Items tagged with cannabis

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Possession of cannabis for personal use [01.01.2020] The legal status of cannabis for personal use is one of the most controversial policy issues in the European Union. Although cannabis is a classified...
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...
Fair(er) Trade Options for the Cannabis Market [21.03.2019] Policy changes over the past five years or so have dramatically reshaped the global cannabis market. Not only has there been an unprecedented boom in...
The WHO’s First-Ever Critical Review of Cannabis [15.03.2019] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the fir...
In Moroccan cannabis fields, illumination of Jewish role in country’s hash trade [12.03.2019] “The Jews in general did not grow cannabis,” explains Dr. Doron Danino, an expert on Moroccan Jewry. “But they received a monopoly from the king for ...
Colorado lawmakers taking second crack at bill that would allow publicly traded marijuana companies [04.03.2019] A bill that opens the door for out-of-state investors and private equity firms to wade into Colorado ’s regulated marijuana business waters passed it...
Sweet smell of success? Big business bets on a marijuana boom [02.03.2019] T o listen to some of the predictions about the future of the cannabis industry, you would think financial analysts had been partaking heavily of the...
Swiss may let 5,000 people use marijuana legally for studies [28.02.2019] Switzerland may let up to 5,000 people smoke marijuana legally in pilot studies to help shape new rules for recreational use. The cabinet proposed li...
Scientists brew cannabis using hacked beer yeast [27.02.2019] The yeast that has been used for millennia to brew alcoholic drinks has now been engineered to produce cannabinoids — chemicals with medicinal and mi...
Portugal rejects recreational cannabis, as medical becomes legal [26.02.2019] The Portuguese parliament has rejected two proposals to legalise the cultivation and sale of cannabis for recreational purposes. The first proposal, ...
Is marijuana really legal in Mexico? [26.02.2019] Mexico’s federal judges will be required to grant amparo appeals for the recreational use of marijuana. However, this does not imply that marijuana h...
San Francisco to expunge thousands of marijuana convictions [26.02.2019] San Francisco officials plan to expunge more than 9,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975, the city's highest law enforcement official said. ...
St Kitts-Nevis joins 'ganja train' Gov't accepts recommendations on use of marijuana in federation [22.02.2019] The St Kitts-Nevis Government says it will consider and consult further on creating the framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes aft...
Legalize pot? Amid opioid crisis, some New Hampshire leaders say no way [20.02.2019] The push to legalize recreational marijuana is sweeping the Northeast: Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine have done it, and the governors of Rhode Isla...
Drug policy in India: Key developments since the UNGASS 2016 [20.02.2019] This paper outlines the key drug policy developments in India since the UNGASS Outcome Document was adopted in 2016, which highlights health and huma...
Tough cannabis policies do not deter young people – study [18.02.2019] There is no evidence that tough policies deter young people from using cannabis, a study has found. Analysing data about cannabis use among more than...
The trend towards exotic ganja flavours [18.02.2019] Cultivators have been experimenting with unique flavours through selective breeding and phenotyping – adjusting the plant’s grow environment to see w...
Popular book on marijuana's apparent dangers is pure alarmism, experts say [17.02.2019] A group of 75 scholars and medical professionals have criticised a controversial book about the purported dangers of marijuana, calling it an example...
Legalisation of cannabis in the UK would help protect its users from harm [15.02.2019] N ew research highlights associations between teenage cannabis use and a range of mental health problems. The results suggested that use of the drug ...
Amnesty underway for users, possessors of cannabis [15.02.2019] The Drug Committee in Thailand approved three draft legislations for amnesty. If these drafts become law, even possessors of cannabis, who are not pa...
Cannabis smoking in teenage years linked to adulthood depression [13.02.2019] Scientists believe they have identified about 60,000 cases of depression in adults under 35 in the UK, and more than 400,000 in the US, that could be...
The cannabis black market will control 71 per cent of sales in Canada this year, Scotiabank says [13.02.2019] A new research note from Scotiabank analysts estimate that the black market will control 71 percent of cannabis sales in Canada in 2019. The logistic...
Slowing the legal weed freight train [12.02.2019] Sabet's strategy for sabotaging legalization is to offer legislators what he calls "a true decriminalization and justice" bill, which would do away w...
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 ...
Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market [10.02.2019] British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada's new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with establish...
WHO recommends rescheduling cannabis in international law for first time in history [08.02.2019] The World Health Organization has suggested that cannabis should be removed from Schedule IV of the 1961 UN Single Convention given the mounting evid...
Why so many Americans now support legalizing marijuana, in 4 charts [05.02.2019] American views on marijuana have shifted incredibly rapidly. Thirty years ago, marijuana legalization seemed like a lost cause. In 1988, only 24 perc...
A California conundrum: How to crack down on illicit sales without echoing the war on drugs? [04.02.2019] In October 2018, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ newly-established Cannabis Enforcement Unit teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Dep...
'Legalize marijuana without corporatized marijuana,' says New York mayor Bill de Blasio [03.02.2019] New York Mayor Bill de Blasio supports Governor Andrew Cuomo's pledge to legalize recreational marijuana, but he doesn't want the the market to be ov...
World Health Organization recommends rescheduling marijuana under international treaties [01.02.2019] Health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties...
Why legal cannabis growers can’t compete with the black market — yet [01.02.2019] Despite the persistent media buzz, there are no cannabis supply shortages in Canada, pot industry expert Michael Armstrong explains. “There’s all kin...
Canada’s cannabis shortage could be over quicker than we thought, researcher says [01.02.2019] If Canada ’s licensed cannabis producers continue ramping up production at their current exponential pace, there will be more than enough pot to meet...
People take drugs for pleasure and fun – so why do we drown that out by obsessing over the harm? [31.01.2019] Are you one of the 10 million people who have used drugs like cannabis or cocaine? Make no mistake, drugs are fun. They must be, given the scale of d...
Illicit drugs should be regulated and distributed by pharmacies, leading doctor suggests [30.01.2019] A leading drug reform advocate and esteemed doctor is calling for a shake up to the illicit drug market, suggesting substances like MDMA, marijuana a...
Le cannabis légal permet de panacher sa conso [28.01.2019] De nouvelles variétés de cannabis contenant très peu de THC et beaucoup de CBD ont été développées en Amérique du Nord. Elles ont été adoptées par de...
Tightly regulated framework likely for 2020 vote on cannabis [26.01.2019] The 2020 referendum to legalise cannabis looks likely to propose a tightly regulated framework, including strict rules on supply and possession, an a...
Danish law enforcement increasing pressure on Christiania cannabis trade [23.01.2019] Illicit trade of cannabis at the Pusher Street market in Copenhagen’s Christiania is being put under pressure by an intensive effort from law enforce...
Westmoreland ganja farmers welcome pilot but... [21.01.2019] One of the nation's leading ganja advocates, Ras Iyah V, has welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness' announcement that the pilot project for the Alte...
Does marijuana use really cause psychotic disorders? [20.01.2019] D oes marijuana cause psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, and do associated symptoms like paranoia lead to violent crimes? That’s what writer ...
Cannabis farms cover 500 square kilometers of Northern Morocco [18.01.2019] Between 47,000 and 50,000 hectares, mainly in the Rif region, are planted with cannabis in Morocco, the National Narcotics Commission (CNS) said. Moh...
After legalization: Four things to know about cannabis in Quebec [17.01.2019] In Quebec — where the product is sold by the government-run Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC) — legalization has highlighted the province’s thirs...
Luxembourg in talks with Canada over how to legalise recreational cannabis [16.01.2019] Discussions between Luxembourg and Canada are under way to establish how the Grand Duchy will legalise cannabis and sell the drug for recreational us...
Cannabis in Congress: Why federally legal weed could soon be a reality [14.01.2019] There is a fresh Congress in town. That means the nation’s 535 lawmakers are in the first stages of trying to get their favored pet issues on the rad...
AG: Marijuana consultations to start this month [14.01.2019] Public consultations on the decriminalisation of marijuana in Trinidad and Tobago will begin on January 23. Despite calls for the drug to be legalise...
Is Alex Berenson trolling us with his anti-weed book? [12.01.2019] There’s been a flurry of media coverage around a new book called Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. One of ...
Dutch weed experiment: The ongoing fight to regulate famed coffee shops [11.01.2019] When the Dutch government announced in October 2017 plans for an experiment with regulated cannabis production to supply the country’s famous coffee ...
Enjoy it while you can Cannabis Canada, your edge is already eroding [11.01.2019] A number of industry insiders who argue that the level of government control and intervention in the cannabis landscape in Canada, coupled with the s...
M5S cannabis bill won't pass - Salvini [11.01.2019] A bill approving the recreational use of cannabis in Italy filed by government partner the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) " will never pass...
Swiss pharmacies want to sell medical and recreational marijuana [11.01.2019] The President of the Pharmacy Association in Zurich, Valeria Dora, says that more and more people in Switzerland are consuming cannabis, and that sel...
AMOR: Legalise marijuana [10.01.2019] All Mansions Of Rastafari (AMOR) said it was not enough to decriminalise marijuana in Trinidad and Tobago, but it should also be legalised. Attorney ...

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