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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.

Thu
12
Feb

U.S. judge in California considers argument marijuana law unconstitutional

(Reuters) - A federal judge hearing the case of nine men accused of illegally growing marijuana in California said Wednesday she was taking very seriously arguments by their attorneys that the federal government has improperly classified the drug as among the most dangerous, and should throw the charges out.

Judge Kimberly J. Mueller said she would rule within 30 days on the request, which comes amid looser enforcement of U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize its recreational use in Washington state, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska.

"If I were persuaded by the defense's argument, if I bought their argument, what would you lose here?" she asked prosecutors during closing arguments on the motion to dismiss the cases against the men.

Tue
10
Feb

Traditional Colleges Enter Cannabis Education

February 10, 2015

Professional education on the cannabis industry is becoming broader-based and easier for young professionals to come by – which could help create a better prepared workforce for marijuana companies.

Colleges across the country are beginning to latch onto cannabis as a new course topic, with classroom instruction on law and policy involving the marijuana industry. Vanderbilt University, the University of Denver Law School, Oregon State University and the Santa Clara University School of Law all offer a variety of courses that specialize in the legal aspects of cannabis.

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