Items tagged with cannabis

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Police minister backs eased enforcement against cannabis users [03.06.2020] Public Security Minister Amir Ohana signaled support for easing enforcement of laws against marijuana use. Ohana, whose ministry oversees the police, ...
Switzerland green lights recreational marijuana trial [03.06.2020] Switzerland’s National Council has approved a plan to start cannabis trials for recreational use. If it is to be legalised however, the government sa ...
Former PM, police investigator, among Kiwis backing cannabis legalisation campaign [01.06.2020] The New Zealand Drug Foundation's "Our Own Terms" campaign features Tim McKinnel, alongside former Prime Minister Helen Clark, psychiatrist Hinemoa E ...
Cannabis cultivation in Albania expected to increase [01.06.2020] Albania is expected to see an increase of cannabis production in the wake of the coronavirus. According to a report compiled by Europol, the cultivat ...
Cannabis: high potency strains linked to greater chance of anxiety – new research [30.05.2020] Numerous studies have now shown that people who use cannabis have a higher likelihood of experiencing mental health problems. The potency of the drug ...
Ancient people in the Kingdom of Judah may have gotten high off weed [29.05.2020] More than 2,700 years ago, worshipers at a "holy of holies" shrine in Israel may have gotten high on weed. Researchers discovered burnt cannabis and ...
UN body preparing for December vote on WHO cannabis recommendations despite coronavirus [28.05.2020] A document prepared by the chair of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has laid out a course to keep on track for December’s key v ...
Czech government moves to granting medical marijuana production licences to multiple growers [28.05.2020] The Czech government has approved a draft amendment to the Act on Addictive Substances that will allow issuing licences to both grow and export medic ...
National leader Todd Muller signals cannabis legislation will have his support if New Zealand votes 'yes' [26.05.2020] National leader Todd Muller says his party will likely support the legalisation of cannabis if New Zealand votes "yes" in the upcoming referendum. Na ...
Cannabis crop could contribute $490m a year to government coffers [26.05.2020] The Government's coffers could be winners if cannabis is legalised. Work by the NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) shows a legal cannabis indu ...
Big source of illicit cannabis, Albania mulls legalising medical use [25.05.2020] On May 9, Albania’s Socialist Party Prime Minister, Edi Rama, announced that his government had been quietly working for the past year on a bill that ...
As cannabis market softens, some investors pulling back [24.05.2020] Aurora, a Canadian listed cannabis company, has sold its Jamaica asset for less than its CDN$4.5 million ­valuation in order to get cash. “The compan ...
Years after legalizing marijuana, voters see it as a huge success [20.05.2020] Residents in nine of the 11 states that have legalized the adult use of cannabis have no regrets about ending prohibition. In fact, according to a ne ...
Illinois announces $31 million In marijuana revenue-funded grants to repair drug war’s harms [19.05.2020] Illinois is putting its marijuana money where its mouth is, announcing that $31.5 million in restorative justice grants are now available thanks to t ...
Legalising the cannabis economy takes a Covid-19 hit [19.05.2020] Delays in passing new laws governing the possession and use of cannabis, caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, have placed on hold the development of a di ...
Licensed retail herb houses can now sell to qualified patients online [16.05.2020] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has established interim measures to facilitate online sales by licensed retail herb houses to registered patie ...
Minimum legal age for cannabis use should be 19, study suggests [13.05.2020] The optimal minimum legal age for non-medical cannabis use is 19 years of age, according to a study published in BMC Public Health. Researchers inves ...
Albania, once haven of illicit cannabis, set to legalise crop for medical use [12.05.2020] Albania plans to legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, six years after beginning a crackdown on an illegal trade that turned it, ...
Albanian gov't working to legalize cultivation of medical cannabis [10.05.2020] The Albanian government is close to concluding a draft law which allows for the cultivation of medical cannabis in the country. According to Rama, th ...
Coronavirus: The tide is coming for medicinal cannabis [08.05.2020] Preliminary research is emerging out of Canada that certain strains of the psychoactive drug cannabis may also increase resistance to the coronavirus ...
Ontario’s legal pot stores celebrate one year in business — but most cannabis users are still buying illegally [06.05.2020] Canada’s black market of pot is still riding rampant over licensed retailers, a year into what many say continues to be a slow rollout of brick-and-m ...
Cannabis in high demand amid coronavirus pandemic [05.05.2020] According to cannabis industry analytics firm Headset, pot sales in the United States spiked in mid-March, with sales growth peaking at 64% in the we ...
Government reveals cannabis referendum legalisation details [01.05.2020] Proposed cannabis legalisation will ban items designed to appeal to young people, set a four-year prison term for selling to under 20-year-olds and a ...
Is Lebanon's legalisation of cannabis an economic lifeline or an opportunity for corruption? [01.05.2020] Lebanon last week legalised the cultivation and export of cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes. The move is intended to provide an economic ...
Lebanon has legalised cannabis growing, but its political class are muscling in on small farmers [27.04.2020] Lebanon is set to become the first Arab country to legalise the growing and export of medical cannabis in hopes of rescuing the economy - at least th ...
Lebanon passes legislation legalizing medical marijuana cultivation as economy struggles amid coronavirus fallout [21.04.2020] The Lebanese parliament passed legislation to legalize cannabis cultivation for medical and industrial purposes, a move that was recommended by econo ...
Cannabis cultivation could be a key economic driver for reconstruction after Covid-19 [20.04.2020] The potential for cannabis in South Africa is enormous. The country has drought-resistant acclimatised genetic strains that have naturalised over hun ...
Coronavirus triggers UK shortage of illicit drugs [12.04.2020] Drug treatment experts have raised concerns a drop in the supply of illicit drugs to the UK triggered by the lockdown is leading to an increase in th ...
Spain’s cannabis patients in lockdown lockhold [08.04.2020] Thousands of patients who use cannabis for medicinal reasons no longer have access to this remedy. During Spain’s lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pan ...
Bundesinstitut lehnt Cannabis-Modellversuch in Berlin ab [08.04.2020] Ein in Berlin geplanter Modellversuch zur kontrollierten Abgabe von Cannabis als Genussmittel kann voraussichtlich nicht in die Tat umgesetzt werden. ...
Stoners cheered when Canada legalised cannabis. How did it go so wrong? [05.04.2020] Two years on, the Canadian cannabis legalisation experiment hasn’t quite turned out as we reformers had hoped. The black market is still vibrant whil ...
Parliament of Ghana passes historic new drug law, paving the way for a West African approach [05.04.2020] On Friday, 20th March, the Parliament of Ghana passed the Narcotics Control Commission Bill into law. This brought great excitement to many who have ...
Amid the crisis, marijuana legalization in New York will have to wait again [03.04.2020] During New York’s worst health crisis in a lifetime, a deadline came up to put forth a provision to legalize adult-use marijuana. With other concerns ...
Missed earnings, misdirection put Canadian cannabis executives in hot seat [01.04.2020] The exodus of cannabis executives in Canada is in full swing after their companies raked up collective net losses exceeding CA$6 billion ($4.4 billio ...
Cannabis scientists are chasing the perfect high [01.04.2020] The cannabis business has arrived at a critical moment. Now that pot has become something like a regular consumer product, customers are increasingly ...
Dutch marijuana back on sale, but don't forget to wash your hands [31.03.2020] While most of the Netherlands struggles through the coronavirus lockdown, marijuana smokers received the welcome news that “coffee shops” selling the ...
Defaulted Lebanon hopes to pay off debts with cannabis [30.03.2020] The Lebanese government is looking to cannabis cultivation for medicinal and industrial purposes to improve the country's economic situation. Lebanon ...
Why the 'legalization' of cannabis is not what Ghanaians think it is [21.03.2020] Parliament passed the new Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019, which enhanced the powers of the country’s Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) to over ...
Marijuana businesses allowed to stay open in San Francisco, New York [19.03.2020] As hundreds of businesses in cities such as San Francisco and New York close due to the coronavirus outbreak, medical marijuana stores remain open as ...
Big cannabis in the UK [18.03.2020] The BMJ has uncovered links between companies, campaign groups and individuals lobbying for wider patient access to cannabis for medical use and a pa ...
'The legal stuff is garbage': why Canada's cannabis black market keeps thriving [18.03.2020] Cannabis may be legal in Vancouver but visitors looking to score are likely to run into a seemingly counterintuitive suggestion: try the black market ...
Single joint linked with temporary psychiatric symptoms, review finds [18.03.2020] Around the world tens of millions of people use cannabis. It's legal for recreational use in 11 US states and Canada. In these and some other places, ...
Cannabis cafes can offer takeaways to head off the return of street dealers [16.03.2020] Dutch cannabis cafes, or coffee shops, have been told they can open their doors for ‘takeaway’ deals, a day after the government ordered them shut un ...
Lebanon set to legalise medical, industrial cannabis cultivation [12.03.2020] Lebanon's parliament is set to vote on a law that would legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical and industrial use in an effort to boost its ...
Fears of drug abuse aside, Indonesia should give medical marijuana more thought [08.03.2020] The cannabis plant is not new to Indonesia. According to Inang Winarso, executive director of the Sativa Nusantara Foundation, an organisation active ...
Bremen lockert Grenzwerte für Cannabis [06.03.2020] Wer in Bremen bis zu zehn Gramm Cannabis für den Eigenkonsum in der Tasche hat, wird ab April nicht mehr strafrechtlich verfolgt. Bei bis zu 15 Gramm ...
Mexico’s Senate approves marijuana regulation [04.03.2020] The commissions of Justice, Health, and Legislative Studies of Mexico’s Senate broadly approved the ruling that seeks to regulate cannabis. During ov ...
Enquête L’Economiste-Sunergia: Cachez-moi ce fumeur de cannabis que je ne saurais voir! [04.03.2020] Voici une enquête qui va briser un tabou dans la consommation du canna­bis. A la question, «existe-t-il dans votre entourage proche ou connaissez-vou ...
Le cannabis et le nouveau modèle de développement du Maroc [04.03.2020] Depuis février dernier, la Commission spéciale pour le nouveau modèle de développement (CSMD) enchaîne ses séances d’écoute dans les régions du nord ...
Rien de définitif sur le cannabis récréatif [02.03.2020] La ministre de la Santé confirme qu'un document de travail provisoire circule entre ses services et les autorités judiciaires. Mais aucun texte défin ...

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