Items tagged with decriminalization

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Drug Decriminalisation Across the World [31.12.2030] The criminalisation of people who use drugs compounds drug-related challenges and worsens health and welfare outcomes. Across the world, there is a g ...
Brussels Mayor: ‘Police repression does not work, decriminalise cannabis now’ [18.07.2022] The Mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close (PS) renewed his call for cannabis to be decriminalised and removed from the Belgian penal code. Speaking to Le ...
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 ...
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 ...
ACT government agrees to decriminalise small amounts of illicit drugs, such as ice, heroin and cocaine [09.06.2022] The ACT is set to become the first Australian jurisdiction to decriminalise small amounts of commonly used illicit drugs, such as ice, heroin, cocain ...
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 ...
Decriminalization a good step, but safe supply key: chief coroner [02.06.2022] To stop toxic-drug deaths, governments must provide a safe supply of drugs with the same urgency that they provided people with COVID vaccines, says ...
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 ...
NSW Attorney-General proposes $400 fines instead of court for drug possession [02.06.2022] NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has proposed a diversion scheme that would see people caught with drugs hit with a $400 fine instead of being take ...
Small-scale possession of illicit drugs will be decriminalized in B.C. starting next year: Ottawa [31.05.2022] Adults in British Columbia will be allowed to possess small amounts of some illicit drugs starting next year, the federal government announced — a mo ...
How the punishment for drugs possession in Norway is changing [23.05.2022] The Attorney General announced updated guidelines for how the police should work with drug possession charges. The Attorney General has said that dru ...
Sadiq Khan appoints drugs tsar to explore legalising cannabis [12.05.2022] Sadiq Khan has appointed a drugs tsar to explore the potential benefits of legalising cannabis. The mayor has asked Lord Falconer, formerly Lord Chan ...
420 day: Berlin pro-cannabis rally demands immediate legalization [20.04.2022] At least 500 pro-legalization protesters gathered in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday for 420, the annual April 20 celebration marked ...
Tunisians call for the legalization of cannabis [10.04.2022] A group of young Tunisians is calling for the establishment of a National Cannabis Bureau, and the end of the nationwide ban on cannabis. The youth g ...
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 law still reflects discriminatory practices: Andrew Bonello [17.03.2022] The reform enacted by the Maltese government in 2021 Act No. LXVI to establish the Authority on the Responsible Use of Cannabis and to amend various ...
Herzog, Sa'ar call on convicted cannabis users to request clemency [06.03.2022] Israelis who have been convicted for possessing or using cannabis for personal purposes were called upon to submit a request to have their criminal r ...
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 ...
In blow for cannabis advocates, Italy's high court blocks referendum [16.02.2022] A referendum on making growing cannabis legal in Italy has been blocked by the country's constitutional court. In a ruling judges said the law would ...
Justice minister proposes further decriminalizing recreational cannabis use [09.02.2022] Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar published a list of proposed new regulations that, if approved, will further decriminalize recreational cannabis use in ...
Sadiq Khan drug ‘decriminalisation’ plan ‘does not go far enough’, say experts [05.01.2022] Sadiq Khan’s proposed plan to end the prosecution of young people caught with cannabis in three London boroughs “does not go far enough”, according t ...
Sadiq Khan plans pilot to ‘decriminalise’ minor cannabis offences in London [04.01.2022] Downing Street has expressed concern over moves to end the prosecution of young people caught with cannabis in some London boroughs, under a pilot sc ...
After Malta, Germany set to make pot mainstream [02.12.2021] The European Union is currently a hotchpotch of different approaches to cannabis use, ranging from complete prohibition to different levels of decrim ...
From prohibition to trailblazing: A brief history of modern cannabis activism In Malta [27.11.2021] It is ironic, but if Malta does end up legalising recreational cannabis, one quiet man from Wales may be the one to thank for it. Prior to 2011, ther ...
Modi govt plans changes to NDPS Act, could decriminalise possession of small quantities of drugs [14.11.2021] In an attempt to help the victims of drug abuse to come out of addiction, the Narendra Modi government is planning to decriminalise personal consumpt ...
Bongs for beer steins? Why Germany might move to legalise cannabis [10.11.2021] Germany's likely new government, the left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD), Greens and the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP), have been locked ...
You’ll never have a drug-free society, expert warns UK [07.11.2021] The Home Office should climb off its “high horse of oppression and prohibition” and stop pursuing the “fantasy” of a drug-free society, the chair of ...
Mettre «fin au tabou du cannabis et le dépolitiser» [26.10.2021] Le gouvernement peut mieux faire. C'est la mention qu'attribue, ce mardi matin sur les ondes de 100,7, le Dr. Alain Origer, aux annonces concernant l ...
Ouvertures sur le cannabis : «Une solution insuffisante» [26.10.2021] En Luxembourg chaque ménage sera autorisé à cultiver quatre plants. Il revient par contre aussi sur l’annonce en grande pompe de la légalisation du c ...
Avoid jail for drug users, seizure of small amounts: Social justice ministry [24.10.2021] In its suggestion to review the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of India ...
Government scales back legal cannabis plans in policy revamp [22.10.2021] Luxembourg's governing coalition continues to drag its feet on fulfilling its election promise to legalise the production and sale of cannabis, but c ...
Germany should make cannabis available at pharmacies not ‘coffee shops’, says FDP boss [18.10.2021] The Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) are set to engage in coalition talks in a bid to become the next German ...
A roundup of countries that permit recreational cannabis [15.10.2021] Marijuana may be an issue of easy agreement in the ongoing coalition talks between Germany's leading parties. Despite numerous points of contention, ...
German SPD health expert calls on next government to legalize cannabis [13.10.2021] Social Democratic Party (SPD) health expert Karl Lauterbach ourged the SPD, Greens and Free Democrats (FDP) hoping to form Germany's next government ...
Cocaine, heroin and meth buyers' club gets Vancouver's approval to secure a safe supply [07.10.2021] The City of Vancouver voted unanimously in favour of supporting a peer-led program that would help get a safe supply of drugs to individuals at high ...
Cannabis legalisation will allow regulated associations and home growing of plants [06.10.2021] Under proposed cannabis legalisation in Malta, non-profit associations can grow cannabis to distribute among their members, Equality Minister Owen Bo ...
Owen Bonnici presents first reading on cannabis reform [04.10.2021] The minister for reforms Owen Bonnici has tabled the first reading of Malta's government proposed cannabis reform. Taking to Twitter, Bonnici said th ...
Drug decriminalization movement gaining momentum in Canada as overdose deaths surge [29.09.2021] As overdose deaths keep surging in Canada, the movement to decriminalize illicit drugs is gaining steam, with one of the country's largest mental hea ...
Warnings instead of prosecution for Class A drug users [22.09.2021] People caught with Class A drugs in Scotland could be given a police warning instead of facing prosecution. Officers can already issue a formal warni ...
Italy set to decriminalise cultivation of cannabis plants for personal use [09.09.2021] Italy is to decriminalise the growing of cannabis plants at home for personal use. The measure, adopted by the country’s Lower House's justice commit ...
We should hand out free heroin to drug users [26.08.2021] Let’s give out heroin, for free, to anyone who wants it. This is not a provocation meant to make you gasp or to elicit angry clicks—rather, it’s a pr ...
Drugs Commissioner: Possession of six grams of cannabis should no longer be a criminal offence [23.08.2021] The Federal Commissioner on Narcotic Drugs, Daniela Ludwig (CSU), advocates that in future the possession of cannabis up to a personal use limit of s ...
Snap vote to decriminalize marijuana fails in Knesset due to Ra’am opposition [28.07.2021] A bill to decriminalize recreational marijuana use failed to clear a vote in the Knesset plenum due to opposition from lawmakers in the coalition’s R ...
Coming out about illicit drug use: ‘The hush-hush attitude has to end’ [17.07.2021] The ultimate goal of a campaign by charity Unharm called Let’s be honest/Change the story, is to decriminalise all drug use in Australia by 2030. One ...
Ministerial committee advances cannabis decriminalization [12.07.2021] Just over a year after the last government passed two now-defunct draft bills to legalize and decriminalize recreational cannabis, the Ministerial Co ...
Germany: Cannabis legalization becomes election campaign issue [26.06.2021] With watershed elections looming in Germany, some politicians are talking about a new approach to drug control. The opposition Free Democrats (FDP), ...
Cannabis reform consultation ends with 350 submissions [18.05.2021] The cannabis reform White Paper attracted more than 350 submissions from organisations and individuals. Government is proposing full decriminalisatio ...
Norway opposition torpedoes plan to decriminalise drug use [16.04.2021] Norway's main opposition Labour Party rejected a government plan to decriminalise the personal use of drugs in small quantities, saying the measure c ...
Statement on the UN Common Position and Task Team [15.04.2021] Between 12 - 16 April 2021, the 64th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) took place in Vienna. Here you can find the statement by th ...

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