Items tagged with cannabis

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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 ...
The UN Drug Control Conventions [31.12.2019] For more than ten years, TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme has been studying the UN drug control conventions and the institutional architecture of th ...
Britons who legally smoke cannabis in the US 'risk being deported' [15.11.2019] A legal expert at an international immigration firm has warned British tourists and employees that if they smoke marijuana in the US, even in states ...
Battered cannabis investors still seek bottom after Canopy plunges [15.11.2019] Canopy Growth Corp. led another mass selloff in the Canadian cannabis space after an earnings miss had investors once again looking for a bottom in t ...
Canadian cannabis group appeals to Trudeau to help fix industry challenges [15.11.2019] An industry group representing Canada’s biggest cannabis companies is appealing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help address some of the industry ...
Two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization [14.11.2019] Two-thirds of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a new Pew Research ...
Cannabis use disorder is rising in U.S. states where weed is legal [13.11.2019] Rates of cannabis use disorder have risen in U.S. states where the drug has been legalized, including among children and teenagers, according to a st ...
Drug law failing its purpose as undeserving people get jailed [11.11.2019] A “draconian” drug law in Malta has forced a magistrate to jail a 39-year-old woman for six months for cultivating six small cannabis plants for her ...
Cannabis in Thailand: How far will the green gold rush go? [07.11.2019] Thailand made headlines all over the world last December when it became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize cannabis for medical use and ...
Delhi HC seeks Centre's stand on use of cannabis [07.11.2019] The Delhi High Court has sought Centre's response over a plea filed by Great Legalisation Movement India Trust (GLMIT) challenging certain provisions ...
Is the ‘War on Drugs’ over? Arrest statistics say No [05.11.2019] Despite bipartisan calls to treat drug addiction as a public health issue rather than as a crime — and despite the legalization of marijuana in more ...
Cannabis shows potential for treating PTSD: New study [05.11.2019] The results of clinical trials testing cannabis as a PTSD treatment are pending. Previous research has linked cannabis use with poorer mental health ...
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 ...
All dried up: How Bay Street cashed in on the cannabis frenzy before the carnage [01.11.2019] The warning signs were there all summer, but it wasn’t until the first business day of September that the reckoning arrived for Canadian cannabis com ...
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 ...
Glimmer of hope for cannabis industry as talks continue with US [31.10.2019] Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Investment, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Dermon Spence has indicated that there could be headway in sig ...
Regulated marijuana trial must not encourage use, ministers say [30.10.2019] The Dutch government experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation must not give the impression that the state is encouraging the use of the drug, ...
Study finds declining trend in prevalence of cannabis use disorder among frequent users [30.10.2019] The prevalence of cannabis use disorder decreased in 2002 to 2016 among frequent users,, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Ma ...
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 ...
Risks of cannabis use for mental health treatment outweigh benefits [28.10.2019] The use of cannabis medicines to treat people with depression, anxiety, psychosis or other mental health issues cannot be justified because there is ...
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 ...
South Africa’s budding cannabis industry is waiting for regulations to catch up [20.10.2019] South Africa’s budding cannabis industry has made huge strides over the last year since the Constitutional Court upheld South Africans’ right to priv ...
Demand for illegal cannabis still high, 1 year after legalization [17.10.2019] One year after the federal government legalized recreational marijuana, 60 per cent of Canadians are still buying the drug on the black market or fro ...
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 ...
Cannabis extract may work as a treatment for cannabis addiction [13.10.2019] For people who are addicted to cannabis, one treatment option may be, paradoxically, to take pills containing an extract of cannabis. The first test ...
Grading cannabis strength ‘will improve mental health of users’ [13.10.2019] Standard units for grading the potency of cannabis – similar to those already used for alcohol – would result in significant improvements in the ment ...
Jamaica joins global stock markets in bracing for impact of Cannabis Banking Bill [11.10.2019] The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has joined other stock markets across the globe in bracing for the impact of the Cannabis Banking Bill, which is cur ...
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 ...
Moroccco takes up foreign marijuana hybrids [10.10.2019] Morocco’s rugged Rif Mountains have long been renowned for their cannabis but traditional varieties are being smoked out by foreign hybrids offering ...
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 ...
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 ...
State marijuana packaging must be ‘as unattractive as possible’ [02.10.2019] More rules about the pending experiments with regulated marijuana production are becoming clear. In particular, officials are keen to make sure non-u ...
Vape bans and lung disease: Picking through the Feds’ framing [02.10.2019] The feds have been finessing their approach to vaping, amid outcries over both an outbreak of lung disease and the impact of bans of vape flavors on ...
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 ...
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 ...
Shaw sees glimmer of banking hope for ganja businesses [27.09.2019] Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, has welcomed news of the passage of the SAFE Banking Act in the United States ...

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