Posts tagged as marijuana

Estonia opts not to legalise marijuana

Friday, November 15, 2019

Over 1 000 activists in Estonia have signed a proposal to tax and enforce government control over the cannabis market by legalising it. Yet, legislators have not welcomed the idea citing health damage from the substance. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported on Wednesday that the proposal asks the state to regulate the cannabis market, impose taxes and an age of 21 years for marijuana purchases. MP Oskar-Aleksander Lesment from the…

Marijuana legalization in Latvia continues to see rise in public support

Friday, July 26, 2019

According to an SKDS survey, marijuana legalization continues to see a rise in public support. In June, Latvian residents were asked if they support the legalization of marijuana. According to the survey, 78 percent of residents are against the legalization of marijuana. The number of persons against the legalization of marijuana has been gradually falling since 2014, when 87 percent were against. Meanwhile, 15 percent of Latvian residents believe that…

Marijuana use doubles in US pregnant women to 1 in 14

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. Overall, 7% of pregnant women, or 1 in 14, said they used marijuana in the past month. That’s from a nationally representative health survey in 2016-17 and compares with a little over 3% in 2002-03. Some studies have linked marijuana use during pregnancy with increased chances of premature birth and…

Use of marijuana legalised in Caucasus nation Georgia

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Easing Georgia’s hard-line drug policy, its Constitutional Court on Monday abolished fines for the use cannabis, while setting forth that growing and selling the plant would continue to be an offence. French news agency AFP reported on Monday, July 30, that the court ruled on Monday: «The punishment for the use of marijuana contradicts… the Georgian constitution». Prior to the decision in Georgia, the personal use of marijuana was seen…

Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Canada’s parliament has passed a law legalising the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume cannabis legally as early as this September. The country is the second worldwide to legalise the drug’s recreational use.…