Items tagged with legalization

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40 mayors call on next Dutch government to legalise marijuana [23.09.2021] Almost 40 Dutch mayors, mainly from the south of the Netherlands, have signed a manifesto calling on the government to legalise soft drugs (cannabis) ...
Italy will be first to light up Europe’s weed biz [22.09.2021] Italy may soon jump on the weed bandwagon. A nationwide referendum to legalise cannabis will likely take place early next year. If Italian voters emb ...
Italy set for referendum on liberalising cannabis use, say weed advocates [18.09.2021] Weed advocates in Italy said they had gathered enough signatures to trigger a referendum on liberalising the use of cannabis, setting the stage for a ...
Minister casts doubt over Luxembourg legal weed plan [17.09.2021] Justice Minister Sam Tanson on Friday refused to confirm Luxembourg will legalise cannabis for recreational use in an apparent U-turn over a governme ...
Zurich to launch recreational cannabis trial [14.09.2021] The three-and-a-half year pilot scheme, announced on Tuesday, takes advantage of a change in the law that was approved by parliament last year. This ...
Teen use of marijuana does not increase with legalization, U.S. top drug researcher admits [08.09.2021] Few individuals have as much influence on drug policy in the United States as Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), w ...
‘Swazi gold’: grandmothers in Eswatini growing cannabis to make ends meet [02.09.2021] In Nhlangano, in the south of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), the illegal farming of the mountainous kingdom’s famous “Swazi gold” is a risk many gran ...
Decriminalisation of kratom hailed by rights advocates [24.08.2021] The decriminalisation of kratom, long used as a herbal remedy but which some health regulators around the world have criticised as potentially unsafe ...
Socialdemokratiet mayoral candidate to legalise cannabis sales [13.08.2021] Socialdemokratiet’s leading mayoral candidate for Copenhagen, Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, has big plans concerning the decriminalisation of cannabis. Sh ...
8,000 to be cleared after kratom's removal from narcotics list [10.08.2021] More than 8,000 convicted people and suspects will be cleared of legal charges when kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is removed from the narcotics list on ...
What do you do with a billion grams of surplus weed? [05.08.2021] Back in 2018, during those months before Canada legalized recreational cannabis, things were good for the pot industry. Companies were being hyped as ...
Fact or fable: Will cannabis be Africa’s economic saviour? [18.07.2021] In recent years several African governments have changed their stance and implemented policies that legalise cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and ...
Coming out about illicit drug use: ‘The hush-hush attitude has to end’ [17.07.2021] The ultimate goal of a campaign by charity Unharm called Let’s be honest/Change the story, is to decriminalise all drug use in Australia by 2030. One ...
Will Berlin make good on a promise to legalise cannabis? [14.07.2021] Despite opposition from federal drug regulators, the Berlin Senat is reportedly pushing ahead with a pilot project to sell cannabis legally in pharma ...
Ministerial committee advances cannabis decriminalization [12.07.2021] Just over a year after the last government passed two now-defunct draft bills to legalize and decriminalize recreational cannabis, the Ministerial Co ...
Morocco moves to legalise some cannabis cultivation [10.07.2021] Few countries produce more cannabis than Morocco, where locals mix it with tobacco and call it kif, meaning “supreme happiness”. The pleasure extends ...
MPs accuse Cannabis Licensing Authority of ignoring small farmers [08.07.2021] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) and the State have been accused of having no real interest in ensuring that small farmers get their fair share ...
Majority of Swiss support the legalisation of cannabis [01.07.2021] Most Swiss accept the idea of legalising cannabis for recreational purposes provided there are rules to protect minors, according to a survey. Nearly ...
Licenced marijuana experiment may be delayed: NOS [01.07.2021] A Dutch experiment involving the licenced production and sale of cannabis which is due to start this autumn is likely to be delayed, broadcaster NOS ...
Mexico supreme court strikes down laws that ban use of recreational marijuana [28.06.2021] Mexico’s supreme court has struck down laws prohibiting the use of recreational marijuana, moving the country toward cannabis legalisation even as th ...
Germany: Cannabis legalization becomes election campaign issue [26.06.2021] With watershed elections looming in Germany, some politicians are talking about a new approach to drug control. The opposition Free Democrats (FDP), ...
Campaign for legal kratom use nears goal [24.06.2021] After being listed as an illegal narcotic for many decades, Thais will finally be allowed to use and own Mitragyna speciosa, also known as kratom, as ...
Cannabis médical : aubaine ou mirage économique ? [11.06.2021] C’est la question qui brûle toutes les lèvres depuis l’annonce du projet de loi 13-21 : quelles seront, pour le Maroc, les retombées économiques de l ...
Political parties in Portugal propose adult-use cannabis legalisation bills in Parliament [11.06.2021] Two political parties in Portugal, Left Bloc and Liberal Initiative, each presented proposals for adult-use cannabis legalisation. The outcome of the ...
Morocco's House of Councilors passes cannabis legalization bill [08.06.2021] After several amendments, Morocco's House of Councilors has approved the hotly-debated bill on the limited legalization of cannabis for medical purpo ...
Cannabis divides opinions in Morocco ahead of general elections [05.06.2021] As Morocco's 2021 round of elections approaches, the cannabis question is once again on the table. The Moroccan government approved the bill to legal ...
Congress only has one chance to legalize marijuana the right way [01.06.2021] Congressional Democratic leaders filed a marijuana legalization bill last week aimed at remedying the injustices of the drug war. But my experience a ...
Légalisation thérapeutique du cannabis : la Chambre des représentants dit “oui” [26.05.2021] La Chambre des représentants a adopté le 26 mai au soir le projet de loi relatif à l’usage thérapeutique et industriel du cannabis par une majorité c ...
Morocco’s House of Representatives adopts bill on legal use of cannabis [26.05.2021] Morocco’s House of Representatives adopted today Bill 13.21 on the legal use of cannabis for medical purposes. The bill received a majority of votes ...
Rendez-vous en juillet pour le cannabis récréatif [21.05.2021] Le dossier du cannabis récréatif avait été quelque peu mis de côté ces derniers mois, mais le sujet a refait surface à la Chambre. La ministre de la ...
Legalisation of cannabis: Government parties in favour, CSV remains sceptical [21.05.2021] The majority parties in Luxembourg as well as the Left Party (Déi Lénk) and the Pirate Party all agreed that the strategy of criminalisation over the ...
Cannabis reform consultation ends with 350 submissions [18.05.2021] The cannabis reform White Paper attracted more than 350 submissions from organisations and individuals. Government is proposing full decriminalisatio ...
So, what's the deal with Mexico's cannabis legalization delay? [13.05.2021] A month ago, Mexican marijuana legalization seemed like a done deal. The bill was approved by the Senate last November, but greatly modified by the C ...
Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis. The main obstacle? Islamist opposition [13.05.2021] The stakes for legalising cannabis in Morocco are rising. On 11 March, the Moroccan government approved Cannabis Legalization Framework, Bill 13-21, ...
Cannabis goes corporate: Lobbyists, unions seek to shape marijuana industry [08.05.2021] The rally at the state capitol on April 20, the unofficial holiday for pot aficionados, brought out green-wigged supporters ringed in wisps of smoke. ...
Morocco : Cannabis revenues may exceed those of agricultural products [05.05.2021] Before the Committee of Interior, Local Authorities, Housing and City Policy, a summary of feasibility studies related to the legalization of cannabi ...
France should legalise cannabis, says MPs report [05.05.2021] France should legalise cannabis so as to regain control of sales and better protect minors, a group of cross-party MPs said in a report, a finding at ...
Medical cannabis: Morocco to target European market [05.05.2021] Morocco’s Ministry of Interior developed a study, showing the country’s interest to prioritize the European market in terms of the supply of medical ...
Mexican lawmakers fail to legalize marijuana ahead of Supreme Court deadline [03.05.2021] Mexican lawmakers have failed to meet a Supreme Court deadline to end marijuana prohibition after spending months going back and forth on a legalizat ...
Un premier pas vers une régulation du marché du cannabis [30.04.2021] La Suisse devrait réguler le marché du cannabis plutôt que l’interdire. La commission de la santé publique du Conseil national a donné suite par 13 v ...
Cannabis legalization : The reservations of Moroccan growers [29.04.2021] To accompany Bill 13-21, a coordination of cannabis growers and the descendants of farmers met with the parties represented in the Lower House to pre ...
Maroc : Plaidoyer pour une amnistie des cultivateurs et l’usage récréatif du cannabis [28.04.2021] A la vielle de la promulgation de la loi sur les usages légaux, la Coordination des zones d'origine du cannabis, qui se compose d'agriculteurs et de ...
Should the EU help legalize cannabis farms in Morocco? [28.04.2021] Should draft legislation clear the final hurdles in the next few weeks, Morocco could become the second Arab country to legalize cannabis. Lebanon wa ...
Cannabis: les cultivateurs s’organisent dans un cadre légal [26.04.2021] Dans les provinces d’Al Hoceima et de Chaouen, les cultivateurs de la plante de cannabis ont décidé de lancer une initiative légale pour accompagner ...
The Future of Cannabis in the Caribbean [23.04.2021] Two years after the presentation of the 2018 CARICOM report “Waiting to Exhale - Safeguarding our future through responsible socio-legal policy on Ma ...
Alcohol giant Diageo, Tobacco giant Reynolds, and Morgan Stanley among companies newly lobbying on cannabis [21.04.2021] The US House of Representatives passed a bill to expand cannabis industry access to banking. While a version of that bill stalled in the last Senate, ...
Lesotho firm first in Africa to be granted EU licence for medical cannabis [21.04.2021] A company in Lesotho has become the first in Africa to receive a licence to sell medical cannabis to the EU. The country’s top medical cannabis produ ...
Senate Democrats split over legalizing weed [20.04.2021] Two Democrats told Politico that they oppose removing federal penalties on marijuana. Schumer can't afford to lose a single vote on his side of the a ...
Lebanon's crisis-hit farmers turn to growing hashish [20.04.2021] For three decades Abu Ali planted potatoes to provide for his family, but Lebanon's economic crisis has driven up production costs and forced him to ...
Germany: Greens campaign for legal cannabis on 4/20 [20.04.2021] April 19 will go down in German political history as the day Annalena Baerbock was elected the Green Party's first-ever chancellor candidate. Assumin ...

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