Colombia To License Medical Cannabis Use

Generic 25 December 2015 | 0 Comments

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has signed legislation into law regulating the licensed production and exportation of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Under the new policy, those seeking to grow medicinal cannabis commercially or manufacturer cannabis-based medicinal products may apply with government agencies for licensure. Regulators will also grant permits to those seeking to export medicinal [...]

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Cannabis policies in the Netherlands, what went wrong?

Medical news 12 January 2015 | 0 Comments

ENCOD BULLETIN ON DRUG POLICIES IN EUROPE AUGUST 2012 The last major change in Dutch drug policy was in 1976, when new legislation established a distinction between soft and hard drugs, and decriminalised possession and sales of small amounts of cannabis by and to adults. At first cannabis only became available on special occasions and [...]

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Norway’s former Foreign Minister Thorvald Stoltenberg to receive Cannabis Culture Award 2012 in the Netherlands

Medical news 12 January 2015 | 0 Comments

Amsterdam, 26 April 2012. Norway’s Former Foreign Minister Thorvald Stoltenberg receives the award on behalf of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Other winners are: Dr. Lester Grinspoon (extraordinary Professor of Psychiatry of the Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Frederick Polak (one of the most experienced and respected Dutch psychiatrists in the area of drug [...]

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Switzerland and Copenhagen – beyond cannabis tolerance (part one)

Medical news 12 January 2015 | 0 Comments

The policy of ‘soft drug tolerance’ in the Netherlands is probably the most well-known example of a country attempting to regulate the use and sale of cannabis. Recognising that marijuana and hashish consumption cause very little social or personal harm, Holland’s laws were changed to differentiate relatively benign soft drugs from genuinely harmful hard drugs. [...]

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The Coffee Shops and the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup

Generic 2 December 2014 | 0 Comments

I just returned from the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, and thought I might share some thoughts about the state of the legalization efforts in the Netherlands, as contrasted to the US. The Coffee Shops Amsterdam is famous for its coffee shops, where those over 18 are permitted to purchase and enjoy marijuana. But [...]

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