Items tagged with regulation

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New Zealand’s bold experiment with regulating recreational drugs [07.10.2013] One country is trying a new approach. For the first time in history, New Zealand has created a regulatory body to oversee recreational drugs. Passed ...
Medical marijuana licences no longer a home-grown option [01.10.2013] Starting next year, thousands of medical marijuana users will have to dig up their gardens and start buying only from suppliers approved and licensed ...
Police targeting cannabis users [24.09.2013] Police in Copenhagen have cannabis users in their crosshairs as they struggle to close the illegal drug trade in Copenhagen commune Christiania. Task ...
The strange politics behind a Berlin neighborhood's plan to legalize pot dealing [18.09.2013] First Copenhagen, now Berlin. As a new wave of debate on Cannabis legalization sweeps across Northern Europe, the German capital has become the next ...
Legal cannabis market 'would be worth £1.25bn a year to government' [14.09.2013] Legalising and taxing cannabis could be worth as much as £1.25bn a year to the government, a study suggests. The report Licensing and regulation of t ...
Uruguay Marijuana Polls Good News for Regional Proponents [12.09.2013] While public opinion remains largely opposed to marijuana regulation in Uruguay, a new poll shows support for the bill is growing, especially among l ...
New Zealand’s psychoactive substances legislation [31.08.2013] On 11 July 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Psychoactive Substances Act. The legislation enacted a new legal framework for the testing, ma ...
Maroc: vers une légalisation de la culture du cannabis? [05.08.2013] Le Parlement marocain est en train d'examiner un projet de loi sur la légalisation de la culture du cannabis proposé par la Coalition marocaine pour ...
The experiment [05.08.2013] After more than a year’s public deliberation and a 14-hour parliamentary debate, on July 31st Uruguay took a big step to becoming the first country i ...
What Legalizing Pot In Uruguay Means For the World [01.08.2013] Late Wednesday night, following months of intensive debate and negotiation, the Uruguayan House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize marijuan ...
Global trendsetter? Uruguay moves to legalize marijuana [31.07.2013] Uruguay has effectively sealed the passage of a groundbreaking marijuana legalization bill that puts production, distribution, and sale of the drug i ...
Colorado marijuana regulations signed into law [28.05.2013] A set of laws to govern how recreational marijuana should be grown, sold and taxed was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado, where Democratic Gov. Joh ...
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 ...
How to Legalize Pot [19.05.2013] The first time I talked to Mark Kleiman, a drug policy expert at UCLA, was in 2002, and he explained why legalization of marijuana was a bad idea. “A ...
Fate of LA pot shops left to voters [18.05.2013] Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighb ...
Pot rules taking shape; public gets a taste of what’s ahead [16.05.2013] Washington Liquor Control Board officials released draft rules for a legal seed-to-store marijuana system. Washington residents and out-of-staters co ...
Wash. set to release draft rules for pot industry [16.05.2013] They've spent nearly eight months visiting marijuana grow houses, studying the science of getting high and earning nicknames like "the queen of weed. ...
Legal highs flooding UK pose immense overdose risk, warns drugs tsar [15.05.2013] The chief drugs adviser to the government has given his strongest warning yet on legal highs in Britain, saying there are now more than 200 synthetic ...
From Chinese factory to UK households – realities of the trade in legal highs [08.05.2013] Chemistry firms in many Chinese provinces are churning out modified versions of illegal drugs and selling them online. Everything from amphetamine-li ...
Colorado Senate gives final approval to historic marijuana bills [08.05.2013] The Colorado Senate gave final approval to two new bills to implement marijuana legalization, inching the state legislature closer to becoming the fi ...
Will legalised marijuana lead to an economic boom? [06.05.2013] Many Washington residents are looking to cash in on the newly legal and potentially lucrative marijuana market, which they hope will give them a new ...
Colorado pot collectives test limits of Amendment 64 [05.05.2013] An untold number of recreational pot collectives have formed in Colorado since Amendment 64's passage in November, hoping to meet consumer demand bef ...
Maine panel hears case for marijuana legalization [03.05.2013] With other states already starting to allow the legal use of marijuana, Maine needs to get ahead of the issue and legalize, regulate and tax the sale ...
NDP, Green party okay with research trial of marijuana use [02.05.2013] B.C.’s New Democratic and Green parties say they would not oppose a research trial to evaluate the regulation of adult marijuana use, which would be ...
A rising marijuana reform tide at the Statehouses [30.04.2013] In the wake of the marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington last November, and buoyed by a series of national public opinion polls ...
DEA: Warning letters to 11 pot dispensaries don’t signal war on state law [30.04.2013] The Drug Enforcement Administration sent cease-and-desist letters to 11 medical-marijuana dispensaries because they are within 1,000 feet of schools ...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas [30.04.2013] Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followe ...
Colorado House gives initial approval to marijuana tax measure [28.04.2013] Colorado lawmakers tried to find the Goldilocks level for recreational marijuana taxes — an amount neither too high to discourage voters from approvi ...
The hidden dangers of legal highs [26.04.2013] It's never been easier, or cheaper, to buy drugs online – but no one knows what's in them, or how dangerous they are. For most of the last decade, an ...
Colorado lawmakers discussing marijuana-legalization repeal effort [26.04.2013] A proposal that could lead to the repeal of marijuana legalization in Colorado has gained momentum at the state Capitol. The repeal would be linked t ...
Marijuana legalization in Colorado may not pay for itself, study finds [25.04.2013] Legal marijuana in Colorado may not bring in enough money to cover the societal costs of legalization, a study from a Colorado State University think ...
Rival marijuana measures thrown into the electoral pot [20.04.2013] Dozens of medical marijuana activists rallied outside Los Angeles City Hall, declaring war on an enemy. Their target was not the federal government, ...
Colorado legislature unveils long-awaited marijuana regulation bills [19.04.2013] Lawmakers introduced a long-awaited bill of proposed regulations for recreational marijuana, moving Colorado one step closer to a legal pot marketpla ...
Utrecht hopes to set up cannabis clubs - for medical research [16.04.2013] Two foundations in Utrecht are to apply for exemption from the opium laws so they can set up ‘cannabis clubs’ to grow marijuana for medical research ...
Wash. delays pot grower, processor licenses [16.04.2013] Washington state is delaying its timeline for granting marijuana growing and processing licenses - and that means legal marijuana sales likely won't ...
Alaska voters on track to decide in 2014 whether to legalize pot [15.04.2013] Alaska voters likely will get a chance next year to make their state the third in the country to approve the recreational use of marijuana by adults ...
Denver's 4/20 pot parties a "coming out for cannabis" [14.04.2013] Tens of thousands of people will attend Saturday's "4/20" rally in Denver, creating perhaps the largest collectively produced cloud of marijuana smok ...
State pot-growing licenses may be delayed [09.04.2013] Washington state may delay issuing licenses to grow pot by a couple months, according to state Liquor Control Board Deputy Director Rick Garza. In it ...
Colorado lawmakers may let pot growers and sellers operate separately [09.04.2013] Colorado lawmakers stood the state's current model for marijuana businesses on its head, endorsing a proposal that would allow recreational pot store ...
Dutch city of Eindhoven wants to grow their own marijuana [04.04.2013] The Dutch city of Eindhoven has come up with a proposal it believes will curb the illegal supply of cannabis to the city’s cannabis coffee shops: the ...
De wankele 'Weense consensus' over drugsbeleid [31.03.2013] ??Nederland is met zijn drugsbeleid in de achterhoede terecht gekomen, zo stelt Martin Jelsma. Zo zijn Uruguay en de Amerikaanse staten Washington en ...
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 ...
Consultant: Tax revenues on pot won’t be half of what’s projected [29.03.2013] Washington’s new pot consultant has one overarching, discouraging message for lawmakers and state budget writers: don’t look at weed as an ATM. Poten ...
Scathing audit throws Colorado recreational marijuana rules into chaos [27.03.2013] Colorado's under-construction plan for regulating recreational marijuana nearly came unglued when lawmakers questioned whether the agency that would ...
Yes we cannabis [26.03.2013] Last November ballot initiatives legalizing, taxing, and regulating recreational marijuana use passed for the first time ever in Colorado and Washing ...
Audit: Serious flaws in Colorado's regulation of medical marijuana [25.03.2013] State regulators charged with watching over Colorado's medical marijuana industry have fallen short on everything from tracking inventory and managin ...
Pot is legal in Washington: Q&A with the man who is making weed legit [25.03.2013] Washington state gets ready to regulate legal marijuana with the help of one of America’s top drug policy analysts. Mark Kleiman is professor of publ ...
Medical marijuana dispensaries: High-tech tracking system unfulfilled [24.03.2013] The technology was supposed to efficiently track medical marijuana from seed to sale — the catch-phrase that came to define Colorado's efforts to reg ...
Wall Street sees opportunity in marijuana [22.03.2013] A number of businesses in the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry are trying to enlist Wall Street's help. Some entrepreneurs see marijuana heading dow ...
No consensus on changes to Washington marijuana law [21.03.2013] House Bill 2000, the bill by Rep. Chris Hurst, D-Enumclaw, to modify Initiative 502, marijuana legalization, offers a mix of changes that could help ...

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