Items tagged with regulation

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Canada on drugs at the UN: Standing up for a long-overdue policy shift [12.04.2016] The applause persisted until the chair of the session eventually gavelled it to an end. The occasion? Canada’s statement at the UN Commission on Narc ...
Call for legalisation reignites cannabis debate in France [12.04.2016] French politicians slammed a Socialist minister's call to legalise marijuana, re-igniting the debate in a country where cannabis use is common. A day ...
Cannabis legalisation: 47% support sale of drug through licensed shops, poll reveals [08.04.2016] Strong support for legalising the sale of cannabis through licensed shops has emerged in an opinion poll in the UK. Some 47 per cent of people back t ...
Drug expert says Australia's presence at UN summit a waste of money [07.04.2016] The president of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, Dr Alex Wodak, has questioned Australia’s attendance at the special session of the United ...
Wenn der Jugendanwalt das Betäubungsmittel liefert [05.04.2016] Wie gelingt es, den Konsum von Cannabis zu verringern? Darüber zerbrechen sich einige Schweizer Grossstädte schon seit Jahren den Kopf. In einer Arbe ...
Une agence de régulation pour le cannabis? [01.04.2016] Quelle différence entre un joint et une cigarette normale? Rien ou presque, selon les partisans de la régulation du cannabis. Dans le cas du tabac, i ...
Support for marijuana legalization has hit an all-time high [24.03.2016] A survey released by the University of Chicago finds that a record-high percentage of Americans – 61 percent – say they support marijuana legalizatio ...
Uruguay's legal marijuana policy en route to next phase of regulation [23.03.2016] Legal sales of cannabis through pharmacies are expected to begin in the second half of this year. This month the government opened the registry for p ...
Will UNGASS 2016 be the beginning of the end for the ‘war on drugs’? [16.03.2016] In April 2016, the UN will dedicate, for the third time in its history, a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) to discuss global ...
Canadian official causes stir with ‘progressive’ speech at UN narcotics conference [15.03.2016] The Liberal government used its first foray into the global anti-narcotics arena this week to signal a clear shift away from the war-on-drugs philoso ...
Bern pharmacies gear up for pot pilot project [13.03.2016] Bern's city government announced it had commissioned the university’s Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) to research the effects of s ...
Bremen plant Modellprojekt zur Legalisierung von Cannabis [13.03.2016] Die Fraktionen von SPD und Grünen in Bremen wollen den Konsum von Cannabis legalisieren. Dazu soll der rot-grüne Senat ein wissenschaftlich begleitet ...
Voters are doing what politicians won’t on marijuana reform [08.03.2016] Massachusetts' top politicians just came out swinging against legal marijuana. Voters there are on track to decide whether to legalize marijuana at t ...
This is how the Lib Dems would legalise cannabis [08.03.2016] The Liberal Democrats have backed a study that argues cannabis can't be eliminated by a "total ban" and that it should, instead, be regulated. The re ...
Health Canada flagged nine key considerations in legalizing marijuana [04.03.2016] As the Liberal government began moving on its commitment to legalize marijuana, Health Canada flagged nine key considerations – from health risks and ...
UNGASS 2016: Prospects for Treaty Reform and UN System-Wide Coherence on Drug Policy [29.02.2016] This paper explores key lessons from the 1990 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Drug Abuse (UNGASS 1990) and the 1998 Special ...
Majority of Canadians agree pot should be legal: poll [29.02.2016] A strong majority in Canada agree with the Liberal government’s plan to legalize marijuana, and half of them feel users should be able to grow their ...
Experten sehen kaum Chancen für Koalitionsplan [25.02.2016] Das Bremer Modellprojekt für eine kontrollierte Abgabe von Cannabis hat nach Einschätzung von Experten kaum Erfolgschancen. Sie plädierten für eine R ...
Study: Pot-related visits to Colorado ERs higher for out-of-state visitors [24.02.2016] Marijuana-related emergency room visits in Colorado have increased at a higher rate for out-of-state guests than for residents since cannabis was leg ...
Lift the Ban! [22.02.2016] In my experience, good public policy is best shaped by the dispassionate analysis of what in practice has worked, or not. Policy based on common assu ...
Ex-NSW DPP boss pushes to legalise drugs [18.02.2016] Former NSW director of public prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery joined federal Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale to call on Australian governmen ...
Aus für Coffee-Shop-Idee? Kreuzberger Pläne erneut abgelehnt [17.02.2016] In dem Vorhaben reguliert weiche Drogen wie Haschisch und Marihuana zu verkaufen, muss der Berliner Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg erneut eine Schla ...
Legal pot has its benefits, but little economic impact [17.02.2016] Each week, there seems to be a new headline declaring that piles of cash will soon flood into the economy once legalization comes into effect. The la ...
'Cannabis clubs' set for four Swiss cities [12.02.2016] Representatives of the cities Zurich, Basel, Bern and Geneva met to discuss how to regulate the sale of cannabis, broadcaster SRF reported. Cannabis ...
Liberals’ vow to legalize pot creating chaos, police say [06.02.2016] Canada’s frontline officers and police chiefs are alarmed by the growing chaos in the marijuana industry, saying the Liberal Party’s promise to event ...
Scholars, politicians kick off debate on legalising drug sale [05.02.2016] With less than a year before the Assembly elections, several civil society activists, scholars and politicians — for the first time — have joined han ...
Städte setzen auf Cannabis-Klubs [04.02.2016] Im Bundeshaus hat Drogenpolitik keine Konjunktur, dafür kommt Dynamik aus den Städten. Vertreter aus Zürich, Genf, Basel, Bern, Winterthur treffen si ...
2015 the Year of Ganja in Jamaica [29.01.2016] The issue of ganja played very prominently in Jamaica in 2015 with some advocates trumpeting the dawn of a “new green golden kingdom”, while some opp ...
Canada’s medical pot producers set sights on recreational users [28.01.2016] Canada’s producers of medical marijuana are sitting on a seven-tonne stash of weed, with the inventory steadily growing as supply exceeds demand in t ...
Tax revenues from legal pot could reach $5-billion a year: economist [27.01.2016] A new report from CIBC World Markets says Canada’s federal and provincial governments could reap as much as $5-billion annually in tax revenues from ...
Key lawmaker urges Mexico to legalize marijuana [24.01.2016] The President of Chamber of Deputies Jesus Zambrano said that Mexico should move ahead with entirely permitting marijuana usage. Mexico should follow ...
Who exactly is behind the lawsuits over Colorado's legal marijuana? [16.01.2016] Three of the four marijuana-centered lawsuits filed against Colorado officials and businesses were organized and at least partially funded by out-of- ...
Legalizing marijuana will come with strict controls, MP Bill Blair says [11.01.2016] Liberal MP Bill Blair wants to make it clear the growth and sale of legal marijuana in Canada will not be a free-for-all. In an interview, the chief ...
Ex-colleague will lobby MP Bill Blair to restrict field of pot growers [10.01.2016] A former high-ranking colleague and friend of MP Bill Blair, the Liberal government's point man on marijuana legalization, will lobby the ex-Toronto ...
Vermont governor wants legislation to legalize marijuana [08.01.2016] Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said he would seek to legalize marijuana through the legislative process, instead of through the ballot box, for the f ...
Istiqlal party and PAM advocate the legalization of marijuana [30.12.2015] Ilyas El Omari, President of the Regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan and Al Hoceima, revealed that a group of researchers are working on a study abou ...
Harsh sentences against the Pannagh cannabis club [30.12.2015] The Spanish Supreme Court has convicted the president, an administrator and two members of the Association of Cannabis Users "Pannagh" in Bilbao, for ...
Mexican marijuana farmers see profits tumble as U.S. loosens laws [30.12.2015] The loosening of marijuana laws across much of the United States has increased competition from growers north of the border, apparently enough to dri ...
"Wir müssen den Handel kontrollieren" [26.12.2015] Das Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM) hat den Kreuzberger Antrag auf Coffeeshops abgewiesen. Dagegen hat der Bezirk Widersp ...
The right (and wrong) way to legalize cannabis [22.12.2015] The Trudeau government’s proposal to legalize cannabis will no doubt generate heated debate. The question of how to legalize is likely to receive les ...
Colombian president signs decree to legalise medical marijuana [21.12.2015] Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a decree legalizing the growing and sale of marijuana for medical purposes, a dramatic shift in a ...
Justin Trudeau and the cannabis factory [18.12.2015] Many consumers obtain their marijuana through storefront "dispensaries", which have sprung up across Canada, encouraged by liberalisation in the Unit ...
Moroccan opposition party, PAM, wants public agency to sell cannabis [16.12.2015] Morocco’s Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) called for the establishment of a public agency for the sale of cannabis, introducing a bill to crea ...
Cannabis regulation is coming to Canada — here are five things to know [15.12.2015] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises to regulate recreational cannabis use in Canada. From the inclusion of cannabis policy reform in the speech fr ...
Ayahuasca: From the Amazon to the Global Village [14.12.2015] Indigenous peoples in the Amazon have used ayahuasca for centuries as a remedy for physical and psychological health, and to ensure the life and well ...
'Grandma's magic remedy:' Mexico's medical marijuana secret [13.12.2015] When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country's can ...
Cannabis industry, advocates trying to find right balance on marijuana legalization [08.12.2015] Business and advocates both play a key role in furthering marijuana legalization, but finding the ideal balance is proving difficult. That was partic ...
California’s leading legalization initiative gathers momentum [07.12.2015] California’s leading legalization initiative is gathering momentum, and has announced amendments that add input from hundreds of stakeholders. Propon ...
Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot [05.12.2015] The new Liberal government has promised to act quickly to legalize marijuana for general use, which would make Canada the first Group of 20 country t ...
Three types of marijuana to hit Uruguayan pharmacies in 2016 [05.12.2015] Uruguayans will be able to choose from three varieties of state-sanctioned cannabis when marijuana starts being sold in pharmacies next year, the Nat ...

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