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The fight for medical cannabis in Indonesia
Politics
Whether it is by pending court challenge, legislative change, or religious ruling, the impetus behind medical cannabis reform is cresting in Indonesia—and the campaign is being spearheaded by mothers. Moms for medical cannabis reform is a powerful political and legal concept. Such campaigns have managed to change cannabis laws all over the world—fr
Bill Clinton hails ‘very encouraging’ CBD clinical trial
Politics
A study on the effectiveness of CBD as a potential pain reliever has gotten the attention of former President Bill Clinton. The clinical trial, conducted by researchers at the NYU Langone Health and Baptist Health/Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, found that an orally absorbed tablet containing cannabidiol (CBD) “safely managed pain after minimal
Police dog helps to catch three men in £50k cannabis bust
Politics
A police dog helped to catch three men after officers found around £50,000 worth of cannabis in a vehicle. Officers were on patrol yesterday afternoon (July 10) when they spotted a vehicle around junction 31A of the M6, believed to be connected to drug supply. They signalled for the vehicle to stop in Fulwood, with the driver pulling over before su
What cannabis lounges could mean for the future of weed consumption
Politics
It is likely that many more laws will be implemented before cannabis lounges take off in a major way in other states. There is something special about a lounge experience. An intentionally designed atmosphere for strangers to meet in order to enjoy ambience and interaction is something most of us took for granted before quarantine hit. The world is
Senators Klobuchar and Smith, join Booker, Warren, Sanders and others in push on Biden for cannabis legalization
Politics
Last week, a group of six U.S. senators urged the Biden administration to use its position and remove cannabis from the list of Schedule 1 substances under federal law. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ron Wyden (D-ORE), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Edward J.Markey (D-MA) sent the urging letter on Wednesday
When will the price for medical marijuana go down in Ohio?
Politics
Within a minute of one another are two Cincinnati medical marijuana dispensaries — Sunnyside (formerly Verdant Creations) at 5149 Kennedy Avenue, and Verilife, at 5431 Ridge. When interviewed in 2019 by WVXU, Verilife customers had high hopes prices would come down since an increasing number of dispensaries were popping up in Southwest Ohio. It’s u
Ontario police seize cannabis worth $61 million
Politics
Estimated 45,000-plus illegal pot plants and eight metric tonnes of processed weed confiscated. The Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET), led by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), seized $61 million in cannabis, equipment and property during searches of two greenhouse sites and two residences. Announced on July 7, the OPP re
Hemp industry pushes back on Virginia’s delta-8 crackdown
Politics
The plans of Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration to crackdown on the sale of certain psychoactive products like delta-8 hit a wall of resistance from the hemp industry at a Thursday meeting of a new task force. Critics of the plan argue the rules were rushed, unenforceable and would spark legal challenges. “We wake up one morning and we find out t
Is California’s cultivation tax cut too little, too late?
Politics
Businesses respond to California’s cannabis cultivation tax cut which took effect last week. After four years of exhaustive efforts, California leaders eliminated the cultivation tax along with other changes, providing some bit of respite for cultivators. But does the plan just move money around, and is it even close to enough to save struggling fa
Now they're blaming drugs for America's massacre problem
Politics
Anything other than guns. In the ongoing effort to talk about anything except controlling guns in response to our country’s ongoing massacre problem, the public intellectuals of the American Right have descended to watch-out-for-the-hopheads levels that are beneath even those plumbed by Joe and Frank on the old Dragnet show, and those guys had a ca
Democrats send letter to Biden, urging him to legalize weed
Politics
The letter asks the Biden Administration to use its authority for two purposes: to deschedule cannabis and to clear the names of all individuals convicted of non-violent cannabis offenses. As marijuana faces federal legalization, Democrats are asking President Biden to step up and deschedule the drug. The Hill reports that a group of senators sent
U.S. Army turns to hemp for sniper uniforms
Politics
New suits expected to help snipers “remain undetected within close proximity of the enemy forces.” Members of the U.S. armed forces can’t use hemp, even in products as innocuous as shampoo, but army snipers could someday be covered in the wonder fibre if a request for information (RFI) exploring its suitability for uniforms pans out. Released in la
Joe Biden gets handwritten letter from Brittney Griner on 4th of July — here’s what it says
Politics
  “I realize you are dealing with so much, but please don’t forget about me and the other American Detainees. Please do all you can to bring us home.” Brittney Griner hand wrote a letter to President Biden, which was delivered to the White House on the 4th of July. The WNBA superstar told the president that she fears she’ll be detained in Russia in
Will Germany’s move to legalize weed inspire the rest of Europe?
Politics
Germany might legalize marijuana within two years. The decision could shake up Europe’s relationship with the drug. Germany is primed to become the largest country in Europe to legalize marijuana. It’s a decision that carries some weight considering that they have the largest economy on the continent. The Guardian spoke with several experts, who pr
Canadian cannabis giant Tilray offers U.S. workers coverage for abortion-related costs
Politics
Updated health care benefits will cover transportation expenses for employees and their covered family members. U.S.-based employees of Tilray Brands will receive coverage should they seek an abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court of the United States overturning five-decades-long protections to access legal abortions. According to Marijuana Bus
Opposition fury at Albanian government plan to legalize medical cannabis
Politics
The Albanian government has put a draft law on legalising medical cannabis up for public consultation, sparking an angry reaction from opposition politicians.  The news was announced shortly after the latest World Drug Report 2022 from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed that Albania is one of the top countries worldwide f

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