Legality of cannabis
The legality of cannabis varies from country to country. Possession of cannabis is illegal in most countries and has been since the beginning of widespread cannabis prohibition in the late 1930s. Howe...
HHmong Co-operative Hemp Cooperative in Lung Tam Village. Ha Giang, Vietnam
HA GIANG, Vietnam Hmong Co-operative Hemp Cooperative in Lung Tam Village. Ha Giang, Vietnam Peek In Motion I Who Are They? Two curious travellers who decided to lend their professional skills to.....
El Chapo And The Secret History Of The Heroin Crisis
If you wonder why America is in the grips of a heroin epidemic that kills two hundred people a week, take a hard look at the legalization of pot, which destroyed the profits of the Mexican cartels. Ho...
California Acts To Regulate Pot Industry
California took a big step Friday toward regulating its legalized pot industry. Gov. Gerry Brown signed three bills that create a new state agency and develop guidelines for licensing, producing and t...
Alaska Becomes 3rd State With Legal Marijuana
Alaska legalizes marijuana becoming the third state to take the plunge..
Cannabis legalization in Canada
Police and prosecution services in all Canadian jurisdictions are capable of pursuing criminal charges for cannabis possession. Despite this, there is a lack of consensus on the legal status of cannab...
Drug policy of the Netherlands
The drug policy of the Netherlands officially has four major objectives:By contrast, most other countries take the point of view that recreational drug use is detrimental to society and must therefore...
Cannabis in New Zealand
Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in New Zealand. In the population of more than 4 million, 13.4% of those between the ages of 16–64 use cannabis. This ranks as the ninth highest cannabis ...
Drug policy of Sweden
The drug policy of Sweden is based on zero tolerance focusing on prevention, treatment, and control, aiming to reduce both the supply of and demand for illegal drugs. While using illegal substances is...
Cannabis in Switzerland
Cannabis in Switzerland that contains more than 1,0 % of THC is classified as an illegal drug in Switzerland. Thus, according to the Federal Law on Drugs, production, culture, use and possession ...
Cannabis classification in the United Kingdom
Cannabis classification in the United Kingdom refers to the class of drugs, as determined by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, that cannabis is placed in. Between 1928 and 2004 and since 2009, it has been...
List of controlled drugs in the United Kingdom
Drugs controlled by the United Kingdom (UK) Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 are listed in this article.These drugs are known in the UK as controlled drugs, because this is the term by which the act itself re...
Cannabis in the United Kingdom
Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in the United Kingdom. It is a plant which is not native to the British Isles but one that was probably introduced from Continental Europe towards the end...
Cannabis in the United States
*Cannabis remains a Schedule I substance under federal law as of 2015. *Some cities and Indian Reservations have legalization policies separate from their surrounding states. The use, sale and...
Capital punishment for drug trafficking
In certain countries illegal importing, exporting, sale, or possession of drugs constitute capital offences that may result in the death penalty. According to a 2011 article by the Lawyers Collective,...
Hemp
Hemp (from Old English hænep) is a commonly used term for high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products, which include fiber, oil, and seed. Hemp is refined into products such as hemp ...
Mexican Drug War
The Mexican Drug War (also known as the Mexican War on Drugs) is an ongoing low-intensity asymmetric war between the Mexican Government and some drug cartels. Since 2006, when intervention with the Me...
Gonzales v. Raich
Gonzales v. Raich (previously Ashcroft v. Raich), 545 U.S. 1 (2005), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court ruling that under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, the Unit...
Marihuana Tax Act of 1937
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, Pub. 238, 75th Congress, 50 Stat. 551 (Aug. 2, 1937) was a United States Act that placed a tax on the sale of cannabis. The H.R. 6385 act was drafted by Harry Anslinger...
Decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States
*Cannabis remains a Schedule I substance under federal law as of 2015. *Some cities and Indian Reservations have legalization policies separate from their surrounding states. Decriminalization...
Cannabis laws in Ann Arbor, Michigan
During the last 40 years, the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan has enacted some of the most lenient laws on marijuana possession in the United States. These include measures approved in a 1972 city...
Privateer Holdings
Privateer Holdings is a private equity firm that strategically invests in the legal medical cannabis field. Privateer Holdings is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and is the first firm in the Unit...
Timeline of cannabis legalization in the United States
Includes laws which have not yet gone into effect. Mississippi has only legal non-psychoactive medical cannabis. * Cannabis remains a Schedule I substance under federal law as of 2015. * S...
Cannabis coffee shop
Coffeeshops are establishments in the Netherlands where the sale of cannabis for personal consumption by the public is tolerated by the local authorities.Under the drug policy of the Netherlands, the ...
California Proposition 215 (1996)
Proposition 215, or the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, is a California law concerning the use of medical cannabis. It was enacted, on November 5, 1996, by means of the initiative process, and passed w...
Matthew Davies (businessman)
Matthew R. "Matt" Davies was one of three defendants indicted by a Stockton, California, grand jury in July 2012 for cultivating marijuana for sale to licensed patients in California, whose use is leg...
United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative
In United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 532 U.S. 483 (2001), the United States Supreme Court rejected the common-law medical necessity defense to crimes enacted under the federal Con...
Legal and medical status of cannabis
Cannabis is in Schedule IV of the 1961 international treaty the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, making it subject to special restrictions. Article 2 provides for the following, in reference ...