Items tagged with cannabis

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Possession of cannabis for personal use [01.01.2020] The legal status of cannabis for personal use is one of the most controversial policy issues in the European Union. Although cannabis is a classified...
The UN Drug Control Conventions [31.12.2019] For more than ten years, TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme has been studying the UN drug control conventions and the institutional architecture of th...
Cannabis in Canada: Who wins and who loses under new law [15.10.2018] Canada is about to become the second nation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. When prohibition comes to an end on 17 October, Canadian adults ...
Un Marocain raconte comment sa famille contrôlait le trafic du haschich entre le royaume et la France [13.10.2018] « C’est ma grand-mère maternelle qui a commencé à importer du shit en France », raconte Salim*, dont la famille, dit-il, contrôlait le trafic de shit...
Amsterdam wants to participate in regulated cannabis experiment [12.10.2018] Amsterdam has to participate in the national experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. If the Dutch capital, with the largest coffeeshop market...
Kanton Zürich stellt sich hinter Cannabis-Versuche [11.10.2018] What would happen if cannabis could be legally purchased in Switzerland? To find out, Zurich, Berne, Geneva and Basel have been planning pilot trials...
Pot companies failing at financial reporting, regulator says [10.10.2018] Cannabis companies are failing to adequately disclose even basic financial information to shareholders — from cost of production to fair value assess...
About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization [08.10.2018] About six-in-ten Americans (62%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a new ...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2017 [08.10.2018] In the approach to the 2019 Ministerial Segment and its review of international drug control, the INCB’s Annual Report for 2017 is arguably of specia...
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...
Amsterdam calls plan for regulated cannabis cultivation unfeasible, dangerous [03.10.2018] Amsterdam finds the national experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation unfeasible and "risky to public order". The municipality would like to pa...
Seek drug reform within international law: Tom Blickman [01.10.2018] Dating back to the latter part of 1800s, precisely in 1894-95, the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission consisting of medical experts of Indian and British o...
Landmark California marijuana legislation gives residents chance to 'reclaim their lives' [01.10.2018] Hailed by advocates as a chance for people to “reclaim their lives,” a new California law will soon make it easier for people with past marijuana con...
Govt pressed for new law on marijuana and kratom [01.10.2018] Academics and medical practitioners are pushing for swift legislative reform to legalise the medical use of marijuana and kratom, saying current laws...
U.S. cannabis producers fear Canada will 'dominate the industry' [29.09.2018] The CEO of California-based marijuana producer and seller Terra Tech is watching the cannabis industry boom north of the border with more than a litt...
History of dagga in SA shows its decriminalisation is overdue [25.09.2018] The Constitutional Court's decision that citizens are permitted to use dagga in private turned the clock back 96 years. Before it was declared a proh...
Pays-Bas : Le haschich marocain s’invite à la Chambre basse [25.09.2018] Le trafic et la commercialisation du cannabis marocain aux Pays-Bas sont actuellement étudiés par les partis politiques néerlandais. Plusieurs propos...
Kiffen für den Fiskus [24.09.2018] Wie sehr Deutschland finanziell davon profitieren könnte, Cannabis zu legalisieren, ermittelt derzeit Justus Haucap, Ökonom an der Universität Düssel...
South African court frees cannabis from colonial and apartheid past [23.09.2018] A ruling by the South African Constitutional Court opens the way for decriminalising private use of cannabis, locally known as “dagga”. It marks a de...
Let’s cultivate laws for a cannabis industry centred on uplifting the rural poor [19.09.2018] The Constitutional Court judgment on cannabis probably made a lot of people happy because, across all sectors of society, people smoke weed and have,...
Dagga: ConCourt says yes to getting high in private [18.09.2018] In a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court ordered that the private consumption and cultivation of cannabis be decriminalised. Deputy Chief Ju...
Legalisierung von Marihuana [18.09.2018] Die Forderung nach einer Legalisierung von Cannabis war lange ein Thema für Freaks – selbst in Berlin, wo Drogenkonsum auch in bürgerlichen Kreisen a...
Pas de nouvelle loi sur le cannabis [11.09.2018] Pas besoin d'une nouvelle loi fédérale pour régler en détail la culture, le commerce, la consommation et l'imposition du chanvre. Le Conseil national...
Agriculture minister seeks to link small ganja farmers with large processors [10.09.2018] Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says he is looking to link small ganja farmers with large processors who have...
Acquittement pour le Cannabis Social Club de Namur, le ministère public fait appel [07.09.2018] Le jugement est tombé au tribunal correctionnel de Namur dans l'affaire du Cannabis Social Club. Les cinq prévenus poursuivis pour trafic de stupéfia...
We from the police advise: more money and powers for the police [07.09.2018] The study ' The Netherlands and synthetic drugs: An inconvenient truth' by the Dutch police academy on the role of the Netherlands in the production ...
Has Big Pharma’s ‘inevitable entrance’ into the cannabis space arrived? [03.09.2018] As Canada prepares to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, the medicinal potential of cannabis has attracted increased attention in the pharma...
Canopy Growth CEO: We're not the Amazon or Google of pot yet, but we want to be [31.08.2018] Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton told CNBC Friday the cannabis company is well ahead of its rivals in becoming the leading brand in legal marijuana but...
Gandhi’s plea to legalise soft drugs gains support [30.08.2018] MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi’s demand for legalising soft drugs, including poppy husk, opium and marijuana, is gaining ground. Earlier, the idea was endor...
Inside the Trump administration’s secret war on weed [29.08.2018] The White House has secretly amassed a committee of federal agencies from across the government to combat public support for marijuana and cast state...
Brain scans show how cannabis extract may help people with psychosis [29.08.2018] Brain scans have revealed for the first time how a substance found in cannabis plants may help people with psychotic disorders by dampening down abno...
Canada approves roadside saliva test for cannabis that doesn't measure impairment [28.08.2018] The federal government says that "combatting impaired driving is a top priority". But today, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould approved a roadsid...
New study suggests schizophrenia might actually lead to cannabis use [28.08.2018] The notion that weed and schizophrenia are somehow related is by now a “water is wet” kind of non-statement. Scientists have been telling us for year...
City launches consultation on four designated cannabis consumption sites [27.08.2018] With Canada-wide cannabis legalization less than two months away, city hall wants to know how Calgarians feel about four areas it’s proposing as desi...
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 ...
Ganja: Discovering the future [22.08.2018] Despite cannabis being an integral part of the Jamaican identity, just five years ago local laws did not reflect the realities of its use in the coun...
Organic marijuana grower does not have to pay state €500,000 [22.08.2018] A Frisian man who was convicted of growing marijuana in 2015 has been told he does not have to pay almost €500,000 to the Dutch state by appeal court...
Constellation spends $4bn to lift stake in cannabis group Canopy [15.08.2018] Beer maker Constellation Brands doubled down on its bet on the budding marijuana industry, pumping just under $4bn into a Canadian group that has sou...
Mexico’s new president has a radical plan to end the drug war [15.08.2018] Since the military took to the streets to fight the increasingly powerful and violent cartels producing and trafficking drugs north to consumers in t...
Ontario will rely on private sector to sell recreational cannabis [13.08.2018] Premier Doug Ford is giving up Ontario’s monopoly on weed, opening sales of recreational cannabis to private stores by April 1 in a dramatic shift th...
Cannabis to give a ‘high’ to Himachal textiles [11.08.2018] The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to explore the industrial possibilities with hemp, a variety of cannabis, to produce yarn for making clot...
New government in Spain: An opportunity for cannabis legalization? [10.08.2018] On June 1, Pedro Sanchez became Spain’s first president to be elected through a no-confidence motion. A few days after the Popular Party was condemne...
Climate change is turning the Middle East's breadbasket into a cannabis farm [09.08.2018] Heeding the recommendation of international consulting group McKinsey, which was part of a broader development plan, Lebanon's parliament is preparin...
Police chief calls for more cannabis clubs where drug can be used and traded safely [09.08.2018] A police chief has called for cannabis users to be allowed to freely grow and sell the drug without fear of arrest in cannabis clubs, saying the “war...
Health Minister David Clark in favour of liberalising drug laws [31.07.2018] Health Minister David Clark is personally in favour of more liberal drug laws because prohibition has not worked in the past. But Clark would not com...
Constitutional court outlaws all punishment for cannabis consumption in Georgia [30.07.2018] The Constitutional Court of Georgia ruled that people can no longer face administrative punishments, such as fines, for consuming cannabis. The decis...
Lebanon's cannabis heartland, Bekaa, hopes for legalization [27.07.2018] The Bekaa Valley in Lebanon has long been notorious as one of the world's major cannabis-growing regions, producing some of the finest hashish. The c...
Synthetic cannabis deaths spike in New Zealand, igniting legalisation debate [27.07.2018] The number of fatal overdoses from synthetic cannabis use has soared in New Zealand, going from two deaths in five years to 45 in 12 months. The emer...
Legalising recreational ganja still off the table in SVG [26.07.2018] The Ralph Gonsalves government will amend the laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to decriminalise marijuana use for medicinal and religious purpo...
Weeks: we need to talk about cannabis [25.07.2018] More changes to the law on cannabis could be in the works, the Minister of Social Development and Sport in Bermuda has signalled. Michael Weeks said ...

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