Category: Regulation

  • When will Germany legalise cannabis?

    When will Germany legalise cannabis?

    After their most recent elections Germany entered a three way coalition to form a government. One of the key aspects of the negotiation was for the Free Democrats party to join the coalition upon the promise of cannabis legislation. Yet despite the talk Germany is yet to legalise cannabis. Within Europe, Malta remains the only […]

  • Why Quebec’s decision to raise age of cannabis use is right

    Why Quebec’s decision to raise age of cannabis use is right

    Last week Quebec proposed to raise the legal age of cannabis consumption to 21 in an attempt to safeguard developing teenage brains with a new law which will come into effect in January 2020.  It comes just days after Canada’s second wave of cannabis legalisation, which permits the use and sale of cannabis edibles and […]

  • How would cannabis legalisation impact the UK’s crime rate?

    How would cannabis legalisation impact the UK’s crime rate?

    Cannabis legalisation in the UK has been a hot topic in 2019 in light of Canada and the United States’ move to legalise the drug on a recreational level. However, experts have claimed that cannabis legalisation would “fuel violent crime” and “turn a generation into hard drug addicts”, although evidence from other countries leagues ahead […]

  • Massachusetts chooses six vendors for cannabis scheme

    Massachusetts chooses six vendors for cannabis scheme

    The Boston-based Cannabis Control Commission has approved six qualified entities to move forward with the state’s procurement process for vendors that will provide training and technical assistance as part of the nation’s first state-wide Social Equity Program. The commission’s program is designed to create sustainable pathways into the legal, adult-use industry for Massachusetts residents who […]

  • WHO recommends worldwide cannabis declassification

    WHO recommends worldwide cannabis declassification

    Marijuana-derived and cannabis resin products should be delisted from current restrictive categories, says UN agency Calls for a reassessment of global cannabis laws have been backed the World Health Organization. The specialised United Nations agency has, in its latest report on drugs, suggested that a raft of recent scientific evidence supporting the medical benefits of […]

  • Pilot scheme sees Ireland legalise medical cannabis

    Pilot scheme sees Ireland legalise medical cannabis

    Legislation has been signed this week allowing citizens in Ireland to access cannabis-based products. This access will be for medical use only and is part of a five-year pilot scheme, as reported by The Irish Post. The programme was first proposed by Health Minister, Simon Harris, two years ago but time was spent finding a […]