Teenagers Using Cannabis Less Since Legalisation in US States

Fewer young people are using cannabis in the US now compared to 2012, when the first states moved to legalise cannabis, according to a federally funded study – once again debunking the myth that prohibition is required to stop teenagers consuming cannabis. The 2018 Monitoring the Future survey found that annual, monthly and daily cannabis […]

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New Zealand sets cannabis legalisation referendum for 2020 General Election

New Zealand’s Government has set the date for its promised referendum on legalising cannabis for the 2020 General Election. The referendum was among the promises made by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party in a 2017 agreement that led to a coalition government with the Green and NZ First parties. The coalition ended the nine-year […]

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‘Kingdom in the sky’ Lesotho attracts global cannabis investors

Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is emerging as a hotspot for investment in cannabis crops since it became the first African nation to legalise the growth of cannabis for medicinal and research purposes in 2017. Known as “the kingdom in the sky”, the high altitude combines with fertile soils for high-quality crops. […]

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New Zealand makes cannabis legal for terminally ill with further decriminalisation to follow in a year

New Zealand’s Government has passed a law – by 63 votes to 53 – that will “make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time”. The legislation will allow terminally ill patients to begin smoking illegal pot immediately without facing the possibility of prosecution. However, patients suffering with chronic pain will have to […]

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Luxembourg to become first EU country to legalise recreational cannabis

In a milestone development for Europe, Luxembourg looks likely to become the first country in the EU to legalise cannabis, including recreationally. While cannabis is decriminalised or tolerated in the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the Czech Republic – and most EU countries currently allow some form of medical cannabis – Luxembourg is the first to pursue […]

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