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Tue
11
Mar

Day #1 MCBikeTour 2014 - Medical Cannabis BikeTour

So, Day 1 on the ride. We have 130km to make, through Valencia, from Onda to the historic town of Tortosa.

OK, so maybe we are not the early birds… it was a late night at the local Pizzaria the night before. But, by 10am our band of international brothers and sisters are ready to hit the road.

We leave Onda in glorious sunshine, riding across mostly flat country, where orange tree orchards and olive trees line the road.

We are much bigger than last year, 50 people coming together and a lot new faces to get to know. The morning isn’t the smoothest operation, the Spanish countryside can play tricks… and so there may have been a few wrong turns along the road to lunch. But we get there in the end!

Thu
27
Feb

POT HEAD Condoms

An innovation in safe sex, the Cannadom is the world's first marijuana flavoured condom...

Fri
14
Feb

Westmoreland ganja farmers to launch own association

Western Bureau:

Renowned Rastafarian elder Ras Iyah V, who serves on the Rastafari Millennium Council and is chairman of the Rastafari Coral Gardens Committee, says he will be spearheading the formation of a Westmoreland Ganja Farmers' Association, which is separate from the proposed national body.

"I see no guarantee that the interest of those of us who have borne the brunt of the victimisation - even prison sentences for ganja - will be represented by the national body," he said.

In an open letter to then Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, which was published in The Gleaner on January 15, 2006; Ras Iyah V, who was instrumental in the 1996 Ganja March in Kingston, made an impassioned plea for the decriminalisation of ganja.

Tue
04
Feb

Shocking naked pictures highlight the toll of new synthetic drugs

A 25 year old woman - as if in a trance - walks naked across an ice rink on Lenin Square in central Novosibirsk, oblivious to the cold. Picture: Novosibirsk evacuation service - AST 54

Deep in midwinter, with the temperature at minus 7C, a 25 year old woman - as if in a trance - walks naked across an ice rink on Lenin Square in central Novosibirsk, oblivious to the cold. A few month earlier, on a balmy August day, another young woman wearing no clothes was seen on a busy city street.  

Fri
31
Jan

Death by marijuana? Reaction to Gemma Moss' "cannabis poisoning" postmortem

Wed
29
Jan

The Effect of Cannabis on Pregnant Women & Newborns

It's almost too taboo to discuss: pregnant women & marijuana. It's a dirty little secret for women, particularly during the harrowing first trimester, who turn to cannabis for relief from nausea and stress. 
 

Pregnant women in Jamaica use marijuana regularly to relieve nausea, as well as to relieve stress and depression, often in the form of a tea or tonic.

In the late 1960s, grad student Melanie Dreher was chosen by her professors to perform an ethnographic study on marijuana use in Jamaica to observe and document its usage and its consequences among pregnant women.

Sun
12
Jan

Intoxicating financial prospects for ganja trade - Changing foreign laws seen as business opportunity

Richard Browne, Business Reporter

The legalisation of marijuana for recreational purposes in the state of Colorado, United States, has pushed prices up to US$400 (J$42,448) per ounce as demand quickly outpaced supply in that market.

The price spike has created a differential between legal Colorado marijuana and the illegal Jamaican product of some $41,988 per ounce, and has given even greater impetus to the drive to legalise the crop here.

Those efforts were previously held back as Jamaica was "always concerned about US policy", said Delano Seiveright, director for the Ganja Law Reform Coalition.

Thu
02
Jan

PROHIBITION DOESN'T WORK

Peter Christ, ex US Police Captain and LEAP outlines arguments for why drug prohibition is not a good idea. LEAP stands for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

 
Wed
11
Dec

Thinking Beyond Big Marijuana

The precipitous rise in public approval for legalized marijuana has accelerated over the last year. A spate of victories for cannabis proponents in early November was a fitting corollary to the Gallup poll a month earlier, revealing that 58 percent of Americans approve of marijuana legalization, and also seemed to confirm that the United States is on an inexorable march toward a mostly (if not entirely) regulated market for the plant: currently, 20 states plus DC permit either recreational or medical marijuana use, and cannabis industry experts predict that 14 more states will be added to that roster in the next five years.

Fri
06
Dec

Barcelona to curb cannabis clubs


A member of one of Barcelona's cannabis clubs. / TEJEDERAS

Barcelona wants to set limits on the "proliferation" of cannabis clubs, places where members purchase and consume marijuana. Although there are no official figures, municipal authorities have counted around 200 such premises, most of which are located in the city center. Just two years ago, there were only 40 cannabis clubs in the entire Catalan region.

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