Items tagged with cannabis

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Mexico may become the third country to legalise cannabis [21.11.2020] On November 19th the Senate began debating a bill that would make Mexico the third country in the world, after Uruguay and Canada, to legalise cannab ...
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 ...
EU top court rules that CBD is not a narcotic drug [19.11.2020] The European Union's highest court ruled today that cannabidiol (CBD) isn't a narcotic drug. The decision by the Court of Justice of the European Uni ...
Cannabis resin now 25% more potent, global study reveals [15.11.2020] Cannabis resin – or “hash” – has increased in strength by nearly 25% over the past half century, a major international study has revealed. Researcher ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
‘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 ...
Black and Indigenous entrepreneurs struggle for traction in Canada's cannabis industry [17.10.2020] A policy brief by the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation and the University of Toronto looked at c-suite level executives, parent companies and license ...
California outdoor marijuana cultivators to designate products by growing region [15.10.2020] California’s marijuana market is borrowing a page from the state’s world-famous wine industry thanks to a new law intended to help outdoor cannabis g ...
Cannabis referendum: More than 100 doctors back legalising recreational use [15.10.2020] More than 100 doctors have come forward to put their names behind cannabis legalisation, in response to the New Zealand Medical Association's backtra ...
Mexican Senate set to pass bill to legalize marijuana in next few days [15.10.2020] Sen. Ricardo Monreal, the leader of Lopez Obrador’s MORENA party in the upper chamber of Congress, said in an interview that a vote on the proposal w ...
Legalisation of cannabis delayed due to coronavirus pandemic [13.10.2020] Minister of Health Paulette Lenert confirmed that work on the cannabis legalisation project had been going on for months, even though it had been del ...
Medical cannabis doesn't cause cognitive decline in seniors, study finds [13.10.2020] A new study conducted at Haifa University's School of Public Health has found no evidence of cognitive decline in senior citizens who regularly smoke ...
amaMpondo traditional leaders reject Private Use Cannabis Bill [10.10.2020] Traditional leaders from the amaMpondo nation and cannabis farmers in the Eastern Cape have rejected the Private Use Cannabis Bill. They are calling ...
Cannabis referendum: Health experts lay out the case for voting 'yes' [08.10.2020] Four of the country's top medical experts are urging voters to tick 'yes' in the cannabis referendum, saying it's not a vote for the drug, but agains ...
Switzerland set to launch cannabis pilot projects 2021 [08.10.2020] In September 2020, the Swiss parliament adopted a modification to the Federal Act on Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances. The change provides a leg ...
Get premium dagga delivered to your door - legally (probably) [06.10.2020] Growing and smoking dagga at home or in private is legal. For now, buying and selling dagga, however, remains against the law. Cape Cannabis Club (C3 ...
Should N.J. legalize marijuana? The voters will decide [05.10.2020] For two years, New Jersey lawmakers had failed to mobilize enough support to pass a bill to fully legalize marijuana. Instead, they agreed in Decembe ...
Revealed: Drug law change sees sharp fall in drug users prosecuted; bias against Māori remains [01.10.2020] A "watershed" change to drug laws last year has seen a significant drop in police prosecutions for drug use and an increase in warnings and alternati ...
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 ...
Gone to pot: New Zealand cools on legalising cannabis [01.10.2020] It is believed to be the first country in the world to put the legalisation of recreational cannabis to a national public vote. But amid a pandemic, ...
Mexico, plagued by cartel wars, on cusp of legal cannabis 'green rush' [01.10.2020] Senate majority leader Ricardo Monreal expects a law to be passed before December for recreational use of the drug, allowing regulated private firms ...
Cannabis: A rush to corporate capture? [30.09.2020] Finance minister Tito Mboweni expects the newly legal cannabis industry to pour an estimated R4 billion into the government’s dwindling tax coffers w ...
Lebanon’s economy is going to pot — in a good way, it hopes [29.09.2020] Lebanon is scrabbling to escape an existential, multilayered crisis that has gutted the currrency to less than a quarter of its previous value, broug ...
Special permit to enable more small farmers to enter medical cannabis field [28.09.2020] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) says the Cultivator's (Transitional) Special Permit Policy, which is in an advanced stage of completion, will ...
L'appel de trois maires LR pour "légaliser la consommation de cannabis" [26.09.2020] Les maires Les Républicains Gil Avérous (Châteauroux), Boris Ravignon (Charleville-Mézières) et Arnaud Robinet (Reims) réclament dans cette tribune l ...
Residents-only rule for coffeeshops proposed in Amsterdam [25.09.2020] Amsterdam city council is gearing up for a new discussion on banning non-residents from its coffeeshops next month, after two new proposals were subm ...
Swiss cities authorised to distribute cannabis for scientific studies [23.09.2020] Parliament has approved a modification to the Swiss narcotics law that will allow studies of recreational cannabis use in the country’s largest citie ...
Draft cannabis bill ‘completely misses the mark’ [23.09.2020] Two years ago, the Constitutional Court of South Africa decriminalised the possession and cultivation of cannabis in private by adults for personal p ...
Money laundering: How Moroccan cannabis becomes Emirati gold [22.09.2020] Years of investigations have revealed the intricate money laundering network that turns Moroccan hash into gold in Dubai. Revelations into the dealin ...
BC to allow “small-scale producers” to deliver cannabis directly to licensed retailers as well as farm-gate sales beginning in 2022 [20.09.2020] The British Columbia government announced that they will allow “small-scale producers”, including nurseries, the option of delivering cannabis direct ...
Should India make cannabis legal? [19.09.2020] According to former Narcotics Commissioner Romesh Bhattacharjee cannabis is cultivated in nearly 60 per cent, or 400, of India’s 670 districts. “Sinc ...
South Africans are setting up ‘cannabis clubs’ across the country – are they legal? [18.09.2020] The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill provides clarity around the growing and private use of cannabis in South Africa. In its current form the bill ...
eSwatini: A brief tale of two laws [18.09.2020] The U.S. company Stem Holdings reported in 2019 that it had “received preliminary approval to become the only licensed growing farm and processing pl ...
Sky high: Mass. marijuana is among the most expensive in the nation [16.09.2020] Massachusetts marijuana products consistently fetch around double the price of equivalents in the most mature recreational markets, according to a re ...
Government plans to fine persons caught with a spliff [15.09.2020] The Barbados Government has announced the coming of a major shift in the Drug Abuse (Prevention and Control) Act. Persons found in possession of minu ...
Farmers in western Makwanpur return to marijuana farming due to pandemic-induced poverty [11.09.2020] Farmers in rural municipalities in western Makwanpur district have started cultivating marijuana since the harvest in their maize and millet fields t ...
Gov't addressing banking challenges impacting cannabis industry [10.09.2020] The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is engaging international stakeholders to address the banking difficulties that have be ...
Medical cannabis big hit in Luxembourg [10.09.2020] Doctors in Luxembourg have given out cannabis to more patients so far this year than in all of 2019, Health Minister Paulette Lenert said, a sign tha ...
In 2017-18, 97% drugs cases in Mumbai courts over possession: study [09.09.2020] Over 97 per cent of drug-related cases decided by Mumbai courts in 2017 and 2018 involved possession for personal consumption, according to a study b ...

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