Items tagged with cannabis

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Cannabis reform is one vote away from becoming law [30.11.2021] The cannabis reform Bill in Malta is one step away from being passed in parliament after it cleared committee stage. In a four-hour-long sitting MPs ...
Germany's next government aims to legalise recreational cannabis [24.11.2021] Germany could become the first European country to legalise cannabis and authorise its sale for recreational purposes, according to a coalition agree ...
Getting closer! Final stage before Malta’s cannabis reform becomes law to start next week [23.11.2021] It’s looking ever more likely that Malta will pass a landmark cannabis reform bill into law. The bill passed its second reading (the debate stage) in ...
Burt: Bermuda has ‘no intention’ of tailoring laws to fit UK cannabis conventions [22.11.2021] Bermuda’s Government had “no intention” of tailoring its laws licensing cannabis production to fit with the UK’s conventions allowing the drug for me ...
Germany moves to legalise cannabis in economy-boosting bid after Merkel departure [18.11.2021] The political parties known as the "traffic light" coalition are pushing for a change in legislation meaning the sale of cannabis will be legal for c ...
Pot of gold? Cannabis could bring Germany $5 billion a year - survey [16.11.2021] Legalising cannabis could bring Germany annual tax revenues and cost savings of about 4.7 billion euros ($5.34 billion) and create 27,000 new jobs, a ...
The UK countryside is ablaze with hemp farms. But how do they help the climate? [11.11.2021] Despite the lack of state support, more and more farmers in the UK are turning to hemp production for its economic and environmental benefits. It's l ...
Bongs for beer steins? Why Germany might move to legalise cannabis [10.11.2021] Germany's likely new government, the left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD), Greens and the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP), have been locked ...
California legalized weed five years ago. Why is the illicit market still thriving? [02.11.2021] Five years after cannabis legalization, California is awash with signs of an apparently booming industry. Californians can toke on Justin Bieber-bran ...
Italian activists turn in more than half a million signatures for marijuana and psilocybin referendum [28.10.2021] Italian activists formally turned in about 630,000 signatures for a referendum to legalize the personal cultivation of marijuana and other psychoacti ...
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 ...
The pros, cons and unknowns of legal cannabis in Canada 3 years later [24.10.2021] The legalization of cannabis in Canada just had its third anniversary, which means it's time for the federal government to review and possibly tweak ...
No smoking allowed: An early look inside Malta’s planned cannabis associations [23.10.2021] Malta will soon allow people to purchase weed from “cannabis associations”, an exciting step forward for the country’s long-suffering cannabis commun ...
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 ...
80% of Moroccans believe legalizing cannabis will have positive impact [21.10.2021] About 80 % of Moroccans say legalizing cannabis for therapeutic, cosmetic or industrial use will have a positive impact on society. The Economic, Soc ...
Switzerland to legalise recreational and medical cannabis usage [19.10.2021] Switzerland will draw up a draft law for the legalisation of cannabis usage, after a parliamentary commission ruled the drug should no longer be bann ...
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, ...
Three years post-legalization, Canada's cannabis industry ready for a reset [15.10.2021] Three years after Canada legalized cannabis, the industry appears ready for a reset. When midnight struck on Oct. 17, 2018, Canada became the first d ...
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 ...
Despite layoffs and losses, cannabis CEOs awarded millions in bonuses [11.10.2021] Despite stagnant revenue, layoffs, facility closings and big losses, the top executives of some of the largest cannabis companies in Canada were awar ...
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 ...
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 ...

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