Items tagged with legalization

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Reasons marijuana legalization seems to be failing [05.11.2019] When it was first proposed, the concept of marijuana legalization seemed solid enough. Take the world’s most popular illicit substance, establish a t ...
Sadiq Khan: Time for cannabis rethink to cut violent crime [01.11.2019] London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for a rethink on cannabis laws and policing amid concern about the links between drugs and violent crime. The Mayor so ...
ACT dope laws ‘flout UN treaty statutes’ [28.10.2019] The UN narcotics agency has warned that the ACT Labor government’s move to legalise cannabis in the national capital had put Australia in violation o ...
Angela Merkel's party mulls legalizing cannabis in Germany [26.10.2019] Germany's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is openly considering a momentous u-turn in their party's attitude to the legalization of can ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dagga prohibition needs to end [15.10.2019] Despite the far-sighted rulings by Judge Dennis Davis and two colleagues in the Cape High Court, and then the unanimous Constitutional Court, that al ...
“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 ...
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 ...
Australia could be the first country to legalise ecstasy – are we going too far? [04.10.2019] Matt Noffs, the chief executive of the Ted Noffs Foundation and a spokesman for the Take Control Campaign for Safer, Saner Drug Laws, and Alex Wodak, ...
Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers [04.10.2019] No one knows with confidence how many small-scale cannabis farmers there are in South Africa, but the number is large: one organisation estimates 900 ...
'No plantation mentality!' [03.10.2019] Noted cannabis advocate Ras Iyah V has issued a warning to prospective overseas investors who may have intentions of exploiting small ganja farmers t ...
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 ...
Strike cannabis off Controlled Substances Act [30.09.2019] Cannabis guru Ras Iyah V says the time has come for developing nations, including those of the Caribbean, to collectively lobby the US to strike cann ...
The Challenges of Medicinal Cannabis in Colombia [30.09.2019] In July 2016, the Colombian government enacted Law 1787, which regulates the use of medicinal cannabis and its trade in the country. With this decisi ...
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 ...
'Evolution, not revolution': ACT cannabis users chilled about legalisation [27.09.2019] Chief minister Andrew Barr describes the Australian Capital Territory’s decision to legalise cannabis possession for personal use as an “evolution, n ...
Cannabis industry hopes SAFE Banking Act will spark new wave of growth, especially in U.S. [27.09.2019] For the first time in history, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to both validate and protect the burgeoning cannabis industry by ...
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 ...
Peter Dutton: government may override 'dangerous' ACT decision to legalise cannabis [26.09.2019] Attorney-General Christian Porter has warned Australian Capital Territory cannabis users they may not be protected by a new law legalising recreation ...
Australian Capital Territory votes to legalise cannabis for personal use [25.09.2019] Possessing and growing cannabis for personal use will become legal in Australia’s capital. The laws, which don’t come into effect until 31 January, w ...
House passes bill to protect cannabis industry access to banks, credit unions [25.09.2019] The House passed a bill to give banks and credit unions legal cover to serve the cannabis industry even while the drug remains federally banned. The ...
Laws to legalise cannabis for personal use in the ACT could pass next week [20.09.2019] Laws that would legalise cannabis for personal use could be passed next week but the government has warned possessing and growing the drug could stil ...
Labour exponents call out Julia Farrugia Portelli over cannabis stance [19.09.2019] Parliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia Portelli has come under fire from exponents in her party over comments on cannabis in a TV interview. Farrugia ...
Legalise cannabis, says Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor [14.09.2019] The legalisation of cannabis should be tested in London to improve public health and stop young people being drawn into crime, a London mayoral candi ...
Govt commits to helping cannabis debate focus on facts and evidence [13.09.2019] MPs and the Drug Foundation addressed a symposium on drug law reform at Parliament today. Justice Minister Andrew Little told the crowd, despite a lo ...
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 ...
UK advised to recruit former drug dealers if marijuana is legalised [05.09.2019] Former drug dealers should be recruited and trained to produce safe, legal cannabis if the UK decides to legalise marijuana, the head of an American ...
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 ...
The reason pot stocks will never recover [30.08.2019] Marijuana stocks. At a glance, they seem like a disruption investor’s dream... After all, it’s a multi-billion-dollar market opening up after 100 yea ...
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 ...
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 ...
Roll up, roll up: capitalism will drive cannabis legalisation in Ireland [23.08.2019] It is inevitable that cannabis will be legalised in Ireland in the coming years. It may take five years or even longer for the prohibition to be full ...
It’s time we were made legal, say London’s cannabis dealers... but don’t do it for skunk [22.08.2019] London cannabis dealers would welcome the legalisation of their trade, despite apprehension that they would be excluded from enjoying the fruits of t ...
Ganja export regulations to be finalised September [16.08.2019] The Jamaican Government is finalising legislation to allow for marijuana producers to export. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheri ...
French cannabis legalization debate ignores race, religion and the mass incarceration of Muslims [07.08.2019] Last summer in France, dozens of “CBD cafés” suddenly opened across the country. Exploiting a legal loophole originally created for hemp farmers, the ...
The unbearable whiteness of weed: Canada’s booming cannabis industry has a race problem [02.08.2019] The Canadian cannabis industry is booming. From giant industrial operations such as Canopy Growth to smaller “luxury” cannabis retailers, to an array ...
Ottawa unveils new pot-pardon application system [01.08.2019] Justice Minister David Lametti unveiled unveiled a free and quicker way for Canadians to apply for pardons for simple cannabis possession. The new on ...

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