Items tagged with cannabis

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Time to shed medieval mindsets as we wage war on marijuana [06.01.2018] It seems an eternity ago that two top High Court judges called for the decriminalisation of cannabis in Hong Kong, arguing that enforcement legislati ...
Vermont House votes to legalize marijuana [04.01.2018] The Vermont House passed a bill to legalize recreational possession of marijuana just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Departme ...
California defiant in face of federal move to get tough on marijuana [04.01.2018] The sale of recreational cannabis became legal in California on New Year’s Day. Just four days later, the Trump administration acted in effect to und ...
Morocco’s cannabis farmers are radically overhauling their grow methods [04.01.2018] On a recent visit to the Rif region of Northern Morocco, we observed a dramatic and widespread evolution in cannabis cultivation techniques. We have ...
Marijuana stock analysts not too worried about Sessions's order just yet [04.01.2018] Cannabis analysts weren't too worried for the most part about the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy that effe ...
Jeff Sessions faces a steep uphill battle in his war on pot [04.01.2018] Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of Obama-era rules that set a federal policy of noninterference with state-legal marijuana busine ...
Sessions to rescind Cole Memo that kept feds out of legal marijuana states [04.01.2018] Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country ...
Kriminalbeamte fordern regulierten Marihuana-Markt [04.01.2018] Der Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter (BDK) hat sich für eine regulierte Legalisierung von Cannabis in Deutschland ausgesprochen. „Es ist an der Zeit, a ...
More banks are welcoming marijuana businesses, federal data shows [03.01.2018] A growing number of banks are willing to open accounts for marijuana businesses. The number of depository institutions that are actively banking the ...
California's marijuana legalization aims to repair damage from the war on drugs [02.01.2018] California is now the largest state in the nation to have legal and regulated recreational marijuana. And while that alone is a blow to the prohibiti ...
Marijuana legalization 2018: Which states might consider cannabis laws this year? [02.01.2018] The legal marijuana market could blaze across the United States in 2018. At least 12 states are poised to consider marijuana legalization this year, ...
The end of cannabis tolerance in Spain [02.01.2018] After decades of relative tolerance towards Cannabis in Spain, the Constitutional Court decides that cannabis clubs are criminal. Years of government ...
California rings in new year with broad legalization of marijuana [01.01.2018] The arrival of the new year in California brought with it broad legalization of marijuana, a much-anticipated change that comes two decades after the ...
Steve DeAngelo digs in [01.01.2018] "We are looking in 2018 and 2019 at an extinction event for 75 percent of the existing cannabis industry in California," says cannabis activist/entre ...
Hippy dream now a billion-dollar industry with California set to legalise cannabis [30.12.2017] On Monday, California, the US’s most populous state, and the world’s sixth biggest economy, will officially legalising cannabis. Overnight a shadow i ...
How Congress unwittingly turned the nation's capital into the Wild West of marijuana [29.12.2017] It’s not the promise of prompt delivery that has residents of Washington, D.C., spending fifty bucks for nondescript glass jars, nor is it the small ...
I grow pot in California for a living. I’m worried about legalization [29.12.2017] As the daughter of a back-to-the-land homesteader and pot farmer, I learned never to speak of what my father did. We lived a simple life in times whe ...
Legal weed isn’t the boon small businesses thought it would be [29.12.2017] The business of selling legal weed is big and getting bigger. North Americans spent $6.7 billion on legal cannabis last year, and some analysts think ...
Californian growers and retailers brace for cannabis competition [27.12.2017] California has long been a cannabis pioneer. The state became a hub for the drug-induced counterculture of “turn on, tune in, drop out” of the 1960s, ...
Dutch councils vie to produce cannabis in bid to cut out criminals [27.12.2017] At least 30 companies want to get into the legal production of cannabis in the Netherlands, according to Paul Depla, the mayor of Breda, whose counci ...
Mumbaiites fight to legalise marijuana [27.12.2017] The Bangalore-based founder of the Great Legalisation Movement (GLM), Viki Vaurora, wrote to the Prime Minister asking him to legalise hemp — leaves ...
California's top marijuana regulator talks about what to expect Jan. 1, when legal pot market opens [25.12.2017] California's legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the we ...
With legalization ahead, nonprofit’s certification program will test businesses offering pot products [24.12.2017] Marijuana consumers are likely to have a flood of options when pot becomes legal next summer and now a not-for-profit group is stepping in to help de ...
Israeli pot dealers boost business with high tech smokescreen [23.12.2017] Telegrass, an Israeli platform for drug-dealing, has won praise from its users but sparked alarm among drug counselors and police. Amos Dov Silver, a ...
Marijuana doomsday didn't come [19.12.2017] It's been a five years since Colorado's voters approved Constitutional Amendment 64, legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. Sales commenced ...
High and dry: Pakistan's penchant for hash [18.12.2017] Many Pakistanis are surprisingly open to using cannabis, with the spongy, black hash made from marijuana grown in the country’s tribal belt and neigh ...
Lawmakers, pot growers say California's marijuana cultivation rules favor big corporate farms [18.12.2017] California’s new rules allowing marijuana cultivation favor large corporate farms despite a promise in Proposition 64 that small growers would be pro ...
Law on marijuana should be eased [17.12.2017] In a long overdue move, the government this past week decided to relax the narcotics law and allow hemp to be grown as a cash crop in six provinces i ...
Jeff Sessions isn’t giving up on weed. He’s doubling down [16.12.2017] When president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform were suddenly sei ...
Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine [15.12.2017] An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said ...
Marc Emery was right; Julian Fantino was wrong [15.12.2017] It seems absurd that Marc and Jodi Emery, who have spent years fighting the unjust laws against marijuana, in and out of prison, can’t now sell the p ...
You want ganja to be legal in India? These MPs want it too [15.12.2017] There are many issues Indian lawmakers need to discuss in the Winter Session of Parliament includes a private member’s bill to legalise cannabis. Dha ...
World Health Organization: Initial review of CBD doesn’t warrant scheduling [13.12.2017] CBD, for now, should not be subject to international drug scheduling, a World Health Organization committee determined in an initial review of the ca ...
Étude sur le cannabis: nouvelle demande [12.12.2017] Les Villes de Berne, Bienne, Lucerne et Zurich examinent le dépôt de nouvelles demandes auprès de l’OFSP, après le rejet jugé «surprenant» de la dema ...
Following marijuana legalization, teen drug use is down in Colorado [11.12.2017] Following legalization, the rate of adolescent marijuana use in Colorado has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade, according to new federal ...
Yes, legalizing marijuana breaks treaties. We can deal with that [11.12.2017] Buzzing in the background of Canada’s debate on cannabis legalization is the issue of the three UN drug control treaties, and what to do with them. T ...
How Uruguay made legal highs work [10.12.2017] Uruguay’s switch to a legal marijuana market has not been without its hitches. Notably the resistance of most pharmacists to act as outlets for the r ...
The legal marijuana market is exploding — it'll hit almost $10 billion sales in this year [08.12.2017] The market for legal marijuana is heating up in a big way. Legal marijuana sales are predicted to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017, accordin ...
Justice ministry manipulated studies into cannabis policy [07.12.2017] Senior justice ministry officials directly interfered with independent research into the ministry’s own cannabis policy, current affairs programme Ni ...
California’s limit on big growers just vanished. Here’s why [06.12.2017] In an unexpected move that has small cannabis farmers and some state lawmakers up in arms, California regulators have created a licensing loophole th ...
Organised cultivation of cannabis matter of concern: High court [06.12.2017] Even as the Himachal Pradesh high court has expressed concern over organised cultivation of cannabis in the higher reaches of Kullu district, its wil ...
Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it? [05.12.2017] In 2001, Portugal became the first country to decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit substances. Rather than being arrested, tho ...
A taxing problem: how to price, tax legal weed to stamp out the black market [05.12.2017] Stamping out the illicit market is one of Ottawa’s major goals as the country approaches a July 2018 deadline for the legalization of recreational ma ...
Legalization of marijuana unlikely to kill Canada’s black market right away [04.12.2017] From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen ...
Israel eases sanctions on home marijuana growers [04.12.2017] When it comes to throwing the book at marijuana growers, police are distinguishing between those growing pot for their own use and those growing it f ...
Lawlessness on cannabis attracts more tourists in Morocco [04.12.2017] It may not feature in Morocco’s official tourism brochures but cannabis attracts thousands of visitors a year to the North African country. Northern ...
Légalisation du cannabis: oui de Berset aux études [04.12.2017] L'Université de Berne pourrait être autorisée à mener son étude sur la vente légale de cannabis. L'Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP) est en ...
Danish police use drone in operation against Christiania cannabis trade [30.11.2017] A special unit of the Copenhagen police force has been operating in and around the ‘free city’ of Christiania and on its notorious Pusher Street in a ...
Netherlands coffee shop case highlights 'paradox' of cannabis laws [29.11.2017] With 3,000 customers a day, a restaurant, ample parking and turnover of €26m (£23m) a year, Checkpoint cafe, the largest cannabis-selling coffee shop ...
Federal marijuana legislation approved by House of Commons, moves on to Senate [28.11.2017] The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana by next summer is a step closer. Bill C-45 received final approval Monday in the House of Commons ...

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