Items tagged with cannabis

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New parliamentary secretary Rosianne Cutajar says it's time to implement cannabis reform [15.01.2020] Rosianne Cutajar, in her new role as reforms parliamentary secretary, said that it is now time to start implementing the cannabis reform, which aims ...
The Great Cannabis Crash of 2019 [14.01.2020] Bad news about the so-called "Green Rush" rolled in slowly at first, picking up steam around the end of last summer. Stocks started to dive. Layoffs ...
Birthplace of semi-legal pot risks falling behind U.S. [13.01.2020] Since the Netherlands decriminalized marijuana in 1976, Amsterdam’s “coffee shops” have become a destination for weed lovers from around the globe. B ...
Investors rush to bring weed to the masses [13.01.2020] Europe's first cannabis exchange-traded fund (ETF), the Medical Cannabis and Wellness ETF, dubbed CBSX, launched in Germany. A joint project of Purpo ...
NCSA keeping 'eye' on marijuana cultivation by Rastas [13.01.2020] The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) has said they will be monitoring closely the new legislation which allows Rastafarians in Barbados to ...
Pot politics: Some Northeast states regroup on legalization [13.01.2020] A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a pr ...
Canberra's cannabis laws do not address supply problem, meaning buying the drug will remain illegal [11.01.2020] Cannabis will be legal in the ACT come the end of the month, but those hoping to light up might have to break the law to do so. The controversial new ...
L'étude de la proposition de loi relative à l’amnistie des cultivateurs de kif ajournée [10.01.2020] Il faudra s’armer de patience pour connaître la position du gouvernement au sujet des deux propositions de loi portées par le PAM, au sujet de la lég ...
Senegal's remote cannabis growers evade crackdown [10.01.2020] Most Senegalese farmers sell peanuts and vegetables, but in one hamlet lost in a mangrove swamp in the country's south, only one crop is commercially ...
New York could legalise cannabis this year, governor says [09.01.2020] Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged for the second year in a row to legalise recreational cannabis in New York, prioritizing a push that fell apart last ye ...
South Africa's black farmers fight to enter marijuana market [08.01.2020] Following the Constitutional Court's decision in 2018 to decriminalize the personal use and cultivation of cannabis in South Africa, there are concer ...
Thailand rolls out cannabis clinic based on traditional medicine [06.01.2020] Thailand opened its first full-time clinic specialising in traditional and alternative cannabis-based medicine, as part of a move by the government t ...
More than $3m worth of cannabis sold in Illinois on first day of legalisation [03.01.2020] It was a happy – and seemingly high – new year in Illinois after cannabis sales of more than $3m were made on the first day of the drug being legal f ...
The Moroccan government agrees to discuss draft laws on cannabis cultivation [03.01.2020] The Moroccan government is planning to discuss two draft laws submitted by the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM) to «reduce the prosecution o ...
New marijuana legislation affects illegal trade [02.01.2020] It was sold on the streets and at parties. It was sold to people from all walks of life, from university students to businessmen to middle-class work ...
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 ...
What will 2020 mean for cannabis? [01.01.2020] As 2019 slouched toward its end, many predictions of what might happen with cannabis in 2020 had been tinged with optimism. Chronic Town was no diffe ...
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 ...
Illinois governor pardons 11,000 for low-level marijuana convictions [31.12.2019] Illinois governor JB Pritzker granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions, describing the step as a first wave of thousands ...
DPM on marijuana: We have to weigh the benefits [30.12.2019] The Bahamas must carefully weigh the benefits and the liabilities that come with a legalized medical marijuana industry, according to Deputy Prime Mi ...
Is smoking and growing cannabis at home now legal in Italy? [30.12.2019] In a landmark verdict Italy’s Supreme Court ruled that “growing small amounts of cannabis domestically for the exclusive use of the grower” is no lon ...
Why Canada's cannabis bubble burst [29.12.2019] When Canada legalised marijuana just over a year ago, it seemed like anyone who was anyone wanted to break into the market. The media nicknamed the f ...
Opioids, pot and criminal justice reform helped undermine this decade's War on Drugs [29.12.2019] This much we know: Americans like to do drugs. That might explain why a prescient headline in the satirical publication The Onion stands as one of th ...
Growing a little marijuana at home is not a crime, Italy’s top court says [27.12.2019] Growing small amounts of marijuana at home for private use is not a crime, Italy’s top court has ruled, putting an end to a yearslong legal dispute a ...
America’s marijuana growers are the best in the world, but federal laws are keeping them out of global markets [27.12.2019] After 20 years of experience, legal marijuana growers in the U.S. have a reputation for creating the best product in the world, scientifically grown ...
Cannabis : un projet de loi à finaliser en janvier [23.12.2019] Le ministre de la Santé, Étienne Schneider, est décidé à soumettre courant janvier au Conseil de gouvernement un projet de loi pour légaliser le cann ...
Marijuana commission greenlights recreational and medicinal usage [23.12.2019] The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana has green-lighted recreational and medicinal marijuana, insisting that Bahamians should own 51 percent o ...
Activists: New ganja law a small victory [22.12.2019] Cannabis activists in Trinidad & Tobago have praised the proclamation of legislation to decriminalise use and possession in small amounts, but said t ...
Canada's cannabis policy makes it an international rebel on drug treaties [20.12.2019] While many Canadians have focused on the supply problems and overly optimistic business projections that have marred Ottawa's marijuana legalization ...
Faris: Where do we draw the line on 1% claims? [20.12.2019] When the Cannabis Control Bill is passed in Trinidad & Tobago in January, a market for the licensing for marijuana merchants will be opening. Many ac ...
German drug czar pushes for uniform cannabis laws [17.12.2019] Cannabis is illegal in Germany, but each state has different regulations on how much is allowed for personal possession. Germany's drug commissioner ...
Marijuana’s ten biggest victories of 2019 [17.12.2019] This year was a big one for marijuana in the U.S. From a first-ever congressional vote on federally legalizing cannabis to another large state ending ...
Legalizing cannabis linked to less opioid prescriptions [17.12.2019] There are less opioid prescriptions on average in U.S. states where medical and recreational marijuana are legal, research has revealed. Access to re ...
Recreational cannabis law at least two years away [17.12.2019] The process to legalise recreational cannabis in Luxembourg will take at least another two years as the government is set to unveil a first roadmap e ...
Peak pot? Thick haze dulls hype around cannabis startups [16.12.2019] The hype around cannabis startups in recent years intoxicated many investors. But poor balance sheets and plummeting share prices has made the comedo ...
What have we learned from one year of cannabis legalization? [16.12.2019] The first year of legal cannabis sales in Canada did not go smoothly. To be fair, introducing a federally regulated legal supply chain that operates ...
Italy legalizes 'cannabis light' [13.12.2019] Italy's parliament legalized the production and sale of a weaker form of cannabis this week, ending months of uncertainty for farmers and sellers. To ...
No mandatory prison sentence for personal cannabis cultivation under new rules [12.12.2019] The prison sentence for a woman who was cultivating cannabis for her personal use, has led to the proposal of legal amendments that will give the Mal ...
Trinidad and Tobago lawmakers approve marijuana decriminalization bill [12.12.2019] A bill to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession in Trinidad and Tobago, the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2019, was approved by the nation’ ...
Cannabis: le National entre en matière [10.12.2019] Le Parlement pourra aborder la question des essais pilotes de distribution de cannabis. Contre l'avis de sa commission, le nouveau Conseil national e ...
Inside the billion-dollar race to patent cannabis [09.12.2019] The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has already issued several patents for specific kinds of cannabis and for more wide-ranging “utility pat ...
CLA issues 50 cannabis licences in two years [08.12.2019] The four-year-old Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) reached another major milestone last week by issuing its 50th licence for medicinal use of the d ...
Dutch fear making a hash of cannabis reform [05.12.2019] The Netherlands has long been a mecca for buzz-seeking tourists on account of its lax cannabis laws. What many of them don't know is that cannabis is ...
La légalisation du cannabis récréatif dans les limbes [04.12.2019] Si l'usage thérapeutique du cannabis est déjà entré dans une phase de test, son emploi «à des fins récréatives» n'est pas encore à l'ordre du jour de ...
The Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill: pretty good so far [04.12.2019] As you’re probably aware, the draft bill outlining the proposed legal cannabis regime to be put to a referendum late next year was published, and has ...
Drug Foundation praises the proposed cannabis law – but National says it's not up to scratch [03.12.2019] The Government outlined details of what they'll be voting for in next year's cannabis referendum. The New Zealand Drug Foundation is welcoming the pr ...
‘B.C. bud’ cannabis still underground, John Horgan hopes to rescue it [02.12.2019] British Columbia used to supply half of Canada’s marijuana, export it to the United States by the hockey bag, and bring home a bong-full of blue ribb ...
UN Common Position on drug policy [01.12.2019] In November 2018, the UN System CEB adopted the ‘UN system common position supporting the implementation of the international drug control policy thr ...
Regulating Drugs: Resolving Conflicts with the UN Drug Control Treaty System [29.11.2019] There are good reasons to legally regulate drugs markets, rather than persist with efforts to ban all non-medical uses of psychoactive substances. Re ...
Cannabis sales in EU raise $13 billion for crime gangs [26.11.2019] Europeans spent at least 11.6 billion euros (£9.9 billion) in 2017 on illegal cannabis purchases, confirming marijuana as the largest drugs market in ...

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