Items tagged with legalization

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Mexico may become the third country to legalise cannabis [21.11.2020] On November 19, the Senate began debating a bill that would make Mexico the third country in the world, after Uruguay and Canada, to legalise cannabi ...
North Macedonia moves to make recreational marijuana use legal [20.11.2020] The government in North Macedonia is considering allowing recreational use of marijuana in cafes and hospitality places in the capital, Skopje, and i ...
Mexican Senate committees approve marijuana legalization bill with floor vote planned soon [13.11.2020] Several Mexican Senate committees on Friday tentatively approved a revised bill to legalize marijuana during a joint hearing, with a formal in-person ...
Israel announces plan to legalize recreational cannabis within 9 months [12.11.2020] Israel is planning to legalize cannabis for recreational use within nine months while balancing “liberalism and responsibility,” Justice Minister Avi ...
Government committee said set to recommend full cannabis legalization [09.11.2020] A governmental committee tasked with reviewing Israel’s cannabis laws is reportedly set to recommend full legalization in a report. The inter-ministe ...
Mexico is poised to legalize marijuana, but advocates don’t like the details [08.11.2020] It's the moment for which advocates of legal marijuana here have been waiting: Mexican lawmakers, working under a court order, have until mid-Decembe ...
Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalize possession of hard drugs [04.11.2020] A nationwide push to relax drug laws scored significant victories on Tuesday as four states voted to legalize marijuana, and Oregon became the first ...
NZ rejects cannabis legalisation in referendum, but glimmer of hope for yes camp [30.10.2020] On preliminary results, the cannabis legalisation and control bill will not become law, after falling short at the referendum. The Electoral Commisio ...
Germany firmly rejects recreational marijuana legalization bill as hope fades for reform [30.10.2020] The German federal parliament rejected a bill to legalize a “strictly controlled” adult-use cannabis market, dealing a major setback to recreational ...
Marijuana use among teens down 2 years after legalization [29.10.2020] Two years after the sale of marijuana was legalized in Canada, and researchers have yet to see the feared increase in use, says Michael Boudreau, a c ...
Position Paper of the Fair Trade Cannabis Working Group in the Caribbean [29.10.2020] The Position Paper "For inclusive business models, well designed laws and fair(er) trade options for small-scale traditional cannabis farmers” produc ...
Where recreational marijuana is legal, data show minimal impacts on teen use and traffic deaths [22.10.2020] Since 2012, 11 states have legalized marijuana use for adults — which voters nationwide are considering on their ballots this year. Researchers are j ...
Government urged to sell cocaine and ecstasy in pharmacies [19.10.2020] Cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines should be “nationalised” and sold legally in government-run pharmacies to undermine global drug-related crime, the ...
‘If there were no hashish here, you wouldn’t see a single house’ [19.10.2020] A village in Lebanon, where cannabis grows everywhere, has long counted on hashish for income. But the country’s economic crisis has farmers reconsid ...
‘Tide is turning’: New Zealand’s cannabis referendum sparks debate in Australia [18.10.2020] The cannabis legalisation referendum was watched closely by progressive politicians and campaigners in Australia. For the first time, the 2019 Nation ...
Cannabis referendum: More than 100 doctors back legalising recreational use [15.10.2020] More than 100 doctors have come forward to put their names behind cannabis legalisation, in response to the New Zealand Medical Association's backtra ...
Mexican Senate set to pass bill to legalize marijuana in next few days [15.10.2020] Sen. Ricardo Monreal, the leader of Lopez Obrador’s MORENA party in the upper chamber of Congress, said in an interview that a vote on the proposal w ...
Legalisation of cannabis delayed due to coronavirus pandemic [13.10.2020] Minister of Health Paulette Lenert confirmed that work on the cannabis legalisation project had been going on for months, even though it had been del ...
Legalising cocaine is ‘something to consider,’ says Antwerp mayor [10.10.2020] Legalising cocaine is “an option that people need to dare to consider,” according to the mayor of Antwerp, Bart De Wever (N-VA). De Wever, whose port ...
Cannabis referendum: Health experts lay out the case for voting 'yes' [08.10.2020] Four of the country's top medical experts are urging voters to tick 'yes' in the cannabis referendum, saying it's not a vote for the drug, but agains ...
Get premium dagga delivered to your door - legally (probably) [06.10.2020] Growing and smoking dagga at home or in private is legal. For now, buying and selling dagga, however, remains against the law. Cape Cannabis Club (C3 ...
Should N.J. legalize marijuana? The voters will decide [05.10.2020] For two years, New Jersey lawmakers had failed to mobilize enough support to pass a bill to fully legalize marijuana. Instead, they agreed in Decembe ...
Colorado governor to mass-pardon 2,700-plus marijuana convictions [01.10.2020] Colorado Gov. Jared Polis plans to mass-pardon 2,732 convictions of low-level marijuana possession through an executive order after signing a bill ea ...
Gone to pot: New Zealand cools on legalising cannabis [01.10.2020] It is believed to be the first country in the world to put the legalisation of recreational cannabis to a national public vote. But amid a pandemic, ...
Mexico, plagued by cartel wars, on cusp of legal cannabis 'green rush' [01.10.2020] Senate majority leader Ricardo Monreal expects a law to be passed before December for recreational use of the drug, allowing regulated private firms ...
Lebanon’s economy is going to pot — in a good way, it hopes [29.09.2020] Lebanon is scrabbling to escape an existential, multilayered crisis that has gutted the currrency to less than a quarter of its previous value, broug ...
L'appel de trois maires LR pour "légaliser la consommation de cannabis" [26.09.2020] Les maires Les Républicains Gil Avérous (Châteauroux), Boris Ravignon (Charleville-Mézières) et Arnaud Robinet (Reims) réclament dans cette tribune l ...
Draft cannabis bill ‘completely misses the mark’ [23.09.2020] Two years ago, the Constitutional Court of South Africa decriminalised the possession and cultivation of cannabis in private by adults for personal p ...
Colombia lawmakers seek to take control of cocaine market. It’s a long shot [21.09.2020] Legislators weary of Colombia’s whack-a-mole anti-narcotics efforts propose to stop the often violent trafficking of cocaine that has plagued the cou ...
Should India make cannabis legal? [19.09.2020] According to former Narcotics Commissioner Romesh Bhattacharjee cannabis is cultivated in nearly 60 per cent, or 400, of India’s 670 districts. “Sinc ...
South Africans are setting up ‘cannabis clubs’ across the country – are they legal? [18.09.2020] The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill provides clarity around the growing and private use of cannabis in South Africa. In its current form the bill ...
eSwatini: A brief tale of two laws [18.09.2020] The U.S. company Stem Holdings reported in 2019 that it had “received preliminary approval to become the only licensed growing farm and processing pl ...
Reputation, revenue at stake as Brazil weighs legalization of cannabis cultivation [18.09.2020] Brazil has fast-tracked a draft law that would legalize the cultivation of medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp. South America’s largest economy le ...
Sky high: Mass. marijuana is among the most expensive in the nation [16.09.2020] Massachusetts marijuana products consistently fetch around double the price of equivalents in the most mature recreational markets, according to a re ...
Medical cannabis big hit in Luxembourg [10.09.2020] Doctors in Luxembourg have given out cannabis to more patients so far this year than in all of 2019, Health Minister Paulette Lenert said, a sign tha ...
Drone drops hundreds of bags of cannabis in Tel Aviv [03.09.2020] A drone dropped hundreds of bags of cannabis over Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, attracting dozens of confused people, who rushed to pick up as many bags ...
New Zealand split on legalising cannabis in 'reeferendum' [02.09.2020] Support for the Yes and No campaigns in New Zealand’s referendum on legalising and taxing cannabis is split at 49.5% each, six weeks out from voting ...
Price of legal and illegal cannabis in Canada is much closer than you think [31.08.2020] Much has been made about the price difference between the legal and illegal cannabis markets in Canada, but the information surrounding the topic of ...
BC’s grey market is thriving [28.08.2020] Things haven’t been this good in the illicit cannabis industry in British Columbia in many years. Factors such as increased wholesale prices on the b ...
Cannabis Bill carries harsh penalties [14.08.2020] If a person is found with more than 1kg of dried cannabis or nine flowering plants they could be jailed for up to 15 years. These are just some of th ...
Where vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris stands on marijuana [12.08.2020] Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his vice presidential running mate. She has evolved significantly on marijuana policy over her ca ...
It could take 10 years to measure the impact of legalising weed [11.08.2020] The referendum on legalising recreational cannabis use is just over a month away. Campaigns for and against the change are well under way. We’ve had ...
Here are the new cannabis rules proposed for South Africa – including limits, penalties and criminal records [11.08.2020] Justice and Correctional Services minister Ronald Lamola has published the draft Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill. The bill will give effect to the ...
Just 257 pardons granted for pot possession in program's 1st year [09.08.2020] It has been one year since the government launched a program offering Canadians with a criminal record for simple pot possession a fast, free pardon ...
Bermuda’s consultations on recreational cannabis bill generally supportive [06.08.2020] A refined draft bill to lay the legal groundwork for a regulated adult-use cannabis regime in Bermuda will soon be presented to the island’s legislat ...
Congressional researchers admit legalizing marijuana hurts Mexican drug cartel profits [03.08.2020] Demand for marijuana illegally trafficked from Mexico will continue to decline as the legalization movement spreads, a new report from the Congressio ...
King Mswati, Stem Holdings and the multi-billion political dagga cold war [01.08.2020] King Mswati allegedly entered into a deal with Stem Holdings and manipulated provisions of the Prevention of Organized Crime Act (POCA) by unleashing ...
Senator files new bill to federally legalize marijuana and regulate it like tobacco [31.07.2020] Democratic senator Tina Smith (D-MN) filed a new bill to federally legalize marijuana, creating yet another potential avenue through which Congress c ...
La légalisation du cannabis, un levier de développement ? [23.07.2020] Et si le nouveau modèle de développement intégrait la légalisation du cannabis ? Ce jeudi 23 juillet, la CSMD a organisé un atelier de travail avec d ...
'The risk is zero': Legalising cannabis in Lebanon could help solve its economic crisis [22.07.2020] Last month Lebanese President Michel Aoun signed an order paving the way for a change in the country's legislation. If the bill passes through parlia ...

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