Items tagged with regulation

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Morocco grants first authorizations for legal cannabis industry [05.10.2022] The Cannabis Activities Regulatory Agency (ANRAC), a brand new organization to regulate the legal cultivation of cannabis, issued ten permits for pro ...
Amsterdam council to vote against banning tourists from coffeeshops [30.09.2022] Amsterdam council will vote against a proposal to enforce a national ban against tourists in coffeeshops, where cannabis is smoked. Mayor Femke Halse ...
German SPD representatives confident a solution to international legal hurdles will be found [29.09.2022] Earlier this month news broke of recent analysis conducted by the Bundestag’s scientific service suggested the creation of a legal recreational canna ...
Government needs to speed up cannabis law reform, say protesters [19.09.2022] Various groups protested on the lawns of the Union Buildings over the slow pace and haphazard approach to cannabis law reform and regulation in South ...
Golding promises special treatment for small farmers, Rastas, Maroons in ganja industry [18.09.2022] Small farmers, the Maroons and Rastafarians are to be given special treatment in the ganja industry whenever the People’s National Party (PNP) next f ...
Vobořil is looking for support for the regulated legal sale of cannabis [12.09.2022] The new model of cannabis regulation in the Czech Republic envisages controlled sales in specialized branches, the liberalization of the use of canna ...
The reality of legal weed in California: Huge illegal grows, violence, worker exploitation and deaths [08.09.2022] Proposition 64, California’s 2016 landmark cannabis initiative, sold voters on the promise a legal market would cripple the drug’s outlaw trade, with ...
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 ...
Cannabis authority yet to start issuing licences, months after law introduced [29.08.2022] New rules on cannabis use came into force in Malta in December after parliament approved a new law aimed at further decriminalising the substance. Th ...
Pondoland: South Africa's cannabis growers left behind by legalisation plans [21.08.2022] For generations, people in South Africa's Eastern Cape have made their living growing cannabis. You might expect that as the country moves to legalis ...
Colombia, largest cocaine supplier to U.S., considers decriminalizing [20.08.2022] Colombia is the largest producer of cocaine in the world, the source of more than 90 percent of the drug seized in the United States. It’s home to th ...
High street? Dutch ecstasy ‘shop’ shows possible way for drug reform [18.08.2022] For campaigners advocating drug liberalisation, it is an image that is almost too good to be true: a store down a cobbled street in Utrecht legally s ...
Cannabis trial: Basel pharmacies to charge black-market prices [18.08.2022] The first Swiss project on the legal sale of cannabis in pharmacies will start on September 15 in canton Basel City. Hemp users over 18 can now regis ...
Germany will legalize cannabis — but nobody knows when [17.08.2022] Cannabis has become a part of everyday culture in Germany and now, policymaking. The coalition government of center-left Social Democrats (SPD), envi ...
German Health Minister lays out next steps for cannabis legalisation [17.08.2022] The SPD Health Minister coming out for legalisation put an end to some rumours that he was being pushed into it by the socially liberal Free Democrat ...
Towards a ‘human rights-based’ drug policy [27.07.2022] In 2018, Malta became one of the first European countries to fully decriminalise cannabis for medicinal purposes; followed up by a broader reform to ...
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 ...
Results of cultivated cannabis experiment won't be ready in 2024: Ministers [08.07.2022] The government won't be able to draw conclusions from the regulated cannabis experiment in the Netherlands in 2024. The experiment starts later than ...
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 ...
Inside the process to legalize recreational cannabis In Germany [27.06.2022] When the German government announced in late 2021 its plan to legalize recreational cannabis sales in Germany, experts and cannabis enthusiasts put g ...
Banning tourists from cannabis cafes will cut back on crime: Halsema [25.06.2022] Amsterdam’s cannabis cafes are often intertwined with serious crime and play a serious role in money laundering, the capital’s mayor Femke Halsema ha ...
Thailand cannabis: From a war on drugs to weed curries [21.06.2022] Thailand legalised cultivating and consuming cannabis this month, reversing a hard-line approach of long prison sentences or even the death penalty f ...
Luxembourg law lets you smoke a joint - at home [15.06.2022] Luxembourg has taken a first step to legalising cannabis, launching a watered down proposal which allows people to grow the drug at home, but leaves ...
Germany takes first step towards relaxing cannabis law [14.06.2022] The first of five rounds of expert testimony on the liberalization of cannabis laws was to begin in Berlin, the first step in Germany's plan to legal ...
What about the UN? Coming down off that high [12.06.2022] Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to delist the cannabis plant from the government's Category 5 narcotics list, following the publicati ...
Le projet de loi autorisant le cannabis à domicile adopté [10.06.2022] Le Conseil de gouvernement a approuvé le projet de loi qui doit autoriser la culture par des personnes majeures d'un maximum de quatre plants de cann ...
Thailand legalises cannabis trade but still bans recreational use [09.06.2022] People in Thailand can now grow cannabis plants at home and sell the crop after the nation removed marijuana from its banned narcotics list. The nati ...
Morocco’s cannabis regulation agency Is “open for business” [03.06.2022] Following its first meeting yesterday, Morocco’s cannabis watchdog agency is now officially operational. The agency is set to oversee the cultivation ...
Rural dagga farmers – the same ones highlighted by Ramaphosa – say they'll be 'criminalised' by new laws [02.06.2022] Traditional cannabis growers in the rural Eastern Cape, the same ones assured of inclusion by President Cyril Ramaphosa, are objecting to proposed la ...
Germany speeds up the process to legalize recreational cannabis [09.05.2022] When Germany's new coalition included the legalization of recreational cannabis in its political agenda in late 2021, there were few details on how t ...
Switzerland to launch adult-use cannabis sale trial program this summer [05.05.2022] Switzerland will start adult-use cannabis sales this summer amid a trial program that will involve 400 people. Swiss Federal Office of Public Health ...
Congressional researchers highlight growing federal-state marijuana ‘policy gap’ in new 100-page report [25.04.2022] The gap between federal and state marijuana policies continues to widen and shows no signs of stopping, congressional researchers said in a new repor ...
Starting this summer, cannabis will be available for purchase in Basel pharmacies – at prices similar to those on the black market [21.04.2022] In the evening after work, before closing time, a quick visit to the dispensary to buy one or two joints legally will soon become routine for around ...
Health office approves first Swiss project to sell cannabis for recreational use [19.04.2022] The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health said it had approved a request for a pilot on the regulated sale of cannabis through local pharmacies. It w ...
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 ...
Legalized pot was supposed to help build black wealth in Los Angeles. It failed [04.04.2022] Back in 2017, Los Angeles was among the first places in the United States to legalize weed with social equity in mind. Today, social equity dominates ...
House approves federal marijuana legalization bill for second time in history [01.04.2022] The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to federally legalize marijuana for the second time in history, also adopting a pair of amendments ...
Netherlands' regulated cannabis experiment postponed again [30.03.2022] The Netherlands' experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation has been delayed again. The trial will only start in the second quarter of 2023, Mini ...
Cannabis associations should be ‘safe spaces’, NGOs propose [28.03.2022] Two NGOs have proposed that cannabis associations should be “safe spaces” where members have a “true interest and passion” in the substance, and wher ...
Cannabis legislation passes 18-6, setting up constitutional face-off [26.03.2022] It will be legal to grow and sell cannabis in Bermuda – if controversial legislation passed in the House of Assembly gets Royal Assent from the Gover ...
The green wave hits Europe: Recent cannabis regulation initiatives in Europe [15.03.2022]
Politicians across parties propose 5-year cannabis pilot in Denmark [15.03.2022] Danish officials across five political parties have proposed a plan for an adult-use cannabis pilot similar to a program proposed in its capital city ...
L’avenir de la culture du cannabis sous les projecteurs à Tanger [14.03.2022] L’avenir de la culture du cannabis et sa relation avec le développement territorial a été sous les projecteurs, samedi à Tanger, lors d’un colloque i ...
Ganja lobby turns heat on Gov’t in defence of small farmers [25.02.2022] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) has called for an immediate two-year incentive programme for marijuana cultivators, espec ...
Inside California's cannabis crisis [21.02.2022] California’s marijuana market, which reached an estimated $4.4 billion in sales in 2020, has seemingly reached peak cannabis capitalism. But the over ...
Schumer asks for input as Democrats finalize cannabis bill [10.02.2022] Top Senate Democrats are asking their colleagues for input as they work to finalize cannabis reform legislation, with the aim of introducing a bill t ...
Narcotics Control Board approves delisting of cannabis [25.01.2022] The Narcotics Control Board meeting has endorsed the Public Health Ministry's latest draft list of narcotic substances, in which all components of ca ...
'Malta will not become another Amsterdam': cannabis authority chair [24.01.2022] Psychotherapist Mariella Dimech has been appointed the first executive chair of the Authority on the Responsible Use of Cannabis. She tells how she p ...
Drogenbeauftragter über geplante Cannabis-Freigabe: "Ein Ritt auf der Rasierklinge" [20.01.2022] Mit der kontrollierten und regulierten Abgabe von Cannabis in Deutschland werden wir europäische Geschichte schreiben. Denn als größtes EU-Land sind ...
It's official: recreational cannabis reform is now law [18.12.2021] A bill to allow recreational cannabis use has been signed by President George Vella and is now part of Maltese law. Legal Notice 478 notes that the A ...

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