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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

When it comes to drug policy, for once UK politicians should look to Donald Trump

Submitted by Marijuana News Given the whirlwind of foreign policy decisions and domestic policy scandals dominating the UK this week, you’d be forgiven for missing some extremely progressive news to come out of the US. While President Trump is rarely credited for his progressive stances on social issues or civil liberties, lo and behold! He is tackling the War on Drugs in one of the most meaningful ways to date. Late last week, it was revealed that Trump is working on legislation that would “unambiguously allow states to pursue (marijuana) legalisation without worrying about a federal crackdown”. If implemented,...

Submitted by Marijuana News Given the whirlwind of foreign policy decisions and domestic policy scandals dominating the UK this week, you’d be forgiven for missing some extremely progressive news to come out of the US. While President Trump is...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe

Hemp Oil Produces Meditative Effects, Italy Researchers Find

By Lauren Williams A groundbreaking study performed by a group of Italian scientists found that breathing in hemp essential oil can have calming effects similar to meditation and yoga. This research indicates that the psychological and physical effects of using cannabis products go far beyond THC and CBD content. “It’s not just THC or CBD that have the effects of cannabis or hemp,” said Brad Douglass, the director of Advanced Botanical Strategy at cannabis analytics company the Werc Shop. “Cannabis products are mostly purchased for THC content. Studies like this help everyone understand it’s more nuanced than that.” Such...

By Lauren Williams A groundbreaking study performed by a group of Italian scientists found that breathing in hemp essential oil can have calming effects similar to meditation and yoga. This research indicates that the psychological and physical effects of...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe

The Netherlands isn’t as weed-friendly as it used to be

Submitted by Marijuana News Travelers hoping to take advantage of the Netherlands’ lax weed laws during their next visit may want to rethink their itinerary. Story Continues Below Several cities across the marijuana-friendly country recently have taken steps to limit the public use of cannabis. This week, The Hague became the first Dutch city to ban it in the city center, the central train station, and major shopping areas. A spokesman for the mayor of The Hague told The Guardian that the move follows a series of complaints from both residents and visitors about “the strong smell of cannabis and the noise...

Submitted by Marijuana News Travelers hoping to take advantage of the Netherlands’ lax weed laws during their next visit may want to rethink their itinerary. Story Continues Below Several cities across the marijuana-friendly country recently have taken steps to...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

A Look At The Cannabis Movement In The UK

 The UK, the world’s largest cannabis pharmaceutical manufacturer, is blocking safe access to botanical cannabis — at least for now. Despite being home to the world’s largest cannabis pharmaceutical manufacturer, or perhaps because of it, efforts in the United Kingdom to provide safe access to botanical cannabis for the chronic and terminally ill are stymied, at least for now. Local activist groups are divided on end goals, but are all closely watching a bill introduced in Parliament last October by Paul Flynn of the Labour Party. Flynn has been leading the charge alone and has faced considerable opposition from...

 The UK, the world’s largest cannabis pharmaceutical manufacturer, is blocking safe access to botanical cannabis — at least for now. Despite being home to the world’s largest cannabis pharmaceutical manufacturer, or perhaps because of it, efforts in the United...

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on April 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

The country that pioneered “wellness” is adopting cannabis as a cure

Submitted by Marijuana News For centuries, Switzerland has led the way when it comes to what we now call “wellness,” peddling the healing powers of crisp Alpine air, clear blue skies, and fine Swiss botanicals. In the 1800s, Alexander Spengler, a German refugee working as a country doctor in the remote hamlet of Davos, developed a spa where victims of tuberculosis were prescribed walks in the brisk mountain air, marmot-fat chest rubs, and frigid showers. At the turn of last century, Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner fought disease with a raw-food diet, giving rise to Switzerland’s still-popular version of overnight oats, Bircher Muesli. And of course Johanna...

Submitted by Marijuana News For centuries, Switzerland has led the way when it comes to what we now call “wellness,” peddling the healing powers of crisp Alpine air, clear blue skies, and fine Swiss botanicals. In the 1800s, Alexander Spengler, a...

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on April 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Politician says legalizing marijuana is the way to end violent crime

Submitted by Marijuana News A dramatic rise in stabbing deaths related to gang battles over turf is plaguing London. In a bold statement, one politician says legalizing marijuana is the way to end violent crime. In February, there were 15 homicides in London, UK. In March, another 22 killings brought the city’s 2018 murder count up to 50. And if the trend continues, London is on pace to surpass the 130 murders it saw in 2017. These numbers reflect a drastic uptick in violent crime. In fact, they represent the first time in the modern era that London has...

Submitted by Marijuana News A dramatic rise in stabbing deaths related to gang battles over turf is plaguing London. In a bold statement, one politician says legalizing marijuana is the way to end violent crime. In February, there were...

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on April 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Italian firm files patent for solar powered cannabis and cryptocurrency farm

Evolution BNK, an Italian medical cannabis grower, is planning to build 20,000 sq m of solar powered greenhouses which will combine marijuana growing and cryptocurrency mining. The first 5,000 sq m facility is to be built by converting existing greenhouse in Sanremo, the “city of flowers” on the coast of Liguria in northwest Italy. The rebuilt greenhouses will have their glass replaced by opaque solar panels, and they will have a basement added to accommodate computer banks that will be used to “mine” cryptocurrencies. The combination of cannabis and computers is considered good because each requires a highly controlled...

Evolution BNK, an Italian medical cannabis grower, is planning to build 20,000 sq m of solar powered greenhouses which will combine marijuana growing and cryptocurrency mining. The first 5,000 sq m facility is to be built by converting existing...

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on April 2, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

UK’s first medical cannabis investor floats in London

Britain’s first investment firm dedicated to funding medical cannabis ventures will float in London today, amid a global “green rush” of investment into products made from the widely-banned weed. Sativa Investments has raised £1.1m through the IPO on the capital’s Nex exchange, which is also used by Arsenal football club. The fundraising values Sativa at £4m. The vehicle has been founded by serial entrepreneur Geremy Thomas, who has made millions through ventures in the early days of mobile phone technology and consumer finance. Mr Thomas told The Daily Telegraph the fund would enable UK investors to capitalise on the “massive growth...

Britain’s first investment firm dedicated to funding medical cannabis ventures will float in London today, amid a global “green rush” of investment into products made from the widely-banned weed. Sativa Investments has raised £1.1m through the IPO on the...

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on March 28, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Public cannabis smoking event in Belfast expected to attract hundreds

A Belfast councillor has called on a pro-cannabis group to cancel its planned ‘4/20’ public cannabis smoking event in the city. The Facebook page ‘Legalise Cannabis – Northern Ireland’ has announced the event ‘Botanic Blaze at 4/20’ which will take place in Botanic Gardens on 20 April beginning at 4:20pm. Over 200 people have confirmed on Facebook that they will be attending the event. A post on the page reads “Lets all just chill out in Botanic Gardens this 4/20 and enjoy our own dedicated day”. 4/20 is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis, especially smoking...

A Belfast councillor has called on a pro-cannabis group to cancel its planned ‘4/20’ public cannabis smoking event in the city. The Facebook page ‘Legalise Cannabis – Northern Ireland’ has announced the event ‘Botanic Blaze at 4/20’ which will...

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on March 28, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy, but Not to Grow

The New York Times Acting on an anonymous tip about marijuana growers, Dutch police officers last month raided a basement laboratory in Best, a small village about 15 miles from the Belgian border. The officers found 539 plants in four growing rooms equipped with sophisticated equipment like a programmable irrigation system. The operation would bring in about $66,000 every 10 weeks, according to the police report. While the news of a marijuana raid in the Netherlands may have been surprising to the throngs of tourists who visit the famous coffee shops in Amsterdam or Rotterdam, it is illegal to grow...

The New York Times Acting on an anonymous tip about marijuana growers, Dutch police officers last month raided a basement laboratory in Best, a small village about 15 miles from the Belgian border. The officers found 539 plants in four...

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