Month: November 2018

Luxembourg next to legalise recreational cannabis use

JUST-DRINKS: The incoming Coalition Government in Luxembourg has confirmed its intention to legalise the recreational use of cannabis in the country. Consumer group Consumer Choice Center (CCC) said today that the measure forms part of the coalition manifesto for the next five years. The group suggested the move would prompt other European countries to follow. “Luxembourg will […]

Luxembourg set to legalize recreational cannabis

HORTI DAILY: ‘The ice is broken’ Bill Wirtz, Policy Analyst at the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), from Luxembourg himself, says legalisation was overdue, but a great sign for consumer choice at this stage: “Luxembourg will become the first country in the EU to actually legalise cannabis, as the Czech Republic, Portugal, or the Netherlands either tolerate or […]

Luxembourg next to legalise recreational cannabis use

JUST FOOD: Consumer group Consumer Choice Center (CCC) said today that the measure is part of the coalition manifesto for the next five years. The group said the move is “overdue”. “Luxembourg will become the first country in the EU to actually legalise cannabis, as the Czech Republic, Portugal, or the Netherlands either tolerate or decriminalise […]

Incoming Luxembourg government plans to legalize recreational marijuana

MARIJUANA BUSINESS DAILY: “If the reform allows for sales to nonresidents, the impact would be massive,” Bill Wirtz, a Luxembourgian and policy analyst for the Consumer Choice Center, told Marijuana Business Daily. “It would be great news for consumers and the beginning of a new era of drug policy in the EU.” He noted that the country […]

Banning junk food ads to combat childhood obesity

MEDICINE NEWS LINE: On the November 23rd, London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced that as of February, all advertisements for food high in fat, sugar and salt will be banned from the London’s tube and bus network. The measure is part of the mayor’s plan to decrease child obesity rates. The Consumer Choice Center’s London-based Managing Director […]

Consumer group: It’s high time North Carolina approves legal marijuana

It’s high time North Carolina approves legal marijuana Raleigh, NC – As lawmakers meet in Raleigh this week to negotiate a possible avenue to legalizing medical marijuana, the Consumer Choice Center calls on all parties and policymakers to finally end marijuana prohibition in North Carolina. Charlotte-area native Yaël Ossowski, Deputy Director of the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), said […]

The Consumer Choice Center: A Lobby for consumers

A Freedom Today conversation with Fred Roeder of the CCC Why did you decide to launch the Consumer Choice Center? Back in 2014 i lived in Berlin and started loving the recently started services by the ride sharing company Uber. But just after a few months of service taxi drivers across Europe decided to go […]

Manitoba’s social responsibility fee could send pot customers to black market: consumer watchdog

VANCOUVER SUN: A consumer watchdog says the province’s incoming social responsibility fee will only place a burden on the legal cannabis industry and will counterproductive in quelling the black market. David Clement, North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center, says overtaxing cannabis in the province flies in the face of what the revenue from […]

Don’t let cities ruin the scooter revolution

In major urban centers across the globe, a handful of companies have deployed technology due to be one of the most innovative solutions to the mountains of traffic and mobility issues that plague our cities. Electric scooters are smart mobility vehicles that offer a revolution in dealing with problems of traffic congestion and the “ last mile” problem. As noted by innovation […]

Consumer Choice Centre: neutrale verpakkingen dienen geen enkel doel

VSK NEWSROOM: In geen van de landen waar de afgelopen jaren neutrale verpakkingen voor sigaretten zijn ingevoerd, heeft deze maatregel geleid tot een daling van het tabaksgebruik. De introductie van dergelijke verpakkingen, een van de maatregelen in het vorige week gepubliceerde preventieakkoord, zal dat ook geen effect hebben op de volksgezondheid. Dat zegt Bill Wirtz, beleidsanalist […]

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