Items tagged with legalization

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Cannabis referendum: Marijuana not so bad for you, won't turn your hair green [08.07.2020] Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says cannabis won't make your teeth fall out or turn your hair green - and criminalising it is an injustice to thou ...
Thousands more pot shops needed to end illicit market: Fire & Flower CEO [06.07.2020] Canada needs to open as many as 4,000 cannabis stores, more than triple the current number of licensed outlets, if policymakers want to eliminate the ...
5 ways the UK could legalise cannabis [02.07.2020] With more than half of people in the UK in favour of legalising the recreational use of cannabis, and countries around the world adopting more libera ...
Is the Netherlands finally heading for legalisation? [01.07.2020] Supplying coffeeshops with cannabis is illegal, so this is being done through a complicated ‘back-door’ policy. There might be a change coming with t ...
Growing majority of Kiwis support legalising cannabis, new poll finds [29.06.2020] A growing majority of New Zealanders support legalising cannabis for personal use, according to a new poll just three months from a national referend ...
Cannabis legalization bill clears first hurdle [21.06.2020] A bill to legalize cannabis use in Israel was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, passing its first hurdle on the way to becoming ...
Switzerland releases details on recreational marijuana experiment, but full legalization likely years away [17.06.2020] The lower house of Switzerland’s Federal Assembly approved a bill paving the way for a pilot research program that would permit the temporary product ...
Growers association calls ganja industry a failed experiment [15.06.2020] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPAJ) says despite the success of several Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) operators, Jamaica's regul ...
Saint Lucia cabinet to deliberate on cannabis commission’s proposals [15.06.2020] Over ten months since the Saint Lucia government announced the formation of a Cannabis Commission, a report has been presented to the cabinet of mini ...
Cannabis-Modellprojekt in Bremen kann kommen [11.06.2020] Bremen wird also nach dem 2017 gescheiterten Vorstoß im Bundesrat (damals gemeinsam mit Thüringen) nun für die Landesebene prüfen, unter welchen Bedi ...
Government announces plan to advance cannabis legalization reforms [09.06.2020] The two biggest parties making up the new government said they would push for increased legalization of cannabis use, a week after the police ministe ...
Legalise it? Public invited to have a say [04.06.2020] Draft legislation for the legalisation of cannabis is to be put out for public consultation in Bermuda, the Attorney-General said. Kathy Lynn Simmons ...
Switzerland green lights recreational marijuana trial [03.06.2020] Switzerland’s National Council has approved a plan to start cannabis trials for recreational use. If it is to be legalised however, the government sa ...
Former PM, police investigator, among Kiwis backing cannabis legalisation campaign [01.06.2020] The New Zealand Drug Foundation's "Our Own Terms" campaign features Tim McKinnel, alongside former Prime Minister Helen Clark, psychiatrist Hinemoa E ...
National leader Todd Muller signals cannabis legislation will have his support if New Zealand votes 'yes' [26.05.2020] National leader Todd Muller says his party will likely support the legalisation of cannabis if New Zealand votes "yes" in the upcoming referendum. Na ...
Cannabis crop could contribute $490m a year to government coffers [26.05.2020] The Government's coffers could be winners if cannabis is legalised. Work by the NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) shows a legal cannabis indu ...
Big source of illicit cannabis, Albania mulls legalising medical use [25.05.2020] On May 9, Albania’s Socialist Party Prime Minister, Edi Rama, announced that his government had been quietly working for the past year on a bill that ...
Lavish parties, greedy pols and panic rooms: How the ‘Apple of Pot’ collapsed [24.05.2020] MedMen looked to become the Apple of pot, the first mainstream, nationwide consumer brand for the product that drove so many Americans to ingest and ...
Years after legalizing marijuana, voters see it as a huge success [20.05.2020] Residents in nine of the 11 states that have legalized the adult use of cannabis have no regrets about ending prohibition. In fact, according to a ne ...
Illinois announces $31 million In marijuana revenue-funded grants to repair drug war’s harms [19.05.2020] Illinois is putting its marijuana money where its mouth is, announcing that $31.5 million in restorative justice grants are now available thanks to t ...
It’s time to admit it: Drug dealers should be considered essential workers [19.05.2020] Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard stories about how the pandemic has disrupted the global narcotics trade. In Mexico, it’s messing up business for ...
Legalising the cannabis economy takes a Covid-19 hit [19.05.2020] Delays in passing new laws governing the possession and use of cannabis, caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, have placed on hold the development of a di ...
Minimum legal age for cannabis use should be 19, study suggests [13.05.2020] The optimal minimum legal age for non-medical cannabis use is 19 years of age, according to a study published in BMC Public Health. Researchers inves ...
Albania, once haven of illicit cannabis, set to legalise crop for medical use [12.05.2020] Albania plans to legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, six years after beginning a crackdown on an illegal trade that turned it, ...
Albanian gov't working to legalize cultivation of medical cannabis [10.05.2020] The Albanian government is close to concluding a draft law which allows for the cultivation of medical cannabis in the country. According to Rama, th ...
Ontario’s legal pot stores celebrate one year in business — but most cannabis users are still buying illegally [06.05.2020] Canada’s black market of pot is still riding rampant over licensed retailers, a year into what many say continues to be a slow rollout of brick-and-m ...
Government reveals cannabis referendum legalisation details [01.05.2020] Proposed cannabis legalisation will ban items designed to appeal to young people, set a four-year prison term for selling to under 20-year-olds and a ...
Lebanon has legalised cannabis growing, but its political class are muscling in on small farmers [27.04.2020] Lebanon is set to become the first Arab country to legalise the growing and export of medical cannabis in hopes of rescuing the economy - at least th ...
Lebanon passes legislation legalizing medical marijuana cultivation as economy struggles amid coronavirus fallout [21.04.2020] The Lebanese parliament passed legislation to legalize cannabis cultivation for medical and industrial purposes, a move that was recommended by econo ...
Stoners cheered when Canada legalised cannabis. How did it go so wrong? [05.04.2020] Two years on, the Canadian cannabis legalisation experiment hasn’t quite turned out as we reformers had hoped. The black market is still vibrant whil ...
Amid the crisis, marijuana legalization in New York will have to wait again [03.04.2020] During New York’s worst health crisis in a lifetime, a deadline came up to put forth a provision to legalize adult-use marijuana. With other concerns ...
Defaulted Lebanon hopes to pay off debts with cannabis [30.03.2020] The Lebanese government is looking to cannabis cultivation for medicinal and industrial purposes to improve the country's economic situation. Lebanon ...
Why the 'legalization' of cannabis is not what Ghanaians think it is [21.03.2020] Parliament passed the new Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019, which enhanced the powers of the country’s Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) to over ...
Ghana legalizes cannabis for health and industrial purposes [21.03.2020] Ghana has legalized the use of cannabis for health and industrial purposes as it joins other African countries hoping to derive economic and health b ...
'The legal stuff is garbage': why Canada's cannabis black market keeps thriving [18.03.2020] Cannabis may be legal in Vancouver but visitors looking to score are likely to run into a seemingly counterintuitive suggestion: try the black market ...
Lebanon set to legalise medical, industrial cannabis cultivation [12.03.2020] Lebanon's parliament is set to vote on a law that would legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical and industrial use in an effort to boost its ...
‘Legalise cannabis’: Tripura BJP leader writes to PM Modi [11.03.2020] As the Tripura government continues its crackdown on cannabis, a state BJP leader has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking legalisation o ...
Fears of drug abuse aside, Indonesia should give medical marijuana more thought [08.03.2020] The cannabis plant is not new to Indonesia. According to Inang Winarso, executive director of the Sativa Nusantara Foundation, an organisation active ...
Mexico’s Senate approves marijuana regulation [04.03.2020] The commissions of Justice, Health, and Legislative Studies of Mexico’s Senate broadly approved the ruling that seeks to regulate cannabis. During ov ...
Enquête L’Economiste-Sunergia: Cachez-moi ce fumeur de cannabis que je ne saurais voir! [04.03.2020] Voici une enquête qui va briser un tabou dans la consommation du canna­bis. A la question, «existe-t-il dans votre entourage proche ou connaissez-vou ...
Rien de définitif sur le cannabis récréatif [02.03.2020] La ministre de la Santé confirme qu'un document de travail provisoire circule entre ses services et les autorités judiciaires. Mais aucun texte défin ...
Malawi legalises cannabis amid hopes of fresh economic growth [28.02.2020] Malawi has passed a bill decriminalising cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes, almost five years after a motion to legalise industrial hemp ...
Details revealed of Luxembourg joint-a-day weed plan [24.02.2020] Luxembourg plans to allow people to buy 30 grammes of cannabis per month – enough for anywhere between one to three joints a day – according to detai ...
New Zealanders back legal weed once they know the facts - poll [21.02.2020] Kiwis will vote to legalise cannabis if they actually know what they're voting on, pro-legalisation campaigners have claimed. A referendum later this ...
Legalising cannabis: Supporters, opponents take swipes at each other as polls show knife-edge decision [21.02.2020] Recent polls on legalising recreational cannabis in New Zealand show support falling for the 'yes' vote, but also a significant number of undecideds ...
Teen use of cannabis has dropped in New Zealand, but legalisation could make access easier [20.02.2020] As New Zealand prepares for a referendum on legalising recreational cannabis, surveys show opposite trends for cannabis use by adults and adolescents ...
Everyone scared of legal weed was freaking out over nothing: report [19.02.2020] Despite concerns that legalizing weed would lead to all hell breaking loose, most things have remained the same—and teens are reporting consuming les ...
Los Angeles to dismiss 66,000 marijuana convictions [14.02.2020] Los Angeles moved this week to dismiss nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions, years after the state voted to legalize the drug. The county is working w ...
No legal sales in new cannabis Bill [14.02.2020] South Africans will be allowed to possess up to 600g of dried cannabis in the privacy of their homes for personal use, but can forget about selling t ...
Nepal lawmakers seek to legalize growing, using marijuana [10.02.2020] Ruling party lawmakers have proposed legalizing marijuana in Nepal, where it has been used for generations and was famed during the counterculture '6 ...

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