Items tagged with legalization

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Mexico’s new president has a radical plan to end the drug war [15.08.2018] Since the military took to the streets to fight the increasingly powerful and violent cartels producing and trafficking drugs north to consumers in t...
Ontario will rely on private sector to sell recreational cannabis [13.08.2018] Premier Doug Ford is giving up Ontario’s monopoly on weed, opening sales of recreational cannabis to private stores by April 1 in a dramatic shift th...
New government in Spain: An opportunity for cannabis legalization? [10.08.2018] On June 1, Pedro Sanchez became Spain’s first president to be elected through a no-confidence motion. A few days after the Popular Party was condemne...
Synthetic cannabis deaths spike in New Zealand, igniting legalisation debate [27.07.2018] The number of fatal overdoses from synthetic cannabis use has soared in New Zealand, going from two deaths in five years to 45 in 12 months. The emer...
Weeks: we need to talk about cannabis [25.07.2018] More changes to the law on cannabis could be in the works, the Minister of Social Development and Sport in Bermuda has signalled. Michael Weeks said ...
Will Mexico legalize drugs? [18.07.2018] Mexico’s President-elect López Obrador has considered unconventional methods to address his nation’s ills. In a country riddled with corruption and c...
Does legal weed make police more effective? [18.07.2018] Marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state has “produced some demonstrable and persistent benefit” to police departments' ability to sol...
Lebanon to consider legalizing cannabis growing: official [18.07.2018] Lebanon ’s parliament is considering legalizing the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said, in an attempt ...
Cuomo administration report backs marijuana legalization in New York [13.07.2018] The administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) released a state Health Department report that says the "positive effects" of legalization "outw...
CARICOM report says legalize marijuana use [09.07.2018] The CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana has recommended the declassification of marijuana as a dangerous drug in all legislation and the reclass...
Swiss government supports legalising medical cannabis [04.07.2018] The Federal Council has recommended the approval of the sale of cannabis for medical purposes. It also wants to legalise pilot tests to establish how...
Recreational marijuana now legal in Vermont [01.07.2018] As of Sunday, recreational use of marijuana is legal in Vermont — within boundaries of some clear and not-so-clear rules. Vermont becomes the ninth s...
Cannabis for medical use legalised in Luxembourg [29.06.2018] Cannabis for medical use has been made legal in Luxembourg. The government unanimously passed the draft law to decriminalise the use of cannabis for ...
Legalising cannabis 'would raise £1bn in tax for the UK' [29.06.2018] Legalising cannabis would raise £1bn a year in tax for the UK. A report from the Institute of Economic Affairs has valued the UK's black market at £2...
Russia cites UN body to blast Canada’s cannabis legalization [28.06.2018] Opponents of the Trudeau government’s plan to legalize marijuana in Canada are getting some unexpected if, perhaps, unwelcome support from the Russia...
Profits and perils of the new Canadian pot economy: Don Pittis [25.06.2018] Legalization is creating a whole new industry — perhaps a whole new economy. But even as pot generates new jobs and new companies and new stock marke...
Durham police chief calls for legalisation of cannabis in UK [24.06.2018] A chief constable has called for the ban on cannabis to be scrapped, arguing that it damages public safety, puts users in more danger, and gives mill...
Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks [19.06.2018] Senators have voted to pass the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the way ...
Cannabis war 'comprehensively lost', says William Hague [19.06.2018] Former Conservative leader Lord Hague has called for a "decisive change" in the law on cannabis - suggesting that the Tories should consider legalisi...
Marijuana bill inches closer to passage with House vote [18.06.2018] The bill to legalize recreational marijuana has cleared another vote in the House of Commons — but it still has to get a final stamp of approval from...
New York moves toward legal marijuana with Health Dept. endorsement [18.06.2018] New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that th...
The year Mexico legalised drugs [18.06.2018] On 5 January 1940, Mexico's left-wing president, Lázaro Cárdenas, signed the new Federal Regulation of Drug Addiction into law. The new legislation w...
Legalising marijuana: An intoxicating affair [17.06.2018] Cannabis, hemp, pot, ganja, bhang – call it what you wish, but there’s no denying that the venerable, yet also reviled, plant has been endemic to the...
Reform of drug laws begins as bill passes first reading [17.06.2018] The National Legislative Assembly passed by a landslide vote the three narcotics control policy bills, which are an effort by authorities to reform o...
Pot legalization battle brewing as government rejects key Senate change [13.06.2018] The federal government is rejecting several Senate changes to its cannabis legalization bill, setting the stage for a possible showdown between the S...
Five Danish political parties support legalisation of cannabis [11.06.2018] A string of parties on both sides of the political aisle have declared their support for decriminalising the sale of cannabis. Police are wasting the...
Goodbye counterculture: what will happen when weed goes corporate? [07.06.2018] Under the federal government’s new legal regime, for the first time in Canadian history, minors in possession of more than five grams of dried cannab...
Senate approves cannabis legalization bill with dozens of amendments [07.06.2018] The Senate has approved the Trudeau government’s landmark legislation to lift Canada’s 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis – but with ne...
Senators introduce bipartisan bill to protect state laws on marijuana [07.06.2018] Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced a bipartisan bill that would allow states to regulate marijuana without federa...
Pot delivery services could be 'cockroaches' of marijuana legalization, experts say [03.06.2018] Marijuana businesses are growing as Canada moves toward legalization of recreational pot, creating an increasingly daunting job for those tasked with...
Legalising cannabis ‘could earn Treasury £3.5bn’ [02.06.2018] Introducing a legal cannabis market to the UK could earn the Treasury between £1bn and £3.5bn a year in tax revenues, a new report suggests. Health P...
High time to rehash drug policy, think tanks say, as legalisation could save taxpayer £900m [13.05.2018] Think tanks have today called on the government to radically rethink its drug policy, as it was revealed that taxpayers could save nearly £900m a yea...
How do you move mountains of unwanted weed? [09.05.2018] It turns out Oregonians are good at growing cannabis – too good. In February, state officials announced that 1.1m pounds of cannabis flower were logg...
Canada plans to legalize weed – but will those convicted of crimes get amnesty? [08.05.2018] As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana this summer, politicians are facing growing calls to grant a blanket amnesty for people convicted under the ...
The Senate should stand down on cannabis [07.05.2018] Conservative senators have been threatening to slow or even kill the Liberal government’s cannabis legalization bill for months. But with a third rea...
How anti-marijuana Jeff Sessions became the best thing to happen to pot legalization [06.05.2018] Jeff Sessions hates marijuana. He’s made that plain in multiple colorful quotes, from stating that “ good people don’t smoke marijuana ” to arguing t...
INCB should exert caution in presenting data on cannabis regulation [06.05.2018] At the recent 63 rd Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organisation of American States, the International Nar...
In bid to intimidate Canada on cannabis regulation, INCB is reckless and wrong [04.05.2018] On May 1, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland appeared before the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International T...
Withdrawing from drug treaties over legal pot would be a ‘mistake’: Freeland [01.05.2018] Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is defending the Liberal government’s decision not to withdraw from three international drug treaties, whi...
Liz Warren has high hopes for pot bill [29.04.2018] U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has had “encouraging” conversations with Republican leadership over a bill she and Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner a...
Zimbabwe legalizes marijuana for medicinal, scientific uses [28.04.2018] Zimbabwe has legalized the production of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, making it the rare African country to turn the drug into a ...
Legal marijuana’s big moment [24.04.2018] In Washington, evolution on the marijuana issue is proceeding at warp speed in political terms. John Boehner is just the latest in a string of notewo...
The red flags ahead of Canada’s marijuana legalization [23.04.2018] The central question facing the Liberal government as it seeks to fulfill its 2015 campaign promise to “legalize, regulate and restrict access to mar...
Legalising cannabis adds $3.6bn to Australian economy, budget office says [22.04.2018] Legalising cannabis would reap the Australian economy almost $2bn a year, the Parliamentary Budget Office has found. The Greens plan to not only decr...
Hearing on Bill C-45 as it relates to Canada’s international obligations [19.04.2018] The international dimensions of Bill C-45 are of utmost importance not only for Canada itself but for many countries around the world that are moving...
The plan to save California's legendary weed from 'Big Cannabis' [17.04.2018] The cannabis industry in California historically has been anything but centralized. That has made the cannabis in the Emerald Triangle legendary. Tho...
U.S. marijuana friends and foes cautious at signs of softer Trump [14.04.2018] Both advocates and opponents of legalized marijuana reacted with caution to signs from the White House that growers in U.S. states where the drug is ...
Mexican states should start legalizing marijuana - tourism minister [12.04.2018] Taking a lead from the United States, Mexico should allow states to begin legalizing marijuana while broader efforts are in limbo, Tourism minister E...
Massachusetts is the new testbed for cannabis legalization [10.04.2018] For the past several years, Colorado, Washington and Oregon have served as the testbeds for policies governing state-legal cannabis markets. But now ...
Senate Foreign Affairs Cmte won’t have time to examine how cannabis bill will affect international treaties [09.04.2018] The Senate committees are under a ‘tight timeline' to review the cannabis bill, and Conservatives say they could save major cannabis amendments for t...

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