The new ruling adds mounting pressure on Mexican lawmakers, who, despite the legalization of medical cannabis in 2017, have not created a pathway for patient access.
The debate surrounding the legalization—or even decriminalization—of cannabis in Barbados has been contentious.
Under a Supreme Court order to legalize and regulate the drug, the country is holding a big civic discussion about exactly how best to do that.
The report indicates that the National Institute for Health Research should prioritize research on cannabis-based products in five areas, including chronic pain in children and young people.
Possible winners? Workers in Uruguay and Colombia, and patients in Europe. Possible losers? Adult use consumers in Uruguay, who face a shortage.
The administration announced priority licensing for large-scale business projects to ramp up economic growth in the country.
But the conservative politician pushing the measure says that’s as far as it goes.
In the wake of a major report on all aspects of cannabis policy, the prime minister moves to relax the rules.
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.