Following the ever-increasing public pressure on the German Federal Government, the German Drugs Commissioner Marlene Mortler has announced what just a few months ago seemed unthinkable: Germany, just like the Netherlands and Canada, will establish a Cannabis Agency in order to care for its patients itself in future. Up until now, the German Government has insisted that there is no need for such an institution.
On Thursday the 29th of October, the famous Dutch cannabis grower Doede de Jong was found guilty of cultivating cannabis, but without receiving a punishment! A true historic moment for the Dutch and international cannabis communities, of which Cannabis News Network made a report.
The German Hemp Association welcomes the announcement by the federal government in Germany to set up a cannabis agency. This paves the way for the first cultivation of medicinal cannabis in Germany, helping not only the patients, but allowing also new economic prospects for Germany.
Good news from Berlin: The organisation of police officers and other law enforcers LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) has now been established in Germany. This non-profit organisation, which has had great success in the USA, only has one other section in Europe, in the UK.
Since 2014, the Thai government has issued special permits allowing the cultivation of hemp. However, the hemp seed itself has remained illegal, leading to practical problems that still need to be solved. Alan Dronkers, who lives in Thailand, reports on this case.
On Monday the 12th of October 2015 the British Parliament had to discuss whether the United Kingdom should legalize the production, sale , and use of cannabis. Check out this report from Clark French, for Cannabis News Network.
The Czech Republic is a landlocked Central European nation with a population of around 10.5 million. The Czech Republic has a long history of utilising cannabis, and in modern times boasts some of the world’s most progressive cannabis laws—although these laws have been sorely tested on more than one occasion.
Bertrand Rambaud is a French activist and patient. Fellow French cannabis patients may also know him as the co-founder and President of UFCM iCare, an association focused on medicinal cannabis, and more precisely, on medical research aiming at the use of cannabinoids in medicine.
On the basis of a research report, the parliament of the Australian state of Victoria is determined to legalise a number of medicinal cannabis products. This is a serious step forward for a country that has struggled for a long time with the issue of legalisation of medicinal cannabis and recreational cannabis consumption. Read more about this significant decision here.
Uruguay, the first country in the world to fully legalise cannabis, now also permits the growth of commercial cannabis. Last week, the government permitted two private companies to grow cannabis. It was also announced that cannabis will be for sale in pharmacies in about eight months' time. Read more here.
Berlin was asked and has answered. 39% of interviewees are for the legalisation of cannabis, as the German Hemp Association (DHV) reported on October 2nd, 2015. Further details about the poll can be found in the following article.
On Friday the 2nd of October 2015 the house of South African medicinal cannabis oil producer and cannabis activist Sheldon Cramer - also known as Bobby Greenhash and 'the Robin Hood of cannabis oil' - was raided. Cramer, who was not home at the time, went into hiding with his family in the ZwaZulu Natal bush.
It is often reported that cannabis is legal, socially acceptable and widely available in the Democratic Republic of Korea (commonly known as North Korea). The country remains closed-off and secretive, although occasional reports trickle through from defectors or visitors. Reports vary as to how acceptable cannabis use truly is.
All good things come to an end, which also counts for this part of Sensi Seeds’ SensiBilisation series. This is our last episode with the world-famous comedian, actor, writer, director, musician, and dedicated cannabis spokesperson Tommy Chong!
Since the establishment of the first cannabis social club in Barcelona in 2001, the scene has slowly gained ground. Without doubt, Barcelona is the cannabis capital of Spain, but can it currently claim to have knocked Amsterdam off the top spot as the cannabis capital of all Europe?
The cannabis revolution is unfolding worldwide. An increasing amount of nations are starting to realize that the war on cannabis is pointless. Strangely, the once most cannabis-tolerant country on the face of the Earth, is going the other way. We are talking about the Netherlands.
Since January 2015, Swiss citizens ordering cannabis seeds online have been targeted by Customs, and by their government. Read more here.
Cologne judgement on the private cultivation of Cannabis – patients have not yet planted a single plant
July 22nd 2015 marked the anniversary of the great Cologne cannabis judgement, but not a single cannabis plant has yet been grown. That's a reason to look into matters.
On the 8th of August 2015, the 19th edition of the Hanfparade (Hemp Parade) took place in Germany’s capital, Berlin. Cannabis News Network is proud to present you with an update from this liberal city. But will its tolerance of cannabis be maintained?