Dries van Agt receives the Koos Zwart Award. The former Prime Minister has been singled out for his key role in the Dutch policy on drugs. It was he who, in 1976, introduced the policy of cannabis tolerance and paved the way for the first Coffee Shops.
Belfast, once considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world, recently hosted the first Northern Irish Medical Cannabis Summit. Organised by the United Patients Alliance, the event featured a wide array of speakers. More importantly, people from previously divided communities attended. Clark French reported on it for CNN and Sensi Seeds.
Opioids are the latest plague in the US. Now that the pharmaceutical industry has created an army of addicts, the drug cartels have leaped in to fill the gap. They are flooding America with heroin and fentanyl. We wanted to find out how it was possible for this unprecedented crisis to come about, and why medicinal cannabis offers a glimmer of hope.
Is medicinal cannabis on the verge of being made legal in the UK? Can you do anything to help? Make your voice heard at the second Patients at Parliament protest on February 23rd
The US state of California, the fifth largest economy in the world, legalised cannabis on 1 January 2018. Although other US states had already created a regulated cannabis market before California, the Golden State intends to grow its sales market for cannabis, which already was the largest in the world, even faster. Currently, the annual sales of medicinal cannabis, which was legalised in California in 1996, is set to reach $7 billion this year.
The rumours about hidden forces of darkness lurking behind the worldwide ban on cannabis just refuse to die. There is no proof at all of any worldwide cannabis conspiracy. The driving force behind the ban is latent European and North American racism, not economic interests as maintained, for example, by the cannabis activist Jack Herer.
In order to be able to develop and regulate a drug, it is necessary to meet safety and efficiency requirements, in addition to passing certain clinical trials. After this, the drug is approved, commercialized and recognized as medical. For cannabis and other medicinal substances to be included in the current pharmacopoeia, new regulatory models are required.
After decades of relative tolerance towards Cannabis in Spain, the Constitutional Court decides that cannabis clubs are criminal. Years of government criminalizing strategy pay off. The national parliamentary debate can no longer be postponed.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is fast becoming a worldwide organisation. The launch of LEAP Scandinavia in November 2017 brings the Nordic countries into what could be one of the most significant armies fighting the drug war – and they're on our side.
Since medicinal cannabis was legalised in Germany, there has been constant confrontation between cannabis patients and the police and authorities. Patients need to take medicinal cannabis when they’re on the move or away from home. But where is consumption allowed?
This is the second part of the article on cannabis and driving in Spain. We analyse the reasons justifying the repressive drug testing strategy and advise you on how to protect yourself, with practical tips for if you get pulled over.
Oslo has gone from overdose capital of the world to ground zero for new Scandinavian drug policy: in November 2017 it hosted the first Nordic Reform Conference, challenging the outdated ideas that have caused problems all over the world. Sensi Seeds reports on this ground-breaking event.
Spain is lagging behind in the regulation of medical cannabis. Patients denounce they are being abandoned by a passive government that denies them legal access to the treatment they need, despite scientific evidence. The OECM calls for urgent legalization of medical cannabis because patients cannot keep waiting. Keep reading.
Six months after legislation was passed for its medicinal use, there is a massive shortage of cannabis in Germany’s pharmacies. The five Tweed strains sold out weeks ago, and the earliest delivery date is a week away.
In the first video of its series about Colombia, Cannabis News Network shows in details what the situation currently looks like in terms of cannabis legalization. Stay tuned for more episodes of this exciting series and learn more about the Colombian government’s incoming system of legal cannabis.
For decades, punitive and prohibitive drug policies have been implemented. Today we know that they do not work and cause serious harm. The War on Drugs has failed. Now, there are countries that want to reform such policies, regulate recreational cannabis and comply with international law. Do you want to know how they can do it? Keep reading.
66% are in favour of legalisation: Is the CBD boom the first step towards legalisation in Switzerland?
When will cannabis regulation happen in Spain? Contrary to those who say that it will occur in 2017, we analyze why we are more likely to have to wait until 2020 or 2021. The change will come, but it is still far away.
As The Trial of the Plant draws to a close, CNN has an update on fake protestors, expert witnesses and the Dagga Couple themselves. Watch this compelling video to learn more.