Items tagged with decriminalization

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Drug Decriminalisation Across the World [31.12.2030] The criminalisation of people who use drugs compounds drug-related challenges and worsens health and welfare outcomes. Across the world, there is a g ...
Mettre «fin au tabou du cannabis et le dépolitiser» [26.10.2021] Le gouvernement peut mieux faire. C'est la mention qu'attribue, ce mardi matin sur les ondes de 100,7, le Dr. Alain Origer, aux annonces concernant l ...
Ouvertures sur le cannabis : «Une solution insuffisante» [26.10.2021] En Luxembourg chaque ménage sera autorisé à cultiver quatre plants. Il revient par contre aussi sur l’annonce en grande pompe de la légalisation du c ...
Government scales back legal cannabis plans in policy revamp [22.10.2021] Luxembourg's governing coalition continues to drag its feet on fulfilling its election promise to legalise the production and sale of cannabis, but c ...
Germany should make cannabis available at pharmacies not ‘coffee shops’, says FDP boss [18.10.2021] The Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) are set to engage in coalition talks in a bid to become the next German ...
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, ...
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 ...
Cocaine, heroin and meth buyers' club gets Vancouver's approval to secure a safe supply [07.10.2021] The City of Vancouver voted unanimously in favour of supporting a peer-led program that would help get a safe supply of drugs to individuals at high ...
Cannabis legalisation will allow regulated associations and home growing of plants [06.10.2021] Under proposed cannabis legalisation in Malta, non-profit associations can grow cannabis to distribute among their members, Equality Minister Owen Bo ...
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 ...
Drug decriminalization movement gaining momentum in Canada as overdose deaths surge [29.09.2021] As overdose deaths keep surging in Canada, the movement to decriminalize illicit drugs is gaining steam, with one of the country's largest mental hea ...
Warnings instead of prosecution for Class A drug users [22.09.2021] People caught with Class A drugs in Scotland could be given a police warning instead of facing prosecution. Officers can already issue a formal warni ...
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 ...
We should hand out free heroin to drug users [26.08.2021] Let’s give out heroin, for free, to anyone who wants it. This is not a provocation meant to make you gasp or to elicit angry clicks—rather, it’s a pr ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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), ...
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 ...
Norway opposition torpedoes plan to decriminalise drug use [16.04.2021] Norway's main opposition Labour Party rejected a government plan to decriminalise the personal use of drugs in small quantities, saying the measure c ...
Statement on the UN Common Position and Task Team [15.04.2021] Between 12 - 16 April 2021, the 64th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) took place in Vienna. Here you can find the statement by th ...
‘A lack of political courage’: New Zealand’s drug reform efforts flounder [12.04.2021] After New Zealand’s referendum to legalise cannabis failed, social service agencies are seeking a new path to decriminalisation of drug use, but obst ...
Mayor of London to examine benefits of cannabis legalisation [05.04.2021] The mayor of London is to launch a review examining the feasibility of decriminalising cannabis as part of a new approach to tackling drug-related cr ...
Cannabis reform: possession up to 7g, cultivation of four plants at home [30.03.2021] Prime Minister Robert Abela of Malta launched a public consultation process on a White Paper to strengthen the legal framework on the repsonsible use ...
GG says gov’t to introduce game-changing Cannabis Bill [16.03.2021] Governor-General Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac has announced that the government will be proposing a Cannabis Bill to govern the industry in Saint Lucia ...
Minor drug offences can now be expunged, Minister [13.03.2021] People convicted of minor drug offences can have their convictions expunged, the Attorney-General said. But Kathy Lynn Simmons warned that offenders ...
Mexico’s lower house approves recreational cannabis bill [11.03.2021] Mexico’s lower house has approved a bill that would legalise the recreational use of cannabis, putting the country on the path to becoming one of the ...
Most French people in favour of legalising cannabis, parliamentary survey finds [03.03.2021] A majority of French are in favour of legalising cannabis for recreational use, according to a recent parliamentary survey. The survey, involving a q ...
Washington Court decriminalizes drugs: Will lawmakers let it stand? [02.03.2021] In February 2021, two states decriminalized drug possession. One was much anticipated; the other seemed to come out of nowhere. On February 1, Oregon ...
As BC’s overdose crisis deepens, Province defends efforts [02.03.2021] At least 165 more British Columbians died of illicit drug overdoses in the first month of 2021, more than double the number of deaths recorded last J ...
"Cannabis récréatif" : une légalisation plébiscitée par une large consultation citoyenne [01.03.2021] Une large majorité des quelque 250.000 personnes qui ont participé à une consultation citoyenne sur le cannabis dit "récréatif" plébiscitent la légal ...
MP to propose debate on cannabis legalisation in France [01.03.2021] The legalisation of recreational cannabis is “possible” in France, and the country should hold a public consultation or referendum on its use, the he ...
Le plaidoyer de l’Istiqlal pour une dépénalisation rapide des cultures du kif [27.02.2021] L'Istiqlal a accueilli avec satisfaction le projet de loi sur la légalisation du cannabis à des fins médicales. Mais, ce parti d'opposition a appelé ...
The problem with cannabis is that it doesn’t have a label: Andrew Bonello [24.02.2021] In Malta the Prime Minister has announced a White Paper on a possible new drug reform. Andrew Bonello: "In general, the gist of what the Prime Minist ...
After 30-year jail sentence for cannabis users, protesters demand decriminalization [22.02.2021] A series of protests which began on January 15 in various cities and neighborhoods across Tunisia have largely focused on economic inequality and pol ...
Norway seeks to decriminalise recreational drug use [19.02.2021] Norway's government proposed a bill aimed at decriminalising the possession and use of small amounts of narcotics, saying users should be offered tre ...
Cannabis reform will allow users to grow plants for personal use, Robert Abela says [18.02.2021] Cannabis users will not be sent to prison and will be able to grow a limited amount of plants as part of government’s reform, Prime Minister Robert A ...
B.C. asks federal government for exemption to decriminalize illicit drugs [11.02.2021] British Columbia is asking the federal government to grant the province an exemption under federal law to decriminalize the possession of small amoun ...
ReLeaf calls on government to decriminalise cannabis cultivation, consumption and sharing [09.02.2021] Cannabis legalisation advocacy group ReLeaf has told the Prime Minister to get on with the decriminalisation of cannabis cultivation and consumption ...
Jamaica faces marijuana shortage as farmers struggle [05.02.2021] Jamaica is running low on ganja. Heavy rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana ...
Tunisia's heavy jail terms for cannabis use spark reform calls [04.02.2021] Thirty years' jail for smoking a joint after a football game? Tunisia has seen calls for reforms to dictatorship-era drug laws after a court handed d ...
Le bloc de la Réforme dépose une initiative législative pour amender la loi 52 [02.02.2021] Le bloc parlementaire de la Réforme a déposé une proposition législative pour amender la loi 52 de 1992 relative aux stupéfiants. Cette initiative vi ...
Chamber of Deputies rejects move to relax cannabis laws [28.01.2021] The Chamber of Deputies rejected a proposal to loosen cannabis laws in the Czech Republic, put forward by 40 deputies from six different parties. The ...
France launches public consultation on legalising cannabis [17.01.2021] France is Europe’s biggest cannabis consumer, despite having some of the continent’s toughest laws against the drug. In response to this failure of t ...
Drug deaths: ‘Scotland should decriminalise and dare Westminster to block it’ [15.01.2021] Scotland should tackle its drug deaths crisis by pushing towards decriminalisation and daring Westminster to try to block it. The powers to decrimina ...
Experts: Legal cannabis can spur Caribbean economies [10.01.2021] Entrepreneurs eager to enter the marijuana business are calling on the Government of Trinidad & Tobago to bring legislation which will allow them to ...
Growing cannabis at home – illegal, but how risky? [14.12.2020] Last summer, during a press conference, Germany’s drug czar Daniela Ludwig said something goofy: “Just because alcohol is dangerous doesn’t mean that ...
Legalization advocates hope to end Mexico’s drug war [12.12.2020] A determined political movement to end the war on drugs has taken shape across Europe and North America. Harm reduction advocates say lives can be sa ...
Decriminalise adult cultivation of cannabis with clear rules, ReLeaf says [11.12.2020] ReLeaf Malta has reiterated a call for the full decriminalisation of adult cultivation of cannabis by 2021. The cannabis law reform group said the Ma ...

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