Items tagged with legalization

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La légalisation du cannabis supervisée par une agence «placée sous la tutelle de l’Etat» [25.02.2021] Le Maroc veut rattraper son retard sur les pays ayant légalisé la culture du cannabis à des fins thérapeutiques et bénéficier ensuite des recettes fi ...
Burt refuses to confirm warning from Governor over cannabis law [24.02.2021] Premier David Burt refused to confirm whether he had held any discussions with the Governor on cannabis regulations approved by the House of Assembly ...
New Jersey governor signs laws to legalize marijuana use, decriminalize possession [22.02.2021] Legislation to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize cannabis and loosen penalties for underage possession of the drug and alcoh ...
Les élections de 2021 relancent le débat autour de la dépénalisation du cannabis [22.02.2021] Le dossier du cannabis revient sur le devant de la scène politique et médiatique à l’approche des élections. Des voix politiques appellent à la légal ...
Burt warns London over cannabis licensing act [20.02.2021] Premier David Burt has expressed doubt over whether a new law to license cannabis production in Bermuda will get the royal assent from Governor Rena ...
How tobacco giant Altria is becoming a cannabis company [09.02.2021] Altria, one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies, is well on its way to also being one of the world’s biggest and most influential cannabis compa ...
Virginia legislature approves marijuana legalization bills on key mid-session deadline [05.02.2021] The Virginia House of Delegates and Senate approved bills to legalize marijuana, meeting a key mid-session deadline and getting the major policy chan ...
Legal recreational cannabis sales in Canada outstrip illicit spending for first time [04.02.2021] Sales of regulated adult-use cannabis in Canada overtook illegal transactions for the first time in the third quarter of 2020, according to new Stati ...
Haze Club case: ‘Cannabis grow clubs allow people to access their rights’ [02.02.2021] Laws that criminalise grow clubs are unconstitutional and infringe on people’s rights to cultivate and use cannabis privately. This is according to a ...
Democratic senators will push to pass pot reform bill this year [02.02.2021] Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and two other Democratic senators said that they will push to pass this year sweeping legislation that would end ...
‘There’s no stopping the industry now’: Democratic control is a big win for marijuana [31.01.2021] Cannabis companies are positioning themselves for the greater likelihood that federal cannabis restrictions will be loosened significantly. Sales are ...
What has changed in the year since cannabis possession was legalised in the ACT? [31.01.2021] Dire warnings of legal loopholes, a mental health crisis and drug driving fears accompanied the legalisation of cannabis in the ACT last year. But on ...
Mexico on the brink of legalizing marijuana — But on what terms? [28.01.2021] Mexico is on the verge of becoming the third country in the world, after Uruguay and Canada, to legally regulate cannabis for personal, adult use. Th ...
Big money and a big stumble mark first year of Illinois' recreational weed law [24.01.2021] Illinois’ coffers have enjoyed a boost in tax revenue approaching the amount generated by booze sales thanks to the year that recreational marijuana ...
Mood of the Nation poll: Despite clamour for making cannabis legal, 55% against it [22.01.2021] Despite a growing clamour by some sections and NGOs in India to legalise the recreational use of cannabis, more than half of the respondents (55 per ...
Is France moving towards legalising cannabis for recreational purposes? [18.01.2021] When French newspaper Le Parisien rang up 36 elected officials across the greater Paris Île-de-France region to ask their opinion on whether or not c ...
France launches public consultation on legalising cannabis [17.01.2021] France is Europe’s biggest cannabis consumer, despite having some of the continent’s toughest laws against the drug. In response to this failure of t ...
Illinois sitting on $62 million in cannabis revenue meant to foster businesses and help neighborhoods hurt by poverty and violence [16.01.2021] Despite promises that cannabis legalization in Illinois would fund more minority business participation and neighborhood improvements, the state has ...
Mexico moves to create world’s largest legal cannabis market [12.01.2021] Mexico’s health ministry published rules to regulate the use of medicinal cannabis, a major step in a broader reform to create the world’s largest le ...
Cuomo vows New York 'will legalize adult-use recreational cannabis' [11.01.2021] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) vowed that his state will legalize recreational cannabis as he begins ramping up efforts in the new year to green-ligh ...
Experts: Legal cannabis can spur Caribbean economies [10.01.2021] Entrepreneurs eager to enter the marijuana business are calling on the Government of Trinidad & Tobago to bring legislation which will allow them to ...
South Africa’s cannabis bill is widely unpopular — here’s why [04.01.2021] 2018 was a big year for cannabis advocates in South Africa. It was the year the constitutional court ruled the government couldn’t invade the privacy ...
How state marijuana legalization became a boon for corruption [27.12.2020] In the past decade, 15 states have legalized a regulated marijuana market for adults over 21, and another 17 have legalized medical marijuana. But in ...
Will Israeli elections bury cannabis legalization? [23.12.2020] Just last month, Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn announced that Israel was only nine months away from fully legalizing and regulating recreational ca ...
Dans le Nord du Maroc, de nouveaux appels à légaliser le cannabis [22.12.2020] Comme il fallait s’y attendre, le retrait par les Nations Unies du cannabis de la liste des stupéfiants a relancé le débat autour de sa légalisation ...
Cannabis grow clubs want High Court to decide if customers can ‘sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits’ of their joint labour [18.12.2020] In September 2018, the Constitutional Court decriminalised the private cultivation of cannabis by adults for personal private consumption. This creat ...
Growing cannabis at home – illegal, but how risky? [14.12.2020] Last summer, during a press conference, Germany’s drug czar Daniela Ludwig said something goofy: “Just because alcohol is dangerous doesn’t mean that ...
Legal cannabis law tabled in House of Assembly [12.12.2020] Legislation to lay the framework for legal cannabis in Bermuda was tabled in the House of Assembly. Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General and the ...
Legalization advocates hope to end Mexico’s drug war [12.12.2020] A determined political movement to end the war on drugs has taken shape across Europe and North America. Harm reduction advocates say lives can be sa ...
Marijuana could easily be rescheduled with Biden’s health secretary [10.12.2020] While many diehard cannabis advocates are calling for the plant to be legalized in the United States in a manner similar to alcohol and tobacco, Pres ...
Morocco’s road to legal cannabis: Paved with obstacles, opportunities [10.12.2020] After Morocco’s historic “yes” vote on cannabis at the UN last Thursday, the path towards legal cannabis has widened. However, obstacles still exist. ...
Legalise marijuana: Government’s contradictions on cannabis use must be ironed out [06.12.2020] India has voted in favour in the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention. It was only under Americ ...
Le reclassement du cannabis par l’ONU, prélude à une dépénalisation au Maroc? [05.12.2020] La Commission des stupéfiants des Nations unies (CND) a approuvé le reclassement du cannabis hors de la catégorie des drogues les plus dangereuses. L ...
Inside the weed legalization bill the House of Representatives just passed [04.12.2020] The House of Representatives passed the MORE Act on Friday by a vote of 228-164. It was 2018, Democrats were about to gain control of the House of Re ...
House passes sweeping reform bill to decriminalize marijuana [04.12.2020] The U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, the first time either chamber ...
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 ...

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