World wide weed legalisation is gaining momentum. An increasingly sober discussion comes to more and more realistic assessments enabling options for progressive measures. Or, as the Columbian Nobel prize winner Santos said, “it makes no sense to imprison a peasant who grows marijuana, when cultivation and use are legal in eight states of the United States”.
World wide weed legalisation gains momentum
The Zobel-Marthaler-report outlines the current situation in the USA, Uruguay, Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Belgium, and Switzerland. In „Neue Entwicklungen in der Regulierung des Cannabismarktes, Von A (Anchorage) bis Z (Zürich)“ it debates which model of regulation might be best suited in the context of cannabis legalisation. These assessments have only become more urgent with the developments in the USA. With 8 ‘legal’ US-states by now and steps towards legalisation becoming more concrete in Canada for 2017 the agenda is growing. Last not least, not stopping efforts of many German communities and cities to let prevail more sense for reality finally, or the gently kick-started national law introducing cannabis as medicine do make hope.
An increasingly sober discussion enables options for progressive measures
President‘s kill imperative has become national policy and good practice resulting in more than 7,000 deaths of alleged drug users, dealers, and addicts
Washington allows everyone growing for medicinal purposes, other states generally permit three to six plants..
In 2014 5,834 tons of cannabis herb (+ 4 %) and 1,483 tons of cannabis resin (+ 2 %) have been seized globally…
Still no majority for legalisation in Germany – neither in parliament nor among the population, but cannabis through prescription
Adults in Uruguay can possess up to 40 gram, public consumption is prohibited.
Health-oriented targets might be best implemented with Spain‘s registered, monitored, non-profit-oriented Cannabis Social Clubs adhering to strict rules…
At the end of 2013 37000 Canadians received cannabis as medicine, a new rule in 2014 let this number increase a lot…
Up to the 9th November more than 20 million US-citizens are already able to enjoy legal cannabis.