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.
As with so many psychological and neurological conditions, it can be difficult to ascertain the precise relationship at work; does the sufferer experience the symptoms due to their cannabis use, or do they use cannabis because of their condition?
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.
Exciting new discoveries are emerging regarding the efficiency of hemp biomass when used as feedstock for biofuel production. Biofuels are currently a hotly contested topic, with the United Nations food agency calling on the USA to suspend its biofuel production quota in the light of recent corn crop failures.
Officials in Den Haag this week stated that the controversial Wietpas law will not be enforced in the northern cities this January, and that it is no longer compulsory for any municipality.
“To prevent any misunderstandings: HempFlax does not grow hemp for smoking,” explains director Mark Reinders. “You don’t get high from our hemp.”
Sufferers of multiple sclerosis (MS) have long claimed significant benefit can be gained from smoking cannabis. An early study into the effect of cannabis on MS sufferers was conducted in 1997, where researchers conducted an anonymous survey of U.S. and U.K.-based patients to systematically assess its various benefits.