Items tagged with cannabis

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Marijuana legalization measure gets big lift [26.09.2010] In a dramatic shift of sentiment, nearly half of California's likely voters now want to legalize marijuana use in the state, according to a new Field ...
A chance for a scientific drugs policy [21.09.2010] Last week Professor Roger Pertwee called for cannabis to be licensed for sale, and now Tim Hollis, the Association of Chief Police Officers' lead off ...
Cuts prompt police to call for debate on drugs and redirect resources [18.09.2010] One of Britain's most senior police officers has said youngsters caught carrying personal amounts of drugs such as cannabis should "not be criminalis ...
License cannabis sales, expert says [14.09.2010] Policymakers should consider allowing the licensed sale of cannabis for recreational use, says one of the UK's leading researchers of the drug. Profe ...
California's Prop 19, on legalizing marijuana, could end Mexico's drug war [05.09.2010] On Nov. 2, Californians will vote on Proposition 19, deciding whether to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. If the initiativ ...
Cannabis in Mexico [27.08.2010] In August 2010, Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared that he would support a national debate on the issue of legalisation, reversing his previo ...
Prague high [24.08.2010] Although the partial decriminalization of cannabis at the beginning of this year didn't transform the capital into the new Amsterdam, as some headlin ...
Cannabis farmers take up arms to defend crops in booming trade [16.08.2010] Illicit cannabis factory farmers are arming themselves with sawn-off shotguns, CS sprays and machetes and even setting booby traps to protect their c ...
Kerlikowske draws the wrong conclusions [16.08.2010] In "Has the time come to legalize drugs?" Andres Oppenheimer, the influential opinion maker about Latin American affairs at the Miami Herald, describ ...
How ideology shapes the evidence and the policy [01.08.2010] In the United Kingdom, as in many places, cannabis use is considered substantially within a criminal justice rather than a public health paradigm wit ...
The case for small-scale domestic cannabis cultivation [01.07.2010] The shift to (inter)regional production, trade and domestic cultivation has become an irreversible international trend. Until now, the focus of most ...
Marijuana Legalization [30.06.2010] A number of other countries have implemented changes in law that significantly reduce the extent of criminalization of marijuana use. Only in Austral ...
Marijuana, Made in Germany [10.06.2010] German cannabis plantations are now edging imports from Morocco and Afghanistan out of the market. The trend began after the Dutch government began d ...
Morocco tells Europe: don't go soft on cannabis [10.06.2010] Morocco has cut cannabis traffickers’ revenue to less than one-third of its 2005 level but its efforts could be undermined if Europe relaxes its poli ...
Berlin set to relax cannabis laws [18.05.2010] A new marijuana policy could make it legal for individuals to posses up to 15 grams (0.5 ounces) of the drug in the German capital. The regulation wo ...
Budgetary benefits of cannabis regulation [20.04.2010] In the United States the discussion on the pros and cons of regulating cannabis is well advanced. The national television news programme CNBC has ded ...
Regulating cannabis could help cut Dutch state deficit [13.04.2010] Decriminalizing cannabis in the Netherlands and regulating the back-door of the coffee-shops and cultivation of cannabis would save 160 million euro ...
Dry spell: Hashish prices skyrocket, users fret amid shortage [31.03.2010] For the past two months local drug consumers in Egypt – which the most conservative estimates place at around 7 million – have been in the throes of ...
Jury still out on government’s hash crackdown [18.03.2010] It was exactly six years ago this week that police conducted their first full-scale raid on Pusher Street, the famed road in the city’s Christiania a ...
Cannabis policy: Time to move beyond the psychosis debate [11.03.2010] Researchers, research funders and policymakers should give greater voice to the risks and harms associated with particular cannabis policies and to t ...
MP: Approval for city ‘coffee shop’ plan unlikely [15.01.2010] The Copenhagen City Council’s plan to set up shops selling cannabis as a way to remove the market from the control of gangs is not likely to be embra ...
Adverse health effects of non-medical cannabis use [17.10.2009] For over two decades, cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, has been the most widely used illicit drug by young people in high-income countries, and ...
Council may enter drug trade [24.09.2009] A City Council majority is backing a plan to legalise the sale of cannabis, which could see two thirds of the market taken away from criminal gangs. ...
Stepping away from the darkness [19.08.2009] The Drug War has failed. After more than 20 years of tirelessly pushing for the same policy, the efforts have not been able to bring the expanding il ...
Drug policy reform in practice [14.08.2009] The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the ...
City trying to ‘hash out’ pot issue [07.07.2009] A new Social Affairs Committee report on cannabis has recommended that the City Council seriously consider decriminalisation of the substance’s as be ...
Committee wants coffee shops to cater to locals only [01.07.2009] Limit the sale of cannabis to local users, reconsider the distinction between hard and soft drugs, raise the legal age for drinking alcohol from 16 t ...
Assessing the impact of cannabis use on trends in diagnosed schizophrenia in the United Kingdom from 1996 to 2005 [27.06.2009] A recent systematic review concluded that cannabis use increases risk of psychotic outcomes independently of confounding and transient intoxication e ...
Round Table on Alternative Development [15.03.2009] The last of the four ‘round tables’ of the high-level segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs was devoted to the broad issue of Countering illici ...
Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007 [15.03.2009] This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2 ...
Cannabis Use in Canada [01.03.2009] Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in Canada, used by 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 4 students. Other forms of drug use (e.g., alcohol or injec ...
The consequences and costs of marijuana prohibition [01.03.2009] This report draws on a wide range of data sources to assess the consequences and costs of enforcing criminal laws that prohibit the use of marijuana. ...
Toward a Paradigm Shift [12.02.2009] Prohibitionist policies based on the eradication of production and on the disruption of drug flows as well as on the criminalization of consumption h ...
Toward a Paradigm Shift [11.02.2009] The Commission Gathered at its Second Meeting, in Bogota The Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy presented its conclusions at a press co ...
Banks told to accept cannabis cafe customers [06.02.2009] Banks must accept cafes which sell cannabis and marijuana as clients, says finance minister Wouter Bos. The minister fears that if these businesses, ...
Police crackdown on Christiania in Copenhagen [14.01.2009] A recent change in Danish cannabis control policy has had significant implications for the structure of the retail-level cannabis market in Copenhage ...
Smoking without Borders [13.01.2009] Cannabis license The Hungarian Civil Liberty Union (HCLU) produced a video on the debate on cannabis policy and the tolerated sale of small quantitie ...
Voters agree heroin scheme, but throw out dope [30.11.2008] The Swiss look set to approve the government's drugs policy, including the prescription of heroin to addicts, but will reject a plan to decriminalise ...
Dutch mayors call for growing marijuana [23.11.2008] The Dutch government should licence the growing and supply of marijuana to the country’s 700 or so coffee shops that sell cannabis, according to a gr ...
Local councils support tolerant cannabis policy [18.11.2008] Most of the Dutch local councils that have so-called coffee shops which sell marijuana say they have no problem with the current policy of tolerating ...
An Overview of Cannabis Policy [31.10.2008] On October 2, 2008, the Beckley Foundation launched in the House of Lords its Global Cannabis Commission Report, an authoritative guide to the effect ...
Fate of drug laws hazy but voters will decide [23.10.2008] A first opinion poll found that the prescription of heroin for addicts stands a good chance of passing on November 30. However, a proposal to decrimi ...
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate [01.09.2008] Despite cannabis being the most widely used illegal drug, and therefore the mainstay of the ‘war on drugs’, it has only ever held a relatively margin ...
Characterization of the crack cocaine culture in the city of São Paulo: a controlled pattern of use [01.07.2008] In the city of São Paulo, the culture of crack use has undergone considerable changes over these 11 years since it was first described. The sociodemo ...
Cannabis debate in Australia [04.06.2008] In Australia a vicious debate on cannabis policy started when Alex Wodak, the head of the Sydney drug and alcohol clinic at St Vincent's Hospital, su ...
Costa in Amsterdam [02.06.2008] The head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Antonio Costa, recently visited Amsterdam on 24 April. Accompanied by some officials of the Net ...
The Cannabis Debate: Polak vs Costa [27.05.2008] Antonio Costa, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Frederick Polak, a Dutch psychiatrist have been engaged in an ...
Cannabis dreams drift away [07.04.2008] Following decades of rising cannabis use and talk of liberalisation, Switzerland had appeared poised to become the marijuana capital of Europe. The c ...
Cannabis: Classification and Public Health [01.04.2008] The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs reviewed the classification of cannabis in the light of real public concern about the potential mental he ...
Review of the world cannabis situation [01.04.2008] Cannabis is the world’s most widely cultivated and consumed illicit drug, but there remain major gaps in our understanding of global cannabis markets ...

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