Items tagged with cannabis and regulation

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Netherlands to open applications for cannabis grow experiment next month [10.06.2020] The Dutch government will start accepting applications in July from potential cultivators for its adult-use cannabis experiment. From July 1 until Ju ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Cannabis in high demand amid coronavirus pandemic [05.05.2020] According to cannabis industry analytics firm Headset, pot sales in the United States spiked in mid-March, with sales growth peaking at 64% in the we ...
Government reveals cannabis referendum legalisation details [01.05.2020] Proposed cannabis legalisation will ban items designed to appeal to young people, set a four-year prison term for selling to under 20-year-olds and a ...
Bundesinstitut lehnt Cannabis-Modellversuch in Berlin ab [08.04.2020] Ein in Berlin geplanter Modellversuch zur kontrollierten Abgabe von Cannabis als Genussmittel kann voraussichtlich nicht in die Tat umgesetzt werden. ...
Stoners cheered when Canada legalised cannabis. How did it go so wrong? [05.04.2020] Two years on, the Canadian cannabis legalisation experiment hasn’t quite turned out as we reformers had hoped. The black market is still vibrant whil ...
'The legal stuff is garbage': why Canada's cannabis black market keeps thriving [18.03.2020] Cannabis may be legal in Vancouver but visitors looking to score are likely to run into a seemingly counterintuitive suggestion: try the black market ...
Mexico’s Senate approves marijuana regulation [04.03.2020] The commissions of Justice, Health, and Legislative Studies of Mexico’s Senate broadly approved the ruling that seeks to regulate cannabis. During ov ...
Rien de définitif sur le cannabis récréatif [02.03.2020] La ministre de la Santé confirme qu'un document de travail provisoire circule entre ses services et les autorités judiciaires. Mais aucun texte défin ...
Details revealed of Luxembourg joint-a-day weed plan [24.02.2020] Luxembourg plans to allow people to buy 30 grammes of cannabis per month – enough for anywhere between one to three joints a day – according to detai ...
Majority of German parliament favors recreational cannabis reform, but change neither sure nor imminent [21.02.2020] One of the German government coalition parties clarified its stance on recreational marijuana in favor of decriminalizing possession and allowing pil ...
Britain's CBD clampdown, explained [19.02.2020] An estimated 1.3 million people in the UK regularly use CBD for a variety of health and wellness reasons – but ingestible CBD products occupy a hazy ...
Amsterdam to crack down on weed tourism and coffeeshops [14.02.2020] Amsterdam is exploring how to make cannabis less of a tourist attraction and, at the same time, crack down on the illegal supply chain, according to ...
Ganja growers want answers [07.02.2020] Ganja growers are calling on the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) to clarify the conditions under which cannabis has been exported from Jamaica, ev ...
High time: Netherlands moves to clean up absurd cannabis policy [06.02.2020] If there’s one contradiction that goes to the heart of why Dutch drugs policy has lost its way, it’s this: that while it’s legal for “coffee shops” t ...
'This was supposed to be reparations': Why is LA's cannabis industry devastating black entrepreneurs? [03.02.2020] A Los Angeles government program set up to provide cannabis licenses to people harmed by the war on drugs has been plagued by delays, scandal and bur ...
Canberrans can now grow and smoke cannabis, though some questions remain unanswered [31.01.2020] Canberrans can now grow dope, keep a small amount of the drug at home and smoke it without fear of committing a criminal offence … kind of. Friday ma ...
Essais pilotes de cannabis: feu vert d'une commission [31.01.2020] Des essais pilotes de distribution de cannabis devraient avoir lieu. La commission compétente du National s'est finalement ralliée vendredi par 17 vo ...
Cannabis possession will soon be legal in Canberra [24.01.2020] Just quietly, from Friday week onwards, if you're in the ACT and you want to smoke cannabis in the privacy of your own home it will be completely leg ...
SA and legal cannabis: profits should be reaped, but like any industry, there are also risks [21.01.2020] South Africa’s cannabis conversation is shifting into a new gear, with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on the record as pushing for full legalisation. ...
The Great Cannabis Crash of 2019 [14.01.2020] Bad news about the so-called "Green Rush" rolled in slowly at first, picking up steam around the end of last summer. Stocks started to dive. Layoffs ...
Birthplace of semi-legal pot risks falling behind U.S. [13.01.2020] Since the Netherlands decriminalized marijuana in 1976, Amsterdam’s “coffee shops” have become a destination for weed lovers from around the globe. B ...
Pot politics: Some Northeast states regroup on legalization [13.01.2020] A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a pr ...
New York could legalise cannabis this year, governor says [09.01.2020] Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged for the second year in a row to legalise recreational cannabis in New York, prioritizing a push that fell apart last ye ...
More than $3m worth of cannabis sold in Illinois on first day of legalisation [03.01.2020] It was a happy – and seemingly high – new year in Illinois after cannabis sales of more than $3m were made on the first day of the drug being legal f ...
What will 2020 mean for cannabis? [01.01.2020] As 2019 slouched toward its end, many predictions of what might happen with cannabis in 2020 had been tinged with optimism. Chronic Town was no diffe ...
Why Canada's cannabis bubble burst [29.12.2019] When Canada legalised marijuana just over a year ago, it seemed like anyone who was anyone wanted to break into the market. The media nicknamed the f ...
Opioids, pot and criminal justice reform helped undermine this decade's War on Drugs [29.12.2019] This much we know: Americans like to do drugs. That might explain why a prescient headline in the satirical publication The Onion stands as one of th ...
America’s marijuana growers are the best in the world, but federal laws are keeping them out of global markets [27.12.2019] After 20 years of experience, legal marijuana growers in the U.S. have a reputation for creating the best product in the world, scientifically grown ...
Cannabis : un projet de loi à finaliser en janvier [23.12.2019] Le ministre de la Santé, Étienne Schneider, est décidé à soumettre courant janvier au Conseil de gouvernement un projet de loi pour légaliser le cann ...
Marijuana commission greenlights recreational and medicinal usage [23.12.2019] The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana has green-lighted recreational and medicinal marijuana, insisting that Bahamians should own 51 percent o ...
Faris: Where do we draw the line on 1% claims? [20.12.2019] When the Cannabis Control Bill is passed in Trinidad & Tobago in January, a market for the licensing for marijuana merchants will be opening. Many ac ...
Marijuana’s ten biggest victories of 2019 [17.12.2019] This year was a big one for marijuana in the U.S. From a first-ever congressional vote on federally legalizing cannabis to another large state ending ...
What have we learned from one year of cannabis legalization? [16.12.2019] The first year of legal cannabis sales in Canada did not go smoothly. To be fair, introducing a federally regulated legal supply chain that operates ...
Cannabis: le National entre en matière [10.12.2019] Le Parlement pourra aborder la question des essais pilotes de distribution de cannabis. Contre l'avis de sa commission, le nouveau Conseil national e ...
CLA issues 50 cannabis licences in two years [08.12.2019] The four-year-old Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) reached another major milestone last week by issuing its 50th licence for medicinal use of the d ...
Dutch fear making a hash of cannabis reform [05.12.2019] The Netherlands has long been a mecca for buzz-seeking tourists on account of its lax cannabis laws. What many of them don't know is that cannabis is ...
La légalisation du cannabis récréatif dans les limbes [04.12.2019] Si l'usage thérapeutique du cannabis est déjà entré dans une phase de test, son emploi «à des fins récréatives» n'est pas encore à l'ordre du jour de ...
The Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill: pretty good so far [04.12.2019] As you’re probably aware, the draft bill outlining the proposed legal cannabis regime to be put to a referendum late next year was published, and has ...
Drug Foundation praises the proposed cannabis law – but National says it's not up to scratch [03.12.2019] The Government outlined details of what they'll be voting for in next year's cannabis referendum. The New Zealand Drug Foundation is welcoming the pr ...
‘B.C. bud’ cannabis still underground, John Horgan hopes to rescue it [02.12.2019] British Columbia used to supply half of Canada’s marijuana, export it to the United States by the hockey bag, and bring home a bong-full of blue ribb ...
Inside the Walmart of weed [23.11.2019] With Canada the largest nation to completely legalize marijuana, the world’s most valuable pot company, Canopy Growth Corp., founded in 2013 and now ...
Cannabis könnte dem Staat über 300 Millionen pro Jahr bringen [19.11.2019] Der Cannabiskonsum spaltet die Schweizer Politik. Die Sozialkommission des Nationalrats hat den Vorschlag des Bundesrats zu einer vorsichtigen Öffnun ...
De Caires has high hopes despite pace of Cannabis Commission! [17.11.2019] Andre De Caires of the Cannabis Movement of St. Lucia is not satisfied with the pace at which the recently formed Cannabis Commission is working. The ...
Regulated marijuana trial must not encourage use, ministers say [30.10.2019] The Dutch government experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation must not give the impression that the state is encouraging the use of the drug, ...
Small-scale outdoor growing is firing up Legalization 2.0 [23.10.2019] Mark Spear might be a thorn in the side of the Canadian weed industry. Or he may be a heel. He certainly stands out when it comes to gently pissing o ...
South Africa’s budding cannabis industry is waiting for regulations to catch up [20.10.2019] South Africa’s budding cannabis industry has made huge strides over the last year since the Constitutional Court upheld South Africans’ right to priv ...
Éric Piolle sur le cannabis : « Un décalage complet entre notre politique et la réalité » [19.10.2019] La légalisation du cannabis est-elle une solution ? Le maire de Grenoble Éric Piolle évoque la question sur le plateau d'On n'est pas couché ce samed ...
Demand for illegal cannabis still high, 1 year after legalization [17.10.2019] One year after the federal government legalized recreational marijuana, 60 per cent of Canadians are still buying the drug on the black market or fro ...
How Canada's cannabis legalization is shaping laws elsewhere [17.10.2019] Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small Sou ...
Local governments are trying to make the cannabis industry less racist [17.10.2019] Local governments looking to legalize marijuana across the nation are starting to think about racial equity—at a time when a multi-billion dollar can ...
'This weed is so much better': Cannabis legalization in B.C. at one year [16.10.2019] Mike Babins and Maria Petrucci cleared grey-market cannabis from the shelves of their dispensary last year on the eve of federal legalization, uncert ...
ACT legalising cannabis will not stop it being a federal offence, warns Porter [16.10.2019] The Australian Capital Territory law to legalise cannabis possession appears to “do nothing to end the continuing operation” of commonwealth offences ...
A year in the weeds: Why the cannabis industry didn't take off the way everyone planned [15.10.2019] Dozens of legal cannabis producers, backed by billions in investor capital, were expected to put the black market on its heels, launching Canada to t ...
“People feel betrayed”: small-scale dagga growers fear exclusion from legal trade [14.10.2019] As South Africa looks to enter the booming commercial cannabis market, which could be worth up to R27 billion locally by 2023, the Eastern Cape Depar ...
The Great American cannabis experiment [14.10.2019] While state legalization has allowed the cannabis industry to grow – it generated over $10 billion in sales last year and employs more than 211,000 p ...
Grading cannabis strength ‘will improve mental health of users’ [13.10.2019] Standard units for grading the potency of cannabis – similar to those already used for alcohol – would result in significant improvements in the ment ...
Le Luxembourg produira son propre cannabis [11.10.2019] Le Luxembourg met toutes les chances de son côté pour devenir l'un des pionniers européens en matière de cannabis. Si la légalisation de l'usage récr ...
Feeling burned: The first year of legal cannabis has been a complete disaster for investors [09.10.2019] The legalization of cannabis in Canada was supposed to be a catalyst — the most powerful one yet, investors and analysts alike thought — that would l ...
Paritätische Bremen fordert Cannabis-Legalisierung [07.10.2019] Der Paritätische Bremen fordert eine Neuausrichtung der Drogen- und Suchtpolitik in Bremen. Der Spitzenverband der Wohlfahrtspflege will, dass legale ...
Mexico could have state-owned cannabis company [02.10.2019] The coordinator of the MORENA party at the Lower Chamber Mario Delgado Carrillo presented an initiative for the creation of a legal market for the pu ...
State marijuana packaging must be ‘as unattractive as possible’ [02.10.2019] More rules about the pending experiments with regulated marijuana production are becoming clear. In particular, officials are keen to make sure non-u ...
Cannabis reform raises conflict between state and federal laws [29.09.2019] The ACT parliament passed significant reforms in regard to cannabis. Whilst the headlines called it "cannabis legalisation" the actual change was rat ...
Feds 'obsessed' with cannabis laws as Barr opens door to MDMA reform [27.09.2019] Chief Minister Andrew Barr says the federal government should stick to trying to beat dangerous drug gangs instead of becoming "obsessed" with the AC ...
High time for legal cannabis in Europe? [26.09.2019] Europe’s most commonly used illicit drug has moved from the coffee shops of Amsterdam to mainstream political debate. But EU governments remain deepl ...
A new ‘war on drugs’ is short sighted and naive [16.09.2019] Forty years ago, the Netherlands was far ahead of its time. But today we see the country moving backwards, as evidenced by a recent report on the dru ...
Copenhagen city council supports cannabis legalization trial [12.09.2019] City politicians in Copenhagen are in support of trialling a legalization of the sale of cannabis and will approach the government over the issue. “T ...
Black market pot entered CannTrust facility, flowed into legal market last year: Sources [06.09.2019] Senior operating staff working at CannTrust Holdings Inc.’s Pelham, Ont. facility late last year brought cannabis seeds from the black market into pr ...
Maroc : la question de la légalisation de la production de cannabis de nouveau à l’ordre du jour [06.09.2019] Au début de l’été, le conseil de Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma a voté en faveur de la commande d’une étude sur les opportunités de cultiver du cannabis d ...
Cannabis prohibition doesn't work anywhere. It's New Zealand's turn to legalise it [04.09.2019] In New Zealand, cannabis is classified as an illegal drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. Its possession, use and supply are subject variously to ...
Cannabis in the Americas: It’s time to talk about marijuana policy [03.09.2019] There is now a unique moment to build a coherent regulatory framework that would prevent the growing cannabis market from being concentrated in the h ...
Schneider : «Luxembourg ne sera pas le nouvel Amsterdam» [02.09.2019] Health Minister Étienne Schneider hopes that the controlled legalization of recreational cannabis in the Grand Duchy will come into force within two ...
Green light: ten towns named for legalised cannabis-growing experiment [29.08.2019] One in seven Dutch coffee shops is set to join an experiment where for the first time cannabis growing is to be regulated. Justice minister Ferdinand ...
A global revolution in attitudes towards cannabis is under way [29.08.2019] Uruguay paved the way when it legalised cannabis in 2013. But it is the reform in Canada, a G7 member, that has done most to heighten international t ...
Almere, Breda and Tilburg set to join regulated marijuana experiment [28.08.2019] The Dutch government will press ahead with trials of regulated marijuana production with the maximum 10 cities when the experiment starts in 2021. Th ...
Canadian marijuana legalisation has not removed crime: Dutch police lecturer [27.08.2019] Canada’s decision to legalise cannabis has not resulted in removing organised crime from the chain. Police Academy lecturer Pieter Tops, who visited ...
Bovenschulte will Modellprojekt für Cannabis [27.08.2019] In die Debatte über eine Lockerung der Bremer Cannabispolitik kommt erneut Bewegung. In einem Interview mit der Neuen Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ) hat s ...
Pass the Duchy: Luxembourg’s grand plan to legalize cannabis [30.07.2019] Luxembourg has ambitions to legalize recreational cannabis and convince other European countries to do the same. The Duchy would legalize the entire ...
Cannabis to be 'fully legal in UK within years' [29.07.2019] A group of cross-party MPs said the UK could completely legalise cannabis use within a decade following a research trip to Canada. Labour’s David Lam ...
Economics of legalising cannabis – pricing and policing are crucial [29.07.2019] Legalising cannabis can have major benefits for all citizens. If carried out correctly, everyone will benefit from less crime and stronger rule of la ...
Berlin will kontrollierte Cannabis-Abgabe an Erwachsene [25.07.2019] Die rot-rot-grüne Koalition will ein Modellprojekt zur kontrollierten Abgabe von Cannabis auf den Weg bringen. Ein entsprechender Antrag solle im Sep ...
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 ...
CARICOM Secretary General addresses marijuana commission recommendations [06.07.2019] Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin LaRocque has warned the region against trading cannabis through member states. He made t ...
Opposition MP calls for policy on cannabis [03.07.2019] Opposition spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill is urging the Government to formulate a policy framework to define its position on cannabis. Cann ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dagga high on new Eastern Cape premier’s list [19.06.2019] A flourishing dagga industry is high on the agenda of new Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane, especially in the Pondoland area, where locals have be ...
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 ...
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 — ...
Big Dutch cities, coffee shops say no to regulated marijuana trials [11.06.2019] A handful of the Netherlands’ medium sized cities have come forward to take part in the government’s controversial regulated marijuana experiment but ...
'Swazi Gold' dagga farmers fear new SA law could crush them [10.06.2019] Mbuso has been growing cannabis for 14 years. He lives and tends the illicit crop in Swaziland, which is now known officially as Eswatini. Mbuso is j ...
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 ...
Eindhoven says no to regulated marijuana experiment [23.05.2019] Eindhoven has followed The Hague and Amsterdam and decided not to take part in the government’s experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation, sayi ...
Expert says new laws stifling legal ganja industry [22.05.2019] Ganja growers and producers say regulations to the updated Dangerous Drugs Act (2015) are too stringent and pose a major impediment to those who repr ...
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 ...
The Hague says no to regulated marijuana trials, criticises rules [16.05.2019] The Hague has followed Amsterdam and decided not to take part in the experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation, saying the plan is unworkable. ...
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 ...
Netherlands prepares legal recreational cannabis cultivation experiment [09.05.2019] The Netherlands is laying the groundwork to become the first country in Europe to allow commercial production of adult-use marijuana – although initi ...
Düsseldorf: Gesundheitsdezernent hält an Cannabis-Pilotprojekt fest [09.05.2019] Politisch ist es umstritten, doch die Ampel-Kooperation im Düsseldorfer Rat und Gesundheitsdezernent Andreas Meyer-Falcke halten eine lizensierte Abg ...
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 ...
Cannabis co-operatives: Can working together preserve small players? [01.05.2019] Hezekiah Allen believes in small family farms, though he’s biased — he grew up on one. Born in an off-the-grid community of rural Humboldt County, Al ...
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 ...
People's Cooperative could solve ganja banking woes — Silvera [23.04.2019] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica (GGPAJ) is proposing the National Peoples' Cooperative Bank as a solution to the banking servi ...
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 ...
Jamaica’s cannabis gamble [17.04.2019] Jamaica is starting to think of cannabis as an opportunity. Uruguay, Canada and ten American states have legalised it for recreational use. Ganja, as ...
Dutch ministers unveil marijuana plans [11.04.2019] The Dutch government is to press ahead with experiments in regulated marijuana production involving 10 licenced growers, according to the detailed pl ...
Can marijuana create a path to justice? [02.04.2019] The fight to legalize marijuana has never been easy, as evidenced by the recent collapse of months-long efforts in New Jersey and New York. A key iss ...
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 ...
Genève fait cavalier seul sur la distribution de cannabis [31.03.2019] Le Canton de Genève sera-t-il le premier de Suisse à accueillir un projet pilote de régulation du cannabis? Le défi est lancé. Selon nos informations ...
CLA tasked with fast tracking cannabis licensing process [16.03.2019] Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green has directed the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) t ...
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 ...
Cannabis in the City [01.03.2019] Lately, there have been clear signs of a shift in governments’ approaches to recreational cannabis. Uruguay in 2013 and Canada in 2018 – as well as a ...
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 ...
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 ...
Slowing the legal weed freight train [12.02.2019] Sabet's strategy for sabotaging legalization is to offer legislators what he calls "a true decriminalization and justice" bill, which would do away w ...
What is required for Jamaica to export its hi-grade ganja [11.02.2019] Jamaica’s decriminalisation of ganja in 2015 brought with it many expectations, one being the ability to export its hi-grade herb. With a relatively ...
Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market [10.02.2019] British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada's new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with establish ...
A California conundrum: How to crack down on illicit sales without echoing the war on drugs? [04.02.2019] In October 2018, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ newly-established Cannabis Enforcement Unit teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Dep ...
Why legal cannabis growers can’t compete with the black market — yet [01.02.2019] Despite the persistent media buzz, there are no cannabis supply shortages in Canada, pot industry expert Michael Armstrong explains. “There’s all kin ...
Canada’s cannabis shortage could be over quicker than we thought, researcher says [01.02.2019] If Canada’s licensed cannabis producers continue ramping up production at their current exponential pace, there will be more than enough pot to meet ...
Illicit drugs should be regulated and distributed by pharmacies, leading doctor suggests [30.01.2019] A leading drug reform advocate and esteemed doctor is calling for a shake up to the illicit drug market, suggesting substances like MDMA, marijuana a ...
Tightly regulated framework likely for 2020 vote on cannabis [26.01.2019] The 2020 referendum to legalise cannabis looks likely to propose a tightly regulated framework, including strict rules on supply and possession, an a ...
Government register contradicts stated policy, cannabis smokers lobby says [25.01.2019] Obliging Maltese cannabis smokers to register for them to have access to cannabis will achieve the opposite of the government’s stated aim of adoptin ...
Westmoreland ganja farmers welcome pilot but... [21.01.2019] One of the nation's leading ganja advocates, Ras Iyah V, has welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness' announcement that the pilot project for the Alte ...
After legalization: Four things to know about cannabis in Quebec [17.01.2019] In Quebec — where the product is sold by the government-run Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC) — legalization has highlighted the province’s thirs ...
Dutch weed experiment: The ongoing fight to regulate famed coffee shops [11.01.2019] When the Dutch government announced in October 2017 plans for an experiment with regulated cannabis production to supply the country’s famous coffee ...
Swiss pharmacies want to sell medical and recreational marijuana [11.01.2019] The President of the Pharmacy Association in Zurich, Valeria Dora, says that more and more people in Switzerland are consuming cannabis, and that sel ...
Cannabis smokers will register with State under proposed reform [10.01.2019] Cannabis smokers in Malta will be asked to register with the government once a reform of the country's cannabis rules is implemented. “Government wil ...
Legal pot costs almost 50 per cent more than pot bought on the black market: StatCan [09.01.2019] A legal gram of cannabis in Canada costs nearly 50 per cent more than illicit pot, according to a new analysis of price quotes compiled by Statistics ...
Canada legalized pot in October. But its black market is still going strong [05.01.2019] The legal cannabis stores that opened here last fall still look pristine. Curious customers file in, but the shelves they peruse are often bare. Supp ...
Now for the hard part: Getting Californians to buy legal weed [02.01.2019] A billion dollars of tax revenue, the taming of the black market, the convenience of retail cannabis stores throughout the state — these were some of ...
Cuomo to push legalizing recreational marijuana in New York by early 2019 [17.12.2018] Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he would push to legalize recreational marijuana next year, a move that could bring in more than $1.3 billion in ...
Navigating cannabis legalization 2.0 [04.12.2018] Legalization is not a simple yes-or-no decision, and its consequences for health, public safety, and social equity will be shaped by choices about pr ...
Dr Benedikt Fischer: Canada provides lessons on legal cannabis [27.11.2018] New Zealand is debating its cannabis policy, a process that led to legalisation of cannabis use and supply in Canada just last month. Since the two c ...
Pot growers turn to gifting, trading with no legal way to buy cannabis seeds in Canada [27.11.2018] Cannabis consumers who can’t buy seeds are finding creative ways to grow their own pot. Even though the federal government made it legal on Oct. 17 t ...
How to achieve weed equality [26.11.2018] The official body that's overseen the legal cannabis regulatory process in Massachusetts has given the much anticipated "commence operations" notice. ...
N.J. moves a big step closer to legalizing marijuana [26.11.2018] A bill to legalize recreational marijuana was voted out of a joint committee in the New Jersey legislature marking a giant step towards making the ca ...
Dutch municipalities dissatisfied with regulated cannabis experiment [23.11.2018] Many Dutch municipalities are dissatisfied with the current preliminary design of the government's experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. Wh ...
Marijuana is getting cheaper. For Colorado and some states, that’s a problem [21.11.2018] Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was ...
Studie zu legalem Cannabis: Fiskus könnte 2,4 Milliarden Euro einnehmen [16.11.2018] 2,39 Milliarden Euro - jährlich. So viel könnte der Fiskus durch die Legalisierung von Cannabis pro Jahr einnehmen und einsparen, unterm Strich. Zu d ...
Drug law reform comes to Mexico [15.11.2018] Last month, Mexico’s Supreme Court handed down two decisions that effectively overturned Mexico’s longstanding ban on the personal use of marijuana. ...
Cannabis industry says it needs more approved growers to meet Canadian demand [12.11.2018] More fully-licensed cannabis growers and cultivation space are needed to meet a voracious demand for legal marijuana, a spokesman for the industry sa ...
Canada’s message to teenagers: Marijuana is legal now. Please don’t smoke it [11.11.2018] Canada became the second country to make it legal for adults to buy, grow and consume small amounts of marijuana. But it also made it a crime to give ...
Mexico: president-elect Amlo's party moves toward marijuana legalization [08.11.2018] The party of Mexico’s president-elect has submitted legislation to legalize the possession, public use, growth and sale of marijuana in what would be ...
Michigan becomes 10th state to allow recreational marijuana [07.11.2018] Marijuana advocates scored a number of substantial ballot victories in the middle of the country on Election Day, chief among them the legalization o ...
Mexico introduces bill to legalise medical and recreational cannabis use [06.11.2018] Mexico’s next interior minister plans to submit a bill to create a medical marijuana industry and allow recreational use, in what would be a big step ...
Weed woes: Canada struggles to meet huge demand for legal cannabis [04.11.2018] Two weeks after Canada became the first G20 country to legalize cannabis amid much fanfare, numerous stores – both physical and digital – are struggl ...
Mexico Supreme Court says ban on recreational marijuana unconstitutional [01.11.2018] Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regul ...
Why L.A.'s recreational weed industry can't go straight [30.10.2018] Given Los Angeles’ status as one of the largest cannabis markets in the world (and California’s status as a trailblazer for medical cannabis), it sho ...
Berne veut des essais pilotes sur le cannabis [25.10.2018] Le Conseil fédéral veut dorénavant autoriser les essais pilotes avec cannabis. Les résultats de la consultation semblent lui être favorables. UDC mis ...
Pot pioneers who went to jail for the cause now watch legal opportunities pass them by [25.10.2018] At the outset of legalization, people who defied prohibition in high-profile ways appear to be getting shut out of a burgeoning industry just as the ...
Taking stock: A decade of drug policy [22.10.2018] ‘Taking stock: A decade of drug policy’ evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, using data from the ...
UK government must look into legalising cannabis, says former Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe [21.10.2018] Former Metropolitan Police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe has called for an urgent review of the evidence supporting cannabis legalisation. It marks a sign ...
Advocates say black market will thrive until small pot growers and sellers are included [17.10.2018] “It’s not fair to expect the government to deliver everything perfectly Day 1 when this is a huge transition,” said Ian Dawkins, president of the Can ...
Cannabis Day 1: How Canada greeted legalization from coast to coast [17.10.2018] From St. John’s to Vancouver, from Southern Ontario to the Far North, Canada’s nearly century-old prohibition on recreational cannabis lifted on Wedn ...
Globe editorial: With legal pot, Canada sets an example for other countries [17.10.2018] And so, here we go. The recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Canada, making ours only the second country, after tiny Uruguay, to take a leap ...
Dazed and confused: Canada cannabis legalization brings complex new laws [16.10.2018] Canada will this week become the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, but as they negotiate a patchwork of new legislation ...
Cannabis in Canada: Who wins and who loses under new law [15.10.2018] Canada is about to become the second nation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. When prohibition comes to an end on 17 October, Canadian adults ...
Amsterdam wants to participate in regulated cannabis experiment [12.10.2018] Amsterdam has to participate in the national experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. If the Dutch capital, with the largest coffeeshop market ...
Kanton Zürich stellt sich hinter Cannabis-Versuche [11.10.2018] What would happen if cannabis could be legally purchased in Switzerland? To find out, Zurich, Berne, Geneva and Basel have been planning pilot trials ...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2017 [08.10.2018] In the approach to the 2019 Ministerial Segment and its review of international drug control, the INCB’s Annual Report for 2017 is arguably of specia ...
Amsterdam calls plan for regulated cannabis cultivation unfeasible, dangerous [03.10.2018] Amsterdam finds the national experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation unfeasible and "risky to public order". The municipality would like to pa ...
Cannabis cultivation and consumption pattern in Jamaica 2017-2018 [26.09.2018] Fifty-three per cent of cannabis enthusiasts want Jamaica to fully legalise cannabis while 27 per cent want Jamaica to legalise but with strict contr ...
Pays-Bas : Le haschich marocain s’invite à la Chambre basse [25.09.2018] Le trafic et la commercialisation du cannabis marocain aux Pays-Bas sont actuellement étudiés par les partis politiques néerlandais. Plusieurs propos ...
Legalisierung von Marihuana [18.09.2018] Die Forderung nach einer Legalisierung von Cannabis war lange ein Thema für Freaks – selbst in Berlin, wo Drogenkonsum auch in bürgerlichen Kreisen a ...
Pas de nouvelle loi sur le cannabis [11.09.2018] Pas besoin d'une nouvelle loi fédérale pour régler en détail la culture, le commerce, la consommation et l'imposition du chanvre. Le Conseil national ...
We from the police advise: more money and powers for the police [07.09.2018] The study 'The Netherlands and synthetic drugs: An inconvenient truth' by the Dutch police academy on the role of the Netherlands in the production o ...
City launches consultation on four designated cannabis consumption sites [27.08.2018] With Canada-wide cannabis legalization less than two months away, city hall wants to know how Calgarians feel about four areas it’s proposing as desi ...
Ontario will rely on private sector to sell recreational cannabis [13.08.2018] Premier Doug Ford is giving up Ontario’s monopoly on weed, opening sales of recreational cannabis to private stores by April 1 in a dramatic shift th ...
Regulated marijuana trial plans should be bigger, says Council of State [20.07.2018] The government’s highest advisory body, the Council of State, has thrown its weight behind criticism of plans to begin trials of regulated marijuana ...
Smoke rings: more councils volunteer for cannabis growing trial [06.07.2018] Municipalities in the Netherlands have signed up to a mooted four-year trial in legally growing cannabis for the first time. The new coalition agreem ...
Swiss government supports legalising medical cannabis [04.07.2018] The Federal Council has recommended the approval of the sale of cannabis for medical purposes. It also wants to legalise pilot tests to establish how ...
CARICOM heads to consider dismantling marijuana prohibition [02.07.2018] The dismantling of the prohibition of marijuana in its totality across member states is a key recommendation contained in the report of the CARICOM R ...
Recreational marijuana now legal in Vermont [01.07.2018] As of Sunday, recreational use of marijuana is legal in Vermont — within boundaries of some clear and not-so-clear rules. Vermont becomes the ninth s ...
New regulations may spark Canada’s craft cannabis revolution [28.06.2018] While legalization in Canada is delayed until October 17th, 2018, Canadians are celebrating as micro-licenses are finally coming out, ushering in the ...
Durham police chief calls for legalisation of cannabis in UK [24.06.2018] A chief constable has called for the ban on cannabis to be scrapped, arguing that it damages public safety, puts users in more danger, and gives mill ...
Regulated marijuana trial should be bigger [21.06.2018] The government’s plans to experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation should be carried out far more widely than in just six to 10 local authorit ...
Marijuana bill inches closer to passage with House vote [18.06.2018] The bill to legalize recreational marijuana has cleared another vote in the House of Commons — but it still has to get a final stamp of approval from ...
Better to Ask Forgiveness Than Permission [15.06.2018] In recent years, the international debate on drug policy reform has intensified, and with it has come a productive exchange of information between ac ...
Pot legalization battle brewing as government rejects key Senate change [13.06.2018] The federal government is rejecting several Senate changes to its cannabis legalization bill, setting the stage for a possible showdown between the S ...
"New Amsterdam" no more? Spain's cannabis clubs fight to stay open [08.06.2018] Spain's cannabis social club (CSC) model might make the country appear to be a marijuana mecca, but what the tourist never sees are the legal and fin ...
Senate approves cannabis legalization bill with dozens of amendments [07.06.2018] The Senate has approved the Trudeau government’s landmark legislation to lift Canada’s 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis – but with ne ...
Pot delivery services could be 'cockroaches' of marijuana legalization, experts say [03.06.2018] Marijuana businesses are growing as Canada moves toward legalization of recreational pot, creating an increasingly daunting job for those tasked with ...
Danish police in new Christiania clampdown as hash market pulled down [28.05.2018] Police in Copenhagen tore down cannabis stands in the Pusher Street market area in Christiania for the third consecutive day. But sellers in the alte ...
Big opportunities in Europe's cannabis market come with big risks [16.05.2018] Interest is running very high among cannabis entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the prospect of an expanded European cannabis market. Europe is h ...
INCB should exert caution in presenting data on cannabis regulation [06.05.2018] At the recent 63rd Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organisation of American States, the International Narc ...
In bid to intimidate Canada on cannabis regulation, INCB is reckless and wrong [04.05.2018] On May 1, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland appeared before the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International T ...
The red flags ahead of Canada’s marijuana legalization [23.04.2018] The central question facing the Liberal government as it seeks to fulfill its 2015 campaign promise to “legalize, regulate and restrict access to mar ...
Cannabis products sold in Lidl Switzerland [19.04.2018] Hemp containing active ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) can now be bought in Swiss branches of German discount supermarket chain Lidl. Start-up company T ...
Australia should tax and regulate cannabis, not prohibit it [18.04.2018] Cannabis arrests have accounted for the largest proportion of illicit drug arrests in Australia. In 2015-16, of the two million Australians who use c ...
The plan to save California's legendary weed from 'Big Cannabis' [17.04.2018] The cannabis industry in California historically has been anything but centralized. That has made the cannabis in the Emerald Triangle legendary. Tho ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Marijuana legalization could be delayed beyond July 1, government officials say [06.02.2018] Federal officials are predicting the legalization of cannabis will only occur two to three months after Bill C-45 is adopted by Parliament, in order ...
Big Sur’s legendary weed growers being left behind in legal era [05.02.2018] For decades, hidden in creases of the wild and rugged Santa Lucia Mountains, farmers have eked out a living growing some of the nation’s most esteeme ...
Vente de cannabis: le National prend les devants [26.01.2018] Des projets pilotes de distribution de cannabis devraient pouvoir être menés. Après le niet de la Confédération, la commission de la santé publique d ...
Marijuana addiction is real, and teenage users are most at risk [15.01.2018] Cases of substance-use disorders are exactly what the federal government is hoping to avoid in its push to legalize recreational marijuana, and they ...
Elio Di Rupo en faveur des cultures communales de cannabis [11.01.2018] Produire du cannabis et le distribuer aux consommateurs sous contrôle des communes. La mesure a été adoptée aux Pays-Bas suite à l’accord du gouverne ...
Investors are delusional when it comes to Canadian marijuana companies [10.01.2018] As the July deadline for the provinces to legalize marijuana approaches, the stock prices of Canadian publicly-traded weed producers have been on a t ...
New Hampshire lawmakers approve marijuana legalization [09.01.2018] The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to legalize marijuana, five days after the Trump administration moved to rescind federal guidelines ...
How legalization is already hurting California's small pot farmers [08.01.2018] Legality is more nuanced than it may seem in a state that legalized weed. And California's mom-and-pop growers are up against a confluence of factors ...
Vermont House votes to legalize marijuana [04.01.2018] The Vermont House passed a bill to legalize recreational possession of marijuana just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Departme ...
Kriminalbeamte fordern regulierten Marihuana-Markt [04.01.2018] Der Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter (BDK) hat sich für eine regulierte Legalisierung von Cannabis in Deutschland ausgesprochen. „Es ist an der Zeit, a ...
The end of cannabis tolerance in Spain [02.01.2018] After decades of relative tolerance towards Cannabis in Spain, the Constitutional Court decides that cannabis clubs are criminal. Years of government ...
California rings in new year with broad legalization of marijuana [01.01.2018] The arrival of the new year in California brought with it broad legalization of marijuana, a much-anticipated change that comes two decades after the ...
Steve DeAngelo digs in [01.01.2018] "We are looking in 2018 and 2019 at an extinction event for 75 percent of the existing cannabis industry in California," says cannabis activist/entre ...
Hippy dream now a billion-dollar industry with California set to legalise cannabis [30.12.2017] On Monday, California, the US’s most populous state, and the world’s sixth biggest economy, will officially legalising cannabis. Overnight a shadow i ...
How Congress unwittingly turned the nation's capital into the Wild West of marijuana [29.12.2017] It’s not the promise of prompt delivery that has residents of Washington, D.C., spending fifty bucks for nondescript glass jars, nor is it the small ...
I grow pot in California for a living. I’m worried about legalization [29.12.2017] As the daughter of a back-to-the-land homesteader and pot farmer, I learned never to speak of what my father did. We lived a simple life in times whe ...
Californian growers and retailers brace for cannabis competition [27.12.2017] California has long been a cannabis pioneer. The state became a hub for the drug-induced counterculture of “turn on, tune in, drop out” of the 1960s, ...
Dutch councils vie to produce cannabis in bid to cut out criminals [27.12.2017] At least 30 companies want to get into the legal production of cannabis in the Netherlands, according to Paul Depla, the mayor of Breda, whose counci ...
California's top marijuana regulator talks about what to expect Jan. 1, when legal pot market opens [25.12.2017] California's legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the we ...
With legalization ahead, nonprofit’s certification program will test businesses offering pot products [24.12.2017] Marijuana consumers are likely to have a flood of options when pot becomes legal next summer and now a not-for-profit group is stepping in to help de ...
Marijuana doomsday didn't come [19.12.2017] It's been a five years since Colorado's voters approved Constitutional Amendment 64, legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. Sales commenced ...
Lawmakers, pot growers say California's marijuana cultivation rules favor big corporate farms [18.12.2017] California’s new rules allowing marijuana cultivation favor large corporate farms despite a promise in Proposition 64 that small growers would be pro ...
Étude sur le cannabis: nouvelle demande [12.12.2017] Les Villes de Berne, Bienne, Lucerne et Zurich examinent le dépôt de nouvelles demandes auprès de l’OFSP, après le rejet jugé «surprenant» de la dema ...
How Uruguay made legal highs work [10.12.2017] Uruguay’s switch to a legal marijuana market has not been without its hitches. Notably the resistance of most pharmacists to act as outlets for the r ...
California’s limit on big growers just vanished. Here’s why [06.12.2017] In an unexpected move that has small cannabis farmers and some state lawmakers up in arms, California regulators have created a licensing loophole th ...
Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it? [05.12.2017] In 2001, Portugal became the first country to decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit substances. Rather than being arrested, tho ...
A taxing problem: how to price, tax legal weed to stamp out the black market [05.12.2017] Stamping out the illicit market is one of Ottawa’s major goals as the country approaches a July 2018 deadline for the legalization of recreational ma ...
Legalization of marijuana unlikely to kill Canada’s black market right away [04.12.2017] From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen ...
Légalisation du cannabis: oui de Berset aux études [04.12.2017] L'Université de Berne pourrait être autorisée à mener son étude sur la vente légale de cannabis. L'Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP) est en ...
Federal marijuana legislation approved by House of Commons, moves on to Senate [28.11.2017] The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana by next summer is a step closer. Bill C-45 received final approval Monday in the House of Commons ...
Councils call for more experimental approach to cannabis production [27.11.2017] Councils have pleaded with the Dutch government to give them more autonomy in their experiments with legal cannabis production rather than imposing a ...
Federal government proposes 'micro' cultivation licences for small growers, rolls out public cannabis consultation [21.11.2017] The federal government has proposed a licensing program that could allow for more of B.C.'s 'micro' producers to be included in the legal mix. Health ...
Here are the new rules for legal marijuana in California, effective Jan. 1 [17.11.2017] Cannabis businesses in California can’t be within 600 feet of schools. Shops have to close by 10 p.m., and they need 24-hour video surveillance. Thos ...
Le coup de frein à la dépénalisation du cannabis fait tousser les experts [15.11.2017] Pas question d’analyser les effets d’une vente régulée de cannabis sur les consommateurs et sur le marché illégal. L’Office fédéral de la santé publi ...
Bern cannabis study rejected for legal reasons [14.11.2017] The University of Bern cannot conduct a study on the effects of the regulated sale of cannabis in pharmacies on behalf of the city’s authorities. In ...
L'Uni de Berne ne pourra pas se servir de cannabis [14.11.2017] Ce projet devait permettre d'étudier les effets de la régularisation de la vente de cannabis sur les consommateurs et sur le trafic de stupéfiants à ...
California proposes armored cars to transport pot tax money [07.11.2017] California should use armored cars to transport hundreds of millions of dollars in cash tax payments expected next year with the state's legal mariju ...
Dutch councils queue up for regulated marijuana project [07.11.2017] So far 25 of the Netherlands’ 380 local authorities have come forward to say they wish to take part in trials to regulate marijuana production. The n ...
Les 500 000 fumeurs suisses de cannabis valent une fortune [05.11.2017] Le cannabis légal ? La bataille politique promet d’être âpre, mais les vents poussent en ce sens. Le succès commercial de l’herbe en vente légale, le ...
Ready or not, recreational marijuana use is coming to Canada [04.11.2017] Proposing legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana was the easy part for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. With about eight months to g ...
Canada government facing resistance from Senate over pot law [03.11.2017] The Canadian government’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana by next July could be in jeopardy, with opposition brewing among some in the Senate ...
Réglementer le cannabis: le débat pointe son nez à Genève [31.10.2017] La politique répressive contre le cannabis va-t-elle opérer un tournant? Genève sera-t-il prêt à changer sa pratique? Ce n’est pas exclu. Dans une in ...
High taxes on legal pot in California could mean black market will thrive [30.10.2017] State and local taxes on marijuana could surpass 45% in some parts of California, jeopardizing efforts to bring all growers and sellers into a state- ...
Überprüfung der Drogengesetze wird gefordert [28.10.2017] Strafrechtler und die Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen (DHS) fordern von den Bundestagsfraktionen die Einsetzung einer Enquete-Kommission Cannabi ...
New Dutch cabinet to run trials in regulated marijuana production [08.10.2017] The new cabinet is to sanction experiments with legal marijuana production to be sold in cannabis cafes. Details are still sketchy, but between six a ...
What a probable Jamaica coalition means for possible cannabis legalisation in Germany [05.10.2017] With the SPD out of the picture, Merkel will depend on two smaller parties, the Liberal Democrats (FDP) and Green Party (Die Grünen) to form a govern ...
Will Canada be able to fully legalize and regulate marijuana by July? [05.10.2017] Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by next July, but increasin ...
Alaska voters reject local bans on legalized marijuana by wide margins [04.10.2017] Voters in some parts of Alaska rejected efforts to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation’s largest stat ...
Quebec to set legal marijuana consumption age at 18 [29.09.2017] The legal age to buy marijuana in Quebec will be 18, in order to prevent young people from buying their pot on the black market, government sources h ...
Legal loophole in DC creates bizarre pot bazaar [28.09.2017] A 2014 ballot initiative to legalize recreational use passed overwhelmingly in Washington DC. But unlike the eight states that have legalized recreat ...
Why marijuana prohibition failed, and how legalization can succeed [24.09.2017] Why is Canada legalizing marijuana, and why does the move – if done right – make sense? It's all about harm reduction. Smoking marijuana has real hea ...
Legalization of cannabis proposed [20.09.2017] Pawel Bartoszek, a member of Parliament for Viðreisn (The Reform Party) has proposed a bill for the legalization of cannabis in Iceland. The proposed ...
Socialists propose bill to regulate cannabis [19.09.2017] The Socialist Party (PS) has submitted a bill to the Chamber of Representatives proposing a Belgian model for regulating cannabis. The draft law aims ...
End the gang war by setting cannabis free [14.09.2017] Until the early 2000s, Copenhagen’s cannabis trade was centred in Christiania, an autonomous enclave of the city featuring around two dozen stalls wh ...
LCBO subsidiary to manage Ontario marijuana sales [08.09.2017] The Ontario government is launching a monopoly of cannabis stores as a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, a plan private retailers sa ...
Is Canada ready for legal marijuana? [24.08.2017] The Canadian government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, in large part to put an end to the extensive and enduring black ...
So will Münster legales Kiffen testen [04.08.2017] Münster will einen Modellversuch zu kontrolliertem Cannabis-Konsum bei gesunden Erwachsenen durchführen. Das Gesundheitsamt stellte einen entsprechen ...
GEPCA: In Spain, experts are presenting their proposal for regulating cannabis [26.07.2017] In Spain, a group of drugs experts have established the GEPCA, a body which seeks to set up a comprehensive regulation for cannabis. This model alrea ...
Uruguay’s marijuana law turns pharmacists into dealers [19.07.2017] The rules are a bit of a buzzkill. Drug users must register with the government. Machines will scan buyers’ fingerprints at every purchase, and there ...
Canada’s premiers discuss delaying the legalization of marijuana [18.07.2017] It’s time to take a deep breath and put pot in Canada on the back burner for an extra year, says Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. He’s trying to per ...
Where there’s smoke, there’s political fire [16.07.2017] The rising popularity of marijuana that doesn’t make you high – a product known as “cannabis light” or “CBD cannabis” – is causing a headache for Swi ...
Court set to revisit old dagga legislation [14.07.2017] A highly anticipated court case later this month will revisit a 1928 South African law against cannabis – with the aim of legalising the plant for va ...
Bundesrat lehnt Cannabis-Antrag ab [08.07.2017] Der Bundesrat hat den Antrag Bremens und Thüringens zur Einführung von Cannabis-Modellprojekten mit großer Mehrheit abgelehnt. Somit ist das Vorhaben ...
In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer [07.07.2017] In coming weeks, cannabis-seeking citizens in Uruguay will be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy government-approved marijuana for the state-mandat ...
Blow for cannabis cafes as numbers continue to decline [04.07.2017] The number of ‘coffeeshops’ in the Netherlands is continuing to fall but the closure rate has slowed, new official figures show. Last year there were ...
Leafing Las Vegas: recreational marijuana goes on sale in Nevada [01.07.2017] Nevada has become the fifth state in the US selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market that is expected to outpace any other in th ...
‘Swiss marijuana champion’ finds new markets with ‘cannabis light’ [28.06.2017] There’s decaffeinated coffee, alcohol-free beer, and now marijuana that doesn’t make you high. The product known as “cannabis light” or “CBD cannabis ...
Bremen will Cannabis ohne Rezept [26.06.2017] Die Länder Bremen und Thüringen haben im Bundesrat einen Antrag zu einem liberaleren Umgang mit Cannabis eingereicht. Darin wird die Bundesregierung ...
Recreational marijuana sales start July 1 in Nevada [12.06.2017] As the Silver State enacts the will of its voters — Nevadans approved recreational marijuana with 54 percent of the vote on Question 2 last November ...
What a regulated UK cannabis market might mean for business [02.06.2017] Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg claimed that legalising cannabis in the UK would improve public health, but warned of the “risks of unfettere ...
Ban on cannabis infused edibles retrograde step — ganja association [02.06.2017] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica said the recent ban on the sampling and sale of all cannabis infused edibles at entertainment ...
Uruguay, the first country where you can smoke marijuana wherever you like [27.05.2017] Not everyone is pleased with how legal marijuana is being implemented in Uruguay. “I’m happy because now you can plant without going to prison,” says ...
California takes right steps in crafting state’s marijuana regulations [17.05.2017] When Proposition 64 passed last November by the largest margin of any marijuana legalization ballot measure in history, it represented a resounding m ...
Legal marijuana could earn millions for Swiss state [16.05.2017] Some 130 firms have registered with the Swiss federal authorities to sell legal pot that could generate CHF30 million ($30.2 million) in annual reven ...
Provinces diverge on approach to guidelines on legal marijuana [14.05.2017] Provinces have been protesting the large volume of work and heavy costs they say the Trudeau government has piled on them in its rush to legalize rec ...
Change in policy will not get rid of illegal cannabis cultivation: Dutch Ministries [11.05.2017] Little will change around illegal cannabis cultivation, even if the government changes the current tolerance policy, according to officials from the ...
Malta Government and opposition parties call for debate, with a view to legalising and regulating cannabis [06.05.2017] A Labour government would initiate discussions on the use of cannabis for recreational use in Malta, eventually leading to its regularisation and tak ...
Uruguayan pharmacies will start selling cannabis [04.05.2017] On the outskirts of Libertad, a small town an hour’s drive from Montevideo, barbed wire and guard towers surround a ten-hectare plot of state-owned l ...
Let’s learn from the mistakes of drug reform pioneers [02.05.2017] Countries around the world are moving towards a legally regulated cannabis market. But what can we learn from them about the implications of cannabis ...
Uruguay is creating the world’s first nationwide regulated cannabis market [01.05.2017] Beginning on May 2, Uruguayan adults interested in legally purchasing cannabis for non-medical uses can register to do so at post offices around the ...
Early marijuana sales ‘unbelievably high’ after legalization: U.S. consultant [30.04.2017] A U.S. consultant hired by Ottawa to assess Canada’s eventual recreational pot market says jurisdictions that regulate cannabis should expect “unbeli ...
‘An awful lot of expertise’ [24.04.2017] Black market marijuana growers should be included in the legal market as they can provide valuable expertise as it evolves, Anne McLellan, chair of t ...
Always look on the bright side of legalization [17.04.2017] I have to say, I’ve been pretty dismayed with the overall response to Bill C-45. While I wasn’t expecting spontaneous mobs of joyous people cheering ...
Legalization plan doesn’t include amnesty for past marijuana-convictions: Liberals [17.04.2017] The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see, says Public ...
Marijuana goes industrial in California [15.04.2017] The vast and fertile Salinas valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now Cal ...
Cannabis Licensing Authority begins work on Alternative Development Programme [14.04.2017] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has commenced work to implement an Alternative Development Programme (ADP) to include Jamaica’s traditional fa ...
Globe editorial: The Liberals begin Canada’s countdown to legal pot [13.04.2017] The Trudeau government has started off on the right foot down the path to legalization of cannabis. But the next 15 months or so could make or break ...
Is this the end of the black market for marijuana? [13.04.2017] Marijuana was criminalized in Canada in 1923. There was no debate in the House of Commons, just the statement, "There is a new drug in the schedule." ...
Canada’s marijuana legalization plan designed to reduce criminal role in market [13.04.2017] Stating that 94 years of prohibition were an "abject failure," the federal government has tabled long-awaited legislation to legalize marijuana for a ...
Liberals table bills to legalize pot, clamp down on impaired driving [13.04.2017] The Liberal government tabled legislation to end the prohibition on pot, checking off a major promise from the 2015 campaign. The plan comes with two ...
Doctors want focus on benefits of ganja instead of profits [12.04.2017] The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) has slammed the focus on profits instead of studying the benefits of marijuana since its decriminalisation t ...
Liberals set to table marijuana legislation, but key details need to be resolved [10.04.2017] The federal government will table a bill to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday that is expected to tightly control the ability of producers ...
Uruguay to sell cannabis in pharmacies from July [07.04.2017] Uruguay will begin selling cannabis in pharmacies from July, the final stage in the country's pioneering regularisation of the drug. "Cannabis will b ...
Over-regulation impeding bloom of Jamaican cannabis industry [04.04.2017] Over-regulation of Jamaica’s cannabis industry is deterring farmers from entering the legal market, and impeding development - indicating why drug po ...
Bipartisan “Path to Marijuana Reform” bills introduced to decriminalize, protect, regulate cannabis industry [30.03.2017] U.S. lawmakers introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while creating a frame ...
Marijuana industry faces challenge in gaining Canadians’ trust, survey finds [29.03.2017] Marijuana stocks may have leapt higher on the news of Ottawa’s plans to legalize the drug by next year, but the industry is facing an uphill battle i ...
Pot legalization: Canada doesn’t need another profit-seeking drug industry [28.03.2017] When Canadians have expressed concerns about upcoming cannabis legalization, the government has assured them that the legal cannabis industry will be ...
Ottawa's plans for cannabis legalization may be slowed by provinces [27.03.2017] Ottawa’s plan to legalize marijuana by next year could hit serious roadblocks across the country, as provinces and territories are expected to have d ...
Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018 [26.03.2017] The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018. CBC News has learned that the leg ...
Task-force leader on legalizing marijuana urges prohibition, for now [23.03.2017] Anne McLellan, head of an official task force that submitted recommendations to Ottawa on how best to legalize cannabis, said police everywhere shoul ...
Expert not expecting Trump to crack down on legal marijuana [22.03.2017] With millions of dollars hanging in the balance, supporters of Nevada’s marijuana industry have been watching Jeff Sessions with wary, worried eyes s ...
A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening [21.03.2017] Data coming out of Washington and Colorado suggest that those states' legalization experiments, which began in earnest in 2014, are not causing any s ...
Small ganja farmers to get help to legalise cultivation [20.03.2017] The Government of Jamaica is to undertake a programme to help small ganja farmers benefit from a legal regulated cannabis industry. The project dubbe ...
Kiffen auf der Kö [18.03.2017] Düsseldorf, die Landeshauptstadt Nordrhein-Westfalens, kämpft seit Monaten sehr aktiv und kreativ um die nationale Vorreiter-Rolle in Sachen Cannabis ...
Cannabis legislation in Europe [15.03.2017] At a time of increased debate on the laws controlling the use of cannabis in the European Union, this report answers some of the questions most often ...
As rebels move out of Colombia drug trade, corporations look to move in [09.03.2017] Colombia has received billions of dollars in American aid to eradicate the drug trade. But in the coming weeks, the government says, it will begin pr ...
Illegal marijuana shops linked to activists Marc, Jodie Emery raided across Canada [09.03.2017] Police officers in several Canadian cities raided illegal marijuana dispensaries linked to activists Marc and Jodie Emery, charging them and several ...
Marijuana stocks drop as Trudeau’s pot czar says Canada won’t rush into legalization [07.03.2017] As investors flock to Canada’s burgeoning marijuana sector, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is signaling recreational pot sales aren’t imm ...
Du cannabis bientôt disponible en pharmacie? [03.03.2017] Une nouvelle étape vient d'être franchie vers la légalisation de la vente de cannabis: la Ville de Berne a obtenu l'aval de la commission d'éthique c ...
Sessions reassures senators: No pot crackdown imminent [02.03.2017] The Trump administration is causing serious paranoia among marijuana advocates with its hints of a federal crackdown on recreational use. But Attorne ...
Sessions: More violence around marijuana than ‘one would think’ [27.02.2017] The Justice Department will try to adopt “responsible policies” for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, ...
As Trump said in the campaign, leave pot to the states [27.02.2017] In pulling back from Mr. Trump’s assurance during the campaign that states should be left to decide their own marijuana policies, White House spokesm ...
What’s next after new Dutch cannabis cultivation bill [25.02.2017] In a landmark decision, the lower House of the Dutch parliament voted in favour of adding cannabis cultivation to it's tolerance policy. A move that ...
Dutch MPs vote in favour of regulated marijuana cultivation [21.02.2017] A narrow majority backed new legislation which would regulate marijuana cultivation under government control. The vote, by 77 to 72, would allow cann ...
Can the government impede cannabis regulation in Spain? [17.02.2017] Is cannabis regulation possible with a prohibitionist government in Spain? Cooperation between various forces in Congress, changes in public attitude ...
Just how mainstream is marijuana? [17.02.2017] Time to dispel any doubts you may still have that marijuana reform is truly a mainstream political issue. This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. repre ...
Cities have right to regulate marijuana dispensaries: B.C. Supreme Court [16.02.2017] Cities have the right to deny business licences to illegal marijuana dispensaries and to prohibit the cultivation or sale of marijuana through their ...
Marijuana health trends mostly positive but still bear watching [01.02.2017] Marijuana-related emergency room visits dropped, accidental poisonings are down and recreational marijuana failed to bring a much-feared spike in ado ...
Wie Düsseldorf Cannabis legalisieren will [31.01.2017] Düsseldorf will als erste deutsche Stadt Verkauf und Konsum von Cannabis legalisieren. Dem Körper ist es egal, wie die Droge erworben wurde, meint Ge ...
‘Building the airplane while it’s being flown’ [30.01.2017] In the outskirts of Sacramento, a handful of government workers face a daunting task: By next year, craft regulations and rules that will govern Cali ...
High time for change: Flemish academics make case for legal marijuana [26.01.2017] The simple realisation that federal drug policies are failing is what motivated the three academics – Paul De Grauwe, Jan Tytgat and Tom Decorte, eac ...
Preston’s first cannabis club to challenge Home Office [25.01.2017] Mike Dobson, a self-confessed cannabis user for 25 years, is seeking a judicial review following the Home Office’s refusal to issue a licence to allo ...
Delays in Uruguay marijuana law leave door ajar for drug trafficking [23.01.2017] Three years after Uruguay became the first South American country to create a legal market for marijuana, seven out of every ten cannabis consumers s ...
Seiveright urges ganja farmers to look beyond ‘so so weed’ [19.01.2017] Delano Seiveright, a director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), says that ganja growers should look beyond farming “so so weed” in seeking t ...
A new era for cannabis clubs in Spain [13.01.2017] Following the Supreme Court's judgements against cannabis clubs in 2015, ordinary courts have started interpreting them. Spain's major clubs, above a ...
Marijuana reforms flood state legislatures [13.01.2017] Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana, a rush of legislati ...
Canada’s marijuana industry needs innovation to thrive, not protection [11.01.2017] The Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation did not say, “create a marijuana marketing board.” Yet its recommendations would, if implemen ...
Governor introduces bill to legalize recreational marijuana [10.01.2017] As promised and just in the second week into the new year, Governor Eddie Calvo of Guam has introduced legislation for the recreational use of mariju ...
Cannabis : 150 personnalités marseillaises demandent la "légalisation contrôlée" [08.01.2017] Ils veulent la fin de la "prohibition du cannabis" qui est pour eux "un échec". 150 personnalités marseillaises, dont les députés socialistes Patrick ...
Gang-ravaged Mexico stuck in weed ban as U.S. opens up [29.12.2016] Mexican advocates for drug reform are voicing alarm about the country's widening gap with the United States on marijuana legislation, as criminal vio ...
Mexican attitudes to marijuana mellow [24.12.2016] In november 57% of Californians voted to legalise the growing and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Liberalisation in the most populous bor ...
Mellow drivers? [20.12.2016] States with medical-marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study has found. You wou ...
Copenhagen to once again push for legal cannabis trial [15.12.2016] After three spurned attempts to get a trial programme for legal cannabis off the ground, city officials in Copenhagen will try once again. Led by May ...
Pot task force recommends legal cannabis sales be limited to users over 18 [13.12.2016] The task force appointed by the federal government to study the legalization of marijuana said cannabis sales should be restricted to those 18 and ol ...
Chuck promises Rastas speedy approval of ganja requests [12.12.2016] Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has moved to assure members of the Rastafarian faith in Jamaica that their requests to transport ganja to be smoked as ...
7 reasons President Trump is unlikely to fight legal marijuana [07.12.2016] With Donald Trump nominating Cabinet members who have spoken out against legal marijuana, some are arguing that the war on drugs may make a comeback. ...
Düsseldorf moves forward with plans to legalize cannabis [06.12.2016] Düsseldorf took the next step in its plan to legalize the regulated sale of recreational cannabis to over 18 year-­olds, taking advice from experts i ...
Trudeau’s bait and switch on legalization? [04.12.2016] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently expressed frustration around the current cannabis landscape, explaining, “Until we have brought in the propose ...
Marijuana task force submits report outlining framework for legal system [29.11.2016] Canada’s new legal marijuana regime is expected to feature a mishmash of provincial rules and a heavily regulated production system that will initial ...
Five things to know about weed in Germany [24.11.2016] The debate about legalizing cannabis continues in Germany - court cases in recent years have granted permission to use the drug for medical purposes, ...
Cannabis authority to grant conditional permits by year end [21.11.2016] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) in Jamaica expects to grant conditional licences by the end of the year for the growing and processing of ganj ...
Medical marijuana is legal in California. Except when it’s not [21.11.2016] California’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation’s largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize ...
Ruling party to support regulated cannabis cultivation after all [21.11.2016] It seems that ruling party VVD will support regulating cannabis cultivation in the Netherlands. During a VVD conference a vast majority of party memb ...
Jeff Sessions could reverse years of progress on marijuana policy [17.11.2016] President-elect Donald Trump has nominated hardline drug policy reform opponent Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be Attorney General of the United Stat ...
Berlin likely to semi-legalize marijuana [11.11.2016] A coalition of political parties in the German capital agreed to push for partial decriminalization of cannabis. The initial effects will be limited. ...
Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot this week [10.11.2016] Marijuana reform won in eight out of the nine states where it was put on the ballot, the strongest signal to date that the public is ready to embrace ...
Getting regulation right [09.11.2016] After close to three years, the final element of Uruguay’s historic cannabis law is set to be implemented in the coming weeks, as commercial sales ar ...
Silver linings [09.11.2016] One of the most striking juxtapositions of the 2016 U.S. elections is that on the same day that the nation elected to the presidency a candidate who ...
California scrambles to implement new recreational pot law [09.11.2016] Passage of marijuana-legalization initiatives in California and other states this week has given momentum to a national movement to decriminalize pot ...
Marijuana legalization won big on Election Day. It will keep winning [09.11.2016] In California voters approved legalization. The country’s most populous state and biggest economy will allow people to buy marijuana for recreational ...
Rot-Rot-Grün will neuen Anlauf für Abgabe von Cannabis [08.11.2016] Der geplante rot-rot-grüne Senat in Berlin will einen neuen Anlauf zum regulierten Verkauf sogenannter weicher Drogen starten. Das kündigten Vertrete ...
Legalise weed growing: VVD proposal seeds dissent [08.11.2016] VVD leaders in the south of the Netherlands are proposing an overhaul of cannabis laws to regulate cultivation, decriminalising what is currently a g ...
Denmark approves medical cannabis trial [07.11.2016] The Danish government announced that as of 2018, doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis to certain patients. The government said that a ...
The trend toward legalizing recreational marijuana [04.11.2016] House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she plans to vote in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana in California. "I will vote for it, but ...
Pot tax would reduce profits, allow black market to thrive: report [31.10.2016] The parliamentary budget watchdog says Ottawa stands to generate hundreds of millions of dollars – not billions – from the first year of recreational ...
A lot has happened and a lot has not happened [20.10.2016] At the recently concluded 6th Latin American and 1st Caribbean Conference on Drug Policy, held in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, I started a disc ...
Medical marijuana and the green rush are changing Chile [17.10.2016] In Santiago alone, there are more than 500 grow shops. This explosive expansion that has occurred since 2010 has exceeded all projections. The mariju ...
Marijuana's Moment [10.10.2016] Measures to legalize and regulate the sale of cannabis are on the ballot in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada, and recent polls s ...
Panel: Advances towards Cannabis Regulation [04.10.2016] In spite of the prejudices and legal obstacles that persist in relation to a legal market for cannabis, it is undeniable that a strong movement towar ...
California marijuana legalisation faces unlikely foe: growers [03.10.2016] The executive director of the California Growers Association trade group, Hezekiah Allen has long sought an end to what he calls "prohibition". But h ...
Terra Nova veut légaliser le cannabis sur le modèle des jeux en ligne [03.10.2016] La création d’une « Autorité de régulation du cannabis (ARCA) » calquée sur l’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (Arjel) permettrait la légalis ...
Canada faces choice on international drug treaties over legalized pot [02.10.2016] As Canada moves forward with its plan to legalize marijuana, government officials have at least one international conundrum to sort out: what to do a ...
IDPC response to the 2015 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [28.09.2016] The Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB or Board) for 2015 is, like the broader international drug policy debate, colour ...
The Netherlands comes a step closer to legalised marijuana cultivation [23.09.2016] A majority of MPs now seem likely to back draft legislation from the Liberal democratic party D66 which would regulate legalised marijuana cultivatio ...
Cannabis in Latin America and the Caribbean [15.09.2016] Cannabis (or marihuana) is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 1 ...
Mexico president following California marijuana vote - state lawmaker [14.09.2016] Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has proposed liberalizing his country's drug laws, privately asked California lawmakers visiting Mexico abo ...
Alaska Legislature considers marijuana social clubs [13.09.2016] The Senate and House Judiciary Committees met to discuss the status of the fledgling commercial marijuana industry. One of the largest topics of disc ...
Lausanne dit oui à l'expérience du joint légal [05.09.2016] Sans surprise, les élus lausannois ont donné leur feu vert à la Ville. Celle-ci pourra rejoindre le groupe formé par les grandes villes de Suisse qui ...
An unprecedented number of states will vote on marijuana this fall [01.09.2016] More states than ever will consider easing restrictions on marijuana use this November: Voters in five states will decide whether to fully legalize r ...
Cannabis clubs in Uruguay [30.08.2016] The Uruguayan Cannabis Clubs (UCCs) constitute one of three ways to obtain cannabis under the new cannabis regulation laws. These organizations, form ...
California voters will most likely legalize recreational marijuana this November [18.08.2016] California's Proposition 64 would legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. No disrespect to Colorado or Washington or Alaska, but California’s ...
These are the States that might legalize pot next [17.08.2016] This November, voters in five states will decide whether to authorize recreational use: Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. Anothe ...
Health Canada to allow safety testing of medical marijuana [10.08.2016] Health Canada is easing its prohibitions against safety testing of medical marijuana, which will allow registered growers and patients to have the pr ...
Marijuana legalization in California [10.08.2016] This November, a marijuana legalization measure will be put to voters in the most populous and influential US state. If Californians vote “yes” on Pr ...
Most of Canada’s marijuana growers are otherwise law-abiding: advocates [08.08.2016] Contrary to RCMP wisdom, organized crime groups play a relatively small role in Canada’s underground cannabis trade. The majority of people behind il ...
Legalize pot, but bring in quality controls [30.07.2016] The take-home message from a Globe and Mail investigation that tested pot purchased in dispensaries for chemicals, is a lack of quality controls on m ...
Marijuana legalization might be fix to nation’s opioid problems [27.07.2016] Proponents of marijuana prohibition have long alleged that experimentation with pot acts as a “gateway” to the use and eventual abuse of other illici ...
Italian MPs to start debating controversial cannabis law [25.07.2016] Italian lawmakers will begin discussing a draft bill to ease up on the recreational use and growing of cannabis - a highly inflammatory topic. The dr ...
Cannabis bill skips committee stage, directly to House floor [20.07.2016] A bill to legalize cannabis will go to the Lower House, the justice and social affairs committees decided when presented with 1,700 amendments. Most ...
Marijuana task force faces ‘fascinating journey’ in crafting legal framework [17.07.2016] The government called on former Liberal cabinet minister Anne McLellan to lead a nine-member task force on marijuana legalization and regulation. She ...
The goal of legalized cannabis shouldn’t be corporate gold [15.07.2016] As the government crawls towards legalization with the appointment of a task force, my tempered enthusiasm has started to wane, replaced by dismay. I ...
The goal of legalized cannabis shouldn’t be corporate gold [14.07.2016] Canada has a tradition of overregulation and one can already sense that the government is poised to place a myriad of restrictions on production and ...
UNGASS 2016: A Broken or B-r-o-a-d Consensus? [05.07.2016] A special session of the General Assembly took place in April revealing a growing divergence in the global drug policy landscape. Difficult negotiati ...
The pot law that could be 'deal-breaker for the drug war' [04.07.2016] California's pot legalization initiative, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), qualified for the ballot in November, setting the stage for a vote t ...
High hopes: Punjab's Swaraj Party wants to decriminalise opium & cannabis [01.07.2016] The Swaraj Party has advocated decriminalisation of organic drugs, such as poppy husk, opium and cannabis, by bringing out a suitable amendment in th ...
How and why Italy's cannabis laws could soon change [29.06.2016] Italian citizens will be able to hold up to 15 grams of herb at home and take up to five grams with them when they go out. People will be free to cul ...
Jamaica proposes marijuana dispensers for tourists at airports following legalisation [29.06.2016] Jamaica is planning to install marijuana-dispensing kiosks for tourists who have a prescription for medical marijuana, in order to regulate a growing ...
Ottawa vows strict regulation of recreational marijuana [29.06.2016] The federal government is moving toward a restrictive market for recreational marijuana, vowing to impose potency limits, controls on advertising, an ...
Cannabis-Streit schwelt weiter [29.06.2016] Im Streit über die mögliche Freigabe von Cannabis sucht der hessische Landtag über die Sommerpause nach einer Einigung. Die CDU lehnt eine Legalisier ...
Danes want legal cannabis, but govt vows crackdown [27.06.2016] Amidst a new debate on cannabis, spurred by a massive police action at Christiania, a majority of Danes are in favour of legalization. Berlingske new ...
Fumer un joint légalement [22.06.2016] Fumer un joint en toute légalité? La perspective est à portée de main de centaines de consommateurs d’herbe alors que Genève, Zurich, Bâle et Berne m ...
Time to put ‘skunk’ out of business [21.06.2016] In the scientific literature, 'skunk' has come to mean something more specific: cannabis that contains a high percentage of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC ...
Christiania raid spurs new debate on legal cannabis [21.06.2016] After a massive police raid on the open-air cannabis market Pusher Street, a number of prominent figures in law enforcement have called on Denmark to ...
Human rights study no reason to change cannabis regulation policy [15.06.2016] A recent study by Radboud University Nijmegen that concluded that regulating cannabis cultivation could improve human rights is no reason for the Net ...
Smoke clears on cannabis licensing regime [14.06.2016] Over a year ago Jamaica brought about reform to the legal landscape with regards to ganja through the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act the (DDA). Afte ...
NDP demands immediate decriminalization of marijuana [12.06.2016] The federal New Democrats are putting forward a motion in Parliament to pressure the Liberal government to decriminalize pot before it is legalized. ...
Cannabis in the capital: Federal haze [10.06.2016] Since 2015 it has been legal to own, grow and use cannabis privately in Washington, DC. Generous souls are allowed to give small amounts to whomever ...
Moroccan party leader calls for moderate consumption of cannabis [10.06.2016] Ilyass El Omari, President of the Regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, proposed to allow cannabis to be sold legally in cafes. The Secreta ...
Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever [10.06.2016] Trudeau's argument for legalization is concerned less with creating benefits, and more with reducing harms. He starts from the same place that many l ...
Dutch cities renew call for regulated cannabis cultivation [09.06.2016] Almost 90 percent of Dutch municipalities supported a call on the government to allow experiments with regulated cannabis cultivation at the associat ...
New hire is a signal Ottawa is taking a strict line on recreational marijuana [01.06.2016] The Liberal government is sending further signals it plans a strict regime for recreational marijuana by hiring former public safety minister Anne Mc ...
Legal cannabis cultivation would cut violent crime: report [30.05.2016] Legalizing cannabis cultivation and trade could reduce violent crime related to illegal cultivation and could therefore protect human rights, accordi ...
Jamaica targets billions in taxes from weed [28.05.2016] The Government is targeting annual revenue of US$2 billion from the ganja industry when regulations to govern the sector are finally in place. Minist ...
Marijuana use and abuse rates decline among US teens [24.05.2016] Rates of adolescent marijuana use and abuse have declined across the US, according to a study that casts doubts on one of the central arguments again ...
Tests for driver impairment by marijuana flawed: AAA [09.05.2016] Six states that allow marijuana use employ legal tests to determine whether someone is driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific bas ...
The failed promise of legal pot [08.05.2016] The risk is that, by itself, legalizing marijuana possession does not change the black market and that, even as legalization spreads, young black men ...
Britons want cannabis to be legalised – change is inevitable, says ex-minister [07.05.2016] Parliament will be failing in its duty to reflect the will of the people if it continues to resist calls to introduce a regulated cannabis market, a ...
Why Canada’s cities aren’t cracking down on marijuana stores [04.05.2016] Canada’s municipalities are in a tough position when it comes to pot. Faced with a previous federal government that had no interest in legalizing mar ...
Uruguay's cannabis law makes big strides, but faces serious challenges [29.04.2016] Nearly two and half years after becoming law, Uruguay’s pioneering plan to regulate every level of the national market for cannabis is finally on the ...
Lack of progress and transparency at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs [26.04.2016] The first meeting of UNGASS since 1998 was supposed to be a game changer in prodding the lumbering and often draconian UN drug policy regime into ser ...
Holness Government urged to be bold and legalise ganja [25.04.2016] The director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology, Professor Errol Morrison, said that while the decriminalisation of marijua ...
Rethinking the global war on drugs [25.04.2016] The U.S. is in the untenable position of violating the existing treaties — now that four states have legalized the sale of recreational marijuana. Th ...
Jamaica dropped the mic on 4/20 and told the UN to get its act together on weed [20.04.2016] On 4/20, the unofficial holiday celebrated by marijuana enthusiasts around the world, Jamaica called for the UN to review the status of cannabis, que ...
Bürgerschaft für liberalere Cannabis-Politik [19.04.2016] Bremen will mit einer Bundesratsinitiative die Grundlage schaffen für einen Modellversuch zur kontrollierten Cannabis-Abgabe an Erwachsene. Ein entsp ...
California’s big chance to set the gold standard for marijuana policy [19.04.2016] Californians will have the opportunity to support the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), based on key lessons and guidance from Colorado, Washington, ...
Weed and the UN: Why international drug laws won't stop legalization [19.04.2016] Under the outcome document for UNGASS that was drafted by diplomats in Vienna and formally adopted at UN headquarters in New York, weed still remains ...
UN backs prohibitionist drug policies despite call for more 'humane solution' [19.04.2016] The 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) has approved an agreement that leaves in place the prohibitionist policies banning narcotics us ...
Trouble in Europe's pot paradise [18.04.2016] Though the Dutch have struck a compromise with international treaties that shows great results for reducing harm for drug users, the approach has lar ...
Swiss health minister open to cannabis distribution trials [16.04.2016] In an interview with the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper, Berset said that his department welcomes trying out "new models and directions" such as controlled ...
Hazy legality: how legal is Dutch weed really? [14.04.2016] Last November, the local authorities’ association VNG, which represents all 393 Dutch municipalities, issued a report stating that ‘the current situa ...
Canada on drugs at the UN: Standing up for a long-overdue policy shift [12.04.2016] The applause persisted until the chair of the session eventually gavelled it to an end. The occasion? Canada’s statement at the UN Commission on Narc ...
Call for legalisation reignites cannabis debate in France [12.04.2016] French politicians slammed a Socialist minister's call to legalise marijuana, re-igniting the debate in a country where cannabis use is common. A day ...
Cannabis legalisation: 47% support sale of drug through licensed shops, poll reveals [08.04.2016] Strong support for legalising the sale of cannabis through licensed shops has emerged in an opinion poll in the UK. Some 47 per cent of people back t ...
Drug expert says Australia's presence at UN summit a waste of money [07.04.2016] The president of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, Dr Alex Wodak, has questioned Australia’s attendance at the special session of the United ...
Wenn der Jugendanwalt das Betäubungsmittel liefert [05.04.2016] Wie gelingt es, den Konsum von Cannabis zu verringern? Darüber zerbrechen sich einige Schweizer Grossstädte schon seit Jahren den Kopf. In einer Arbe ...
Une agence de régulation pour le cannabis? [01.04.2016] Quelle différence entre un joint et une cigarette normale? Rien ou presque, selon les partisans de la régulation du cannabis. Dans le cas du tabac, i ...
Support for marijuana legalization has hit an all-time high [24.03.2016] A survey released by the University of Chicago finds that a record-high percentage of Americans – 61 percent – say they support marijuana legalizatio ...
Uruguay's legal marijuana policy en route to next phase of regulation [23.03.2016] Legal sales of cannabis through pharmacies are expected to begin in the second half of this year. This month the government opened the registry for p ...
Will UNGASS 2016 be the beginning of the end for the ‘war on drugs’? [16.03.2016] In April 2016, the UN will dedicate, for the third time in its history, a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) to discuss global ...
Canadian official causes stir with ‘progressive’ speech at UN narcotics conference [15.03.2016] The Liberal government used its first foray into the global anti-narcotics arena this week to signal a clear shift away from the war-on-drugs philoso ...
Bern pharmacies gear up for pot pilot project [13.03.2016] Bern's city government announced it had commissioned the university’s Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) to research the effects of s ...
Bremen plant Modellprojekt zur Legalisierung von Cannabis [13.03.2016] Die Fraktionen von SPD und Grünen in Bremen wollen den Konsum von Cannabis legalisieren. Dazu soll der rot-grüne Senat ein wissenschaftlich begleitet ...
Voters are doing what politicians won’t on marijuana reform [08.03.2016] Massachusetts' top politicians just came out swinging against legal marijuana. Voters there are on track to decide whether to legalize marijuana at t ...
This is how the Lib Dems would legalise cannabis [08.03.2016] The Liberal Democrats have backed a study that argues cannabis can't be eliminated by a "total ban" and that it should, instead, be regulated. The re ...
Health Canada flagged nine key considerations in legalizing marijuana [04.03.2016] As the Liberal government began moving on its commitment to legalize marijuana, Health Canada flagged nine key considerations – from health risks and ...
UNGASS 2016: Prospects for Treaty Reform and UN System-Wide Coherence on Drug Policy [29.02.2016] This paper explores key lessons from the 1990 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Drug Abuse (UNGASS 1990) and the 1998 Special ...
Majority of Canadians agree pot should be legal: poll [29.02.2016] A strong majority in Canada agree with the Liberal government’s plan to legalize marijuana, and half of them feel users should be able to grow their ...
Experten sehen kaum Chancen für Koalitionsplan [25.02.2016] Das Bremer Modellprojekt für eine kontrollierte Abgabe von Cannabis hat nach Einschätzung von Experten kaum Erfolgschancen. Sie plädierten für eine R ...
Study: Pot-related visits to Colorado ERs higher for out-of-state visitors [24.02.2016] Marijuana-related emergency room visits in Colorado have increased at a higher rate for out-of-state guests than for residents since cannabis was leg ...
Lift the Ban! [22.02.2016] In my experience, good public policy is best shaped by the dispassionate analysis of what in practice has worked, or not. Policy based on common assu ...
Aus für Coffee-Shop-Idee? Kreuzberger Pläne erneut abgelehnt [17.02.2016] In dem Vorhaben reguliert weiche Drogen wie Haschisch und Marihuana zu verkaufen, muss der Berliner Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg erneut eine Schla ...
Legal pot has its benefits, but little economic impact [17.02.2016] Each week, there seems to be a new headline declaring that piles of cash will soon flood into the economy once legalization comes into effect. The la ...
'Cannabis clubs' set for four Swiss cities [12.02.2016] Representatives of the cities Zurich, Basel, Bern and Geneva met to discuss how to regulate the sale of cannabis, broadcaster SRF reported. Cannabis ...
Liberals’ vow to legalize pot creating chaos, police say [06.02.2016] Canada’s frontline officers and police chiefs are alarmed by the growing chaos in the marijuana industry, saying the Liberal Party’s promise to event ...
Scholars, politicians kick off debate on legalising drug sale [05.02.2016] With less than a year before the Assembly elections, several civil society activists, scholars and politicians — for the first time — have joined han ...
Städte setzen auf Cannabis-Klubs [04.02.2016] Im Bundeshaus hat Drogenpolitik keine Konjunktur, dafür kommt Dynamik aus den Städten. Vertreter aus Zürich, Genf, Basel, Bern, Winterthur treffen si ...
2015 the Year of Ganja in Jamaica [29.01.2016] The issue of ganja played very prominently in Jamaica in 2015 with some advocates trumpeting the dawn of a “new green golden kingdom”, while some opp ...
Canada’s medical pot producers set sights on recreational users [28.01.2016] Canada’s producers of medical marijuana are sitting on a seven-tonne stash of weed, with the inventory steadily growing as supply exceeds demand in t ...
Tax revenues from legal pot could reach $5-billion a year: economist [27.01.2016] A new report from CIBC World Markets says Canada’s federal and provincial governments could reap as much as $5-billion annually in tax revenues from ...
Key lawmaker urges Mexico to legalize marijuana [24.01.2016] The President of Chamber of Deputies Jesus Zambrano said that Mexico should move ahead with entirely permitting marijuana usage. Mexico should follow ...
Who exactly is behind the lawsuits over Colorado's legal marijuana? [16.01.2016] Three of the four marijuana-centered lawsuits filed against Colorado officials and businesses were organized and at least partially funded by out-of- ...
Legalizing marijuana will come with strict controls, MP Bill Blair says [11.01.2016] Liberal MP Bill Blair wants to make it clear the growth and sale of legal marijuana in Canada will not be a free-for-all. In an interview, the chief ...
Ex-colleague will lobby MP Bill Blair to restrict field of pot growers [10.01.2016] A former high-ranking colleague and friend of MP Bill Blair, the Liberal government's point man on marijuana legalization, will lobby the ex-Toronto ...
Vermont governor wants legislation to legalize marijuana [08.01.2016] Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said he would seek to legalize marijuana through the legislative process, instead of through the ballot box, for the f ...
Istiqlal party and PAM advocate the legalization of marijuana [30.12.2015] Ilyas El Omari, President of the Regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan and Al Hoceima, revealed that a group of researchers are working on a study abou ...
Harsh sentences against the Pannagh cannabis club [30.12.2015] The Spanish Supreme Court has convicted the president, an administrator and two members of the Association of Cannabis Users "Pannagh" in Bilbao, for ...
Mexican marijuana farmers see profits tumble as U.S. loosens laws [30.12.2015] The loosening of marijuana laws across much of the United States has increased competition from growers north of the border, apparently enough to dri ...
"Wir müssen den Handel kontrollieren" [26.12.2015] Das Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM) hat den Kreuzberger Antrag auf Coffeeshops abgewiesen. Dagegen hat der Bezirk Widersp ...
The right (and wrong) way to legalize cannabis [22.12.2015] The Trudeau government’s proposal to legalize cannabis will no doubt generate heated debate. The question of how to legalize is likely to receive les ...
Moroccan opposition party, PAM, wants public agency to sell cannabis [16.12.2015] Morocco’s Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) called for the establishment of a public agency for the sale of cannabis, introducing a bill to crea ...
Cannabis regulation is coming to Canada — here are five things to know [15.12.2015] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises to regulate recreational cannabis use in Canada. From the inclusion of cannabis policy reform in the speech fr ...
'Grandma's magic remedy:' Mexico's medical marijuana secret [13.12.2015] When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country's can ...
Cannabis industry, advocates trying to find right balance on marijuana legalization [08.12.2015] Business and advocates both play a key role in furthering marijuana legalization, but finding the ideal balance is proving difficult. That was partic ...
California’s leading legalization initiative gathers momentum [07.12.2015] California’s leading legalization initiative is gathering momentum, and has announced amendments that add input from hundreds of stakeholders. Propon ...
Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot [05.12.2015] The new Liberal government has promised to act quickly to legalize marijuana for general use, which would make Canada the first Group of 20 country t ...
Three types of marijuana to hit Uruguayan pharmacies in 2016 [05.12.2015] Uruguayans will be able to choose from three varieties of state-sanctioned cannabis when marijuana starts being sold in pharmacies next year, the Nat ...
Big Marijuana is coming — and even legalization supporters are worried [02.12.2015] Ohioans rejected a very unusual marijuana legalization proposal. Beyond legalizing pot, the ballot initiative would have given campaign donors direct ...
Mexico's president condemns legal marijuana push amid national debate [01.12.2015] Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has come out strongly against legalizing marijuana on the same day his government announced a national public de ...
Dutch cannabis grower revels in court victory [01.12.2015] Once in his greenhouse in a remote Dutch village, Doede de Jong nurtured a thriving cannabis crop to sell to local users. Now only five plants remain ...
Ruth Dreifuss: «L’Etat doit se substituer aux dealers» [30.11.2015] "Je préfère mettre l’accent sur le fait que l’on place ces substances sous le contrôle de l’Etat, en fonction de leur dangerosité. Il existe un spect ...
Local councils call for regulated marijuana growing to keep out criminal gangs [30.11.2015] The Dutch local authorities' platform VNG called on the government to allow regulated cannabis production by introducing licences for growers to take ...
Two months after Oregon legalization, pot saturation sends profits up in smoke [20.11.2015] Along North-east Sandy Boulevard in Portland, Oregon, there’s a stretch known as the “Green Mile”. Here, medical marijuana dispensaries are budding. ...
Govt urged to secure share of international ganja market [15.11.2015] President of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association Ras Iyah is urging the Government of Jamaica to "align" with other countries to secu ...
Majority approve of legalized, regulated, taxed cannabis [07.11.2015] In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among 1256 Canadian voters, the majority, close to 6-in-10, approve of the Liberal gov ...
After Ohio’s vote, these states will determine the future of legal marijuana [02.11.2015] Drug law reformers in at least 16 states have already got ballot measures in the works for next year, according to vote-tracking site Ballotpedia. Tw ...
On ballot, Ohio grapples with specter of marijuana monopoly [31.10.2015] Ohio lawyer Don Wirtshafter has fought for decades to make marijuana legal, calling it “my life’s work.” But when Ohio voters go to the polls to cons ...
Altruistic marijuana grower is guilty but goes unpunished [30.10.2015] Dutch cannabis grower Doede de Jong has been found guilty of cultivating cannabis by the appeal court but will not be punished because he had done al ...
Government awards third ganja research licence [26.10.2015] Canadian nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company, Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC), which has operations in Jamaica, is the first private entity t ...
Marseille : ce n’est pas le cannabis qui tue, c’est la prohibition [25.10.2015] Est-il acceptable de mourir sous les balles, dans une cité en France, quand on a 15 ans ? Non. Il est temps de réfléchir autrement. Ce qui tue, ce n’e ...
As prohibition crumbles, cannabis consumers are less apt to abuse it [21.10.2015] Contrary to what prohibitionists assume, the increase in marijuana-related problems following legalization may not be proportional to the increase in ...
Was wird aus der Idee, Gras legal zu verkaufen? [21.10.2015] Inspiriert von Berlin haben Hamburg und Münster vor wenigen Monaten beschlossen zu überprüfen, ob man nicht einen ähnlichen Antrag formulieren könne. ...
Legal and social: this is how the first Cannabis Club in the Netherlands would like marijuana [15.10.2015] How does a Social Club fit in the Dutch capital, with its about 200 coffee shops? "The concept of The Tree of Life is very different than a coffeesho ...
Cannabis legalisation worth millions - government report [13.10.2015] Legalising cannabis could generate hundreds of millions a year in tax and cut costs for the police and prisons, an internal Treasury report found. Re ...
Oregon legalizes pot, and nobody cares [12.10.2015] Oregon is the third American state to legalize recreational marijuana sales, following neighboring Washington, where legal pot debuted in the summer ...
Today's cannabis debate shows how irrational Westminster has become [12.10.2015] We are witnessing a policy failure of epic proportions, and the debate parliament holds – one it has been forced to hold by public petition – will be ...
Liberal Democrats set up expert panel on cannabis legalisation [12.10.2015] The Liberal Democrats are to set up an expert panel to establish how a legal market for cannabis could work in Britain, paving the way for them to be ...
Marijuana legalization urged for open debate [11.10.2015] Marijuana has emerged as an issue in the federal election campaign in Canada. The Liberals promise legalization, the NDP pledge at least to decrimina ...
Cannabis coffee shops given red light in Berlin [05.10.2015] The Federal Institute of Pharmaceuticals (BfArM) has rejected plans for legal cannabis sales in Berlin's Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain district. The borou ...
Oregon marijuana legalization challenges US drug policy [02.10.2015] Oregon joined Colorado and Washington in implementing a commercial cannabis market. Alaska, which also legalized marijuana through a ballot initiativ ...
Oregon becomes third U.S. state to allow recreational marijuana sales [01.10.2015] Marijuana sales for recreational use began in Oregon on October 1 as it joined Washington state and Colorado in allowing the sale of a drug that rema ...
Cannabis legalisation bill tabled in House [30.09.2015] A bill calling for the legalisation of cannabis for personal use in Italy has for the first time been tabled in the Lower House. The bill, calling fo ...
Cannabis regulation in Colorado [30.09.2015] The core argument made by opponents of legal regulation is that any regulated market for cannabis would inevitably fuel a significant rise in use and ...
Cannabis Social Club jetzt auch in Hamburg [21.09.2015] Eine Hanfpflanze ist ihr Vereinslogo, der Kampf für die Legalisierung von Cannabis ihr größtes Ziel: Der erste Cannabis Social Club (CSC) hat in Hamb ...
Colorado's marijuana tax revenues nearly double last year's figures [20.09.2015] Legal marijuana tax revenues have been breaking records in Colorado, nearly doubling monthly numbers from last year and on pace to exceed projections ...
Idealistic marijuana growers get suspended jail terms [09.09.2015] A couple who grew marijuana ‘by the book’ and informed the tax office about their income have been found guilty of running an illegal plantation and ...
Young hands in Mexico feed growing U.S. demand for heroin [29.08.2015] As heroin addiction soars in the United States, a boom is underway south of the border, reflecting the two nations’ troubled symbiosis. Officials fro ...
Pioneer pot states have collected more than $200 million in marijuana taxes [25.08.2015] The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the l ...
Exploring the Cannabis Clubs of southern Spain, Europe's new weed destination [24.08.2015] Over the last five years, Spain has come to rival the Netherlands as Europe's cannabis hub. The country's legal framework around weed, which allows i ...
Ganja growers warned: GET 'LEGIT' TO GET IN IT! [22.08.2015] Local ganja growers, particularly small farmers, in Jamaica are being urged to enter the formal market to benefit from the decriminalising of the pro ...
Düsseldorf moots cannabis legalization [21.08.2015] City councillors in Düsseldorf, capital of Germany's most populous state, are following Berlin in planning a pilot project in which cannabis could be ...
Düsseldorf will Verkauf von Cannabis legalisieren [20.08.2015] Im Rathaus Düsseldorf gibt es eine große Mehrheit für die Legalisierung von Cannabis: Nach einer hitzigen Debatte beschloss die Ampelkoalition aus SP ...
Chile considers cannabis decriminalization [17.08.2015] With its proposed changes to Ley 20.000 (Law 20,000), Chile joins a growing list of Latin American countries decriminalizing marijuana. The initiativ ...
Ohio prepares to vote on marijuana legalization: which states will be next? [16.08.2015] Thus far, Ohio is the only state where voters will consider pot legalization in the 2015 election. But that’s not because many states aren’t already ...
Ohio's legal weed proposal could create the world’s first 'pot grower oligarchy' [15.08.2015] Ohio voters will have the opportunity to legalize the commercial cultivation and sale of cannabis this November, including for medical marijuana pati ...
The tragedy of the ganja policy [08.08.2015] The amendment of the Dangerous Drugs Act 2015 in February has laid the foundation for the development of the policy framework governing a ganja indus ...
Cannabis in Berlin: Illegal...or not? [07.08.2015] In Germany the possession of cannabis is illegal. Even small amounts are prosecuted, but charges are usually dropped. The definition of this "small a ...
State of the Evidence: Cannabis Use and Regulation [31.07.2015] As more and more jurisdictions reconsider their cannabis policies, the public discourse is filled with conflicting evidence about the impacts of cann ...
Is Italy about to legalize cannabis? [27.07.2015] Under a new law proposal in Italy, people over the age of 18 could cultivate up to five plants at home and growers could set up social clubs involvin ...
SPD und Grüne für entspanntes Kiffen [21.07.2015] Cannabis-Konsum milder bestrafen oder gleich ganz legalisieren: In den Bundesländern mehren sich die Rufe nach einem liberaleren Umgang. Baden-Württe ...
Kiffer sollen wie Falschparker bestraft werden [21.07.2015] Hamburgs Justizsenator Till Steffen (Grüne) will das Kiffen zu einer Ordnungswidrigkeit herabstufen. "Es wäre wie beim Falschparken. Da kann abgewoge ...
Italy takes step toward legalizing pot [15.07.2015] Italy took a first step toward legalization of pot, leading Europe in what would be a groundbreaking change. The Intergrupo Parlamentare Cannabis Leg ...
Cities renew effort to cultivate marijuana; parliament still opposed [13.07.2015] The city of Utrecht, as well as the cities of Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Eindhoven, Heerlen and Tilburg, are still investigating whether cannabis cultivati ...
Les partis politiques demandent la dépénalisation du cannabis [13.07.2015] «Je trouve l’attitude de l’Union européenne (UE) d’un cynisme sans pareil», selon Nourdin Moudiane, président du Parti de l’Istiqlal (PI). «D’une par ...
Uruguay cannabis market still struggles for legitimacy a year after historic ruling [12.07.2015] In May 2014, then-president Mujica signed far-reaching regulations for Uruguay’s marijuana market, making the nation the first country in the world t ...
None but ourselves can 'free' the weed [04.07.2015] Traditional small ganja farmers in Jamaica, accustomed to clandestinely working their fields, will now have to adhere to strict regulations in order ...
Vancouver’s pot bylaw ignores major concerns [28.06.2015] Vancouver City Council and the police department have clouded the national debate on cannabis with their approach to pot and are pumping money into t ...
So you want to legalize weed? [27.06.2015] Up and down the Western Hemisphere, marijuana policy is a growing topic of discussion, and laws are starting to change. In 2014, retail marijuana sto ...
Kreuzberg will kontrollierten Cannabishandel erlauben [25.06.2015] Der Berliner Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg will Cannabis legal verkaufen lassen und hat dafür einen Antrag gestellt. Es ist der erste dieser Art ei ...
Vancouver to weed out illegal marijuana dispensaries [24.06.2015] Vancouver changed the landscape of Canada’s cannabis culture, becoming the first city in Canada to regulate illegal marijuana dispensaries. The actio ...
Vancouver becomes first Canadian city to regulate growing marijuana market [23.06.2015] Vancouver has approved new rules to license and regulate illegal marijuana stores, making it the first city in Canada to attempt to control the burge ...
SPD will Cannabis-Freigabe beschleunigen [21.06.2015] Die punktuelle Legalisierung von Marihuana in Hamburg rückt näher. Auf ihrem Kreisparteitag werden die Altonaer Genossen voraussichtlich einen Antrag ...
Bremen will Cannabis freigeben [19.06.2015] Cannabis-Konsum soll künftig nicht mehr von der Polizei verfolgt und eine legale Abgabe in Bremen möglich werden. Darauf haben sich Sozialdemokraten ...
Cultivating alternatives: Towards a regional cannabis model [14.06.2015] The decriminalization and regulation of cannabis has been occurring in many jurisdictions in the United States – but also closer to home and more sig ...
Drug warriors are still crying 'reefer madness.' The facts don't support them [14.06.2015] In their op-ed article against cannabis legalization, former drug czar William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn yearn for a time when fear-mongering, not ...
Kreuzberg will Cannabis schnell legalisieren [14.06.2015] Seit eineinhalb Jahren wird im Berliner Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg diskutiert den Erwerb und den Konsum von Cannabis zu legalisieren. Noch im Ju ...
Budget bill outlaws pot sales in D.C. for 2 years [10.06.2015] House Republicans advanced a budget plan that would prevent legal sales of marijuana in the District until at least 2017. Advocates for legalization, ...
Monitoring legal pot: How do we know if it works? [09.06.2015] Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinki ...
Ganja is our 'life blood' – western farmers [01.06.2015] With Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell stating that Jamaica plans to become a world leader in exploiting the economic ...
Lib Dem leadership candidate Norman Lamb calls for cannabis legalisation [31.05.2015] The Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Norman Lamb has called for the UK to legalise, regulate and tax the sale of cannabis. The former care minis ...
Warum kontrolliertes Kiffen besser ist [28.05.2015] Zahlreiche Ökonomen (wie etwa die Nobelpreisträger Milton Friedman, George Akerlof und Vernon Smith) wie auch über 120 deutsche Strafrechtsprofessore ...
Amsterdam Mayor: experiment to regulate cannabis cultivation currently legally impossible [28.05.2015] End 2014 Van der Laan told the council to examine possibilities for regulated cannabis cultivation. The municipality would appoint companies to legal ...
Morocco’s major opposition party calls for legalization of cannabis [24.05.2015] Hamid Chabat, Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, one of Morocco’s major opposition political parties, has once again called for the legalizatio ...
Experte warnt vor Cannabis-Freigabe in der Schanze [20.05.2015] Um dem zunehmenden Cannabis-Handel im Flora- und Schanzenpark Herr zu werden, fordern Anwohner des Schanzeviertels nun die Freigabe der Droge für ihr ...
Germany's bad idea to legalize pot [19.05.2015] Green Party member Dieter Janecek and Christian Democrat Joachim Pfeiffer filed a policy proposal for legalization. The idea of legalizing cannabis i ...
MPs block cities from harvesting marijuana [19.05.2015] A narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament in the Netherlands, supported a motion to not allow municipalities to experiment wit ...
German Green, CDU politicians launch cannabis legalization initiative [13.05.2015] In a proposal for parliament obtained by German public broadcaster ARD, Christian Democrat Joachim Pfeiffer and Green party member Dieter Janecek put ...
Zehn Gründe, warum Berlin von einer Cannabis-Legalisierung profitiert [12.05.2015] Erstmals hat sogar ein Sprecher der CDU die Legalisierung von Cannabis ins Spiel gebracht. Ist das das erste Anzeichen eines Tauwetters für die Freig ...
Berlin's increasingly unhappy relationship with marijuana [11.05.2015] Kreuzberg and Berlin in general are going through an extremely messy fight over how best to control the weed trade. It’s a fight where police raids a ...
Kiffen unter städtischer Aufsicht [11.05.2015] Die Grünen wollen nach Angaben von Stadträtin Lydia Dietrich einen Antrag stellen, dass die Stadt München zumindest versuchsweise den legalen Konsum ...
Coffee-Shops in Kreuzberg? Das wird dauern [09.05.2015] Der legale Cannabis-Verkauf in Kreuzberg kommt nicht voran. Schon für den Antrag fehlt das Geld. Unklar bleibt auch, ob Touristen in Coffee-Shops ein ...
Obama asked to weigh in on legal marijuana [04.05.2015] The US Supreme Court has asked President Barack Obama's administration to take a stance on legal marijuana as it considers a lawsuit seeking to ban C ...
BSJ developing plan to ensure Jamaica's ganja is protected [02.05.2015] The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), which was mandated to design a regulatory plan for the decriminalised ganja industry, has developed a 17-step ...
Legislature considering plans to regulate medicinal pot shops, growers [02.05.2015] California lawmakers are wading into the politically sticky issue of regulating medical marijuana, laying groundwork for state control of the sale an ...
New England states racing to legalize recreational pot [02.05.2015] Propelled by successful campaigns in Western states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, some advocates and legislators say a marijuana leg ...
Germans mark a milestone in the fight to legalize marijuana [30.04.2015] Those who support the legalization of marijuana in Germany recently marked a milestone with the creation of the first comprehensive draft law, which ...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016 [28.04.2015] As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing numb ...
Ecuadorian activists want nothing less than universal marijuana [23.04.2015] Ecuador may be on the verge of a landmark shift in drug policy, as legislators debate the newly proposed Organic Law on Comprehensive Drug Prevention ...
Swedish politician calls for legal cannabis shops [14.04.2015] Hanna Wagenius, chair of Sweden's Centre Party's youth wing, thinks that Sweden should take its lead from several places around the world which have ...
Im Görlitzer Park wird weiter gedealt [08.04.2015] Seit dem 31. März gilt im Görlitzer Park die Null- Toleranz-Regelung. Wer mit kleinsten Mengen Marihuana oder Haschisch erwischt wird, muss mit einer ...
Tobacco Trade Association calls for legalizing hash [06.04.2015] The Cairo and Giza Tobacco Merchants Association submitted a proposal to the Cabinet to legalize the use and trade of hash, arguing the measure could ...
Critical updates needed in state marijuana laws [25.03.2015] Washington's experiment with legal recreational marijuana is "teetering on the brink" of a market failure. That is the candid assessment of Hayden Wo ...
The cannabis question [23.03.2015] Given the dynamics of politics in Lebanon, Jumblatt’s call in and of itself is unlikely to provide the gravitas for an effective change in the legisl ...
Can Washington’s gift economy in marijuana work? [20.03.2015] In Washington DC it’s now legal to possess marijuana, to grow it, to smoke it and to give it away. But you’re not allowed to trade in it. You can giv ...
Das sind die Cannabis-Pläne der Grünen [19.03.2015] Der Entwurf der Grünen für ein Cannabiskontrollgesetz wird in erster Lesung im Bundestag behandelt. Er sieht vor, dass Erwachsene künftig 30 Gramm Ca ...
SPD will Coffee-Shops für mehrere Berliner Bezirke [16.03.2015] SPD und Grüne wollen eine Freigabe von Cannabis. Geht es nach den Sozialdemokraten, soll es dafür nicht nur in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Modellversuch ...
Kreuzberg stellt Antrag für legalen Coffeeshop [15.03.2015] Der Plan des Berliner Bezirks Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg für eine legale Verkaufsstelle von Cannabis nimmt konkrete Gestalt an. "Ich erwarte, dass der ...
Legalisierung von Cannabis statt drogenfreier Zone [12.03.2015] Der Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg soll ab April eine Null-Toleranz-Zone für Drogen werden. Die Grünen halten das für unrealistisch und haben stattdesse ...
NRW-Ministerin fordert Cannabis-Freigabe [06.03.2015] NRW-Gesundheitsministerin Barbara Steffens (Grüne) spricht sich für eine kontrollierte Freigabe der weichen Droge Cannabis aus. Mit einer streng regu ...
Cannabis lovers greet Green legalization plan [04.03.2015] German pro-legalization campaigners welcomed a draft law presented by the Green party that would allow adults to consume cannabis under strict condit ...
Die grüne Welle [02.03.2015] In der deutschen Drogenpolitik ist ein radikaler Wandel zu beobachten. Angefacht von Gewaltexzessen und befeuert durch die Zunahme des Drogenhandels ...
Two headlines perfectly sum up everything wrong with American drug policy [02.03.2015] Two stories published last week perfectly sum up the state of American drug policy. On Friday, Colorado released its first annual report on the state ...
D66 devises plan to regulate Dutch marijuana production [26.02.2015] Liberal democratic party D66 is introducing draft legislation to regulate the production and sale of marijuana in the Netherlands. D66 has called for ...
Alaska becomes third US state to legalise recreational marijuana use [24.02.2015] Alaska has made smoking, growing and owning small amounts of marijuana legal, becoming the third US state to decriminalise recreational use. The Repu ...
February 23: A big day for Uruguay’s marijuana experiment [23.02.2015] Uruguay’s experiment with legal domestic cannabis cultivation is about to enter a new phase, marking a key opportunity for the country to demonstrate ...
Could 'The Brighton Model' help the seaside city make millions with weed? [23.02.2015] In 2012, Green Party councillor Ben Duncan suggested that cannabis cafes should be licensed in the city in a bid to boost tourism. In 2014, the Green ...
The Legal Landscape for Cannabis Social Clubs in Spain [14.02.2015] This briefing is a preliminary sketch of the legal landscape for cannabis social clubs in Spain. Its author is presently conducting legal analysis an ...
Legislation passed to formally regulate Catalonia's cannabis clubs for first time [03.02.2015] The Catalonian government in Spain has passed a new set of guidelines to formally regulate cannabis social clubs (CSCs) for the first time in the aut ...
Le Sénat examine l’usage « contrôlé » du cannabis [02.02.2015] Le Sénat doit examiner la proposition de loi de la sénatrice écologiste Esther Benbassa visant à permettre un usage «contrôlé» du cannabis. Elle prév ...
Obama budget would clear path for legal sales of recreational marijuana in D.C. [02.02.2015] President Obama’s budget would do a lot of things, but one of the most controversial may to be allowing legal sales of marijuana in the nation’s capi ...
Drugs in the UK: Why we need to talk about regulation and decriminalisation [30.01.2015] Fighting the war on drugs in the UK costs an estimated £13 billion annually. It has cost lives recently, too; four people died after taking ecstasy p ...
High hopes: Legalized pot is on the way [29.01.2015] Moving from illicit to licit requires regulations that allow enough of a legal market to dry out the black one – ideally, while bringing in much-need ...
Vermont lawmakers consider legalizing marijuana [28.01.2015] Vermont lawmakers are considering whether to become the first state Legislature to legalize marijuana. Four states and the District of Columbia have ...
Grüne wollen Cannabis teilweise freigeben [23.01.2015] Die Befürworter einer kontrollierten Cannabis-Freigabe in Hamburg melden sich immer lauter zu Wort. Nun haben die Grünen einen Antrag in die Bürgersc ...
CDU blockiert Cannabis-Versuch [22.01.2015] Die CDU-Fraktion im Frankfurt lehnt ein Modellprojekt zur Entkriminalisierung von Cannabis ab und kritisiert den Alleingang der Gesundheitsdezernenti ...
The legalization of marijuana: a good example of flexible policymaking [21.01.2015] Marijuana policy may not seem like the natural setting to model policies that pursue inclusive growth, but the innovative policy-making processes ini ...
A dozen ways to legalize the marijuana supply chain, in Vermont or any state [16.01.2015] After months of research, the RAND corporation released a report for the state of Vermont exploring marijuana legalization and regulation there. The ...
Seattle's legal marijuana euphoria over as industry undergoes growing pains [15.01.2015] The legal marijuana market in the state of Washington opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn’t hav ...
Synthetic cannabis deaths show case for controlled sale of marijuana, expert says [15.01.2015] The deaths of two men in central Queensland after they smoked synthetic cannabis highlight the need to regulate marijuana and allow its controlled sa ...
The war on drugs is burning out [07.01.2015] The conservative wave of 2014 featured an unlikely, progressive undercurrent: In two states, plus the nation's capital, Americans voted convincingly ...
Geneva committee backs legalizing marijuana [07.01.2015] Authorities are considering a radical liberalization of drug laws in the Swiss canton in a bid to undermine the black market in cannabis. "We are agr ...
Canadian lawyers scent profit as medical marijuana industry prepares to go legit [06.01.2015] Since 2001, Canada has allowed patients to grow their own marijuana or designate a grower to do so on their behalf, but a policy change established t ...
Uruguay’s year in weed: 3 big successes, 3 burning questions [05.01.2015] It’s been just over a year since Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica signed a law creating the world’s first nationalized market for the cultivation, sal ...
Medical marijuana a challenge for legal pot states [02.01.2015] A year into the experiments with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference ma ...
One year after law's approval, Uruguay waits for commercial cannabis sales [02.01.2015] A year after Uruguay's historic marijuana law was signed, officials have green-lighted homegrown cannabis, cannabis clubs, and hemp cultivation, but ...
Is Obama finally ready to dial back the war on drugs? [31.12.2014] As Obama embarks on the third year of his second term, here are some of the ways in which Obama has begun to deliver on his promises of a more ration ...
Genf macht vorwärts mit Cannabis-Pilotprojekt [29.12.2014] In mehreren Schweizer Kantonen sind Diskussionen im Gang, ob und wie der Konsum von Cannabis legalisiert werden könnte. Eine Vorreiterrolle spielt Ge ...
Genève doit s’adresser à Berne avant de pouvoir réglementer le cannabis [28.12.2014] A l’avenir, les Genevois pourront-ils fumer du cannabis dans des clubs? Quoi qu’il en soit, la feuille de route en vue d’une légalisation du cannabis ...
Cannabis policy reform in Europe [27.12.2014] While in the Americas cannabis policy reform is taking off, Europe seems to be lagging behind. That is to say, in European nations at the level of na ...
Reform der Cannabispolitik in Europa [27.12.2014] Während die Reform der Cannabispolitik in Amerika Fahrt aufnimmt, scheint Europa hinterherzuhinken. Genauer gesagt, die europäischen Staaten auf nati ...
After pot legalization, focusing on a new kind of black market [25.12.2014] The black market for marijuana in Colorado isn't what it used to be. Nine or 10 years ago, the narrative of illicit cannabis in the state focused on ...
Law Committee suggests drug control needs radical rethink [22.12.2014] The Criminal Law Committee of the NSW Bar Association decided to look at the available research on illicit drugs and the current government drug stra ...
Cannabis : pour la légalisation [18.12.2014] Malgré son arsenal législatif, la France est le pays européen où l’usage du cannabis est le plus répandu. Une légalisation contrôlée pourrait permett ...
Pourquoi Terra Nova veut légaliser le cannabis [18.12.2014] Le groupe de réflexion Terra Nova, proche du PS, a publié un rapport, révélé par Le Monde, intitulé «Cannabis : réguler le marché pour sortir de l’im ...
Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado over marijuana law [17.12.2014] Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the first major court challenge to marijuana legalization, saying that Colorado’s growing array of state-regulated recrea ...
Making a mountain out of a molehill: myths on youth and crime in Saint Lucia [15.12.2014] Caribbean states face challenges of youth involvement in crime, violence, gangs and other anti-social activities. It is not uncommonly heard the “dru ...
Stadt Köln prüft Cannabis-Vorstoß der Bezirksvertretung Innenstadt [12.12.2014] Geht es nach der Bezirksvertretung Innenstadt, gibt es in Köln in Zukunft an einigen lizensierten Abgabestellen Cannabis legal und kontrolliert zu ka ...
U.S. won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands [11.12.2014] Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department will tell ...
«Das Cannabis-Verbot bringt nichts» [01.12.2014] In Deutschland hat der Schildowerkreis, eine Vereinigung von mehr als 100 Strafrechtsprofessorinnen und Strafrechtsprofessoren, vor zwei Wochen das V ...
Uruguay: Marijuana law gets boost in presidential vote [01.12.2014] Uruguay's politicians who led the charge to legalize marijuana and same-sex marriage appeared to win another ringing endorsement from voters in the S ...
Legal pot in the U.S. may be undercutting Mexican marijuana [30.11.2014] Made-in-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half the states have now voted to permit pot for recreational or medical use, most recently Oregon ...
Selling cannabis regulation [29.11.2014] In 2012, voters in the US states of Washington, Colorado and Oregon were given the opportunity to vote in ballot initiatives for the creation of lega ...
Standortfaktor Dope [28.11.2014] Um die Drogengeschäfte auf der Straße einzudämmen, setzt sich der Stadtteilbeirat, ein beratendes Gremium aus Anwohnern, fürs legale Kiffen ein. In e ...
Uruguay pushes back start of marijuana sale in pharmacies [25.11.2014] Uruguay could start selling marijuana in pharmacies in March 2015, the head of the National Drugs Board said, although the government had initially b ...
Marijuana industry sets its sights on the mainstream [24.11.2014] Marijuana is growing up. As Colorado and Washington’s recreational marijuana industries blossom and new markets in Oregon and Alaska begin to take sh ...
Pro-marijuana groups eye Northeastern states, including Maine [22.11.2014] Marijuana advocates want to take their legalization drive — so far the province of Western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to ...
Cannabis legalisation returns to Swiss agenda [21.11.2014] Switzerland has always played a pioneering role in drug policy. In 1986, it was the first to open shelters for addicts and in 1994 it medically presc ...
Will Guatemala really explore marijuana legalization in 2015? [20.11.2014] Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina in a recent interview mooted the idea of his country legalizing marijuana next year. Can we really expect bold ...
Du Río de la Plata au Lac Léman [19.11.2014] La politique vis-à-vis du cannabis est en rapide évolution. Ainsi, les citoyens de l'Alaska et de l'Oregon, comme ceux de Washington DC, la capitale ...
All the progress made on marijuana legalization could vanish with a new president [18.11.2014] The movement to end marijuana prohibition has made significant progress recently, but it could all be undone when the next president takes office in ...
Pot luck [18.11.2014] Smoking, growing, buying, selling or merely possessing cannabis is a criminal offence, according to America's federal government. Ask the states, how ...
Is ‘Big Marijuana’ inevitable? [18.11.2014] It looks like the use of recreational marijuana is heading down the path of legalization across the country. Voters in Alaska, Oregon and the Distric ...
Positives Echo auf Cannabis-Modellversuch [17.11.2014] Die CDU will den von der Gesundheitsdezernentin Rosemarie Heilig angestrebten Modellversuch zur Entkriminalisierung von Cannabis erst einmal in Ruhe ...
Stir it up: Bob Marley to headline corporate cannabis brand [17.11.2014] The Marley family and a Seattle-based private equity firm announced the creation of Marley Natural, "a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and ...
California’s Attorney General thinks legal weed is inevitable [17.11.2014] California was one of the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, but so far hasn’t legalized it for recreational use, like Colorado, Washington ...
Cannabis hedge funds join the green rush [14.11.2014] The pot business is exploding. The devotees toiling away since states started legalizing medical marijuana nearly 20 years ago now must compete in a ...
The dark-horse policy reform that has both Obama and some GOPers optimistic [09.11.2014] With Democrats holding the White House and Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, it's been suggested that the odds are slim of any major ...
The Marlboro of marijuana [07.11.2014] Would household names really consider selling cannabis? They already have. In 1969 a Philip Morris executive wrote to the Justice Department, request ...
Amsterdam city council calls for licenced marijuana production [07.11.2014] Ministers should sanction experiments to legally grow marijuana under licence and the city should make preparations to do so, according to a majority ...
Is prohibition worth the cost? [06.11.2014] In Denmark there is little movement on drug policy. We know that we are just months from the next general election, but no political party has a poli ...
US vote refuels ganja debate [06.11.2014] The local pro-ganja lobby in Jamaica is welcoming the vote for the legalisation of ganja in the American states of Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC. ...
Fear of cannabis commerce didn't, won't and shouldn't stop legalization [05.11.2014] Three marijuana legalization initiatives were on the ballot this week, and all three won. That’s a better outcome than I was expecting. I was surpris ...
Marijuana legalization sweeps the 2014 midterm elections [05.11.2014] On November 4, several states radically altered their approaches to a drug once known for Reefer Madness. In Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, DC, vote ...
6 facts about marijuana [05.11.2014] Attitudes about marijuana have undergone a rapid shift in public opinion, paralleled by few other trends in the U.S. Our recent data, along with hist ...
Cannabis: A burning issue for Austria's Neos [28.10.2014] Neos chairman Matthias Strolz has spoken out in favour of selling cannabis over the counter in pharmacies and allowing people to grow their own plant ...
Expert Dialogue on Cannabis Regulation Models [23.10.2014] The Expert Dialogue took place in San Sebastian and was hosted by the municipal authorities of the city. Dialogue focused on examining some regulatio ...
The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020 [23.10.2014] A report from Greenwave Advisors, a "comprehensive research and financial analysis for the emerging legalized marijuana industry," projects that lega ...
Dreifuss unterstützt Cannabis-Vereine [18.10.2014] In Anwesenheit der ehemaligen Bundesrätin Ruth Dreifuss haben sich Vertreter aus Genf, Zürich, Bern und Basel getroffen, um über ein Projekt zur Cann ...
How marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington is making the world a better place [16.10.2014] No pressure, Colorado and Washington, but the world is scrutinizing your every move. That was the take-home message of an event today at the Brooking ...
International Impacts of the U.S. Trend towards Legal Marijuana [16.10.2014] For decades, the United States has been a champion of the global drug control treaty system, which limits the use of marijuana exclusively to medical ...
Morocco likely to join countries that legalized cultivation of cannabis [09.10.2014] After the Istiqlal party, one of the old conservative parties of Morocco, proposed last year a draft law to decriminalize and regulate the cultivatio ...
Yes to marijuana ballot measures [05.10.2014] The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two deca ...
Cannabis – a conflict of generations [25.09.2014] The legalisation of cannabis in Luxembourg is turning into a conflict of generations, as the youth branches of several parties opposed to such a move ...
Major pot legalization group turns sights on California for 2016 [23.09.2014] Marijuana legalization proponents are turning their attention to California and gearing up for a legalization campaign in 2016. The Marijuana Policy ...
State-licensed marijuana market expected to bring in about $636 million in taxes [18.09.2014] The Washington state’s legal recreational marijuana market is expected to bring in about $636 million in taxes to state coffers through the middle of ...
New York could legalize recreational marijuana in 2015 [15.09.2014] The state of New York could legalize marijuana for recreational use as early as 2015. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D) will reintroduce the Marijuana Regul ...
5 interesting things we learned from the man in charge of Uruguay’s weed [11.09.2014] Julio Calzada is the top drug official in the little nation of Uruguay, which has gained notoriety over the last year for becoming the first country ...
Uruguay marijuana law under fire [11.09.2014] When Uruguay's historic marijuana regulation law passed the Senate in December, it was a major victory for drug policy reform in Uruguay and around t ...
Bundesrat zweifelt an rechtlicher Grundlage [04.09.2014] In Genf wird derzeit darüber nachgedacht, ob Lokale für eine kontrollierte Cannabis-Abgabe für den Eigenkonsum eingerichtet werden sollen. Auch ander ...
Washington judge upholds small city’s pot shop ban [28.08.2014] A state judge said that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington’s experi ...
This is your federalism on drugs [27.08.2014] Conservative Republicans often talk about the need to constrain the power of the federal government. On everything from environmental regulation to e ...
Black market boom lays bare a social divide in Colorado’s marijuana market [19.08.2014] That the black market in Colorado bustles in the emerging days of legalisation is not unexpected. By some reckonings, it will continue as long as res ...
Les clubs de cannabis passent un nouveau cap [18.08.2014] Le chemin qui mène à la régularisation du cannabis se poursuit malgré les récentes réserves de l’Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP). «Le Cons ...
IDPC response to the 2013 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [14.08.2014] The publication of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Report for 2013 took place in the context of major shifts in the drug policy land ...
Barcelona shuts down 49 cannabis clubs [13.08.2014] Authorities accused the clubs selling cannabis illegally and attempting to lure tourists to their premises. The Catalan federation of cannabis associ ...
Täglich zehn Gramm von der Stadt [13.08.2014] Schweizer Städte wollen mit der Cannabisabgabe experimentieren. Doch auf eidgenössischer Ebene scheint eine rechtliche Änderung unwahrscheinlich. «Di ...
Uruguay delays implementation of legal framework for marijuana sale [06.08.2014] In December 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize the production and sale of marijuana. But this pioneering decision is pre ...
Repeal Prohibition, Again [27.07.2014] It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citiz ...
Let states decide on marijuana [25.07.2014] Repealing the Controlled Substances Act would allow the states to decide whether to permit marijuana use and under what conditions. Nearly three-four ...
Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot [22.07.2014] Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials said the measure qualified for the Novem ...
Mexico legislators consider regulating marijuana to protect human rights [13.07.2014] In Mexico, since 2006 a public security strategy has been implemented based on militarization, which has prioritized the use of force – including let ...
Senators want minister's answers on marijuana supply issues [13.07.2014] The senate has written to justice minister Ivo Opstelten summoning him to explain what he is doing to deal with the problem of illegal marijuana prod ...
DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics [11.07.2014] The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has found itself under attack in Congress as it holds its ground against marijuana legalization while the r ...
Catalan cannabis club chiefs held for money laundering [11.07.2014] The heads of Fedcac, an umbrella group for Catalonia’s cannabis clubs, have been arrested on charges of money laundering. The vast amounts of money m ...
Marijuana clubs rise out of decades-old Spanish laws [09.07.2014] The number of cannabis clubs that have opened in Barcelona recently has some experts saying this city will soon challenge Amsterdam as the go-to dest ...
Uruguay legal cannabis sale delayed to next year, says president [08.07.2014] Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has said the start of legal cannabis sales will be delayed until next year due to "practical difficulties". Sales in ...
Washington state retail marijuana shops to open Tuesday [08.07.2014] Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday, a day ahead of the start of legal sales. And 21 hours before the only store licen ...
Heerlen mayor criticises government marijuana policy [07.07.2014] The Dutch government's cannabis policy has created a monster whose tentacles are spreading throughout the country, according to Paul Depla the mayor ...
Canada's 'Prince of Pot' to be released from U.S. prison [06.07.2014] When the poster child for marijuana legalization is released from a U.S. prison later this week, he'll be re-entering a world where many of his ideas ...
La majorité se greffe au débat sur le cannabis [03.07.2014] Le PJD est été pris de court par ces deux partis qui avaient fait de la défense de la légalisation de la culture de cannabis, et de l’appel à une amn ...
Oui au cannabis, mais pas pour les mineurs [03.07.2014] Comment régulariser le cannabis? Lancé en 2012, un groupe interpartis a élaboré un projet rendu public à la fin de 2013. Celui-ci pose les bases d’un ...
Infographic: Legal weed's consequences [30.06.2014] When recreational marijuana stores first opened their doors in the US state of Colorado on January 1, opponents predicted dire consequences: an influ ...
Colorado recreational marijuana industry begins major transformation [29.06.2014] Only six months old, Colorado's recreational marijuana industry starts a transformation that could add hundreds of new pot businesses to the state an ...
Shortages, high prices expected for state’s first pot stores [28.06.2014] The Liquor Control Board has been warning of shortages when the first stores open in Washington state. The board plans to issue the first 15 to 20 re ...
Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas [27.06.2014] Latin America is now at the vanguard of international efforts to promote drug policy reform: Bolivia has rewritten its constitution to recognize the ...
Labour senators won't cooperate with tough line on marijuana [27.06.2014] Labour senators are refusing to cooperate with the Dutch government's tough line on marijuana and want to sanction regulated production trials. Senat ...
Légalisation du cannabis: un projet de loi et des critiques [26.06.2014] Si le Collectif marocain pour l'usage médical et industriel du kif (CMUMIK) voit d'un bon oeil la proposition de loi du parti de l'Istiqlal sur la lé ...
Genève devrait tester le marché régulé et taxé du cannabis [19.06.2014] Le groupe interpartis, qui planche sur la régularisation du marché du cannabis à Genève, vient de publier son deuxième rapport. Il dit avoir bien ent ...
High times: The next five states to tackle pot laws [02.06.2014] Weed is legal in at least some form in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Most allow it for medical use only. Colorado and Washington this year ...
How dangerous synthetic cannabis became Britain's most popular new legal high [31.05.2014] The influx of legal, synthetic forms of cannabis that can be more potent and dangerous than the natural, illegal drug exposes Britain's "utterly ridi ...
Cannabis regulation: high time for change? [20.05.2014] Cannabis is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But for how much longer? In a short space of time we have moved from absolute global prohibiti ...
Why reports of Uruguay's 'tax free' marijuana are misleading [19.05.2014] A new report stating that Uruguay will not tax the sale or production of marijuana has received widespread attention, yet the depiction of the legali ...
Internationaal recht en cannabis [14.05.2014] Voor het rondetafelgesprek over het rapport: ‘Internationaal recht en cannabis’ op 15 mei 2014 voor de Vaste Commissie voor Veiligheid en Justitie in ...
Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking [07.05.2014] Frustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world's first financial system de ...
Uruguay unveils marijuana regulation details [02.05.2014] The Uruguayan government has unveiled long-awaited regulations for its recreational marijuana market — a move that steers the tiny nation of 3.3 mill ...
Ortsbeiräte fordern legale Verkaufsstellen [29.04.2014] Vor zehn Jahren startete in Frankfurt der Modellversuch, Heroin an schwerkranke Junkies abzugeben. Nun diskutieren Stadtparlamentarier über die Verte ...
Le Rif reste accro au kif [28.04.2014] Toutes les tentatives de l’Etat marocain pour interdire la culture du cannabis ont échoué. Un rapport de l’Office des Nations unies contre la drogue ...
Uruguay to allow pot users to buy up to 20 joints a week [23.04.2014] Uruguayans will be able buy up to 10 grams of pot a week, enough to roll 20 joints, under new rules governing the recently legalized marijuana trade ...
Ketama, carrefour des drogues [22.04.2014] Quelques centaines de cultivateurs de kif ont répondu à l’appel lancé par le Parti authenticité et modernité (PAM), sur le point de finaliser un proj ...
Uruguay not a ‘pirate’ [17.04.2014] The Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis, believing that this will help in the fight ag ...
Study: Marijuana legalization doesn’t increase crime [14.04.2014] After Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use this year, violent and property crime rates in the city are actually falling. According to da ...
Marijuana legalization: Does Congress need to act? [11.04.2014] Despite a federal prohibition on marijuana possession, sale, and use, Colorado and Washington recently became the first states to enact laws legalizi ...
Drogenexperten machen Dampf für straffreies Kiffen [08.04.2014] Experten haben die Debatte um die ­Legalisierung von Cannabis neu lanciert. «Die repressive Drogenpolitik ist gescheitert», erklärte Thilo Beck, Mita ...
Streit um neue Regeln für den Drogenmarkt [07.04.2014] Nach Jahren des Stillstands ist die Drogenpolitik wieder in Bewegung. Städte wie Genf, Basel oder Zürich bemühen sich um Projekte für eine regulierte ...
America’s new drug policy landscape [01.04.2014] Public opinion in the US appears ready for a truce in the war on drugs. A national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that support for the legal ...
DEA chief: Marijuana legalization just 'makes us fight harder' [01.04.2014] Far from being discouraged by shifts in public opinion, state laws and even within the Obama administration on the legalization of marijuana, federal ...
Uruguay to track pot by genetic markers [27.03.2014] Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in Uruguay will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags, and that state-grown marij ...
Une commission réfléchit à une régulation du cannabis en Suisse [24.03.2014] L'interdiction totale du cannabis en Suisse, demeure insatisfaisante, constate la Commission fédérale pour les questions liées aux drogues (CFLD). Ce ...
Major Swiss cities set to back 'cannabis clubs' [13.03.2014] Adults may be legally able to seek out clubs in certain Swiss cities to buy state-certified cannabis, free of chemicals, for personal use under a pil ...
New report: UN stuck in denial over cannabis regulation [10.03.2014] The current trend towards legal regulation of the cannabis market has become irreversible and requires an urgent dialogue by UN member states on the ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
Europe, it’s time to regulate cannabis! [05.03.2014] The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a great innovation of the Treaty of Lisbon, enabling EU citizens to call directly on the European Commissi ...
The battle against 'pasta base' [05.03.2014] In December, Uruguay became the first nation in the world to legislate for the production, sale and state regulation of marijuana. Many hope that whe ...
Time for UN to open up dialogue on drug policy reform and end counter-productive blame-game [03.03.2014] As the UN International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) launches its annual report on Tuesday, 4 March, amidst an unprecedented crisis in the internat ...
Why the mayor of Copenhagen wants to get into the marijuana business [02.03.2014] The city of Copenhagen should be growing its own weed, said its mayor. According to Social Democrat Frank Jensen, the Danish capital can only get a g ...
Cannabis policy in the Netherlands [28.02.2014] Misunderstandings and misreporting of actual and proposed changes to Dutch cannabis policy in 2011 have led some opponents of cannabis reform to sugg ...
«Wir wollen die Dealer austrocknen» [22.02.2014] Cannabis-Konsum soll in Vereinen mit Mitgliederbeitrag legal werden. Das fordert ein überparteiliches Genfer Komitee. Im Genfer Projekt können sich E ...
California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016 [17.02.2014] A coalition of investors and strategists, which played a key role in passing most of the legislation to reform drug laws nationwide since 1996, has d ...
Mexico City could be home to the most important marijuana decriminalization effort yet [17.02.2014] Lawmakers in Mexico's national legislature and Mexico City's Legislative Assembly introduced twin bills to overhaul the country's drug possession and ...
Mexico City lawmakers propose legalizing sale of marijuana, regulating production in capital [12.02.2014] Lawmakers proposed allowing the sale of marijuana within Mexico City. The local legislature controlled by the leftist Democratic Revolution Party is ...
Cannabis: un réquisitoire contre la loi [04.02.2014] Le procureur de la République de Grenoble, Jean-Yves Coquillat, n’est ni un fieffé gauchiste ni un grand laxiste. Et pourtant, ce magistrat a osé bri ...
Swiss want to reopen pot legalization debate [02.02.2014] A Swiss parliamentary committee looking into drug issues wants to reopen the debate on the legalization of marijuana in the wake of developments in t ...
Why Dutch mayors want to cultivate cannabis [02.02.2014] In a manifesto, mayors of cities including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht argue that the current laws allowing the sale but banning the cultivation ...
Uruguay surrenders to win [31.01.2014] José Mujica has attempted to change the premises and conditions of the drugs wars through the legalisation of marijuana. Although even the people of ...
'First ever' bill proposes legal cannabis in France [29.01.2014] France has some of the toughest possession statutes in Europe, but a first of its kind bill proposed could change that. People smoking a joint in Fra ...
Minister Opstelten en de burgemeesterlijke ongehoorzaamheid [29.01.2014] Alle 25 Nederlandse burgemeesters die verzoeken hadden ingediend om te experimenteren met gereguleerde of gedoogde aanvoer van cannabis naar de coffe ...
Why is Raymond Pryce so high on ganja? [27.01.2014] Raymond Pryce, the North East St Elizabeth member of parliament, is not only a lobbyist for decriminalisation /legalisation of ganja. He plans to opt ...
Marijuana on the move [26.01.2014] Some 20 years ago, a Spanish official in favor of lifting the ban on drugs such as marijuana mentioned at a UN meeting that there "might be a more hu ...
Courage, common sense and cannabis [10.01.2014] Despite 40 years of prohibition, Danes smoke cannabis. If prohibition continues another 40 years, Danes will still smoke it. So too will residents in ...
Marijuana in Colorado has a long history and an uncertain future [31.12.2013] Federal marijuana prohibition in the United States started with a knock on a Denver man's apartment door. Seventy-six years ago, Samuel Caldwell beca ...
A Colorado marijuana guide: 64 answers to commonly asked questions [30.12.2013] On January 1, 2014, Colorado becomes the first place anywhere in the world to allow legal marijuana sales to anybody over 21 for any purpose. You hav ...
Morocco: Istiqlal party proposes first draft law to legalize cannabis [28.12.2013] According to La Vie Eco, the Istiqlal Party has recently proposed a draft law to decriminalize and regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medical a ...
Uruguay’s marijuana growers come out into open [27.12.2013] Juan Andres Palese was using a fake name in public when he opened Uruguay’s first store dedicated to cultivating marijuana, where he offered growing ...
Colorado issues first marijuana sales licenses to retailers [26.12.2013] The first licences in the United States that permit retailers to sell marijuana for recreational use from 1 January were issued in Colorado. Owners o ...
Marijuana legalization would bring fresh cash to California [26.12.2013] At least two of three marijuana legalization measures vying for the November, 2014 ballot would be good for California, according to the state Attorn ...
Uruguay President Mujica signs marijuana law [24.12.2013] Uruguay's President Mujica has quietly signed into law the government’s plan to create a regulated, legal market for marijuana. He signed the legisla ...
Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot [24.12.2013] Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Followin ...
Councils join forces to call for legalised marijuana production [20.12.2013] The mayors of 25 Dutch local authority areas have increased their pressure on the cabinet to allow experiments with regulated marijuana production. T ...
Uruguay: Yes we cannabis [20.12.2013] When Uruguay recently became the first country in the world to legalise and regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana, it was a lon ...
The Netherlands is ready to regulate cannabis [19.12.2013] Barely a week after an opinion poll showed that 65% of the Dutch are in favour of regulating cannabis production just as in Uruguay, the minister of ...
If marijuana legalization sends the wrong message to teenagers, why aren't they listening? [18.12.2013] Prohibitionists warn that it’s dangerous even to discuss legalizing marijuana because such talk sends “the wrong message” to the youth of America, en ...
Washington residents smoke way more weed than officials thought [18.12.2013] Knowing how much marijuana people consume is now a very important statistic for officials in Washington and Colorado.That number can help them make s ...
INCB vs Uruguay: the art of diplomacy [17.12.2013] International tensions over Uruguay’s decision to regulate the cannabis market reached new levels when Raymond Yans, president of the International N ...
The architect of Uruguay's marijuana legalization speaks out [15.12.2013] The call for drug policy reform has moved from flower-power communes into the halls of power. Starting next year Uruguayans will be able to buy marij ...
Multinational overview of cannabis production regimes [14.12.2013] The vast majority of countries are signatories to international treaties that prohibit the production, distribution and possession of cannabis for no ...
'Stop lying': Uruguay president chides UN official over marijuana law [14.12.2013] Uruguay’s president has accused the head of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, of lying and double standards, after ...
Uruguay's Prez rips into UN official over marijuana law: 'Stop lying' [12.12.2013] Uruguay's President Mujica shot back at the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. agency, for saying that his administration ...
Weed all about it [12.12.2013] “A critical turning point in the failed war against drugs,” is the verdict of Martin Jelsma of the Drugs and Democracy Programme at the Transnational ...
Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis [11.12.2013] The response of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board to Uruguay's new drug regime has been to incant futile bromides. According to its chie ...
Finally, a nation legalizes pot [11.12.2013] In a closely watched vote, Uruguayan lawmakers approved a proposal to make recreational marijuana legal for adults and to regulate its production, di ...
Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise marijuana trade [10.12.2013] Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana. After nearly 12 hours of debate, senators gav ...
Uruguay legalizes pot, recasting drug war [10.12.2013] The Uruguay Senate approved a bill to legalize marijuana and put its trade into state hands, in what many experts said marks a new model for the war ...
Infographic: How will Uruguay's regulation of cannabis work? [10.12.2013] On December 10, 2013, the General Assembly of Uruguay approved a law that made the country the first one in the world to fully regulate the cultivati ...
Infographic: Why is Uruguay regulating; not criminalising cannabis? [10.12.2013] "The approval of regulation under state control in Uruguay marks a tipping point in the failed war against drugs. The trend is becoming irreversible: ...
Uruguay’s pioneering cannabis regulation marks the tipping point in the failed war on drugs [10.12.2013] Uruguay’s senate voted today (10 December) to approve the world’s first national legal framework regulating the cultivation, trade and consumption of ...
Uruguay establishes the basis for a new paradigm in drug policy [10.12.2013] The signatory organisations below wish to congratulate the Uruguayan Deputies and Senators that have voted in favour of the law regulating marijuana, ...
‘Het Nederlandse systeem heeft gaten’ [09.12.2013] Interview Sebastián Sabini: "Het gaat ons om een totaalaanpak. Legalisering moet samengaan met preventie, met voorlichting en een sterke naleving van ...
Le débat sur la légalisation du cannabis refait surface à Genève [05.12.2013] Cultiver, vendre et autoriser la consommation de cannabis au sein d’associations contrôlées par l’Etat sur une période de trois ans, voilà le projet ...
Moroccan party holds hearing for legalizing marijuana crops [04.12.2013] One of Morocco’s main political parties, the Party for Authenticity and Modernity (PAM), established by a close adviser to the king, started the proc ...
How to Regulate Cannabis [30.11.2013] This is a guide to regulating legal markets for the non-medical use of cannabis. It is for policy makers, drug policy reform advocates and affected c ...
D66 Liberals to draft regulated marijuana production proposal [20.11.2013] The D66 Liberal party, currently the second biggest party in The Netherlands in recent polls, is drawing up draft legislation for the regulated produ ...
Academics: "Legalise cannabis in Flanders" [18.11.2013] Three Flemish academics, a criminologist, an economist and a toxicologist, are pressing for the legalisation of cannabis. They believe that making th ...
Uruguay's likely cannabis law could set tone for war on drugs in Latin America [18.11.2013] The marijuana regulation bill, which has been passed by the lower house of the Uruguayan parliament, will allow registered users to buy up to 40g a m ...
Two in three large councils back organised marijuana cultivation [15.11.2013] In total 26 of the Netherlands’ 38 largest local municipalities support government licensed or organised marijuana production, NOS television says. T ...
Legally regulated cannabis markets in the US [14.11.2013] In November 2012, voters in two US states – Washington and Colorado – approved ballot initiatives to establish legally regulated markets for the prod ...
Colorado regulators want to know: How much does marijuana cost? [13.11.2013] Colorado regulators have begun surveying marijuana businesses about the price of pot in an effort to implement a new excise tax that voters passed ea ...
Une majorité de français en faveur de l’autorisation du cannabis sous conditions [13.11.2013] Le 12 novembre dernier, l'Observatoire Français des Drogues et Toxicomanies (OFDT) publiait les résultats de son étude EROPP 2012 « Perception et opi ...
Uruguaian law proposal to regulate the cannabis market [13.11.2013]
The Transparent Chain [09.11.2013] It is time that policymakers, law enforcement, professionals and other parties involved combine their efforts to work towards the implementation of a ...
Colorado voters approve new taxes on recreational marijuana [05.11.2013] A measure to impose taxes on recreational marijuana passed making pot one of the most heavily taxed consumer products in Colorado. Proposition AA imp ...
Expert Seminar: Costs and benefits of cannabis regulation models in Europe [30.10.2013] The Transnational Institute (TNI) organized an expert seminar on Costs and Benefits of Cannabis Regulation Models in Europe in Amsterdam, The Netherl ...
Summary of report Beckley Foundation [30.10.2013] The Beckley report, Licensing and Regulation of the Cannabis Market in England and Wales: Towards a Cost-Benefit Analysis, grasps of the economic con ...
Greener marijuana: can a budding industry grow sustainable agriculture? [29.10.2013] The growing societal acceptance of cannabis in the U.S. has sparked what some call a "green rush" of people trying to cash in on what is already a mu ...
Few problems with cannabis for California [25.10.2013] At a time when polls show widening public support for legalization California’s 17-year experience as the first state to legalize medical marijuana o ...
Growers celebrate as Uruguay prepares to legalize marijuana cultivation, distribution [24.10.2013] Pot connoisseurs of the world take note: Uruguay is about to go where no country has gone before by legalizing the cultivation and distribution of ma ...
Flanagan backs sale of cannabis [23.10.2013] Irish independent MP Luke Flanagan, who has published a Bill to regulate cannabis and allow its sale for medicinal and recreational use, claimed it c ...
Uruguay official: Legal pot for $1 per gram [20.10.2013] Uruguay’s drug czar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 per gram to combat drug-trafficking, according to a local newspaper. The pl ...
New laws chart course for marijuana legalization [19.10.2013] Nearly a year after Colorado and Washington State voted to become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the detailed rules governing h ...
Cannabis taxes will wind up too low, not too high [18.10.2013] Legal cannabis will naturally be much, much cheaper than illegal cannabis. A joint is the same sort of item as a teabag: the dried flowers of a plant ...
California is poised to legalize marijuana in 2016 [16.10.2013] According to a Tulchin Research poll a "solid majority" of nearly two-thirds (65%) in California supports legalizing, regulating and taxing adult rec ...
Washington approves rules for marijuana industry [15.10.2013] Washington adopted rules for the recreational sale of marijuana, creating what advocates hope will be a template for the drug's legalization around t ...
Colorado faces historic challenge in regulating marijuana stores [14.10.2013] As Colorado prepares for the opening of historic recreational marijuana stores, state officials are preparing for something equally as unique — a reg ...
After legalizing marijuana, Washington and Colorado are starting to regulate it [09.10.2013] Nearly a year ago, Washington and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana sales. Now it’s time to regulate them. The two states have taken slightly ...
Majority of Texas voters want to legalize marijuana [08.10.2013] A majority of Texas voters support marijuana legalization, according to a recent survey. Public Policy Polling found that 58 percent of Texans "suppo ...
The strange politics behind a Berlin neighborhood's plan to legalize pot dealing [18.09.2013] First Copenhagen, now Berlin. As a new wave of debate on Cannabis legalization sweeps across Northern Europe, the German capital has become the next ...
Legal cannabis market 'would be worth £1.25bn a year to government' [14.09.2013] Legalising and taxing cannabis could be worth as much as £1.25bn a year to the government, a study suggests. The report Licensing and regulation of t ...
Uruguay Marijuana Polls Good News for Regional Proponents [12.09.2013] While public opinion remains largely opposed to marijuana regulation in Uruguay, a new poll shows support for the bill is growing, especially among l ...
Maroc: vers une légalisation de la culture du cannabis? [05.08.2013] Le Parlement marocain est en train d'examiner un projet de loi sur la légalisation de la culture du cannabis proposé par la Coalition marocaine pour ...
The experiment [05.08.2013] After more than a year’s public deliberation and a 14-hour parliamentary debate, on July 31st Uruguay took a big step to becoming the first country i ...
What Legalizing Pot In Uruguay Means For the World [01.08.2013] Late Wednesday night, following months of intensive debate and negotiation, the Uruguayan House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize marijuan ...
Global trendsetter? Uruguay moves to legalize marijuana [31.07.2013] Uruguay has effectively sealed the passage of a groundbreaking marijuana legalization bill that puts production, distribution, and sale of the drug i ...
Colorado marijuana regulations signed into law [28.05.2013] A set of laws to govern how recreational marijuana should be grown, sold and taxed was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado, where Democratic Gov. Joh ...
Models for the legal supply of cannabis [27.05.2013] Three United Nations Conventions provide the international legal framework on drug control, instructing countries to limit drug supply and use to med ...
How to Legalize Pot [19.05.2013] The first time I talked to Mark Kleiman, a drug policy expert at UCLA, was in 2002, and he explained why legalization of marijuana was a bad idea. “A ...
Fate of LA pot shops left to voters [18.05.2013] Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighb ...
Pot rules taking shape; public gets a taste of what’s ahead [16.05.2013] Washington Liquor Control Board officials released draft rules for a legal seed-to-store marijuana system. Washington residents and out-of-staters co ...
Wash. set to release draft rules for pot industry [16.05.2013] They've spent nearly eight months visiting marijuana grow houses, studying the science of getting high and earning nicknames like "the queen of weed. ...
Colorado Senate gives final approval to historic marijuana bills [08.05.2013] The Colorado Senate gave final approval to two new bills to implement marijuana legalization, inching the state legislature closer to becoming the fi ...
Will legalised marijuana lead to an economic boom? [06.05.2013] Many Washington residents are looking to cash in on the newly legal and potentially lucrative marijuana market, which they hope will give them a new ...
Colorado pot collectives test limits of Amendment 64 [05.05.2013] An untold number of recreational pot collectives have formed in Colorado since Amendment 64's passage in November, hoping to meet consumer demand bef ...
Maine panel hears case for marijuana legalization [03.05.2013] With other states already starting to allow the legal use of marijuana, Maine needs to get ahead of the issue and legalize, regulate and tax the sale ...
NDP, Green party okay with research trial of marijuana use [02.05.2013] B.C.’s New Democratic and Green parties say they would not oppose a research trial to evaluate the regulation of adult marijuana use, which would be ...
A rising marijuana reform tide at the Statehouses [30.04.2013] In the wake of the marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington last November, and buoyed by a series of national public opinion polls ...
DEA: Warning letters to 11 pot dispensaries don’t signal war on state law [30.04.2013] The Drug Enforcement Administration sent cease-and-desist letters to 11 medical-marijuana dispensaries because they are within 1,000 feet of schools ...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas [30.04.2013] Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followe ...
Colorado House gives initial approval to marijuana tax measure [28.04.2013] Colorado lawmakers tried to find the Goldilocks level for recreational marijuana taxes — an amount neither too high to discourage voters from approvi ...
Colorado lawmakers discussing marijuana-legalization repeal effort [26.04.2013] A proposal that could lead to the repeal of marijuana legalization in Colorado has gained momentum at the state Capitol. The repeal would be linked t ...
Marijuana legalization in Colorado may not pay for itself, study finds [25.04.2013] Legal marijuana in Colorado may not bring in enough money to cover the societal costs of legalization, a study from a Colorado State University think ...
Colorado legislature unveils long-awaited marijuana regulation bills [19.04.2013] Lawmakers introduced a long-awaited bill of proposed regulations for recreational marijuana, moving Colorado one step closer to a legal pot marketpla ...
Wash. delays pot grower, processor licenses [16.04.2013] Washington state is delaying its timeline for granting marijuana growing and processing licenses - and that means legal marijuana sales likely won't ...
Alaska voters on track to decide in 2014 whether to legalize pot [15.04.2013] Alaska voters likely will get a chance next year to make their state the third in the country to approve the recreational use of marijuana by adults ...
Denver's 4/20 pot parties a "coming out for cannabis" [14.04.2013] Tens of thousands of people will attend Saturday's "4/20" rally in Denver, creating perhaps the largest collectively produced cloud of marijuana smok ...
State pot-growing licenses may be delayed [09.04.2013] Washington state may delay issuing licenses to grow pot by a couple months, according to state Liquor Control Board Deputy Director Rick Garza. In it ...
Colorado lawmakers may let pot growers and sellers operate separately [09.04.2013] Colorado lawmakers stood the state's current model for marijuana businesses on its head, endorsing a proposal that would allow recreational pot store ...
The present continuous of cannabis clubs in Catalonia [29.03.2013] The exponential proliferation of the number of associations, clubs and other groups that distribute cannabis among their members and create new space ...
Consultant: Tax revenues on pot won’t be half of what’s projected [29.03.2013] Washington’s new pot consultant has one overarching, discouraging message for lawmakers and state budget writers: don’t look at weed as an ATM. Poten ...
Scathing audit throws Colorado recreational marijuana rules into chaos [27.03.2013] Colorado's under-construction plan for regulating recreational marijuana nearly came unglued when lawmakers questioned whether the agency that would ...
Yes we cannabis [26.03.2013] Last November ballot initiatives legalizing, taxing, and regulating recreational marijuana use passed for the first time ever in Colorado and Washing ...
Pot is legal in Washington: Q&A with the man who is making weed legit [25.03.2013] Washington state gets ready to regulate legal marijuana with the help of one of America’s top drug policy analysts. Mark Kleiman is professor of publ ...
Wall Street sees opportunity in marijuana [22.03.2013] A number of businesses in the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry are trying to enlist Wall Street's help. Some entrepreneurs see marijuana heading dow ...
No consensus on changes to Washington marijuana law [21.03.2013] House Bill 2000, the bill by Rep. Chris Hurst, D-Enumclaw, to modify Initiative 502, marijuana legalization, offers a mix of changes that could help ...
Federal bill to legalize marijuana gains support in Congress [21.03.2013] Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) joined the effort to end marijuana prohibition and start regulating marijuana like alcohol at the federal ...
Legal pot: worth a try [21.03.2013] In a country that regulates the sale of over-the-counter painkillers, you’d have thought that a reasonable way to decriminalise the sale of cannabis ...
Colorado lawmakers question proposed marijuana business rules [20.03.2013] Colorado lawmakers yanked and tugged at the threads of the state's proposals for regulating recreational marijuana, as one legislator hinted to his c ...
Portland groups push to legalize pot possession in the city [19.03.2013] A coalition of political groups and activists say marijuana possession should be legalized in Maine’s largest city, in part because they say the drug ...
The next marijuana legalization fight? Copenhagen vs. the rest of Denmark [19.03.2013] The city of Copenhagen wants to legalize cannabis and, if possible, get supplies of the drug from the United States. Following a Europe-wide trend, D ...
State chief consultant Mark Kleiman knows in, outs of pot legalization [19.03.2013] Washington state’s chief pot consultant remains a bit mysterious, but Mark Kleiman's views on legalizing pot are no mystery. He lays them out in “Mar ...
UCLA expert’s team to advise state on new pot rules [17.03.2013] Washington has tentatively chosen professor Mark Kleiman at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to be its official marijuana consultant ...
Support for marijuana legalization drags among state’s congressional delegation [15.03.2013] Washington voters acted boldly last November to begin reforming our nation’s failed policy on marijuana. It was an act of leadership, in stark contra ...
Life after cannabis prohibition: The city announces its ambitions [15.03.2013] The tide is turning against the criminalisation of cannabis. Copenhagen wants to join the movement with a three-year trial to decriminalise the drug. ...
Marijuana regulation heads to Colorado Capitol [15.03.2013] An ad-hoc committee of 10 House and Senate members started work reviewing 165 pages of recommended regulations from a task force that worked for more ...
Group forms to oppose Colorado marijuana stores [14.03.2013] A citizens' group opposed to a large-scale recreational marijuana industry in Colorado has hired two powerhouse lobbyists in preparation for the stat ...
Seattle downplays likelihood of sending pot to Copenhagen [14.03.2013] A Seattle city official has poured cold water on Co enhagen's idea of importing cannabis from the US. One of the elements of the city's proposal to l ...
Meet state’s ‘go-to guy’ on marijuana [14.03.2013] Randy Simmons might have the most interesting job in Washington state. He is the ganja guru for the state agency charged with implementing the new le ...
Crack down on cannabis, world body tells U.S. [13.03.2013] The United States must not turn a blind eye to the recreational use of cannabis in states that liberalize drug laws, the International Narcotics Cont ...
High-school students twice as likely to smoke pot as cigarettes [13.03.2013] A University of Washington researcher who supported the new marijuana law said it’s a big improvement over prohibition alone, since the government ha ...
Copenhagen looking to import cannabis from the US [12.03.2013] Ahead of a City Council cannabis conference on Friday, Copenhagen officials say they are ready to make another push to legalise the substance. Accord ...
Holder says little about states’ pot laws; supporters buoyed [05.03.2013] U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder declined to reveal the Obama administration’s long-awaited policy on legal recreational marijuana in Colorado and W ...
Ex-DEA heads, U.N. panel urge feds to nullify Wash., Colo. pot laws [05.03.2013] Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs warned the federal government that time is running out to nullify Colorado and Washington's new l ...
Colorado pot task force recommends special sales and excise taxes [28.02.2013] What Colorado will look like with legal marijuana became significantly clearer when the state task force proposing rules for that new world finished ...
Marijuana legalization may be unstoppable [28.02.2013] US Attorney General Eric Holder told America to expect a decision "soon" on how he'll respond to the recent legalization of pot by Colorado and Washi ...
Colorado task force ponders how to tax legal pot [28.02.2013] The Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force regulators are working out the details of exactly how to tax legalized marijuana, so the benefits are shar ...
Pot purchasing limits proposed in CO [24.02.2013] Rules for Colorado's recreational-marijuana industry have begun to take shape after a marathon meeting of the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force, ...
The great experiment [23.02.2013] A whiff of change is in the air regarding drug control policy. Officials in two American states, Colorado and Washington, are pondering how to implem ...
Maine, Maryland marijuana legalization bills filed [22.02.2013] Maine and Maryland became the latest states to see marijuana legalization bills filed this year, with lawmakers in those two states rolling out measu ...
Towards a ceasefire [22.02.2013] Partial reforms have their limits. Most drug crime is not cannabis-related. Moving from punishment to harm reduction may help drug users, but it leav ...
Will high marijuana taxes encourage black markets? [22.02.2013] The cannabis industry is an easy target for legislatures to saddle with heavy taxes. In Washington State for instance, there is a 25% tax at three di ...
Pot on the patio? [21.02.2013] Colorado's Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force is wading through the weeds of marijuana legalization, creating regulations to take pot from the sh ...
Maine could become the next state to legalize marijuana for adult use [20.02.2013] State Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland) was joined by Rep. Aaron Libby (R-Waterboro) at a press conference to unveil the details of her new bill that w ...
Pot-related bills advance in Wash. Legislature [20.02.2013] Two marijuana-related bills advanced in Olympia, with legislative committees giving their OK to one measure that would block police from arresting me ...
Colorado marijuana task force recommends allowing pot tourism [18.02.2013] Members of a task force proposing regulations for recreational marijuana in Colorado approved recommendations that would allow for marijuana tourism ...
Obama drug czar: We will go after marijuana distributors in Wash. and Colo. [17.02.2013] In an interview with Canadian news magazine Maclean’s, Gil Kerlikowske, President Obama’s Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, sta ...
Up in Smoke: Why the GOP’s Views on Pot are Showing Signs of a Shift [13.02.2013] As the push to legalize pot migrates from the margins to the mainstream, it is mellowing some Republicans in the process. “If it was a secret ballot, ...
Marijuana legalization raises safety questions [11.02.2013] Marijuana may be coming out of the black market in Colorado and Washington state, but the drug, at least for now, will retain a decidedly underground ...
Doors swing open for advocates of marijuana legalization on Capitol Hill [11.02.2013] Advocates for the legalization of marijuana plan to step up their political giving and lobbying efforts now that members of Congress are taking an in ...
Denver City Council to vote in April whether to opt out on marijuana [10.02.2013] The Denver City Council will vote in April on whether the state's largest city will opt out of licensing recreational marijuana sales — a move that c ...
The U.S. drug czar weighs in on Canada’s pot habit [10.02.2013] Kerlikowske: "I think a patchwork of policies would create real difficulties. We still have federal law that places marijuana as being illegal. The a ...
Two letters expose rift over new pot law [06.02.2013] A handful of legislators recently drew up a letter raising questions and concerns about the law, including whether it can be implemented by December ...
Pot plans: Efforts surge in Congress to reform marijuana laws [06.02.2013] Driven by a groundswell of public opinion, Colorado and Washington State last November became the first states in the U.S. to legalize the recreation ...
California high court seems inclined to uphold bans on pot shops [06.02.2013] The California Supreme Court appeared inclined to uphold municipal bans against medical marijuana dispensaries. Meeting for oral arguments, the state ...
Federal marijuana tax and regulate bills introduced in Congress [04.02.2013] Members of Congress introduced bills to end marijuana prohibition and start regulating and taxing marijuana like alcohol at the federal level. Rep. J ...
Effort building to change US pot laws [03.02.2013] An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a hefty ...
WA officials: Challenges still exist on marijuana [28.01.2013] Officials tasked with creating a regulated marijuana system in Washington state said they are moving forward with a timeline of issuing producer lice ...
Will States lead the way to legalizing marijuana nationwide? [27.01.2013] While it seems unlikely that the federal government will make much of an effort to arrest pot users in Colorado or Washington—Obama has said he has “ ...
Legalize pot and reap the benefit from influx of toking tourists: Liberals [26.01.2013] Canada’s economy could benefit from an influx of toking tourists if weed is legalized, the Liberal Party of Canada says in a new analysis that backs ...
Inslee: Wash. to keep moving forward on legal pot [21.01.2013] Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday, but came away no further enlighte ...
Strict pot controls needed, state says [20.01.2013] Washington State officials are looking to build a strictly regulated marijuana system that could forestall federal concerns about how the drug will b ...
Bill to legalize marijuana introduced in legislature [18.01.2013] Hawaii could join Colorado and Washington as states that have legalized the use of marijuana by adults, under a measure introduced by state House Spe ...
We enforced Ottawa’s pot laws. They don’t work [17.01.2013] It is time to put ideology and politics aside in favour of a level-headed, evidence-based discussion about the failure of marijuana prohibition and t ...
Legalization's biggest enemies [16.01.2013] The biggest immediate threat to legalization in Washington and Colorado is the federal government, but even the feds might be hard-pressed to stomp o ...
Decriminalise drugs – it would reduce the level of harm in Britain [13.01.2013] The all-party parliamentary group on drug policy reform undertook an inquiry into the implications of the arrival of "legal highs" – a new substance ...
Pot sub-panel only scratches surface in first meeting [12.01.2013] Although they didn't make any clear decisions, the Local Authority and Control Working Group meeting started to address many questions and concerns t ...
Marijuana legalization, taxation supported by majority in Hawaii: Poll [10.01.2013] The results of a survey commissioned by the Drug Policy Action Group shows 57 percent of respondents in favor of legalizing, taxing and regulating ma ...
Will Obama's 'war on weed' really ride roughshod over American voters? [10.01.2013] The cry of "states' rights" is not often associated with progressive causes, but with the "war on drugs" comprehensively declared a $1tn failure by t ...
Schritte zur Legalisierung von Cannabis [09.01.2013] Zusammen mit dem Bund und der Stadt Basel will Zürich ein breit angelegtes Forschungsprojekt anstossen, um offene Fragen rund um Handel und Konsum vo ...
Why marijuana should be legal for adults [08.01.2013] Forget the antiquated dogma and judge pot prohibition on its own merits. If you still believe that cannabis should be illegal, then you must logicall ...
U.S. marijuana laws ricochet through Latin America [06.01.2013] Leaders from across Latin America responded within days of the Colorado and Washington vote, demanding a review of drug-war policies that have mired ...
Groups seek to influence new rules for growing, selling pot [05.01.2013] The Washington state Liquor Control Board (LCB), charged with launching the world's first regulated marijuana market for social use, expects to begin ...
Rocky Mountain high: Pot a $200M industry in Colorado [04.01.2013] Vigorous regulation of a thriving medical-marijuana industry in Colorado offers the best glimpse of what is coming to Washington when it launches its ...
Pro-marijuana campaign looks ahead after 2012 victories [29.12.2012] After a decades-long campaign to legalize marijuana hit a high mark in 2012 with victories in Washington state and Colorado, its energized and deep-p ...
Parts of Colorado's pot legalization strategy exported to other states [29.12.2012] The sequential strategy will look familiar to Coloradans: first, pass a medical-marijuana law; then put dispensaries in place; then go for recreation ...
Canada could learn from Colorado and Washington on pot [25.12.2012] The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana represents a seismic shift in public attitudes. This historic reform will onl ...
Uruguay postpones vote on 'state as dealer' approach to drug regulation - but not for long? [23.12.2012] Uruguay has been on the vanguard of drug policy reform in the Americas, proposing a state regulatory market for the cultivation and consumption of ma ...
Reefer Madness Revisited [20.12.2012] Rob Kampia, co-founder and executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), has co-authored most of the medical marijuana laws on the books. ...
The next seven states to legalize pot [18.12.2012] By legalizing marijuana through direct democracy, Colorado and Washington have fundamentally changed the national conversation about cannabis. As man ...
Task force created to regulate legalized marijuana in Colorado [16.12.2012] It has been a little over a month since Coloradans approved a groundbreaking law legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Now that ...
President's pot comments prompt call for policy [14.12.2012] President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But ...
Federal government should allow states to sanction marijuana businesses [14.12.2012] President Obama’s statement of tolerance toward legalized marijuana is welcome. The real question is not whether federal agents will go after users. ...
Marijuana not high Obama priority [14.12.2012] President Obama says recreational users of marijuana in states that have legalized the substance should not be a "top priority" of federal law enforc ...
Recreational marijuana should not be top federal priority: Obama [14.12.2012] In an interview with ABC News President Barack Obama said federal authorities should not target recreational marijuana use in two Western states wher ...
Poll: Keep feds out of state pot laws [12.12.2012] Most Americans want the federal government to stop enforcing anti-marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington state, according to a Gallup Poll. Sixty- ...
Former president Jimmy Carter OK with legalizing marijuana [12.12.2012] Former President Jimmy Carter said he is in favor of legalizing marijuana during a public panel that CNN aired Tuesday. “I’m in favor of it. I think ...
Plenty of smoke clouds the future of legalized pot in Washington [10.12.2012] The law setting up the US's first legal regulatory system for retail pot won't allow sales until next year. And the federal government still consider ...
Marijuana legalization low-key by design in Colo. [10.12.2012] Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday quietly removed the final barrier to legalization by declaring that an amendment passed by voters in November was of ...
Administration weighs legal action against States that legalized marijuana use [05.12.2012] Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter ...
With I-502, will more young adults use pot? [01.12.2012] Some researchers think marijuana use among 18- to 25-year-olds will increase when Initiative 502 goes into effect, but college students say the drug ...
Investors see profit potential in new pot law [30.11.2012] Votes in Washington and Colorado last month to legalize pot for recreational use turbocharged marijuana as a legitimate business opportunity. Busines ...
Marijuana’s foot in the door [26.11.2012] The Washington Post’s View: we favor decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot, assessing civil fines instead of locking people up. Also, fo ...
Following win, Colorado marijuana activists debate how hard to push [24.11.2012] Colorado marijuana activists, empowered after backing a successful legalization effort in the state, are in the midst of a dialogue about how far to ...
The truce on drugs [24.11.2012] Something unexpected has happened in the past five years. The condemnations of the war on drugs - of the mechanized imprisonment of much of our inner ...
Give Pot a Chance [22.11.2012] In two weeks, adults in this state will no longer be arrested or incarcerated for something that nearly 30 million Americans did last year. For the f ...
Jensen rejects Swedish fear of free cannabis [22.11.2012] Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen rejects the Swedish concern about regulation of cannabis in Copenhagen. He emphasizes that the aim of the experiment is ...
Uruguay government aide defends marijuana plan [22.11.2012] Juan Vaz, an Uruguayan activist and government aide who has been jailed for growing marijuana in his home, says it's time to end a contradiction that ...
Time to end the war on drugs [19.11.2012] Since its launch in 1971, when President Nixon successfully branded drug addicts as criminals, the war on drugs has resulted in 45 million arrests an ...
Marijuana legalisation in the US: Five burning questions [19.11.2012] The 6 November votes in Colorado and Washington left a lot of marijuana users happy and a lot of police officers nervous. And they set the two states ...
Latin America looks to Europe for drug fighting models [17.11.2012] Latin American countries are turning to Europe for lessons on fighting drugs after souring on the prohibition-style approach of the violent and costl ...
Will Obama's second term see an end to the failed 'war on drugs'? [16.11.2012] One of the more surprising results of last week's election was the decision by voters in Colorado and Washington state to legalize marijuana for adul ...
DeGette files bill to require feds to respect marijuana law [15.11.2012] In an effort to ensure new voter-approved amendments that legalize limited use of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington are not overrun b ...
Denver joins Boulder in dropping prosecution of limited pot possession [15.11.2012] Denver prosecutors will no longer charge those 21 and older for carrying less than an ounce of marijuana, and will review current cases that fit unde ...
Uruguay lawmakers consider legalization of marijuana with goal of outselling pot dealers [15.11.2012] Uruguay came one step closer to turning the government into the country’s leading pot dealer, as lawmakers formally introduced to Congress a framewor ...
Seattle police produce a user's guide to pot [15.11.2012] When Washington state voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana on Nov. 6, Seattle police knew they'd be getting a lot of questions. And whi ...
Gregoire awaits federal decision on new pot laws [12.11.2012] Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday the federal government still hasn't decided whether to take action to block new laws legalizing marijuana ...
The will of the voters [12.11.2012] Now that the voters in Colorado and Washington have approved marijuana legalization initiatives, attention has turned quickly to questions surroundin ...
A more enlightened approach to intoxicants should legalise marijuana [12.11.2012] With two US states - Washington and Colorado - voting to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, a similar liberal approach towards mild intoxica ...
As US states legalise marijuana, is this the end of the drugs war? [10.11.2012] Last week was a momentous week, the beginning of the end, perhaps, of a national depravity – the "war on drugs". The voters of Colorado and Washingto ...
Legalized marijuana initiatives leave federal government wrestling with policy [09.11.2012] Senior administration officials acknowledged that they are wrestling with how to respond to the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, ...
The joint campaign: Should we not legalize recreational use of cannabis? [09.11.2012] What two American states, Washington and Colorado, have decided to do - legalize recreational use of marijuana - was the norm in India until 1985. Al ...
Colorado, Washington await federal response to pot measure [09.11.2012] Should marijuana be treated like alcohol? Or should it remain in the same legal category as heroin and the most dangerous drugs? Votes by Colorado an ...
The end of the war on marijuana [09.11.2012] The historic measure to regulate and tax marijuana in Washington State deserves to be looked at closely as a model of how legalization ought to be de ...
Colorado and Washington legalise marijuana: what it really means [08.11.2012] No sooner had the voters of Colorado and Washington passed measures to legalise marijuana than the predictions began: visions – both overexcited and ...
The American Public Is Doing a 180 on Marijuana Prohibition... [08.11.2012] The election results this week from Washington, Colorado, Massachusetts and Arkansas demonstrate that public opinion about cannabis has moved much fa ...
Legalisation in U.S. States may prompt changes in Mexico’s anti-drug policy [07.11.2012] The legalisation of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, which will allow the drug to be taxed and regulated, in two U.S. states will pro ...
Mexico says marijuana legalization in U.S. could change anti-drug strategies [07.11.2012] The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana has left Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña N ...
U.S. marijuana vote threatens to nip B.C. market in the bud [07.11.2012] British Columbia’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry could take a “significant” blow now that two U.S. states – including its closest neighbour ...
U.S. marijuana vote may have snowball effect in Latin America [07.11.2012] Voters in Colorado and Washington state who approved the recreational use of marijuana Tuesday sent a salvo from the ballot box that will ricochet ar ...
Colorado officials seek clarity after passage of marijuana measure [07.11.2012] Colorado officials and marijuana advocates on Wednesday looked toward an imminent confrontation with the federal government one day after voters in t ...
Mexico's new gov to review pot fight after US vote [07.11.2012] The legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado will force Mexico to rethink its efforts to halt marijuana s ...
Pot legal Dec. 6, 'jury is out on what happens' after that [07.11.2012] Washington's grand social experiment with marijuana legalization begins Dec. 6 with a simple step: On that date, it is legal to have an ounce of the ...
Pot votes in 2 states challenge US drug war [07.11.2012] Those who have argued for decades that legalizing and taxing weed would be better than a costly, failed U.S. drug war have their chance to prove it, ...
What Tuesday's marijuana victories mean for the war on drugs [07.11.2012] In three states — Washington, Colorado, and Massachusetts — efforts to liberalize marijuana laws succeeded last night. In Washington and Colorado, th ...
B.C. pot activists push for legalization after Wash. vote [07.11.2012] Pot advocates in British Columbia (Canada) say now that voters in Washington have passed a law to legalize possession of marijuana, it is time for a ...
Colorado, Washington first states to legalize recreational pot [07.11.2012] Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use in defiance of federal law ...
Voters approve I-502 legalizing marijuana [06.11.2012] Washington enthusiastically leapt into history Tuesday, becoming the first state, with Colorado, to reject federal drug-control policy and legalize r ...
Coloradans say yes to recreational use of marijuana [06.11.2012] Voters approved Amendment 64 legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado on Tuesday, making this one of two states to end prohibition of the dr ...
Cannabis pass abolished? Not really [30.10.2012] The new coalition government of conservative liberals (VVD) and social-democrats (PvdA) presented its coalition agreement on Monday. They agreed to a ...
Will recreational marijuana get the green light in three States? [24.10.2012] If you live in Colorado, Washington or Oregon, your state may soon be the first in the nation to allow possession of marijuana—in limited quantities— ...
Uruguay plans to legalise marijuana under state monopoly [23.10.2012] The president of Uruguay, José Mujica, has announced plans to legalise the production and sale of marijuana under a state monopoly, triggering a live ...
Marijuana legalization leads in new polls, but not a lock [22.10.2012] Washington is emerging as the most likely state to be the first to legalize marijuana according to new polls. But even with a huge fundraising advant ...
States legalizing marijuana will violate federal law, trigger constitutional showdown [15.10.2012] Former Drug Enforcement Agency administrators and directors of the Office of National Drug Control Policy voiced a strong reminder to the U.S. Depart ...
Wash. could become first state to OK pot sales [11.10.2012] Supporters say passing Initiative 502 on Nov. 6 could make drug laws more reasonable, prevent thousands of arrests a year, and bring Washington hundr ...
Study: Pot arrests cost state $300 million in past 25 years [10.10.2012] A new crime-data analysis has found that 241,000 people in Washington were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession over the last quarter-centur ...
Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen on cannabis experiment [05.10.2012] While Copenhagen managed to convince the government to let them open a legal injection room to improve the living conditions of drug addicts, they ha ...
B.C. favours sensible marijuana policy [05.10.2012] Last week, delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention voted in support of the decriminalization and taxation of marijuana. This vote wa ...
Oregon pot measure struggles as Washington, Colorado thrive [02.10.2012] In Oregon - a state with one of the nation's highest rates of pot use and a reputation for pushing the boundaries on marijuana laws - organizers are ...
Legalizing marijuana adds revenue, reduces law-enforcement costs [22.09.2012] In its fiscal note on I-502, the state Office of Financial Management estimated the total state and local government revenue from marijuana at $566 m ...
State could be test case in marijuana legalization [21.09.2012] On Nov. 6 Washington voters will decide whether to directly confront the federal ban on marijuana and embrace a sprawling plan to legalize, regulate ...
The relaxation of cannabis laws shows the failure of the war on drugs [21.09.2012] When the Uruguayan president José Mujica was asked about his proposal to make a historic break with global prohibition and put in place a legal, stat ...
Uruguay takes 'war on drugs' in new direction: The state as dealer [18.09.2012] Uruguay has long been at the vanguard of social reform in Latin America. Today, it is on the verge of passing into law one of its most radical ideas ...
Uruguay's Government Eyes Legalized Marijuana [12.09.2012] Leaders in Mexico, Colombia, and other Latin American nations wracked by cartel violence are calling for a new approach in the U.S.-led war on drugs. ...
Children's Alliance backs pot measure on ballot [10.09.2012] As Washington weighs its first chance to legalize recreational marijuana, prominent groups are taking sides about the initiative's potential impact o ...
Mayor and police at odds over cannabis approach [10.09.2012] While Copenhagen's mayor, Frank Jensen, continues to be a vocal advocate for legalising cannabis in the city, arguing that a "paradigm shift" is in o ...
Legal use of cannabis, ecstasy for over-15s backed by state medical body [10.09.2012] A report by a group of prominent Australians that recommends Australia rethink its criminalisation of illicit drugs has been backed by the Victorian ...
Police to crack down on Pusher Street [20.08.2012] Starting September 1, the police will be stepping up efforts to cull Pusher Street’s estimated one billion kroner organised cannabis trade through th ...
Far but near: Marijuana reform in Mexico? [19.08.2012] The world-wide debate over cannabis reform appears to be gaining uncommon speed and unexpectedly it is in Latin America that the winds of change have ...
Uruguay’s plan to sell pot may not be that crazy [17.08.2012] Judging from what Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica told me in an extended interview last week, there is a real possibility that people in his country ...
Spokesman for pot group fired at news conference [13.08.2012] The marijuana reform community in Washington State has become severely fractured, with various groups running competing initiatives and taking opposi ...
Between collective organisation and commercialisation [08.08.2012] The last few years have witnessed a boom in new cannabis user associations in Spain. Although there are no reliable figures for them, most are known ...
Is the war on drugs in the Caribbean going up in smoke? [26.07.2012] With the decimation of St Lucia’s banana industry due to the collapse of preferential trade agreements with Europe, land which was once used to culti ...
Experts debate what to do about cannabis [22.07.2012] Should pot be outlawed, controlled, or just legalised? For anti-addiction experts, regulating consumption would counter a drug market associated with ...
Cannabis regulation in Uruguay: "Someone has to be first ..." [17.07.2012] Uruguay may be poised to become the first country to opt for a state controlled and legally regulated cannabis market for medical as well as recreati ...
Uruguay says pot law won't make it a drug haven [23.06.2012] Uruguay's government plans to start growing marijuana soon after a law legalizing sales of the drug passes Congress, but a ban on selling to foreigne ...
Uruguayan government announces unprecedented plan for legal, regulated arijuana markets [21.06.2012] In the latest challenge from Latin America to drug war orthodoxy, on June 20, 2012, the Uruguayan government unveiled a proposal that, if adopted by ...
10 Reasons to Revisit Marijuana Policy Now [12.06.2012] For the first time ever, a solid majority of Americans supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use: 56%, according to the most recent Rasmusse ...
Marijuana could be Barack Obama's secret weapon in this election [12.06.2012] Since his inauguration, drug policy reform advocates have tirelessly petitioned Barack Obama to have his "marijuana moment". And for good reason – du ...
Government opposes Copenhagen City Council on cannabis shops [27.05.2012] The pilot project to have state-run hash and marijuana dispensaries in Copenhagen received a setback after the Justice Ministry turned down the City ...
Poll shows strong support for legal marijuana: Is it inevitable? [23.05.2012] A new national poll shows a clear majority of Americans in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana – "the strongest support ever recorded," acco ...
Agents in Oakland raid leader of medical marijuana movement [02.04.2012] Federal agents struck at the heart of California's medical marijuana movement, raiding the nation's first pot trade school and a popular dispensary, ...
De Nederwietoorlog [01.03.2012] De exportcijfers van nederwiet die de Taskforce Aanpak Georganiseerde Hennepteelt veelvuldig in de media bracht, zijn sterk overdreven. Dit blijkt ui ...
Cannabis drivers 'twice as likely to cause car crash' [10.02.2012] Drivers who use cannabis within three hours of driving are twice as likely to cause a collision as those not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, ...
Ex-resident and police say Christiania’s future threatened by violence [07.02.2012] In response to an opinion piece in Politiken newspaper, in which a former Christiania resident encourages residents of the commune to stand up to the ...
Pot legalization efforts forge ahead in key U.S. states [31.01.2012] Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use are gaining momentum in Washington state and Colorado, despite fierce opposition from the federal ...
Marijuana legalization measure certified [27.01.2012] A measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Washington State is likely to be on the November 2012 ballot, after the secretary of the s ...
Copenhagen wants controlled cannabis shops [09.01.2012] The Copenhagen City Council is pushing ahead with a proposal to decriminalise cannabis, and has set up a committee to investigate the best way to reg ...
Marijuana legalization initiative signatures in [29.12.2011] Backers of an effort to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use in Washington state submitted more than 340,000 signatures Thursday to try t ...
To The Next Level: Marijuana Regulation in the US [22.12.2011] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) traveled to California and attended the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in LA to find out what ...
Basque government regulates cannabis sale and use [12.12.2011] The Basque Parliament will approve a law bill in the first few months of 2012 on drug addiction, which will regulate "the growing, sale and consumpti ...
Ex-head of MI5 calls on government to decriminalise and regulate cannabis [17.11.2011] The former head of MI5 believes the "war on drugs" has proved fruitless and it is time to consider decriminalising the possession and use of small qu ...
Pro-pot campaign gets big names, deep pockets [04.11.2011] Marijuana legalization in Washington has been an activist's pipe dream for decades, but a new campaign with deep pockets and prominent supporters is ...
Integrative Medicine: Legalization and regulation of cannabis [04.11.2011] The California Medical Association made news when it became the first state medical association to recommend the legalization and regulation of canna ...
What can we learn from the Dutch cannabis coffeeshop system? [31.10.2011] In 1976 the Netherlands adopted a formal written policy of non-enforcement for violations involving possession or sale of up to 30 g of cannabis. The ...
Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Canada (LRCUG) [01.09.2011] More than one in ten adults – and about one in three young adults – report past year cannabis use in Canada. While cannabis use is associated with a ...
A French economist argues for the legalization of cannabis [02.08.2011] University of Paris economist Pierre Kopp wants to legalize marijuana for entirely economic reasons. Kopp tells Le Monde : "For economists, the publi ...
Marijuana bill officially introduced to Congress by Ron Paul, Barney Frank [23.06.2011] Marijuana laws should be set at the state, not federal, level, Reps. Ron Paul and Barney Frank argued in a bill they introduced Thursday. The goal of ...
The future of Dutch cannabis policy [14.03.2011] The municipality of the Dutch city of Utrecht recently announced two scientific experiments on cannabis policy. One experiment will be to set up a cl ...
Dutch city wants to grow cannabis in a cooperative [11.03.2011] The Dutch city of Utrecht wants cannabis smokers to grow their own marijuana in a cooperative, a move which would go against the Netherlands' drive t ...
Happy toking [10.02.2011] This week’s Economist-YouGov poll contains some exciting news for devotees of the weed. A huge majority of Americans, more than two to one once don’t ...
Cannabis social clubs in Spain [24.01.2011] Cannabis social clubs (CSC) are noncommercial organisations of users who get together to cultivate and distribute enough cannabis to meet their perso ...
Non-residents in the Netherlands and access to coffee-shops [16.12.2010] Under the 1976 Law on opium (Opiumwet 1976), the possession, dealing, cultivation, transportation, production, import and export of narcotic drugs, i ...
Liberal Dutch marijuana policy taking another hit? [18.11.2010] The new conservative Dutch government wants to force the country's marijuana cafes to become "members only" clubs, a move that would effectively bloc ...
A hunger strike divides Switzerland [17.11.2010] Imprisoned cannabis farmer Bernard Rappaz has been on hunger strike for more than 80 days in protest at a prison sentence he considers too high. Doct ...
What should we do about cannabis? [09.11.2010] No serious commentator doubts that cannabis is potentially damaging to the user. Like tobacco, it is typically smoked and thus shares the potential f ...
New Report: U.S. Government Data Demonstrates Failure of Cannabis Prohibition [07.10.2010] The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) today released a new research report, Tools for debate: U.S. federal government data on c ...
US Federal Government Data on Cannabis Prohibition [07.10.2010] The report reviews 20 years of data from US government funded surveillance systems on government drug control spending, cannabis seizures and cannabi ...
The Budgetary Impact of Ending Drug Prohibition [29.09.2010] The CATO report estimates that legalizing drugs would save roughly $41.3 billion per year in government expenditure on enforcement of prohibition. Of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes [31.01.2001] Cannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (re ...

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