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Cannabis decriminalization bill introduced in Belize

Cannabis decriminalization bill introduced in Belize
August 22, 2017

Belize’s federal government and Prime Minister Dean Barrow introduced legislation which would remove criminal consequences for anyone caught with 10 grams of cannabis or less. Under the proposal,...

Banks threaten cannabis sales in Uruguay

Banks threaten cannabis sales in Uruguay
August 22, 2017

Uruguay pharmacies are facing challenges as banks refuse to work with companies connected to selling cannabis, although it is legal in the country. An anonymous government official said Uruguayan banks...

Israel plans to globally export medical cannabis

Israel plans to globally export medical cannabis
August 16, 2017

Israel may soon start exporting medical cannabis to other countries following the recommendation of a government committee approved earlier this week by the ministries of health and finance. The committee...

FDA acknowledges CBD’s positive health effects, calls for feedback

FDA acknowledges CBD's positive health effects, calls for feedback
August 15, 2017

FDA officials put out a call for comments in Monday’s Federal Register, seeking information about cannabidiol (CBD) and how the United Nation’s World Health Organization should designate it as a substance....

Australian report weighs in on diversion tactics for cannabis offenses

Australian report weighs in on diversion tactics for cannabis offenses
August 10, 2017

An Australian law enforcement research fund released a report which stated diversion tactics were more effective in cannabis law enforcement than a formal charge. The report from the Australian National...

Cyprus parliament gives green light for medical cannabis

Cyprus parliament gives green light for medical cannabis
July 26, 2017

Cyprus, an island nation near Greece, has legalized cannabis for medical use. The island nation’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill allowing the cultivation and sale of medical cannabis in the Republic....

Virgin Islands senator reintroduces medical cannabis law

Virgin Islands senator reintroduces medical cannabis law
July 25, 2017

Sen. Terrance “Positive” Nelson  announced Thursday he submitted a bill to the legislation that would legalize medical cannabis on the U.S. Virgin Islands.  This marks the second time Nelson had...

Legal cannabis could reinvigorate indigenous economy, former AFN chief says

Legal cannabis could reinvigorate indigenous economy, former AFN chief says
July 21, 2017

Former Assembly of First Nations chief Phil Fontaine says indigenous community involvement in the Canadian legal cannabis industry will make them strong, healthy, vibrant places. One hundred First Nation...

Uruguay is the first country to legalize social cannabis nationwide

Uruguay is the first country to legalize social cannabis nationwide
July 19, 2017

Uruguay pharmacies began selling social cannabis directly to consumers on Wednesday after legalization efforts began three years ago. The country is the first in the world to legalize the entire process...

World’s first CBD cigarette to hit Swiss market

World's first CBD cigarette to hit Swiss market
July 15, 2017

Swiss supermarket chain Coop announced it will be selling the world’s first hemp cigarette. The cigarettes will contain a variety of the cannabis plant containing 20 percent cannabidiol (CBD) and...

New Zealand holds symposium to discuss a regulated cannabis market

New Zealand holds symposium to discuss a regulated cannabis market
July 7, 2017

The New Zealand Drug Foundation organized a Parliamentary symposium to discuss the possibility of a regulated cannabis market, as well as a call to decriminalize all drugs found inside their borders this...

Greece legalizes medical cannabis

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
July 5, 2017

Greece’s government announced that cannabis is effectively legal for medicinal use in the country. The Ministers of Heath and Justice joint ministerial decision was published in the Official Gazette...

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