Items tagged with cannabis

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U.S. marijuana friends and foes cautious at signs of softer Trump [14.04.2018] Both advocates and opponents of legalized marijuana reacted with caution to signs from the White House that growers in U.S. states where the drug is ...
Japan reports sharp increase in marijuana arrests, triggering concerns for drug issues seen in the West [13.04.2018] Japan has seen a sharp increase in marijuana possession arrests, especially among teenagers and people in their 20s, prompting warnings of drug-relat ...
Mexican states should start legalizing marijuana - tourism minister [12.04.2018] Taking a lead from the United States, Mexico should allow states to begin legalizing marijuana while broader efforts are in limbo, Tourism minister E ...
Can excessive marijuana use lead to psychosis? [11.04.2018] Psychosis is quite rare – fewer than three in 100 people will experience a psychotic episode in their lifetime. People who smoke or otherwise consume ...
Massachusetts is the new testbed for cannabis legalization [10.04.2018] For the past several years, Colorado, Washington and Oregon have served as the testbeds for policies governing state-legal cannabis markets. But now ...
Senate Foreign Affairs Cmte won’t have time to examine how cannabis bill will affect international treaties [09.04.2018] The Senate committees are under a ‘tight timeline' to review the cannabis bill, and Conservatives say they could save major cannabis amendments for t ...
Cannabis : le gouvernement souhaite mettre en place une amende de 300 euros pour les usagers [04.04.2018] Le gouvernement avait annoncé, en janvier, vouloir mettre en place un système d’amende forfaitaire pour usage de stupéfiants, et en particulier de ca ...
Regulated marijuana production test will include health warnings [03.04.2018] The Dutch government’s experiment with regulated marijuana is unlikely to start before the end of 2019 at the earliest and will run for five years an ...
Canadian banker snags $750-million in marijuana business as rivals say no [03.04.2018] In a down-and-out Canadian town, Bruce Linton dreamed of transforming an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate plant into the Next Big Thing, a medical mar ...
Canada’s next steps on cannabis and the UN drug treaties [29.03.2018] Ever since the introduction of Bill C-45, questions have been swirling concerning Canada’s position relative to the UN drug control conventions: conv ...
Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study [29.03.2018] Consuming cannabis every day could delay at-risk youth from moving on to injecting more dangerous drugs, according to a new study that casts doubt up ...
Most Luxembourg residents want cannabis legalised [29.03.2018] The majority of Luxembourg residents think cannabis should be fully legalised for personal use and not just for medical reasons, according to a surve ...
LibDem MSP says Scotland should ‘open regulated drugs market’ [28.03.2018] Scotland should have its own “regulated cannabis market” to control the pricing and potency of the drug, LibDem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has claimed. H ...
The new Italian Parliament must act on drug policy reform [28.03.2018] After the March 4 general elections in Italy, the 18th Legislature is starting its session facing an array of urgent problems – including a national ...
CAG raps Odisha govt. for weak enforcement in drug trafficking [27.03.2018] Though illegal cultivation of hemp over 9,548 acres were destroyed during the past three years in Odisha, the enforcement agencies managed to arrest ...
Solving the Dutch pot paradox: Legal to buy, but not to grow [25.03.2018] In the Netherlands it is illegal to grow more than five cannabis plants for recreational use in what has long been seen as Europe’s marijuana capital ...
Uruguay’s Cannabis Law [23.03.2018] Uruguay is the first country to legalize and regulate its domestic non-medical cannabis market. In light of this pioneering role, the choices and exp ...
Cannabis: le parlement veut expérimenter [23.03.2018] Des projets pilotes de distribution de cannabis devraient pouvoir être menés en la Suisse. Le Parlement maintient la pression après un premier niet f ...
If cannabis is getting stronger, why aren't cases of schizophrenia rising? [23.03.2018] Most people who smoke pot enjoy it, but a smaller proportion experience psychotic-like symptoms, such as feeling suspicious or paranoid. The question ...
Balancing Treaty Stability and Change [22.03.2018] Legal tensions are growing within the international drug control regime as increasing numbers of member states move towards or seriously consider leg ...
“Belgian cannabis policy is failing” [22.03.2018] Violence and health problems are on the rise: according to figures produced by 15 scientists, the current Belgian cannabis policy is having harmful c ...
Government's cannabis bill faces live-or-die vote in Senate today [22.03.2018] The government's cannabis bill faces outright defeat in the Senate if it can't secure enough support from members of the Red Chamber. According to an ...
Mexicans are buying legal weed in California, reversing a century-long trend of drug smuggling [18.03.2018] During the past century of cannabis prohibition, a steady flow of illegal marijuana has been smuggled across the border from Mexican farms to America ...
Why is carrying or holding under 50g of marijuana not a criminal offence in the ACT? [18.03.2018] If you're caught with less than 50 grams of cannabis in Canberra, it's unlikely you'll end up with a criminal record. But just a few kilometres away ...
Outlaw weed comes into the light [16.03.2018] Humboldt County, traditionally shorthand for outlaw culture and the great dope it produces, is facing a harsh reckoning. Every trait that made this s ...
Regulating Cannabis in Accord with International Law: Options to Explore [16.03.2018] As a growing number of countries move towards legal regulation for non-medical cannabis, governments are pushing the boundaries of the three UN drug ...
Swiss Parliament adopt bill allowing studies and pilot projects with cannabis [16.03.2018] The Swiss Council of States has adopted a bill allowing studies and pilot projects with cannabis. The Council is calling for an experimental article ...
It’s not the Senate’s job to block marijuana bills [15.03.2018] For several weeks now, the Senate has been immersed in the study of bills C-45 and C-46. The former implements a national framework for cannabis lega ...
Ministers to decide on marijuana cultivation trials by the summer [12.03.2018] Ministers will publish their proposals for the planned experiment with legal marijuana cultivation by the summer, justice minister Ferdinand Grapperh ...
Rat beschließt: Verkauf von Cannabis soll in der Kölner Innenstadt legal werden [12.03.2018] In der Kölner Innenstadt soll der Verkauf von Cannabis legal möglich werden, so wünscht es sich eine Mehrheit in der Bezirksvertretung. Geplant ist e ...
Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases [10.03.2018] Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged ...
5 facts about cannabis laws in Germany [10.03.2018] Germany's drug laws have evolved over the past 30 years, with punishments becoming more severe, and, paradoxically, the definition of "drug offender" ...
International Narcotics Control Board remains troubled by Canada's pot legalization plan [08.03.2018] The International Narcotics Control Board is expressing concerns about the Trudeau government's plan to legalize recreational cannabis use in Canada, ...
Marijuana decriminalization leaps first legislative hurdle [08.03.2018] Lawmakers advanced a proposal to decriminalize personal recreational marijuana use, imposing fines rather than criminal penalties for first and secon ...
Police probe of Brazilian marijuana researcher sparks protests [08.03.2018] A police investigation targeting Brazil’s most prominent marijuana researcher has ignited a wave of protest among scientists. They say that the move ...
Cannabis Regulation and the UN Drug Control Treaties [07.03.2018] Significant cannabis policy reforms are taking place that pose considerable challenges to the international legal framework for drug control, and beg ...
Cannabis cultivation a go for giant Canadian tomato greenhouse [05.03.2018] Canadian officials have green-lighted a plan to convert a gargantuan tomato greenhouse for cannabis cultivation. Health Canada issued a cannabis cult ...
New studies show that legal cannabis access reduces opioid abuse [04.03.2018] Scientific data is growing nearly by the day in support of the notion that legalized cannabis can mitigate opioid use and abuse. For instance, among ...
Harsh laws and high usage: France looks to reform its drug policies [01.03.2018] President Emmanuel Macron has taken steps to reform drug laws amid concerns that France has seen a continuous rise in drug use despite having some of ...
Skunk is causing misery – criminalisation isn’t working [01.03.2018] Can Britain ever kill its worst taboo? This week’s news of the soaring prevalence of skunk, in place of weaker and less harmful herbal forms of canna ...
Uruguay leads world in cannabis regulation but US law intrudes [28.02.2018] Uruguay was the first country in the world to fully regulate the cannabis market and so break free from a global prohibitionist regime that has preva ...
High-strength cannabis now dominates illegal market, study finds [27.02.2018] Almost all cannabis seized by police now comprises high-strength varieties, with outdoor-grown herbal strains and hashish barely found, according to ...
Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own [26.02.2018] American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California's legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by e ...
It’s about ‘harm-reduction’, not ‘recreational cannabis’ [25.02.2018] Malta is poised to become a centre for the production of medical marijuana – while also relaxing its cannabis legislation further – after decades of ...
Entkriminalisierung von Cannabis: Theoretische Mehrheit im Bundestag [22.02.2018] Im Deutschen Bundestag besteht eine theoretische Mehrheit, die die Entkriminalisierung des Cannabiskonsums vorantreiben will. Die Bundestagsfraktione ...
Hemp without the high: Legal side still smoky, but cannabis startups eye areas from fabric to medicine [20.02.2018] In April 2017, when the Central government and the Ministry of Health and Welfare issued the first-ever research licence to grow cannabis to the Coun ...
Report: 99% of California cannabis growers are still unlicensed [19.02.2018] The backers of Prop. 64, the 2016 Adult Use of Marijuana Act, sold California voters on the promise that small and medium businesses would be the eng ...
Zwei von drei Deutschen haben noch nie gekifft [18.02.2018] Die Mehrheit der Deutschen hält Kiffen für gefährlich. Laut Yougov-Umfrage sind die Deutschen im Frage Freigabe von Cannabis für den Freizeitkonsumgä ...
Check benefits of cannabis, Prime Minister’s office tells health ministry [17.02.2018] As demands for the legalisation of cannabis or hemp gather momentum, the Prime Minister’s Office asked the ministry of health and family welfare (MoH ...
Marijuana producers enter retail race as legalization looms [11.02.2018] As the race to produce enough cannabis for the soon-to-be-legal market gets increasingly crowded, licensed producers are setting their sights on the ...

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