Items tagged with european drug policy

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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 ...
Possession of cannabis for personal use [01.01.2020] The legal status of cannabis for personal use is one of the most controversial policy issues in the European Union. Although cannabis is a classified ...
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 ...
Albania grapples with cannabis, a hurdle to EU accession [21.06.2017] As Albania gears up for elections, one huge challenge facing the Balkan country has been low on the campaign agendas: the scourge of its cannabis fie ...
Cannabis legislation in Europe [15.03.2017] At a time of increased debate on the laws controlling the use of cannabis in the European Union, this report answers some of the questions most often ...
Europe's outdoor cannabis capital [01.12.2016] Albania has become the largest producer of outdoor-grown cannabis in Europe. The potent plant has been described as "green gold" for struggling farme ...
Drugs in Europe: Not mind-stretching enough [17.06.2016] European countries’ reforms have lost momentum, or even slipped backwards. Most drug-policy experts consider this a shame. The reformist countries’ e ...
EU Drug Markets Report [04.04.2016] The 2016 EU Drug Markets Report provides a unique insight into the operation of illicit drug markets in the EU. The report assesses the impact of the ...
Nick Clegg launches campaign to persuade EU leaders to back reform of drug laws [01.10.2015] Nick Clegg is launching a campaign to persuade EU leaders to back global reform of drugs laws, warning that the current punitive approach has failed ...
Civil society urges EU leadership on drug policy ahead of UNGASS [20.07.2015] The Budapest Group is a network of European NGOs working in the field of drug policy reform, including Harm Reduction International, the Global Drug ...
Weeded out [05.06.2015] In 2000 a report by Europe’s drug agency (EMCDDA) found that Britain had an unusually large number of young cannabis users: they "topped the EU leagu ...
Bans on legal highs will drive booming trade underground, drug experts warn [03.06.2015] The booming trade in legal highs will go underground in the face of blanket bans, such as that now being debated in Britain, European drug experts ha ...
Germany may ban EU citizens driving after smoking pot [22.04.2015] Foreigners from EU states caught in driving under the influence of a small amount of cannabis can be banned from driving in Germany, the European Cou ...
Belgium: Allotments for cannabis smokers [24.03.2015] Cannabis is by far the most frequently consumed illegal drug in Europe, although producing it privately is illegal in the EU. Right outside the gates ...
Why is Europe refusing to change course on drugs? [03.02.2015] Is Europe being left behind? Sometimes it feels that way. In the US, Colorado and Washington have regulated recreational cannabis use, with Oregon an ...
Legal, illegal, ganz egal? Cannabis in Europa [30.01.2015] Cannabis ist in Europa die mit Abstand am meisten konsumierte Droge. Fast jeder hat schon mal gekifft. Dennoch ist es in allen europäischen Ländern i ...
Cannabis policy reform in Europe [27.12.2014] While in the Americas cannabis policy reform is taking off, Europe seems to be lagging behind. That is to say, in European nations at the level of na ...
Reform der Cannabispolitik in Europa [27.12.2014] Während die Reform der Cannabispolitik in Amerika Fahrt aufnimmt, scheint Europa hinterherzuhinken. Genauer gesagt, die europäischen Staaten auf nati ...
How powerful synthetic drugs will upend drug markets globally [01.12.2014] Illicit drugs made from plants (e.g., cocaine, heroin) are being replaced in some national drug markets by those that are synthesized (e.g., methamph ...
Albania cracks down on marijuana production in key southern village [18.06.2014] With the fruits of its labor turning up in Italy, Greece and, last year, Germany, Albania has come under increasing pressure from the European Union ...
European policy on khat [30.04.2014] The UK and the Netherlands commissioned distinguished scholars and experts to study the social and clinical harms of khat. These experts argued that ...
Europe, it’s time to regulate cannabis! [05.03.2014] The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a great innovation of the Treaty of Lisbon, enabling EU citizens to call directly on the European Commissi ...
Cannabis: l'UE espère une décision "réfléchie" du Maroc [10.02.2014] L'Union européenne, qui collabore avec les autorités marocaines pour lutter contre le trafic de drogue, ne veut pas s'immiscer dans le débat sur la l ...

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