September 22, 2018

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Austrian policies on Cannabis & hemp: a short overview.

This brief overview is provided by the Austrian Hemp Association (ÖHV). Source: www.hanfverband.at/cannabis-the-situation-in-austria-2 Legal overview. Hemp production is allowed for industrial and medical purposes. Hemp products can be purchased legally, except for psychoactive cannabis containing THC. Consumption of cannabis is technically non-punishable, but possession, purchases and passing it on to others – even when only sharing a Read more about Austrian policies on Cannabis & hemp: a short overview.[…]

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United Nations just proclaimed Universal Rights of Peasants

The United Nations just adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas, thus proclaiming new rights and binding States to take measures to respect and protect rural needs, singularities, traditions, and knowledge. An indispensable element to consider when undertaking reforms of Cannabis-related policies. Today, a huge victory happens Read more about United Nations just proclaimed Universal Rights of Peasants[…]

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Catalan Cannabis Clubs declared Unconstitutional by Madrid – But Blooming in Barcelona

Catalonia, the home of Cannabis Social Club, has just had its legal regulation declared unconstitutional by Spain’s Court. The wasted opportunity for Cannabis policy is also a negative element in the context of Catalan’s intent of independence. But the non-profit and cooperative Cannabis supply micro-regulation model resists. Suspended since October 2018, the Catalan law #LaRosaVerda Read more about Catalan Cannabis Clubs declared Unconstitutional by Madrid – But Blooming in Barcelona[…]

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Cannabis Investors compare Budding Industry to 1997 Internet Boom – Time for Sustainable Regulations

This post was originally posted on NewsWeek. The weed industry in Canada and the U.S. has surged, leading some on Wall Street and other investors to leave lucrative positions to invest in the budding sector. Some compared the rapidly growing and volatile investment opportunities to the internet boom of the late 1990s, while others have said Read more about Cannabis Investors compare Budding Industry to 1997 Internet Boom – Time for Sustainable Regulations[…]

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‘War on drugs has failed’: Former world leaders call for worldwide legalisation

Published today on metro.co.uk A group including 12 former heads of state has called for drugs to be legalised worldwide, as the war on drugs has ‘failed’, a report published today said. The report ‘Regulation: The Responsible Control of Drugs’ by the Global Commission on Drug Policy found that arresting drug dealers has had little effect. Read more about ‘War on drugs has failed’: Former world leaders call for worldwide legalisation[…]

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Press release #2 | After Trump’s anti-drug call at the UN: let’s rethink international Cannabis law

Vienna, September 24th, 2018. Trump_ Today, the United Nations celebrated 73rd years, with the opening of the General Assembly session. Early in the morning, President Donald Trump convened an informal meeting with heads of State, to present his so-called “Global Call to Action on drugs“, signed by 128 countries. Although this initiative is expected to Read more about Press release #2 | After Trump’s anti-drug call at the UN: let’s rethink international Cannabis law[…]

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Countries are obliged by Treaties to regulate Cannabis, UN experts say.

You can read the original post on the website of FAAAT in English or in Spanish It is an old line to say that the Drug Conventions forbid legal regulations. In March 2017 in the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, during a Commission on Narcotic Drugs session, we organized series of conferences in which we needed to ask that question Read more about Countries are obliged by Treaties to regulate Cannabis, UN experts say.[…]

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Linking Cannabis policy to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.

Post initially published on LinkedIn by Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli. In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 ambitious goals for a safer, fairer and better world by 2030 (the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). These goals focus on ending poverty, fighting inequalities and stopping climate change. Guided by the goals, all governments are amending their long-term strategies to Read more about Linking Cannabis policy to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.[…]

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Tidbits from the UN drugs commission lobby

UN DRUGS COMMISSION: LOBBY INTERVIEWS Three 2-minutes interviews of key policy-makers, UN officials and NGO representatives Drug policies: what should be changed in priority? Drug policies: are Legal Regulations the solution? Drug policies: what do you foresee for 2030?   FORUM OF CITIZENS ON LEGAL REGULATIONS. Involving broad stakeholders for a comprehensive reform. ACADEMIC Read more about Tidbits from the UN drugs commission lobby[…]

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What are the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, as part of the resolution 70/1 called “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Subdivided in 169 targets, the goals are broad and interdependent, yet each has a specific list of targets to Read more about What are the SDGs?[…]

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