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...
Regulated marijuana trial should be bigger [21.06.2018] The government’s plans to experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation should be carried out far more widely than in just six to 10 local authorit...
French government ‘to close’ newly opened Paris cannabis coffee shops [20.06.2018] Along with the UK, France has among the strictest laws on Cannabis in western Europe, but despite this, huge queues have formed over the past few wee...
Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks [19.06.2018] Senators have voted to pass the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the way ...
Cannabis war 'comprehensively lost', says William Hague [19.06.2018] Former Conservative leader Lord Hague has called for a "decisive change" in the law on cannabis - suggesting that the Tories should consider legalisi...
Marijuana bill inches closer to passage with House vote [18.06.2018] The bill to legalize recreational marijuana has cleared another vote in the House of Commons — but it still has to get a final stamp of approval from...
New York moves toward legal marijuana with Health Dept. endorsement [18.06.2018] New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that th...
Legalising marijuana: An intoxicating affair [17.06.2018] Cannabis, hemp, pot, ganja, bhang – call it what you wish, but there’s no denying that the venerable, yet also reviled, plant has been endemic to the...
Reform of drug laws begins as bill passes first reading [17.06.2018] The National Legislative Assembly passed by a landslide vote the three narcotics control policy bills, which are an effort by authorities to reform o...
Cannabis petition reaches vote threshold in under 24 hours [14.06.2018] It took very little time for petition 1031 on the Luxembourg government's website – calling for the legal sale of cannabis in 'coffee shops' – to rea...
Pot legalization battle brewing as government rejects key Senate change [13.06.2018] The federal government is rejecting several Senate changes to its cannabis legalization bill, setting the stage for a possible showdown between the S...
7 mayors want pot removed from federal list of illegal drugs [12.06.2018] Mayors from seven U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after Pres...
How mapping marijuana DNA could change the future of pot [12.06.2018] Scientists are currently in the midst of exploring uncharted territory: The cannabis genome. Unlike with other plants, researchers don't have a long ...
Huit Français sur dix favorables au cannabis thérapeutique [11.06.2018] Pour ou contre ? Le sujet est complexe, mais les Français sont unanimes : selon une étude IFOP pour Terra Nova et Echo citoyen publiée lundi 11 juin,...
Five Danish political parties support legalisation of cannabis [11.06.2018] A string of parties on both sides of the political aisle have declared their support for decriminalising the sale of cannabis. Police are wasting the...
No cannabis for scientific studies, says parliament [11.06.2018] The Swiss parliament has rejected a motion to allow the use of cannabis in scientific studies investigating the drug’s effects. Opponents saw the mot...
What's the story behind the new cannabis-selling 'coffee shops' in Paris? [11.06.2018] Two shops selling cannabis or more specifically "cannabidiol" based products (CBD) opened in central Paris and just outside the capital. Cofyshop, th...
"New Amsterdam" no more? Spain's cannabis clubs fight to stay open [08.06.2018] Spain's cannabis social club (CSC) model might make the country appear to be a marijuana mecca, but what the tourist never sees are the legal and fin...
Jeff Sessions is really going to hate the World Health Organization’s first-ever marijuana review [08.06.2018] The World Health Organization met in Geneva, Switzerland, to review a first-of-its-kind report on the health and safety of cannabis, and President Do...
Senate approves cannabis legalization bill with dozens of amendments [07.06.2018] The Senate has approved the Trudeau government’s landmark legislation to lift Canada’s 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis – but with ne...
Senators introduce bipartisan bill to protect state laws on marijuana [07.06.2018] Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced a bipartisan bill that would allow states to regulate marijuana without federa...
Pot delivery services could be 'cockroaches' of marijuana legalization, experts say [03.06.2018] Marijuana businesses are growing as Canada moves toward legalization of recreational pot, creating an increasingly daunting job for those tasked with...
Legalising cannabis ‘could earn Treasury £3.5bn’ [02.06.2018] Introducing a legal cannabis market to the UK could earn the Treasury between £1bn and £3.5bn a year in tax revenues, a new report suggests. Health P...
Dominica minister wants debate on decriminalisation of marijuana [01.06.2018] A senior government minister says he remains baffled as to why Dominicans are afraid of debating the issue of decriminalisation of marijuana whether ...
Illicit drug trade worth 2.7bn euros a year in France [30.05.2018] The trade in illegal drugs contributes an estimated 0.1 percent of France's GDP, earning 2.7 billion euros, according to the national statistical ins...
Danish police in new Christiania clampdown as hash market pulled down [28.05.2018] Police in Copenhagen tore down cannabis stands in the Pusher Street market area in Christiania for the third consecutive day. But sellers in the alte...
Jamaica poised to become major location for medical cannabis investment ­— Shaw [27.05.2018] Audley Shaw's trip to Canada has paved the way for Jamaica to play a leading role in the rapidly growing medical cannabis industry, according to the ...
The Netherlands is richer than thought – thanks to the marijuana industry [24.05.2018] Illegal cannabis cultivation in the Netherlands is far larger than previously thought, Statistics Netherlands said in a revision of old economic figu...
Report highlights continued rise in drug-related crime in Germany [23.05.2018] The head of the BKA, Holger Münch, suggested during a joint press conference with Germany's Commissioner on Drugs, Marlene Mortler, that decriminaliz...
Denmark’s Christiania closes off 'Pusher Street' cannabis market [22.05.2018] Residents in Denmark’s alternative enclave Christiania fenced off an area known as Pusher Street, from where cannabis is usually sold. All entrances ...
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...
Danish MP calls for decriminalisation of both cannabis and hard drugs [17.05.2018] Henrik Sass Larsen minces no words in his new book ‘Exodus: The Way to the Centre-Left’ in which he offers up his opinion on the Danish government’s ...
Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model? [17.05.2018] Sweden is accustomed to being praised for its forward-thinking approach, but there's one area where many feel it lies behind the curve. The country's...
Surge in young Americans using marijuana as first drug [17.05.2018] The proportion of young people using marijuana as their first drug doubled in the 10 years from 2004, a US-based study has found. The government stud...
Big opportunities in Europe's cannabis market come with big risks [16.05.2018] Interest is running very high among cannabis entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the prospect of an expanded European cannabis market. Europe is h...
Trafic de cannabis : Le PAM et l'Istiqlal appellent à la libération des personnes poursuivies [15.05.2018] La nécessité d’inscrire les noms des personnes poursuives pour trafic de cannabis dans les zones du Nord sur la liste des bénéficiaires de la grâce r...
High time to rehash drug policy, think tanks say, as legalisation could save taxpayer £900m [13.05.2018] Think tanks have today called on the government to radically rethink its drug policy, as it was revealed that taxpayers could save nearly £900m a yea...
How do you move mountains of unwanted weed? [09.05.2018] It turns out Oregonians are good at growing cannabis – too good. In February, state officials announced that 1.1m pounds of cannabis flower were logg...
Canada plans to legalize weed – but will those convicted of crimes get amnesty? [08.05.2018] As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana this summer, politicians are facing growing calls to grant a blanket amnesty for people convicted under the ...
The Senate should stand down on cannabis [07.05.2018] Conservative senators have been threatening to slow or even kill the Liberal government’s cannabis legalization bill for months. But with a third rea...
INCB hearing on the use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes [07.05.2018] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) held a meeting with civil society representatives on the “the use of cannabis for medical and non-me...
How anti-marijuana Jeff Sessions became the best thing to happen to pot legalization [06.05.2018] Jeff Sessions hates marijuana. He’s made that plain in multiple colorful quotes, from stating that “ good people don’t smoke marijuana ” to arguing t...
INCB should exert caution in presenting data on cannabis regulation [06.05.2018] At the recent 63 rd Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organisation of American States, the International Nar...
In bid to intimidate Canada on cannabis regulation, INCB is reckless and wrong [04.05.2018] On May 1, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland appeared before the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International T...
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...
Withdrawing from drug treaties over legal pot would be a ‘mistake’: Freeland [01.05.2018] Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is defending the Liberal government’s decision not to withdraw from three international drug treaties, whi...
Beijing asks Canada to help stem flow of illicit marijuana to China [30.04.2018] Chinese officials have been quietly grilling Canada about illicit marijuana flowing to their country, prompting Ottawa to agree to work with them on ...
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...
Liz Warren has high hopes for pot bill [29.04.2018] U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has had “encouraging” conversations with Republican leadership over a bill she and Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner a...

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