Items tagged with regulation

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Regulated cultivated cannabis experiment delayed again; could start in 2024 [03.12.2022] Health Minister Ernst Kuipers said that the experiment in regulated cultivated cannabis will be postponed again. He expects that "as it stands now" o ...
Basic legislation proposal on legalizing cannabis should be ready by March 2023 [25.11.2022] A basic legislation proposal for introducing a regulated cannabis market in Czechia should be finished by the end of March, the country’s National Dr ...
Poland: Cannabis for everyone? [23.11.2022] The distribution and use of cannabis for medical purposes became legal in Poland in 2017. By 2021, doctors across Poland were writing roughly 3,000 m ...
Activists fear medical cannabis companies want in on recreational market [21.11.2022] Established medical cannabis companies could be looking to set their foot in Malta’s flegdling recreational cannabis market, according to sources. Re ...
New York has $750m worth of cannabis stockpiled that growers can’t sell [19.11.2022] A strong smell of weed hangs over many New York neighbourhoods, the result in part of cannabis decriminalization in 2019 – but cannabis growers in th ...
Anutin calls for patience as debate over hemp bill drags on [17.11.2022] A new announcement categorising flowers or buds of the cannabis plant as "controlled herbs" is a temporary measure to curb the proliferation of recre ...
A tale of marijuana charlatans, corruption, collusion and exploitation [16.11.2022] Through manipulating trust and exploiting public ignorance, cannabis charlatans – new and old – are trying to construct corporate empires, some of wh ...
Cannabis authority chair sacked after 10 months [11.11.2022] Psychotherapist Mariella Dimech has been sacked from her position as executive chairperson of the new cannabis authority on the responsible use of ca ...
Weed is now legal in Thailand. How long will the high times last? [10.11.2022] Thailand’s military government is carrying out an experiment: What happens when a country in Asia, a region where drug laws tend to be harsh, essenti ...
Nearly half of Americans to reside in states where marijuana is legal [09.11.2022] More than 155 million Americans will now live in states with legal weed. Maryland and Missouri passed legalization referendums on Tuesday, meaning th ...
No timeframe yet for cannabis associations [08.11.2022] Reforms parliamentary secretary Rebecca Buttigieg has refused to give a detailed timeline on when cannabis associations will start operating. “This i ...
Treat Breda as part of Germany so regulated weed can go ahead: mayor [07.11.2022] The mayor of Breda has asked if his region can be treated as a part of Germany, in order to go ahead with a trial of regulated cannabis growing. Spea ...
A decade after legalizing cannabis in Colorado, here's what we've learned [07.11.2022] Ten years ago this week, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, making the state among the first two in the nation (along with Washington) to legaliz ...
Dutch marijuana growing experiment runs into more delays [27.10.2022] Marijuana growers who have been selected to take part in the government’s controlled cultivation trials said that they will not be ready to start ear ...
Germany: Lauterbach outlines cannabis legalization plan [26.10.2022] German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach presented his plans on the legalization of cannabis. He said that Germany's drug policy had to be renewed beca ...
Details on cannabis legalisation: Lauterbach plans with these key points [19.10.2022] In Germany, the purchase and possession of 20 grams of cannabis from the age of 18 should in principle be exempt from punishment. This emerges from t ...
Vobořil: The state could raise up to CZK 15 billion annually by taxing addictive substances [17.10.2022] Czechia could gain up to CZK 15 billion (EUR 600 million) a year thanks to new taxation of addictive substances and more efficient collection. The pr ...
Victorian Greens push for cannabis to be legalised, taxed similarly to alcohol [09.10.2022] Cannabis would be legal and regulated in Victoria (Australia) by 2024 under a Greens proposal, being announced ahead of November’s state election, th ...
Morocco grants first authorizations for legal cannabis industry [05.10.2022] The Cannabis Activities Regulatory Agency (ANRAC), a brand new organization to regulate the legal cultivation of cannabis, issued ten permits for pro ...
Au Maroc, les cultivateurs de chanvre placent leurs espoirs dans le cannabis thérapeutique [05.10.2022] Au pied du mont Tidghine, plus haut sommet du massif du Rif, dans le nord du Maroc, le village d’Azila est couvert de plantations de cannabis, prêt à ...
Zurich puts off recreational pot smoking trial [05.10.2022] The Zurich city council and the university of Zurich announced that the sale of cannabis products from pharmacies and social clubs under controlled c ...
California’s illicit marijuana market thrives as much of the state continues to restrict sales [04.10.2022] In 2016, Californians voted to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana. Proponents of Proposition 64, including then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, argued ...
Amsterdam council to vote against banning tourists from coffeeshops [30.09.2022] Amsterdam council will vote against a proposal to enforce a national ban against tourists in coffeeshops, where cannabis is smoked. Mayor Femke Halse ...
Legal marijuana, but Uruguayans still prefer black market [30.09.2022] In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana -- which came into effect four years later -- permitting it ...
German SPD representatives confident a solution to international legal hurdles will be found [29.09.2022] Earlier this month news broke of recent analysis conducted by the Bundestag’s scientific service suggested the creation of a legal recreational canna ...
Government needs to speed up cannabis law reform, say protesters [19.09.2022] Various groups protested on the lawns of the Union Buildings over the slow pace and haphazard approach to cannabis law reform and regulation in South ...
Golding promises special treatment for small farmers, Rastas, Maroons in ganja industry [18.09.2022] Small farmers, the Maroons and Rastafarians are to be given special treatment in the ganja industry whenever the People’s National Party (PNP) next f ...
Vobořil is looking for support for the regulated legal sale of cannabis [12.09.2022] The new model of cannabis regulation in the Czech Republic envisages controlled sales in specialized branches, the liberalization of the use of canna ...
Quality issues delay sale of cannabis products in Basel pilot scheme [09.09.2022] The ‘Weed Care’ experiment in the city of Basel was supposed to launch on September 15. But it has been put on hold because traces of pesticides were ...
The reality of legal weed in California: Huge illegal grows, violence, worker exploitation and deaths [08.09.2022] Proposition 64, California’s 2016 landmark cannabis initiative, sold voters on the promise a legal market would cripple the drug’s outlaw trade, with ...
Czechia, mulling cannabis decriminalisation, calls for joint EU action [08.09.2022] Czech National Anti-drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil wants to strictly regulate the Czech cannabis market as cannabis sales should be decriminalised ...
Cannabis authority yet to start issuing licences, months after law introduced [29.08.2022] New rules on cannabis use came into force in Malta in December after parliament approved a new law aimed at further decriminalising the substance. Th ...
Pondoland: South Africa's cannabis growers left behind by legalisation plans [21.08.2022] For generations, people in South Africa's Eastern Cape have made their living growing cannabis. You might expect that as the country moves to legalis ...
Colombia, largest cocaine supplier to U.S., considers decriminalizing [20.08.2022] Colombia is the largest producer of cocaine in the world, the source of more than 90 percent of the drug seized in the United States. It’s home to th ...
High street? Dutch ecstasy ‘shop’ shows possible way for drug reform [18.08.2022] For campaigners advocating drug liberalisation, it is an image that is almost too good to be true: a store down a cobbled street in Utrecht legally s ...
Cannabis trial: Basel pharmacies to charge black-market prices [18.08.2022] The first Swiss project on the legal sale of cannabis in pharmacies will start on September 15 in canton Basel City. Hemp users over 18 can now regis ...
Germany will legalize cannabis — but nobody knows when [17.08.2022] Cannabis has become a part of everyday culture in Germany and now, policymaking. The coalition government of center-left Social Democrats (SPD), envi ...
German Health Minister lays out next steps for cannabis legalisation [17.08.2022] The SPD Health Minister coming out for legalisation put an end to some rumours that he was being pushed into it by the socially liberal Free Democrat ...
Towards a ‘human rights-based’ drug policy [27.07.2022] In 2018, Malta became one of the first European countries to fully decriminalise cannabis for medicinal purposes; followed up by a broader reform to ...
Luxembourg leads the charge for a new European drug policy [17.07.2022] On Friday 15 July, representatives from Germany, the Netherlands, and Malta met at Senningen Castle and agreed that they want to switch to a differen ...
Results of cultivated cannabis experiment won't be ready in 2024: Ministers [08.07.2022] The government won't be able to draw conclusions from the regulated cannabis experiment in the Netherlands in 2024. The experiment starts later than ...
Germany’s move to legalise cannabis expected to create ‘domino effect’ [01.07.2022] Germany is mulling over the consequences of soon becoming the world’s largest potential market for legally sold cannabis, as the country’s left-liber ...
Inside the process to legalize recreational cannabis In Germany [27.06.2022] When the German government announced in late 2021 its plan to legalize recreational cannabis sales in Germany, experts and cannabis enthusiasts put g ...
Banning tourists from cannabis cafes will cut back on crime: Halsema [25.06.2022] Amsterdam’s cannabis cafes are often intertwined with serious crime and play a serious role in money laundering, the capital’s mayor Femke Halsema ha ...
Thailand cannabis: From a war on drugs to weed curries [21.06.2022] Thailand legalised cultivating and consuming cannabis this month, reversing a hard-line approach of long prison sentences or even the death penalty f ...
Luxembourg law lets you smoke a joint - at home [15.06.2022] Luxembourg has taken a first step to legalising cannabis, launching a watered down proposal which allows people to grow the drug at home, but leaves ...
Germany takes first step towards relaxing cannabis law [14.06.2022] The first of five rounds of expert testimony on the liberalization of cannabis laws was to begin in Berlin, the first step in Germany's plan to legal ...
What about the UN? Coming down off that high [12.06.2022] Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to delist the cannabis plant from the government's Category 5 narcotics list, following the publicati ...
Le projet de loi autorisant le cannabis à domicile adopté [10.06.2022] Le Conseil de gouvernement a approuvé le projet de loi qui doit autoriser la culture par des personnes majeures d'un maximum de quatre plants de cann ...
Thailand legalises cannabis trade but still bans recreational use [09.06.2022] People in Thailand can now grow cannabis plants at home and sell the crop after the nation removed marijuana from its banned narcotics list. The nati ...

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