LEGALIZATION

  • Nova Scotia Announces Legal Age of 19 and Liquor Board to Sell Pot
    by Jon Hiltz on December 7, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    It has been an eventful week for provincial pot announcements in Canada, with the first one coming from British Columbia Tuesday. Not to be outdone, on Thursday the Province of Nova Scotia announced their framework for the distribution and sale of legal cannabis starting in July 2018. Like all other provinces, Nova Scotia has decided to [... […]

  • British Columbia Announces Its Legal Marijuana Framework
    by Jon Hiltz on December 5, 2017 at 9:27 PM

    British Columbia is undeniably Canada’s most pot-friendly province, and today its government made a highly anticipated announcement regarding the future framework for legal marijuana sales. The decisions made by B.C. leadership were fuelled through a five-week public consultation period that began on Sept. 25 and concluded on Nov. 1. Ultimately, 48,951 British Columbians provided their [... […]

  • Cannabis Activists Force Debate, Crash Bundestag Server
    by Michael Knodt on December 1, 2017 at 6:58 PM

    For the first time in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Hemp Association (DHV) has reached the required quorum of 50,000 signatures for an official petition for cannabis legalization, forcing the German Bundestag to debate the matter. Last week, a delegation of the DHV submitted 46,507 signatures on paper lists to [... […]

  • Bill to Legalize Marijuana in India Headed to Parliament
    by Jon Hiltz on November 22, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    A private member’s bill to legalize marijuana in India will be introduced to Parliament during the winter session this year, after clearing the legislative branch of government on Nov. 1. MP Dharamvira Gandhi, the politician behind the bill, is a retired cardiologist and longtime supporter of both the decriminalization and legalization of cannabis. Gandhi has [... […]

  • Luxembourg Prime Minister Promises Medical Marijuana
    by Duke London on October 31, 2017 at 12:52 AM

    According to comments made on Friday by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg will become the next European country to end their prohibition on medical marijuana. Shortly after his weekly meeting of the ministers, Prime Minister Bettel declared that cannabis could be used therapeutically by patients “in exceptional situations,” such as those suffering from cancer, multiple [... […]

  • New Zealand Cross-Party Support for Adult-Use Marijuana
    by Jon Hiltz on October 24, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    A coalition of two political parties in New Zealand has come together on a referendum that could legalize marijuana in the Asia Pacific nation. Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand’s incoming Prime Minister. Today, her Labour Party officially agreed with a recent proposal from the Green Party to hold a referendum which, depending on the outcome, [... […]

  • Political Party in Costa Rica Vows to Legalize Marijuana
    by Jon Hiltz on October 12, 2017 at 7:21 PM

    Federal elections in Costa Rica take place in February and a new political party in the Central American nation has vowed to legalize adult-use marijuana. The VAMOS Party, which in English translates to “Let’s Go,” has made the campaign promise to usher in a countrywide legal cannabis sector for Costa Ricans and tourists alike, should [... […]

  • 20,000 Public Comments on Cannabis Regulations for British Columbia
    by Jon Hiltz on October 10, 2017 at 6:26 PM

    The most marijuana-friendly Canadian province is also the most vocal when it comes to cannabis regulation. In late September, the provincial government of British Columbia (BC) started a five-week consultation period, asking residents for their input on a number of issues related to the regulation of cannabis. These points of interest include what the minimum age [... […]

  • Alberta Announces its Marijuana Framework
    by Jon Hiltz on October 5, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    In the second official announcement of a complete framework for legal marijuana, the Province of Alberta has set their minimum age to use and purchase pot at 18 years. Although New Brunswick has partially laid out its plans, and information from Québec’s upcoming system has been leaked, Ontario is the only province up until this [... […]

  • Quebec Will Sell Cannabis Through the Liquor Control Board
    by Jon Hiltz on October 2, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    The legal minimum age to purchase marijuana in Quebec will be 18 years and the sale of pot will be controlled by the province’s liquor control board, according to CBC News. Canada’s French province of Quebec will be selling legal marijuana through government-controlled outlets next summer. The number of retail locations has not been determined, [... […]