Items tagged with legalization

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Support for legalising cannabis growing among British public, survey finds [14.07.2019] Twice as many British adults now support the legalisation of cannabis than oppose it, according to a poll which reveals a “widening gulf” between pub ...
Congressional committee discusses how to legalize cannabis [10.07.2019] In a first-of-its-kind hearing, a key congressional committee met to discuss how to finally put an end to federal cannabis prohibition. Titled Mariju ...
How do we eliminate the cannabis black market? License it [10.07.2019] Given a choice, Canadians prefer to buy illicit weed. Nearly 80 per cent of all sales since legalization are from the “black market” – or more aptly ...
Illegal cannabis getting even cheaper, as legal gets costlier, StatsCan says [10.07.2019] Statistics Canada's quarterly report on cannabis prices suggests the cost chasm between legal and illegal versions of the drug is wide, and getting w ...
Make cannabis legal and cut crime, says Adam Smith think tank [09.07.2019] A leading think tank today called for cannabis to be sold over the counter in pharmacies — and said legalisation for adult recreational use is a matt ...
Youth marijuana use declined in states that legalized, study finds [08.07.2019] Legalizing marijuana is associated with a decline in youth cannabis consumption, according to a new study in a journal published by the American Medi ...
The Cannabis Debate: 63 per cent of Londoners think UK should follow Canada and make drug legal [01.07.2019] Londoners overwhelmingly support the legalisation of cannabis for adult recreational use, according to a poll commissioned by the Evening Standard an ...
Reefer Madness or Pot Paradise? The surprising legacy of the place where legal weed began [30.06.2019] Colorado’s first-in-the-nation experiment has reshaped health, politics, rural culture and criminal justice in surprising ways that often defy both t ...
‘There’s no opposition now’: how a quiet Canada town became a world leader in growing weed [29.06.2019] In 2018 Canada became the second country, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. By catching the green wave, Canopy Growth’s co-chief executive ...
Global marijuana use rose by 60 percent over the past decade [26.06.2019] The global story about cannabis — the most-used recreational drug in the world — is about as fuzzy as your body feels after taking your first hit. Wh ...
Switzerland aims to legalise medical marijuana [26.06.2019] The Swiss government aims to make it easier for patients to get medical marijuana, proposing to allow prescriptions for cannabis to treat people suff ...
French economists tell government to legalise cannabis to bring in extra €2.8bn [21.06.2019] A group of French economists have recommended legalising marijuana, arguing it would add billions to state coffers, but President Emmanuel Macron's g ...
Des députés de plusieurs bords plaident pour une légalisation contrôlée du cannabis [19.06.2019] Un monopole d’Etat pour la production et la vente de cannabis. Des députés de quatre groupes politiques, dont certains du parti présidentiel, prônent ...
Final push to legalize pot fails in New York [19.06.2019] New York’s plan to legalize marijuana this year collapsed, dashing hopes for a potential billion-dollar industry that supporters said would create jo ...
Want to grow your own cannabis? Get ready to fight ‘Big Marijuana’ [19.06.2019] Illinois is about to make history as the first state to legalize recreational cannabis and allow commercial sales through the state legislature inste ...
Beijing says US legalization of marijuana is a 'threat to China' [17.06.2019] Beijing's leading drug enforcement body has blamed the legalization of marijuana in Canada and parts of the United States for a spike in the amount o ...
The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door [15.06.2019] In a sandy draw of the Santa Rita Hills, a cannabis company is planning to erect hoop greenhouses over 147 acres — the size of 130 football fields — ...
France to launch medical cannabis experiment in coming weeks [02.06.2019] As a nearly unanimous French Senate gave medical marijuana the green light, France will start experimenting the use of medical marijuana for “about t ...
Illinois will become 11th US state to legalise recreational marijuana use [02.06.2019] Illinois will likely become the 11th state in the US to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. The state’s Democrat-controlled House ...
How to legalize every drug [22.05.2019] As Canada continues to work out the kinks of legalizing cannabis—and jurisdictions around the world follow suit—harm reduction advocates and drug pol ...
Luxembourg to follow Canada's cannabis example [17.05.2019] Luxembourg is set to largely follow the example of Canada in legalising the recreational use of cannabis, two ministers said after a field trip to th ...
Canada’s statisticians survey potheads [16.05.2019] Before the new law came into force in October 2018, Statistics Canada started to estimate prices and the size of the illicit market, and to carry out ...
Medical cannabis moving ahead in Thailand, but who stands to benefit? [14.05.2019] 25th December of 2018 was a historical day for cannabis enthusiasts in Thailand. The (interim) Parliament voted, 166-to-0, to pass new amendments to ...
Belgian socialist party wants to legalise marijuana [14.05.2019] Elio Di Rupo, leader of the French speaking socialist party, reiterated his party’s plan to legalise cannabis in Belgium in order to prevent young pe ...
Cannabis legalization must include cannabis equity [14.05.2019] Canada’s federal government is currently working to pass a bill that would provide pardons for people convicted of minor cannabis possession. With a ...
Legalising cannabis: A grower’s perspective [07.05.2019] As the New Zealand government announces its plans for a cannabis referendum, a self-described “cannabis master” who grows and sells marijuana, provid ...
Government releases cannabis referendum details [07.05.2019] People will vote on a proposal for a legal cannabis market in 2020 with tightly controlled rules including special bars for consumption, special outl ...
No date yet for legalisation of marijuana, parliamentary secretary says [07.05.2019] The Malta government has not yet set a date to motion a bill to potentially legalise recreational marijuana, parliamentary secretary for reforms Juli ...
Neighbours smell trouble from legal cannabis in Luxembourg [03.05.2019] Luxembourg is likely to run into trouble with its neighbours if it sticks by its plan to legalise cannabis - a policy that remains unthinkable partic ...
First-time cannabis use up after legalization, StatsCan reports [02.05.2019] More Canadians say they've used cannabis recreationally since it was legalized last fall, particularly those aged 45 to 64 and males, according to St ...
Swiss health commission calls for legalisation of cannabis [30.04.2019] The Federal Commission for Addiction Issues said that cannabis use in Switzerland had not changed significantly in the past ten years. Despite its po ...
Legalising cannabis could generate up to 144 million euros for Belgium [29.04.2019] Legalising cannabis could generate up to 144 million euros for the Belgian State, reports Le Soir, citing a study by the Groupe du Vendredi. The thin ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Canada's legal weed struggles to light up as smokers stick to black market [17.04.2019] When Melissa, a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, went to one of Canada’s first government cannabis stores, she wasn’t impressed. “You can’t look at ...
Lebanon’s green gold: The debate to legalize cannabis [15.04.2019] Lebanon is about to take a historic step for the Arab World with a proposed bill to legalize the cultivation of cannabis for medical use. But in the ...
Alex Berenson and the last anti-cannabis crusade [10.04.2019] The encroaching specter of mass legalization of cannabis has triggered a strange reprisal of the alarmist themes of Anslinger’s assault on the plant ...
How cannabis is firing up the U.S. supply chain [04.04.2019] With the recreational use of cannabis now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia and medical marijuana legal in 23 states, marijuana is on i ...
Cannabis regulation and local authorities in Europe [31.03.2019] Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, loc ...
Don't be greedy! Why cannabis companies should support home cultivation [20.03.2019] One of the great things about the cannabis industry is that it has dramatically sped up the process of ending cannabis prohibition and achieving advo ...
The great green gold rush [16.03.2019] In South Africa’s richest suburb, against the backdrop of dazzling tower blocks belonging to law firms and insurance companies, a brand-new industry ...
Ce que gagnerait le Maroc à légaliser le cannabis [11.03.2019] Mohamed Ben Amar, professeur de pharmacologie à l’Université de Montréal, connaît bien ces questions et milite pour une légalisation du cannabis, not ...
ReLeaf urge government to present tangible proposals to legalise cannabis for personal use [11.03.2019] Cannabis campaigners want government to present tangible proposals for the legalisation of marijuana for personal use as they contest fears that regu ...
Legalisation: the chance to right wrongs [01.03.2019] If New Zealand votes to legalise cannabis in 2020’s binding referendum, we will have a unique opportunity on our hands. Creating a licit market from ...
Portugal rejects recreational cannabis, as medical becomes legal [26.02.2019] The Portuguese parliament has rejected two proposals to legalise the cultivation and sale of cannabis for recreational purposes. The first proposal, ...
Is marijuana really legal in Mexico? [26.02.2019] Mexico’s federal judges will be required to grant amparo appeals for the recreational use of marijuana. However, this does not imply that marijuana h ...
Doubts on pot use linger over amended drug law [22.02.2019] Experts are saying that both users and producers of marijuana-based drugs for medical purposes will face numerous restrictions under the amended Narc ...
Legalize pot? Amid opioid crisis, some New Hampshire leaders say no way [20.02.2019] The push to legalize recreational marijuana is sweeping the Northeast: Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine have done it, and the governors of Rhode Isla ...
Legalisation of cannabis in the UK would help protect its users from harm [15.02.2019] New research highlights associations between teenage cannabis use and a range of mental health problems. The results suggested that use of the drug w ...
Drugs: researchers shouldn’t just focus on the harms [14.02.2019] Most drug research focuses on the harms they cause, but studying the pleasure they provide will improve our understanding of why people use them. Amo ...
The cannabis black market will control 71 per cent of sales in Canada this year, Scotiabank says [13.02.2019] A new research note from Scotiabank analysts estimate that the black market will control 71 percent of cannabis sales in Canada in 2019. The logistic ...

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