Items tagged with cannabis

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Swiss cannabis studies get the green light [09.09.2020] Parliament has backed a legal change allowing for pilot studies that will distribute cannabis to control groups, in order to find out more about the ...
Police routinely use drug powers to 'bully people', says former Chief Inspector [04.09.2020] A former chief inspector has said he believes that over a third of drug stop-and-searches by UK police are used “as an excuse to harass people”, afte ...
Drone drops hundreds of bags of cannabis in Tel Aviv [03.09.2020] A drone dropped hundreds of bags of cannabis over Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, attracting dozens of confused people, who rushed to pick up as many bags ...
New Zealand split on legalising cannabis in 'reeferendum' [02.09.2020] Support for the Yes and No campaigns in New Zealand’s referendum on legalising and taxing cannabis is split at 49.5% each, six weeks out from voting ...
Price of legal and illegal cannabis in Canada is much closer than you think [31.08.2020] Much has been made about the price difference between the legal and illegal cannabis markets in Canada, but the information surrounding the topic of ...
BC’s grey market is thriving [28.08.2020] Things haven’t been this good in the illicit cannabis industry in British Columbia in many years. Factors such as increased wholesale prices on the b ...
Cannabis research database shows how U.S. funding focuses on harms of the drug [27.08.2020] A new analysis of cannabis research funding in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom has found that $1.56 billion was directed to the top ...
Cannabis Bill carries harsh penalties [14.08.2020] If a person is found with more than 1kg of dried cannabis or nine flowering plants they could be jailed for up to 15 years. These are just some of th ...
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 ...
Canopy Growth CEO’s partial-year compensation tops CA$45 million [11.08.2020] Canopy Growth’s chief executive earned 1,042 times more than the median compensation for the cannabis producer’s other employees in fiscal 2020. The ...
It could take 10 years to measure the impact of legalising weed [11.08.2020] The referendum on legalising recreational cannabis use is just over a month away. Campaigns for and against the change are well under way. We’ve had ...
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 ...
Congressional researchers admit legalizing marijuana hurts Mexican drug cartel profits [03.08.2020] Demand for marijuana illegally trafficked from Mexico will continue to decline as the legalization movement spreads, a new report from the Congressio ...
Criminalising cannabis use by children is unconstitutional, court rules [03.08.2020] Children found guilty of trivial offences, including the possession or use of cannabis, may not be incarcerated, the Johannesburg High Court has rule ...
King Mswati, Stem Holdings and the multi-billion political dagga cold war [01.08.2020] King Mswati allegedly entered into a deal with Stem Holdings and manipulated provisions of the Prevention of Organized Crime Act (POCA) by unleashing ...
Senator files new bill to federally legalize marijuana and regulate it like tobacco [31.07.2020] Democratic senator Tina Smith (D-MN) filed a new bill to federally legalize marijuana, creating yet another potential avenue through which Congress c ...
Some WHO cannabis recommendations draw strong opposition at recent UN meeting [30.07.2020] Two of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cannabis scheduling recommendations might face an uphill battle getting adopted later this year by the U ...
France extends police powers in crackdown on drugs trade [25.07.2020] France’s new prime minister Jean Castex announced plans to introduce on-the-spot fines for some drug offences amid mounting concern about over-stretc ...
La légalisation du cannabis, un levier de développement ? [23.07.2020] Et si le nouveau modèle de développement intégrait la légalisation du cannabis ? Ce jeudi 23 juillet, la CSMD a organisé un atelier de travail avec d ...
Cannabis can both help and hinder memory [22.07.2020] Even the word “dope”, describing people that use cannabis, suggests they have less than optimal brain functioning. The idea that cannabis impairs mem ...
'The risk is zero': Legalising cannabis in Lebanon could help solve its economic crisis [22.07.2020] Last month Lebanese President Michel Aoun signed an order paving the way for a change in the country's legislation. If the bill passes through parlia ...
Netherlands clarifies application process to grow adult-use cannabis [16.07.2020] The Dutch government wants to clear up several issues regarding the application process to grow legal recreational marijuana. The process is part of ...
Biden-Sanders task force does not recommend legalizing marijuana [10.07.2020] A task force formed between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, which had prior heated discussions on cannabis, agreed on multiple criminal justice priorit ...
Cannabis referendum: Marijuana not so bad for you, won't turn your hair green [08.07.2020] Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says cannabis won't make your teeth fall out or turn your hair green - and criminalising it is an injustice to thou ...
Thousands more pot shops needed to end illicit market: Fire & Flower CEO [06.07.2020] Canada needs to open as many as 4,000 cannabis stores, more than triple the current number of licensed outlets, if policymakers want to eliminate the ...
GGPAJ welcomes start of the consultation process on 'Special Permits' [04.07.2020] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPA) welcomed the start of the consultation process for the special permit policy for the cannabis indu ...
5 ways the UK could legalise cannabis [02.07.2020] With more than half of people in the UK in favour of legalising the recreational use of cannabis, and countries around the world adopting more libera ...
Lester Grinspoon, influential marijuana scholar, dies at 92 [02.07.2020] Dr. Lester Grinspoon, a Harvard psychiatry professor who became a leading proponent of legalizing marijuana after his research found it was less toxi ...
UNM study: Cannabis is effective in treating depression, improving mental health [02.07.2020] According to a research study published by the University Of New Mexico and Releaf App in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, cannabis flower m ...
Is the Netherlands finally heading for legalisation? [01.07.2020] Supplying coffeeshops with cannabis is illegal, so this is being done through a complicated ‘back-door’ policy. There might be a change coming with t ...
Growing majority of Kiwis support legalising cannabis, new poll finds [29.06.2020] A growing majority of New Zealanders support legalising cannabis for personal use, according to a new poll just three months from a national referend ...
Not all WHO cannabis recommendations would loosen international control, UN drug agency says [26.06.2020] An analysis by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) concludes that most of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cannabis scheduling reco ...
Cannabis rescheduling [25.06.2020] In January 2019 the World Health Organization issued a collection of formal recommendations to reschedule cannabis and cannabis-related substances, t ...
Cannabis Bill controversy: Did dagga growers influence MPs? [21.06.2020] Did dagga growers influence MPs? The withdrawal of the Opium and Habit-Forming Drugs (Amendment) Bill No.06 of 2020 in the House of Assembly, has rai ...
Cannabis legalization bill clears first hurdle [21.06.2020] A bill to legalize cannabis use in Israel was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, passing its first hurdle on the way to becoming ...

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