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Tue
10
Feb

Medical Marijuana Supporters Head to Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Support for cannabis in Florida seems to be burning brighter, and an eclectic group of advocates took to the Capitol today to make sure a possible new law in 2015 doesn't go up in smoke.

They came from all parts of the state and headed to the 22nd floor of the Capitol, the highest place you can get in Tallahassee. There were the seniors, the veterans, the drug smugglers, and the guy who needs service dogs for his injuries. All in support of medical cannabis.

Jeff Clemens first filed a marijuana bill four years ago.

“The people are either supporting family members or their own ability to be able to treat their illnesses the way they see fit,” said Sen. Clemens (D-Lake Worth).

Tue
03
Feb
Thu
29
Jan

Scientology-Backed Anti-Drug Program At Work in City Public Schools

NEW YORK CITY — A Church of Scientology-backed anti-drug program is spreading its message to students in dozens of city public schools, DNAinfo New York has learned.

The Foundation for a Drug Free World, which was founded in 2006 by the controversial church, visited 30 city public schools last year, providing free anti-drug programs to elementary, middle and high school students in all five boroughs, according to its Facebook page.

The city's Department of Education denied any partnership with the group and said it did not recommend its services.

The Foundation's materials claim cocaine use leads to murder and suicide and that heroin use causes spontaneous abortions in women — claims not endorsed or are widely rejected by doctors. 

 

Thu
29
Jan

Cyprus industrial cannabis bill ready

The Green Party is calling for action towards legalising industrial hemp and cannabis.

In a statement on Wednesday, the party said the bill is ready for discussion next week between various state services.

“Industrial cannabis and medicinal marijuana add an important new venture in the agricultural and industrial sectors, which can develop further and increase state revenue” according to the Greens.

The statement also mentions medicinal use of marijuana in Europe and America, where cannabis is used as a main ingredient in the field of medicine.

The Green Party advocates it is time to break taboos and step into a new era. The success found in industries of other countries should be a guide for us too, it said.

Fri
23
Jan

Bill Aims To End Federal Ban On U.S. Hemp Production

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill in the House on Wednesday that aims to put an end to the federal ban on hemp production in the United States.

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana and would allow for American farmers in any state to grow the crop.

Mon
19
Jan

Spannabis 2015

logo World Cannabis Conferences 2015

This year, together with Spannabis, the first edition of the World Cannabis Conferences will be held at the Auditorium of Cornellá. This will be undertaken with the assistance of high-ranking individuals from the fields of science, medicine and politics, as well as relevant members of the cannabis culture.

The World Cannabis Conferences have been set up with the aim of bringing to life all the advances and effortsconducted over the past years in the field of cannabis.

Mon
19
Jan

Unmasking NZ’s ‘World Leading Drug Reform’

The NZ Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 (PSA2013) was never world leading drug reform as frequently claimed by some drug reformers and recently re-asserted in an article by one of the Act’s key flag bearers. It was however, world leading drug legislation, that succeeded in gaining almost unanimous support across New Zealand Parliament (apart from one MP), because this new drug law extended prohibition to include EVERY new psychoactive substance not currently incorporated within the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Mon
19
Jan

Costs adding up for medical marijuana entrepreneurs

In the world of medical marijuana entrepreneurs in Illinois, there’s plenty of green behind the grass.

Hundreds of would-be medical marijuana growers and sellers have put millions of dollars on the line hoping for coveted state permits that were supposed to issued by former Gov. Pat Quinn by the end of last year.

To snag those valuable permits, the entrepreneurs hired consultants, lawyers and lobbyists.

They’re already paying rent, in some cases, or have money tied up in options to buy property.

And now, they wait. And with millions of dollars on the line, waiting can get expensive.

Sat
17
Jan

Greenhouse Marijuana: British Columbia’s Next Great Industry

One of the greatest social shifts of the decade is underway, tilting towards a normalized future for the consumption and production of cannabis. The legalization of this historically contentious plant is now supported by 66% of Canadian voters. 35 American states have legislated some form of decriminalization, medicalization, or regulated sale.

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