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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

‘My son is proof medicinal cannabis works’: Alfie Dingley is now seizure-free and learning to ride a bike

Alfie Dingley had his first epileptic fit when he was just eight months old. He was put on various anti-epileptic medications but nothing worked. Since then, his condition deteriorated and he typically had 150 seizures a week. A brutal attack would last up to 25 minutes. In the UK there are around 1,200 deaths related to epilepsy a year – and his mother Hannah Deacon feared her young son may become one of those statistics. Alfie, now six, had been pumped with steroids his whole life that were making him aggressive and he would often hit his sister, Annie, three. His family...

Alfie Dingley had his first epileptic fit when he was just eight months old. He was put on various anti-epileptic medications but nothing worked. Since then, his condition deteriorated and he typically had 150 seizures a week. A brutal attack...

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Canada|Police will be able to toke, but must be fit for duty

While members of the Canadian Armed Forces must refrain from using cannabis in the eight hours before they report for duty and for 24 hours before handling a firearm, regulations for police officers don’t appear to be as tight. Randy Shore   Provided they show up at work fit for duty, your local police officers will be free to smoke a joint with the neighbours when recreational cannabis becomes legal under federal law on Oct. 17. While members of the Canadian Armed Forces must refrain from using cannabis in the eight hours before they report for duty and for...

While members of the Canadian Armed Forces must refrain from using cannabis in the eight hours before they report for duty and for 24 hours before handling a firearm, regulations for police officers don’t appear to be as tight....

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Africa Featured

South Africa’s Highest Court Legalises Cannabis Use

South Africa’s highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places. Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted “Weed are free now” when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous ruling, judges also legalised the growing of marijuana for private consumption. South Africa’s government had opposed its legalisation, arguing the drug was “harmful” to people’s health. It has not yet commented on the ruling, which is binding. Three cannabis users who had faced prosecution for using the drug brought the case, saying the ban “intrudes unjustifiably into their private spheres”....

South Africa’s highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places. Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted “Weed are free now” when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous...

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Ticket to Ride: Pot Sellers Put Seniors on the Canna-Bus

Stephanie O’Neill Shirley Avedon, 90,­­ had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome, which sends shooting pains into both of her hands, and an aversion to conventional steroid and surgical treatments are prompting her to consider some new options. “It’s very painful; sometimes I can’t even open my hand,” Avedon says. So for the second time in two months, she has climbed aboard a bus that provides seniors at the Laguna Woods Village retirement community in Orange County, Calif., with a free shuttle to a nearby marijuana dispensary. The retired manager of an oncology office says she’s...

Stephanie O’Neill Shirley Avedon, 90,­­ had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome, which sends shooting pains into both of her hands, and an aversion to conventional steroid and surgical treatments are prompting her to consider some...

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Some Canadian Universities Will Allow Marijuana on Campus

By Mike Adams, Forbes “But everybody knows that smokin’ ain’t allowed in school.” – Brownsville Station Going to college, for most budding young minds, is all about finding your place in the world and getting the education necessary to become a viable part of civil society, one that vastly surpasses the scholastic ranks of your idiot predecessors. Accomplishing this goal, however, takes conviction, a tremendous amount of focus and, depending on the student’s extracurricular interests and disposition towards inebriating substances, enough mind-ripping marijuana to choke an inbred Russian racehorse with a vicious case of mange. Seriously, they don’t call them institutions of higher learning for...

By Mike Adams, Forbes “But everybody knows that smokin’ ain’t allowed in school.” – Brownsville Station Going to college, for most budding young minds, is all about finding your place in the world and getting the education necessary to become...

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Grassroots Expo in Vancouver

By Mik Mann – Special to Cannabis Culture CANNABIS CULTURE – Sept 15th and 16th saw the Grassroots Expo happening in downtown Vancouver at SFU  Harbour Centre, put on by the good people at the Georgia Straight with Aurora listed as a *Co-Presenter and Groundwork, some of the other sponsors included Tweed, Crop King Seeds, Weeds Glass and Gifts, Kwanten Polytechnic University, Choom, Mackie Research Capital Corporation, to name a few. The Grassroots Expo is geared towards the Cannabis Curious as it’s billed for the event, the general theme is a place for people to come learn about a wide variety of subjects pertaining to marijuana, The Collage...

By Mik Mann – Special to Cannabis Culture CANNABIS CULTURE – Sept 15th and 16th saw the Grassroots Expo happening in downtown Vancouver at SFU  Harbour Centre, put on by the good people at the Georgia Straight with Aurora listed as a...

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Should Canadians avoid marijuana stocks to avoid a potential sticky situation at the US border?

Submitted by Marijuana News As a Canadian, if you’ve smoked cannabis, invested in pot stocks, or worked in the cannabis industry for a firm like Canopy Growth(TSX:WEED)(NYSE:CGC), you could be at risk of a receiving a lifetime ban from the U.S.A. This potential ban is courtesy of a U.S. Customs or Border Protection Officer who may, at his or her discretion, question you about the cannabis to try to make you admit your cannabis “sins.” For Canadians, these “guidelines” seem entirely unfair, especially considering the fact that cannabis is legal across various U.S. states. There’s no doubt that the increased...

Submitted by Marijuana News As a Canadian, if you’ve smoked cannabis, invested in pot stocks, or worked in the cannabis industry for a firm like Canopy Growth(TSX:WEED)(NYSE:CGC), you could be at risk of a receiving a lifetime ban from the...

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Canadian marijuana imports OK’d by US for California study

Submitted by Marijuana News In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced Tuesday the Drug Enforcement Administration has OK’d its plans to import capsules containing two key cannabis compounds — CBD and THC — from British Columbia-based Tilray Inc . to study their effectiveness in treating tremors that afflict millions of people, especially those over 65. Marijuana remains illegal under federal...

Submitted by Marijuana News In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug...

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Ireland, support for legalization hits nearly 75 percent

Submitted by Marijuana News Nearly three-quarters of Irish adults believe cannabis should be made available for medical purposes, writes Calvin Hughes. Earlier this week, the Irish government published their most recent edition of ‘Drug Use in Ireland and Northern Ireland,’ which details the island’s drug statistics. One of the report’s key findings was that cannabis continues to be the most used illicit drug with over one quarter (26.4 percent) of Irish adults reporting they’ve consumed cannabis at least once in their lifetime. And the majority of Irish want to change that by removing cannabis from the list of banned...

Submitted by Marijuana News Nearly three-quarters of Irish adults believe cannabis should be made available for medical purposes, writes Calvin Hughes. Earlier this week, the Irish government published their most recent edition of ‘Drug Use in Ireland and Northern...

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada

A Canadian cannabis company will be the first to import legal weed to the US — and its stock is surging

Submitted by Marijuana News Tilray shares were up more than 11% in early trading Tuesday after the British Columbia-based cannabis producer received approval from US officials to import medical marijuana for a clinical trial at the University of California San Diego. The drugs, imported in capsule form, are designed to treat essential tremor (ET), a neurological disorder that causes involuntary and uncontrollable shaking that can make it difficult for patients to perform every day tasks like eating, drinking, or writing. It’s expected to begin in early 2019. Story Continues Below “Tilray is proud to support this crucial research,” Catherine Jacobson, Tilray’s...

Submitted by Marijuana News Tilray shares were up more than 11% in early trading Tuesday after the British Columbia-based cannabis producer received approval from US officials to import medical marijuana for a clinical trial at the University of California...

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