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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Bologna: Ganja Paradise

By Adèle Saingenest Chrabanski As Italy flirts with the idea of legalisation, the city of Bologna already seems to be laying the groundwork for cannabis to blossom. Mild weed shops, stressed students, street dealers… everyone seems to be benefitting from the herb whose trade can spark cold sweats. Report. Monday morning, 9 am – the sky is blue over Via Zamboni and the surrounding neighbourhood, where most of the University of Bologna department buildings are located. Francesca* is late for her first class, but she would have liked to smoke up before starting her day. Unfortunately, she finished her stash yesterday and...

By Adèle Saingenest Chrabanski As Italy flirts with the idea of legalisation, the city of Bologna already seems to be laying the groundwork for cannabis to blossom. Mild weed shops, stressed students, street dealers… everyone seems to be benefitting...

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on October 11, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

UK Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis Passes First Reading Unopposed

By Jon Hiltz A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the United Kingdom passed its first reading in Parliament today completely unopposed. The legislation was introduced by MP Paul Flynn this afternoon amongst a flurry of anticipation. Not coincidentally, on the same day the bill was introduced, a planned protest was executed outside of the Parliament building in London where dozens of cannabis advocates consumed edibles, drank teas, and vaped flower. This bold act of civil disobedience was incited by MP Flynn in July, when he invited medical cannabis consumers to openly ingest their products. The call to...

By Jon Hiltz A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the United Kingdom passed its first reading in Parliament today completely unopposed. The legislation was introduced by MP Paul Flynn this afternoon amongst a flurry of anticipation. Not...

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on October 10, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Medical marijuana is about to become more accessible in Malta

Submitted by Marijuana News Malta’s law regulating medical marijuana is about to become less restricted, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has announced. “Cabinet will start discussing changes to the law regulating medical marijuana in November,” Muscat told a media briefing yesterday. “It is only when we update the law on medical marijuana that we’ll start discussing possible legalisation for personal use.” Medical marijuana was first regulated in the drug reform of 2015 but, with so many restrictions on its prescription, not a single Maltese patient has yet been treated with it. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has pledged looser laws regulating...

Submitted by Marijuana News Malta’s law regulating medical marijuana is about to become less restricted, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has announced. “Cabinet will start discussing changes to the law regulating medical marijuana in November,” Muscat told a media briefing...

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on October 10, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

This is why more and more people are VAPING cannabis

Well one of the reasons is definetely going to be the fact that you can blend in and smoke in public . With everyone vaping casually in the streets then i guess people dont want to stand out any longer. Cannabis users are turning to vaping because they’re less likely to be caught. More and more people are turning to VAPING cannabis, according to reports. The idea behind the switch from joints to vapourisers is that many think it makes them far less likely to be caught out. A staggering 2.9 million adults in the UK vape regularly, a...

Well one of the reasons is definetely going to be the fact that you can blend in and smoke in public . With everyone vaping casually in the streets then i guess people dont want to stand out any...

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on October 10, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Research And Tech Meet In Cologne For 9th Annual IACM

The IACM is comprised of two groups of individuals. Medical researchers and academics plus doctors… By Marguerite Arnold The International Association of Cannabinoids As Medicine (IACM), one of the top global research organizations devoted to cannabis study, met in Cologne Germany for its ninth annual meeting in late September. The internationally well-known research group predominantly hailed from a global list of countries. Doctors and researchers were present from Israel, Australia, the U.S. and Canada, as well as multiple countries in Europe starting with the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. Conference attendees also came from Asia, including Japan, plus Africa, starting with...

The IACM is comprised of two groups of individuals. Medical researchers and academics plus doctors… By Marguerite Arnold The International Association of Cannabinoids As Medicine (IACM), one of the top global research organizations devoted to cannabis study, met in Cologne...

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on October 10, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Protesters Have ‘Cannabis Tea Party’ Outside Parliament

By Adam Drury Right now, hundreds of UK citizens are staging what is perhaps one of the most civil forms of civil disobedience imaginable. To raise awareness about the medical uses of cannabis and to persuade the UK government to legalize medical weed, protesters have organized a “cannabis tea party” outside the British Parliament. Patients, Protesters Have ‘Cannabis Tea Party’ Outside Parliament In fine English tradition, patients and advocates have gathered together to hold a cannabis tea party on the grounds of the UK Parliament building. The United Patients Alliance, a medical cannabis advocacy group fighting for legal access...

By Adam Drury Right now, hundreds of UK citizens are staging what is perhaps one of the most civil forms of civil disobedience imaginable. To raise awareness about the medical uses of cannabis and to persuade the UK government...

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on October 9, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

UK|Gone to Pot EastEnders’ Pam St Clement and Linda Robson for cannabis doc on ITV

EASTENDERS star Pam St Clement is set to explore marijuana alongside Loose Women’s Linda Robson for a new ITV documentary. The 75-year-old former Albert Square actress will join Birds of a Feather’s Linda for the road trip with Christopher Biggins, John Fashanu and Bobby George. Gone To Pot will see the group of celebrities travel across America to learn how marijuana is used for both medicinal and recreational purposes. The issue of legislation has long been a subject of debate in the UK with marijuana having been reported to ease symptoms of arthritis, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and several other...

EASTENDERS star Pam St Clement is set to explore marijuana alongside Loose Women’s Linda Robson for a new ITV documentary. The 75-year-old former Albert Square actress will join Birds of a Feather’s Linda for the road trip with Christopher...

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on October 6, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

How growing cannabis helped me to become an expert gardener – Manchester UK Evening News

How growing cannabis helped me to become an expert gardener When Andy McConville suffered a mental health crisis he realised he could put his green fingers to better use Andy McConville has landed his dream job – and he owes it all to the fact he used to be a cannabis farmer. The 34-year-old horticultural specialist spent a decade growing weed for his own use at home. It was only when he suffered a mental health crisis about three years ago that he realised he could put his green fingers to better use. Andy, of Spotland, Rochdale, said: “My...

How growing cannabis helped me to become an expert gardener When Andy McConville suffered a mental health crisis he realised he could put his green fingers to better use Andy McConville has landed his dream job – and he...

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on October 4, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

World Anti-Doping Agency Removes CBD from Prohibited Substances List

By Maureen Meehan    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD from its 2018 prohibited substances list and wisely added synthetic cannabinoids, such as Spice. “Cannabidiol is no longer prohibited. Synthetic cannabidiol is not a cannabimimetic; however, cannabidiol extracted from cannabis plants may also contain varying concentrations of THC, which remains a prohibited substance,” the document states. This is where athletes have to be very careful: the source of their CBD. They would be wise to have their CBD products tested to ensure that no THC remains. The Nevada Athletic Commission and WADA’s threshold for THC is 150 nanograms...

By Maureen Meehan    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD from its 2018 prohibited substances list and wisely added synthetic cannabinoids, such as Spice. “Cannabidiol is no longer prohibited. Synthetic cannabidiol is not a cannabimimetic; however, cannabidiol extracted...

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on October 3, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Report: 6-Year-Old Girl’s Life Saved by Cannabis Oil

By Adam Drury    News of a six-year-old girl’s life saved by cannabis oil hit headlines across the UK today, turning the public’s attention to the ongoing debates over medical cannabis treatments. The young patient, Jayla Agbonlahor, is in fact the youngest person with legal permission to use cannabis in the UK. Back in 2015, Jayla’s parents finally received the go-ahead from UK officials to treat their daughter with cannabis oil. But since it’s illegal to purchase cannabis oil in the UK, Jayla’s mother, Louise Bostock, has to buy it from Holland. 6-Year-Old Girl’s Life Saved By Cannabis Oil:...

By Adam Drury    News of a six-year-old girl’s life saved by cannabis oil hit headlines across the UK today, turning the public’s attention to the ongoing debates over medical cannabis treatments. The young patient, Jayla Agbonlahor, is in...

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