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Today's cannabis debate shows how irrational Westminster has become [12.10.2015] We are witnessing a policy failure of epic proportions, and the debate parliament holds – one it has been forced to hold by public petition – will be ...
Liberal Democrats set up expert panel on cannabis legalisation [12.10.2015] The Liberal Democrats are to set up an expert panel to establish how a legal market for cannabis could work in Britain, paving the way for them to be ...
Marijuana legalization urged for open debate [11.10.2015] Marijuana has emerged as an issue in the federal election campaign in Canada. The Liberals promise legalization, the NDP pledge at least to decrimina ...
Cannabis coffee shops given red light in Berlin [05.10.2015] The Federal Institute of Pharmaceuticals (BfArM) has rejected plans for legal cannabis sales in Berlin's Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain district. The borou ...
Oregon marijuana legalization challenges US drug policy [02.10.2015] Oregon joined Colorado and Washington in implementing a commercial cannabis market. Alaska, which also legalized marijuana through a ballot initiativ ...
Oregon becomes third U.S. state to allow recreational marijuana sales [01.10.2015] Marijuana sales for recreational use began in Oregon on October 1 as it joined Washington state and Colorado in allowing the sale of a drug that rema ...
Cannabis legalisation bill tabled in House [30.09.2015] A bill calling for the legalisation of cannabis for personal use in Italy has for the first time been tabled in the Lower House. The bill, calling fo ...
Cannabis regulation in Colorado [30.09.2015] The core argument made by opponents of legal regulation is that any regulated market for cannabis would inevitably fuel a significant rise in use and ...
Cannabis Social Club jetzt auch in Hamburg [21.09.2015] Eine Hanfpflanze ist ihr Vereinslogo, der Kampf für die Legalisierung von Cannabis ihr größtes Ziel: Der erste Cannabis Social Club (CSC) hat in Hamb ...
Colorado's marijuana tax revenues nearly double last year's figures [20.09.2015] Legal marijuana tax revenues have been breaking records in Colorado, nearly doubling monthly numbers from last year and on pace to exceed projections ...
Idealistic marijuana growers get suspended jail terms [09.09.2015] A couple who grew marijuana ‘by the book’ and informed the tax office about their income have been found guilty of running an illegal plantation and ...
Young hands in Mexico feed growing U.S. demand for heroin [29.08.2015] As heroin addiction soars in the United States, a boom is underway south of the border, reflecting the two nations’ troubled symbiosis. Officials fro ...
Pioneer pot states have collected more than $200 million in marijuana taxes [25.08.2015] The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the l ...
Exploring the Cannabis Clubs of southern Spain, Europe's new weed destination [24.08.2015] Over the last five years, Spain has come to rival the Netherlands as Europe's cannabis hub. The country's legal framework around weed, which allows i ...
Ganja growers warned: GET 'LEGIT' TO GET IN IT! [22.08.2015] Local ganja growers, particularly small farmers, in Jamaica are being urged to enter the formal market to benefit from the decriminalising of the pro ...
Düsseldorf moots cannabis legalization [21.08.2015] City councillors in Düsseldorf, capital of Germany's most populous state, are following Berlin in planning a pilot project in which cannabis could be ...
Düsseldorf will Verkauf von Cannabis legalisieren [20.08.2015] Im Rathaus Düsseldorf gibt es eine große Mehrheit für die Legalisierung von Cannabis: Nach einer hitzigen Debatte beschloss die Ampelkoalition aus SP ...
Chile considers cannabis decriminalization [17.08.2015] With its proposed changes to Ley 20.000 (Law 20,000), Chile joins a growing list of Latin American countries decriminalizing marijuana. The initiativ ...
Ohio prepares to vote on marijuana legalization: which states will be next? [16.08.2015] Thus far, Ohio is the only state where voters will consider pot legalization in the 2015 election. But that’s not because many states aren’t already ...
Ohio's legal weed proposal could create the world’s first 'pot grower oligarchy' [15.08.2015] Ohio voters will have the opportunity to legalize the commercial cultivation and sale of cannabis this November, including for medical marijuana pati ...
The tragedy of the ganja policy [08.08.2015] The amendment of the Dangerous Drugs Act 2015 in February has laid the foundation for the development of the policy framework governing a ganja indus ...
Cannabis in Berlin: Illegal...or not? [07.08.2015] In Germany the possession of cannabis is illegal. Even small amounts are prosecuted, but charges are usually dropped. The definition of this "small a ...
State of the Evidence: Cannabis Use and Regulation [31.07.2015] As more and more jurisdictions reconsider their cannabis policies, the public discourse is filled with conflicting evidence about the impacts of cann ...
Is Italy about to legalize cannabis? [27.07.2015] Under a new law proposal in Italy, people over the age of 18 could cultivate up to five plants at home and growers could set up social clubs involvin ...
SPD und Grüne für entspanntes Kiffen [21.07.2015] Cannabis-Konsum milder bestrafen oder gleich ganz legalisieren: In den Bundesländern mehren sich die Rufe nach einem liberaleren Umgang. Baden-Württe ...
Kiffer sollen wie Falschparker bestraft werden [21.07.2015] Hamburgs Justizsenator Till Steffen (Grüne) will das Kiffen zu einer Ordnungswidrigkeit herabstufen. "Es wäre wie beim Falschparken. Da kann abgewoge ...
Italy takes step toward legalizing pot [15.07.2015] Italy took a first step toward legalization of pot, leading Europe in what would be a groundbreaking change. The Intergrupo Parlamentare Cannabis Leg ...
Habeas Coca [14.07.2015] With significant pressure and earmarked funding from the United States and other demand-side countries, the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, an ...
Cities renew effort to cultivate marijuana; parliament still opposed [13.07.2015] The city of Utrecht, as well as the cities of Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Eindhoven, Heerlen and Tilburg, are still investigating whether cannabis cultivati ...
Les partis politiques demandent la dépénalisation du cannabis [13.07.2015] «Je trouve l’attitude de l’Union européenne (UE) d’un cynisme sans pareil», selon Nourdin Moudiane, président du Parti de l’Istiqlal (PI). «D’une par ...
Uruguay cannabis market still struggles for legitimacy a year after historic ruling [12.07.2015] In May 2014, then-president Mujica signed far-reaching regulations for Uruguay’s marijuana market, making the nation the first country in the world t ...
Call to make ecstasy legal and sell it at pharmacies [04.07.2015] Australians should be able to buy a pure form of ecstasy from their local pharmacy to curtail the harm caused by contaminated blackmarket pills. Melb ...
None but ourselves can 'free' the weed [04.07.2015] Traditional small ganja farmers in Jamaica, accustomed to clandestinely working their fields, will now have to adhere to strict regulations in order ...
Vancouver’s pot bylaw ignores major concerns [28.06.2015] Vancouver City Council and the police department have clouded the national debate on cannabis with their approach to pot and are pumping money into t ...
So you want to legalize weed? [27.06.2015] Up and down the Western Hemisphere, marijuana policy is a growing topic of discussion, and laws are starting to change. In 2014, retail marijuana sto ...
Kreuzberg will kontrollierten Cannabishandel erlauben [25.06.2015] Der Berliner Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg will Cannabis legal verkaufen lassen und hat dafür einen Antrag gestellt. Es ist der erste dieser Art ei ...
Vancouver to weed out illegal marijuana dispensaries [24.06.2015] Vancouver changed the landscape of Canada’s cannabis culture, becoming the first city in Canada to regulate illegal marijuana dispensaries. The actio ...
Vancouver becomes first Canadian city to regulate growing marijuana market [23.06.2015] Vancouver has approved new rules to license and regulate illegal marijuana stores, making it the first city in Canada to attempt to control the burge ...
SPD will Cannabis-Freigabe beschleunigen [21.06.2015] Die punktuelle Legalisierung von Marihuana in Hamburg rückt näher. Auf ihrem Kreisparteitag werden die Altonaer Genossen voraussichtlich einen Antrag ...
Bremen will Cannabis freigeben [19.06.2015] Cannabis-Konsum soll künftig nicht mehr von der Polizei verfolgt und eine legale Abgabe in Bremen möglich werden. Darauf haben sich Sozialdemokraten ...
Cultivating alternatives: Towards a regional cannabis model [14.06.2015] The decriminalization and regulation of cannabis has been occurring in many jurisdictions in the United States – but also closer to home and more sig ...
Drug warriors are still crying 'reefer madness.' The facts don't support them [14.06.2015] In their op-ed article against cannabis legalization, former drug czar William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn yearn for a time when fear-mongering, not ...
Kreuzberg will Cannabis schnell legalisieren [14.06.2015] Seit eineinhalb Jahren wird im Berliner Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg diskutiert den Erwerb und den Konsum von Cannabis zu legalisieren. Noch im Ju ...
Budget bill outlaws pot sales in D.C. for 2 years [10.06.2015] House Republicans advanced a budget plan that would prevent legal sales of marijuana in the District until at least 2017. Advocates for legalization, ...
Monitoring legal pot: How do we know if it works? [09.06.2015] Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinki ...
Ganja is our 'life blood' – western farmers [01.06.2015] With Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell stating that Jamaica plans to become a world leader in exploiting the economic ...
Lib Dem leadership candidate Norman Lamb calls for cannabis legalisation [31.05.2015] The Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Norman Lamb has called for the UK to legalise, regulate and tax the sale of cannabis. The former care minis ...
Warum kontrolliertes Kiffen besser ist [28.05.2015] Zahlreiche Ökonomen (wie etwa die Nobelpreisträger Milton Friedman, George Akerlof und Vernon Smith) wie auch über 120 deutsche Strafrechtsprofessore ...
Amsterdam Mayor: experiment to regulate cannabis cultivation currently legally impossible [28.05.2015] End 2014 Van der Laan told the council to examine possibilities for regulated cannabis cultivation. The municipality would appoint companies to legal ...
Morocco’s major opposition party calls for legalization of cannabis [24.05.2015] Hamid Chabat, Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, one of Morocco’s major opposition political parties, has once again called for the legalizatio ...

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