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Belgium: In Quest For 'Legal High,' Chemists Outfox Law

Sat, 30 Oct 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 30 Oct 2010 - ANTWERP, Belgium-When the housing market crashed in 2008, David Llewellyn's construction business went with it. Casting around for a new gig, he decided to commercialize something he'd long done as a hobby: making drugs. But the 49-year-old Scotsman didn't go into the illegal drug trade. Instead, he entered the so-called "legal high" business-a burgeoning industry producing new psychoactive powders and pills that are marketed as "not for human consumption."



Belgium: Belgium to Legalise Cannabis

Sat, 29 Mar 2003 08:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 29 Mar 2003 - BRUSSELS -- The Belgian parliament has voted to legalise the personal use of cannabis, within certain guidelines, for anyone over the age of 18. The move, which has been the subject of fierce debate in Belgium for the last two years, will allow users to smoke small quantities of the drug in private, provided they do not disturb public order.



Belgium: Web: 'Seeds of Peace' Released in Brussels As Prelude

Fri, 07 Mar 2003 08:00:00 GMT

The Week Online with DRCNet, 07 Mar 2003 - With the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) Vienna midterm review of international drug strategy now just six weeks away, the International Coalition of NGOs for Just and Effective Drug Policies (ICN) has stepped up its efforts to wrest changes in the UN's current prohibitionist consensus. The coalition's "Another Drug Policy is Possible" campaign took off Monday in Brussels, as demonstrators at the Place de la Monnaie launched hundreds of balloons filled with cannabis seeds to "spread seeds of peace" instead of drug war violence. The following day, the coalition organized a public hearing on reform of the UN drug conventions at the Brussels headquarters of the European Parliament. Approximately 120 politicians, experts, and drug policy reform activists participated, reported Joep Oomen of the European NGO Council for Drugs and Development (ENCOD), which was named the European chapter of the international coalition in a meeting in Antwerp on Wednesday.



Belgium: Belgium Backs Cannabis Use

Fri, 20 Jul 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Telegraph, 20 Jul 2001 - BELGIUM has approved the trial use of cannabis for selected medical purposes, according to a decree published yesterday. It will be legal for treating nausea caused by chemotheraphy and radiotherapy; glaucoma; pains and muscle spasms linked to multiple sclerosis; Aids symptoms, and chronic pain.



Belgium: Belgium Approves Cannabis for Selected Medical Purposes

Thu, 19 Jul 2001 07:00:00 GMT

Agence France-Presses, 19 Jul 2001 - BRUSSELS, July 19 (AFP) - Belgium has approved the use of cannabis for selected medical purposes on a trial basis, according to a decree published on Thursday in the government's official journal. Cannabis will be legal in Belgium for treating nausea caused by chemotheraphy and radiotherapy, glaucoma, pains and muscle spasms linked to multiple sclerosis, AIDS symptoms and chronic pain resulting from the failure of other treatments, the decree stated.



Belgium: Belgium Legalises Personal Pot Use

Mon, 22 Jan 2001 08:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 22 Jan 2001 - Governments in Europe are about to come under renewed pressure to decriminalise cannabis after Belgium's decision to legalise the personal use of le hasch for anyone over the age of 18. Under radical plans approved by the cabinet on Friday, it will soon be legal to grow, import and consume potentially unlimited amounts of pot for personal use in Belgium.



Belgium: Belgian Smoke Signal On Cannabis

Tue, 23 Jan 2001 08:00:00 GMT

The Age, 23 Jan 2001 - European governments will come under renewed pressure to decriminalise cannabis after Belgium's decision to legalise the personal use of the drug for anyone over 18. Under radical plans approved by the Belgium cabinet on Friday, it will soon be legal to grow, import and consume potentially unlimited amounts of pot for personal use.



Belgium: Marijuana Possession To Be Legalized

Sun, 21 Jan 2001 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 21 Jan 2001 - Brussels, Belgium - The Belgian government has agreed to decriminalize the use of marijuana, following its neighbor, the Netherlands, in granting legal tolerance to use of the drug. The Belgian legislation, expected to be approved by the parliament early this year, will legalize possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal consumption.



Belgium: Cannabis Should Be Legal, Belgian Cabinet Decides

Sat, 20 Jan 2001 08:00:00 GMT

Independent , 20 Jan 2001 - Belgium's cabinet has approved plans to legalise the use of cannabis, while resisting calls for a drugs regime as liberal as that of its neighbour, the Netherlands. After a hot debate, Belgium's coalition government agreed on a compromise making it legal to grow or smoke cannabis, but not to buy or sell it.