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11 good reasons weed should be legalised, by UK experts

Surprisingly, none of these reasons are that it makes bass-heavy hip hop tracks sound great, or that it really brings out the best in pizza.

With recreational marijuana now legalised in two American states, political momentum is building up towards full legalisation across the pond.

Even here in the UK, experts are now speaking out in favour of the idea – in the hope that a political ‘domino effect’ leads to worldwide relaxation of anti-drug laws following the US’s lead.

Just in time for 4/20 – the pro-dope day being celebrated here as well as in the U.S. – here are some of the most persuasive reasons experts offer for why we should free the weed.

 

1) Weed is 114 times safer than alcohol

Wed
22
Apr

France Drug Study: Increase in cannabis use among young people

According to the recent study published by the French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT), by the age of 17 one in two have tried cannabis in 2014. More worrying, they are almost one in ten do make it a habit.

"It is not serious at 17 years", wrote Rimbaud. But how? For the first time in a decade, is cannabis use bullish among French adolescents.

If the study published Tuesday by the French Observatory of Drugs and Drug Addiction does not tell us much more about the reasons for this increase, the figures are nonetheless revealing.

47.8% of young people have already tried cannabis

Wed
22
Apr

Do You Really Know The Differences Between Hemp and Weed?

It is on trend these days to support the growing marijuana business model. There are two parts of the discussion – medical marijuana that is now legalized in twenty-three states and the District of Columbia; as well as the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in four states. On CNN’s Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution hosted by Sanjay Gupta M.D., President Obama reiterated that, “I’m on record as saying not only do I think carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology.”

Wed
22
Apr

Australia: Cannabis saliva testing ‘not about impairment’

Medical-cannabis campaigners have slammed the increasing use of roadside saliva testing by police on the north coast and across the state to fight illegal drug use, saying the devices used are inaccurate and having negative impacts.

With just over a week to go before the 23rd annual cannabis-law reform Mardi Grass festival and rally at Nimbin, the state government is being urged to re-look its saliva-testing program, which the cannabis-law-reform lobby says unfairly targets medical and recreational cannabis users and has ‘nothing to do with (driving) impairment’.

Wed
22
Apr

Marijuana Ice Cream Is A Thing: Cannabis Creamery In Sausalito Serving Up THC-Laced Sweets

Ben & Jerry's Homemade said it was considering making pot-flavored ice cream "where it was legal," but it's been beaten to the punch. Isaac Lappert, a third-generation ice cream purveyor and graduate of the Culinary Institute, has started Cannabis Creamery in (rich) hippie and hot-tub central: Sausalito, California.

Cannabis Creamery's mission, as described on its Facebook page: "To give you first and foremost a high quality tasting ice cream with a kick to it ;)." (Pun no doubt intended.)

Wed
22
Apr

Great Northern Extraction: marijuana concentrate producers compete despite prohibition

On Sunday night, a brick pub in Gastown hosted the Great Northern Extraction— an event billed as the largest recreational marijuana concentrate competition ever held, anywhere.

Nearly 300 people came together to judge 19 samples in four categories: indica, sativa, hybrid and solvent-less. Each category was defined by either the family origin of plant matter used or chemical variables in extract production. Judging was based on the aroma, flavour, strength, smoothness and appearance of each sample.

The location for The Great Northern Extraction was kept secret. Even competitors waited until the final hours for details because the contest, samples and methods behind marijuana extraction are illegal under current Federal law.

Wed
22
Apr

Willie Nelson to Launch His Own Brand of Marijuana

"I will make sure it's good or it won't be on sale"

Singer Willie Nelson plans to launch his own brand of marijuana for recreational users who demand “the best on the market,” the 81-year-old country legend announced.

“Willie Weed,” from the newly formed company Willie’s Reserve, will hit dispensary shelves in Colorado and Washington, where legalization of recreational marijuana has created a booming industry, the Associated Press reports. Nelson said he would partner with growers in both states.

“I will make sure it’s good or it won’t be on sale,” the singer said in an interview with Rolling Stone.

Wed
22
Apr

If You Want Cannabis Reform in the UK, Here's What You Need to Do

It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I realised I had a crap birthday. It's one of those inconvenient dates, like Christmas or May-Day, where all my friends are off work celebrating something bigger than myself, and my getting-older always seems to go vastly unnoticed. As a result, 4/20 has developed from something I loved to something that irritates me year-on-year, not because I think I'm entitled to be celebrated more than weed, or because I end up getting high every year without fail, but because if you – like me – think we need serious changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act, blazing a spliff in Hyde Park is a surefire way to guarantee that doesn't ever happen.

Wed
22
Apr

A sweet, single-serving lesson on marijuana edibles

DENVER, Colorado — The edibles market in Colorado is sweet on education.

But smoking marijuana and consuming a THC-infused edible create two vastly different experiences. So when the state legalized recreational marijuana, allowing any adult over the age of 21 years to purchase cannabis products, guidelines for edibles consumption needed to be put in place.

The dosages on marijuana edibles aren't just for those experimenting with cannabis for the first time — or the first time since their college days — they're for everyone. Prior to the state of Colorado setting a standard dosage, most people didn't know the size of a single-serving.

 

Single-serving cannabis-infused cookies.

Tue
21
Apr

Advisory Firm Analyzes Colorado Market Dynamics

The inception of the recreational marijuana market has caused medical sales to decrease significantly in the state of Colorado, according to a new report published by GreenWave Advisors.

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