Items tagged with cannabis

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Could Germany’s impending cannabis legalization prop up Canada’s flagging producers? [18.09.2022] First-mover advantage: It’s a phrase long used by Canadian cannabis companies that have spent billions of dollars to accelerate their international s ...
Pirates are preparing to legalize marijuana. Progress cannot be stopped even in the Czech Republic [16.09.2022] The Pirates are fulfilling one of their pre-election promises. Pirates MPs prepared a bill on the legalization of cannabis in cooperation with the na ...
Pirates: Legal marijuana could generate up to CZK 1.8 billion in taxes [14.09.2022] Legalizing marijuana would bring the Czech state between CZK 650 million and CZK 1.8 billion in tax revenue, according to an analysis commissioned by ...
Vobořil is looking for support for the regulated legal sale of cannabis [12.09.2022] The new model of cannabis regulation in the Czech Republic envisages controlled sales in specialized branches, the liberalization of the use of canna ...
Germany’s move to legalise cannabis slows over fears of clash with EU laws [12.09.2022] Legal hurdles are slowing down German plans to allow the controlled distribution of cannabis among adults, with fears that a badly crafted law to leg ...
The reality of legal weed in California: Huge illegal grows, violence, worker exploitation and deaths [08.09.2022] Proposition 64, California’s 2016 landmark cannabis initiative, sold voters on the promise a legal market would cripple the drug’s outlaw trade, with ...
Czechia, mulling cannabis decriminalisation, calls for joint EU action [08.09.2022] Czech National Anti-drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil wants to strictly regulate the Czech cannabis market as cannabis sales should be decriminalised ...
Britain blocks Bermuda’s cannabis legislation [06.09.2022] Bermuda’s governor Rena Lalgie announced that the United Kingdom has blocked the Bermuda government’s controversial bid to legalize the use and produ ...
Explained: Bhang, ganja, and criminality in the NDPS Act [01.09.2022] While granting bail to a man arrested on June 1 for possessing 29 kg of bhang and 400 g of ganja, Karnataka High Court recently observed that nowhere ...
Cannabis authority yet to start issuing licences, months after law introduced [29.08.2022] New rules on cannabis use came into force in Malta in December after parliament approved a new law aimed at further decriminalising the substance. Th ...
Pondoland: South Africa's cannabis growers left behind by legalisation plans [21.08.2022] For generations, people in South Africa's Eastern Cape have made their living growing cannabis. You might expect that as the country moves to legalis ...
Prohibited Plants [18.08.2022] Across the world, the state of environmental stress is unprecedented. As scholarship and activism on ‘environmental justice’ points out, poorer and m ...
Govt may legalise recreational use of cannabis in future: Thai Health minister [18.08.2022] Despite repeated calls by doctors to suspend the decriminalisation of ganja, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul hinted at the opposite – furt ...
Cannabis trial: Basel pharmacies to charge black-market prices [18.08.2022] The first Swiss project on the legal sale of cannabis in pharmacies will start on September 15 in canton Basel City. Hemp users over 18 can now regis ...
German Health Minister lays out next steps for cannabis legalisation [17.08.2022] The SPD Health Minister coming out for legalisation put an end to some rumours that he was being pushed into it by the socially liberal Free Democrat ...
Cannabis funding needed [17.08.2022] The recommendation follows the completion of a market study of the cannabis industry in Jamaica, which revealed that funding is one of the major impe ...
Most Texans support legalizing pot for recreational or medical use, new poll finds [15.08.2022] Since 2012, 19 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam have legalized marijuana for recreational use — something 55% of Texans have said they either suppo ...
‘Public opinion is ready’ – These French senators want to legalise marijuana [11.08.2022] France is known for having some of the strictest laws regarding marijuana consumption in Europe – while simultaneously maintaining one of the highest ...
Towards a ‘human rights-based’ drug policy [27.07.2022] In 2018, Malta became one of the first European countries to fully decriminalise cannabis for medicinal purposes; followed up by a broader reform to ...
Brussels Mayor: ‘Police repression does not work, decriminalise cannabis now’ [18.07.2022] The Mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close (PS) renewed his call for cannabis to be decriminalised and removed from the Belgian penal code. Speaking to Le ...
Luxembourg leads the charge for a new European drug policy [17.07.2022] On Friday 15 July, representatives from Germany, the Netherlands, and Malta met at Senningen Castle and agreed that they want to switch to a differen ...
Results of cultivated cannabis experiment won't be ready in 2024: Ministers [08.07.2022] The government won't be able to draw conclusions from the regulated cannabis experiment in the Netherlands in 2024. The experiment starts later than ...
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians could see their drug possession records disappear [04.07.2022] Canadians with criminal records for drug possession will see them effectively vanish within two years after the government’s criminal justice reform ...
Germany’s move to legalise cannabis expected to create ‘domino effect’ [01.07.2022] Germany is mulling over the consequences of soon becoming the world’s largest potential market for legally sold cannabis, as the country’s left-liber ...
Inside the process to legalize recreational cannabis In Germany [27.06.2022] When the German government announced in late 2021 its plan to legalize recreational cannabis sales in Germany, experts and cannabis enthusiasts put g ...
Banning tourists from cannabis cafes will cut back on crime: Halsema [25.06.2022] Amsterdam’s cannabis cafes are often intertwined with serious crime and play a serious role in money laundering, the capital’s mayor Femke Halsema ha ...
Legalise ecstasy and cannabis to combat drugs crime: think tank [23.06.2022] Dutch drugs criminality could be tackled by legalising ecstasy and cannabis and by a taking a much tougher approach to cocaine smuggling, an independ ...
Thailand cannabis: From a war on drugs to weed curries [21.06.2022] Thailand legalised cultivating and consuming cannabis this month, reversing a hard-line approach of long prison sentences or even the death penalty f ...
Study reveals economic impact of Swiss cannabis legislation [20.06.2022] Cannabis generates an annual turnover of around CHF1 billion ($1.03 billion) in Switzerland, according to a new study. The figure, published by the U ...
Luxembourg law lets you smoke a joint - at home [15.06.2022] Luxembourg has taken a first step to legalising cannabis, launching a watered down proposal which allows people to grow the drug at home, but leaves ...
Germany takes first step towards relaxing cannabis law [14.06.2022] The first of five rounds of expert testimony on the liberalization of cannabis laws was to begin in Berlin, the first step in Germany's plan to legal ...
What Thailand’s legalization of marijuana means for Southeast Asia's war on drugs [14.06.2022] Southeast Asia, a region of 11 countries and some 680 million people, has long been infamous for having the strictest anti-drug laws in the world. Bu ...
What about the UN? Coming down off that high [12.06.2022] Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to delist the cannabis plant from the government's Category 5 narcotics list, following the publicati ...
Le projet de loi autorisant le cannabis à domicile adopté [10.06.2022] Le Conseil de gouvernement a approuvé le projet de loi qui doit autoriser la culture par des personnes majeures d'un maximum de quatre plants de cann ...
Thailand legalises cannabis trade but still bans recreational use [09.06.2022] People in Thailand can now grow cannabis plants at home and sell the crop after the nation removed marijuana from its banned narcotics list. The nati ...
Government tight-lipped over UK cannabis law talks [06.06.2022] Ministers are refusing to say if there were any breakthroughs on the stand-off with London over the Government’s flagship cannabis legislation during ...
Morocco’s cannabis regulation agency Is “open for business” [03.06.2022] Following its first meeting yesterday, Morocco’s cannabis watchdog agency is now officially operational. The agency is set to oversee the cultivation ...
Rural dagga farmers – the same ones highlighted by Ramaphosa – say they'll be 'criminalised' by new laws [02.06.2022] Traditional cannabis growers in the rural Eastern Cape, the same ones assured of inclusion by President Cyril Ramaphosa, are objecting to proposed la ...
Cannabis policy changes in Africa are welcome. But small producers are the losers [30.05.2022] Many African states that persecuted citizens for cannabis related offences for years are now promoting legal cannabis production. Over the past five ...
Is Austria set to legalise cannabis use? [19.05.2022] Austria has a very complex system when it comes to its drug laws and regulations, but in short: no, cannabis is not legal in the alpine country. Peop ...
Governor reserves assent on cannabis legalisation Bill [13.05.2022] A decision by Rena Lalgie, the Governor, to reserve assent on the Government’s controversial flagship cannabis legislation plunged Bermuda into uncha ...
Sadiq Khan appoints drugs tsar to explore legalising cannabis [12.05.2022] Sadiq Khan has appointed a drugs tsar to explore the potential benefits of legalising cannabis. The mayor has asked Lord Falconer, formerly Lord Chan ...
Germany speeds up the process to legalize recreational cannabis [09.05.2022] When Germany's new coalition included the legalization of recreational cannabis in its political agenda in late 2021, there were few details on how t ...
Switzerland to launch adult-use cannabis sale trial program this summer [05.05.2022] Switzerland will start adult-use cannabis sales this summer amid a trial program that will involve 400 people. Swiss Federal Office of Public Health ...
Why cannabis prices are plunging – unlike just about everything else [02.05.2022] As Canadians deal with the highest inflation in decades and broadening price hikes, one industry remains locked in a lengthy trend of discounting and ...
In defense of the plug: Buying illicit cannabis may be “better” than legal weed, research shows [30.04.2022] Excoriated by some policymakers and by the legal cannabis industry as an unfair competitor and as a demonstration that legalization isn’t working, th ...
Minister denies talks being held with Britain on cannabis law [29.04.2022] A Cabinet minister has denied that behind the scenes talks with London are the reason for a delay in sending controversial legislation on legalising ...
A House of Cards [29.04.2022] In a recently published report, ‘High compliance, a lex lata legalization for the non-medical cannabis industry’, Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli claims to ha ...
Nepal ganja campaign seeks return of Himalayan high times [29.04.2022] Nepal's marijuana ban could soon be up in smoke, as lawmakers mull a return to the liberal drug policies that once made the Himalayan republic a popu ...
Congressional researchers highlight growing federal-state marijuana ‘policy gap’ in new 100-page report [25.04.2022] The gap between federal and state marijuana policies continues to widen and shows no signs of stopping, congressional researchers said in a new repor ...

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