Vancouver Considers Regulating Cannabis Sales
Jul09

Vancouver Considers Regulating Cannabis Sales

    Vancouver appears ready to lead all of Canada into a re-legalized future.   The city has approved new rules to license and regulate illegal marijuana stores, making it the first city in Canada to attempt to control the burgeoning market – and setting it on a collision course with the country's federal government. After four days of public hearings, the city council approved regulations that will set zoning controls...

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Does THC Come From Outer Space?
Jun15

Does THC Come From Outer Space?

THC has been found on meteorite fragments.  Maybe when THC sends me to space we're just going home?  Attend:   First noted in 2009: Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) were also found in a meteorite fragment in 2009 by a research team from the University of Mexico but the findings were dismissed at the time because of the “controversial nature of the discovery”. Then again in 2010: Astrophysicists from the University of Hawaii have...

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CBD v. Cocaine-Induced Toxicity
Jun10

CBD v. Cocaine-Induced Toxicity

Cannabis can help people struggling with the damage caused by cocaine.   The administration of the non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) reduces cocaine-induced toxicity and lethality, according to preclinical data published in the journal Mediators of Inflammation. Investigators at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Institute of Biological Sciences assessed the role of CBD in the mitigation of cocaine-induced...

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Germany Working Towards Re-Legalization
May20

Germany Working Towards Re-Legalization

The return of the cannabis plant is happening everywhere and at the same time.    As legalization efforts continue to ramp up in Germany, proponents of legal cannabis have teamed up with the top law professors in the country. In 2013, a legal think tank at the University of Bremen called the “Schildow Circle” brought together 122 criminal law professors who are currently campaigning for marijuana legalization in Germany. Having...

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Australia MMJ Clinical Trials Expanding
May07

Australia MMJ Clinical Trials Expanding

Australia is commencing clinical trials of medical marijuana.  And lots of people want in.   Ever since the New South Wales Premier Mike Baird announced a $9 million clinical trial of medicinal cannabis in December, he has been inundated with pleas from families in similar predicaments, begging for a similar trial to be conducted in Queensland. After being moved by the plight of the people, Health Minister of Queensland Cameron...

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Jamaica De-Criminalizes
Mar12

Jamaica De-Criminalizes

It is not legalization, but it is a big step in the right direction.  Jamaica has decriminalized cannabis.   Members of the Jamaican Parliament gave final approval last week to legislation amending the nation's marijuana policies. The newly approved measure modifies the island's Dangerous Drugs Act so that the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis by an adult is reclassified as a non-criminal offense. Violators of the new...

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