Items tagged with legalization

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Lebanon’s economy is going to pot — in a good way, it hopes [29.09.2020] Lebanon is scrabbling to escape an existential, multilayered crisis that has gutted the currrency to less than a quarter of its previous value, broug ...
Draft cannabis bill ‘completely misses the mark’ [23.09.2020] Two years ago, the Constitutional Court of South Africa decriminalised the possession and cultivation of cannabis in private by adults for personal p ...
Colombia lawmakers seek to take control of cocaine market. It’s a long shot [21.09.2020] Legislators weary of Colombia’s whack-a-mole anti-narcotics efforts propose to stop the often violent trafficking of cocaine that has plagued the cou ...
Should India make cannabis legal? [19.09.2020] According to former Narcotics Commissioner Romesh Bhattacharjee cannabis is cultivated in nearly 60 per cent, or 400, of India’s 670 districts. “Sinc ...
South Africans are setting up ‘cannabis clubs’ across the country – are they legal? [18.09.2020] The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill provides clarity around the growing and private use of cannabis in South Africa. In its current form the bill ...
eSwatini: A brief tale of two laws [18.09.2020] The U.S. company Stem Holdings reported in 2019 that it had “received preliminary approval to become the only licensed growing farm and processing pl ...
Sky high: Mass. marijuana is among the most expensive in the nation [16.09.2020] Massachusetts marijuana products consistently fetch around double the price of equivalents in the most mature recreational markets, according to a re ...
Medical cannabis big hit in Luxembourg [10.09.2020] Doctors in Luxembourg have given out cannabis to more patients so far this year than in all of 2019, Health Minister Paulette Lenert said, a sign tha ...
Drone drops hundreds of bags of cannabis in Tel Aviv [03.09.2020] A drone dropped hundreds of bags of cannabis over Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, attracting dozens of confused people, who rushed to pick up as many bags ...
New Zealand split on legalising cannabis in 'reeferendum' [02.09.2020] Support for the Yes and No campaigns in New Zealand’s referendum on legalising and taxing cannabis is split at 49.5% each, six weeks out from voting ...
Price of legal and illegal cannabis in Canada is much closer than you think [31.08.2020] Much has been made about the price difference between the legal and illegal cannabis markets in Canada, but the information surrounding the topic of ...
BC’s grey market is thriving [28.08.2020] Things haven’t been this good in the illicit cannabis industry in British Columbia in many years. Factors such as increased wholesale prices on the b ...
Cannabis Bill carries harsh penalties [14.08.2020] If a person is found with more than 1kg of dried cannabis or nine flowering plants they could be jailed for up to 15 years. These are just some of th ...
Where vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris stands on marijuana [12.08.2020] Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his vice presidential running mate. She has evolved significantly on marijuana policy over her ca ...
It could take 10 years to measure the impact of legalising weed [11.08.2020] The referendum on legalising recreational cannabis use is just over a month away. Campaigns for and against the change are well under way. We’ve had ...
Here are the new cannabis rules proposed for South Africa – including limits, penalties and criminal records [11.08.2020] Justice and Correctional Services minister Ronald Lamola has published the draft Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill. The bill will give effect to the ...
Just 257 pardons granted for pot possession in program's 1st year [09.08.2020] It has been one year since the government launched a program offering Canadians with a criminal record for simple pot possession a fast, free pardon ...
Bermuda’s consultations on recreational cannabis bill generally supportive [06.08.2020] A refined draft bill to lay the legal groundwork for a regulated adult-use cannabis regime in Bermuda will soon be presented to the island’s legislat ...
Congressional researchers admit legalizing marijuana hurts Mexican drug cartel profits [03.08.2020] Demand for marijuana illegally trafficked from Mexico will continue to decline as the legalization movement spreads, a new report from the Congressio ...
King Mswati, Stem Holdings and the multi-billion political dagga cold war [01.08.2020] King Mswati allegedly entered into a deal with Stem Holdings and manipulated provisions of the Prevention of Organized Crime Act (POCA) by unleashing ...
Senator files new bill to federally legalize marijuana and regulate it like tobacco [31.07.2020] Democratic senator Tina Smith (D-MN) filed a new bill to federally legalize marijuana, creating yet another potential avenue through which Congress c ...
La légalisation du cannabis, un levier de développement ? [23.07.2020] Et si le nouveau modèle de développement intégrait la légalisation du cannabis ? Ce jeudi 23 juillet, la CSMD a organisé un atelier de travail avec d ...
'The risk is zero': Legalising cannabis in Lebanon could help solve its economic crisis [22.07.2020] Last month Lebanese President Michel Aoun signed an order paving the way for a change in the country's legislation. If the bill passes through parlia ...
Biden-Sanders task force does not recommend legalizing marijuana [10.07.2020] A task force formed between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, which had prior heated discussions on cannabis, agreed on multiple criminal justice priorit ...
Cannabis referendum: Marijuana not so bad for you, won't turn your hair green [08.07.2020] Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says cannabis won't make your teeth fall out or turn your hair green - and criminalising it is an injustice to thou ...
Thousands more pot shops needed to end illicit market: Fire & Flower CEO [06.07.2020] Canada needs to open as many as 4,000 cannabis stores, more than triple the current number of licensed outlets, if policymakers want to eliminate the ...
5 ways the UK could legalise cannabis [02.07.2020] With more than half of people in the UK in favour of legalising the recreational use of cannabis, and countries around the world adopting more libera ...
Is the Netherlands finally heading for legalisation? [01.07.2020] Supplying coffeeshops with cannabis is illegal, so this is being done through a complicated ‘back-door’ policy. There might be a change coming with t ...
Growing majority of Kiwis support legalising cannabis, new poll finds [29.06.2020] A growing majority of New Zealanders support legalising cannabis for personal use, according to a new poll just three months from a national referend ...
Cannabis legalization bill clears first hurdle [21.06.2020] A bill to legalize cannabis use in Israel was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, passing its first hurdle on the way to becoming ...
Switzerland releases details on recreational marijuana experiment, but full legalization likely years away [17.06.2020] The lower house of Switzerland’s Federal Assembly approved a bill paving the way for a pilot research program that would permit the temporary product ...
Growers association calls ganja industry a failed experiment [15.06.2020] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPAJ) says despite the success of several Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) operators, Jamaica's regul ...
Saint Lucia cabinet to deliberate on cannabis commission’s proposals [15.06.2020] Over ten months since the Saint Lucia government announced the formation of a Cannabis Commission, a report has been presented to the cabinet of mini ...
Cannabis-Modellprojekt in Bremen kann kommen [11.06.2020] Bremen wird also nach dem 2017 gescheiterten Vorstoß im Bundesrat (damals gemeinsam mit Thüringen) nun für die Landesebene prüfen, unter welchen Bedi ...
Government announces plan to advance cannabis legalization reforms [09.06.2020] The two biggest parties making up the new government said they would push for increased legalization of cannabis use, a week after the police ministe ...
Legalise it? Public invited to have a say [04.06.2020] Draft legislation for the legalisation of cannabis is to be put out for public consultation in Bermuda, the Attorney-General said. Kathy Lynn Simmons ...
Switzerland green lights recreational marijuana trial [03.06.2020] Switzerland’s National Council has approved a plan to start cannabis trials for recreational use. If it is to be legalised however, the government sa ...
Former PM, police investigator, among Kiwis backing cannabis legalisation campaign [01.06.2020] The New Zealand Drug Foundation's "Our Own Terms" campaign features Tim McKinnel, alongside former Prime Minister Helen Clark, psychiatrist Hinemoa E ...
National leader Todd Muller signals cannabis legislation will have his support if New Zealand votes 'yes' [26.05.2020] National leader Todd Muller says his party will likely support the legalisation of cannabis if New Zealand votes "yes" in the upcoming referendum. Na ...
Cannabis crop could contribute $490m a year to government coffers [26.05.2020] The Government's coffers could be winners if cannabis is legalised. Work by the NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) shows a legal cannabis indu ...
Big source of illicit cannabis, Albania mulls legalising medical use [25.05.2020] On May 9, Albania’s Socialist Party Prime Minister, Edi Rama, announced that his government had been quietly working for the past year on a bill that ...
Lavish parties, greedy pols and panic rooms: How the ‘Apple of Pot’ collapsed [24.05.2020] MedMen looked to become the Apple of pot, the first mainstream, nationwide consumer brand for the product that drove so many Americans to ingest and ...
Years after legalizing marijuana, voters see it as a huge success [20.05.2020] Residents in nine of the 11 states that have legalized the adult use of cannabis have no regrets about ending prohibition. In fact, according to a ne ...
Illinois announces $31 million In marijuana revenue-funded grants to repair drug war’s harms [19.05.2020] Illinois is putting its marijuana money where its mouth is, announcing that $31.5 million in restorative justice grants are now available thanks to t ...
It’s time to admit it: Drug dealers should be considered essential workers [19.05.2020] Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard stories about how the pandemic has disrupted the global narcotics trade. In Mexico, it’s messing up business for ...
Legalising the cannabis economy takes a Covid-19 hit [19.05.2020] Delays in passing new laws governing the possession and use of cannabis, caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, have placed on hold the development of a di ...
Minimum legal age for cannabis use should be 19, study suggests [13.05.2020] The optimal minimum legal age for non-medical cannabis use is 19 years of age, according to a study published in BMC Public Health. Researchers inves ...
Albania, once haven of illicit cannabis, set to legalise crop for medical use [12.05.2020] Albania plans to legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, six years after beginning a crackdown on an illegal trade that turned it, ...
Albanian gov't working to legalize cultivation of medical cannabis [10.05.2020] The Albanian government is close to concluding a draft law which allows for the cultivation of medical cannabis in the country. According to Rama, th ...
Ontario’s legal pot stores celebrate one year in business — but most cannabis users are still buying illegally [06.05.2020] Canada’s black market of pot is still riding rampant over licensed retailers, a year into what many say continues to be a slow rollout of brick-and-m ...

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