Monthly Archives: August 2022

New independent study into the use of cannabis

Original article can be found here: A £2.5 million study into the effects of cannabis on the brain has been launched by a London university. The Cannabis & Me study will research environmental and biological factors behind the different effects people experience when using cannabis. King’s College London want 6,000 people to take part […]

More people use cannabis than tobacco

Original article can be found here: “It’s the economy, stupid,” Democratic operative James Carville once famously noted. Usually, that assertion holds when it comes to elections. But as we have seen from the changing political tides since Roe v. Wade was overturned, sometimes the economy takes a back seat to social issues. Abortion, though, […]

Cannabis Council of Canada urges BC to act.

Original article can be found here: The Cannabis Council of Canada business group wants the province of British Columbia to come up with a contingency plan to safeguard the supply of legal marijuana in the province as an ongoing strike at the province’s monopoly wholesaler leaves some stores with nothing to sell. In mid-August, […]

These states could legalise soon

The original article can be found here: Voters in several states will decide in November whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use. If all the initiatives pass, nearly half of all states will allow their residents to legally use marijuana for recreational consumption. Ballot initiatives that would set up legal markets for recreational […]

New vote for legalisation in North Dakota

Original article can be found here: BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The main group working to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota has more than a half-million dollars to press its case, far more than the mostly shoe-leather effort they relied on four years ago. Meanwhile, a major oil industry group that helped fund opposition […]

South Africa on the verge of legalisation

Original article can be found here: For generations, people in South Africa’s Eastern Cape have made their living growing cannabis. You might expect that as the country moves to legalise the crop, they would be first in line to benefit, but that is not necessarily the case. The drive from Umthatha to the Dikidikini […]

Nebraska medical cannabis effort fails

Original article can be found here: LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Proposals to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska will not appear on the November general election ballot after the efforts failed to collect enough signatures, the state’s top elections official said Monday. Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen said in a news release that the […]

Cannabis tourists not welcome in Thailand

Original article can be found here: Thailand’s health minister on Wednesday discouraged tourists from visiting the country only to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that have largely decriminalized the drug. “We don’t welcome those kinds of tourists,” Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters when asked about recreational marijuana use among foreign […]

Germany will legalise cannabis but people are unsure when.

Original article can be found here: Smoking weed should eventually become legal in Germany. The political will is there. But actually implementing it is hampered by international law, bureaucracy and tax rules. Activists want the process sped up. Cannabis has become a part of everyday culture in Germany and now, policymaking. The coalition government […]

Mars sues retailers of infused skittles

Original article can be found here: In its war against cannabis retailers selling copycat, drug-infused versions of rainbow-themed Skittles, the king of candy has won a lawsuit against online cannabis retailers in Canada. Mars, the world’s largest candy company, hired private detectives in Canada to go undercover and try to buy products that look […]

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