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New Mexico primed to join US recreational pot wave [01.04.2021] New Mexico is joining a wave of states that are legalizing recreational marijuana as its Democrat-dominated Legislature sent a package of cannabis bi ...
New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana [31.03.2021] New Yorkers over the age of 21 can now possess and use up to 3 ounces of cannabis in public under a legalization bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, wh ...
New York reaches a deal to legalize recreational marijuana [25.03.2021] State lawmakers finalized a deal to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, paving the way for a potential $4.2 billion industry that could crea ...
Minor drug offences can now be expunged, Minister [13.03.2021] People convicted of minor drug offences can have their convictions expunged, the Attorney-General said. But Kathy Lynn Simmons warned that offenders ...
Ganja growers want meeting with Industry Minister, call for amnesty [12.03.2021] The Ganja Growers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) has called for a meeting the Ministry of Industry Investment & Commerce (MIIC) to discuss the issue of ...
Le plaidoyer de l’Istiqlal pour une dépénalisation rapide des cultures du kif [27.02.2021] L'Istiqlal a accueilli avec satisfaction le projet de loi sur la légalisation du cannabis à des fins médicales. Mais, ce parti d'opposition a appelé ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dominica parliament amends marijuana legislation [27.10.2020] The Dominica parliament approved the amendment to the Drugs Prevention Misuse Act even as government legislators urged that the passage of the bill s ...
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 ...
Cannabis Regulation and Development [09.09.2020] Significant policy shifts have led to an unprecedented boom in medical cannabis markets, while a growing number of countries are moving towards the l ...
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 ...
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 ...
Saint Lucia Cabinet authorizes the drafting of a legislative and regulatory framework for cannabis [28.07.2020] The Saint Lucia government’s point man on cannabis, Commerce Minister Bradley Felix, has announced that authorization has been given to draft a legis ...
Los Angeles to dismiss 66,000 marijuana convictions [14.02.2020] Los Angeles moved this week to dismiss nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions, years after the state voted to legalize the drug. The county is working w ...
Légalisation du cannabis : Le projet refait surface sur fond d’enjeu électoral [24.01.2020] La légalisation du cannabis est un sujet complexe. Dernièrement, plusieurs personnalités prônant la recherche d’une solution réaliste et réalisable. ...
Pot politics: Some Northeast states regroup on legalization [13.01.2020] A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a pr ...
L'étude de la proposition de loi relative à l’amnistie des cultivateurs de kif ajournée [10.01.2020] Il faudra s’armer de patience pour connaître la position du gouvernement au sujet des deux propositions de loi portées par le PAM, au sujet de la lég ...
The Moroccan government agrees to discuss draft laws on cannabis cultivation [03.01.2020] The Moroccan government is planning to discuss two draft laws submitted by the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM) to «reduce the prosecution o ...
Ecuador [31.12.2019] Overview of drug policies, drug law and legislative trends in Ecuador. Ecuador is going through a process of reform of its legislation on drugs and t ...
Illinois governor pardons 11,000 for low-level marijuana convictions [31.12.2019] Illinois governor JB Pritzker granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions, describing the step as a first wave of thousands ...
Marijuana commission greenlights recreational and medicinal usage [23.12.2019] The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana has green-lighted recreational and medicinal marijuana, insisting that Bahamians should own 51 percent o ...
Activists: New ganja law a small victory [22.12.2019] Cannabis activists in Trinidad & Tobago have praised the proclamation of legislation to decriminalise use and possession in small amounts, but said t ...
Trinidad and Tobago lawmakers approve marijuana decriminalization bill [12.12.2019] A bill to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession in Trinidad and Tobago, the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2019, was approved by the nation’ ...
House Judiciary Committee approves landmark marijuana legalization bill [20.11.2019] The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would effectively make marijuana legal. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE ...
Local governments are trying to make the cannabis industry less racist [17.10.2019] Local governments looking to legalize marijuana across the nation are starting to think about racial equity—at a time when a multi-billion dollar can ...
Ottawa unveils new pot-pardon application system [01.08.2019] Justice Minister David Lametti unveiled unveiled a free and quicker way for Canadians to apply for pardons for simple cannabis possession. The new on ...
New York governor signs bill decriminalizing marijuana use [29.07.2019] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill decriminalizing the use of marijuana in the state and expunge the records of some people convicted on ca ...
St Kitts Gov't tables legislation to allow for marijuana use [29.07.2019] The St Kitts-Nevis government said it would table legislation in the Parliament allowing for the regulated and controlled use of marijuana for medici ...
Illinois will become 11th US state to legalise recreational marijuana use [02.06.2019] Illinois will likely become the 11th state in the US to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. The state’s Democrat-controlled House ...
Tens of thousands apply for pot amnesty [23.05.2019] A total of 31,177 people applied for the medical marijuana amnesty online during the 90-day registration period, which means the number of medical ma ...
Medical cannabis moving ahead in Thailand, but who stands to benefit? [14.05.2019] 25th December of 2018 was a historical day for cannabis enthusiasts in Thailand. The (interim) Parliament voted, 166-to-0, to pass new amendments to ...
Cannabis legalization must include cannabis equity [14.05.2019] Canada’s federal government is currently working to pass a bill that would provide pardons for people convicted of minor cannabis possession. With a ...
Thousands register for amnesty [12.05.2019] Almost 10,000 people have registered with public health agencies to be eligible for the amnesty over marijuana possession, says the Food and Drug Adm ...
Fair(er) Trade Options for the Cannabis Market [21.03.2019] Policy changes over the past five years or so have dramatically reshaped the global cannabis market. Not only has there been an unprecedented boom in ...
Legalisation: the chance to right wrongs [01.03.2019] If New Zealand votes to legalise cannabis in 2020’s binding referendum, we will have a unique opportunity on our hands. Creating a licit market from ...
San Francisco to expunge thousands of marijuana convictions [26.02.2019] San Francisco officials plan to expunge more than 9,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975, the city's highest law enforcement official said. ...
Amnesty underway for users, possessors of cannabis [15.02.2019] The Drug Committee in Thailand approved three draft legislations for amnesty. If these drafts become law, even possessors of cannabis, who are not pa ...
St Vincent Parliament approves legislation decriminalising marijuana [14.12.2018] St Vincent and the Grenadines has become the first Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member to pass legislation allowing for the decrim ...
Drug law reform comes to Mexico [15.11.2018] Last month, Mexico’s Supreme Court handed down two decisions that effectively overturned Mexico’s longstanding ban on the personal use of marijuana. ...
Pardons don't go far enough. Convictions for cannabis possession must be expunged [29.10.2018] Today, more than 500,000 Canadians are encumbered with a criminal record for doing something that is now legal: possessing a small amount (30 grams o ...
Pot pioneers who went to jail for the cause now watch legal opportunities pass them by [25.10.2018] At the outset of legalization, people who defied prohibition in high-profile ways appear to be getting shut out of a burgeoning industry just as the ...
Cannabis in Canada: Pardoning people for possession isn't enough [20.10.2018] Canadians will get pardons if they were convicted of possessing marijuana before it was legalised. That means their criminal record for cannabis poss ...
Cannabis Amnesty welcomes Liberal government's promise of pardons, but says they require "four central features" [17.10.2018] The half-million Canadians with criminal records for cannabis possession received some encouraging news. Four Liberal cabinet ministers held a news c ...
Cannabis Day 1: How Canada greeted legalization from coast to coast [17.10.2018] From St. John’s to Vancouver, from Southern Ontario to the Far North, Canada’s nearly century-old prohibition on recreational cannabis lifted on Wedn ...
Mexico president-elect says will look at legalizing some drugs [08.10.2018] Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would consider legalizing certain drugs as part of a broader strategy to fight pove ...
St Vincent parliament to debate marijuana legislation [03.09.2018] The St Vincent and the Grenadines parliament will meet for the first reading of three pieces of legislation as the government continues its efforts t ...
Lebanese cannabis farmers hope legalisation may bring amnesty [27.08.2018] The contrast between the vibrant green of a cannabis field and the arid land nearby in Lebanon's Bekaa valley has for years raised a dilemma for the ...

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