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Sat
09
May

First Cannabis Festival in Greece

The first cannabis festival in Greece is taking place today at Syntagma Square in Athens with the participation of the organized SYRIZA youth and the human rights department of the party.

kannav2The advocates of legalization of cannabis who have organized the festival call it Athens Cannabis Protestival and they ask for legalization of cannabis and soft drugs and the decriminalization of users.

Sat
09
May

CAPE TOWN DAGGA MARCH IN FULL SWING

CAPE TOWN – Hundreds of people have gathered in Cape Town ahead of a pro-dagga march.

This follows a series of other marches which are a part of the Global Cannabis campaign.

The group is marching through the streets of Cape Town this afternoon to highlight their desire to have the drug legalised.

The smell of dagga wafts through the air as the crowd prepares to march through the Mother City streets, some smoke, while others are rolling what appears to be dagga cigarettes.

Hundreds are holding placards in support of the campaign, including one that reads, “A high country is a happy country.”

Organisers say there were plans for similar marches in other parts of the country, but they could not secure permits to do so.

Sat
09
May

Medical marijuana witch-hunts are here

On April 24th, Governor Inslee signed SB5052, the “Cannabis Patient Protection Act” into law. Although named such, this bill threatens patient access to health care providers who are willing to work with medical cannabis patients and who have the clinical tools to do so.

Fri
08
May

Marching for medical marijuana

The Cannabis Conference held in South Africa on 9 and 10 April 2015 discussed the pros and cons of the use of cannabis (aka marijuana, weed, dagga) for medicinal purposes and along with that the legalisation of marijuana in South Africa became a hotly debated topic.

On Saturday 9 May 2015, the Global Cannabis (legalisation) March will take place in the Cape Town CBD with an estimated 10 000 supporters in tow.

It's an "annual gathering of cannabis enthusiasts and sympathisers, in other words people who feel some kind of affinity for the plant and its liberation," The GCM (Global Cannabis March) website reports.

Fri
08
May

Consolidating and cashing in on medical marijuana

Marijuana legalization is likely far off in New Mexico, but you wouldn’t know it from the way some businesses are acting.

Recent news of a Canadian company’s encroachment into Santa Fe spawned backlash from those critical of an out-of-state, out-of-country company attempting to get a piece of New Mexicos’ medical marijuana industry.

Last month, Toronto-based Nutritional High announced that it would be acquiring 51 percent of shares from and assuming management operations of Sacred Garden, a Santa Fe nonprofit medical marijuana producer that’s been operating for nearly five years.

The plan drew immediate backlash from patient advocates and others in the industry.

Fri
08
May

MEDICINAL MARIJUANA SHOULD BE RESEARCHED, NOT LEGALISED

Family First NZ says that medicinal marijuana should not be legalised, but is calling for further research into the components of the marijuana plant for delivery via non-smoked forms.

“NZ’ers need to be aware of the smoke-screen of ‘medicinal marijuana’. The strategy of groups who want dope legalised is to promote medicinal marijuana which simply manipulates society’s compassion for people with serious pain and health concerns. But marijuana will then be diverted from medical programs to ‘recreational’ purposes,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

Fri
08
May

Uruguay loosens medical cannabis rules, makes possible new hemp varieties

Uruguay made the headlines 17 month ago by being the first country to completely decriminalize marijuana use, a decision that was not without controversy and opposition – for example, the country’s pharmacies have refused to distribute the product. But that’s recreational cannabis; this report is about medical cannabis and here, again, Uruguay seems to be setting the pace: it was the first nation in the world to fully legalise the research and development, as well as cultivation, distribution, sale and consumption of non-synthetic cannabinoids and hemp.

Fri
08
May

Million Marijuana March takes place May 8

An event for legalization of marijuana will end with a happening at  Štvanice Island

Worldwide, the movement to legalize marijuana was gaining momentum, with some countries and US states fully allowing sale and use. But in the Czech Republic and much of Europe it is still not fully legal. Possession of a small amount in the Czech Republic has been decriminalized, but that is not the same thing.

 

 

Million Marijuana March 
When: Friday, May 8 at 12:30
Where: Start at Karlově náměstí, end at Štvanice Island
http://mmm.legalizace.cz/

Fri
08
May

The Global Marijuana March Continues in Various Cities Around the World

Worldwide the "Global Marijuana March" traditionally takes place on the first Saturday in May, but many cities have events going on all month long. Here's a rundown.

May 9th

Germany

On Saturday, 05/09/2015, on the hill is the Germany-wide "Hanftag" held as part of the Global Marijuana March.

Hanfttag in Central Park
Because the march this year so close to the May 1 holiday, the organizers of hemp day in some of the 27 participating German cities, including Hamburg, opted for a different date. But not only the date has changed this year, but also the venue: This year does not find the international Hanftag in Schanzenpark but the Beach Club Central Park instead.

Fri
08
May

Businesses Staking Claims in the Marijuana Industry

The marijuana industry in the state of Washington brought rise to more than just the opportunity for anyone over 21 to legally purchase a variety of marijuana products—it opened the doors to a variety of investment opportunities and new businesses, while also extending the legitimacy of businesses decades old. It is essentially de-vilifying an entire retail segment. If someone is interested in a new career, there are a number of options in the marijuana market.

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