Items tagged with cannabis

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Canopy Growth CEO’s partial-year compensation tops CA$45 million [11.08.2020] Canopy Growth’s chief executive earned 1,042 times more than the median compensation for the cannabis producer’s other employees in fiscal 2020. 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 ...
Criminalising cannabis use by children is unconstitutional, court rules [03.08.2020] Children found guilty of trivial offences, including the possession or use of cannabis, may not be incarcerated, the Johannesburg High Court has rule ...
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 ...
Some WHO cannabis recommendations draw strong opposition at recent UN meeting [30.07.2020] Two of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cannabis scheduling recommendations might face an uphill battle getting adopted later this year by the U ...
France extends police powers in crackdown on drugs trade [25.07.2020] France’s new prime minister Jean Castex announced plans to introduce on-the-spot fines for some drug offences amid mounting concern about over-stretc ...
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 ...
Cannabis can both help and hinder memory [22.07.2020] Even the word “dope”, describing people that use cannabis, suggests they have less than optimal brain functioning. The idea that cannabis impairs mem ...
'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 ...
Netherlands clarifies application process to grow adult-use cannabis [16.07.2020] The Dutch government wants to clear up several issues regarding the application process to grow legal recreational marijuana. The process is part of ...
Biden-Sanders task force does not recommend legalizing marijuana [10.07.2020] A task force formed between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, which had prior heated discussions on cannabis, agreed on multiple criminal justice priorit ...
Cannabis referendum: Marijuana not so bad for you, won't turn your hair green [08.07.2020] Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says cannabis won't make your teeth fall out or turn your hair green - and criminalising it is an injustice to thou ...
Thousands more pot shops needed to end illicit market: Fire & Flower CEO [06.07.2020] Canada needs to open as many as 4,000 cannabis stores, more than triple the current number of licensed outlets, if policymakers want to eliminate the ...
GGPAJ welcomes start of the consultation process on 'Special Permits' [04.07.2020] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPA) welcomed the start of the consultation process for the special permit policy for the cannabis indu ...
5 ways the UK could legalise cannabis [02.07.2020] With more than half of people in the UK in favour of legalising the recreational use of cannabis, and countries around the world adopting more libera ...
Lester Grinspoon, influential marijuana scholar, dies at 92 [02.07.2020] Dr. Lester Grinspoon, a Harvard psychiatry professor who became a leading proponent of legalizing marijuana after his research found it was less toxi ...
UNM study: Cannabis is effective in treating depression, improving mental health [02.07.2020] According to a research study published by the University Of New Mexico and Releaf App in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, cannabis flower m ...
Is the Netherlands finally heading for legalisation? [01.07.2020] Supplying coffeeshops with cannabis is illegal, so this is being done through a complicated ‘back-door’ policy. There might be a change coming with t ...
Growing majority of Kiwis support legalising cannabis, new poll finds [29.06.2020] A growing majority of New Zealanders support legalising cannabis for personal use, according to a new poll just three months from a national referend ...
Not all WHO cannabis recommendations would loosen international control, UN drug agency says [26.06.2020] An analysis by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) concludes that most of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cannabis scheduling reco ...
Cannabis rescheduling [25.06.2020] In January 2019 the World Health Organization issued a collection of formal recommendations to reschedule cannabis and cannabis-related substances, t ...
Cannabis Bill controversy: Did dagga growers influence MPs? [21.06.2020] Did dagga growers influence MPs? The withdrawal of the Opium and Habit-Forming Drugs (Amendment) Bill No.06 of 2020 in the House of Assembly, has rai ...
Cannabis legalization bill clears first hurdle [21.06.2020] A bill to legalize cannabis use in Israel was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, passing its first hurdle on the way to becoming ...
Switzerland releases details on recreational marijuana experiment, but full legalization likely years away [17.06.2020] The lower house of Switzerland’s Federal Assembly approved a bill paving the way for a pilot research program that would permit the temporary product ...
United Nations body to meet again this month to discuss WHO cannabis recommendations [16.06.2020] According to an email the CND Secretariat sent to permanent missions in Vienna, the “first topical meeting of the intersessional considerations of th ...
Saint Lucia cabinet to deliberate on cannabis commission’s proposals [15.06.2020] Over ten months since the Saint Lucia government announced the formation of a Cannabis Commission, a report has been presented to the cabinet of mini ...
Criminalization that never should have been: Cannabis [12.06.2020] As the House debates ways to reform policing in the United States, it’s critical that we not only analyze the structures under which law enforcement ...
Cannabis-Modellprojekt in Bremen kann kommen [11.06.2020] Bremen wird also nach dem 2017 gescheiterten Vorstoß im Bundesrat (damals gemeinsam mit Thüringen) nun für die Landesebene prüfen, unter welchen Bedi ...
Police uncovers 'wee' enclave in Volta Region [11.06.2020] The Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service has recently uncovered hundreds of acres of farmla ...
NSW police pursue 80% of Indigenous people caught with cannabis through courts [10.06.2020] Police in New South Wales pursue more than 80% of Indigenous people found with small amounts of cannabis through the courts while letting others off ...
Netherlands to open applications for cannabis grow experiment next month [10.06.2020] The Dutch government will start accepting applications in July from potential cultivators for its adult-use cannabis experiment. From July 1 until Ju ...
Government announces plan to advance cannabis legalization reforms [09.06.2020] The two biggest parties making up the new government said they would push for increased legalization of cannabis use, a week after the police ministe ...
Legalise it? Public invited to have a say [04.06.2020] Draft legislation for the legalisation of cannabis is to be put out for public consultation in Bermuda, the Attorney-General said. Kathy Lynn Simmons ...
Police minister backs eased enforcement against cannabis users [03.06.2020] Public Security Minister Amir Ohana signaled support for easing enforcement of laws against marijuana use. Ohana, whose ministry oversees the police, ...
Switzerland green lights recreational marijuana trial [03.06.2020] Switzerland’s National Council has approved a plan to start cannabis trials for recreational use. If it is to be legalised however, the government sa ...
Former PM, police investigator, among Kiwis backing cannabis legalisation campaign [01.06.2020] The New Zealand Drug Foundation's "Our Own Terms" campaign features Tim McKinnel, alongside former Prime Minister Helen Clark, psychiatrist Hinemoa E ...
Cannabis cultivation in Albania expected to increase [01.06.2020] Albania is expected to see an increase of cannabis production in the wake of the coronavirus. According to a report compiled by Europol, the cultivat ...
Cannabis: high potency strains linked to greater chance of anxiety – new research [30.05.2020] Numerous studies have now shown that people who use cannabis have a higher likelihood of experiencing mental health problems. The potency of the drug ...
Ancient people in the Kingdom of Judah may have gotten high off weed [29.05.2020] More than 2,700 years ago, worshipers at a "holy of holies" shrine in Israel may have gotten high on weed. Researchers discovered burnt cannabis and ...
UN body preparing for December vote on WHO cannabis recommendations despite coronavirus [28.05.2020] A document prepared by the chair of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has laid out a course to keep on track for December’s key v ...
Czech government moves to granting medical marijuana production licences to multiple growers [28.05.2020] The Czech government has approved a draft amendment to the Act on Addictive Substances that will allow issuing licences to both grow and export medic ...
National leader Todd Muller signals cannabis legislation will have his support if New Zealand votes 'yes' [26.05.2020] National leader Todd Muller says his party will likely support the legalisation of cannabis if New Zealand votes "yes" in the upcoming referendum. Na ...
Cannabis crop could contribute $490m a year to government coffers [26.05.2020] The Government's coffers could be winners if cannabis is legalised. Work by the NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) shows a legal cannabis indu ...
Big source of illicit cannabis, Albania mulls legalising medical use [25.05.2020] On May 9, Albania’s Socialist Party Prime Minister, Edi Rama, announced that his government had been quietly working for the past year on a bill that ...
As cannabis market softens, some investors pulling back [24.05.2020] Aurora, a Canadian listed cannabis company, has sold its Jamaica asset for less than its CDN$4.5 million ­valuation in order to get cash. “The compan ...
Years after legalizing marijuana, voters see it as a huge success [20.05.2020] Residents in nine of the 11 states that have legalized the adult use of cannabis have no regrets about ending prohibition. In fact, according to a ne ...
Illinois announces $31 million In marijuana revenue-funded grants to repair drug war’s harms [19.05.2020] Illinois is putting its marijuana money where its mouth is, announcing that $31.5 million in restorative justice grants are now available thanks to t ...
Legalising the cannabis economy takes a Covid-19 hit [19.05.2020] Delays in passing new laws governing the possession and use of cannabis, caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, have placed on hold the development of a di ...

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