The 29th of January 2013 could be a historic day for the reform of cannabis laws in Italy, a country traditionally strict in regards to cannabis growing.
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There are many compelling arguments against marijuana prohibition already out there – I will not repeat them here. In this essay I would like to add a line of thought which constitutes another reason for the legalization of marijuana.
After the November decision by Colorado and Washington to legalize recreational marijuana use, leaders from across Latin American responded within days demanding a review of drug-war policies that have mired the region in violence. Latin American decision makers are now openly questioning why they should continue to sacrifice police and soldiers to enforce drug laws when legal markets for marijuana now exist in the U.S.
Leading the initiative also followed by 20 other municipalities, the village of Rasquera urges the Catalan Government for real changes in reference to the cannabis legalisation laws.
The issue of whether it is safe to use cannabis during pregnancy is one that has caused a great deal of controversy in recent years, as this beneficial herb becomes ever more medically and socially acceptable, and consumption rates continue to climb. Current consensus holds that heavy cannabis use during pregnancy may lead to a reduction in infant birth weight, and possibly increase the risk of conditions such as pre-eclampsia. However, the extent to which this occurs may depend on the method of consumption, as well as various other factors.
The discovery of the fact that the human body contains an endocannabinoid system and subsequently produces chemical compounds similar in nature to the elements found in Cannabis has been a key factor in the advance in medical research regarding medicinal cannabis use.
Woven into the fabric of the human body is an intricate system of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Soap may be a mundane and everyday item, but the process of making it is a chemistry lesson in and of itself.
Marijuana legalization creates some challenges for the Seattle Police Department, but SPD is already working to respond to these issues head on, by doing things like reviewing SPD’s hiring practices for police officers to address now-legal marijuana usage by prospective officers, as well as current employees.
When thinking of the history of marijuana, most people’s minds go back to the hippy era of the 60s and the pot smoking flower-children whose peace and love ideals have forever changed our culture. This live broadcast was organised and filmed by pot.tv on November 3rd 2012, and features some of the world's leading experts in the historical spiritual and religious use of psychoactive plants.
We recently reported on the ongoing effort to decriminalize cannabis in Uruguay; now, it seems that lawmakers there, keen to push the legislation forward, have expanded on their initial proposals.