Cannabis Laws in Bolivia

Cannabis Laws in Bolivia

If you are travelling to South America you should check out the updates on the laws of the South American country you are travelling to. In this case Bolivia, we will try to explain the consequences of cannabis possession, cannabis use, and cannabis trafficking. We will also go over the punishments associated with cannabis, as […]

Laws and legal news about marijuana in Colombia

Laws and legal news about marijuana in Colombia

If one thinks in Colombia suddenly two images come up: Pablo Escobar & Coke. This country is totally committed in efforts to eradicate cocaine production, so the police and the law enforcement officials have to be on heightened alert for what they assume might be marijuana or coke possession and or usage. Both marijuana and […]

Cannabis Laws in the UK

Cannabis Laws in the UK

The United Kingdom has a very strong past in relation to drugs. Long before the cartels were shooting up South America, the UK was involved in a drug war on a much larger scale —the opium wars.  However, the purpose of this piece is to concentrate on a far less lethal drug marijuana. Prior to […]

Cannabis in United States of America

Cannabis in United States of America

At the moment the USA is leading the way in the battle to legalise and make marijuana more accessible. Currently there are four states in which marijuana is legal for recreational use in the United States. They are Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Washington, D.C., also allows the recreational use of marijuana. Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada […]

Cannabis Laws in Russia

Cannabis Laws in Russia

Generally, the Russian police are not very keen on marijuana. However, it seems that the new law has decriminalised possession of marijuana, apparently possession of up to 6 grams is a small fine (I have read as low as $10), however, up to 30 grams is a higher fine and possibly some community service. Viktor […]

Cannabis social club in Guadalajara, Spain

Cannabis social club in Guadalajara, Spain

If you are in Guadalajara and “fancy a smoke”, you have landed on the right page! We are talking about Guadalajara Spain, not Mexico! In its distant origins, Guadalajara was linked to Celtoberian culture, though the earliest  historical references tell of its strategic military importance to the emirs and caliphs of Córdoba. It was then […]

Cannabis and marijuana in Greece

Cannabis and marijuana in Greece

Greece has a history of production and consumption for recreational reasons as well as medical ones. The Greek physician Pedanius Dioscoride described cannabis properties in his book de materia medica beneficial effects of cannabis are described. (apparently the juice is very good for earache- will try that next time!!). Recently the Greek government has legalised medical […]

Cannabis laws in Germany

Cannabis laws in Germany

Germany has been discussing whether to legalize cannabis, especially in Berlin. Here’s a look at the basic facts.  In January 2017 the Bundestag passed a law to officially legalise medical marijuana. However, that doesn’t really help with regards to recreational smokers. The 2017 law meant that medical marijuana can be prescribed to those patients who […]

Cannabis laws in Uruguay

Cannabis laws in Uruguay

On 10th December 2013, Uruguay became the first country (in modern times), to regulate the cannabis market. The Institute of Regulation and Control of Cannabis (IRCCA), which is under the control of the Ministry of Public Health was created to issue licenses and to control and regulate importation, production, marketing, storage and distribution of marijuana and […]

Cannabis law in Switzerland

Cannabis law in Switzerland

The Swiss laws on cannabis possession have traditionally been relatively relaxed. In the early 1990s, Switzerland developed a four-pillar approach to drug policy with the first pillar being prevention, the second treatment, the third harm reduction, and the fourth law enforcement. Thus, prevention and treatment are prioritized over criminalization of users. In Switzerland cannabis possession […]