Items tagged with cannabis

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Government's cannabis bill faces live-or-die vote in Senate today [22.03.2018] The government's cannabis bill faces outright defeat in the Senate if it can't secure enough support from members of the Red Chamber. According to an ...
Mexicans are buying legal weed in California, reversing a century-long trend of drug smuggling [18.03.2018] During the past century of cannabis prohibition, a steady flow of illegal marijuana has been smuggled across the border from Mexican farms to America ...
Why is carrying or holding under 50g of marijuana not a criminal offence in the ACT? [18.03.2018] If you're caught with less than 50 grams of cannabis in Canberra, it's unlikely you'll end up with a criminal record. But just a few kilometres away ...
Outlaw weed comes into the light [16.03.2018] Humboldt County, traditionally shorthand for outlaw culture and the great dope it produces, is facing a harsh reckoning. Every trait that made this s ...
Regulating Cannabis in Accord with International Law: Options to Explore [16.03.2018] As a growing number of countries move towards legal regulation for non-medical cannabis, governments are pushing the boundaries of the three UN drug ...
Swiss Parliament adopt bill allowing studies and pilot projects with cannabis [16.03.2018] The Swiss Council of States has adopted a bill allowing studies and pilot projects with cannabis. The Council is calling for an experimental article ...
It’s not the Senate’s job to block marijuana bills [15.03.2018] For several weeks now, the Senate has been immersed in the study of bills C-45 and C-46. The former implements a national framework for cannabis lega ...
Ministers to decide on marijuana cultivation trials by the summer [12.03.2018] Ministers will publish their proposals for the planned experiment with legal marijuana cultivation by the summer, justice minister Ferdinand Grapperh ...
Rat beschließt: Verkauf von Cannabis soll in der Kölner Innenstadt legal werden [12.03.2018] In der Kölner Innenstadt soll der Verkauf von Cannabis legal möglich werden, so wünscht es sich eine Mehrheit in der Bezirksvertretung. Geplant ist e ...
Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases [10.03.2018] Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged ...
5 facts about cannabis laws in Germany [10.03.2018] Germany's drug laws have evolved over the past 30 years, with punishments becoming more severe, and, paradoxically, the definition of "drug offender" ...
International Narcotics Control Board remains troubled by Canada's pot legalization plan [08.03.2018] The International Narcotics Control Board is expressing concerns about the Trudeau government's plan to legalize recreational cannabis use in Canada, ...
Marijuana decriminalization leaps first legislative hurdle [08.03.2018] Lawmakers advanced a proposal to decriminalize personal recreational marijuana use, imposing fines rather than criminal penalties for first and secon ...
Police probe of Brazilian marijuana researcher sparks protests [08.03.2018] A police investigation targeting Brazil’s most prominent marijuana researcher has ignited a wave of protest among scientists. They say that the move ...
Cannabis Regulation and the UN Drug Control Treaties [07.03.2018] Significant cannabis policy reforms are taking place that pose considerable challenges to the international legal framework for drug control, and beg ...
Cannabis cultivation a go for giant Canadian tomato greenhouse [05.03.2018] Canadian officials have green-lighted a plan to convert a gargantuan tomato greenhouse for cannabis cultivation. Health Canada issued a cannabis cult ...
New studies show that legal cannabis access reduces opioid abuse [04.03.2018] Scientific data is growing nearly by the day in support of the notion that legalized cannabis can mitigate opioid use and abuse. For instance, among ...
Harsh laws and high usage: France looks to reform its drug policies [01.03.2018] President Emmanuel Macron has taken steps to reform drug laws amid concerns that France has seen a continuous rise in drug use despite having some of ...
Skunk is causing misery – criminalisation isn’t working [01.03.2018] Can Britain ever kill its worst taboo? This week’s news of the soaring prevalence of skunk, in place of weaker and less harmful herbal forms of canna ...
Uruguay leads world in cannabis regulation but US law intrudes [28.02.2018] Uruguay was the first country in the world to fully regulate the cannabis market and so break free from a global prohibitionist regime that has preva ...
High-strength cannabis now dominates illegal market, study finds [27.02.2018] Almost all cannabis seized by police now comprises high-strength varieties, with outdoor-grown herbal strains and hashish barely found, according to ...
Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own [26.02.2018] American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California's legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by e ...
It’s about ‘harm-reduction’, not ‘recreational cannabis’ [25.02.2018] Malta is poised to become a centre for the production of medical marijuana – while also relaxing its cannabis legislation further – after decades of ...
Entkriminalisierung von Cannabis: Theoretische Mehrheit im Bundestag [22.02.2018] Im Deutschen Bundestag besteht eine theoretische Mehrheit, die die Entkriminalisierung des Cannabiskonsums vorantreiben will. Die Bundestagsfraktione ...
Hemp without the high: Legal side still smoky, but cannabis startups eye areas from fabric to medicine [20.02.2018] In April 2017, when the Central government and the Ministry of Health and Welfare issued the first-ever research licence to grow cannabis to the Coun ...
Report: 99% of California cannabis growers are still unlicensed [19.02.2018] The backers of Prop. 64, the 2016 Adult Use of Marijuana Act, sold California voters on the promise that small and medium businesses would be the eng ...
Zwei von drei Deutschen haben noch nie gekifft [18.02.2018] Die Mehrheit der Deutschen hält Kiffen für gefährlich. Laut Yougov-Umfrage sind die Deutschen im Frage Freigabe von Cannabis für den Freizeitkonsumgä ...
Check benefits of cannabis, Prime Minister’s office tells health ministry [17.02.2018] As demands for the legalisation of cannabis or hemp gather momentum, the Prime Minister’s Office asked the ministry of health and family welfare (MoH ...
Marijuana producers enter retail race as legalization looms [11.02.2018] As the race to produce enough cannabis for the soon-to-be-legal market gets increasingly crowded, licensed producers are setting their sights on the ...
Tensions flare in Senate over marijuana-legalization bill [08.02.2018] Independent Senator Tony Dean, who is shepherding the federal bill to legalize cannabis through the Senate, is growing impatient with the slow pace o ...
Why states should limit the potency of marijuana [07.02.2018] Marijuana legalization states have taken no steps to limit the potency of marijuana, which has increased sharply in recent years. A new study suggest ...
Lower House passes “ganja bill” [07.02.2018] A bill to decriminalise up to 15 grammes of cannabis for personal use passed in the House of Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda. The Misuse of Dr ...
St Vincent gov't not yet prepared to 'free up the weed' [07.02.2018] The St Vincent and the Grenadines government will not heed, at this time, calls for the decriminalisation of marijuana for recreational use. Finance ...
Marijuana legalization could be delayed beyond July 1, government officials say [06.02.2018] Federal officials are predicting the legalization of cannabis will only occur two to three months after Bill C-45 is adopted by Parliament, in order ...
Trump Treasury Secretary wants marijuana money in banks [06.02.2018] The Trump administration's top fiscal official appeared to voice support for letting marijuana businesses store their profits in banks. "I assure you ...
Want teens to smoke less pot? Legalize it [05.02.2018] Those favoring strict drug laws believe that, as marijuana becomes more available and less stigmatized, teen drug use will go up. It's a straightforw ...
German police association calls for complete legalization of cannabis [05.02.2018] The Association of German Criminal Officers (BDK) is in favour of ending the ban on cannabis and has called for the decriminalization of all use. "Th ...
Big Sur’s legendary weed growers being left behind in legal era [05.02.2018] For decades, hidden in creases of the wild and rugged Santa Lucia Mountains, farmers have eked out a living growing some of the nation’s most esteeme ...
In Mexico, is legalized pot just a pipe dream? [05.02.2018] At a conference in late January, Mexico's top tourism official told reporters legalizing marijuana would help combat an epidemic of violence that has ...
One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed [05.02.2018] It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of feder ...
Drugs policy in Germany is a mess [01.02.2018] Nationwide legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Germany came into force in March 2017. But almost a year on, patients struggle to obtain the weed th ...
How legalising cannabis can help India ease some of its economic burden [01.02.2018] Two Indian cities – New Delhi and Mumbai – have emerged among the top 10 in the world with the highest consumption of cannabis/marijuana. According t ...
How the U.S. Government is profiting from keeping pot illegal [01.02.2018] Because of the discrepancy between state and federal law, legal marijuana businesses are stuck paying twice as much as normal businesses – effective ...
India’s cannabis hot-spot experiments with alternative livelihoods [31.01.2018] According to the Institute for Narcotics Studies and Analysis (INSA), a Delhi-based think tank, Malana has 351 families involved in making hashish. T ...
Trafficked, beaten, enslaved: the life of a Vietnamese cannabis farmer [31.01.2018] At 10, ‘Stephen’ was taken from Hanoi to London and then spent four years tending plants for a brutal drug gang. Now awaiting news of an appeal again ...
Illegal cannabis plantations becoming more advanced, better hidden [30.01.2018] Drug criminals are getting better and better at hiding their illegal cannabis plantations, according to grid manager Stedin whose been working with t ...
‘Prison time will not stop my fight for cannabis’ [29.01.2018] Cannabis campaigner Mike Dobson has vowed to give up growing the drug after a sobering second spell in prison. But the 39-year-old is refusing to aba ...
Vente de cannabis: le National prend les devants [26.01.2018] Des projets pilotes de distribution de cannabis devraient pouvoir être menés. Après le niet de la Confédération, la commission de la santé publique d ...
Cannabis : l’étonnant conservatisme des autorités françaises [25.01.2018] Depuis trente ans, les rapports de parlementaires ou d’experts se sont succédé avec une belle régularité. Tous ont fait le même constat, qui confine ...
Cannabis clubs 'could open across country' as founder reveals police 'very supportive' of plan [25.01.2018] A cannabis club founder wants to expand across the UK after a senior cop visited his the Middlesbrough-based club. Michael Fisher set up Teesside Can ...

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