Items tagged with cannabis

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A roundup of countries that permit recreational cannabis [15.10.2021] Marijuana may be an issue of easy agreement in the ongoing coalition talks between Germany's leading parties. Despite numerous points of contention, ...
Sanjay Gupta explains his marijuana reversal and discusses ‘very biased’ U.S. research with Joe Rogan [14.10.2021] CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta wasn’t always on board with medical marijuana, but things changed when he looked for the science, he s ...
German SPD health expert calls on next government to legalize cannabis [13.10.2021] Social Democratic Party (SPD) health expert Karl Lauterbach ourged the SPD, Greens and Free Democrats (FDP) hoping to form Germany's next government ...
Graft, drug trafficking threaten Albania's chances of joining EU [04.10.2021] Researcher Fatjona Mejdini states that the drug problem had its roots in 1991, when Albania went from an isolated communist dictatorship straight to ...
Owen Bonnici presents first reading on cannabis reform [04.10.2021] The minister for reforms Owen Bonnici has tabled the first reading of Malta's government proposed cannabis reform. Taking to Twitter, Bonnici said th ...
Stand for craft: How Canada’s craft cannabis cultivators are pushing for tax reform [29.09.2021] It’s been just three short years since cannabis was legalized in Canada, but it’s already clear the nation’s exorbitant taxation on cannabis cultivat ...
Government allegedly backpedals on legalising cannabis [28.09.2021] Radio 100,7 reported that the government has apparently decided that the sale of recreational cannabis will remain illegal in the Grand Duchy. Only t ...
40 mayors call on next Dutch government to legalise marijuana [23.09.2021] Almost 40 Dutch mayors, mainly from the south of the Netherlands, have signed a manifesto calling on the government to legalise soft drugs (cannabis) ...
Italy will be first to light up Europe’s weed biz [22.09.2021] Italy may soon jump on the weed bandwagon. A nationwide referendum to legalise cannabis will likely take place early next year. If Italian voters emb ...
Italy set for referendum on liberalising cannabis use, say weed advocates [18.09.2021] Weed advocates in Italy said they had gathered enough signatures to trigger a referendum on liberalising the use of cannabis, setting the stage for a ...
Minister casts doubt over Luxembourg legal weed plan [17.09.2021] Justice Minister Sam Tanson on Friday refused to confirm Luxembourg will legalise cannabis for recreational use in an apparent U-turn over a governme ...
Zurich to launch recreational cannabis trial [14.09.2021] The three-and-a-half year pilot scheme, announced on Tuesday, takes advantage of a change in the law that was approved by parliament last year. This ...
Italy set to decriminalise cultivation of cannabis plants for personal use [09.09.2021] Italy is to decriminalise the growing of cannabis plants at home for personal use. The measure, adopted by the country’s Lower House's justice commit ...
Teen use of marijuana does not increase with legalization, U.S. top drug researcher admits [08.09.2021] Few individuals have as much influence on drug policy in the United States as Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), w ...
South Africa’s cannabis master plan will finally establish a regulated industry [07.09.2021] South Africa’s new master plan is a bright spark for those dismayed by lawmakers’ previous attempts to reform the country’s cannabis laws. Introduced ...
‘Swazi gold’: grandmothers in Eswatini growing cannabis to make ends meet [02.09.2021] In Nhlangano, in the south of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), the illegal farming of the mountainous kingdom’s famous “Swazi gold” is a risk many gran ...
Drugs Commissioner: Possession of six grams of cannabis should no longer be a criminal offence [23.08.2021] The Federal Commissioner on Narcotic Drugs, Daniela Ludwig (CSU), advocates that in future the possession of cannabis up to a personal use limit of s ...
Socialdemokratiet mayoral candidate to legalise cannabis sales [13.08.2021] Socialdemokratiet’s leading mayoral candidate for Copenhagen, Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, has big plans concerning the decriminalisation of cannabis. Sh ...
The War on Drugs and the denial of indigenous rights [09.08.2021] As a colonial construct, the global drug control regime has undermined the rights of indigenous peoples (including the right to self determination, a ...
What do you do with a billion grams of surplus weed? [05.08.2021] Back in 2018, during those months before Canada legalized recreational cannabis, things were good for the pot industry. Companies were being hyped as ...
Canadian cannabis producers have sold less than 20% of output since adult-use legalization [28.07.2021] Cannabis producers in Canada have sold less than 20% of their production since the country launched adult-use sales in October 2018, according to an ...
Snap vote to decriminalize marijuana fails in Knesset due to Ra’am opposition [28.07.2021] A bill to decriminalize recreational marijuana use failed to clear a vote in the Knesset plenum due to opposition from lawmakers in the coalition’s R ...
Barcelona cannabis clubs face closure in new legal setback [27.07.2021] Barcelona’s 200 cannabis clubs face closure after the supreme court shut a legal loophole that has seen the city become Spain’s marijuana capital. It ...
Fact or fable: Will cannabis be Africa’s economic saviour? [18.07.2021] In recent years several African governments have changed their stance and implemented policies that legalise cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and ...
Coming out about illicit drug use: ‘The hush-hush attitude has to end’ [17.07.2021] The ultimate goal of a campaign by charity Unharm called Let’s be honest/Change the story, is to decriminalise all drug use in Australia by 2030. One ...
Will Berlin make good on a promise to legalise cannabis? [14.07.2021] Despite opposition from federal drug regulators, the Berlin Senat is reportedly pushing ahead with a pilot project to sell cannabis legally in pharma ...
Ministerial committee advances cannabis decriminalization [12.07.2021] Just over a year after the last government passed two now-defunct draft bills to legalize and decriminalize recreational cannabis, the Ministerial Co ...
Morocco moves to legalise some cannabis cultivation [10.07.2021] Few countries produce more cannabis than Morocco, where locals mix it with tobacco and call it kif, meaning “supreme happiness”. The pleasure extends ...
MPs accuse Cannabis Licensing Authority of ignoring small farmers [08.07.2021] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) and the State have been accused of having no real interest in ensuring that small farmers get their fair share ...
Majority of Swiss support the legalisation of cannabis [01.07.2021] Most Swiss accept the idea of legalising cannabis for recreational purposes provided there are rules to protect minors, according to a survey. Nearly ...
Licenced marijuana experiment may be delayed: NOS [01.07.2021] A Dutch experiment involving the licenced production and sale of cannabis which is due to start this autumn is likely to be delayed, broadcaster NOS ...
Mexico supreme court strikes down laws that ban use of recreational marijuana [28.06.2021] Mexico’s supreme court has struck down laws prohibiting the use of recreational marijuana, moving the country toward cannabis legalisation even as th ...
Germany: Cannabis legalization becomes election campaign issue [26.06.2021] With watershed elections looming in Germany, some politicians are talking about a new approach to drug control. The opposition Free Democrats (FDP), ...
French court overturns ruling banning legal sale of cannabidiol [23.06.2021] France's highest appeals court overturned a ruling that stores in the country can't legally sell cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotic compound related ...
Autistic man set out of home ‘after growing single cannabis plant’ [18.06.2021] The mayor of a town in North Brabant has been accused of acting too harshly after allegedly setting an autistic man out of his home when he was disco ...
Cannabis médical : aubaine ou mirage économique ? [11.06.2021] C’est la question qui brûle toutes les lèvres depuis l’annonce du projet de loi 13-21 : quelles seront, pour le Maroc, les retombées économiques de l ...
Political parties in Portugal propose adult-use cannabis legalisation bills in Parliament [11.06.2021] Two political parties in Portugal, Left Bloc and Liberal Initiative, each presented proposals for adult-use cannabis legalisation. The outcome of the ...
Drug use steady despite lockdowns: EU agency [09.06.2021] The severe restrictions on movement and activities during the coronavirus pandemic had little effect on Europeans' appetite for illegal drugs in 2020 ...
Morocco's House of Councilors passes cannabis legalization bill [08.06.2021] After several amendments, Morocco's House of Councilors has approved the hotly-debated bill on the limited legalization of cannabis for medical purpo ...
Cannabis divides opinions in Morocco ahead of general elections [05.06.2021] As Morocco's 2021 round of elections approaches, the cannabis question is once again on the table. The Moroccan government approved the bill to legal ...
Congress only has one chance to legalize marijuana the right way [01.06.2021] Congressional Democratic leaders filed a marijuana legalization bill last week aimed at remedying the injustices of the drug war. But my experience a ...
Légalisation thérapeutique du cannabis : la Chambre des représentants dit “oui” [26.05.2021] La Chambre des représentants a adopté le 26 mai au soir le projet de loi relatif à l’usage thérapeutique et industriel du cannabis par une majorité c ...
Morocco’s House of Representatives adopts bill on legal use of cannabis [26.05.2021] Morocco’s House of Representatives adopted today Bill 13.21 on the legal use of cannabis for medical purposes. The bill received a majority of votes ...
Experts warn that keeping tourists out of Amsterdam coffee shops won’t be easy [26.05.2021] Suggestions that foreign tourists be banned from Amsterdam’s cannabis cafes, or coffee shops, have been greeted with alarm by experts. ‘The plan is d ...
Rendez-vous en juillet pour le cannabis récréatif [21.05.2021] Le dossier du cannabis récréatif avait été quelque peu mis de côté ces derniers mois, mais le sujet a refait surface à la Chambre. La ministre de la ...
Legalisation of cannabis: Government parties in favour, CSV remains sceptical [21.05.2021] The majority parties in Luxembourg as well as the Left Party (Déi Lénk) and the Pirate Party all agreed that the strategy of criminalisation over the ...
Cannabis reform consultation ends with 350 submissions [18.05.2021] The cannabis reform White Paper attracted more than 350 submissions from organisations and individuals. Government is proposing full decriminalisatio ...
So, what's the deal with Mexico's cannabis legalization delay? [13.05.2021] A month ago, Mexican marijuana legalization seemed like a done deal. The bill was approved by the Senate last November, but greatly modified by the C ...
Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis. The main obstacle? Islamist opposition [13.05.2021] The stakes for legalising cannabis in Morocco are rising. On 11 March, the Moroccan government approved Cannabis Legalization Framework, Bill 13-21, ...
Cannabis goes corporate: Lobbyists, unions seek to shape marijuana industry [08.05.2021] The rally at the state capitol on April 20, the unofficial holiday for pot aficionados, brought out green-wigged supporters ringed in wisps of smoke. ...

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