Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Peru's Government proposes to legalise medical marijuana [09.02.2017] Peru's government says it will present to the opposition-dominated legislature a plan to legalise the medical use of marijuana “for the treatment of ...
Marijuana, made in Italy [01.02.2017] The first batches of made-in-Italy pot have just arrived in pharmacies. Its production is just one of the activities of the military's 164-year-old c...
Why Germany just legalized medical marijuana [19.01.2017] Patients in Germany suffering from serious illness, such as multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, serious appetite loss or nausea from chemotherapy, will...
Report spurs call to study marijuana’s potential in opioid-crisis fight [12.01.2017] A new U.S. government-funded report showing clear evidence cannabis is an effective remedy for those with chronic pain underscores the need for more ...
Ten scientific studies from 2016 showing marijuana is safe and effective [29.12.2016] While no psychoactive substance is completely harmless, modern science continues to prove that cannabis is one of the safer and more effective therap...
Ship sails 450 kg of cannabis to Tel Aviv to fight drug ban [20.12.2016] A ship carrying 450 kilograms of cannabis set sail for Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Activists aboard claimed they were protesting the government’s refusal to...
Mexican Senate passes medical marijuana bill [13.12.2016] Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow for the use of medical marijuana, in a further step toward outright legalization in a...
New medical marijuana research could greenlight more uses in treatment [09.12.2016] Despite its continuing hardline stance against marijuana, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has shown some signs of relenting and this summer open...
Donald Trump adds another marijuana opponent to his Cabinet [28.11.2016] President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday named Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as his pick for Health and Human Services secretary, a position that could offer...
Zurich: Patients should have easier access to cannabis [24.11.2016] People who need cannabis for medical reasons should be issued with a special identity card to help them obtain the drug more easily, say authorities ...
Five things to know about weed in Germany [24.11.2016] The debate about legalizing cannabis continues in Germany - court cases in recent years have granted permission to use the drug for medical purposes,...
Medical marijuana is legal in California. Except when it’s not [21.11.2016] California’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation’s largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize ...
Donald Trump’s attorney general pick could destroy the recreational pot industry [21.11.2016] Attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is a fervent foe of marijuana legalization. But if he were confirmed as President-elect Trump’s ...
Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot this week [10.11.2016] Marijuana reform won in eight out of the nine states where it was put on the ballot, the strongest signal to date that the public is ready to embrace...
Highs and lows in cannabis policy reform [09.11.2016] Cannabis is the most widely produced and consumed illicit substance globally. A significant number of states have long engaged in soft defection from...
Denmark approves medical cannabis trial [07.11.2016] The Danish government announced that as of 2018, doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis to certain patients. The government said that a...
Medicinal cannabis crops now legal in Australia [29.10.2016] Budding cannabis producers can now apply for a licence to legally grow the crop in Australia, for medicinal use only. The Narcotic Drugs Amendment Ac...
A lot has happened and a lot has not happened [20.10.2016] At the recently concluded 6th Latin American and 1st Caribbean Conference on Drug Policy , held in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, I started a dis...
Medical marijuana and the green rush are changing Chile [17.10.2016] In Santiago alone, there are more than 500 grow shops. This explosive expansion that has occurred since 2010 has exceeded all projections. The mariju...
Dane faces 10 years for selling cannabis to cancer patients [04.10.2016] A Danish activist who openly provides cannabis to cancer patients and other Danes with serious medical ailments was arrested and faces up to ten year...
Germany allows MS patient to grow cannabis in unprecedented case [02.10.2016] A court in Germany has allowed a patient to cultivate cannabis for medicinal purposes. Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfA...
Tilburg to allow medical marijuana users to grow drug at home [14.09.2016] Tilburg Mayor Peter Noordanus decided to allow patients using medical marijuana to grow it themselves at their homes in the city, he wrote in a lette...
In Israel, booming medical marijuana looks to conquer new highs [11.09.2016] Israel is a well-known as a pioneer in medical cannabis. This summer, the government approved a plan initiated by Health Minister Yaakov Litzman to r...
Could medical cannabis break the painkiller epidemic? [01.09.2016] The U.S. “is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic,” according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Prescription opioid overdos...
Denmark takes small step towards medicinal cannabis [23.08.2016] The Region of Southern Denmark agreed to move forward on a plan that could see the region become the first in the nation to prescribe cannabis for me...
Did the DEA just kick open the door for the pharmaceuticalization of pot? [11.08.2016] While much ink has been spilled over the last few days regarding DEA’s refusal to recognize marijuana as a medicine and its unwillingness to reclassi...
Activists furious over DEA's refusal to recognise medical benefits of marijuana [10.08.2016] Campaigners have reacted with dismay after the Obama administration refused to stop classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use - e...
Health Canada to allow safety testing of medical marijuana [10.08.2016] Health Canada is easing its prohibitions against safety testing of medical marijuana, which will allow registered growers and patients to have the pr...
DEA rejects attempt to loosen federal restrictions on marijuana [09.08.2016] The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats marijuana under federal drug control laws, keeping ...
Colombia’s new, legal drug barons focus on medical marijuana [03.08.2016] Last year, President Juan Manuel Santos spearheaded an overhaul of Colombia’s 30-year-old drug laws, which formally legalized medical marijuana for d...
Legalize pot, but bring in quality controls [30.07.2016] The take-home message from a Globe and Mail investigation that tested pot purchased in dispensaries for chemicals, is a lack of quality controls on m...
Restrictions on pot-safety testing put public at risk, scientists warn [27.07.2016] Health Canada’s restrictive approach to marijuana safety testing is putting the public at risk, a growing chorus of scientists and activists warns – ...
Danes want legal cannabis, but govt vows crackdown [27.06.2016] Amidst a new debate on cannabis, spurred by a massive police action at Christiania, a majority of Danes are in favour of legalization. Berlingske new...
Smoke clears on cannabis licensing regime [14.06.2016] Over a year ago Jamaica brought about reform to the legal landscape with regards to ganja through the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act the (DDA). Afte...
'Marijuana superstore' wins legal battle over medical pot shops in California [11.05.2016] The largest licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the US, once dubbed the “marijuana superstore”, has won a four-year legal battle with federal pro...
German government to grow marijuana for medical use [03.05.2016] A proposal from German Health Minister Hermann Gröhe to allow seriously ill individuals increased access to medical marijuana was approved by the Ger...
Mexico's president proposes legalising medical marijuana [21.04.2016] Following his statement at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) in which he called for more prevention, partial decriminaliza...
Support for marijuana legalization has hit an all-time high [24.03.2016] A survey released by the University of Chicago finds that a record-high percentage of Americans – 61 percent – say they support marijuana legalizatio...
Marijuana advocates say ‘next fight’ is legalizing storefront dispensaries [24.02.2016] The federal government should use a court decision ordering it to rewrite the rules on medical marijuana as an opportunity to legalize the storefront...
Canada’s medical pot producers set sights on recreational users [28.01.2016] Canada’s producers of medical marijuana are sitting on a seven-tonne stash of weed, with the inventory steadily growing as supply exceeds demand in t...
Medical cannabis market shows growing pains [26.01.2016] The Czech Republic took a bold step back in 2013 when lawmakers agreed to legalise the sale of medicinal cannabis or marihuana. But the development o...
Canadian investors show interest in local ganja [12.01.2016] Following the lead of several US states in holding referendums which have been supportive of reducing the legal restraints on the use of the drug, Ja...
Medical cannabis set to hit pharmacy shelves [11.01.2016] Medical cannabis is set to hit pharmacy shelves in Israel in the form of cigarettes, cookies and oil, while the number of doctors permitted to prescr...
Istiqlal party and PAM advocate the legalization of marijuana [30.12.2015] Ilyas El Omari, President of the Regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan and Al Hoceima, revealed that a group of researchers are working on a study abou...
Colombian president signs decree to legalise medical marijuana [21.12.2015] Colombia ’s President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a decree legalizing the growing and sale of marijuana for medical purposes, a dramatic shift in a...
Justin Trudeau and the cannabis factory [18.12.2015] Many consumers obtain their marijuana through storefront "dispensaries", which have sprung up across Canada, encouraged by liberalisation in the Unit...
'Grandma's magic remedy:' Mexico's medical marijuana secret [13.12.2015] When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country's can...
Chile president: Marijuana no longer on ‘hard drug’ list [03.12.2015] Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a decree that removes marijuana from the country’s list of hard drugs. The decree also authorizes the ...
Two months after Oregon legalization, pot saturation sends profits up in smoke [20.11.2015] Along North-east Sandy Boulevard in Portland, Oregon, there’s a stretch known as the “Green Mile”. Here, medical marijuana dispensaries are budding. ...
Colombia to legalize commercial sale of medical marijuana [11.11.2015] Colombia's government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said in a surprise shi...

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