A four year government experiment to sell and make legal weed in parts of the Netherlands is a “fall of the Berlin Wall moment” for Europe’s cannabis industry.
The Scottish government says it needs radical changes to the UK's old drug laws in order to tackle record drug deaths.
What struck me most was the staff’s dedication – they treated the plants as if they were puppies.
Six months ago Germany said it would legalise recreational weed and create a £3.3bn market. But the slow process has been described as “snail racing after the snails had too many edibles.”
Draft proposals for legal cannabis in Germany, potentially the biggest weed market in the world, would allow 20 grams, put a cap on THC levels and restrict advertising. Critics say it could backfire.
In a country with conflicting legal and social attitudes to marijuana, this idyllic cafe wants to break the stigma around the persecuted plant.
People will be allowed to use, buy and grow small amounts of weed and past possession convictions will be struck off.
Malawi has asked the former heavyweight boxer to promote its cannabis abroad, although a civil rights group objects due to his prior rape conviction.
As the Angela Merkel era ends in Germany, the country's incoming coalition government says it will create one of the world's biggest weed markets, and phase out coal by 2030.
India voted in favour of rescheduling cannabis as a less dangerous drug, giving hope to weed activists and entrepreneurs about the perception of this “drug” changing.
The party's drug policy reform group wants a 'new approach' to the war on drugs, including a possible legalised cannabis market in Britain.