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Cannabis Legalization Around the World
Canada and Uruguay are currently the only countries with medical and recreational cannabis fully legalized. Still illegal at the Federal level in the USA, but they recently legalized CBD oil and hemp farming. USA has been instrumental in influencing many countries in the past into keeping cannabis criminalized. I believe Canada would have legalized much earlier if not for pressure from the USA. With USA fed no longer demonizing cannabis, the hope is that other countries around the world will sooner than later move to legalize cannabis.
According to the Cannabis Legalization World Map Web Site:
- Argentina – Status: CBD legalized/Partially medically legalized/Decriminalized
- Australia – Status: Medically legalized/Partially decriminalized
- Canada – Status: Full federal legalization
- Chile – Status: Medically legalized
- Colombia – Status: Medically legalized/Decriminalized
- Croatia – Status: Medically legalized
- Czech Republic – Status: Medically legalized
- Germany – Status: Medically legalized/Decriminalized
- India – Status: Federally illegal, but legal in some states
- Israel – Status: Medically legalized
- Italy – Status: Medically legalized
- Jamaica – Status: Partially medically legalized/Decriminalized
- Macedonia – Status: Medically legalized
- Mexico – Status: Medically legalized/Decriminalized
- Netherlands - Status: Technically still illegal, but rarely prosecuted unless it's a nuance. Amsterdam bud cafe shops are legal and permitted.
- Philippines – Status: Medically legalized
- Poland – Status: Partially medically legalized
- Puerto Rico – Status: Medically legalized"
- Thailand - Status: Medically legalized
- Turkey – Status: Medically legalized
- United States - Status: Federally Illegal, but CBD oil has been recently legalized along with hemp.
- Uruguay – Status: Legalized
Many other countries are cannabis friendly, but have not yet technically made it legal. Below are additional countries that may be weed friendly - along with sources. Be sure to know the laws of the land
Peru possession of marijuana isn’t punished as long as it’s for personal, private, immediate use. The Peruvian congress has passed a bill that legalized medical marijuana, allowing the production, sale, and importation of cannabis oil.
Spain citizens aren’t penalized for growing or consuming privately. Sale is technically illegal, but there more than 800 (link in Spanish) “private” cannabis clubs where membership requires nothing more than a bit of paperwork.
- Source: Quartz - qz.com
Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estonia, and Switzerland also have some form of cannabis friendly decriminalization - visit the thekindland.com web site for more information.
UK UPDATE TO POST (thanks @easyrider)
The British Government has recently legalized medical cannabis.
The British government has added cannabis to the pharmacopoeia of medicines available to patients on the National Health Service.Source: CNN: Britain welcomes the global cannabis revolution
As of November 1, "patients can be prescribed medicinal cannabis by specialist doctors," the Home Office declared in a recent statement.
Legalization News Stories of the Week
|"Breaking News: Fans of All Music Like Weed + Will the Entire Northeast Legalize? | MERRY JANE NEWS" (wesetfesttv) NY, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and now Pennsylvania are all looking to legalize recreational and medicinal cannabis in 2019. Washington residents may be eligible for an online State Police pardon for a past cannabis misdemeanor charge.|
|"Ontario's cannabis retail license lottery" (CBC News) 25 businesses that win the upcoming lottery will have the privilege of being able to apply for a license to open a recreational cannabis dispensary. Businesses will be randomly selected - not selected on merit. Recreational cannabis can currently only be legally purchased on the OCS.ca web site. Politicians say they are slowly licensing walk-in stores due to a short supply of "legal" cannabis.|
|"Kentucky representative pushes for legalizing medical marijuana" (Lexington Herald Leader) Legislator talked to a team that went to Colorado to investigate their cannabis industry. He was enticed by the tax revenue and 18,000 new jobs the cannabis industry created there. He points out that unlike Canada, Kentucky would would have two growing seasons. He seemed to like the idea of franchised cannabis outlets. Does not mention medical benefits in this clip, just the money.|
|"Local delegate trying to legalize marijuana" (13News Now) State of Virginia delegate Steve Heretic has been pushing to decriminalize cannabis, but now he would like to see medicinal and recreational cannabis legalized. He finds cannabis is no more dangerous than alcohol, another person interviewed believes that the facts and science points to cannabis being less harmful to the community than alcohol. One third of the cannabis tax revenue Heretic would like to see go to drug education and programs.|
|"Report: Americans more likely to die of opioid overdose than car crash" (OAN) New data reveals that Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than from a car crash. There is as 1 in 96 chance of death from opioid overdose, 1 in 103 chance of death from a car crash - based on 2017 mortality data. Trump and many other politicians are making moves to help reduce the overdoses and the fentanyl flow from China.|
|"Gov. Evers reveals 'first step' to marijuana legalization" (Channel 3000 | News3) Wisconsin governor is making moves to legalize medical cannabis. Will include in the state budget, he would like to see full legalization. Rep Melissa Sargent has been pushing for legalization and regulation, happy to have the governor and AG on board.|
|"Gov. Raimondo to Propose Legalizing Recreational Cannabis" (WPRI) Rhode Island governor is going to propose it in her next budget. She has been hesitant in the past, but now would like to see recreational cannabis legalized. Has been inspired by neighboring states. She is proposing not being able to grow your own at home - not cool. Medical dispensaries would get preference when licensing recreational dispensaries.|
|"Emotion runs high in MN debate on legalizing marijuana " (KARE 11) Minnesota citizens and politicians are debating legalizing recreational cannabis. They point out the large underground market that already exists. Interesting personal experiences, and misconception from the other side. Being pumped with so much propaganda can be confusing for citizens.|
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Previous Thorsday Seshjuan Podcast Recordings
|Seshjuan Podcast Recording December 27th, 2018 with @jackdub and surprise guest @breezin, we talk about CBD oil and cannabis gardening.|
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