Items tagged with spain

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Comparing models of drug decriminalisation [31.12.2019] Decriminalisation refers to the repeal of laws and policies that define drug use and/or the possession of drugs for personal use as a criminal offenc...
Is Spain becoming Europe's cannabis garden? [12.06.2017] Cannabis production in Spain has grown significantly in recent years with more than 300,000 plants seized in 2015. Marijuana labs are believed to be ...
Acquittal in Spanish coca leaf legal case [23.03.2017] BARCELONA - Yesterday the unprecedented resolution of a court case for the importation of coca leaf powder (also known as mambe ) took place at the P...
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...
Can the government impede cannabis regulation in Spain? [17.02.2017] Is cannabis regulation possible with a prohibitionist government in Spain? Cooperation between various forces in Congress, changes in public attitude...
Regulating Cannabis Social Clubs [15.02.2017] Cannabis Social Clubs (CSCs) are a model of non-profit production and distribution of cannabis among a closed circuit of adult cannabis users. CSCs a...
A new era for cannabis clubs in Spain [13.01.2017] Following the Supreme Court's judgements against cannabis clubs in 2015, ordinary courts have started interpreting them. Spain's major clubs, above a...
A Quiet Revolution [14.03.2016] This is the second edition of ‘A Quiet Revolution: Drug Decriminalisation Across the Globe’. The first edition was released in July 2012 and has sinc...
France has highest (number of) teen cannabis smokers [14.03.2016] France and Canada have the highest percentage of 15-year-old cannabis smokers among 42 well-off nations surveyed by the World Health Organization. Wh...
Harsh sentences against the Pannagh cannabis club [30.12.2015] The Spanish Supreme Court has convicted the president, an administrator and two members of the Association of Cannabis Users " Pannagh" in Bilbao, fo...
Exploring the Cannabis Clubs of southern Spain, Europe's new weed destination [24.08.2015] Over the last five years, Spain has come to rival the Netherlands as Europe's cannabis hub. The country's legal framework around weed, which allows i...
High Court ruling deals blow to cannabis clubs [09.07.2015] Spain's highest court has declared a cannabis club in Bilbao in violation of public health - the court’s first ruling on such clubs - which could set...
Majority of Spaniards oppose new "gag law" [06.07.2015] Three quarters of Spaniards oppose the country's new "gag law", which has brought in a series of measures opponents say hark back to the dark days of...
Drug users should be able to get heroin from the health system [13.04.2015] No fewer than six randomised controlled trials – in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Canada, and England – concluded that heroin assiste...
The Legal Landscape for Cannabis Social Clubs in Spain [14.02.2015] This briefing is a preliminary sketch of the legal landscape for cannabis social clubs in Spain. Its author is presently conducting legal analysis an...
Legislation passed to formally regulate Catalonia's cannabis clubs for first time [03.02.2015] The Catalonian government in Spain has passed a new set of guidelines to formally regulate cannabis social clubs (CSCs) for the first time in the aut...
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...
One in two Spaniards want legal marijuana [10.12.2014] A total of 52 percent of Spaniards are in favour of legalizing the sale and private consumption of cannabis for adults despite a general toughening o...
Du Río de la Plata au Lac Léman [19.11.2014] La politique vis-à-vis du cannabis est en rapide évolution. Ainsi, les citoyens de l'Alaska et de l'Oregon, comme ceux de Washington DC, la capitale ...
Barcelona to lift cannabis club age limit to 21 [02.11.2014] Cannabis clubs in Catalonia will face stricter regulations with the region's parliamentary health commission set to raise the minimum age for members...
Catalonia set to legalize medical marijuana [27.08.2014] Catalonia is drawing up rules to allow the use of marijuana for the treatment of patients suffering from conditions with symptoms such as pain and lo...
Barcelona shuts down 49 cannabis clubs [13.08.2014] Authorities accused the clubs selling cannabis illegally and attempting to lure tourists to their premises. The Catalan federation of cannabis associ...
Catalan cannabis club chiefs held for money laundering [11.07.2014] The heads of Fedcac, an umbrella group for Catalonia’s cannabis clubs, have been arrested on charges of money laundering. The vast amounts of money m...
Marijuana clubs rise out of decades-old Spanish laws [09.07.2014] The number of cannabis clubs that have opened in Barcelona recently has some experts saying this city will soon challenge Amsterdam as the go-to dest...
Barcelona bans new cannabis clubs for 1 year [12.06.2014] The Barcelona city council announced that no new cannabis clubs will be allowed to open in the city for one year in order to halt their proliferation...
Barcelona is fighting an overdose of cannabis clubs [12.06.2014] Barcelona has a new tourist attraction that some locals wish would disappear: a burgeoning number of " cannabis clubs," where people can legally buy ...
First cannabis club shut down in Catalonia for drug trafficking [10.06.2014] Growing numbers of visitors are purchasing a few grams of marijuana while on holiday in Barcelona, a city that is already being described as the "Hol...
Going to pot: legalised cannabis edges nearer in west after US states end ban [22.05.2014] Legalisation of cannabis is making slow but unstoppable progress across much of the developed world, many experts believe, following the end of prohi...
Cannabis regulation: high time for change? [20.05.2014] Cannabis is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But for how much longer? In a short space of time we have moved from absolute global prohibiti...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat...
Marijuana on the move [26.01.2014] Some 20 years ago, a Spanish official in favor of lifting the ban on drugs such as marijuana mentioned at a UN meeting that there "might be a more hu...
A step back in Spanish drug policies [18.12.2013] In the past few weeks, the attention of the international drug policy community has been focused on the cannabis regulation bill in Uruguay. The grea...
Multinational overview of cannabis production regimes [14.12.2013] The vast majority of countries are signatories to international treaties that prohibit the production, distribution and possession of cannabis for no...
How to Regulate Cannabis [30.11.2013] This is a guide to regulating legal markets for the non-medical use of cannabis. It is for policy makers, drug policy reform advocates and affected c...
Support Pannagh [24.11.2013] Pannagh, one of the oldest cannabis social clubs in Spain, is being persecuted by the Spanish prosecutor. Two years after the precautionary closure o...
Models for the legal supply of cannabis [27.05.2013] Three United Nations Conventions provide the international legal framework on drug control, instructing countries to limit drug supply and use to med...
In Spain's Canaries, cannabis club thrives discreetly [18.04.2013] Spanish law prohibits the possession of soft drugs like cannabis in public and its growth to be sold for profit is illegal. But the law does tolerate...
The present continuous of cannabis clubs in Catalonia [29.03.2013] The exponential proliferation of the number of associations, clubs and other groups that distribute cannabis among their members and create new space...
Can marijuana beat the Mafia? Some French say make it legal [11.01.2013] France offers the most recent sign of changing attitudes. While consumption and production of pot for personal use are not criminal offenses in Franc...
Latin America looks to Europe for drug fighting models [17.11.2012] Latin American countries are turning to Europe for lessons on fighting drugs after souring on the prohibition-style approach of the violent and costl...
Prevalence of daily cannabis use in the European Union and Norway [14.11.2012] This report brings together, for the first time in Europe, an integrated overview of the prevalence of intensive cannabis use, defined as daily or al...
Between collective organisation and commercialisation [08.08.2012] The last few years have witnessed a boom in new cannabis user associations in Spain. Although there are no reliable figures for them, most are known ...
Cannabis reaches parliament [25.06.2012] On 19 June, 2012, the Ganjazz Art Club in Donostia, one of the oldest Cannabis Social Clubs in Spain, received a visit that was unimaginable a few ye...
Spanish village votes for 'grass roots plan' [09.04.2012] The Spanish village of Rasquera has adopted in a referendum a plan to rent out a field for growing cannabis in an urgent bid to create jobs and raise...
Spanish town wants to grow cannabis to pay off debt [06.03.2012] A small town in northeastern Spain, believes it has found a novel way to pay of its debt: cultivating cannabis. Tucked in the hills of one of Spain's...
Spanish town of Rasquera leases land for marijuana plantation [01.03.2012] A tiny Spanish country town believes it has found a way to make unemployment, debt and economic crisis disappear in a puff of smoke – by leasing out ...
Spanish village to raise funds with marijuana [29.02.2012] A tiny Spanish village has voted to lease land for growing marijuana as a source of desperately needed revenue — a unique but legally questionable wa...
Legal cannabis in Basque Country? [16.12.2011] Health officials of the Basque Country, an autonomous region of Spain, announced that they will introduce a bill to regulate the "cultivation, sale a...
Basque government regulates cannabis sale and use [12.12.2011] The Basque Parliament will approve a law bill in the first few months of 2012 on drug addiction, which will regulate "the growing, sale and consumpti...

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