Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Canada's legalization of marijuana could hurt farmers in poorer countries [17.10.2018] For decades poor farmers in countries like Jamaica and Morocco have risked the wrath of governments to grow cannabis as a cash crop. But as Canada be...
UK doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis medicine next month [11.10.2018] Doctors in England, Wales and Scotland will be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicine in less than a month, the home secretary has announced. Sa...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2017 [08.10.2018] In the approach to the 2019 Ministerial Segment and its review of international drug control, the INCB’s Annual Report for 2017 is arguably of specia...
Govt pressed for new law on marijuana and kratom [01.10.2018] Academics and medical practitioners are pushing for swift legislative reform to legalise the medical use of marijuana and kratom, saying current laws...
Study to investigate self-medicating cannabis users [19.09.2018] A new Danish study aims to shine a light on the patterns of medicinal cannabis consumption among users who chose to go outide the official channels. ...
St Vincent parliament to debate marijuana legislation [03.09.2018] The St Vincent and the Grenadines parliament will meet for the first reading of three pieces of legislation as the government continues its efforts t...
Lebanese cannabis farmers hope legalisation may bring amnesty [27.08.2018] The contrast between the vibrant green of a cannabis field and the arid land nearby in Lebanon's Bekaa valley has for years raised a dilemma for the ...
Ganja: Discovering the future [22.08.2018] Despite cannabis being an integral part of the Jamaican identity, just five years ago local laws did not reflect the realities of its use in the coun...
Climate change is turning the Middle East's breadbasket into a cannabis farm [09.08.2018] Heeding the recommendation of international consulting group McKinsey, which was part of a broader development plan, Lebanon's parliament is preparin...
Lebanon's cannabis heartland, Bekaa, hopes for legalization [27.07.2018] The Bekaa Valley in Lebanon has long been notorious as one of the world's major cannabis-growing regions, producing some of the finest hashish. The c...
Legalising recreational ganja still off the table in SVG [26.07.2018] The Ralph Gonsalves government will amend the laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to decriminalise marijuana use for medicinal and religious purpo...
Weeks: we need to talk about cannabis [25.07.2018] More changes to the law on cannabis could be in the works, the Minister of Social Development and Sport in Bermuda has signalled. Michael Weeks said ...
National cannabis bill would not allow any smoking [25.07.2018] National's medicinal cannabis bill would allow doctors to prescribe anyone medicinal cannabis – but not to smoke. It goes further than the Government...
Medical cannabis users could still be criminalised in UK despite government accepting its benefits [24.07.2018] Cannabis is high on the agenda at the moment. Not only have California and Canada passed new laws to legalise marijuana, but in the UK, two recent hi...
New poll shows big jump in support for cannabis reform, especially for medicinal use [24.07.2018] Public support for cannabis law reform has soared in the past year especially for medicinal use of cannabis, a poll commissioned by the New Zealand D...
Most in US think cannabis has health benefits, despite lack of data – study [23.07.2018] Americans believe marijuana is helpful in treating a variety of health problems despite a lack of available evidence. A survey published in the Annal...
Cannabis store and cafe opens in Kingston [18.07.2018] Jamaica has opened its first seed-to-sale cannabis retail store located in Market place on Constant Spring Road. The ribbon-cutting ceremony signifie...
Lebanon to consider legalizing cannabis growing: official [18.07.2018] Lebanon ’s parliament is considering legalizing the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said, in an attempt ...
Partnership critical for ganja industry success - SRC head [06.07.2018] Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC) Dr Cliff Riley has underscored the importance of working partnerships that acknowledge an...
Canada’s cannabis firms plot world domination [05.07.2018] It is rare to see the words “Canada” and “world domination” in the same sentence. The country’s cannabis producers want to change that. With an eye o...
High hopes: Who will benefit from NZ's legal cannabis industry? [05.07.2018] In New Zealand, it’s Māori communities who have been hit by racial bias in drug policing. Even when accounting for rates of use, at every stage of th...
Swiss government supports legalising medical cannabis [04.07.2018] The Federal Council has recommended the approval of the sale of cannabis for medical purposes. It also wants to legalise pilot tests to establish how...
Sajid Javid looks into easing rules on medical cannabis prescription [03.07.2018] The home secretary, Sajid Javid, is considering whether cannabis could be made easier to prescribe for medical use, Downing Street has said. It comes...
Cannabis for medical use legalised in Luxembourg [29.06.2018] Cannabis for medical use has been made legal in Luxembourg. The government unanimously passed the draft law to decriminalise the use of cannabis for ...
Tobacco giant Imperial Brands invests in medical cannabis [28.06.2018] Tobacco firm Imperial Brands is investing in UK biotech company Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT). The move comes as campaigning to allow marijua...
Hunt wants swift review of cannabis oil law after Billy Caldwell case [18.06.2018] The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said he backs the use of medicinal cannabis oil and called for a swift legal review after an emergency licence...
After law change, Greek medicinal users hope to enter cannabis business [18.06.2018] Greece legalised cannabis for medical use last year, and in March this year it lifted a ban on growing and producing it, in the hope of drawing forei...
Reform of drug laws begins as bill passes first reading [17.06.2018] The National Legislative Assembly passed by a landslide vote the three narcotics control policy bills, which are an effort by authorities to reform o...
Portugal's parliament legalises cannabis-based medicines [15.06.2018] Portugal’s parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalise marijuana-based medicines, after rejecting earlier proposals to allow patients to gr...
MPs condemn UK cannabis laws after epileptic boy's medication seized [12.06.2018] MPs have criticised the UK’s cannabis laws and called for urgent reform after a boy had his first epileptic seizure in 300 days because the governmen...
Rare Jamaican cannabis strains are seeding a medical marijuana takeover in Canada [12.06.2018] With the support of the Jamaican government and the farmer’s collective they partner with on the island nation, the Jamaican Medical Cannabis Collect...
Huit Français sur dix favorables au cannabis thérapeutique [11.06.2018] Pour ou contre ? Le sujet est complexe, mais les Français sont unanimes : selon une étude IFOP pour Terra Nova et Echo citoyen publiée lundi 11 juin,...
Jamaica poised to become major location for medical cannabis investment ­— Shaw [27.05.2018] Audley Shaw's trip to Canada has paved the way for Jamaica to play a leading role in the rapidly growing medical cannabis industry, according to the ...
Doctors in Commons rally to overturn ban on medicinal cannabis [24.05.2018] Doctors in the House of Commons are to lead a campaign to change the law banning the medicinal use of cannabis, as a new all-party parliamentary grou...
Big opportunities in Europe's cannabis market come with big risks [16.05.2018] Interest is running very high among cannabis entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the prospect of an expanded European cannabis market. Europe is h...
Colombia sees billion-dollar bonanza from legacy of marijuana trade [03.05.2018] Farmers who want to be part of Colombia's medical marijuana project are required to destroy their illegal crops. Colombia has already issued 33 licen...
Liz Warren has high hopes for pot bill [29.04.2018] U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has had “encouraging” conversations with Republican leadership over a bill she and Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner a...
Zimbabwe legalizes marijuana for medicinal, scientific uses [28.04.2018] Zimbabwe has legalized the production of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, making it the rare African country to turn the drug into a ...
Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world [24.04.2018] Although cannabis remains a prohibited substance worldwide, in recent decades a series of political, legislative and judicial processes in various pa...
In Lebanon, one farmer-turned-candidate is running on a pro-cannabis platform [23.04.2018] In Lebanon, on the roads of Baalbek-Hermel leading to his village of Deir al-Ahmar, Shawki Fakhri is contesting the upcoming local elections under a ...
Opioids prescribed less in states where medical marijuana legal, studies find [02.04.2018] In one study, researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens, used data from Medicare Part D, a government-run prescription drug program for people...
Britain’s stringent rules on medical cannabis harm patients [17.03.2018] In 2016 Britain harvested 95 tonnes of legally grown cannabis, twice as much as a year earlier, and more than any other country. The International Na...
Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot [10.03.2018] Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs. But after an official about-face on marijuana, Colombia is looking to exchange ...
From ‘skyrocketing’ demand to scepticism: one year of medical marijuana in Germany [08.03.2018] Since medical marijuana was legalized in Germany in March last year, an increasing number of patients are being prescribed the drug. But the healthca...
UK revealed to be world's biggest producer of medical cannabis [06.03.2018] The UK is the world's largest producer and exporter of legal cannabis for medical and scientific use, according to a report from the UN's Internation...
New studies show that legal cannabis access reduces opioid abuse [04.03.2018] Scientific data is growing nearly by the day in support of the notion that legalized cannabis can mitigate opioid use and abuse. For instance, among ...
House approves production of pharmaceutical cannabis [01.03.2018] Parliament approved legislation allowing the manufacture of cannabis for medicinal purposes in Greece. The new legislation sets out the rules governi...
Jamaica missing out on growing ganja industry — Golding [01.03.2018] Opposition Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding today told the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament that the cannabis sector needs full governmen...
Cannabis group discusses medical marijuana sector [22.02.2018] More than 25 persons representing cannabis growers and consumers from several communities throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines met at Victoria P...
Denmark’s high hopes to become Europe’s biggest medical cannabis producer [22.02.2018] Denmark will soon become one of the largest medical cannabis producers in Europe. Since December 2017, the Laegemiddelstyrelsen medicines agency has ...

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