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 ...
Licences approved as St Vincent's Cannabis industry opens [15.07.2019] St Vincent’s Medicinal Marijuana industry is a go. Over 30 licences have been approved by the Medicinal Cannabis Authority (MCA) for the cultivation, ...
Support for legalising cannabis growing among British public, survey finds [14.07.2019] Twice as many British adults now support the legalisation of cannabis than oppose it, according to a poll which reveals a “widening gulf” between pub ...
Cannabis pilot project agreement signed in Accompong [10.07.2019] A tripartite agreement was signed to implement a cannabis pilot programme in Accompong, St Elizabeth, under the Cannabis Licensing Authority's (CLA) ...
Congressional committee discusses how to legalize cannabis [10.07.2019] In a first-of-its-kind hearing, a key congressional committee met to discuss how to finally put an end to federal cannabis prohibition. Titled Mariju ...
How do we eliminate the cannabis black market? License it [10.07.2019] Given a choice, Canadians prefer to buy illicit weed. Nearly 80 per cent of all sales since legalization are from the “black market” – or more aptly ...
Illegal cannabis getting even cheaper, as legal gets costlier, StatsCan says [10.07.2019] Statistics Canada's quarterly report on cannabis prices suggests the cost chasm between legal and illegal versions of the drug is wide, and getting w ...
Make cannabis legal and cut crime, says Adam Smith think tank [09.07.2019] A leading think tank today called for cannabis to be sold over the counter in pharmacies — and said legalisation for adult recreational use is a matt ...
Youth marijuana use declined in states that legalized, study finds [08.07.2019] Legalizing marijuana is associated with a decline in youth cannabis consumption, according to a new study in a journal published by the American Medi ...
Opposition MP calls for policy on cannabis [03.07.2019] Opposition spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill is urging the Government to formulate a policy framework to define its position on cannabis. Cann ...
Bruce Linton's firing signals it is time for the cannabis industry to start delivering [03.07.2019] The surprise ousting of the chief executive officer of Canada’s foremost cannabis company is a sign of things to come, some observers warned, as the ...
The cannabis-psychosis debate is being driven by fear mongering, not facts [01.07.2019] As the legalization of recreational cannabis gains traction across North America, one of the most-debated health concerns is psychosis and cannabis u ...
The Cannabis Debate: 63 per cent of Londoners think UK should follow Canada and make drug legal [01.07.2019] Londoners overwhelmingly support the legalisation of cannabis for adult recreational use, according to a poll commissioned by the Evening Standard an ...
Reefer Madness or Pot Paradise? The surprising legacy of the place where legal weed began [30.06.2019] Colorado’s first-in-the-nation experiment has reshaped health, politics, rural culture and criminal justice in surprising ways that often defy both t ...
‘There’s no opposition now’: how a quiet Canada town became a world leader in growing weed [29.06.2019] In 2018 Canada became the second country, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. By catching the green wave, Canopy Growth’s co-chief executive ...
Global marijuana use rose by 60 percent over the past decade [26.06.2019] The global story about cannabis — the most-used recreational drug in the world — is about as fuzzy as your body feels after taking your first hit. Wh ...
French economists tell government to legalise cannabis to bring in extra €2.8bn [21.06.2019] A group of French economists have recommended legalising marijuana, arguing it would add billions to state coffers, but President Emmanuel Macron's g ...
Des députés de plusieurs bords plaident pour une légalisation contrôlée du cannabis [19.06.2019] Un monopole d’Etat pour la production et la vente de cannabis. Des députés de quatre groupes politiques, dont certains du parti présidentiel, prônent ...
Dagga high on new Eastern Cape premier’s list [19.06.2019] A flourishing dagga industry is high on the agenda of new Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane, especially in the Pondoland area, where locals have be ...
Final push to legalize pot fails in New York [19.06.2019] New York’s plan to legalize marijuana this year collapsed, dashing hopes for a potential billion-dollar industry that supporters said would create jo ...
Want to grow your own cannabis? Get ready to fight ‘Big Marijuana’ [19.06.2019] Illinois is about to make history as the first state to legalize recreational cannabis and allow commercial sales through the state legislature inste ...
Swiss smoke 'legal cannabis’ in record amounts [18.06.2019] Since 2011, the sale of cannabis products containing up to one percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the ingredient that makes users high – has been l ...
Beijing says US legalization of marijuana is a 'threat to China' [17.06.2019] Beijing's leading drug enforcement body has blamed the legalization of marijuana in Canada and parts of the United States for a spike in the amount o ...
Swiss police want more clarity on cannabis [15.06.2019] The number of fines related to cannabis dropped from 18,000 in 2017 to barely more than 7,000 last year. French-speaking cantons and Zurich especiall ...
The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door [15.06.2019] In a sandy draw of the Santa Rita Hills, a cannabis company is planning to erect hoop greenhouses over 147 acres — the size of 130 football fields — ...
Big Dutch cities, coffee shops say no to regulated marijuana trials [11.06.2019] A handful of the Netherlands’ medium sized cities have come forward to take part in the government’s controversial regulated marijuana experiment but ...
'Swazi Gold' dagga farmers fear new SA law could crush them [10.06.2019] Mbuso has been growing cannabis for 14 years. He lives and tends the illicit crop in Swaziland, which is now known officially as Eswatini. Mbuso is j ...
Scientist in Jamaica finds, cultivates lost ganja [04.06.2019] A supreme ganja, smoked by Rastas and even Bob Marley himself in the 1970s? This pipe dream of every ganja aficionado is becoming reality thanks to t ...
Millions use cannabis, but figures for how many become dependent aren’t reliable [03.06.2019] Cannabis has an image of being a relatively harmless drug. But all drugs carry a degree of risk, and cannabis is no exception. One of those risks is ...
France to launch medical cannabis experiment in coming weeks [02.06.2019] As a nearly unanimous French Senate gave medical marijuana the green light, France will start experimenting the use of medical marijuana for “about t ...
Illinois will become 11th US state to legalise recreational marijuana use [02.06.2019] Illinois will likely become the 11th state in the US to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. The state’s Democrat-controlled House ...
Hope for cannabis growers [31.05.2019] Jamaica is to lobby the United States on the issue of legitimising licensed cannabis growers and processors under correspondent banking rules. Audley ...
Asia emerging as new frontier for Canadian cannabis players [30.05.2019] As cannabis companies eye expansion in European and South American markets, Asia is poised to be a new frontier for some major Canadian pot players. ...
Italy court cracks down on cannabis shops in win for Salvini [30.05.2019] Italy’s Supreme court banned the sale of many widely sold cannabis derivatives, in a win for Deputy Prime Minister and far-right League leader Matteo ...
The green rush: should you invest in cannabis? [25.05.2019] How big is the legal cannabis industry? Every time I think I’ve seen the highest estimate along comes another breathless puff piece with an even bigg ...
Eindhoven says no to regulated marijuana experiment [23.05.2019] Eindhoven has followed The Hague and Amsterdam and decided not to take part in the government’s experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation, sayi ...
Tens of thousands apply for pot amnesty [23.05.2019] A total of 31,177 people applied for the medical marijuana amnesty online during the 90-day registration period, which means the number of medical ma ...
'Price-conscious' pot consumers find backyard planting way cheaper [22.05.2019] The federal Cannabis Act specifies that each household can cultivate up to four plants — either indoors or out. Manitoba and Quebec have opted to pro ...
Expert says new laws stifling legal ganja industry [22.05.2019] Ganja growers and producers say regulations to the updated Dangerous Drugs Act (2015) are too stringent and pose a major impediment to those who repr ...
Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction [21.05.2019] Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin add ...
Luxembourg to follow Canada's cannabis example [17.05.2019] Luxembourg is set to largely follow the example of Canada in legalising the recreational use of cannabis, two ministers said after a field trip to th ...
The Hague says no to regulated marijuana trials, criticises rules [16.05.2019] The Hague has followed Amsterdam and decided not to take part in the experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation, saying the plan is unworkable. ...
Canada’s statisticians survey potheads [16.05.2019] Before the new law came into force in October 2018, Statistics Canada started to estimate prices and the size of the illicit market, and to carry out ...
Belgian socialist party wants to legalise marijuana [14.05.2019] Elio Di Rupo, leader of the French speaking socialist party, reiterated his party’s plan to legalise cannabis in Belgium in order to prevent young pe ...
Cannabis legalization must include cannabis equity [14.05.2019] Canada’s federal government is currently working to pass a bill that would provide pardons for people convicted of minor cannabis possession. With a ...
Battle brewing [13.05.2019] The Ganja Growers Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) says it is strongly opposed to the Government's embrace of hemp cultivation and has made a nu ...
Thousands register for amnesty [12.05.2019] Almost 10,000 people have registered with public health agencies to be eligible for the amnesty over marijuana possession, says the Food and Drug Adm ...
High expectations for ganja in St Kitts, Dominica and Antigua [10.05.2019] American businessman, Chase Ergen and Greek billionaire, Alki David, have formed a consortium aimed at developing the cannabis business in the Easter ...
Is it possible the decriminalization of drugs in Mexico? [10.05.2019] The presentation of the National Development Plan (NDP) by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has put on the table again the issue ...

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