Items tagged with cannabis

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Brussels Mayor: ‘Police repression does not work, decriminalise cannabis now’ [18.07.2022] The Mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close (PS) renewed his call for cannabis to be decriminalised and removed from the Belgian penal code. Speaking to Le ...
Luxembourg leads the charge for a new European drug policy [17.07.2022] On Friday 15 July, representatives from Germany, the Netherlands, and Malta met at Senningen Castle and agreed that they want to switch to a differen ...
Results of cultivated cannabis experiment won't be ready in 2024: Ministers [08.07.2022] The government won't be able to draw conclusions from the regulated cannabis experiment in the Netherlands in 2024. The experiment starts later than ...
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians could see their drug possession records disappear [04.07.2022] Canadians with criminal records for drug possession will see them effectively vanish within two years after the government’s criminal justice reform ...
Germany’s move to legalise cannabis expected to create ‘domino effect’ [01.07.2022] Germany is mulling over the consequences of soon becoming the world’s largest potential market for legally sold cannabis, as the country’s left-liber ...
Inside the process to legalize recreational cannabis In Germany [27.06.2022] When the German government announced in late 2021 its plan to legalize recreational cannabis sales in Germany, experts and cannabis enthusiasts put g ...
Banning tourists from cannabis cafes will cut back on crime: Halsema [25.06.2022] Amsterdam’s cannabis cafes are often intertwined with serious crime and play a serious role in money laundering, the capital’s mayor Femke Halsema ha ...
Legalise ecstasy and cannabis to combat drugs crime: think tank [23.06.2022] Dutch drugs criminality could be tackled by legalising ecstasy and cannabis and by a taking a much tougher approach to cocaine smuggling, an independ ...
Thailand cannabis: From a war on drugs to weed curries [21.06.2022] Thailand legalised cultivating and consuming cannabis this month, reversing a hard-line approach of long prison sentences or even the death penalty f ...
Study reveals economic impact of Swiss cannabis legislation [20.06.2022] Cannabis generates an annual turnover of around CHF1 billion ($1.03 billion) in Switzerland, according to a new study. The figure, published by the U ...
Luxembourg law lets you smoke a joint - at home [15.06.2022] Luxembourg has taken a first step to legalising cannabis, launching a watered down proposal which allows people to grow the drug at home, but leaves ...
Germany takes first step towards relaxing cannabis law [14.06.2022] The first of five rounds of expert testimony on the liberalization of cannabis laws was to begin in Berlin, the first step in Germany's plan to legal ...
What Thailand’s legalization of marijuana means for Southeast Asia's war on drugs [14.06.2022] Southeast Asia, a region of 11 countries and some 680 million people, has long been infamous for having the strictest anti-drug laws in the world. Bu ...
What about the UN? Coming down off that high [12.06.2022] Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to delist the cannabis plant from the government's Category 5 narcotics list, following the publicati ...
Le projet de loi autorisant le cannabis à domicile adopté [10.06.2022] Le Conseil de gouvernement a approuvé le projet de loi qui doit autoriser la culture par des personnes majeures d'un maximum de quatre plants de cann ...
Thailand legalises cannabis trade but still bans recreational use [09.06.2022] People in Thailand can now grow cannabis plants at home and sell the crop after the nation removed marijuana from its banned narcotics list. The nati ...
Morocco’s cannabis regulation agency Is “open for business” [03.06.2022] Following its first meeting yesterday, Morocco’s cannabis watchdog agency is now officially operational. The agency is set to oversee the cultivation ...
Rural dagga farmers – the same ones highlighted by Ramaphosa – say they'll be 'criminalised' by new laws [02.06.2022] Traditional cannabis growers in the rural Eastern Cape, the same ones assured of inclusion by President Cyril Ramaphosa, are objecting to proposed la ...
Cannabis policy changes in Africa are welcome. But small producers are the losers [30.05.2022] Many African states that persecuted citizens for cannabis related offences for years are now promoting legal cannabis production. Over the past five ...
Is Austria set to legalise cannabis use? [19.05.2022] Austria has a very complex system when it comes to its drug laws and regulations, but in short: no, cannabis is not legal in the alpine country. Peop ...
Sadiq Khan appoints drugs tsar to explore legalising cannabis [12.05.2022] Sadiq Khan has appointed a drugs tsar to explore the potential benefits of legalising cannabis. The mayor has asked Lord Falconer, formerly Lord Chan ...
Germany speeds up the process to legalize recreational cannabis [09.05.2022] When Germany's new coalition included the legalization of recreational cannabis in its political agenda in late 2021, there were few details on how t ...
Switzerland to launch adult-use cannabis sale trial program this summer [05.05.2022] Switzerland will start adult-use cannabis sales this summer amid a trial program that will involve 400 people. Swiss Federal Office of Public Health ...
Why cannabis prices are plunging – unlike just about everything else [02.05.2022] As Canadians deal with the highest inflation in decades and broadening price hikes, one industry remains locked in a lengthy trend of discounting and ...
In defense of the plug: Buying illicit cannabis may be “better” than legal weed, research shows [30.04.2022] Excoriated by some policymakers and by the legal cannabis industry as an unfair competitor and as a demonstration that legalization isn’t working, th ...
Minister denies talks being held with Britain on cannabis law [29.04.2022] A Cabinet minister has denied that behind the scenes talks with London are the reason for a delay in sending controversial legislation on legalising ...
A House of Cards [29.04.2022] In a recently published report, ‘High compliance, a lex lata legalization for the non-medical cannabis industry’, Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli claims to ha ...
Nepal ganja campaign seeks return of Himalayan high times [29.04.2022] Nepal's marijuana ban could soon be up in smoke, as lawmakers mull a return to the liberal drug policies that once made the Himalayan republic a popu ...
Congressional researchers highlight growing federal-state marijuana ‘policy gap’ in new 100-page report [25.04.2022] The gap between federal and state marijuana policies continues to widen and shows no signs of stopping, congressional researchers said in a new repor ...
Starting this summer, cannabis will be available for purchase in Basel pharmacies – at prices similar to those on the black market [21.04.2022] In the evening after work, before closing time, a quick visit to the dispensary to buy one or two joints legally will soon become routine for around ...
420 day: Berlin pro-cannabis rally demands immediate legalization [20.04.2022] At least 500 pro-legalization protesters gathered in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday for 420, the annual April 20 celebration marked ...
4/20 in Belgium: High time to legalise cannabis? [20.04.2022] For those partial to the psychoactive herb cannabis, 20 April (known in the US as 4/20) is a day of celebration for the drug, with groups sometimes g ...
Health office approves first Swiss project to sell cannabis for recreational use [19.04.2022] The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health said it had approved a request for a pilot on the regulated sale of cannabis through local pharmacies. It w ...
Cannabis entrepreneurs in Amsterdam feel "ignored" by Mayor Halsema [12.04.2022] Several entrepreneurs in the Amsterdam cannabis industry said they feel ignored by Mayor Femke Halsema. They said they were surprised by Halsema’s an ...
Amsterdam to ban coffeeshops selling weed to tourists [12.04.2022] Mayor Femke Halsema plans to go through with a ban on coffeeshops selling weed to tourists in Amsterdam, she said in a letter to the city council. Ac ...
Tunisians call for the legalization of cannabis [10.04.2022] A group of young Tunisians is calling for the establishment of a National Cannabis Bureau, and the end of the nationwide ban on cannabis. The youth g ...
More than half of Europeans support cannabis legalization - report [07.04.2022] More than half of the European population support legalization of adult use of cannabis and around 30% of them are interested in purchasing it, accor ...
Africa eyes the global cannabis market [06.04.2022] Benjamin Cadet stands among his plants in a white polo shirt bearing his company logo. He dons surgeon's gloves and handles the flowers carefully. Th ...
Dutch police busted fewer cannabis plantations, drug labs last year [04.04.2022] The police busted and dismantled fewer synthetic drug labs and cannabis plantations last year, latest figures show. The number of discovered drug lab ...
Legalized pot was supposed to help build black wealth in Los Angeles. It failed [04.04.2022] Back in 2017, Los Angeles was among the first places in the United States to legalize weed with social equity in mind. Today, social equity dominates ...
House approves federal marijuana legalization bill for second time in history [01.04.2022] The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to federally legalize marijuana for the second time in history, also adopting a pair of amendments ...
Netherlands' regulated cannabis experiment postponed again [30.03.2022] The Netherlands' experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation has been delayed again. The trial will only start in the second quarter of 2023, Mini ...
Cannabis associations should be ‘safe spaces’, NGOs propose [28.03.2022] Two NGOs have proposed that cannabis associations should be “safe spaces” where members have a “true interest and passion” in the substance, and wher ...
Cannabis legislation passes 18-6, setting up constitutional face-off [26.03.2022] It will be legal to grow and sell cannabis in Bermuda – if controversial legislation passed in the House of Assembly gets Royal Assent from the Gover ...
In Malta, confusion over cannabis law after doctor arrested for drug dealing [24.03.2022] Malta has been rocked by the arrest of a local doctor, Andrew Agius, for distributing cannabis mere months after the island became the first in Europ ...
Bipartisan Congressional lawmakers want Biden to push UN to end international marijuana ban [20.03.2022] A bipartisan duo of congressional lawmakers filed a resolution on Friday imploring President Joe Biden to wield his influence to get the United Natio ...
Cannabis law still reflects discriminatory practices: Andrew Bonello [17.03.2022] The reform enacted by the Maltese government in 2021 Act No. LXVI to establish the Authority on the Responsible Use of Cannabis and to amend various ...
The green wave hits Europe: Recent cannabis regulation initiatives in Europe [15.03.2022]
Politicians across parties propose 5-year cannabis pilot in Denmark [15.03.2022] Danish officials across five political parties have proposed a plan for an adult-use cannabis pilot similar to a program proposed in its capital city ...
Herzog, Sa'ar call on convicted cannabis users to request clemency [06.03.2022] Israelis who have been convicted for possessing or using cannabis for personal purposes were called upon to submit a request to have their criminal r ...

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