Officials have conducted cannabis “study visits” to the Netherlands, Portugal and Canada.
French patients see relief, and potential providers see economic opportunity.
Officials are particularly concerned about rise in product potency.
Cannabis buds have been for sale across the country since October. But officials wanted to take their time crafting rules for more potent products, like edibles and concentrates.
UN’s International Narcotics Control Board Calls for Decriminalization of Simple Possession, Abolition of Capital Punishment
“There is no obligation stemming from the conventions to incarcerate drug users who commit minor offences.”
International community has “condemnation for countries that have opted for a complete legalization of marijuana,” INCB member says.
An election has placed cannabis in the spotlight. While government support and a tradition of research bodes well for the “new gold,” companies face challenges on the global market.
Member States need “more time to consider the recommendations" of the World Health Organization that acknowledge the therapeutic potential of cannabis.
The International Narcotics Control Board report comes on the heels of the WHO’s recommendation that cannabis be rescheduled, and days before member states meet in Vienna to discuss drug policy.
Days before the law is set to take effect, advocates hail a major change but worry about limited medicines, high prices, and lack of access.
The vote could ultimately lead to the introduction of a legislative proposal on medical cannabis at the EU level.
Members of the Mexican Senate will soon grapple with three initiatives to regulate the “non-medicinal consumption of cannabis.”
The proposed changes could ignite the global market.
Despite its favorable climate and decades of experience in research and production, Israel’s cannabis industry has been overshadowed by other nations due to its inability to export.
An important finding may not be delivered in time for key UN commission’s vote this March.