Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Critical updates needed in state marijuana laws [25.03.2015] Washington's experiment with legal recreational marijuana is "teetering on the brink" of a market failure. That is the candid assessment of Hayden Wo ...
Farmers encouraged to make use of ganja opportunities [18.03.2015] Small ganja farmers across the island are being encouraged to make use of the opportunities that will be available in the medicinal ganja industry. S ...
In Germany, it's a painstaking path to medical marijuana [05.03.2015] Only few Germans are allowed to smoke marijuana to relieve pain. But that all could change. The federal government wants to prevent citizens from bei ...
UN special envoy: ‘The current international control system for drugs has failed’ [03.03.2015] Marijuana will become an unavoidable policy issue for health watchdogs in coming years. Growing scientific evidence about the medical benefits and a ...
Lowe wants public sector cooperation on ganja [28.02.2015] Executive Chairman of Medicanja, Dr Henry Lowe, is urging a spirit of cooperation between government ministries and agencies involved in the developm ...
Why Canada is no longer a leader in global drug policy [26.02.2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s statement about the failures of Canada's drug policy is mostly on point. It’s just the last bit he gets wrong: “I thi ...
Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica [25.02.2015] Pien Metaal, who follows Latin American drug law reform ... told The Tico Times ... that legalizing medical marijuana in Costa Rica “would clearly se ...
Ganja law gets green light [24.02.2015] The much anticipated amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act, often referred to as the ganja law, has been passed in the House of Representatives of Jam ...
Senate passes ganja law [06.02.2015] The Senate debated for nearly five hours about the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2015, which was later passed with five amendments. The legislatio ...
'High time' for medical marijuana in Germany [03.02.2015] Federal Drugs Commissioner Marlene Mortler said that seriously ill patients should have access to cannabis through their health insurance provider. " ...
Ganja interests wary of internal business rivalry [31.01.2015] Despite strong ministerial and legislative signals, segments of the marijuana lobby are unsure that sufficient protections will be afforded to the pe ...
Israeli medical marijuana creates buzz but no high — will it go global? [31.01.2015] Israel has become a world leader in science on the medical uses of marijuana, and its producers could become major exporters of medical cannabis. But ...
Jamaica poised to relax cannabis laws [22.01.2015] The cabinet has approved a bill that would decriminalise possession of small amounts of cannabis and pave the way for a legal medical marijuana indus ...
Canadian lawyers scent profit as medical marijuana industry prepares to go legit [06.01.2015] Since 2001, Canada has allowed patients to grow their own marijuana or designate a grower to do so on their behalf, but a policy change established t ...
Medical marijuana finds crossbench backers in Australian parliament [05.01.2015] The campaign to legalise marijuana for medical purposes in Australia is gathering strength with a group of crossbench senators and MPs pushing for th ...
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 ...

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