Government and Politics

Luxembourg publishes proposal for recreational cannabis legalisation

May 2, 2023 from leafie A proposal for implementing Luxembourg’s plans to legalise cannabis for recreational was published at the end of last week. The recommendations allow for the possession of up to 3 grams of cannabis, the cultivation of up to 4 plants at home, and a retail market where residents would be allowed to buy a maximum of

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Italian Military Halts Production Of Medical Cannabis Production Piling Pressure On Supply Chain

April 25, 2023 from Business of Cannabis Europe ITALY’s military, which remains the sole producer of medical cannabis in the country, has halted production at its Florence facility amid a ‘chronic shortage of personnel’. The stoppage threatens to further disrupt access to medical cannabis for Italy’s estimated 50,000 patients, and pile further pressure on an already severely under-equipped supply chain.

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Luxembourg In Race Against The Clock To Pass Long-Awaited Cannabis Legislation Before Elections

April 24, 2023 from Business of Cannabis LUXEMBOURG’s government has indicated that a long-running campaign for cannabis legalisation may soon make a significant step forward as plans for its state-controlled sale are expected to be submitted imminently. The country’s Minister of Health, Paulette Lenert, informed local news publication RTL last week that she was confident a draft law would be

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EESC calls for cannabis to be legalised in France

January 24, 2023 from NewsWeed The Economic, Social and Environmental Council (EESC), an advisory body that advises the Government and Parliament, voted on Tuesday 24 January in favour of a supervised legalisation of cannabis. During a plenary assembly, 2 EESC rapporteurs unveiled the main lines of the draft opinion “Cannabis: moving out of the status quo, towards supervised legalisation”. The

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Spain: Government has not regulated medical cannabis in 2022 within the deadline given by Congress

January 10, 2023 from Cannabis Magazine The Ministry of Health assures that it is finalizing the regulation, for which the Chamber gave it a period of six months that has concluded this week 2022 ends and everything remains the same. The six-month deadline that the Congressional Health Commission gave the Government to regulate the medicinal use of cannabis ended this

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Czech Republic to outline laws for legalisation of adult-use cannabis

January 26, 2023 from Cannabis Health Proposals for the legalisation of adult-use cannabis in the Czech Republic are expected to be published in a matter of months with a focus on ‘reform, regulation and taxation’. Draft laws, which would see the introduction of a regulated cannabis market in the Czech Republic, could be ready by the end of March, according

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Portugal: Socialist Youth leader challenges government to seize majority to legalize cannabis

December 19, 2022from CannaReporter The vice-president of the Parliamentary Group of the Socialist Party, Miguel Costa Matos, suggested to the Portuguese government to take advantage of the absolute majority it holds in the Assembly of the Republic to legalize cannabis. Miguel Costa Matos spoke during the National Congress of Socialist Youth, which ended yesterday in Braga, and where he was

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Ireland: Legalisation and regulation of drugs like cannabis should be examined by Govt

December 14, 2022 from The Journal A NEW REPORT by the Oireachtas Justice Committee has recommended that legalisation of certain drugs be examined by the Government as well as allowing some drug cultivation at a “non-profit” level. The report, published this morning, recommends that the Government examines a regulatory model for certain drugs, including cannabis, as part of measures to

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Germany: “CannaB” – Congress on legalization

December 6, 2022 from Apotheke Adhoc Berlin – On Tuesday, a congress on the planned legalization of cannabis will begin at Messe Freiburg. At the start of the first “CannaB.”, the Federal Government Commissioner for Addiction and Drug Issues, Burkhard Blienert (SPD), is expected, as the trade fair company reported. The two-day event is aimed at company representatives, among others.

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