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Thu
12
Jun

Cabinet approves proposal to decriminalise small amounts of ganja

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Portia Simpson Miller Cabinet has approved proposed amendments to the law that will decriminalise the possession of small amounts of ganja.

At the same time Justice Minister Mark Golding, who made the announcement today, says the government will soon table a bill in Parliament that will seek to expunge the criminal records of persons convicted for possession of small amounts of ganja.

Speaking at a Jamaica House press conference a short while ago, Golding said Cabinet has approved proposed changes to the Dangerous Drugs Act to make possession of 0.057 kilogram or less a non-arrestable offence.

Tue
10
Jun

Narcotic medicines watched closely in UAE

Ministry of Health to launch electronic system to monitor prescription and use of medicines containing narcotics

  • By Noorhan Barakat, Staff Reporter

Dubai: The Ministry of Health will launch in a few weeks an integrated electronic system to monitor the prescription and use of medicines containing narcotic substances across the UAE, which will link 2,840 pharmacies and repositories, a ministry official said.

This was revealed at the 10th edition of the Hemaya International Forum, which started on Tuesday, where experts confirmed that narcotic pills continue to be the biggest problem in the UAE and some other Arab countries.

Tue
10
Jun

When will pot brownies have proofage? Q&A with a cannabis testing lab

Last week, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd brought attention to the dearth of regulation in edibles labeling when she wrote about eating too much of a THC-infused candy bar and spending eight hours in the fetal position. Readers laughed – a lot.

Mon
09
Jun

GW Pharma's cannabidiol Fast Track'd for NHIE

Cannabis extract treatment for severe childhood epilepsy to be fast-tracked in US

GW Pharmaceuticals' cannabis-extract treatment for severe childhood epilepsy is to be fast-tracked through the US drug approval system.

The Aim-listed company is currently testing its treatment, known as Epidiolex, on children with a rare but debilitating form of childhood epilepsy, known as Dravet Syndrome. Children with this condition do not respond to any existing epilepsy drugs.

US regulator the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants fast-track status to drugs thought to meet a previously unmet medical need. Drugs with this designation are given greater access to the regulator to help speed up the process of clinical testing, review and potential approval.

Fri
06
Jun

All 32 Countries' Marijuana Policies

With the World Cup's commencement, 32 Nations go to figurative war on the soccer field. None of these country's players or fans will agree about the sport till the tournament comes to an end.

But the one thing we all have in common? The need to free up the weed. The most popular drug in the world is consumed by citizens from all 32 of these countries at varying degrees. Insight into each country’s politics, lifestyle, and overall vibe can be seen through the lens of its cannabis culture.

The below list provides insight into every World Cup qualifying nation's marijuana policy and cannabis culture:

Fri
06
Jun

Dagga might affect male fertility

Fri
06
Jun

Marijuana Possibly the Reason You Can't Have Kids, Pot Linked to infertility

A study published in medical journal Human Reproduction has claimed that the use of marijuana may have adverse effects on a man's sperm that may affect one's fertility.

The researchers sought to determine common lifestyle factors that may be associated with poor sperm morphology. The researchers analysed the various lifestyles activities and factors that could be linked to fertility. In a study that looked at the data from 1,970 men from fertility clinics across the United Kingdom who aside from providing information on their lifestyle, habits and medical history, also provided samples of their semen.

Thu
05
Jun
Fri
30
May

Doctor vs. Politician vs. Activist – The Dagga Debate

Judge For Yourself hosted a unanimous yet contradictory debate regarding marijuana legalisation (see the videos below!). It was attended by Dr Mario Ambrosini, Dr EV Rapiti and Matthew Ericson.

Fri
30
May

"Just say no" is not an "alternative approach" to the drug problem. It's been tried – and it doesn't work

Dr Hans-Christian Raabe, who was removed from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs after one month, this week wrote two rather provocative articles on the Conservative Woman website.

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