Cannabis

A groundbreaking new report produced by a coalition of legal and drug policy experts offers strategies for countries exploring regulatory approaches to cannabis to do so in ways that ensure that their domestic reforms align with their international legal obligations.
The Liberal Democrats have released the report of the expert panel they set up to look into the issue cannabis regulation.
As the legalisation and regulation of cannabis becomes more widespread, policy makers must start thinking about the detail of what effective and appropriate policies will look like and how to develop and implement them. Presented are a set of key recommendations and guidelines for reforming cannabis policy and law.
The issue of cannabis law reform dominated the news yesterday. The Liberal Democrats kicked off the day by announcing that they will set up an expert panel to look into how a legally regulated cannabis market could work in the UK.
As the first jurisdiction in the world to implement a legally regulated market for non-medical cannabis use, Colorado is under intense scrutiny, with advocates keen to demonstrate its successes, and prohibitionists keen to highlight its failings. In Transform's new report, we take a look at the evidence.
As more and more places legalize and regulate cannabis, the wider implications of bringing the trade above ground have inevitably attracted scrutiny. A growth in tourism related to the drug is one such implication, and it's dividing opinion.
Cannabis social clubs (CSCs) are private, non-profit organisations in which cannabis is collectively grown and distributed to registered members. With no profit motive to increase cannabis consumption or initiate new users, the clubs offer a more cautious, public health-centred alternative to large-scale retail cannabis markets dominated by commercial enterprises.
If drug use is going down, then isn’t this proof that our approach to drugs is working? It seems at first glance like a reasonable assumption to make. The Prime Minister certainly thought it was a plausible counter-argument to the widespread calls for decriminalisation witnessed last week.
The US took another historic step towards ending the war on drugs last night. Oregon, Colorado, and the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., all voted to legalise and regulate cannabis.
The Spanish translation of Transform’s cannabis regulation guide is available to download for free today. The book is aimed at policy makers, drug policy reform advocates and affected communities all over the world, who are witnessing the question change from, 'Should we maintain cannabis prohibition?’ to ‘How will legal regulation work in practice?'

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