Linking Cannabis policy to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.

Post initially published on LinkedIn by Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli. In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 ambitious goals for a safer, fairer and better world by 2030 (the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). These goals focus on ending poverty, fighting inequalities and stopping climate change. Guided by the goals, all governments are amending their long-term strategies to Read more about Linking Cannabis policy to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.[…]

Announcement – Update of the International Cannabis Policy Conference staff

Announcement Update of the International Cannabis Policy Conference staff FAAAT discontinues any collaboration with ICACO Due to a series of unfortunate events, the International Cannabis Policy Conference 2018 has reorganized its management team. As the main organizer, the non-profit FAAAT think & do tank is discontinuing any collaboration with ICACO association, particularly its leader David Read more about Announcement – Update of the International Cannabis Policy Conference staff[…]

The science behind the Cannabis plant (hemp) as a carbon sink

Author: James Vosper BSCHons, FRGS 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 Read more about The science behind the Cannabis plant (hemp) as a carbon sink[…]

Press release #3 | November 1st, 2018

Press release   Cannabis policies are getting transformed all around the world. Businesses are springing up and, from Thailand to Canada and from Lesotho to France, societies are getting prepared to change their approach and relation with this mighty plant and its multiple applications. However, international regulations on cannabis are still incoherent and outdated, as Read more about Press release #3 | November 1st, 2018[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

‘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[…]