Items tagged with legalization

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Mumbaiites fight to legalise marijuana [27.12.2017] The Bangalore-based founder of the Great Legalisation Movement (GLM), Viki Vaurora, wrote to the Prime Minister asking him to legalise hemp — leaves ...
California's top marijuana regulator talks about what to expect Jan. 1, when legal pot market opens [25.12.2017] California's legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the we ...
With legalization ahead, nonprofit’s certification program will test businesses offering pot products [24.12.2017] Marijuana consumers are likely to have a flood of options when pot becomes legal next summer and now a not-for-profit group is stepping in to help de ...
Government's cannabis plans include legal defence for terminal patients who use [20.12.2017] The Government will not be legalising the medicinal use of cannabis in New Zealand, but it will allow terminal patients caught growing cannabis to us ...
Marijuana doomsday didn't come [19.12.2017] It's been a five years since Colorado's voters approved Constitutional Amendment 64, legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. Sales commenced ...
Lawmakers, pot growers say California's marijuana cultivation rules favor big corporate farms [18.12.2017] California’s new rules allowing marijuana cultivation favor large corporate farms despite a promise in Proposition 64 that small growers would be pro ...
Jeff Sessions isn’t giving up on weed. He’s doubling down [16.12.2017] When president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform were suddenly sei ...
Marc Emery was right; Julian Fantino was wrong [15.12.2017] It seems absurd that Marc and Jodi Emery, who have spent years fighting the unjust laws against marijuana, in and out of prison, can’t now sell the p ...
You want ganja to be legal in India? These MPs want it too [15.12.2017] There are many issues Indian lawmakers need to discuss in the Winter Session of Parliament includes a private member’s bill to legalise cannabis. Dha ...
Following marijuana legalization, teen drug use is down in Colorado [11.12.2017] Following legalization, the rate of adolescent marijuana use in Colorado has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade, according to new federal ...
Yes, legalizing marijuana breaks treaties. We can deal with that [11.12.2017] Buzzing in the background of Canada’s debate on cannabis legalization is the issue of the three UN drug control treaties, and what to do with them. T ...
How Uruguay made legal highs work [10.12.2017] Uruguay’s switch to a legal marijuana market has not been without its hitches. Notably the resistance of most pharmacists to act as outlets for the r ...
The legal marijuana market is exploding — it'll hit almost $10 billion sales in this year [08.12.2017] The market for legal marijuana is heating up in a big way. Legal marijuana sales are predicted to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017, accordin ...
Justice ministry manipulated studies into cannabis policy [07.12.2017] Senior justice ministry officials directly interfered with independent research into the ministry’s own cannabis policy, current affairs programme Ni ...
California’s limit on big growers just vanished. Here’s why [06.12.2017] In an unexpected move that has small cannabis farmers and some state lawmakers up in arms, California regulators have created a licensing loophole th ...
Legalization of marijuana unlikely to kill Canada’s black market right away [04.12.2017] From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen ...
Federal marijuana legislation approved by House of Commons, moves on to Senate [28.11.2017] The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana by next summer is a step closer. Bill C-45 received final approval Monday in the House of Commons ...
Federal government proposes 'micro' cultivation licences for small growers, rolls out public cannabis consultation [21.11.2017] The federal government has proposed a licensing program that could allow for more of B.C.'s 'micro' producers to be included in the legal mix. Health ...
Here are the new rules for legal marijuana in California, effective Jan. 1 [17.11.2017] Cannabis businesses in California can’t be within 600 feet of schools. Shops have to close by 10 p.m., and they need 24-hour video surveillance. Thos ...
Brazil must legalise drugs – its existing policy just destroys lives [15.11.2017] The war raging in Rocinha, Latin America’s largest favela, has already been lost. Rooted in a dispute between gangs for control of drug trafficking, ...
Two thirds of Germans are against cannabis legalization, survey shows [13.11.2017] 63 percent of German citizens are opposed to the legalization of marijuana, a new survey released by research institute Forsa has found. 34 percent o ...
Luxembourg legalises medical marijuana, but it's 'not solution to everything' [09.11.2017] The Luxembourg Health Ministry led by Lydia Mutsch announced that a government bill legalising cannabis for medical use will soon come into force. Th ...
California proposes armored cars to transport pot tax money [07.11.2017] California should use armored cars to transport hundreds of millions of dollars in cash tax payments expected next year with the state's legal mariju ...
Ready or not, recreational marijuana use is coming to Canada [04.11.2017] Proposing legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana was the easy part for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. With about eight months to g ...
Canada government facing resistance from Senate over pot law [03.11.2017] The Canadian government’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana by next July could be in jeopardy, with opposition brewing among some in the Senate ...
High taxes on legal pot in California could mean black market will thrive [30.10.2017] State and local taxes on marijuana could surpass 45% in some parts of California, jeopardizing efforts to bring all growers and sellers into a state- ...
Record-high support for legalizing marijuana use in U.S. [25.10.2017] Americans continue to warm to legalizing marijuana, with 64% now saying its use should be made legal. This is the highest level of public support Gal ...
Another country is getting ready to vote on legalizing cannabis [20.10.2017] The newly-elected prime minister of New Zealand has said she wants a national discussion on legalizing cannabis. Jacinda Ardern said that she will wo ...
Recognized for controversy, Vancouver's former drug czar says the fentanyl crisis requires legalizing heroin [11.10.2017] “Heroin at your corner store.” That was the title of a speech that Donald MacPherson delivered in acceptance of the 2017 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize ...
What a probable Jamaica coalition means for possible cannabis legalisation in Germany [05.10.2017] With the SPD out of the picture, Merkel will depend on two smaller parties, the Liberal Democrats (FDP) and Green Party (Die Grünen) to form a govern ...
Will Canada be able to fully legalize and regulate marijuana by July? [05.10.2017] Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by next July, but increasin ...
Alaska voters reject local bans on legalized marijuana by wide margins [04.10.2017] Voters in some parts of Alaska rejected efforts to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation’s largest stat ...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2016 [30.09.2017] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Annual Report for 2016 is, as usual, a mixed bag of high quality data and sometimes doubtful politic ...
Quebec to set legal marijuana consumption age at 18 [29.09.2017] The legal age to buy marijuana in Quebec will be 18, in order to prevent young people from buying their pot on the black market, government sources h ...
Legal loophole in DC creates bizarre pot bazaar [28.09.2017] A 2014 ballot initiative to legalize recreational use passed overwhelmingly in Washington DC. But unlike the eight states that have legalized recreat ...
Why marijuana prohibition failed, and how legalization can succeed [24.09.2017] Why is Canada legalizing marijuana, and why does the move – if done right – make sense? It's all about harm reduction. Smoking marijuana has real hea ...
Di Rupo lance une expérience scientifique et médicale sur le cannabis [21.09.2017] En marge de la proposition de loi déposée à la chambre par le parti socialiste visant un modèle belge de réglementation du cannabis, le président Eli ...
Legalization of cannabis proposed [20.09.2017] Pawel Bartoszek, a member of Parliament for Viðreisn (The Reform Party) has proposed a bill for the legalization of cannabis in Iceland. The proposed ...
“Despite the rise of gang crime, youth crime has been falling” [18.09.2017] As Justice Minister between 1996 and 2001, Frank Jensen opposed legalising cannabis. But after becoming Lord Mayor of Copenhagen in 2010, he changed ...
The marijuana war has gone local, and pot advocates are losing — badly [17.09.2017] The fight over the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts isn’t over. But one side has already gone home. Last November, a well-funded and well-o ...
End the gang war by setting cannabis free [14.09.2017] Until the early 2000s, Copenhagen’s cannabis trade was centred in Christiania, an autonomous enclave of the city featuring around two dozen stalls wh ...
Uruguay setting up dedicated cannabis dispensaries after banks scare off pharmacies [14.09.2017] Uruguay’s government announced that it is changing its retail system for legalized marijuana because banks are making it difficult for pharmacies to ...
Marijuana use in the U.S. has increased since 2005, but not because of legislation, study says [12.09.2017] American adults are smoking more pot, but increased cannabis use does not appear to be due to wider availability of legal marijuana, a new study show ...
Legal marijuana is almost here. If only pot farmers were on board [09.09.2017] More than nine months after California voted to legalize recreational marijuana, only a small share of the tens of thousands of cannabis farmers in N ...
LCBO subsidiary to manage Ontario marijuana sales [08.09.2017] The Ontario government is launching a monopoly of cannabis stores as a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, a plan private retailers sa ...
Teen marijuana use falls to 20-year low, defying legalization opponents’ predictions [07.09.2017] In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation's 12- to 17-year-olds dropped to their lowest level in more than two decades, according federal surv ...
How legalization caused the price of marijuana to collapse [05.09.2017] All the diverse effects of legalizing recreational marijuana may not be clear for a number of years, but one consequence has become evident almost im ...
Washington’s pot law hasn’t meant more use by kids, new study says [01.09.2017] Youth use of pot and cannabis-abuse treatment admissions have not increased in Washington since marijuana was legalized, according to a new analysis ...
Anti-legalization group urges feds to “systematically shut down” cannabis industry [30.08.2017] This month, governors from Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana, each sent letters to th ...
How Anti-Mafia laws could bring down legal pot [28.08.2017] Earlier this summer, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado decided that the "noxious odors" from a pot farm could be lowering nearby pro ...

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