September 22, 2018

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Interested in the details of the Conference or the last developments in Cannabis policy reform?
Find below all updated news from the International Cannabis Policy Conference team!

 

The science behind hemp as a carbon sink

One hectare of industrial hemp can absorb 22 tonnes of CO2 per hectare. It is possible to grow to 2 crops per year so absorption is doubled. Hemp’s rapid growth (grows to 4 metres in 100 days) makes it one of the fastest CO2-to-biomass conversion tools available, more efficient than agro-forestry. Biomass is produced by Read more about The science behind hemp as a carbon sink[…]

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Towards a Sensible Cannabis Education & Harm Reduction

Earlier this year CSSDP – the Canadian chapter of the NGO Students for Sensible Drug Policy – released a prevention and education toolkit on cannabis use. Their toolkit will be discussed during the International Cannabis Policy Conference (in particular Saturday plenary debate on harm reduction to cannabis use, and Sunday workshop on youth approach to Read more about Towards a Sensible Cannabis Education & Harm Reduction[…]

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UN’s 10-year war on drugs plan has been a ‘spectacular failure’ – What will come next?

A report published today by the NGO IDPC explains the failure of the 2009-2019 world plan of action to “address the world drug problem”, concretely an impulse to the war on drugs. Reconduction of the initial 1998-2008 plan that planned – among other – the eradication of Cannabis, the world commitment is about to be, Read more about UN’s 10-year war on drugs plan has been a ‘spectacular failure’ – What will come next?[…]

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Spain at the doors of Cannabis legalization, as survey shows 2/3 support for reform

The reform of Cannabis policy has a widespread support in Spain. According to data released today, approximately two-thirds of the population are favorable to the regulation of Cannabis, while only a third oppose it. Today the institute Electomania published the preliminary release of data from a survey conducted in all Spanish territories. The survey reveals that support is generalized Read more about Spain at the doors of Cannabis legalization, as survey shows 2/3 support for reform[…]

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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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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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