Jeff Mizanskey, the man who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for commuting 3 non-violent cannabis violations, will soon be released from prison. This fantastic news was announced by his son Chris and confirmed by Mizanskey’s attorney on Monday the 10th of August 2015.
Uruguay, Washington State, and Colorado all re-legalised cannabis at around the same time and began to work out a set of rules for a legal and controlled cannabis market. In Seattle, it took more than 18 months for the first shops to open, while in Uruguay there is still nothing for sale almost two years following legalisation. Only Colorado has had anything like a legal cannabis market since 2013, which although strictly regulated has developed more or less according to the rules of a free market economy.
In this article, we are going to try to delve a little bit into the current cannabis situation in Australia, the world’s sixth largest country and one of the 14 independent countries which comprise Oceania. We will also briefly summarise the history of this plant on this large island, surrounded by different oceans.
Those of you who have read my previous blogs for Sensi Seeds will know that I have written about Michelle X before. She has recently had a new wave of attention after TV broadcaster Channel 5 portrayed her as a benefit scrounger – completely ignoring the basic facts of how cannabis has been scientifically proven to help with MS.
The court in Breda and Middelburg have announced that the Growshops from both Breda and Terneuzen were to get all their confiscated equipment back from the police.
Italy has traditionally had an inconsistent approach to cannabis policy. In 2006, the Italian government under President Silvio Berlusconi implemented cannabis laws that were far harsher than those previously in place, but in 2014, the Constitutional Court ruled that the law was invalid.
In this article, we are going to try to clarify a significant change in the final law regarding the cultivation of cannabis in Spain, which is the reason why a new sentence was appended to article 36, paragraph 18. This has been widely discussed recently.
The Cezch Republic, Germany, The Netherlands: In all three countries, the legislative bodies and the police have hugely increased the pressure on growshops in recent years, although conditions and the immediate impact on the shops and their customers are slightly different in each country.
The Czech Republic is a young country, and adopted liberal cannabis laws upon first achieving statehood. Its liberal policies have been compromised repeatedly, but the most recent major legal change marked a major step forward—although its implementation may now be proving less progressive than was first hoped.
Ireland has traditionally had a hard-line approach to all drugs, but in recent years has begun to shift towards slightly more progressive policies. In 2013, laws were passed allowing for the prescription of medical cannabis, and since laws changed in 2006, some cannabis possession offences are now punishable by fines.
After 30 years of existence, Sensi Seeds has become to the eyes of many the authority in several different aspects of the cannabis industry. We discussed last week our involvement with many different activist projects. But the cannabis industry also consists in thousands and thousands of individuals, who struggle every day to support the cannabis cause, and spread the message about our beloved plant. Our goal is to support as many of these communities as possible.
Interview with Julio Calzada, former Secretary General for the Uruguayan National Assembly on Drugs – Part 2
A few weeks ago, we brought you the first part of the interesting interview we conducted with Julio Calzada, Secretary-General of the National Drugs Board in Uruguay. But all good things must come to an end and below you will find the second part of this unforgettable meeting.
Cannabis legalisation: "We're not advocating the consumption of cannabis. This is about trying to come up with a better solution to a social problem, which manifests itself in various strata of society, by using a different approach." Is change in the air in Berlin? Read more about it here.
Austria has relatively liberal drug laws, with the general approach being to ignore personal use and focus exclusively on sale, production and trafficking. This approach has been in place in Austria for decades, although there have been several changes prior to the current legislation, implemented in 2008.
Spain is one of the leading countries in Europe in terms of cannabis decriminalization. The country is also the inventor of and leader of the Cannabis Social Clubs model. But lately, the Spanish government has seemed determined to bring an end to this revolutionary process.
In the first episode of SensiBilisation featuring Tommy Chong, Tommy compared the world-famous tolerant stance of the Netherlands with the current developments taking place in the United States. In this second part, he delves deeper into the Dutch cannabis policy, of which he has quite a clear picture.
In their latest episode, Cannabis News Network reports on the double standards of the Dutch government in regards to their drug policy. The so-called ‘back door problem’ is the biggest paradox of the cannabis policy in the Netherlands.
On Thursday May 28th 2015, the appeal in the case against Belgium Mambo Social Club will be held in the court of Antwerp. Mambo is the second Cannabis Social Club in Belgium and was sentenced by the Court of First Instance last year, for cultivation and possession of cannabis. President and founder of Mambo Social Club, Michel Degens, expects a positive outcome.
On Monday the 18th of May 2015 the Texas State House approved SB 339, a bill that could lead to the approval of a medicinal cannabis extract in order to treat patients with intractable seizure conditions. Another important step forward in a short period of time for this American state.