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The cannabis black market will control 71 per cent of sales in Canada this year, Scotiabank says [13.02.2019] A new research note from Scotiabank analysts estimate that the black market will control 71 percent of cannabis sales in Canada in 2019. The logistic...
Slowing the legal weed freight train [12.02.2019] Sabet's strategy for sabotaging legalization is to offer legislators what he calls "a true decriminalization and justice" bill, which would do away w...
What is required for Jamaica to export its hi-grade ganja [11.02.2019] Jamaica’s decriminalisation of ganja in 2015 brought with it many expectations, one being the ability to export its hi-grade herb. With a relatively ...
Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market [10.02.2019] British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada's new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with establish...
A California conundrum: How to crack down on illicit sales without echoing the war on drugs? [04.02.2019] In October 2018, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ newly-established Cannabis Enforcement Unit teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Dep...
Why legal cannabis growers can’t compete with the black market — yet [01.02.2019] Despite the persistent media buzz, there are no cannabis supply shortages in Canada, pot industry expert Michael Armstrong explains. “There’s all kin...
Canada’s cannabis shortage could be over quicker than we thought, researcher says [01.02.2019] If Canada ’s licensed cannabis producers continue ramping up production at their current exponential pace, there will be more than enough pot to meet...
Illicit drugs should be regulated and distributed by pharmacies, leading doctor suggests [30.01.2019] A leading drug reform advocate and esteemed doctor is calling for a shake up to the illicit drug market, suggesting substances like MDMA, marijuana a...
Tightly regulated framework likely for 2020 vote on cannabis [26.01.2019] The 2020 referendum to legalise cannabis looks likely to propose a tightly regulated framework, including strict rules on supply and possession, an a...
Westmoreland ganja farmers welcome pilot but... [21.01.2019] One of the nation's leading ganja advocates, Ras Iyah V, has welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness' announcement that the pilot project for the Alte...
After legalization: Four things to know about cannabis in Quebec [17.01.2019] In Quebec — where the product is sold by the government-run Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC) — legalization has highlighted the province’s thirs...
Dutch weed experiment: The ongoing fight to regulate famed coffee shops [11.01.2019] When the Dutch government announced in October 2017 plans for an experiment with regulated cannabis production to supply the country’s famous coffee ...
Swiss pharmacies want to sell medical and recreational marijuana [11.01.2019] The President of the Pharmacy Association in Zurich, Valeria Dora, says that more and more people in Switzerland are consuming cannabis, and that sel...
Legal pot costs almost 50 per cent more than pot bought on the black market: StatCan [09.01.2019] A legal gram of cannabis in Canada costs nearly 50 per cent more than illicit pot, according to a new analysis of price quotes compiled by Statistics...
Canada legalized pot in October. But its black market is still going strong [05.01.2019] The legal cannabis stores that opened here last fall still look pristine. Curious customers file in, but the shelves they peruse are often bare. Supp...
Now for the hard part: Getting Californians to buy legal weed [02.01.2019] A billion dollars of tax revenue, the taming of the black market, the convenience of retail cannabis stores throughout the state — these were some of...
Cuomo to push legalizing recreational marijuana in New York by early 2019 [17.12.2018] Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he would push to legalize recreational marijuana next year, a move that could bring in more than $1.3 billion in ...
Gov't urged to regulate ecstasy production [17.12.2018] The government should regulate the production of party drug ecstasy to remove it from the criminal circuit, GroenLinks parliamentarian Kathalijne Bui...
Navigating cannabis legalization 2.0 [04.12.2018] Legalization is not a simple yes-or-no decision, and its consequences for health, public safety, and social equity will be shaped by choices about pr...
Dr Benedikt Fischer: Canada provides lessons on legal cannabis [27.11.2018] New Zealand is debating its cannabis policy, a process that led to legalisation of cannabis use and supply in Canada just last month. Since the two c...
Pot growers turn to gifting, trading with no legal way to buy cannabis seeds in Canada [27.11.2018] Cannabis consumers who can’t buy seeds are finding creative ways to grow their own pot. Even though the federal government made it legal on Oct. 17 t...
How to achieve weed equality [26.11.2018] The official body that's overseen the legal cannabis regulatory process in Massachusetts has given the much anticipated "commence operations" notice....
N.J. moves a big step closer to legalizing marijuana [26.11.2018] A bill to legalize recreational marijuana was voted out of a joint committee in the New Jersey legislature marking a giant step towards making the ca...
Dutch municipalities dissatisfied with regulated cannabis experiment [23.11.2018] Many Dutch municipalities are dissatisfied with the current preliminary design of the government's experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. Wh...
Marijuana is getting cheaper. For Colorado and some states, that’s a problem [21.11.2018] Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was...
Studie zu legalem Cannabis: Fiskus könnte 2,4 Milliarden Euro einnehmen [16.11.2018] 2,39 Milliarden Euro - jährlich. So viel könnte der Fiskus durch die Legalisierung von Cannabis pro Jahr einnehmen und einsparen, unterm Strich. Zu d...
Drug law reform comes to Mexico [15.11.2018] Last month, Mexico’s Supreme Court handed down two decisions that effectively overturned Mexico’s longstanding ban on the personal use of marijuana. ...
Police drugs lead 'impressed' by cannabis clubs [13.11.2018] Hardyal Dhindsa, who is the lead on substance abuse for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, has said the war on drugs is not working. ...
Cannabis industry says it needs more approved growers to meet Canadian demand [12.11.2018] More fully-licensed cannabis growers and cultivation space are needed to meet a voracious demand for legal marijuana, a spokesman for the industry sa...
Canada’s message to teenagers: Marijuana is legal now. Please don’t smoke it [11.11.2018] Canada became the second country to make it legal for adults to buy, grow and consume small amounts of marijuana. But it also made it a crime to give...
Mexico: president-elect Amlo's party moves toward marijuana legalization [08.11.2018] The party of Mexico ’s president-elect has submitted legislation to legalize the possession, public use, growth and sale of marijuana in what would b...
Michigan becomes 10th state to allow recreational marijuana [07.11.2018] Marijuana advocates scored a number of substantial ballot victories in the middle of the country on Election Day, chief among them the legalization o...
Mexico introduces bill to legalise medical and recreational cannabis use [06.11.2018] Mexico’s next interior minister plans to submit a bill to create a medical marijuana industry and allow recreational use, in what would be a big step...
Weed woes: Canada struggles to meet huge demand for legal cannabis [04.11.2018] Two weeks after Canada became the first G20 country to legalize cannabis amid much fanfare, numerous stores – both physical and digital – are struggl...
Mexico Supreme Court says ban on recreational marijuana unconstitutional [01.11.2018] Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regul...
Why L.A.'s recreational weed industry can't go straight [30.10.2018] Given Los Angeles’ status as one of the largest cannabis markets in the world (and California’s status as a trailblazer for medical cannabis), it sho...
Berne veut des essais pilotes sur le cannabis [25.10.2018] Le Conseil fédéral veut dorénavant autoriser les essais pilotes avec cannabis. Les résultats de la consultation semblent lui être favorables. UDC mis...
Pot pioneers who went to jail for the cause now watch legal opportunities pass them by [25.10.2018] At the outset of legalization, people who defied prohibition in high-profile ways appear to be getting shut out of a burgeoning industry just as the ...
Taking stock: A decade of drug policy [22.10.2018] ‘Taking stock: A decade of drug policy’ evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, using data from the...
UK government must look into legalising cannabis, says former Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe [21.10.2018] Former Metropolitan Police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe has called for an urgent review of the evidence supporting cannabis legalisation. It marks a sign...
The elegant way to end global cannabis prohibition: Inter se modification [18.10.2018] Countries that embrace legal regulation find themselves in breach of international law. In this video, we explain a strategy to resolve those treaty ...
Advocates say black market will thrive until small pot growers and sellers are included [17.10.2018] “It’s not fair to expect the government to deliver everything perfectly Day 1 when this is a huge transition,” said Ian Dawkins, president of the Can...
Cannabis Day 1: How Canada greeted legalization from coast to coast [17.10.2018] From St. John’s to Vancouver, from Southern Ontario to the Far North, Canada’s nearly century-old prohibition on recreational cannabis lifted on Wedn...
Globe editorial: With legal pot, Canada sets an example for other countries [17.10.2018] And so, here we go. The recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Canada, making ours only the second country, after tiny Uruguay, to take a leap ...
Dazed and confused: Canada cannabis legalization brings complex new laws [16.10.2018] Canada will this week become the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, but as they negotiate a patchwork of new legislation...
Cannabis in Canada: Who wins and who loses under new law [15.10.2018] Canada is about to become the second nation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. When prohibition comes to an end on 17 October, Canadian adults ...
Amsterdam wants to participate in regulated cannabis experiment [12.10.2018] Amsterdam has to participate in the national experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. If the Dutch capital, with the largest coffeeshop market...
Kanton Zürich stellt sich hinter Cannabis-Versuche [11.10.2018] What would happen if cannabis could be legally purchased in Switzerland? To find out, Zurich, Berne, Geneva and Basel have been planning pilot trials...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2017 [08.10.2018] In the approach to the 2019 Ministerial Segment and its review of international drug control, the INCB’s Annual Report for 2017 is arguably of specia...
Cannabis capitalism: who is making money in the marijuana industry? [03.10.2018] The cannabis industry ’s moral challenge is to ensure the groups who have suffered the most under the drug war can participate in the green rush and ...

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