Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Greece legalises medicinal cannabis [03.07.2017] Greece's parliament has announced that cannabis is effectively legal for medicinal purposes. "From now on, the country is turning its page, as Greece...
Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers [13.06.2017] Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, acco...
U.K. tobacco giant gets medicinal cannabis expertise [13.06.2017] Imperial Brands Plc gained the services of a leader in the field of medicinal cannabis as the British tobacco manufacturer seeks to further its push ...
Could Thailand, which gave world the bong, legalise cannabis for medicinal use? [11.06.2017] Thaksin Shinawatra considered legalising marijuana, and recently a justice minister aired same idea, amid mounting evidence of its medicinal benefits...
Cannabis may help wean people off crack, study finds [16.05.2017] Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also...
Ganja lobby wrong [15.05.2017] The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Jamaica has indicated that it has begun taking steps to change the schedule class of marijuana to effect amendments t...
Israel eases restrictions on medical marijuana use and possession [15.05.2017] Israel's Health Ministry recently released new directives easing restrictions on the possession and use of medical marijuana by authorized users. The...
New medical marijuana prescription approved in Sweden [02.05.2017] A further person has been granted a licence to use marijuana for medical purposes in Sweden three months after an historic decision from the country'...
Use, production of medical cannabis may be legalized in Greece [23.04.2017] The Health Ministry in Greece is set to propose changes to legislation covering the use and production of medicinal cannabis. Health Minister Andreas...
Too much ‘dilly dallying’ around ganja issue, says minister [21.04.2017] As the debate over the legalisation of ganja for medical use heats up, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has thrown down ...
World Cannabis Day: ‘Flying leaves’ defy stigma to soar to new heights [21.04.2017] Ironically, in Asia where cannabis cultivation first began, cannabis laws remain the strictest. China will probably be the last country to relax such...
Six things to know about weed in Germany [20.04.2017] There's long been talk of fully legalizing cannabis in Germany, especially in the capital of Berlin. But how close is Deutschland actually to making ...
Ottawa doctor pioneers use of cannabis to help opioid addicts [16.04.2017] The patients at Dr. Mark Ujjainwalla’s methadone clinic are trying to beat their addiction to heroin, narcotic painkillers and other opioid drugs, bu...
Push to undo hash ban in Nepal [14.04.2017] Marijuana use was always culturally accepted in Nepal, and the cannabis indica plant grows wild across the country. Open sale of marijuana in governm...
Medical ganja’s slow journey irks foreign investor [09.04.2017] A foreign investor is expressing concern that Jamaica’s delay in establishing a medical ganja industry is providing other countries with the advantag...
Argentina gives green light to use of medicinal marijuana [30.03.2017] The Argentinean Senate has passed a bill making medicinal marijuana legal, in line with other Latin American countries such as Colombia, Mexico, Urug...
Marijuana industry faces challenge in gaining Canadians’ trust, survey finds [29.03.2017] Marijuana stocks may have leapt higher on the news of Ottawa’s plans to legalize the drug by next year, but the industry is facing an uphill battle i...
Israel seeks piece of projected $50 billion medical marijuana market [27.03.2017] Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge...
Medical marijuana – high time the Dutch got their message straight [24.03.2017] The Netherlands is a major exporter of medical marijuana, even though it has never been formally approved here as a treatment for Dutch patients. And...
De-schedule dagga to create jobs, says community [23.03.2017] As the deadline for public comment on the guideline documents for cultivation of cannabis for medical use looms, an Eastern Cape community is calling...
As rebels move out of Colombia drug trade, corporations look to move in [09.03.2017] Colombia has received billions of dollars in American aid to eradicate the drug trade. But in the coming weeks, the government says, it will begin pr...
Doctors rejoice as Germany kicks off medical marijuana prescriptions [03.03.2017] Germany’s doctors are embracing the newly legal prescription of medical marijuana, which went into effect at the start of this month. “I predict a ce...
Criminalizing cannabis in Indonesia might do more harm than good [28.02.2017] Indonesia’s National Narcotics Board (BNN) together with the Health Ministry recently made a swift move to criminalize synthetic cannabinoids called ...
Attorney General Sessions wants to know the science on marijuana and opioids [28.02.2017] Speaking before the National Association of Attorneys General, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed doubt that marijuana could help mitigate...
Four of five Danes support legalising medical cannabis [27.02.2017] More than 80 percent of Danes are in favour of legalising the medical use of cannabis, a new survey has found, increasing the chance that a pilot sch...
The Philippine paradox [22.02.2017] In the constant, daily laboured birth of the global cannabis industry, there is no greater paradox than the Philippines. On one hand, you have incred...
Medicinal cannabis gets the go-ahead [20.02.2017] The government has given the green light for the manufacture of cannabis for medicinal use – with the IFP hailing it a “major victory” and tribute to...
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...
Cannabis in Latin America and the Caribbean [15.09.2016] Cannabis (or marihuana) is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 1...
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...

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