2020 continues to get better for the cannabis industry. On Wednesday, a United Nations committee voted to reclassify cannabis in a historic decision. The committee was presented with scientific data courtesy of the World Health Organization (WHO), to invalidate decades of misinformation. Cannabis for medical purposes will be removed from Schedule IV of the 1961 […]
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In an unprecedented move in Canadian history, on Wednesday the Vancouver city council voted to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of all illicit drugs. Once it is approved by the federal government, the motion will be the first of its kind in Canada, following in the recent footsteps of Oregon, the first US state […]
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Last Thursday, Mexico’s Senate approved a landmark cannabis legalization bill, another big move towards the country’s legalization of marijuana. The vote was a landslide, with senators voting 82 votes to 18 and seven abstentions, but it still needs to pass through the lower house of Congress for final approval. If the initiative passes, it will mark […]
At 9:30 a.m. today, Mayor Kennedy Stewart will be proposing a groundbreaking motion to the Vancouver City Council and a formal vote will ensue. Announced last Wednesday, Nov. 18th, the Mayor is hoping to make Vancouver the first Canadian city to decriminalize drug possession. This is said to be a response to the opiate crisis, […]
Vancouver has made a big step forward in the possible decriminalization of drugs. Last week, Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart announced the cities intention to seek leave from the federal government to approve a plan to decriminalize simple possession of illicit drugs within city limits. Stewart described these types of offenses as a health issue, rather than […]
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Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart made an announcement today, proposing the decriminalization of all drugs. The Mayor announced his intention to propose this motion to the City Council at next Tuesday’s meeting. If the motion is passed, the city will seek a Section 56 Exemption from the Federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; making Vancouver the […]
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Oregon Measure 110, the Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment Initiative was approved on November 3rd, 2020, with 58.82% support. The measure reclassified personal and non-commercial drug possession charges. Possession of a controlled substance ranging from Schedule I to Schedule IV, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, psychedelic mushrooms, Xanax, and Ketamine; was reclassified from a Class A […]
The 2020 US Presidential election took place last night, and the results have yet to be decided. American voters chose a new leader and voted on measures put forward by each state. This election brought a record turnout; thus, US lawmakers got a better idea of what the American people actually want. So, they asked […]
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With 40,000 people incarcerated in US prisons for cannabis possession as of 2020, many states and local governments are beginning to rethink policy surrounding the criminal implications and punishment it still holds. Michigan Cannabis Prisoners state after legalization Michigan is one of 13 states that has legalized recreational cannabis consumption and possession, yet still penalizes […]
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On October 17, 2018, the Canadian government decriminalized weed for recreational use. Today marijuana is a popular recreation enjoyed by more people than ever with a developing industry for entrepreneurs and tastemakers alike. It has been two years of cannabis legalization in Canada but it was not an easy path. The same day cannabis was legalized […]
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