Items tagged with legalization

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Green gold rush: Thailand, Malaysia race to legalise medical marijuana [12.11.2018] Asia has the toughest penalties against drug use and trafficking but the legal landscape is shifting in several countries where cannabis once deemed ...
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...
McGovern: I’ll let House debate marijuana reform [09.11.2018] For years, the US House’s powerful Rules Committee has been the place proposed marijuana laws go to die. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican, made sure...
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 b...
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...
Majority of British public support legalisation of cannabis, survey reveals [29.10.2018] The British public strongly supports the legalisation of cannabis, according to a new poll. Fifty-nine per cent of people surveyed strongly support o...
Pardons don't go far enough. Convictions for cannabis possession must be expunged [29.10.2018] Today, more than 500,000 Canadians are encumbered with a criminal record for doing something that is now legal: possessing a small amount (30 grams o...
What the Dutch can teach the world about cannabis [26.10.2018] On October 17, Canada became the first large economy to legalise recreational weed. ( Uruguay blazed the trail in 2013.) From November 1, doctors can...
Strong support for legalisation of cannabis, but question over how to do it remains [23.10.2018] There is strong support for legalising cannabis in New Zealand, although people are split about how exactly it should done. Massey University researc...
Bong arm of the law: South Korea says it will arrest citizens who smoke weed in Canada [23.10.2018] For South Koreans in Canada, the police in their home country have no problem harshing their mellow. Canada became the second country in the world to...
Russia warns Canada cannabis legalization will lead to increased trafficking [23.10.2018] Russia has denounced Canada's cannabis legalization, calling it "unacceptable" and contrary to international laws, and saying it will lead to increas...
Mexico may be next to legalise marijuana, says incoming FM [23.10.2018] Mexico "absolutely" could follow Canada's lead in legalising marijuana as a way to reduce violence generated by a war on drugs that "doesn't work," i...
Taking stock of a decade of failed drug policies [22.10.2018] Ten years ago, UN member states set themselves a target ‘to eliminate or reduce significantly and measurably’ the illicit cultivation, production, tr...
Report says the UN's global 'war on drugs' has been a failure [22.10.2018] The United Nations' drug strategy of the past 10 years has been a failure, according to a major report by the International Drug Policy Consortium (I...
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...
Cannabis in Canada: Pardoning people for possession isn't enough [20.10.2018] Canadians will get pardons if they were convicted of possessing marijuana before it was legalised. That means their criminal record for cannabis poss...
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...
Canada's legalization of marijuana could hurt farmers in poorer countries [17.10.2018] For decades poor farmers in countries like Jamaica and Morocco have risked the wrath of governments to grow cannabis as a cash crop. But as Canada be...
Cannabis Amnesty welcomes Liberal government's promise of pardons, but says they require "four central features" [17.10.2018] The half-million Canadians with criminal records for cannabis possession received some encouraging news. Four Liberal cabinet ministers held a news c...
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 ...
UN drugs board slams Canada cannabis legalization [17.10.2018] After recreational marijuana became legal in Canada, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) slammed the decision in a statement calling the...
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 ...
Pot companies failing at financial reporting, regulator says [10.10.2018] Cannabis companies are failing to adequately disclose even basic financial information to shareholders — from cost of production to fair value assess...
About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization [08.10.2018] About six-in-ten Americans (62%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a new ...
Mexico president-elect says will look at legalizing some drugs [08.10.2018] Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would consider legalizing certain drugs as part of a broader strategy to fight pove...
Cannabis capitalism: who is making money in the marijuana industry? [03.10.2018] The cannabis industry ’s moral challenge is to ensure the groups who have suffered the most under the drug war can participate in the green rush and ...
Landmark California marijuana legislation gives residents chance to 'reclaim their lives' [01.10.2018] Hailed by advocates as a chance for people to “reclaim their lives,” a new California law will soon make it easier for people with past marijuana con...
U.S. cannabis producers fear Canada will 'dominate the industry' [29.09.2018] The CEO of California-based marijuana producer and seller Terra Tech is watching the cannabis industry boom north of the border with more than a litt...
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...
Kiffen für den Fiskus [24.09.2018] Wie sehr Deutschland finanziell davon profitieren könnte, Cannabis zu legalisieren, ermittelt derzeit Justus Haucap, Ökonom an der Universität Düssel...
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...
Canopy Growth CEO: We're not the Amazon or Google of pot yet, but we want to be [31.08.2018] Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton told CNBC Friday the cannabis company is well ahead of its rivals in becoming the leading brand in legal marijuana but...
Gandhi’s plea to legalise soft drugs gains support [30.08.2018] MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi’s demand for legalising soft drugs, including poppy husk, opium and marijuana, is gaining ground. Earlier, the idea was endor...
Lebanese cannabis farmers hope legalisation may bring amnesty [27.08.2018] The contrast between the vibrant green of a cannabis field and the arid land nearby in Lebanon's Bekaa valley has for years raised a dilemma for the ...
Biplab Deb’s push for cannabis-free Tripura triggers exodus of farmers, they call for legalisation [24.08.2018] Over the years, better processing systems, well-planned smuggling routes and a bigger corridor from Assam to Bangladesh helped fuel a parallel cannab...
Mexico’s new president has a radical plan to end the drug war [15.08.2018] Since the military took to the streets to fight the increasingly powerful and violent cartels producing and trafficking drugs north to consumers in t...
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...
New government in Spain: An opportunity for cannabis legalization? [10.08.2018] On June 1, Pedro Sanchez became Spain’s first president to be elected through a no-confidence motion. A few days after the Popular Party was condemne...
Synthetic cannabis deaths spike in New Zealand, igniting legalisation debate [27.07.2018] The number of fatal overdoses from synthetic cannabis use has soared in New Zealand, going from two deaths in five years to 45 in 12 months. The emer...
Legalising recreational ganja still off the table in SVG [26.07.2018] The Ralph Gonsalves government will amend the laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to decriminalise marijuana use for medicinal and religious purpo...
Weeks: we need to talk about cannabis [25.07.2018] More changes to the law on cannabis could be in the works, the Minister of Social Development and Sport in Bermuda has signalled. Michael Weeks said ...
French tobacco shops ‘ready’ for legalisation of cannabis [22.07.2018] “We’re for the recreational use of cannabis if it’s legalised. And we’re ready to sell it in our tobacco shops”, Philippe Coy, president of the Confe...

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