Items tagged with cannabis

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Paulwell joins lobby to get banking services for cannabis industry [03.05.2019] The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is again being pressed about its role in charting the way forward to enable the legal cannabis industry to access financial ...
First-time cannabis use up after legalization, StatsCan reports [02.05.2019] More Canadians say they've used cannabis recreationally since it was legalized last fall, particularly those aged 45 to 64 and males, according to St ...
Cannabis co-operatives: Can working together preserve small players? [01.05.2019] Hezekiah Allen believes in small family farms, though he’s biased — he grew up on one. Born in an off-the-grid community of rural Humboldt County, Al ...
Cannabis park gives micro-growers running start in competitive sector [01.05.2019] Small-batch growers of cannabis hoping to get in on the legal and growing recreational market will soon have a home to get a head start in the busine ...
Swiss health commission calls for legalisation of cannabis [30.04.2019] The Federal Commission for Addiction Issues said that cannabis use in Switzerland had not changed significantly in the past ten years. Despite its po ...
Legalising cannabis could generate up to 144 million euros for Belgium [29.04.2019] Legalising cannabis could generate up to 144 million euros for the Belgian State, reports Le Soir, citing a study by the Groupe du Vendredi. The thin ...
Cannabis being decriminalised by back door, MPs warn [27.04.2019] Police have been accused of decriminalising cannabis by stealth as forces recorded a drop in possession offences of up to 75 per cent in a decade. Mo ...
BBC documentary exposes hashish farmers’ vulnerability and officials' alleged involvement [26.04.2019] A BBC Arabic documentary tried to answer a daring question on hash cultivation in Morocco. Entitled Who is Getting Rich from Moroccan Hash?, the proj ...
CBD in cannabis could reduce psychosis risk from high strength skunk, study shows [24.04.2019] Cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical derived from the cannabis plant, can counteract the effects of high strength "skunk" strains and may help to reduce the ...
People's Cooperative could solve ganja banking woes — Silvera [23.04.2019] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica (GGPAJ) is proposing the National Peoples' Cooperative Bank as a solution to the banking servi ...
4/21 organizers want to reclaim cannabis from corporations [18.04.2019] On 4/20, cannabis consumers across the United States will light one up in celebration of cannabis culture. In 10 states and counting, that celebratio ...
Calls for drug law reform in Sweden as drug deaths continue unabated [18.04.2019] The debate around Sweden’s zero-tolerance drug policy has been reignited in recent months, due to the approach’s failure to reduce drug deaths. Swede ...
The cannabis ‘gold rush’ is underway and shows no sign of stopping, says pot CEO [18.04.2019] With 33 states now offering some form of legal medical or recreational marijuana, and pot companies expanding their footprints across the country, th ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Canada's legal weed struggles to light up as smokers stick to black market [17.04.2019] When Melissa, a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, went to one of Canada’s first government cannabis stores, she wasn’t impressed. “You can’t look at ...
Jamaica’s cannabis gamble [17.04.2019] Jamaica is starting to think of cannabis as an opportunity. Uruguay, Canada and ten American states have legalised it for recreational use. Ganja, as ...
Boheco: This cannabis startup is weeding out the high notes for a Hemp economy [16.04.2019] Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO), is a first mover in the industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis’ space in India. Boheco slowly started making inroads in ...
Lebanon’s green gold: The debate to legalize cannabis [15.04.2019] Lebanon is about to take a historic step for the Arab World with a proposed bill to legalize the cultivation of cannabis for medical use. But in the ...
Where the war on weed still rages [15.04.2019] Marijuana possession led to nearly 6 percent of all arrests in the United States in 2017, FBI data shows, underscoring the level of policing dedicate ...
Germany: Drivers on cannabis will no longer automatically lose license [12.04.2019] First time offenders of driving under the influence of cannabis will no longer have their driver's license revoked, a federal court in Leipzig ruled. ...
Dutch ministers unveil marijuana plans [11.04.2019] The Dutch government is to press ahead with experiments in regulated marijuana production involving 10 licenced growers, according to the detailed pl ...
Alex Berenson and the last anti-cannabis crusade [10.04.2019] The encroaching specter of mass legalization of cannabis has triggered a strange reprisal of the alarmist themes of Anslinger’s assault on the plant ...
Cannabis banking prospects improve; scepticism and stigma remain [10.04.2019] The nascent medical cannabis business in Jamaica is challenged by limited access to banking facilities. Many of the major banks have asked clients en ...
How cannabis is firing up the U.S. supply chain [04.04.2019] With the recreational use of cannabis now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia and medical marijuana legal in 23 states, marijuana is on i ...
Street cannabis 'contains dangerous amount of faecal matter' [04.04.2019] Cannabis resin sold on the streets of Madrid is contaminated with dangerous levels of faecal matter, a study says. Traces of E.coli bacteria and the ...
Can marijuana create a path to justice? [02.04.2019] The fight to legalize marijuana has never been easy, as evidenced by the recent collapse of months-long efforts in New Jersey and New York. A key iss ...
Cannabis regulation and local authorities in Europe [31.03.2019] Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, loc ...
Genève fait cavalier seul sur la distribution de cannabis [31.03.2019] Le Canton de Genève sera-t-il le premier de Suisse à accueillir un projet pilote de régulation du cannabis? Le défi est lancé. Selon nos informations ...
Partial decriminalization of public cannabis use takes effect Sunday night [31.03.2019] Marijuana possession will be partially decriminalized at midnight Sunday night when a plan two years in the making goes into effect, replacing crimin ...
Brussels’ weed wave hits new high [26.03.2019] For cannabis entrepreneurs in Brussels, business is blooming. Fom Ly runs the Cannabis Social Club Brussels, distributing flowers and oils around the ...
Should Canberra allow dope-growing clubs to be set up? [26.03.2019] Dope-smoking Canberrans should be able to join clubs where gardeners can cultivate their cannabis crops for them, a Legislative Assembly inquiry has ...
Fair(er) Trade Options for the Cannabis Market [21.03.2019] Policy changes over the past five years or so have dramatically reshaped the global cannabis market. Not only has there been an unprecedented boom in ...
Don't be greedy! Why cannabis companies should support home cultivation [20.03.2019] One of the great things about the cannabis industry is that it has dramatically sped up the process of ending cannabis prohibition and achieving advo ...
High-strength cannabis increases risk of mental health problems [19.03.2019] Frequent cannabis use and high-strength varieties are likely to increase the chance of mental health problems, according to researchers in Lancet Psy ...
Tunisian activists call for regulating cannabis production, distribution [17.03.2019] The Coalition for Legalizing Cannabis, a civil coalition of young activists, announced Feb. 23 at a press conference in Tunis that it is working on a ...
CLA tasked with fast tracking cannabis licensing process [16.03.2019] Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green has directed the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) t ...
The great green gold rush [16.03.2019] In South Africa’s richest suburb, against the backdrop of dazzling tower blocks belonging to law firms and insurance companies, a brand-new industry ...
Illegal cannabis cultivation costs Dutch society €200 mil. per year [15.03.2019] Illegal cannabis cultivation costs Dutch society around 200 million euros per year, through stolen electricity and missed taxes, according to the sec ...
The WHO’s First-Ever Critical Review of Cannabis [15.03.2019] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the fir ...
In Moroccan cannabis fields, illumination of Jewish role in country’s hash trade [12.03.2019] “The Jews in general did not grow cannabis,” explains Dr. Doron Danino, an expert on Moroccan Jewry. “But they received a monopoly from the king for ...
Ce que gagnerait le Maroc à légaliser le cannabis [11.03.2019] Mohamed Ben Amar, professeur de pharmacologie à l’Université de Montréal, connaît bien ces questions et milite pour une légalisation du cannabis, not ...
ReLeaf urge government to present tangible proposals to legalise cannabis for personal use [11.03.2019] Cannabis campaigners want government to present tangible proposals for the legalisation of marijuana for personal use as they contest fears that regu ...
Colorado lawmakers taking second crack at bill that would allow publicly traded marijuana companies [04.03.2019] A bill that opens the door for out-of-state investors and private equity firms to wade into Colorado’s regulated marijuana business waters passed its ...
Sweet smell of success? Big business bets on a marijuana boom [02.03.2019] To listen to some of the predictions about the future of the cannabis industry, you would think financial analysts had been partaking heavily of the ...
Cannabis in the City [01.03.2019] Lately, there have been clear signs of a shift in governments’ approaches to recreational cannabis. Uruguay in 2013 and Canada in 2018 – as well as a ...
Cannabis: Le commerce international s’organise… sauf au Maroc [01.03.2019] Depuis 2013, pas moins de dix Etats américains et la capitale fédérale, ainsi que le Canada et l’Uruguay, ont autorisé l’usage légal du cannabis pour ...
Legalisation: the chance to right wrongs [01.03.2019] If New Zealand votes to legalise cannabis in 2020’s binding referendum, we will have a unique opportunity on our hands. Creating a licit market from ...
Swiss may let 5,000 people use marijuana legally for studies [28.02.2019] Switzerland may let up to 5,000 people smoke marijuana legally in pilot studies to help shape new rules for recreational use. The cabinet proposed li ...
Scientists brew cannabis using hacked beer yeast [27.02.2019] The yeast that has been used for millennia to brew alcoholic drinks has now been engineered to produce cannabinoids — chemicals with medicinal and mi ...
Portugal rejects recreational cannabis, as medical becomes legal [26.02.2019] The Portuguese parliament has rejected two proposals to legalise the cultivation and sale of cannabis for recreational purposes. The first proposal, ...

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