Is the US set to Federally Decriminalise Cannabis?

There has been a remarkable turn of events in US drug legislation this week, as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would decriminalise cannabis at a federal level.  Titled The States Reform Act, this legislation aims to overcome the current legal threats facing many cannabis businesses. The hopes are that this … Continued

The Move Toward Craft Cannabis

  With the legal adult-use cannabis industry continuing to expand across North America, speciality brands have begun to emerge.  As the sector becomes increasingly mainstream, could craft cannabis be the way forward for diversifying and innovating the space? Craft cannabis embodies uniqueness by being grown in small batches, cultivating unique flavours. Products are created with … Continued

Cannabis Reform in Malta with Andrew Bonello

This year the Maltese government announced that reforms would take place to permit the personal cultivation of up to 4 cannabis plants. This Thursday (22nd of April) ECAN are holding an event with reLeaf to discuss human rights, cannabis consumption and cultivation, and this exciting prospect of national policy reform in Malta.  “The publication of … Continued

ECAN: Let’s Talk Cannabis Reform

  This piece was originally published for Insite Malta. With the government publishing a white paper proposing a decriminalised framework for responsible cannabis use on March 30, Malta is finally discussing an issue which has long been around. Cannabis reform has been a difficult field to navigate in Malta with current laws doing little to … Continued

Editorial: The Moral Complexities of Drug Policy

  Drug policy is a complex sphere to navigate for a whole host of reasons. The most important and difficult being that drug use is perceived to be a moral issue.  It is obvious that policies based on morals rather than science are inherently problematic as biases and emotional reasoning cloud our ability to think … Continued

New York Goes Legal: What’s Next?

  New York has officially legalised adult-use cannabis, becoming the 16th state in the USA to do so. It is predicted to be the largest market on the East Coast generating $2.5 billion in annual sales by its fourth year and approximately $300 million collected in tax revenue. New Yorkers can now possess up to … Continued