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Wed
18
Feb

Uruguay: Medical Marijuana May Cost More Than Recreational Pot

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — As this country's remarkable legal marijuana experiment continues to unfold, an unexpected detail has emerged: It could cost more for cancer patients to buy weed for pain relief than for plain old stoners getting high just for fun.

Citing Uruguay's drug czar Julio Calzada, El Observador newspaper reported on Feb. 6 that medical marijuana will cost more than recreational weed.

A National Drug Council spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that cannabis grown in Uruguay for medicinal uses — like treating pain and nausea caused by chemotherapy, or helping boost appetites for HIV/AIDS patients — will cost more than recreational pot.

Wed
18
Feb

Could Legal “Made in Canada” Marijuana Become a Global Export?

For decades, illegal marijuana has made its way down to the United States from Canada. “B.C. Bud” is a brand name that resonates with recreational marijuana users from Seattle to Sarasota. But could Canada’s first mover advantage in the business of marijuana translate into an industry that we could ultimately export to the United States?

Wed
18
Feb

Uruguay marijuana licences lure world bidders

South American country plans to issue as many as five permits to grow cannabis

MONTEVIDEO — Canadian medical-marijuana producer Tilray and the founder of a German cannabis products retailer are among 11 investors bidding for a foothold in a formerly illegal industry in Uruguay: marijuana farms.

Once the government issues the licences, pot could reach pharmacies in three to four months, said Alfredo Dupetit, a partner in Montevideo, Uruguay-based bidder Lucus SRL.

Pharmacies will then be able to sell as much as 40 grams (0.1 pound) of pot a month, enough for about 60 joints, to registered users, the government has said.

Tue
17
Feb

Pro-marijuana group to allow home grown in updated proposal

On Friday, the pro-marijuana group ResponsibleOhio pitched their initial ballot language for an amendment that would allow the legalization of marijuana in the state of Ohio.

Tue
17
Feb

Olympic threshold for marijuana testing is higher than ever in 2014

 

A trailblazer, 16 years later: Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati tested positive for trace amounts of THC and was stripped of a gold medal in 1998, then won it back on appeal.Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

SOCHI, Russia — Sixteen years after Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati won, lost and ultimately regained an Olympic gold medal (on appeal) after a lab found traces of marijuana metabolites in his urine sample, athletes are still forbidden to “smoke a fatty for Rebagliati” in Sochi because marijuana use remains prohibited during competition.

Tue
17
Feb

Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show

new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk for a crash than drivers who use alcohol. And after adjusting for age, gender, race and alcohol use, drivers who tested positive for marijuana  were no more likely to crash than who had not used any drugs or alcohol prior to driving.

Fri
13
Feb

Drug Policy in Macedonia: From Punitive Laws, Towards a Public Health Approach

Even though Macedonia has decriminalised the possession of drugs for personal use, there remain many anomalies in the related regulations. Read our guest author's insights on what has to be done to make the country's laws serve the best interests of public health.

Fri
13
Feb

New Zealand Farmers denied high-value hemp crop

Canterbury growers have struck another roadblock for growing hemp seed as authorities remain uneasy about its closeness to its drug cousin.

Health ministers from New Zealand and Australia met in Auckland last month to consider a recommendation from Food Standards Australia New Zealand that governments change the food law to enable hemp seed to be grown for human consumption.

Grower hopes hemp growing would be made more freely available to them were dashed when this was rejected because of transport concerns.

Fri
13
Feb

Apple reverses policy, allows marijuana app back into iTunes

Apple has changed its mind on marijuana. At least it has in one case.

Two weeks ago, The Chronicle reported how Apple had yanked an app for MassRoots – an online community for marijuana users — from its iTunes store, even though it had been there from July 2013 until last Nov. 4 (coincidentally the same day voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia legalized marijuana for adult recreational use).

Seibo Shen, CEO of Exhale vaporizes cannabis at a marijuana investors event in San Francisco

Fri
13
Feb

Washington marijuana edibles now require packaging and serving size

The Washington State Liquor Control Board(LCB) has filed emergency rules in order to close a loophole in the recreational marijuana market. According to the LCB, they are adjusting the rules by “defining, consultant, intermediate product, paraphernalia, and selling price” According to the LCB, the new ruling comes after allegations of some stores providing a package deal to their customers.

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