Items tagged with medical cannabis

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The WHO’s First-Ever Critical Review of Cannabis [15.03.2019] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the fir...
Medicinal cannabis users left high and dry by Dutch tolerance policy [13.03.2019] Despite the relaxed attitude to cannabis in the Netherlands, acquiring the alternative medicine is often a battle. Around half a million people in th...
Canadian company partners with Westmoreland farmers to grow ganja [08.03.2019] Wiisag Corporation, a Canadian indigenous integrated cannabis company, has signed an agreement to partner with the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganga Farmer...
Sweet smell of success? Big business bets on a marijuana boom [02.03.2019] T o listen to some of the predictions about the future of the cannabis industry, you would think financial analysts had been partaking heavily of the...
Portugal rejects recreational cannabis, as medical becomes legal [26.02.2019] The Portuguese parliament has rejected two proposals to legalise the cultivation and sale of cannabis for recreational purposes. The first proposal, ...
Doubts on pot use linger over amended drug law [22.02.2019] Experts are saying that both users and producers of marijuana-based drugs for medical purposes will face numerous restrictions under the amended Narc...
St Kitts-Nevis joins 'ganja train' Gov't accepts recommendations on use of marijuana in federation [22.02.2019] The St Kitts-Nevis Government says it will consider and consult further on creating the framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes aft...
Drug policy in India: Key developments since the UNGASS 2016 [20.02.2019] This paper outlines the key drug policy developments in India since the UNGASS Outcome Document was adopted in 2016, which highlights health and huma...
European Parliament passes cannabis resolution, joins WHO in supporting medical marijuana [13.02.2019] Following reports about the World Health Organization (WHO) recommending a rescheduling of cannabis and several of its key components under internati...
What is required for Jamaica to export its hi-grade ganja [11.02.2019] Jamaica’s decriminalisation of ganja in 2015 brought with it many expectations, one being the ability to export its hi-grade herb. With a relatively ...
Why so many Americans now support legalizing marijuana, in 4 charts [05.02.2019] American views on marijuana have shifted incredibly rapidly. Thirty years ago, marijuana legalization seemed like a lost cause. In 1988, only 24 perc...
'In three years, medical cannabis could be sold in Swiss pharmacies' [04.02.2019] Switzerland’s national drugs policy is often cited as a pioneering, humane model. Twenty-five years ago, the small Alpine nation launched a project f...
World Health Organization recommends rescheduling marijuana under international treaties [01.02.2019] Health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties...
The next major marijuana exporter will be in the Middle East [31.01.2019] The Israeli cabinet approved legislation that will transform the Middle Eastern country into an exporter of marijuana for medical use. “I am glad thi...
A run on medicinal cannabis causes concern amongst doctors [29.01.2019] A year ago, and in the teeth of opposition from some doctors, the Danish health authorities decided to approve a four-year pilot project under which ...
Israeli cabinet approves law to allow medical cannabis exports [27.01.2019] Israel’s cabinet approved a law to allow exports of medical cannabis in a move expected to boost state revenues and the agriculture sector, and which...
After legalization: Four things to know about cannabis in Quebec [17.01.2019] In Quebec — where the product is sold by the government-run Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC) — legalization has highlighted the province’s thirs...
Swiss pharmacies want to sell medical and recreational marijuana [11.01.2019] The President of the Pharmacy Association in Zurich, Valeria Dora, says that more and more people in Switzerland are consuming cannabis, and that sel...
Monopoly of medical cannabis not in public interest: Experts [08.01.2019] Authorities in Thailand overseeing a flood of patents for medical cannabis must consider the public interest, otherwise a commercial monopoly of the ...
Maroc : «La prohibition de l’usage récréatif et thérapeutique du cannabis est un échec total» [31.12.2018] Alors qu’une trentaine de pays à travers le monde dépénalisent et financent l’usage thérapeutique du cannabis, le producteur numéro un mondial nage t...
Cannabis firms in conflict of interest for owning both pot producers and marijuana clinics, critics charge [27.12.2018] When doctors at the Solace Health Network of cannabis clinics prescribe their patients medical marijuana, one government-licensed producer of the dru...
Germany delays roll-out of medical marijuana [27.12.2018] The production and distribution of medical marijuana in Germany will be delayed once again. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has s...
Farmers giddy over new medical marijuana law [26.12.2018] Thai farmers welcomed a new law allowing cultivation and use of marijuana for medical purposes, in an Asian first that promises an economic bonanza b...
Israeli lawmakers approve medical cannabis exports law [26.12.2018] Israel's parliament has given its final approval to a long-awaited and controversial law to allow exports of medical cannabis, a move that is likely ...
Tilray goes global with Novartis marijuana sales partnership [18.12.2018] Tilray Inc. has signed a global partnership with a division of Swiss drug giant Novartis AG to develop and distribute its medical marijuana in legal ...
New Zealand to hold referendum on legalising recreational cannabis [18.12.2018] New Zealand will hold a referendum on whether to legalise cannabis for recreational use at the general election in 2020, a week after legalising cann...
Swiss eye local ganja [17.12.2018] The possibilities for the explosion of Jamaica's medical marijuana industry have attracted the interest of another major multinational corporation th...
French study recommends legalising therapeutic cannabis [14.12.2018] A scientific committee convened by the French government has concluded that it might be “appropriate” to legalise cannabis for therapeutic use in a r...
St Vincent Parliament approves legislation decriminalising marijuana [14.12.2018] St Vincent and the Grenadines has become the first Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member to pass legislation allowing for the decrim...
New Zealand passes laws to make medical marijuana widely available [11.12.2018] New Zealand’s government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time, after years of campa...
Barbados PM comments on decriminalisation of marijuana [08.12.2018] The Barbados government says it will soon develop a framework for medical cannabis, even as it noted that decriminalisation of marijuana for recreati...
Marijuana, mountains and money: How Lesotho is cashing in [28.11.2018] Lesotho is aiming to make money from the booming medicinal marijuana industry, but the southern African nation already has an unheralded illicit trad...
Dr Benedikt Fischer: Canada provides lessons on legal cannabis [27.11.2018] New Zealand is debating its cannabis policy, a process that led to legalisation of cannabis use and supply in Canada just last month. Since the two c...
Time to ease up on marijuana? [25.11.2018] With several States in the United States, and Canada this year, permitting the use of the marijuana for medical as well as recreational use, there is...
Thailand moves one step closer to legal marijuana [24.11.2018] Thailand is moving closer to getting medical marijuana legalised, as the bill on the issue has already made headway in the legislative process. The N...
Amidst ganja reform, concerns about growers [20.11.2018] The St Vincent and the Grenadines Parliament is expected to approve laws establishing a medical marijuana industry in the country. The bills are expe...
Greece eyes pot of gold as medicinal cannabis licensed [19.11.2018] Greece issued the first licences to private companies for growing medicinal cannabis in the country, part of an attempt to tap a burgeoning market wo...
Pot approved for research, medical use [14.11.2018] The cabinet approved a draft amendment to the 1979 Narcotics Act to legalise cannabis for medical and research purposes in Thailand. However, all use...
Green gold rush: Thailand, Malaysia race to legalise medical marijuana [12.11.2018] Asia has the toughest penalties against drug use and trafficking but the legal landscape is shifting in several countries where cannabis once deemed ...
Thousands of patients in limbo as ministry temporarily shuts top cannabis grower [07.11.2018] The Health Ministry has issued a temporary stop work order against Israel’s largest medical cannabis company, Tikun Olam, over concerns that the comp...
Mexico introduces bill to legalise medical and recreational cannabis use [06.11.2018] Mexico’s next interior minister plans to submit a bill to create a medical marijuana industry and allow recreational use, in what would be a big step...
Global cannabis industry eyes China for production and investment [02.11.2018] The global cannabis industry is targeting China for production and investment, while the country’s investors are warming up to the idea of placing th...
Cannabis producers could be chasing global market worth $194 billion in seven years: BMO report [01.11.2018] The potential of the global cannabis industry is so vast that it could eventually make the sky-high valuations of some Canadian licensed producers lo...
Please allow small farmers to benefit from ganja industry, says senator [30.10.2018] Senator Kerensia Morrison is calling on the Government to ensure that small farmers and the little man are not left out of the emerging ganja/cannabi...
Majority of British public support legalisation of cannabis, survey reveals [29.10.2018] The British public strongly supports the legalisation of cannabis, according to a new poll. Fifty-nine per cent of people surveyed strongly support o...
What the Dutch can teach the world about cannabis [26.10.2018] On October 17, Canada became the first large economy to legalise recreational weed. ( Uruguay blazed the trail in 2013.) From November 1, doctors can...
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...

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