Government and Politics

German cannabis legalisation could infringe EU law despite tweaks

By Julia Dahm |  Jul 26, 2023 Germany’s plans to legalise cannabis are partially incompatible with EU law, despite significant changes Berlin made to avoid legal problems, according to a study from the parliamentary research service. After the German governmentfirst presented a roadmapin October 2022 for the full legalisation of the commercial production and distribution of cannabis, it became clear that the

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Marijuana Legalization Law Officially Takes Effect In Luxembourg

July 21, 2023 from Marijuana Moment A new law legalizing the possession and personal cultivation of marijuana for adults in Luxembourg officially took effect on Friday. Earlier in the week, the Ministry of Justice had published a statement about the policy change in the Official Journal—a procedural step that meant the legislation would come into force in four days. This

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Albanian Parliament legalizes medical cannabis despite harsh opposition

Published July 21, 2023 TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian Parliament on Friday legalized cannabis for medical purposes in a country once known as a European crossroads for marijuana trafficking. The Parliament voted 69-23 to allow limited and controlled growth of cannabis plants, a move harshly contested by the opposition. It was not clear how the medical cannabis will be regulated.

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Scotland to Go the Way of Portugal and Calls for the Decriminalization of All Drugs – The War on Drugs is a Failure

Posted by:Joseph Billions on Saturday Jul 15, 2023 Last week, theScottish government made a plea to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of drugsas an effort to address the alarming number of overdose deaths in the country, which ranks among the highest in Europe. In a policy proposal, the semi-autonomous government in Edinburgh, led by the Scottish National Party advocating

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Luxembourg’s Marijuana Legalization Law Will Take Effect This Week, Government Says

Published on July 18, 2023 A new law legalizing the possession and personal cultivation of marijuana for adults in Luxembourg officially takes effect on Friday, the government has announced. The Ministry of Justice published a statement about the forthcoming policy change in the Official Journal on Tuesday—a procedural step that means the legislation will come into force in four days. This

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Germany’s ‘Impractical’ And ‘Contradictory’ Draft Law Is Driving Would-Be Cultivation Associations To Put Plans On Ice

BY BEN STEVENS JULY 12, 2023 Germany’shighly anticipated draft lawfor ‘Pillar 1’ of its cannabis legalisation plans has been hammered by industry stakeholders and would-be associations. The new proposals,published officially for the first time last week,have been accused of significant ‘over-regulation’, which would make it all but impossible for cannabis associations to operate. One would-be cannabis association toldBusiness of Cannabisits

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Bill on Medical Cannabis Legalization Passes First Reading in Ukrainian Parliament

by Kyiv Post | July 13, 2023, 2:43 pm  Ukraine’s parliament has given its initial approval to a bill aiming to legalize medical cannabis in the country. People’s deputies Iryna Herashchenko andYaroslav Zheleznyak confirmedthe successful vote, with 268 deputies supporting the legislation. “The long-awaited bill on medical cannabis has passed the first reading. But this bill is not so much about medicine

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Ukraine’s President Says Legalizing Medical Marijuana Can Help People Impacted By ‘Trauma Of War’ With Russia

Published on June 28, 2023 The president of Ukraine is calling for the legalization of medical marijuana to help Ukrainians cope with trauma amid the ongoing war with Russia. In an address to the Ukrainian Parliament on Wednesday, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that “all the world’s best practices, all the most effective policies, all the solutions, no matter how difficult or

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Luxembourg Parliament Votes To Legalize Marijuana Possession And Cultivation, Making It Second EU Country To End Prohibition

Published on June 28, 2023 Luxembourg’s Parliament has approved a bill to legalize marijuana possession and cultivation for adults. About two years after the government first proposed ending cannabis prohibition, members of the Chamber of Deputies passed the non-commercial legalization bill in a 38-22 vote on Wednesday. This makes Luxembourg the second country in the European Union to enact the reform, following

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Le projet révisé de légalisation du cannabis en Allemagne sera soumis au cabinet d’ici la mi-août.

 26 juin 2023 Le calendrier de la légalisation du cannabis en Allemagne se précise. Selon les informations du Spiegal, le projet révisé de légalisation devrait être présenté au gouvernement d’ici la mi-août. « Je m’attends à ce que le projet de loi nous parvienne au Parlement au plus tard après la période sans session », a déclaré Katja Mast, secrétaire parlementaire du

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