Items tagged with legalization

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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 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 ...
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 ...
Legalise ecstasy and cannabis to combat drugs crime: think tank [23.06.2022] Dutch drugs criminality could be tackled by legalising ecstasy and cannabis and by a taking a much tougher approach to cocaine smuggling, an independ ...
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 ...
Study reveals economic impact of Swiss cannabis legislation [20.06.2022] Cannabis generates an annual turnover of around CHF1 billion ($1.03 billion) in Switzerland, according to a new study. The figure, published by the U ...
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 Thailand’s legalization of marijuana means for Southeast Asia's war on drugs [14.06.2022] Southeast Asia, a region of 11 countries and some 680 million people, has long been infamous for having the strictest anti-drug laws in the world. Bu ...
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 ...
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 ...
Is Austria set to legalise cannabis use? [19.05.2022] Austria has a very complex system when it comes to its drug laws and regulations, but in short: no, cannabis is not legal in the alpine country. Peop ...
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 ...
Why cannabis prices are plunging – unlike just about everything else [02.05.2022] As Canadians deal with the highest inflation in decades and broadening price hikes, one industry remains locked in a lengthy trend of discounting and ...
In defense of the plug: Buying illicit cannabis may be “better” than legal weed, research shows [30.04.2022] Excoriated by some policymakers and by the legal cannabis industry as an unfair competitor and as a demonstration that legalization isn’t working, th ...
Minister denies talks being held with Britain on cannabis law [29.04.2022] A Cabinet minister has denied that behind the scenes talks with London are the reason for a delay in sending controversial legislation on legalising ...
A House of Cards [29.04.2022] In a recently published report, ‘High compliance, a lex lata legalization for the non-medical cannabis industry’, Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli claims to ha ...
Nepal ganja campaign seeks return of Himalayan high times [29.04.2022] Nepal's marijuana ban could soon be up in smoke, as lawmakers mull a return to the liberal drug policies that once made the Himalayan republic a popu ...
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 ...
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 ...
4/20 in Belgium: High time to legalise cannabis? [20.04.2022] For those partial to the psychoactive herb cannabis, 20 April (known in the US as 4/20) is a day of celebration for the drug, with groups sometimes g ...
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 ...
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 ...
In Malta, confusion over cannabis law after doctor arrested for drug dealing [24.03.2022] Malta has been rocked by the arrest of a local doctor, Andrew Agius, for distributing cannabis mere months after the island became the first in Europ ...
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 ...
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 ...
Morocco ratifies decree to start legal cannabis industry [04.03.2022] Morocco has ratified the legislative changes required to start the country’s promising domestic legal cannabis industry for medical and export purpos ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Europe should follow Malta's example on cannabis reform, says minister [09.02.2022] Malta’s new cannabis rules should serve as a model for other European states of how to end the unnecessary prosecution of low-level drug users and st ...
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 ...
Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace is on a mission to legalize cannabis [25.01.2022] The representative from South Carolina introduced a bill to end federal pot prohibition and says legalization is an issue that unites America—“just l ...
'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 ...
French political left light up an enormous parliamentary doobie [16.01.2022] French MPs discussed a bill this week to legalise the consumption of cannabis. Proposed by the hard-left France Unbowed party (LFI), it is not expect ...
Cannabis companies facing 'crossroads' selling off stores, farms and warehouses [13.01.2022] Cannabis companies are selling off growing facilities, stores and warehouses as they try to better align their offerings with demand. Industry observ ...
No complete ban on cannabis, medical use allowed: Centre to Delhi High Court [10.01.2022] The use of cannabis is not completely banned in India as its medical and scientific use is allowed under the law, the Centre has told the Delhi High ...
How likely is it that Sweden would ever legalise cannabis? [06.01.2022] One of the overarching goals of the Swedish drug strategy is a totally drug-free society. Since 1988 it’s been a criminal offence not only to possess ...
Germany legalizes – how does Sweden act? [23.12.2021] "Does the Swedish government see a need of acting within the EU and vis-à-vis Germany in response to the country’s plans to legalize cannabis to ensu ...
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 ...
Up in Smoke: Is the legal-cannabis industry on the verge of collapsing? [15.12.2021] When legalization proponents sold voters on Prop. 64 in 2016, one of their chief arguments in favor of the measure was that legal weed would yield a ...

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