Items tagged with regulation

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Is ‘Big Marijuana’ inevitable? [18.11.2014] It looks like the use of recreational marijuana is heading down the path of legalization across the country. Voters in Alaska, Oregon and the Distric ...
Positives Echo auf Cannabis-Modellversuch [17.11.2014] Die CDU will den von der Gesundheitsdezernentin Rosemarie Heilig angestrebten Modellversuch zur Entkriminalisierung von Cannabis erst einmal in Ruhe ...
Stir it up: Bob Marley to headline corporate cannabis brand [17.11.2014] The Marley family and a Seattle-based private equity firm announced the creation of Marley Natural, "a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and ...
California’s Attorney General thinks legal weed is inevitable [17.11.2014] California was one of the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, but so far hasn’t legalized it for recreational use, like Colorado, Washington ...
Cannabis hedge funds join the green rush [14.11.2014] The pot business is exploding. The devotees toiling away since states started legalizing medical marijuana nearly 20 years ago now must compete in a ...
The dark-horse policy reform that has both Obama and some GOPers optimistic [09.11.2014] With Democrats holding the White House and Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, it's been suggested that the odds are slim of any major ...
The Marlboro of marijuana [07.11.2014] Would household names really consider selling cannabis? They already have. In 1969 a Philip Morris executive wrote to the Justice Department, request ...
Amsterdam city council calls for licenced marijuana production [07.11.2014] Ministers should sanction experiments to legally grow marijuana under licence and the city should make preparations to do so, according to a majority ...
Is prohibition worth the cost? [06.11.2014] In Denmark there is little movement on drug policy. We know that we are just months from the next general election, but no political party has a poli ...
US vote refuels ganja debate [06.11.2014] The local pro-ganja lobby in Jamaica is welcoming the vote for the legalisation of ganja in the American states of Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC. ...
Fear of cannabis commerce didn't, won't and shouldn't stop legalization [05.11.2014] Three marijuana legalization initiatives were on the ballot this week, and all three won. That’s a better outcome than I was expecting. I was surpris ...
Marijuana legalization sweeps the 2014 midterm elections [05.11.2014] On November 4, several states radically altered their approaches to a drug once known for Reefer Madness. In Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, DC, vote ...
6 facts about marijuana [05.11.2014] Attitudes about marijuana have undergone a rapid shift in public opinion, paralleled by few other trends in the U.S. Our recent data, along with hist ...
Barcelona to lift cannabis club age limit to 21 [02.11.2014] Cannabis clubs in Catalonia will face stricter regulations with the region's parliamentary health commission set to raise the minimum age for members ...
Uruguay cannabis growers' clubs: Registration begins [31.10.2014] In Uruguay, licensed cannabis clubs of up to 45 members will be allowed to grow a maximum of 99 plants each year. In August, growing up to six plants ...
Cannabis: A burning issue for Austria's Neos [28.10.2014] Neos chairman Matthias Strolz has spoken out in favour of selling cannabis over the counter in pharmacies and allowing people to grow their own plant ...
Expert Dialogue on Cannabis Regulation Models [23.10.2014] The Expert Dialogue took place in San Sebastian and was hosted by the municipal authorities of the city. Dialogue focused on examining some regulatio ...
The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020 [23.10.2014] A report from Greenwave Advisors, a "comprehensive research and financial analysis for the emerging legalized marijuana industry," projects that lega ...
Dreifuss unterstützt Cannabis-Vereine [18.10.2014] In Anwesenheit der ehemaligen Bundesrätin Ruth Dreifuss haben sich Vertreter aus Genf, Zürich, Bern und Basel getroffen, um über ein Projekt zur Cann ...
How marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington is making the world a better place [16.10.2014] No pressure, Colorado and Washington, but the world is scrutinizing your every move. That was the take-home message of an event today at the Brooking ...
International Impacts of the U.S. Trend towards Legal Marijuana [16.10.2014] For decades, the United States has been a champion of the global drug control treaty system, which limits the use of marijuana exclusively to medical ...
Morocco likely to join countries that legalized cultivation of cannabis [09.10.2014] After the Istiqlal party, one of the old conservative parties of Morocco, proposed last year a draft law to decriminalize and regulate the cultivatio ...
Yes to marijuana ballot measures [05.10.2014] The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two deca ...
Cannabis – a conflict of generations [25.09.2014] The legalisation of cannabis in Luxembourg is turning into a conflict of generations, as the youth branches of several parties opposed to such a move ...
Major pot legalization group turns sights on California for 2016 [23.09.2014] Marijuana legalization proponents are turning their attention to California and gearing up for a legalization campaign in 2016. The Marijuana Policy ...
State-licensed marijuana market expected to bring in about $636 million in taxes [18.09.2014] The Washington state’s legal recreational marijuana market is expected to bring in about $636 million in taxes to state coffers through the middle of ...
Analysis: Rethinking global drug policy [15.09.2014] What would the world look like if governments - instead of crime syndicates - controlled drug markets and drug use was decriminalized? A new report b ...
New York could legalize recreational marijuana in 2015 [15.09.2014] The state of New York could legalize marijuana for recreational use as early as 2015. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D) will reintroduce the Marijuana Regul ...
5 interesting things we learned from the man in charge of Uruguay’s weed [11.09.2014] Julio Calzada is the top drug official in the little nation of Uruguay, which has gained notoriety over the last year for becoming the first country ...
Uruguay marijuana law under fire [11.09.2014] When Uruguay's historic marijuana regulation law passed the Senate in December, it was a major victory for drug policy reform in Uruguay and around t ...
Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work [09.09.2014] The upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) in 2016 is an unprecedented opportunity to review and re-direct nation ...
Former world leaders call for nations to decriminalize drug use and experiment with legalization [09.09.2014] Drug use should be decriminalized and governments should experiment with drug legalization and regulation, a group of former world leaders argues in ...
Bundesrat zweifelt an rechtlicher Grundlage [04.09.2014] In Genf wird derzeit darüber nachgedacht, ob Lokale für eine kontrollierte Cannabis-Abgabe für den Eigenkonsum eingerichtet werden sollen. Auch ander ...
Washington judge upholds small city’s pot shop ban [28.08.2014] A state judge said that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington’s experi ...
Catalonia set to legalize medical marijuana [27.08.2014] Catalonia is drawing up rules to allow the use of marijuana for the treatment of patients suffering from conditions with symptoms such as pain and lo ...
This is your federalism on drugs [27.08.2014] Conservative Republicans often talk about the need to constrain the power of the federal government. On everything from environmental regulation to e ...
Black market boom lays bare a social divide in Colorado’s marijuana market [19.08.2014] That the black market in Colorado bustles in the emerging days of legalisation is not unexpected. By some reckonings, it will continue as long as res ...
Les clubs de cannabis passent un nouveau cap [18.08.2014] Le chemin qui mène à la régularisation du cannabis se poursuit malgré les récentes réserves de l’Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP). «Le Cons ...
IDPC response to the 2013 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [14.08.2014] The publication of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Report for 2013 took place in the context of major shifts in the drug policy land ...
Barcelona shuts down 49 cannabis clubs [13.08.2014] Authorities accused the clubs selling cannabis illegally and attempting to lure tourists to their premises. The Catalan federation of cannabis associ ...
Täglich zehn Gramm von der Stadt [13.08.2014] Schweizer Städte wollen mit der Cannabisabgabe experimentieren. Doch auf eidgenössischer Ebene scheint eine rechtliche Änderung unwahrscheinlich. «Di ...
Uruguay delays implementation of legal framework for marijuana sale [06.08.2014] In December 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize the production and sale of marijuana. But this pioneering decision is pre ...
Repeal Prohibition, Again [27.07.2014] It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citiz ...
Let states decide on marijuana [25.07.2014] Repealing the Controlled Substances Act would allow the states to decide whether to permit marijuana use and under what conditions. Nearly three-four ...
Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot [22.07.2014] Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials said the measure qualified for the Novem ...
Mexico legislators consider regulating marijuana to protect human rights [13.07.2014] In Mexico, since 2006 a public security strategy has been implemented based on militarization, which has prioritized the use of force – including let ...
Senators want minister's answers on marijuana supply issues [13.07.2014] The senate has written to justice minister Ivo Opstelten summoning him to explain what he is doing to deal with the problem of illegal marijuana prod ...
DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics [11.07.2014] The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has found itself under attack in Congress as it holds its ground against marijuana legalization while the r ...
Catalan cannabis club chiefs held for money laundering [11.07.2014] The heads of Fedcac, an umbrella group for Catalonia’s cannabis clubs, have been arrested on charges of money laundering. The vast amounts of money m ...
Marijuana clubs rise out of decades-old Spanish laws [09.07.2014] The number of cannabis clubs that have opened in Barcelona recently has some experts saying this city will soon challenge Amsterdam as the go-to dest ...

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