Under the new law, those age 18 or older may possess up to 50 grams of cannabis and cultivate up to four plants per household without penalty.
The Vermont Senate approved legalization legislation this week! We also have several additional international updates from around the globe.
Members of Australia’s House and Senate approved legislation this week to amend federal law to permit for the licensed production and distribution of cannabis to qualified patients. “This is an historic day for Australia and the many advocates who have fought long and hard to challenge the stigma around medicinal cannabis products so genuine patients are no longer treated as criminals,” Minister for Health Sussan Ley
Australian lawmakers are anticipated to approve landmark legislation in the coming months allowing for the production and use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. “This government understands that there are some Australians suffering from severe conditions for which cannabis may have applications,” Health Minister Sussan Ley told Parliament this week. “[W]e want to enable access to the most effective medical treatments available.”
Marijuana law reform beyond America’s borders: Today’s round up looks at Australia, Israel, Italy, United Kingdom and Portugal