Cannabis News

Does Cannabis Use Lead to Poor Memory?

The association between cannabis use and poor memory is age-old, and is so prevalent that it has been adopted as part of the standard stereotyping of cannabis users. Various studies have also indicated a connection—but could cannabis also help to improve memory in certain circumstances, such as in cases of brain injury....

Newsflash: German court allows private cannabis cultivation for therapeutic purposes

Two weeks ago, five German cannabis patients submitted their respective cases to the Cologne Administrative Court. They filed a suit for private cannabis cultivation. Today, the verdict was announced: Private cannabis cultivation for therapeutic purposes can be allowed in individual cases....

Public Protests: Why are they essential to the campaign?

Recent years have seen a large increase in public protesting in the UK as a result of a global trend of protesting cannabis prohibition. People want to come together to raise awareness and, most importantly, make their voices heard. Some believe that public protests can be counterproductive and bring a bad reputation to the activists...

The Cannabaceae family

The genus Cannabis belongs to the Cannabaceae family, a small but diverse grouping of flowering vines, herbs, shrubs and trees. The 270 or so individual species of this family are distributed throughout the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, and several of them have useful applications in medicine, textiles or food. At first glance, many...

What makes cannabis purple

For many years, the only purple varieties of cannabis were those that had been grown outdoors and subjected to cold conditions. Many strains of cannabis purple to some extent when exposed to cold; now, selective breeding programs have yielded cannabis genetics that are purple even in normal environmental conditions....

Habemus Cannabis: The Catholic Church in the Philippines supports legalisation

For this reason, and despite the fact that the debate surrounding the legislation is still in progress, proponents say that the goal is to "...legalize and regulate the medical use of cannabis which has been confirmed to have beneficial and therapeutic uses to treat chronic or debilitating disease or medical conditions." All in all, both...

United Patients Alliance launches in the UK

On July 17th 2014, the United Patients Alliance will host its very first event. On this occasion, many personalities of the political, medical and activist scenes will gather in Brighton, East Sussex for this launch night, which is open to anyone interested in learning more about medicinal cannabis. The evening promises to be highly informative...

White House announces 2014 drug control policy

On Wednesday 9 July 2014, the White House announced its drug control policy for the coming year. It consists of increased attention to the problems surrounding the use of heroin and pharmaceutical painkillers, while the policy against the use of cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes will remain in place....

The Czech Republic’s liberal attitude towards cannabis is on rocky ground

Five years ago, when the Czech Republic's liberal management of cannabis consumption and cannabis growing manifested itself in the form of one of the most liberal cannabis laws in the European Union, in many places it was believed that Prague was becoming the new Amsterdam of Europe. However, the police made it clear right from...

No verdict as yet in proceedings on grow-your-own medicinal cannabis

On 8 July 2014, five German patients submitted a case to the Cologne Administrative Court regarding growing their own cannabis. The verdict of the proceedings is not expected until 22 July 2014, so we will need to have a little more patience. The five patients, who suffer from chronic pain, ADHS, Tourette’s syndrome and post-traumatic...