Gibraltar takes another step on the medical cannabis path

The government of Gibraltar has legalised the wider use of medical cannabis products; but only for use in a limited range of circumstances and conditions.

Gibraltar is tiny a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Occupying an area of just 6.7 km2, it is home to a population of around 34,500.

Changes to the Territory’s laws announced this week enable cannabis products specifically approved by the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) to be supplied for the treatment/management of either:


5 best Countries to visit for your “cannabis” vacations

Cannabis Vacations for Weed Users: A breakdown of some of the top five world destinations with legalized use of marijuana and a culture of recreational drug use.

Cannabis tourism is thriving as more and more countries are becoming weed-friendly. Cannabis vacation is a unique travel experience to acquire cannabis for recreational purposes. Whether you are curious about the plant or seeking to indulge in some, various countries have a curated tour for you to take on. 


Cannabis growth: introducing the first new THC free strain

The Spanish company, Hemp Trading, specialised in the international distribution of products for cannabis growth, has developed the first cannabis strain THC free with high medicinal potential.

Hemp Trading, together with the Spanish University Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (UPV), have developed the first cannabis strain THC free with high medicinal potential. The new strain, the only one in the cannabis market, is totally legal as it is free of psychoactive components and stands out for its big therapeutic potential in the treatment of illness as Crohn’s disease, colon cancer, glaucoma, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, among others.


Study: Marijuana use Not independently associated with psychosis in young people

Adolescents’ cannabis use history is not an independent predictor of an elevated risk of psychosis, according to data published in the journal Adicciones.

Investigators affiliated with the University of La Rioja in Spain explored the relationship between psychotic-like experiences and cannabis use in a representative sample of over 1,500 Spanish adolescents.

They reported that initially identified associations between cannabis use and psychosis were no longer present once researchers controlled for confounding variables, such as socioeconomic status, alcohol use, tobacco smoking, and comorbid psychopathology.


Poo traces found in majority of cannabis sold on Madrid streets

The first scientific study of cannabis resin sold on the streets of Madrid reveals that the vast majority contains traces of bacteria from human faeces, and poses a serious health risk to those who smoke it.

"Overall, our results showed that most (88.3 percent) of the hashish samples were not suitable for consumption," concluded the study reported in the journal Forensic Science International. "Hence, illegal street vending of hashish constitutes a public health issue."


The battle to legalize cannabis in Spain

Like Bill Clinton, most people have smoked the odd joint. And perhaps like Barack Obama, they’ve even inhaled. After all, cannabis has been around for more than 4,000 years and thrives all over the planet. It was not used for medicinal purposes until well into the 20th century. And in 1961, it was deemed by the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs to be as dangerous as heroin.


10 things you'll want to know about Europe's fast-growing marijuana market

You've probably heard plenty about the launch of the Canadian recreational marijuana market. And you are likely up to speed on the rapid expansion of legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana in the U.S. But how much do you know about marijuana markets in Europe?

Cannabis market research company Brightfield Group released its European CBD and Cannabis Market 2019 Report on Tuesday. This report analyzed the cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis markets in Europe and in key individual European countries. Here are 10 things you'll want to know about Europe's fast-growing marijuana market from Brightfield Group's new report. 


Canopy Growth to spend $115 million to grow marijuana in Europe

Canopy Growth Corp., one of the world’s biggest medical cannabis companies, is planning a major investment in Europe.


The 5 countries most likely to legalize cannabis next

Find out why these are the top contenders for countries most likely to legalize cannabis.

Thirty states already have some form of legal cannabis law. In Canada, recreational cannabis is about to become legal for adult-use coast to coast. While it’s hard to definitively say which countries will follow suit in legalizing cannabis, these five are a safe bet. 


The 6 most advanced countries for marijuana research

The most advanced countries for marijuana research are using science to defeat the stigma while getting people the medicine they need.

It is commonly known that the U.S. is not apart of the most advanced countries for marijuana research. Due to its legal status, receiving funding for cannabis research has been proven quite difficult in the U.S. The government still holds restrictive policies and regulations on research that will look into the benefits and risks of cannabis, which is available to consumers in numerous states.


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