Items tagged with regulation

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Uruguay not a ‘pirate’ [17.04.2014] The Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis, believing that this will help in the fight ag ...
Study: Marijuana legalization doesn’t increase crime [14.04.2014] After Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use this year, violent and property crime rates in the city are actually falling. According to da ...
Marijuana legalization: Does Congress need to act? [11.04.2014] Despite a federal prohibition on marijuana possession, sale, and use, Colorado and Washington recently became the first states to enact laws legalizi ...
Drogenexperten machen Dampf für straffreies Kiffen [08.04.2014] Experten haben die Debatte um die ­Legalisierung von Cannabis neu lanciert. «Die repressive Drogenpolitik ist gescheitert», erklärte Thilo Beck, Mita ...
Streit um neue Regeln für den Drogenmarkt [07.04.2014] Nach Jahren des Stillstands ist die Drogenpolitik wieder in Bewegung. Städte wie Genf, Basel oder Zürich bemühen sich um Projekte für eine regulierte ...
America’s new drug policy landscape [01.04.2014] Public opinion in the US appears ready for a truce in the war on drugs. A national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that support for the legal ...
DEA chief: Marijuana legalization just 'makes us fight harder' [01.04.2014] Far from being discouraged by shifts in public opinion, state laws and even within the Obama administration on the legalization of marijuana, federal ...
Uruguay to track pot by genetic markers [27.03.2014] Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in Uruguay will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags, and that state-grown marij ...
Une commission réfléchit à une régulation du cannabis en Suisse [24.03.2014] L'interdiction totale du cannabis en Suisse, demeure insatisfaisante, constate la Commission fédérale pour les questions liées aux drogues (CFLD). Ce ...
Medical marijuana users can continue to grow their own pot: judge [20.03.2014] A Federal Court judge granted a temporary injunction to patients who are suing Ottawa because they are concerned about cost and quality of a commerci ...
Major Swiss cities set to back 'cannabis clubs' [13.03.2014] Adults may be legally able to seek out clubs in certain Swiss cities to buy state-certified cannabis, free of chemicals, for personal use under a pil ...
New report: UN stuck in denial over cannabis regulation [10.03.2014] The current trend towards legal regulation of the cannabis market has become irreversible and requires an urgent dialogue by UN member states on the ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
Europe, it’s time to regulate cannabis! [05.03.2014] The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a great innovation of the Treaty of Lisbon, enabling EU citizens to call directly on the European Commissi ...
The battle against 'pasta base' [05.03.2014] In December, Uruguay became the first nation in the world to legislate for the production, sale and state regulation of marijuana. Many hope that whe ...
Time for UN to open up dialogue on drug policy reform and end counter-productive blame-game [03.03.2014] As the UN International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) launches its annual report on Tuesday, 4 March, amidst an unprecedented crisis in the internat ...
Why the mayor of Copenhagen wants to get into the marijuana business [02.03.2014] The city of Copenhagen should be growing its own weed, said its mayor. According to Social Democrat Frank Jensen, the Danish capital can only get a g ...
Cannabis policy in the Netherlands [28.02.2014] Misunderstandings and misreporting of actual and proposed changes to Dutch cannabis policy in 2011 have led some opponents of cannabis reform to sugg ...
«Wir wollen die Dealer austrocknen» [22.02.2014] Cannabis-Konsum soll in Vereinen mit Mitgliederbeitrag legal werden. Das fordert ein überparteiliches Genfer Komitee. Im Genfer Projekt können sich E ...
Kiffen für die Gesundheit [18.02.2014] Der Ortsbeirat im Frankfurter Bahnhofsviertel fordert den Magistrat dazu auf, ein Modellprojekt zum legalen Verkauf von Cannabis einzurichten. Damit ...
California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016 [17.02.2014] A coalition of investors and strategists, which played a key role in passing most of the legislation to reform drug laws nationwide since 1996, has d ...
Mexico City could be home to the most important marijuana decriminalization effort yet [17.02.2014] Lawmakers in Mexico's national legislature and Mexico City's Legislative Assembly introduced twin bills to overhaul the country's drug possession and ...
Mexico City lawmakers propose legalizing sale of marijuana, regulating production in capital [12.02.2014] Lawmakers proposed allowing the sale of marijuana within Mexico City. The local legislature controlled by the leftist Democratic Revolution Party is ...
Cannabis: un réquisitoire contre la loi [04.02.2014] Le procureur de la République de Grenoble, Jean-Yves Coquillat, n’est ni un fieffé gauchiste ni un grand laxiste. Et pourtant, ce magistrat a osé bri ...
Swiss want to reopen pot legalization debate [02.02.2014] A Swiss parliamentary committee looking into drug issues wants to reopen the debate on the legalization of marijuana in the wake of developments in t ...
Why Dutch mayors want to cultivate cannabis [02.02.2014] In a manifesto, mayors of cities including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht argue that the current laws allowing the sale but banning the cultivation ...
Uruguay surrenders to win [31.01.2014] José Mujica has attempted to change the premises and conditions of the drugs wars through the legalisation of marijuana. Although even the people of ...
35 mayors call for regulated marijuana production; minister says no [30.01.2014] In total, 35 local authorities have signed a manifesto calling on the government to sanction official experiments with legal marijuana production. Th ...
'First ever' bill proposes legal cannabis in France [29.01.2014] France has some of the toughest possession statutes in Europe, but a first of its kind bill proposed could change that. People smoking a joint in Fra ...
Minister Opstelten en de burgemeesterlijke ongehoorzaamheid [29.01.2014] Alle 25 Nederlandse burgemeesters die verzoeken hadden ingediend om te experimenteren met gereguleerde of gedoogde aanvoer van cannabis naar de coffe ...
Why is Raymond Pryce so high on ganja? [27.01.2014] Raymond Pryce, the North East St Elizabeth member of parliament, is not only a lobbyist for decriminalisation /legalisation of ganja. He plans to opt ...
Marijuana on the move [26.01.2014] Some 20 years ago, a Spanish official in favor of lifting the ban on drugs such as marijuana mentioned at a UN meeting that there "might be a more hu ...
Courage, common sense and cannabis [10.01.2014] Despite 40 years of prohibition, Danes smoke cannabis. If prohibition continues another 40 years, Danes will still smoke it. So too will residents in ...
Marijuana in Colorado has a long history and an uncertain future [31.12.2013] Federal marijuana prohibition in the United States started with a knock on a Denver man's apartment door. Seventy-six years ago, Samuel Caldwell beca ...
A Colorado marijuana guide: 64 answers to commonly asked questions [30.12.2013] On January 1, 2014, Colorado becomes the first place anywhere in the world to allow legal marijuana sales to anybody over 21 for any purpose. You hav ...
Morocco: Istiqlal party proposes first draft law to legalize cannabis [28.12.2013] According to La Vie Eco, the Istiqlal Party has recently proposed a draft law to decriminalize and regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medical a ...
Uruguay’s marijuana growers come out into open [27.12.2013] Juan Andres Palese was using a fake name in public when he opened Uruguay’s first store dedicated to cultivating marijuana, where he offered growing ...
Colorado issues first marijuana sales licenses to retailers [26.12.2013] The first licences in the United States that permit retailers to sell marijuana for recreational use from 1 January were issued in Colorado. Owners o ...
Marijuana legalization would bring fresh cash to California [26.12.2013] At least two of three marijuana legalization measures vying for the November, 2014 ballot would be good for California, according to the state Attorn ...
Uruguay President Mujica signs marijuana law [24.12.2013] Uruguay's President Mujica has quietly signed into law the government’s plan to create a regulated, legal market for marijuana. He signed the legisla ...
Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot [24.12.2013] Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Followin ...
Councils join forces to call for legalised marijuana production [20.12.2013] The mayors of 25 Dutch local authority areas have increased their pressure on the cabinet to allow experiments with regulated marijuana production. T ...
Uruguay: Yes we cannabis [20.12.2013] When Uruguay recently became the first country in the world to legalise and regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana, it was a lon ...
The Netherlands is ready to regulate cannabis [19.12.2013] Barely a week after an opinion poll showed that 65% of the Dutch are in favour of regulating cannabis production just as in Uruguay, the minister of ...
If marijuana legalization sends the wrong message to teenagers, why aren't they listening? [18.12.2013] Prohibitionists warn that it’s dangerous even to discuss legalizing marijuana because such talk sends “the wrong message” to the youth of America, en ...
Washington residents smoke way more weed than officials thought [18.12.2013] Knowing how much marijuana people consume is now a very important statistic for officials in Washington and Colorado.That number can help them make s ...
INCB vs Uruguay: the art of diplomacy [17.12.2013] International tensions over Uruguay’s decision to regulate the cannabis market reached new levels when Raymond Yans, president of the International N ...
The architect of Uruguay's marijuana legalization speaks out [15.12.2013] The call for drug policy reform has moved from flower-power communes into the halls of power. Starting next year Uruguayans will be able to buy marij ...
Multinational overview of cannabis production regimes [14.12.2013] The vast majority of countries are signatories to international treaties that prohibit the production, distribution and possession of cannabis for no ...
'Stop lying': Uruguay president chides UN official over marijuana law [14.12.2013] Uruguay’s president has accused the head of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, of lying and double standards, after ...

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