Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Lester Grinspoon, influential marijuana scholar, dies at 92 [02.07.2020] Dr. Lester Grinspoon, a Harvard psychiatry professor who became a leading proponent of legalizing marijuana after his research found it was less toxi ...
Swiss government wants to ease access to medical marijuana [24.06.2020] The Swiss government wants to empower doctors to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes without authorisation. The Federal Council submitted a revis ...
Cannabis Bill controversy: Did dagga growers influence MPs? [21.06.2020] Did dagga growers influence MPs? The withdrawal of the Opium and Habit-Forming Drugs (Amendment) Bill No.06 of 2020 in the House of Assembly, has rai ...
Cannabis legalization bill clears first hurdle [21.06.2020] A bill to legalize cannabis use in Israel was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, passing its first hurdle on the way to becoming ...
Government announces plan to advance cannabis legalization reforms [09.06.2020] The two biggest parties making up the new government said they would push for increased legalization of cannabis use, a week after the police ministe ...
Legalise it? Public invited to have a say [04.06.2020] Draft legislation for the legalisation of cannabis is to be put out for public consultation in Bermuda, the Attorney-General said. Kathy Lynn Simmons ...
Big source of illicit cannabis, Albania mulls legalising medical use [25.05.2020] On May 9, Albania’s Socialist Party Prime Minister, Edi Rama, announced that his government had been quietly working for the past year on a bill that ...
Licensed retail herb houses can now sell to qualified patients online [16.05.2020] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has established interim measures to facilitate online sales by licensed retail herb houses to registered patie ...
Albania, once haven of illicit cannabis, set to legalise crop for medical use [12.05.2020] Albania plans to legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, six years after beginning a crackdown on an illegal trade that turned it, ...
Albanian gov't working to legalize cultivation of medical cannabis [10.05.2020] The Albanian government is close to concluding a draft law which allows for the cultivation of medical cannabis in the country. According to Rama, th ...
Coronavirus: The tide is coming for medicinal cannabis [08.05.2020] Preliminary research is emerging out of Canada that certain strains of the psychoactive drug cannabis may also increase resistance to the coronavirus ...
Cannabis in high demand amid coronavirus pandemic [05.05.2020] According to cannabis industry analytics firm Headset, pot sales in the United States spiked in mid-March, with sales growth peaking at 64% in the we ...
Lebanon passes legislation legalizing medical marijuana cultivation as economy struggles amid coronavirus fallout [21.04.2020] The Lebanese parliament passed legislation to legalize cannabis cultivation for medical and industrial purposes, a move that was recommended by econo ...
Cannabis cultivation could be a key economic driver for reconstruction after Covid-19 [20.04.2020] The potential for cannabis in South Africa is enormous. The country has drought-resistant acclimatised genetic strains that have naturalised over hun ...
Canopy Growth exits cannabis cultivation on three continents in major international pullback [16.04.2020] Canopy Growth is ceasing cannabis cultivation in Africa, Canada, Colombia and the United States in a bid to “improve efficiencies” in its global oper ...
Spain’s cannabis patients in lockdown lockhold [08.04.2020] Thousands of patients who use cannabis for medicinal reasons no longer have access to this remedy. During Spain’s lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pan ...
Defaulted Lebanon hopes to pay off debts with cannabis [30.03.2020] The Lebanese government is looking to cannabis cultivation for medicinal and industrial purposes to improve the country's economic situation. Lebanon ...
Why the 'legalization' of cannabis is not what Ghanaians think it is [21.03.2020] Parliament passed the new Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019, which enhanced the powers of the country’s Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) to over ...
Ghana legalizes cannabis for health and industrial purposes [21.03.2020] Ghana has legalized the use of cannabis for health and industrial purposes as it joins other African countries hoping to derive economic and health b ...
Marijuana businesses allowed to stay open in San Francisco, New York [19.03.2020] As hundreds of businesses in cities such as San Francisco and New York close due to the coronavirus outbreak, medical marijuana stores remain open as ...
Big cannabis in the UK [18.03.2020] The BMJ has uncovered links between companies, campaign groups and individuals lobbying for wider patient access to cannabis for medical use and a pa ...
Lebanon set to legalise medical, industrial cannabis cultivation [12.03.2020] Lebanon's parliament is set to vote on a law that would legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical and industrial use in an effort to boost its ...
‘Legalise cannabis’: Tripura BJP leader writes to PM Modi [11.03.2020] As the Tripura government continues its crackdown on cannabis, a state BJP leader has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking legalisation o ...
Fears of drug abuse aside, Indonesia should give medical marijuana more thought [08.03.2020] The cannabis plant is not new to Indonesia. According to Inang Winarso, executive director of the Sativa Nusantara Foundation, an organisation active ...
Why this patient has marijuana in his pav bhaji [07.03.2020] Across the world, CBD is growing in popularity as a medicinal treatment for pain, anxiety and inflammation though the scientific world is still divid ...
Global vote on cannabis as medicine expected to be delayed again [01.03.2020] The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was set to hold a significant vote to reclassify cannabis as a medicine, a historic change to i ...
Malawi legalises cannabis amid hopes of fresh economic growth [28.02.2020] Malawi has passed a bill decriminalising cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes, almost five years after a motion to legalise industrial hemp ...
A 70/30 split on investment in medical cannabis industry [22.02.2020] Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir is making it clear that 30 per cent of any investment coming to Barbados for the medicinal canna ...
Indonesian activist prepares ground for future cannabis industry [19.02.2020] As Thailand begins to follow the global trend of relaxing laws around medicinal cannabis, a Jakarta-based activist is campaigning to change public pe ...
Marijuana legalization may hit 40 states. Now what? [20.01.2020] More than 40 U.S. states could allow some form of legal marijuana by the end of 2020, including deep red Mississippi and South Dakota — and they’re d ...
NCSA keeping 'eye' on marijuana cultivation by Rastas [13.01.2020] The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) has said they will be monitoring closely the new legislation which allows Rastafarians in Barbados to ...
Why is medical marijuana a high ranking priority for Thailand's military? [12.01.2020] South-East Asia is notorious for its brutal approach to policing drug use and production. But in Thailand change is afoot, as authorities seek to dev ...
Foreign assets could be next on the block for cash-hungry cannabis companies [10.01.2020] Two years ago, Canadian cannabis companies were racing to scoop up international assets, from swaths of fertile land in southern Africa to cultivatio ...
Thailand rolls out cannabis clinic based on traditional medicine [06.01.2020] Thailand opened its first full-time clinic specialising in traditional and alternative cannabis-based medicine, as part of a move by the government t ...
DPM on marijuana: We have to weigh the benefits [30.12.2019] The Bahamas must carefully weigh the benefits and the liabilities that come with a legalized medical marijuana industry, according to Deputy Prime Mi ...
Marijuana commission greenlights recreational and medicinal usage [23.12.2019] The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana has green-lighted recreational and medicinal marijuana, insisting that Bahamians should own 51 percent o ...
CLA issues 50 cannabis licences in two years [08.12.2019] The four-year-old Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) reached another major milestone last week by issuing its 50th licence for medicinal use of the d ...
Could cannabis be a 'silver bullet' in the fight against the opioid crisis? [24.11.2019] A new study suggests cannabis could be a safer and more effective substitute for opioids in the treatment of chronic pain, but can it help fight the ...
Inside the Walmart of weed [23.11.2019] With Canada the largest nation to completely legalize marijuana, the world’s most valuable pot company, Canopy Growth Corp., founded in 2013 and now ...
Government throws its weight behind medical cannabis sector [13.11.2019] With the issuance of a wide-ranging ministry report on the medical cannabis industry, Israel is for the first time making clear its intention to back ...
Cannabis in Thailand: How far will the green gold rush go? [07.11.2019] Thailand made headlines all over the world last December when it became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize cannabis for medical use and ...
Delhi HC seeks Centre's stand on use of cannabis [07.11.2019] The Delhi High Court has sought Centre's response over a plea filed by Great Legalisation Movement India Trust (GLMIT) challenging certain provisions ...
Rastas to get approval for cannabis use in Barbados [07.11.2019] Rastafarians in Barbados will be permitted to use cannabis for sacramental purposes. The announcement was made during a Sitting in the House of Parli ...
Cannabis shows potential for treating PTSD: New study [05.11.2019] The results of clinical trials testing cannabis as a PTSD treatment are pending. Previous research has linked cannabis use with poorer mental health ...
The Great American cannabis experiment [14.10.2019] While state legalization has allowed the cannabis industry to grow – it generated over $10 billion in sales last year and employs more than 211,000 p ...
Facing stiff competition, will Colombia's marijuana industry go up in smoke? [07.10.2019] Cannabis company Clever Leaves has only managed to export a few marijuana derivatives because of the tight regulations threatening to choke Colombia’ ...
The Challenges of Medicinal Cannabis in Colombia [30.09.2019] In July 2016, the Colombian government enacted Law 1787, which regulates the use of medicinal cannabis and its trade in the country. With this decisi ...
Caribbean gov’ts urged to take unified approach to cannabis trade [27.09.2019] St Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar is calling for Caricom and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) t ...
High time for legal cannabis in Europe? [26.09.2019] Europe’s most commonly used illicit drug has moved from the coffee shops of Amsterdam to mainstream political debate. But EU governments remain deepl ...
Thais allowed six cannabis plants per household under draft law [13.09.2019] A party in Thailand's ruling coalition has proposed a draft law that would allow Thais to grow a limited amount of cannabis at home, less than a year ...

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