Items tagged with european drug policy

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Amsterdam mayor wants Europe to decriminalize cocaine: “War on drugs isn’t working [07.10.2022] Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema believes that Europe should decriminalize the sale of cocaine, like various countries already allow the sale of cannabi ...
Could Germany’s impending cannabis legalization prop up Canada’s flagging producers? [18.09.2022] First-mover advantage: It’s a phrase long used by Canadian cannabis companies that have spent billions of dollars to accelerate their international s ...
Germany’s move to legalise cannabis slows over fears of clash with EU laws [12.09.2022] Legal hurdles are slowing down German plans to allow the controlled distribution of cannabis among adults, with fears that a badly crafted law to leg ...
Czechia, mulling cannabis decriminalisation, calls for joint EU action [08.09.2022] Czech National Anti-drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil wants to strictly regulate the Czech cannabis market as cannabis sales should be decriminalised ...
Luxembourg leads the charge for a new European drug policy [17.07.2022] On Friday 15 July, representatives from Germany, the Netherlands, and Malta met at Senningen Castle and agreed that they want to switch to a differen ...
Germany’s move to legalise cannabis expected to create ‘domino effect’ [01.07.2022] Germany is mulling over the consequences of soon becoming the world’s largest potential market for legally sold cannabis, as the country’s left-liber ...
More than half of Europeans support cannabis legalization - report [07.04.2022] More than half of the European population support legalization of adult use of cannabis and around 30% of them are interested in purchasing it, accor ...
The green wave hits Europe: Recent cannabis regulation initiatives in Europe [15.03.2022]
Europe should follow Malta's example on cannabis reform, says minister [09.02.2022] Malta’s new cannabis rules should serve as a model for other European states of how to end the unnecessary prosecution of low-level drug users and st ...
Germany legalizes – how does Sweden act? [23.12.2021] "Does the Swedish government see a need of acting within the EU and vis-à-vis Germany in response to the country’s plans to legalize cannabis to ensu ...
In first for Europe, Malta to legalize recreational marijuana, with several other countries on the cusp [13.12.2021] “The transatlantic winds of change that have been blowing in the Americas for a while have now reached the shores in Europe,” Tom Blickman of the Ams ...
After Malta, Germany set to make pot mainstream [02.12.2021] The European Union is currently a hotchpotch of different approaches to cannabis use, ranging from complete prohibition to different levels of decrim ...
Mettre «fin au tabou du cannabis et le dépolitiser» [26.10.2021] Le gouvernement peut mieux faire. C'est la mention qu'attribue, ce mardi matin sur les ondes de 100,7, le Dr. Alain Origer, aux annonces concernant l ...
Ouvertures sur le cannabis : «Une solution insuffisante» [26.10.2021] En Luxembourg chaque ménage sera autorisé à cultiver quatre plants. Il revient par contre aussi sur l’annonce en grande pompe de la légalisation du c ...
Government scales back legal cannabis plans in policy revamp [22.10.2021] Luxembourg's governing coalition continues to drag its feet on fulfilling its election promise to legalise the production and sale of cannabis, but c ...
Graft, drug trafficking threaten Albania's chances of joining EU [04.10.2021] Researcher Fatjona Mejdini states that the drug problem had its roots in 1991, when Albania went from an isolated communist dictatorship straight to ...
Germany: Cannabis legalization becomes election campaign issue [26.06.2021] With watershed elections looming in Germany, some politicians are talking about a new approach to drug control. The opposition Free Democrats (FDP), ...
Drug use steady despite lockdowns: EU agency [09.06.2021] The severe restrictions on movement and activities during the coronavirus pandemic had little effect on Europeans' appetite for illegal drugs in 2020 ...
Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis. The main obstacle? Islamist opposition [13.05.2021] The stakes for legalising cannabis in Morocco are rising. On 11 March, the Moroccan government approved Cannabis Legalization Framework, Bill 13-21, ...
Should the EU help legalize cannabis farms in Morocco? [28.04.2021] Should draft legislation clear the final hurdles in the next few weeks, Morocco could become the second Arab country to legalize cannabis. Lebanon wa ...
This cannabis giant has European targets in its sights ahead of U.S. legalization frenzy, CEO says [12.04.2021] Cannabis deals in Europe will help pot giant Aphria build up a war chest ahead of an expected frenzy of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. High-mar ...
EU top court rules that CBD is not a narcotic drug [19.11.2020] The European Union's highest court ruled today that cannabidiol (CBD) isn't a narcotic drug. The decision by the Court of Justice of the European Uni ...
A new EU Drug Strategy is being repared by the German presidency [08.10.2020] The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) sent an open letter to the members of the Horizontal Working Party on Drugs (HDG) to reject the EU Dr ...
Controversial new EU drug agenda puts Europe, Morocco at risk [12.09.2020] The EU is planning to combine migration, counter-terrorism, and security in its new repressive anti-drug agenda that could have far-reaching conseque ...
The EU should not fight drugs but reduce harms [05.08.2020] The European Commission has published its new EU drug strategy (now called the Drugs Agenda), which is part of a wider Security Union strategy entitl ...
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 ...
UN body preparing for December vote on WHO cannabis recommendations despite coronavirus [28.05.2020] A document prepared by the chair of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has laid out a course to keep on track for December’s key v ...
EU court advises against hemp-derived oil imports ban [20.05.2020] Prohibiting imports of cannabidiol oil (CBD) from other member states is contrary to EU law since there is no scientific evidence that hemp-based pro ...
European Commission proposes unified EU vote on WHO cannabis scheduling recommendations [15.01.2020] In advance of the March session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the European Commission has proposed that EU member nations vote in fav ...
La légalisation du cannabis récréatif dans les limbes [04.12.2019] Si l'usage thérapeutique du cannabis est déjà entré dans une phase de test, son emploi «à des fins récréatives» n'est pas encore à l'ordre du jour de ...
Cannabis sales in EU raise $13 billion for crime gangs [26.11.2019] Europeans spent at least 11.6 billion euros (£9.9 billion) in 2017 on illegal cannabis purchases, confirming marijuana as the largest drugs market in ...
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 ...
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 ...
'Time to try something else' [10.08.2019] Luxembourg steps up preparations for new legislation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. "After decades of repressive policies, we have acknowle ...
Pass the Duchy: Luxembourg’s grand plan to legalize cannabis [30.07.2019] Luxembourg has ambitions to legalize recreational cannabis and convince other European countries to do the same. The Duchy would legalize the entire ...
Seiveright urges European stakeholders to bolster cannabis push [27.06.2019] Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Delano Seiveright, encouraged European stakeholders to continue to pursue further cannabis-related refo ...
Global marijuana use rose by 60 percent over the past decade [26.06.2019] The global story about cannabis — the most-used recreational drug in the world — is about as fuzzy as your body feels after taking your first hit. Wh ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Cannabis regulation and local authorities in Europe [31.03.2019] Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, loc ...
Bankers circling Europe's growing cannabis market [05.03.2019] Investors who are eager for the cannabis industry in Europe to emulate the boom in pot-stock listings in Canada may not have much longer to wait, jud ...
Cannabis in the City [01.03.2019] Lately, there have been clear signs of a shift in governments’ approaches to recreational cannabis. Uruguay in 2013 and Canada in 2018 – as well as a ...
European Parliament passes cannabis resolution, joins WHO in supporting medical marijuana [13.02.2019] Following reports about the World Health Organization (WHO) recommending a rescheduling of cannabis and several of its key components under internati ...
Cannabis strength doubles across Europe in 11 years [30.12.2018] Cannabis potency has doubled across Europe in the past decade, according to the first study to track changes in the drug across the continent. The st ...
Harm reduction is the right way to treat drug abuse [24.11.2018] Portugal’s policies are based on “harm reduction” approaches pioneered in countries such as Switzerland in the 1980s. The idea is to emphasise treatm ...
How 'fixing rooms' are saving the lives of drug addicts [21.11.2018] All over Europe, every day, many thousands of people will inject heroin in drug consumption rooms. But none of these will be in the UK, where drug ad ...
Money launderers are taking EU to the cleaners, experts say [30.09.2018] European Union nations may boast the world's most stringent anti-money laundering rules, but recent scandals show that criminals are good at exploiti ...
Big opportunities in Europe's cannabis market come with big risks [16.05.2018] Interest is running very high among cannabis entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the prospect of an expanded European cannabis market. Europe is h ...
Europe is losing the fight against dirty money [02.04.2018] Rob Wainwright, who will be leaving his post as Europol director after almost a decade, said: “One of my favorite frustrations is on financial crime ...
The EU adopts its most progressive drug action plan ever [25.07.2017] Although it was without much fanfare that the European Commission, in July 2017, published the new Action Plan on Drugs (2017-2020), the drug policy ...
Albania cracks down on cannabis trade ahead of hoped-for EU talks [21.07.2017] Thousands of small producers have made Albania, Europe’s second-poorest country, its biggest open-air producer of cannabis, exported mainly to wester ...

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