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...
California takes right steps in crafting state’s marijuana regulations [17.05.2017] When Proposition 64 passed last November by the largest margin of any marijuana legalization ballot measure in history, it represented a resounding m...
Cannabis may help wean people off crack, study finds [16.05.2017] Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also...
Legal marijuana could earn millions for Swiss state [16.05.2017] Some 130 firms have registered with the Swiss federal authorities to sell legal pot that could generate CHF30 million ($30.2 million) in annual reven...
Ganja lobby wrong [15.05.2017] The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Jamaica has indicated that it has begun taking steps to change the schedule class of marijuana to effect amendments t...
Provinces diverge on approach to guidelines on legal marijuana [14.05.2017] Provinces have been protesting the large volume of work and heavy costs they say the Trudeau government has piled on them in its rush to legalize rec...
Change in policy will not get rid of illegal cannabis cultivation: Dutch Ministries [11.05.2017] Little will change around illegal cannabis cultivation, even if the government changes the current tolerance policy, according to officials from the ...
Daily dose of cannabis extract could reverse brain's decline in old age, study suggests [08.05.2017] Researchers have come up with an unusual proposal to slow, or even reverse, the cognitive decline that comes with old age: small, daily doses of cann...
Malta Government and opposition parties call for debate, with a view to legalising and regulating cannabis [06.05.2017] A Labour government would initiate discussions on the use of cannabis for recreational use in Malta, eventually leading to its regularisation and tak...
Uruguayan pharmacies will start selling cannabis [04.05.2017] On the outskirts of Libertad, a small town an hour’s drive from Montevideo, barbed wire and guard towers surround a ten-hectare plot of state-owned l...
Bob Marley, ganja and the green stuff – is selling Brand Jamaica just a pipe dream? [03.05.2017] When Bob Marley and the Wailers first performed Get Up, Stand Up to a restive 1970s Jamaica, never could they have guessed that the government would ...
Let’s learn from the mistakes of drug reform pioneers [02.05.2017] Countries around the world are moving towards a legally regulated cannabis market. But what can we learn from them about the implications of cannabis...
Uruguay is creating the world’s first nationwide regulated cannabis market [01.05.2017] Beginning on May 2, Uruguayan adults interested in legally purchasing cannabis for non-medical uses can register to do so at post offices around the ...
Early marijuana sales ‘unbelievably high’ after legalization: U.S. consultant [30.04.2017] A U.S. consultant hired by Ottawa to assess Canada’s eventual recreational pot market says jurisdictions that regulate cannabis should expect “unbeli...
Tough marijuana position from national prosecutors could influence Trump policy [25.04.2017] A federal group of prosecutors in the United States has criticized efforts at the US state level to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational...
Swiss group launches new initiative to legalize cannabis [24.04.2017] The Swiss public could have another chance to decide if cannabis consumption should be legalized after the group Legalize It launched a popular initi...
Canada and eight US states have done it. Why can't NSW legalise cannabis? [24.04.2017] In Australia the long arm of the law still has a long reach, waging a war on drugs. Last year, there were more than 26,000 criminal incidents of cann...
‘An awful lot of expertise’ [24.04.2017] Black market marijuana growers should be included in the legal market as they can provide valuable expertise as it evolves, Anne McLellan, chair of t...
World Cannabis Day: ‘Flying leaves’ defy stigma to soar to new heights [21.04.2017] Ironically, in Asia where cannabis cultivation first began, cannabis laws remain the strictest. China will probably be the last country to relax such...
Support for marijuana legalization at all-time high [20.04.2017] Sixty-one percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in ...
Six things to know about weed in Germany [20.04.2017] There's long been talk of fully legalizing cannabis in Germany, especially in the capital of Berlin. But how close is Deutschland actually to making ...
Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists [20.04.2017] Scientists at the University of York have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to...
While waiting to legalize pot, why not decriminalize it in the meantime? [19.04.2017] The Trudeau government has put itself and many Canadians in a bind with the announcement that it will legalize marijuana by July of next year. Canada...
Are police too skint to control Britain's weed growing industry? [17.04.2017] Six years ago police were busting more than 20 cannabis farms a day. Local newspapers were filled with images of officers wading through illegal grow...
Always look on the bright side of legalization [17.04.2017] I have to say, I’ve been pretty dismayed with the overall response to Bill C-45. While I wasn’t expecting spontaneous mobs of joyous people cheering ...
Legalization plan doesn’t include amnesty for past marijuana-convictions: Liberals [17.04.2017] The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see, says Public...
Ottawa doctor pioneers use of cannabis to help opioid addicts [16.04.2017] The patients at Dr. Mark Ujjainwalla’s methadone clinic are trying to beat their addiction to heroin, narcotic painkillers and other opioid drugs, bu...
Get high on own supply? [15.04.2017] For years much of South Africa’s dagga has been grown on the green rolling hills of the east coast, often as what economist Vladislav Lakcevic calls ...
Marijuana goes industrial in California [15.04.2017] The vast and fertile Salinas valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now Cal...
Cannabis Licensing Authority begins work on Alternative Development Programme [14.04.2017] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has commenced work to implement an Alternative Development Programme (ADP) to include Jamaica’s traditional fa...
Push to undo hash ban in Nepal [14.04.2017] Marijuana use was always culturally accepted in Nepal, and the cannabis indica plant grows wild across the country. Open sale of marijuana in governm...
Swiss oasis for legal cannabis, without the high [14.04.2017] Posters of bright green cannabis plants advertise its wares, which, like those sold openly in a growing number of shops across Switzerland, are compl...
Globe editorial: The Liberals begin Canada’s countdown to legal pot [13.04.2017] The Trudeau government has started off on the right foot down the path to legalization of cannabis. But the next 15 months or so could make or break ...
Is this the end of the black market for marijuana? [13.04.2017] Marijuana was criminalized in Canada in 1923. There was no debate in the House of Commons, just the statement, "There is a new drug in the schedule."...
Canada’s marijuana legalization plan designed to reduce criminal role in market [13.04.2017] Stating that 94 years of prohibition were an "abject failure," the federal government has tabled long-awaited legislation to legalize marijuana for a...
Liberals table bills to legalize pot, clamp down on impaired driving [13.04.2017] The Liberal government tabled legislation to end the prohibition on pot, checking off a major promise from the 2015 campaign. The plan comes with two...
Some Arab governments are rethinking harsh cannabis laws [12.04.2017] The Moroccan authorities look at the issue from the other direction. Though the government bans the production of cannabis, its growth is tolerated i...
The new White House drug czar has quite an idea for where to put nonviolent drug users [12.04.2017] Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) will be President Trump's drug czar, according to a report from CBS News. Marino's congressional voting record is that of a h...
Doctors want focus on benefits of ganja instead of profits [12.04.2017] The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) has slammed the focus on profits instead of studying the benefits of marijuana since its decriminalisation t...
The world’s first pot-focused exchange-traded fund [10.04.2017] The launch of the world’s first cannabis-focused exchange-traded fund (ETF), on the Toronto Stock Exchange, is welcome news to aficionados of marijua...
Liberals set to table marijuana legislation, but key details need to be resolved [10.04.2017] The federal government will table a bill to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday that is expected to tightly control the ability of producers ...
Oregon set to shield marijuana user data from US officials [10.04.2017] Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved a proposal to protect pot users from havin...
Dagga ruling leaves authorities in a haze [09.04.2017] There is uncertainty among various government institutions around the Western Cape High Court’s ruling which allows for the possession, cultivation a...
How Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs [08.04.2017] When the Obama administration reduced harsh prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, rave reviews came from across the political spectrum. Civ...
St Kitts-Nevis to establish national commission on marijuana [08.04.2017] St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, Timothy Harris, announced the establishment of a National Commission on Marijuana, to be headed by acting chief me...
Uruguay to sell cannabis in pharmacies from July [07.04.2017] Uruguay will begin selling cannabis in pharmacies from July, the final stage in the country's pioneering regularisation of the drug. "Cannabis will b...
Toronto pot shop raids: Huge success or costly attack? [07.04.2017] Shut down, Mayor John Tory told marijuana shop owners, or face “whatever enforcement mechanisms” the city can muster to extinguish the “wildfire” spr...
“High Time” for Bio-Cannabis in Morocco [04.04.2017] The Moroccan cannabis industry seems to have no immediate plans of cutting back on its productivity. In fact, there’s a new seed in town. Cultivators...
Over-regulation impeding bloom of Jamaican cannabis industry [04.04.2017] Over-regulation of Jamaica’s cannabis industry is deterring farmers from entering the legal market, and impeding development - indicating why drug po...
Big Pharma's anti-marijuana stance aims to squash the competition, activists say [03.04.2017] As marijuana legalization swept the US in November, Arizona was alone in its rejection of legal weed. There, a pharmaceutical company called Insys wa...

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