Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Lebanon to consider legalizing cannabis growing: official [20.07.2018] 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...
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 ...
Hong Kong drug firm’s shares rise after it brings in Chinese hemp producer to explore medical uses of cannabis [22.02.2018] S hares in Hong Kong pharmaceutical company Meilleure Health International Industry Group soared by as much as 35 per cent on Thursday after it issue...
Hemp without the high: Legal side still smoky, but cannabis startups eye areas from fabric to medicine [20.02.2018] In April 2017, when the Central government and the Ministry of Health and Welfare issued the first-ever research licence to grow cannabis to the Coun...
Check benefits of cannabis, Prime Minister’s office tells health ministry [17.02.2018] As demands for the legalisation of cannabis or hemp gather momentum, the Prime Minister’s Office asked the ministry of health and family welfare (MoH...
Drugs policy in Germany is a mess [01.02.2018] Nationwide legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Germany came into force in March 2017. But almost a year on, patients struggle to obtain the weed th...
Canadian cannabis companies set their sights on South America [31.01.2018] Much has been made of the marijuana M&A spree afoot in Canada. Just this year alone, licensed producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. agreed to acquire CanniMe...
Canadian weed companies are staking their claim in Europe [30.01.2018] Some of Canada’s biggest cannabis companies are expanding their presence in Europe through a series of strategic acquisitions, designed to secure a f...
Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018? [24.01.2018] Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the s...
Vermont becomes first state to legalize marijuana through legislature [23.01.2018] Vermont, the "Green Mountain State," has become the first state to legalize marijuana by passing a law in the legislature rather than by use of a bal...
Youngsters try to weed out taboo [22.01.2018] Should marijuana be legalised ? Medical experts may be divided in their opinion on the subject, but many youngsters are citing examples from abroad t...
Thailand eyes moves to allow medical marijuana plantations [21.01.2018] Is Thailand now ready to legalise marijuana plantations for medical use ? In recent days both legislators and state officials have been in the news a...
The public really, really, really opposes current federal marijuana law [18.01.2018] The overwhelming majority of Americans are opposed to current federal marijuana law. That’s the big takeaway from a new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon...
Greece set to allow medical cannabis use [14.01.2018] Greece's parliament is expected to approve the medical use of cannabis in the coming weeks, a deputy minister said Sunday, adding that the change wou...
Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament [11.01.2018] Portugal's influential Doctors' Association called for the legalisation of marijuana-based medicines, the same day parliament started to debate a dra...
Medical marijuana in ‘high’ demand with over 13,000 applications: report [10.01.2018] More and more people in Germany are applying for prescription cannabis and receiving reimbursements from their health insurance company. Ten months a...
Cannabis chaos — Sessions has no exit strategy for his war on drugs [07.01.2018] One of the great social and political experiments of this decade, marijuana legalization, faces its greatest existential threat: Jeff Sessions . Twen...
Marijuana legalization 2018: Which states might consider cannabis laws this year? [02.01.2018] The legal marijuana market could blaze across the United States in 2018. At least 12 states are poised to consider marijuana legalization this year, ...
Canadian pot growers eye global expansion [28.12.2017] Canadian medical marijuana is setting the stage to go global. The country’s emerging legal producers have a chance to seize opportunities in other co...
Mumbaiites fight to legalise marijuana [27.12.2017] The Bangalore-based founder of the Great Legalisation Movement (GLM), Viki Vaurora, wrote to the Prime Minister asking him to legalise hemp — leaves ...

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