In this fourth instalment of the Irish miniseries, Cannabis News Network talks to Joel Stanley, one of the creators of the famous cannabis strain Charlotte’s Web, who also attended the Global Medical Cannabis Summit in Dublin last month. At the Dublin Hemp Museum, Joel shares his opinion. Is CBD medicine or a food supplement? Take a look.
Has cannabis legalisation reached the crucial tipping point? Whether you are a fanatical cannabis user, use cannabis for medicinal purposes only, or are staunchly opposed to every form of cannabis, it is clear that the global policy on cannabis is changing. Could a chain reaction of new legislation be triggered? Read on and judge for yourself.
In this third episode of our Irish miniseries, we get to know Marcus McCabe, founder of Kama Hemp Juice. He and his wife Kate Mullaney run a unique business in Ireland, which provides raw, organic hemp juice to consumers and to the food industry. This video gives an insight into the food supplement business, as Marcus explains why hemp juice is here to stay.
The scientific and anecdotal reports on rectal cannabis use are somewhat conflicting. Sometimes, the best way to research something is to do it yourself. For science, for Sensi Seeds, and for journalistic integrity, I tried a cannabis suppository and wrote about the results.
All over the world, people are turning to “Eco Houses” in a desperate effort to live more sustainably. Hemp is already an important building material in the Eco House construction industry, and could prove crucial to building a more sustainable future. So how can we make the best and most cost-effective use of this precious, renewable resource?
In this second instalment of its Irish miniseries, Cannabis News Network interviews Tom Curran. His wife, Marie Fleming, passed away 3 years ago. She suffered from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which ended up taking her life. After Marie died, Tom came forward advocating for medicinal cannabis. Watch this interview with him here.
The race for the White House is about to reach its conclusion, and the US voters’ decision will doubtlessly have repercussions beyond its borders. There’s no other head of state with so much influence over the rest of the world and their decisions on legalising cannabis don't just affect Americans. What are the presidential candidates’ positions?
The Cannabis News Network team took off to Dublin in September to attend The Global Medical Cannabis Summit: Advancements in the Age of Cannabis. Watch their report here.
A new trend has arrived in Germany, and in particular in the German party capital Berlin. We are talking about pepped-up party snacks that are seasoned with cannabis and which deliver an extra special-kick when consumed. At informal events or private parties in particular, these small tasty treats are growing in popularity all the time.
There is daily progress worldwide on the legalisation and normalisation of cannabis, especially in the Americas and Europe. But a third continent is heading in the same direction: Oceania. This time, we’re focussing on New Zealand, where the movement towards the use of medicinal cannabis is not progressing fast enough, due to its government's policy.
All over the world, there are countless people and organisations that lend their support to the cause of cannabis, and which are concerned by the fact that it is still not available to everyone in a way that is equitable and fair. The Daya Foundation researches and promotes alternative therapies, including the consumption of medicinal cannabis to relieve human suffering.
More and more people are becoming convinced of the health benefits of products enriched with CBD. While the selection of these products is growing rapidly, there isn’t an umbrella label or the like yet. To demonstrate how we ensure the highest possible quality in our CBD products, this article will provide an explanation.
The ban on cannabis was supposed to protect society from the threats of murder, mayhem, addiction, and full-scale collapse that were trumpeted by everyone from politicians to Parent Teacher Associations. Nearly a century later, its illegality has caused the very problems it was intended to solve. So who benefits from cannabis prohibition really?
On October 21st 2016, the UFCM ICare symposium will take place in the city of Illkirch-Graffenstaden, in France. Read more about this event here.
Since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in the Philippines he has been waging a bloody war on drugs that threatens to destabilise the country entirely, and has affected users of cannabis as well as “hard” drugs such as meth. We spoke to a prominent cannabis activist to learn more about the situation and the everyday risks for cannabis users.
For the first time in its history, a majority of Dutch Members of Parliament are in favour of regulating cannabis cultivation. One of the main parties has just submitted a proposal for a new bill. Read more about this incredible development in this article.
Hemp beer is becoming increasingly popular in Europe. More and more supermarkets and wine shops in Germany and the Czech Republic, in particular, stock hemp beer which is no big surprise as these are two well-known beer loving countries. However, is that the only reason that the popularity of hemp beer is on the rise there?
For CannaZapp #12 we connected our remote control to a cinema, so we can zap through a variety of movies in which cannabis is being smoked. What we can learn from this? That it is funny to see different movie genres characterizing different types of smokers. Tune in!
In a world of rapidly changing climate and depleting resources, the need to rethink our long-term strategies and develop locally-based, sustainable industries has never before been greater. Cannabis and hemp are at the cutting edge of new, green industries, but there are plenty of changes still to be made if we wish to restore balance.