Cannabis Bill | Parliament under pressure to pass bill

Lobby groups are unimpressed with the current state of the Private Purposes Bill . They say the draft bill is unreasonable and maliciously limits users’ rights. Parliament is currently under pressure to pass it. eNCA’s Thulasizwe speaks to Ras Gareth Prince from the Cannabis Development Council of South Africa. Courtesy…

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Portugal Parliament Ignites Adult-Use Conversations All Over Europe

The timing of the consideration of full adult-use cannabis legislation on the “West Coast” of Europe is sparking a renewed conversation about reform elsewhere in the region—and standards just about everywhere, including Portugal. There will be, in retrospect, a great deal written about this period—generally and more specifically about cannabis…

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Italian Parliament to Consider Marijuana Legalization on Monday

Italy may become the next country to legally regulate marijuana, with a legislative proposal expected to be debated in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies on Monday, July 25. “Italy has rarely if ever provided leadership in Europe on drug policy reform,” said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the US-based Drug Policy…

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Australia: Parliament Approves Measure To Authorize Medical Marijuana Production

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Members of Australia’s House and Senate approved legislation this week to amend federal law to permit for the licensed production and distribution of cannabis to qualified patients. The measure amends the Narcotic Drugs Act of 1967 to allow “for the cultivation and production of…

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UK Parliament To Debate Marijuana Legalization Next Month

A petition was started calling for the UK Parliament to debate cannabis legalization. The petition needed 100,000 signers to initiative the debate. As of this date, the petition has received 215,769 signatures. As such, a debate has been planned for next month. Per High Times: In response to a public…

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UK Government And Parliament Issues Response To Very Popular Marijuana Petition

A petition was started to urge the UK government to legalize cannabis. The petition needed 100,000 to initiate a debate, and the petition more than doubled that. Here’s what the petition said: Legalising cannabis could bring in £900m in taxes every year, save £400m on policing cannabis and create over…

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Marijuana Legalization Petition Gets Enough Signatures To Earn Debate In UK Parliament

In the United Kingdom, people can gather signatures for petitions and force a debate in Parliament for whatever topic the signatures were gathered for. One was started for cannabis legalization, and in just a handful of days, the 100,000 signature threshold was met. There is a deadline of January 2016 to…

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