Items tagged with legalization

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After Malta, Germany set to make pot mainstream [02.12.2021] The European Union is currently a hotchpotch of different approaches to cannabis use, ranging from complete prohibition to different levels of decrim ...
Cannabis reform is one vote away from becoming law [30.11.2021] The cannabis reform Bill in Malta is one step away from being passed in parliament after it cleared committee stage. In a four-hour-long sitting MPs ...
From prohibition to trailblazing: A brief history of modern cannabis activism In Malta [27.11.2021] It is ironic, but if Malta does end up legalising recreational cannabis, one quiet man from Wales may be the one to thank for it. Prior to 2011, ther ...
Germany's next government aims to legalise recreational cannabis [24.11.2021] Germany could become the first European country to legalise cannabis and authorise its sale for recreational purposes, according to a coalition agree ...
Getting closer! Final stage before Malta’s cannabis reform becomes law to start next week [23.11.2021] It’s looking ever more likely that Malta will pass a landmark cannabis reform bill into law. The bill passed its second reading (the debate stage) in ...
Burt: Bermuda has ‘no intention’ of tailoring laws to fit UK cannabis conventions [22.11.2021] Bermuda’s Government had “no intention” of tailoring its laws licensing cannabis production to fit with the UK’s conventions allowing the drug for me ...
Germany moves to legalise cannabis in economy-boosting bid after Merkel departure [18.11.2021] The political parties known as the "traffic light" coalition are pushing for a change in legislation meaning the sale of cannabis will be legal for c ...
Pot of gold? Cannabis could bring Germany $5 billion a year - survey [16.11.2021] Legalising cannabis could bring Germany annual tax revenues and cost savings of about 4.7 billion euros ($5.34 billion) and create 27,000 new jobs, a ...
Bongs for beer steins? Why Germany might move to legalise cannabis [10.11.2021] Germany's likely new government, the left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD), Greens and the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP), have been locked ...
California legalized weed five years ago. Why is the illicit market still thriving? [02.11.2021] Five years after cannabis legalization, California is awash with signs of an apparently booming industry. Californians can toke on Justin Bieber-bran ...
Mettre «fin au tabou du cannabis et le dépolitiser» [26.10.2021] Le gouvernement peut mieux faire. C'est la mention qu'attribue, ce mardi matin sur les ondes de 100,7, le Dr. Alain Origer, aux annonces concernant l ...
Ouvertures sur le cannabis : «Une solution insuffisante» [26.10.2021] En Luxembourg chaque ménage sera autorisé à cultiver quatre plants. Il revient par contre aussi sur l’annonce en grande pompe de la légalisation du c ...
The pros, cons and unknowns of legal cannabis in Canada 3 years later [24.10.2021] The legalization of cannabis in Canada just had its third anniversary, which means it's time for the federal government to review and possibly tweak ...
No smoking allowed: An early look inside Malta’s planned cannabis associations [23.10.2021] Malta will soon allow people to purchase weed from “cannabis associations”, an exciting step forward for the country’s long-suffering cannabis commun ...
Government scales back legal cannabis plans in policy revamp [22.10.2021] Luxembourg's governing coalition continues to drag its feet on fulfilling its election promise to legalise the production and sale of cannabis, but c ...
80% of Moroccans believe legalizing cannabis will have positive impact [21.10.2021] About 80 % of Moroccans say legalizing cannabis for therapeutic, cosmetic or industrial use will have a positive impact on society. The Economic, Soc ...
Switzerland to legalise recreational and medical cannabis usage [19.10.2021] Switzerland will draw up a draft law for the legalisation of cannabis usage, after a parliamentary commission ruled the drug should no longer be bann ...
A roundup of countries that permit recreational cannabis [15.10.2021] Marijuana may be an issue of easy agreement in the ongoing coalition talks between Germany's leading parties. Despite numerous points of contention, ...
Three years post-legalization, Canada's cannabis industry ready for a reset [15.10.2021] Three years after Canada legalized cannabis, the industry appears ready for a reset. When midnight struck on Oct. 17, 2018, Canada became the first d ...
German SPD health expert calls on next government to legalize cannabis [13.10.2021] Social Democratic Party (SPD) health expert Karl Lauterbach ourged the SPD, Greens and Free Democrats (FDP) hoping to form Germany's next government ...
Cannabis legalisation will allow regulated associations and home growing of plants [06.10.2021] Under proposed cannabis legalisation in Malta, non-profit associations can grow cannabis to distribute among their members, Equality Minister Owen Bo ...
Stand for craft: How Canada’s craft cannabis cultivators are pushing for tax reform [29.09.2021] It’s been just three short years since cannabis was legalized in Canada, but it’s already clear the nation’s exorbitant taxation on cannabis cultivat ...
Government allegedly backpedals on legalising cannabis [28.09.2021] Radio 100,7 reported that the government has apparently decided that the sale of recreational cannabis will remain illegal in the Grand Duchy. Only t ...
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 ...

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