The campaign to legalize recreational, adult-use cannabis in New Zealand has lost.
The cartridges reportedly failed state testing requirements and are considered unsafe for consumers.
Despite the failure of the German Bundestag to back greater reform in the last week of October, both legislative and legal changes elsewhere have progressed the overall cannabis discussion in Europe significantly, writes Marguerite Arnold.
Before the 2020 US election, 11 states had access to legal adult-use cannabis. Thanks to voter support, that figure will jump to 15.
The two regions will join the 33 US states and the District of Columbia that already permit medical cannabis use.
In a historic US first, Oregon voters have approved a ballot measure that will decriminalize the personal possession of all currently illegal drugs, including cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.
A new Arizona law requires all legal cannabis to pass a series of tests from an approved lab. But, so far, no state cannabis lab has been fully certified to provide every test.