Catalonia Legalises Cannabis Cultivation and Distribution

This article was originally published on TalkingDrugs. The Parliament of Catalonia has approved the creation of a legal framework for regulating the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of cannabis. On June 28, members of the Catalonia Parliament voted to approve the creation of a regulated framework for cannabis social clubs (CSCs) across the autonomous Spanish region, … Continued

Poland Votes To Legalise Medical Cannabis

Polish lawmakers have this week voted to legalise medical cannabis. The EU member voted overwhelmingly in favour of the move – only 2 politicians out of 443 voting against the bill. Pending approval from the senate, the legislation will make Poland the latest country to embrace medicinal cannabis, joining the likes of the Czech Republic, Portugal … Continued

Mexico Legalises Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis is now officially legal in Mexico, it was confirmed in a decree published by President Enrique Peña Nieto yesterday. The medical cannabis bill received overwhelming support in both the Senate in December 2016 and in the Lower House in April (the former passing with 98-7 in favour and the later with 347-7) and … Continued

#Weed4Corbyn?

Whilst the shockwaves of last week’s General Election continue to rumble on, many reformers are turning their attention to what all this upheaval and uncertainty means for the future of drug policy in the UK. It seems very safe to assume that a Conservative government, particularly one led by Theresa May, and certainly one propped … Continued

Volteface Canada Dispatch #2

After legalisation plans were presented to Parliament, the last month has seen a surge of activity in the wider cannabis sector as investors, producers, consultants and campaigners rush to organise themselves and prepare for the new consumer market expected to come online later next year. In every province the issue has been in the news, … Continued

Evidence-Based Policy-Making: A Myth to Believe in

This article was originally published on Democratic Audit UK In the era of Trump, is evidence-based policy-making dead? John Boswell argues that while Evidence Based Policy Making (EBPM) is ultimately a myth, it is a useful one which plays an important role in democratic deliberation. It underpins and enables democratic contestation in a way that no … Continued