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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Is Columbia the Future of MMJ?
Mar09

Is Columbia the Future of MMJ?

Here's an excerpt from an article which argues that, as legalization continues, the South American nation of Columbia is going to become the source of the raw materials for medical marijuana.   Although cannabis flower buds and smoking marijuana for medical benefits might be here today it will be gone in a few short years. Of course, the stoner lifestyle will likely continue forever but only for recreation and not where health...

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Science Admits “Cannabis Dangers Overestimated”
Mar03

Science Admits “Cannabis Dangers Overestimated”

Lots of folks already know this, but still, it's nice to get the admission.   Health risks associated with the use of cannabis have likely been "overestimated" while the dangers associated with the consumption of alcohol "have been commonly underestimated," according to the findings of risk assessment study published in the journal Nature: Scientific Reports. An international team of investigators from Germany and Canada...

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Cannabis Investment $$$ Crossing Borders
Mar02

Cannabis Investment $$$ Crossing Borders

National borders are one thing, but the chance to invest in the dawning of a new industry is something else.  Money is crossing borders looking for a place to invest.   A U.S. investment fund has cemented its second deal with a Canadian cannabis grower this month. Dutchess Opportunity Fund II will provide a $30 million equity line facility to Canadian marijuana cultivator Affinor Growers, signaling that international cooperation...

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