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...
The cannabis ‘gold rush’ is underway and shows no sign of stopping, says pot CEO [18.04.2019] With 33 states now offering some form of legal medical or recreational marijuana, and pot companies expanding their footprints across the country, th...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi...
Canada's legal weed struggles to light up as smokers stick to black market [17.04.2019] When Melissa, a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, went to one of Canada’s first government cannabis stores, she wasn’t impressed. “You can’t look at ...
Jamaica’s cannabis gamble [17.04.2019] Jamaica is starting to think of cannabis as an opportunity. Uruguay, Canada and ten American states have legalised it for recreational use. Ganja, as...
Germany: Drivers on cannabis will no longer automatically lose license [12.04.2019] First time offenders of driving under the influence of cannabis will no longer have their driver's license revoked, a federal court in Leipzig ruled....
Dutch ministers unveil marijuana plans [11.04.2019] The Dutch government is to press ahead with experiments in regulated marijuana production involving 10 licenced growers, according to the detailed pl...
Alex Berenson and the last anti-cannabis crusade [10.04.2019] The encroaching specter of mass legalization of cannabis has triggered a strange reprisal of the alarmist themes of Anslinger’s assault on the plant ...
Cannabis banking prospects improve; scepticism and stigma remain [10.04.2019] The nascent medical cannabis business in Jamaica is challenged by limited access to banking facilities. Many of the major banks have asked clients en...
How cannabis is firing up the U.S. supply chain [04.04.2019] With the recreational use of cannabis now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia and medical marijuana legal in 23 states, marijuana is on i...
Street cannabis 'contains dangerous amount of faecal matter' [04.04.2019] Cannabis resin sold on the streets of Madrid is contaminated with dangerous levels of faecal matter, a study says. Traces of E.coli bacteria and the ...
Genève fait cavalier seul sur la distribution de cannabis [31.03.2019] Le Canton de Genève sera-t-il le premier de Suisse à accueillir un projet pilote de régulation du cannabis? Le défi est lancé. Selon nos informations...
Partial decriminalization of public cannabis use takes effect Sunday night [31.03.2019] Marijuana possession will be partially decriminalized at midnight Sunday night when a plan two years in the making goes into effect, replacing crimin...
Brussels’ weed wave hits new high [26.03.2019] For cannabis entrepreneurs in Brussels, business is blooming. Fom Ly runs the Cannabis Social Club Brussels, distributing flowers and oils around the...
Should Canberra allow dope-growing clubs to be set up? [26.03.2019] Dope-smoking Canberrans should be able to join clubs where gardeners can cultivate their cannabis crops for them, a Legislative Assembly inquiry has ...
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...
Don't be greedy! Why cannabis companies should support home cultivation [20.03.2019] One of the great things about the cannabis industry is that it has dramatically sped up the process of ending cannabis prohibition and achieving advo...
High-strength cannabis increases risk of mental health problems [19.03.2019] Frequent cannabis use and high-strength varieties are likely to increase the chance of mental health problems, according to researchers in the journa...
CLA tasked with fast tracking cannabis licensing process [16.03.2019] Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green has directed the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) t...
Illegal cannabis cultivation costs Dutch society €200 mil. per year [15.03.2019] Illegal cannabis cultivation costs Dutch society around 200 million euros per year, through stolen electricity and missed taxes, according to the sec...
The WHO’s First-Ever Critical Review of Cannabis [15.03.2019] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the fir...
In Moroccan cannabis fields, illumination of Jewish role in country’s hash trade [12.03.2019] “The Jews in general did not grow cannabis,” explains Dr. Doron Danino, an expert on Moroccan Jewry. “But they received a monopoly from the king for ...
Colorado lawmakers taking second crack at bill that would allow publicly traded marijuana companies [04.03.2019] A bill that opens the door for out-of-state investors and private equity firms to wade into Colorado ’s regulated marijuana business waters passed it...
Sweet smell of success? Big business bets on a marijuana boom [02.03.2019] T o listen to some of the predictions about the future of the cannabis industry, you would think financial analysts had been partaking heavily of the...
Cannabis: Le commerce international s’organise… sauf au Maroc [01.03.2019] Depuis 2013, pas moins de dix Etats américains et la capitale fédérale, ainsi que le Canada et l’Uruguay, ont autorisé l’usage légal du cannabis pour...
Swiss may let 5,000 people use marijuana legally for studies [28.02.2019] Switzerland may let up to 5,000 people smoke marijuana legally in pilot studies to help shape new rules for recreational use. The cabinet proposed li...
Scientists brew cannabis using hacked beer yeast [27.02.2019] The yeast that has been used for millennia to brew alcoholic drinks has now been engineered to produce cannabinoids — chemicals with medicinal and mi...
Portugal rejects recreational cannabis, as medical becomes legal [26.02.2019] The Portuguese parliament has rejected two proposals to legalise the cultivation and sale of cannabis for recreational purposes. The first proposal, ...
Is marijuana really legal in Mexico? [26.02.2019] Mexico’s federal judges will be required to grant amparo appeals for the recreational use of marijuana. However, this does not imply that marijuana h...
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. ...
St Kitts-Nevis joins 'ganja train' Gov't accepts recommendations on use of marijuana in federation [22.02.2019] The St Kitts-Nevis Government says it will consider and consult further on creating the framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes aft...
Legalize pot? Amid opioid crisis, some New Hampshire leaders say no way [20.02.2019] The push to legalize recreational marijuana is sweeping the Northeast: Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine have done it, and the governors of Rhode Isla...
Drug policy in India: Key developments since the UNGASS 2016 [20.02.2019] This paper outlines the key drug policy developments in India since the UNGASS Outcome Document was adopted in 2016, which highlights health and huma...
Tough cannabis policies do not deter young people – study [18.02.2019] There is no evidence that tough policies deter young people from using cannabis, a study has found. Analysing data about cannabis use among more than...
The trend towards exotic ganja flavours [18.02.2019] Cultivators have been experimenting with unique flavours through selective breeding and phenotyping – adjusting the plant’s grow environment to see w...
Popular book on marijuana's apparent dangers is pure alarmism, experts say [17.02.2019] A group of 75 scholars and medical professionals have criticised a controversial book about the purported dangers of marijuana, calling it an example...
Legalisation of cannabis in the UK would help protect its users from harm [15.02.2019] N ew research highlights associations between teenage cannabis use and a range of mental health problems. The results suggested that use of the drug ...
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...
Cannabis smoking in teenage years linked to adulthood depression [13.02.2019] Scientists believe they have identified about 60,000 cases of depression in adults under 35 in the UK, and more than 400,000 in the US, that could be...
The cannabis black market will control 71 per cent of sales in Canada this year, Scotiabank says [13.02.2019] A new research note from Scotiabank analysts estimate that the black market will control 71 percent of cannabis sales in Canada in 2019. The logistic...
Slowing the legal weed freight train [12.02.2019] Sabet's strategy for sabotaging legalization is to offer legislators what he calls "a true decriminalization and justice" bill, which would do away w...
What is required for Jamaica to export its hi-grade ganja [11.02.2019] Jamaica’s decriminalisation of ganja in 2015 brought with it many expectations, one being the ability to export its hi-grade herb. With a relatively ...
Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market [10.02.2019] British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada's new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with establish...
WHO recommends rescheduling cannabis in international law for first time in history [08.02.2019] The World Health Organization has suggested that cannabis should be removed from Schedule IV of the 1961 UN Single Convention given the mounting evid...
Why so many Americans now support legalizing marijuana, in 4 charts [05.02.2019] American views on marijuana have shifted incredibly rapidly. Thirty years ago, marijuana legalization seemed like a lost cause. In 1988, only 24 perc...
A California conundrum: How to crack down on illicit sales without echoing the war on drugs? [04.02.2019] In October 2018, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ newly-established Cannabis Enforcement Unit teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Dep...
'Legalize marijuana without corporatized marijuana,' says New York mayor Bill de Blasio [03.02.2019] New York Mayor Bill de Blasio supports Governor Andrew Cuomo's pledge to legalize recreational marijuana, but he doesn't want the the market to be ov...
World Health Organization recommends rescheduling marijuana under international treaties [01.02.2019] Health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties...
Why legal cannabis growers can’t compete with the black market — yet [01.02.2019] Despite the persistent media buzz, there are no cannabis supply shortages in Canada, pot industry expert Michael Armstrong explains. “There’s all kin...

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