Items tagged with cannabis

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Possession of cannabis for personal use [01.01.2020] The legal status of cannabis for personal use is one of the most controversial policy issues in the European Union. Although cannabis is a classified...
The UN Drug Control Conventions [31.12.2019] For more than ten years, TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme has been studying the UN drug control conventions and the institutional architecture of th...
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 ...
Mexican states should start legalizing marijuana - tourism minister [12.04.2018] Taking a lead from the United States, Mexico should allow states to begin legalizing marijuana while broader efforts are in limbo, Tourism minister E...
Can excessive marijuana use lead to psychosis? [11.04.2018] Psychosis is quite rare – fewer than three in 100 people will experience a psychotic episode in their lifetime. People who smoke or otherwise consume...
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 ...
Senate Foreign Affairs Cmte won’t have time to examine how cannabis bill will affect international treaties [09.04.2018] The Senate committees are under a ‘tight timeline' to review the cannabis bill, and Conservatives say they could save major cannabis amendments for t...
Cannabis : le gouvernement souhaite mettre en place une amende de 300 euros pour les usagers [04.04.2018] Le gouvernement avait annoncé, en janvier, vouloir mettre en place un système d’amende forfaitaire pour usage de stupéfiants, et en particulier de ca...
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...
Canadian banker snags $750-million in marijuana business as rivals say no [03.04.2018] In a down-and-out Canadian town, Bruce Linton dreamed of transforming an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate plant into the Next Big Thing, a medical mar...
Canada’s next steps on cannabis and the UN drug treaties [29.03.2018] Ever since the introduction of Bill C-45, questions have been swirling concerning Canada’s position relative to the UN drug control conventions: conv...
Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study [29.03.2018] Consuming cannabis every day could delay at-risk youth from moving on to injecting more dangerous drugs, according to a new study that casts doubt up...
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...
The new Italian Parliament must act on drug policy reform [28.03.2018] After the March 4 general elections in Italy, the 18th Legislature is starting its session facing an array of urgent problems – including a national ...
CAG raps Odisha govt. for weak enforcement in drug trafficking [27.03.2018] Though illegal cultivation of hemp over 9,548 acres were destroyed during the past three years in Odisha, the enforcement agencies managed to arrest ...
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...
If cannabis is getting stronger, why aren't cases of schizophrenia rising? [23.03.2018] Most people who smoke pot enjoy it, but a smaller proportion experience psychotic-like symptoms, such as feeling suspicious or paranoid. The question...
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...
“Belgian cannabis policy is failing” [22.03.2018] Violence and health problems are on the rise: according to figures produced by 15 scientists, the current Belgian cannabis policy is having harmful c...
Government's cannabis bill faces live-or-die vote in Senate today [22.03.2018] The government's cannabis bill faces outright defeat in the Senate if it can't secure enough support from members of the Red Chamber. According to an...
Why is carrying or holding under 50g of marijuana not a criminal offence in the ACT? [18.03.2018] If you're caught with less than 50 grams of cannabis in Canberra, it's unlikely you'll end up with a criminal record. But just a few kilometres away ...
Regulating Cannabis in Accord with International Law: Options to Explore [16.03.2018] As a growing number of countries move towards legal regulation for non-medical cannabis, governments are pushing the boundaries of the three UN drug ...
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 ...
It’s not the Senate’s job to block marijuana bills [15.03.2018] For several weeks now, the Senate has been immersed in the study of bills C-45 and C-46. The former implements a national framework for cannabis lega...
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...
Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases [10.03.2018] Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged ...
International Narcotics Control Board remains troubled by Canada's pot legalization plan [08.03.2018] The International Narcotics Control Board is expressing concerns about the Trudeau government's plan to legalize recreational cannabis use in Canada,...
Marijuana decriminalization leaps first legislative hurdle [08.03.2018] Lawmakers advanced a proposal to decriminalize personal recreational marijuana use, imposing fines rather than criminal penalties for first and secon...
Police probe of Brazilian marijuana researcher sparks protests [08.03.2018] A police investigation targeting Brazil’s most prominent marijuana researcher has ignited a wave of protest among scientists. They say that the move ...
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...
Cannabis cultivation a go for giant Canadian tomato greenhouse [05.03.2018] Canadian officials have green-lighted a plan to convert a gargantuan tomato greenhouse for cannabis cultivation. Health Canada issued a cannabis cult...
New studies show that legal cannabis access reduces opioid abuse [04.03.2018] Scientific data is growing nearly by the day in support of the notion that legalized cannabis can mitigate opioid use and abuse. For instance, among ...
Skunk is causing misery – criminalisation isn’t working [01.03.2018] C an Britain ever kill its worst taboo? This week’s news of the soaring prevalence of skunk, in place of weaker and less harmful herbal forms of cann...
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...
High-strength cannabis now dominates illegal market, study finds [27.02.2018] Almost all cannabis seized by police now comprises high-strength varieties, with outdoor-grown herbal strains and hashish barely found, according to ...
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...
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...
Hemp without the high: Legal side still smoky, but cannabis startups eye areas from fabric to medicine [20.02.2018] In April 2017, when the Central government and the Ministry of Health and Welfare issued the first-ever research licence to grow cannabis to the Coun...
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...
Zwei von drei Deutschen haben noch nie gekifft [18.02.2018] Die Mehrheit der Deutschen hält Kiffen für gefährlich. Laut Yougov-Umfrage sind die Deutschen im Frage Freigabe von Cannabis für den Freizeitkonsumgä...
Check benefits of cannabis, Prime Minister’s office tells health ministry [17.02.2018] As demands for the legalisation of cannabis or hemp gather momentum, the Prime Minister’s Office asked the ministry of health and family welfare (MoH...
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 ...
Tensions flare in Senate over marijuana-legalization bill [08.02.2018] Independent Senator Tony Dean, who is shepherding the federal bill to legalize cannabis through the Senate, is growing impatient with the slow pace o...
Why states should limit the potency of marijuana [07.02.2018] Marijuana legalization states have taken no steps to limit the potency of marijuana, which has increased sharply in recent years. A new study suggest...
Lower House passes “ganja bill” [07.02.2018] A bill to decriminalise up to 15 grammes of cannabis for personal use passed in the House of Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda. The Misuse of Dr...
St Vincent gov't not yet prepared to 'free up the weed' [07.02.2018] The St Vincent and the Grenadines government will not heed, at this time, calls for the decriminalisation of marijuana for recreational use. Finance ...

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