Items tagged with regulation

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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 ...
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 ...
Health office approves first Swiss project to sell cannabis for recreational use [19.04.2022] The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health said it had approved a request for a pilot on the regulated sale of cannabis through local pharmacies. It w ...
More than half of Europeans support cannabis legalization - report [07.04.2022] More than half of the European population support legalization of adult use of cannabis and around 30% of them are interested in purchasing it, accor ...
Legalized pot was supposed to help build black wealth in Los Angeles. It failed [04.04.2022] Back in 2017, Los Angeles was among the first places in the United States to legalize weed with social equity in mind. Today, social equity dominates ...
House approves federal marijuana legalization bill for second time in history [01.04.2022] The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to federally legalize marijuana for the second time in history, also adopting a pair of amendments ...
Netherlands' regulated cannabis experiment postponed again [30.03.2022] The Netherlands' experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation has been delayed again. The trial will only start in the second quarter of 2023, Mini ...
Cannabis associations should be ‘safe spaces’, NGOs propose [28.03.2022] Two NGOs have proposed that cannabis associations should be “safe spaces” where members have a “true interest and passion” in the substance, and wher ...
Cannabis legislation passes 18-6, setting up constitutional face-off [26.03.2022] It will be legal to grow and sell cannabis in Bermuda – if controversial legislation passed in the House of Assembly gets Royal Assent from the Gover ...
The green wave hits Europe: Recent cannabis regulation initiatives in Europe [15.03.2022] In the last few years several countries as well as numerous subnational jurisdictions in the Americas have adopted policies to regulate cannabis for ...
Politicians across parties propose 5-year cannabis pilot in Denmark [15.03.2022] Danish officials across five political parties have proposed a plan for an adult-use cannabis pilot similar to a program proposed in its capital city ...
Ganja lobby turns heat on Gov’t in defence of small farmers [25.02.2022] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) has called for an immediate two-year incentive programme for marijuana cultivators, espec ...
Inside California's cannabis crisis [21.02.2022] California’s marijuana market, which reached an estimated $4.4 billion in sales in 2020, has seemingly reached peak cannabis capitalism. But the over ...
Schumer asks for input as Democrats finalize cannabis bill [10.02.2022] Top Senate Democrats are asking their colleagues for input as they work to finalize cannabis reform legislation, with the aim of introducing a bill t ...
Narcotics Control Board approves delisting of cannabis [25.01.2022] The Narcotics Control Board meeting has endorsed the Public Health Ministry's latest draft list of narcotic substances, in which all components of ca ...
'Malta will not become another Amsterdam': cannabis authority chair [24.01.2022] Psychotherapist Mariella Dimech has been appointed the first executive chair of the Authority on the Responsible Use of Cannabis. She tells how she p ...
Drogenbeauftragter über geplante Cannabis-Freigabe: "Ein Ritt auf der Rasierklinge" [20.01.2022] Mit der kontrollierten und regulierten Abgabe von Cannabis in Deutschland werden wir europäische Geschichte schreiben. Denn als größtes EU-Land sind ...
It's official: recreational cannabis reform is now law [18.12.2021] A bill to allow recreational cannabis use has been signed by President George Vella and is now part of Maltese law. Legal Notice 478 notes that the A ...
Up in Smoke: Is the legal-cannabis industry on the verge of collapsing? [15.12.2021] When legalization proponents sold voters on Prop. 64 in 2016, one of their chief arguments in favor of the measure was that legal weed would yield a ...
Cannabis bill approved in parliament, in first for Europe [14.12.2021] Parliament approved a cannabis law that will allow users to carry, buy and grow amounts of the drug, making Malta the first European country to intro ...
Which towns and cities in New York will ban cannabis sales? [14.12.2021] Local governments in New York State are debating whether or not to ban recreational cannabis sales. They can either “opt in” or “opt out,” but they h ...
In first for Europe, Malta to legalize recreational marijuana, with several other countries on the cusp [13.12.2021] “The transatlantic winds of change that have been blowing in the Americas for a while have now reached the shores in Europe,” Tom Blickman of the Ams ...
Ministry pushes full cannabis legalisation [11.12.2021] The Ministry of Public Health will next year push for legalisation of all cannabis parts, lifting the last remaining hurdle preventing full use and c ...
Opposition delays cannabis reform until December 14 [07.12.2021] A controversial new law on cannabis use will have to wait another week to be approved in parliament, after the opposition requested that MPs be calle ...
After Malta, Germany set to make pot mainstream [02.12.2021] The European Union is currently a hotchpotch of different approaches to cannabis use, ranging from complete prohibition to different levels of decrim ...
Cannabis reform is one vote away from becoming law [30.11.2021] The cannabis reform bill in Malta is one step away from being passed in parliament after it cleared committee stage. In a four-hour-long sitting MPs ...
From prohibition to trailblazing: A brief history of modern cannabis activism In Malta [27.11.2021] It is ironic, but if Malta does end up legalising recreational cannabis, one quiet man from Wales may be the one to thank for it. Prior to 2011, ther ...
Germany's next government aims to legalise recreational cannabis [24.11.2021] Germany could become the first European country to legalise cannabis and authorise its sale for recreational purposes, according to a coalition agree ...
Getting closer! Final stage before Malta’s cannabis reform becomes law to start next week [23.11.2021] It’s looking ever more likely that Malta will pass a landmark cannabis reform bill into law. The bill passed its second reading (the debate stage) in ...
Germany moves to legalise cannabis in economy-boosting bid after Merkel departure [18.11.2021] The political parties known as the "traffic light" coalition are pushing for a change in legislation meaning the sale of cannabis will be legal for c ...
The pros, cons and unknowns of legal cannabis in Canada 3 years later [24.10.2021] The legalization of cannabis in Canada just had its third anniversary, which means it's time for the federal government to review and possibly tweak ...
No smoking allowed: An early look inside Malta’s planned cannabis associations [23.10.2021] Malta will soon allow people to purchase weed from “cannabis associations”, an exciting step forward for the country’s long-suffering cannabis commun ...
A roundup of countries that permit recreational cannabis [15.10.2021] Marijuana may be an issue of easy agreement in the ongoing coalition talks between Germany's leading parties. Despite numerous points of contention, ...
Three years post-legalization, Canada's cannabis industry ready for a reset [15.10.2021] Three years after Canada legalized cannabis, the industry appears ready for a reset. When midnight struck on Oct. 17, 2018, Canada became the first d ...
German SPD health expert calls on next government to legalize cannabis [13.10.2021] Social Democratic Party (SPD) health expert Karl Lauterbach ourged the SPD, Greens and Free Democrats (FDP) hoping to form Germany's next government ...
Cannabis legalisation will allow regulated associations and home growing of plants [06.10.2021] Under proposed cannabis legalisation in Malta, non-profit associations can grow cannabis to distribute among their members, Equality Minister Owen Bo ...
Owen Bonnici presents first reading on cannabis reform [04.10.2021] The minister for reforms Owen Bonnici has tabled the first reading of Malta's government proposed cannabis reform. Taking to Twitter, Bonnici said th ...
Stand for craft: How Canada’s craft cannabis cultivators are pushing for tax reform [29.09.2021] It’s been just three short years since cannabis was legalized in Canada, but it’s already clear the nation’s exorbitant taxation on cannabis cultivat ...
Zurich to launch recreational cannabis trial [14.09.2021] The three-and-a-half year pilot scheme, announced on Tuesday, takes advantage of a change in the law that was approved by parliament last year. This ...
South Africa’s cannabis master plan will finally establish a regulated industry [07.09.2021] South Africa’s new master plan is a bright spark for those dismayed by lawmakers’ previous attempts to reform the country’s cannabis laws. Introduced ...
What do you do with a billion grams of surplus weed? [05.08.2021] Back in 2018, during those months before Canada legalized recreational cannabis, things were good for the pot industry. Companies were being hyped as ...
Barcelona cannabis clubs face closure in new legal setback [27.07.2021] Barcelona’s 200 cannabis clubs face closure after the supreme court shut a legal loophole that has seen the city become Spain’s marijuana capital. It ...
Fact or fable: Will cannabis be Africa’s economic saviour? [18.07.2021] In recent years several African governments have changed their stance and implemented policies that legalise cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and ...
Will Berlin make good on a promise to legalise cannabis? [14.07.2021] Despite opposition from federal drug regulators, the Berlin Senat is reportedly pushing ahead with a pilot project to sell cannabis legally in pharma ...
Ministerial committee advances cannabis decriminalization [12.07.2021] Just over a year after the last government passed two now-defunct draft bills to legalize and decriminalize recreational cannabis, the Ministerial Co ...
MPs accuse Cannabis Licensing Authority of ignoring small farmers [08.07.2021] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) and the State have been accused of having no real interest in ensuring that small farmers get their fair share ...
Licenced marijuana experiment may be delayed: NOS [01.07.2021] A Dutch experiment involving the licenced production and sale of cannabis which is due to start this autumn is likely to be delayed, broadcaster NOS ...
Germany: Cannabis legalization becomes election campaign issue [26.06.2021] With watershed elections looming in Germany, some politicians are talking about a new approach to drug control. The opposition Free Democrats (FDP), ...
Cannabis médical : aubaine ou mirage économique ? [11.06.2021] C’est la question qui brûle toutes les lèvres depuis l’annonce du projet de loi 13-21 : quelles seront, pour le Maroc, les retombées économiques de l ...

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