chairperson of the new cannabis authority on the responsible use of ca ...
Weed is now legal in Thailand. How long will the high times last? [10.11.2022] Thailand’s military government is carrying out an experiment: What happens when a country in Asia, a region where drug laws tend to be harsh, essenti ...
Nearly half of Americans to reside in states where marijuana is legal [09.11.2022] More than 155 million Americans will now live in states with legal weed. Maryland and Missouri passed legalization referendums on Tuesday, meaning th ...
Treat Breda as part of Germany so regulated weed can go ahead: mayor [07.11.2022] The mayor of Breda has asked if his region can be treated as a part of Germany, in order to go ahead with a trial of regulated cannabis growing. Spea ...
A decade after legalizing cannabis in Colorado, here's what we've learned [07.11.2022] Ten years ago this week, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, making the state among the first two in the nation (along with Washington) to legaliz ...
Czech Republic on the way to legalizing cannabis [02.11.2022] Tourists in Prague may get the impression that the Czech capital is also the cannabis capital of Europe. From stickers to posters, the iconic leaf of ...
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 ...
'Dare to legislate': Brussels mayor repeats call to legalise cannabis [27.10.2022] Following the reported agreement by the German Government on the legalisation of cannabis, Brussels mayor Philippe Close reiterated his plea to decri ...
Dutch marijuana growing experiment runs into more delays [27.10.2022] Marijuana growers who have been selected to take part in the government’s controlled cultivation trials said that they will not be ready to start ear ...
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 ...
Details on cannabis legalisation: Lauterbach plans with these key points [19.10.2022] In Germany, the purchase and possession of 20 grams of cannabis from the age of 18 should in principle be exempt from punishment. This emerges from t ...
Vobořil: The state could raise up to CZK 15 billion annually by taxing addictive substances [17.10.2022] Czechia could gain up to CZK 15 billion (EUR 600 million) a year thanks to new taxation of addictive substances and more efficient collection. The pr ...
Booming cocaine production suggests the war on drugs has failed [13.10.2022] There is no shortage of people willing to plant and harvest coca; and there is no shortage of cocaine. According to the United Nations Office on Drug ...
Victorian Greens push for cannabis to be legalised, taxed similarly to alcohol [09.10.2022] Cannabis would be legal and regulated in Victoria (Australia) by 2024 under a Greens proposal, being announced ahead of November’s state election, th ...
Albanian government presents second law draft for cannabis legalisation [07.10.2022] The second draft of a law on cultivating and processing cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes has been put forward by the Albanian governmen ...
California’s illicit marijuana market thrives as much of the state continues to restrict sales [04.10.2022] In 2016, Californians voted to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana. Proponents of Proposition 64, including then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, argued ...
Legal marijuana, but Uruguayans still prefer black market [30.09.2022] In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana -- which came into effect four years later -- permitting it ...
German SPD representatives confident a solution to international legal hurdles will be found [29.09.2022] Earlier this month news broke of recent analysis conducted by the Bundestag’s scientific service suggested the creation of a legal recreational canna ...
Recreational marijuana use in Australia could be legalised by federal parliament, Greens say [26.09.2022] Federal parliament could override state laws to legalise recreational marijuana use in Australia, according to new constitutional advice obtained by ...
Government needs to speed up cannabis law reform, say protesters [19.09.2022] Various groups protested on the lawns of the Union Buildings over the slow pace and haphazard approach to cannabis law reform and regulation in South ...
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 ...
Golding promises special treatment for small farmers, Rastas, Maroons in ganja industry [18.09.2022] Small farmers, the Maroons and Rastafarians are to be given special treatment in the ganja industry whenever the People’s National Party (PNP) next f ...
Pirates are preparing to legalize marijuana. Progress cannot be stopped even in the Czech Republic [16.09.2022] The Pirates are fulfilling one of their pre-election promises. Pirates MPs prepared a bill on the legalization of cannabis in cooperation with the na ...
Pirates: Legal marijuana could generate up to CZK 1.8 billion in taxes [14.09.2022] Legalizing marijuana would bring the Czech state between CZK 650 million and CZK 1.8 billion in tax revenue, according to an analysis commissioned by ...
Vobořil is looking for support for the regulated legal sale of cannabis [12.09.2022] The new model of cannabis regulation in the Czech Republic envisages controlled sales in specialized branches, the liberalization of the use of canna ...

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