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'First ever' bill proposes legal cannabis in France

France is no Amsterdam when it comes to marijuana laws, in fact it has some of the toughest possession statutes in Europe, but a first of its kind bill proposed this week could change that. The lawmaker behind the legislation tells The Local why marijuana should be legalized in France.

People smoking a joint in France face a maximum penalty of a year behind bars and a €3,750 fine for the first offence, yet 13.4 million French people admit to sparking up at least once in their life. Even France’s top cop, Interior Minister Manuel Vallls, said in a recent interview, he’d tried it “maybe once.”

Fri
30
Jan

Here's How Fast The Marijuana Industry Is Growing, In 5 Charts

The marijuana industry is booming, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down in the near future.

Wed
28
Jan

Shedding Light on Medical Marijuana: The Endocannabinoid System

  • This is the third in our series on medical marijuana for bipolar. In the first piece, we made a conditional case for marijuana to treat bipolar, with some major provisos. The second piece compared the risk/benefits of medical marijuana with prescription drugs.

    In this installment, we look at the endocannabis system that marijuana acts upon.

     

Wed
28
Jan

Inspiring the Women of the Cannabis Industry

Jane West : Women Grow and Edible Events Co.

Wed
21
Jan

Medical Marijuana for Bipolar: The User's Dilemma

This is a follow-up to last week’s post on medical marijuana for bipolar. In the post, I noted that a case can be made for using the product in very small doses to relieve symptoms and maintain mental health, but with some very strong provisos.

In particular, I noted: 

All medications, including psychiatric meds, carry substantial risks that must be weighed against potential benefits. Marijuana is no exception.

I also pointed out:

Mon
19
Jan

The Disunited State of Cannabis

As Colorado celebrated a year of cannabis legalisation, Founders Fund, a venture-capital firm with $2 billion in assets that backed Facebook, has announced an investment in Privateer Holdings, a marijuana outfit behind names such as Leafly and [Bob] Marley Natural. Four states and Washington, DC, have now legalised recreational weed. A further 21 allow medical consumption under differing restrictions. Legal recreational and medical sales amounted to $2.6 billion last year, most of them in California and Colorado. That is just 6% of the estimated $40 billion still going to criminals (over $200 billion a year is spent on tobacco and alcohol). Cannabis venture capital was a tiny $104m in 2014 and opportunities remain limited because of federal restrictions.

Sun
18
Jan

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :

Marijuana caution

Sunday, January 18 2015

RECENT events in the news locally hint at a significant use of illicit marijuana by university students, a topic likely to be raised now by anxious parents with their youngsters in households across the country.

We think it is an apt time to sound a note of caution as to the drug’s harmful effects. At present, Trinidad and Tobago, like much of the rest of the world, faces a very confused picture as to how the drug should be viewed.

It is still illegal in most countries including ours, but has been decriminalised in places such as Uruguay and the State of Colorado and Washington DC. Even as in Europe some police forces now merely warn but not prosecute users.

Thu
15
Jan

Fresh Investor in a Thriving Cannabis Industry

Investor Insight: Brian Sheng, New York, NY

If you’re kid in class getting all the A’s, you quickly realize you have something to offer to those who aren’t. This is where entrepreneurship began for Brian Sheng of Fresh VC. From there, he experimented with an array of businesses and eventually came to find his strengths being utilized best in the art of venture capitalism! He has an eye for success and now dedicates his time to finding that in the growing companies of the cannabis industry. You won’t find one generic answer in our interview with him, he’s here to give it to us straight.

How did your entrepreneurial journey begin?

Tue
13
Jan

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Too Close to Call as Campaigns Enter Final Stretch

PORTLAND, OR – While U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has endorsed Oregon’s Measure 91, which would legalize recreational marijuana,  voters in the state remain divided, with the outcome too close to call. “I lean in support of it,” Merkley told Talking Points Memo. Merkley is the first U.S. senator to endorse marijuana legalization. “I think folks […]

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