Items tagged with regulation

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Fumer un joint légalement [22.06.2016] Fumer un joint en toute légalité? La perspective est à portée de main de centaines de consommateurs d’herbe alors que Genève, Zurich, Bâle et Berne m ...
Time to put ‘skunk’ out of business [21.06.2016] In the scientific literature, 'skunk' has come to mean something more specific: cannabis that contains a high percentage of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC ...
Christiania raid spurs new debate on legal cannabis [21.06.2016] After a massive police raid on the open-air cannabis market Pusher Street, a number of prominent figures in law enforcement have called on Denmark to ...
Human rights study no reason to change cannabis regulation policy [15.06.2016] A recent study by Radboud University Nijmegen that concluded that regulating cannabis cultivation could improve human rights is no reason for the Net ...
Smoke clears on cannabis licensing regime [14.06.2016] Over a year ago Jamaica brought about reform to the legal landscape with regards to ganja through the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act the (DDA). Afte ...
NDP demands immediate decriminalization of marijuana [12.06.2016] The federal New Democrats are putting forward a motion in Parliament to pressure the Liberal government to decriminalize pot before it is legalized. ...
Cannabis in the capital: Federal haze [10.06.2016] Since 2015 it has been legal to own, grow and use cannabis privately in Washington, DC. Generous souls are allowed to give small amounts to whomever ...
Moroccan party leader calls for moderate consumption of cannabis [10.06.2016] Ilyass El Omari, President of the Regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, proposed to allow cannabis to be sold legally in cafes. The Secreta ...
Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever [10.06.2016] Trudeau's argument for legalization is concerned less with creating benefits, and more with reducing harms. He starts from the same place that many l ...
Dutch cities renew call for regulated cannabis cultivation [09.06.2016] Almost 90 percent of Dutch municipalities supported a call on the government to allow experiments with regulated cannabis cultivation at the associat ...
New hire is a signal Ottawa is taking a strict line on recreational marijuana [01.06.2016] The Liberal government is sending further signals it plans a strict regime for recreational marijuana by hiring former public safety minister Anne Mc ...
Legal cannabis cultivation would cut violent crime: report [30.05.2016] Legalizing cannabis cultivation and trade could reduce violent crime related to illegal cultivation and could therefore protect human rights, accordi ...
Jamaica targets billions in taxes from weed [28.05.2016] The Government is targeting annual revenue of US$2 billion from the ganja industry when regulations to govern the sector are finally in place. Minist ...
Marijuana use and abuse rates decline among US teens [24.05.2016] Rates of adolescent marijuana use and abuse have declined across the US, according to a study that casts doubts on one of the central arguments again ...
'Marijuana superstore' wins legal battle over medical pot shops in California [11.05.2016] The largest licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the US, once dubbed the “marijuana superstore”, has won a four-year legal battle with federal pro ...
Tests for driver impairment by marijuana flawed: AAA [09.05.2016] Six states that allow marijuana use employ legal tests to determine whether someone is driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific bas ...
The failed promise of legal pot [08.05.2016] The risk is that, by itself, legalizing marijuana possession does not change the black market and that, even as legalization spreads, young black men ...
Britons want cannabis to be legalised – change is inevitable, says ex-minister [07.05.2016] Parliament will be failing in its duty to reflect the will of the people if it continues to resist calls to introduce a regulated cannabis market, a ...
Why Canada’s cities aren’t cracking down on marijuana stores [04.05.2016] Canada’s municipalities are in a tough position when it comes to pot. Faced with a previous federal government that had no interest in legalizing mar ...
Uruguay's cannabis law makes big strides, but faces serious challenges [29.04.2016] Nearly two and half years after becoming law, Uruguay’s pioneering plan to regulate every level of the national market for cannabis is finally on the ...
Lack of progress and transparency at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs [26.04.2016] The first meeting of UNGASS since 1998 was supposed to be a game changer in prodding the lumbering and often draconian UN drug policy regime into ser ...
New agreement brings no end to war on drugs in ASEAN [26.04.2016] The outcome of the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs in New York resulted in an outcome document that brings little new to the table. Nang ...
Holness Government urged to be bold and legalise ganja [25.04.2016] The director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology, Professor Errol Morrison, said that while the decriminalisation of marijua ...
Rethinking the global war on drugs [25.04.2016] The U.S. is in the untenable position of violating the existing treaties — now that four states have legalized the sale of recreational marijuana. Th ...
Jamaica dropped the mic on 4/20 and told the UN to get its act together on weed [20.04.2016] On 4/20, the unofficial holiday celebrated by marijuana enthusiasts around the world, Jamaica called for the UN to review the status of cannabis, que ...
Bürgerschaft für liberalere Cannabis-Politik [19.04.2016] Bremen will mit einer Bundesratsinitiative die Grundlage schaffen für einen Modellversuch zur kontrollierten Cannabis-Abgabe an Erwachsene. Ein entsp ...
California’s big chance to set the gold standard for marijuana policy [19.04.2016] Californians will have the opportunity to support the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), based on key lessons and guidance from Colorado, Washington, ...
Weed and the UN: Why international drug laws won't stop legalization [19.04.2016] Under the outcome document for UNGASS that was drafted by diplomats in Vienna and formally adopted at UN headquarters in New York, weed still remains ...
UN backs prohibitionist drug policies despite call for more 'humane solution' [19.04.2016] The 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) has approved an agreement that leaves in place the prohibitionist policies banning narcotics us ...
Trouble in Europe's pot paradise [18.04.2016] Though the Dutch have struck a compromise with international treaties that shows great results for reducing harm for drug users, the approach has lar ...
Swiss health minister open to cannabis distribution trials [16.04.2016] In an interview with the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper, Berset said that his department welcomes trying out "new models and directions" such as controlled ...
Hazy legality: how legal is Dutch weed really? [14.04.2016] Last November, the local authorities’ association VNG, which represents all 393 Dutch municipalities, issued a report stating that ‘the current situa ...
Canada on drugs at the UN: Standing up for a long-overdue policy shift [12.04.2016] The applause persisted until the chair of the session eventually gavelled it to an end. The occasion? Canada’s statement at the UN Commission on Narc ...
Call for legalisation reignites cannabis debate in France [12.04.2016] French politicians slammed a Socialist minister's call to legalise marijuana, re-igniting the debate in a country where cannabis use is common. A day ...
Cannabis legalisation: 47% support sale of drug through licensed shops, poll reveals [08.04.2016] Strong support for legalising the sale of cannabis through licensed shops has emerged in an opinion poll in the UK. Some 47 per cent of people back t ...
Drug expert says Australia's presence at UN summit a waste of money [07.04.2016] The president of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, Dr Alex Wodak, has questioned Australia’s attendance at the special session of the United ...
Wenn der Jugendanwalt das Betäubungsmittel liefert [05.04.2016] Wie gelingt es, den Konsum von Cannabis zu verringern? Darüber zerbrechen sich einige Schweizer Grossstädte schon seit Jahren den Kopf. In einer Arbe ...
Une agence de régulation pour le cannabis? [01.04.2016] Quelle différence entre un joint et une cigarette normale? Rien ou presque, selon les partisans de la régulation du cannabis. Dans le cas du tabac, i ...
Support for marijuana legalization has hit an all-time high [24.03.2016] A survey released by the University of Chicago finds that a record-high percentage of Americans – 61 percent – say they support marijuana legalizatio ...
Uruguay's legal marijuana policy en route to next phase of regulation [23.03.2016] Legal sales of cannabis through pharmacies are expected to begin in the second half of this year. This month the government opened the registry for p ...
Will UNGASS 2016 be the beginning of the end for the ‘war on drugs’? [16.03.2016] In April 2016, the UN will dedicate, for the third time in its history, a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) to discuss global ...
Canadian official causes stir with ‘progressive’ speech at UN narcotics conference [15.03.2016] The Liberal government used its first foray into the global anti-narcotics arena this week to signal a clear shift away from the war-on-drugs philoso ...
Bern pharmacies gear up for pot pilot project [13.03.2016] Bern's city government announced it had commissioned the university’s Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) to research the effects of s ...
Bremen plant Modellprojekt zur Legalisierung von Cannabis [13.03.2016] Die Fraktionen von SPD und Grünen in Bremen wollen den Konsum von Cannabis legalisieren. Dazu soll der rot-grüne Senat ein wissenschaftlich begleitet ...
Voters are doing what politicians won’t on marijuana reform [08.03.2016] Massachusetts' top politicians just came out swinging against legal marijuana. Voters there are on track to decide whether to legalize marijuana at t ...
This is how the Lib Dems would legalise cannabis [08.03.2016] The Liberal Democrats have backed a study that argues cannabis can't be eliminated by a "total ban" and that it should, instead, be regulated. The re ...
Health Canada flagged nine key considerations in legalizing marijuana [04.03.2016] As the Liberal government began moving on its commitment to legalize marijuana, Health Canada flagged nine key considerations – from health risks and ...
UNGASS 2016: Prospects for Treaty Reform and UN System-Wide Coherence on Drug Policy [29.02.2016] This paper explores key lessons from the 1990 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Drug Abuse (UNGASS 1990) and the 1998 Special ...
Majority of Canadians agree pot should be legal: poll [29.02.2016] A strong majority in Canada agree with the Liberal government’s plan to legalize marijuana, and half of them feel users should be able to grow their ...
Experten sehen kaum Chancen für Koalitionsplan [25.02.2016] Das Bremer Modellprojekt für eine kontrollierte Abgabe von Cannabis hat nach Einschätzung von Experten kaum Erfolgschancen. Sie plädierten für eine R ...

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