Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Austrian health agency exports cannabis [04.01.2015] Austria’s health agency AGES has revealed that the medical grade cannabis was sold to pharmaceutical companies which used it to make cannabinoid pain ...
Medical marijuana a challenge for legal pot states [02.01.2015] A year into the experiments with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference ma ...
Is Obama finally ready to dial back the war on drugs? [31.12.2014] As Obama embarks on the third year of his second term, here are some of the ways in which Obama has begun to deliver on his promises of a more ration ...
The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads [26.12.2014] The 43-year-old war on drugs had never seen such a barrage of opposition as it did in 2014, with successful marijuana legalization initiatives in sev ...
Norman Baker reveals drugs proposals Theresa May stripped from report [25.12.2014] Under pressure from the Lib Dems, the Home Office commissioned a report looking at the international evidence on the impact of legislation on drug us ...
Lebanon agriculture minister urges cannabis cultivation for export [18.12.2014] Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb called for the legalization of cannabis farming in Lebanon to benefit from the revenue of its export. “We are con ...
Victoria to legalise medicinal marijuana [18.12.2014] A bill to legalise medical marijuana could be put to Victoria's parliament before the end of next year, with the Labor government determined to refor ...
KanaVape: Cannabis e-cigarette to go on sale in the UK [16.12.2014] The vaping trend seemingly knows no bounds as the first “cannabis” e-cigarette goes on sale in the UK. The KanaVape, which contains hemp, has been le ...
Pot luck [18.11.2014] Smoking, growing, buying, selling or merely possessing cannabis is a criminal offence, according to America's federal government. Ask the states, how ...
China’s marijuana surprise [11.11.2014] An economic stir is happening in China, but it’s in an industry you might not expect. With more than half of the 600 relevant patents filed with the ...
Denmark funds medicinal cannabis research [30.10.2014] A political agreement between all of the political parties in parliament for funding research into the medicinal effects of cannabis is seen as a sig ...
Chile plants cannabis for medicinal use [29.10.2014] In most countries in the world, if you asked the local authorities for permission to grow 750 cannabis plants in a residential area of the capital ci ...
The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020 [23.10.2014] A report from Greenwave Advisors, a "comprehensive research and financial analysis for the emerging legalized marijuana industry," projects that lega ...
Marijuana to be grown by Italian army – in order to bring the price down [13.10.2014] Italy wants its army to grow cheap marijuana from next year in a bid to discourage medicinal users from funding illegal street dealers. A high-securi ...
Breaking taboo, Morocco may okay pot in nod to struggling farmers [06.10.2014] Morocco’s marijuana farmers live in a strange limbo in which the brilliant green fields are left alone, while the growers themselves face constant po ...
Law to be amended to facilitate medical ganja industry [29.09.2014] The Government of Jamaica has drafted legislation to amend the Dangerous Drugs Act as it moves to establish medical ganja and industrial hemp industr ...
A crucial election season for legalizing marijuana and ending the drug war [17.09.2014] It may be an off-year election, but it's a big one for drug policy reform... voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecede ...
Tony Abbott backs legalisation of medical cannabis [16.09.2014] Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes. Mr Abbott went even further than NSW Prem ...
Catalonia set to legalize medical marijuana [27.08.2014] Catalonia is drawing up rules to allow the use of marijuana for the treatment of patients suffering from conditions with symptoms such as pain and lo ...
Leading anti-marijuana academics are paid by painkiller drug companies [26.08.2014] As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policy ...
Medicinal cannabis and the caregiving community giving it away for free [14.08.2014] Even though, in 1998, the Home Office granted GW Pharmaceuticals a license to grow cannabis in order to develop cannabinoid-based medicines, Britain ...
Colombian President Santos backs medical marijuana use [13.08.2014] Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said he supports the legalisation of marijuana for medical use. He said the measure - which is due to be v ...
Drugs minister calls for legalising cannabis for medicinal use [12.08.2014] Liberalised drug laws should be introduced to legalise the widespread use of cannabis to relieve symptoms of certain medical conditions, including th ...
What science says about marijuana [29.07.2014] Federal scientists say that the damage caused by alcohol and tobacco is higher because they are legally available; if marijuana were legally and easi ...
Majority of Australians support medical marijuana [22.07.2014] Almost two-thirds of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a new poll which coincides with a renewed ...
Liberal party looks to legalize medical marijuana in Colombia [22.07.2014] Colombia’s Liberal Party will support a new bill to legalize medical marijuana in the country. The move was announced by Senator Juan Manuel Galan, w ...
Court allows patients to grow their own cannabis [22.07.2014] When no alternative treatment to cannabis exists and buying the drug in a pharmacy is too expensive, home cultivation can take place, the Cologne Adm ...
Brazil discusses medical cannabis at international symposium [17.07.2014] The IV Symposium on Medicinal Cannabis in Brazil focused on patients who need treatment via medicinal cannabis and its components. Today, these patie ...
The great pot experiment [11.07.2014] On July 8th Washington became the second state after Colorado to offer recreational pot-smokers a chance to buy weed legally at a local store. Mariju ...
Caricom creates commission to study legalization of medical marijuana [02.07.2014] The Caribbean trade bloc Caricom has created a commission to study whether the region's roughly 15 million people should be allowed to use medical ma ...
FDA to evaluate marijuana for potential reclassification as less dangerous drug [23.06.2014] The US Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the medical evidence surrounding the safety and effectiveness of marijuana, a process that could lea ...
Ganja laws: The Government's case for reform [14.06.2014] On June 2, Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. These relate to the possession of small quantities for personal use, the sm ...
Cabinet approves proposal to decriminalise small amounts of ganja [12.06.2014] The Jamaican government has approved proposed amendments to the law that will decriminalise the possession of small amounts of ganja. Justice Ministe ...
High times: The next five states to tackle pot laws [02.06.2014] Weed is legal in at least some form in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Most allow it for medical use only. Colorado and Washington this year ...
GOP House backs state medical marijuana laws [28.05.2014] The GOP-controlled House voted in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The ...
Ganja advocates demand gov't develops 12-point plan for the industry [24.05.2014] At the first Cannabis Conference held at the University of the West Indies, stakeholders have called for the criminal records of persons convicted fo ...
Ortsbeiräte fordern legale Verkaufsstellen [29.04.2014] Vor zehn Jahren startete in Frankfurt der Modellversuch, Heroin an schwerkranke Junkies abzugeben. Nun diskutieren Stadtparlamentarier über die Verte ...
Cannabis: Les cultivateurs sortent du guet [07.04.2014] Le PAM a réussi à réunir les cultivateurs de cannabis de la région de Bab Berred. Des centaines de personnes, liées à la culture de cette plante suje ...
Patients still waiting to see benefits of 2013 law on medical marihuana [31.03.2014] When the law on medical marihuana came into force in February of last year it seemed that the way was now open for patients suffering from cancer, mu ...
Non-psychoactive CBD oil made from marijuana plants poised to be game-changer [29.03.2014] A Colorado marijuana innovation is changing the way lawmakers in even the most conservative parts of the country talk about cannabis and is poised to ...
Caribbean countries consider loosening marijuana laws [28.03.2014] In Saint Vincent and across the Caribbean, marijuana is illegal, yet it is widely used, freely sold and openly puffed. It’s evidence of the shifting ...
Legalizing medical marijuana may actually reduce crime, study says [26.03.2014] Legalizing medical marijuana causes no increase in crime, according to a new study. In fact, legalized medical pot may reduce some violent crime, inc ...
Medical marijuana users can continue to grow their own pot: judge [20.03.2014] A Federal Court judge granted a temporary injunction to patients who are suing Ottawa because they are concerned about cost and quality of a commerci ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
Caricom leaders to debate marijuana legalization [07.03.2014] Researchers with a Caribbean trade bloc have found that decriminalizing marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost the r ...
Jamaica to decriminalise ganja by year end - gov't official [22.02.2014] Jamaica is to decriminalise ganja by year end as the government moves to capitalise on the booming marijuana trade internationally, said Science and ...
Maroc: La légalisation du cannabis de plus en plus probable [05.02.2014] La légalisation du cannabis en Maroc à des fins thérapeutiques et industrielles permettra les familles de vivre dignement. Après le Parti de l’Istiql ...
Turin votes in favour of legalizing cannabis [13.01.2014] Turin's city council has approved a motion in favour of making the drug legal for therapeutic purposes, making it the first of Italy's large cities t ...
Morocco: Istiqlal party proposes first draft law to legalize cannabis [28.12.2013] According to La Vie Eco, the Istiqlal Party has recently proposed a draft law to decriminalize and regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medical a ...
What do Israelis want? Pot! When do they want it? Now! [22.12.2013] An estimated 1,000 Israelis attended a rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday night to support the legalization of marijuana. As the crowd chan ...

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