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In the weeds: Germany's plan to legalise cannabis in 2024 likely delayed [27.01.2023] Germany's plans to legalise cannabis consumption in 2024 are looking increasingly unlikely as it has yet to submit its proposals to the European Comm ...
Cannabis 'Harm Reduction' clubs can apply to sell home-grown drug from February [27.01.2023] Cannabis clubs - dubbed Cannabis Harm Reduction Associations - can apply to sell home-grown marijuana from next month but must abide by a list of reg ...
New Yorker jailed during ‘war on drugs’ becomes cannabis pioneer [26.01.2023] As a New York City teenager, 50-year old Roland Conner found himself harshly punished for minor offenses related to marijuana. A 1991 arrest resulted ...
Legalising cocaine would stem drug violence, Belgian criminologist suggests [21.01.2023] After an 11-year-old girl died recently due to a shooting incident in Merksem, politicians have stressed that tackling narco-terror is a top priority ...
‘This is another revolution’: could legalisation of cannabis transform Mexico’s economy? [05.01.2023] The pungent aroma of cannabis and the sound of dub music fill the air at a hacienda as about 150 smokers, users, growers, activists and business peop ...
Pass cannabis controls now [04.01.2023] Since December, MPs in Thailand have been working on getting the long-awaited cannabis and hemp control bill to pass its second reading. This push is ...
Now you can legally buy recreational cannabis in New York [29.12.2022] Kenneth Woodin, a stay-at-home dad, was first in line at the cannabis dispensary in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. He said he wanted to be a part of ...
Is legal weed doomed to be run by big business? [28.12.2022] If the federal government legalizes cannabis, lawmakers should beware of monopolization by national corporations, says Shaleen Title, chief executive ...
Marijuana law reached peak absurdity in 2022 [24.12.2022] Banning a plant with hundreds of industrial and medical uses was never going to work out well, but 2022 saw marijuana prohibition reach peak absurdit ...
EU is skeptical about legalizing cannabis [22.12.2022] Health Minister Lauterbach's prestige project is one of the few issues on which the traffic light parties in Germany agree. But they are meeting with ...
A proposal to regulate cannabis is imminent in the Czech Republic. The People's Party is concerned [19.12.2022] In mid-January, the Czech National Drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil plans to introduce a bill to free up the cannabis market. The exact form of regu ...
Legal uncertainty dampens Thailand's thriving weed business [18.12.2022] Thailand legalized the growing of marijuana and its consumption in food and drinks on June 9 and removed cannabis from its list of banned narcotics. ...
'We must move on from the repressive drug policies of the past', says Minister of Justice [17.12.2022] Minister of Justice Sam Tanson of Luxembourg defended the government's decision to regulate recreational cannabis consumption, pointing out that this ...
Colombia’s Congress agrees to final marijuana legalization bill, which key senator expects to be enacted by June [15.12.2022] Colombia’s Chamber of Representatives and Senate have voted to reconcile their respective versions of marijuana legalization bills that recently adva ...
Cannabis industry has huge economic value for South Africa, but government dragging its feet [13.12.2022] The Draft South African Cannabis Masterplan states that there are up to 900,000 traditional dagga growers in South Africa and that they and ‘dagga’ n ...
Germany: Flirting with Plan B? [07.12.2022] Two articles published this week, in Der Tagesspiegel and LTO, throw cold water on expectations that the European Commission could give green light t ...
Regulated cultivated cannabis experiment delayed again; could start in 2024 [03.12.2022] Health Minister Ernst Kuipers said that the experiment in regulated cultivated cannabis will be postponed again. He expects that "as it stands now" o ...
Légalisation du cannabis : des failles à tous les étages [29.11.2022] «Est-ce que la légalisation envisagée ne posera pas plus de questions pratiques qu’elle n’en résoudra, notamment par rapport aux contrôles du nombre ...
Basic legislation proposal on legalizing cannabis should be ready by March 2023 [25.11.2022] A basic legislation proposal for introducing a regulated cannabis market in Czechia should be finished by the end of March, the country’s National Dr ...
Poland: Cannabis for everyone? [23.11.2022] The distribution and use of cannabis for medical purposes became legal in Poland in 2017. By 2021, doctors across Poland were writing roughly 3,000 m ...
Activists fear medical cannabis companies want in on recreational market [21.11.2022] Established medical cannabis companies could be looking to set their foot in Malta’s flegdling recreational cannabis market, according to sources. Re ...
New York has $750m worth of cannabis stockpiled that growers can’t sell [19.11.2022] A strong smell of weed hangs over many New York neighbourhoods, the result in part of cannabis decriminalization in 2019 – but cannabis growers in th ...
Anutin calls for patience as debate over hemp bill drags on [17.11.2022] A new announcement categorising flowers or buds of the cannabis plant as "controlled herbs" is a temporary measure to curb the proliferation of recre ...
A tale of marijuana charlatans, corruption, collusion and exploitation [16.11.2022] Through manipulating trust and exploiting public ignorance, cannabis charlatans – new and old – are trying to construct corporate empires, some of wh ...
Cannabis authority chair sacked after 10 months [11.11.2022] Psychotherapist Mariella Dimech has been sacked from her position as executive chairperson of the new cannabis authority on the responsible use of ca ...
Weed is now legal in Thailand. How long will the high times last? [10.11.2022] Thailand’s military government is carrying out an experiment: What happens when a country in Asia, a region where drug laws tend to be harsh, essenti ...
Nearly half of Americans to reside in states where marijuana is legal [09.11.2022] More than 155 million Americans will now live in states with legal weed. Maryland and Missouri passed legalization referendums on Tuesday, meaning th ...
No timeframe yet for cannabis associations [08.11.2022] Reforms parliamentary secretary Rebecca Buttigieg has refused to give a detailed timeline on when cannabis associations will start operating. “This i ...
Treat Breda as part of Germany so regulated weed can go ahead: mayor [07.11.2022] The mayor of Breda has asked if his region can be treated as a part of Germany, in order to go ahead with a trial of regulated cannabis growing. Spea ...
A decade after legalizing cannabis in Colorado, here's what we've learned [07.11.2022] Ten years ago this week, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, making the state among the first two in the nation (along with Washington) to legaliz ...
German cannabis regulation on thin ice [28.10.2022] The German government has released its ‘Eckpunktepapier’, a concept note laying out the key points to shape the regulation of the recreational cannab ...
Dutch marijuana growing experiment runs into more delays [27.10.2022] Marijuana growers who have been selected to take part in the government’s controlled cultivation trials said that they will not be ready to start ear ...
Germany: Lauterbach outlines cannabis legalization plan [26.10.2022] German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach presented his plans on the legalization of cannabis. He said that Germany's drug policy had to be renewed beca ...
Details on cannabis legalisation: Lauterbach plans with these key points [19.10.2022] In Germany, the purchase and possession of 20 grams of cannabis from the age of 18 should in principle be exempt from punishment. This emerges from t ...
Vobořil: The state could raise up to CZK 15 billion annually by taxing addictive substances [17.10.2022] Czechia could gain up to CZK 15 billion (EUR 600 million) a year thanks to new taxation of addictive substances and more efficient collection. The pr ...
Victorian Greens push for cannabis to be legalised, taxed similarly to alcohol [09.10.2022] Cannabis would be legal and regulated in Victoria (Australia) by 2024 under a Greens proposal, being announced ahead of November’s state election, th ...
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 ...
Au Maroc, les cultivateurs de chanvre placent leurs espoirs dans le cannabis thérapeutique [05.10.2022] Au pied du mont Tidghine, plus haut sommet du massif du Rif, dans le nord du Maroc, le village d’Azila est couvert de plantations de cannabis, prêt à ...
Zurich puts off recreational pot smoking trial [05.10.2022] The Zurich city council and the university of Zurich announced that the sale of cannabis products from pharmacies and social clubs under controlled c ...
California’s illicit marijuana market thrives as much of the state continues to restrict sales [04.10.2022] In 2016, Californians voted to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana. Proponents of Proposition 64, including then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, argued ...
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 ...
Legal marijuana, but Uruguayans still prefer black market [30.09.2022] In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana -- which came into effect four years later -- permitting it ...
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 ...
Quality issues delay sale of cannabis products in Basel pilot scheme [09.09.2022] The ‘Weed Care’ experiment in the city of Basel was supposed to launch on September 15. But it has been put on hold because traces of pesticides were ...
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 ...

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