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Wed
10
Dec

CLEAR Daily News 10th December 2014

Daily digest of news from CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform

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Fri
05
Dec

Why Growing Marijuana Indoors Is a Major Environmental Problem

Environmental wariness and outdoor cultivation will be key for future legal marijuana production in Colorado.

When recreational marijuana use becomes legal in Colorado on January 1, medical retailers expect demand to increase by 400 per cent. Increasing supply to meet that demand will carry with it dramatic economic and environmental costs.

Thu
04
Dec

Bhang centers to replace pubs in Kerala

Has your holiday plan been affected by the recent alcohol ban imposed on Kerala? Well, you needn't worry now as the God's own country has found a simple solution. They'll be stirring up a storm with the help of God's own drink- bhang.Yes, you heard it right.

Mon
17
Nov

Can Zambia save its environment with marijuana?

Green party’s presidential candidate Peter Sinkamba is promising voters to cut country’s dependency on mining – by growing and exporting marijuana.

For decades, Zambia has staked its economic fortunes on copper mining. But when voters in this southern African nation go to the polls in January to select a new president, at least one candidate will be looking to send that tradition up in smoke.

Sat
15
Nov

The new strain of cannabis that could help treat psychosis

In an enormous glasshouse a few hours from London, there’s a powerful, unmistakable smell in the air: it’s the one that seems to cling to some surly teenagers and drifts around on the breeze at pop festivals. Here, 30,000 cannabis plants sway gently beneath giant fans and immensely bright lights. Only the remarkable uniformity of the plants – and the people walking round in lab coats – tells you the place isn’t some drug lord’s illicit cannabis factory.

Mon
10
Nov

Welcome to Iran’s ‘Little Amsterdam’

A village in southwestern Iran has recently gained quite a reputation for its vibrant marijuana trade, which has earned it the nickname “Little Amsterdam”. But residents of Ghalat, which is about 40 kilometres from Shiraz, aren’t just reaping in the profits. This small village is now suffering from insecurity and violent clashes with the police. 

Fri
31
Oct

New deadly drug has arrived in Denmark

On the occasion the legislators have made the synthetic drug an illegal high, the manufacturers have merely changed the composition

The health authority Sundhedsstyrelsen is concerned that a new designer drug, 'spice', is gaining a foothold in Denmark as it is a legal high that can potentially kill users.

Over the last couple of years, the Danish poison hotline Giftlinjen i Danmark has received about 60 calls regarding people who have been poisoned by spice, a kind of synthetic cannabis, after buying it through mail order.

”The drugs we hear about at Giftlinjen have typically arrived from Sweden,” Kim Dalhoff, a doctor and professor at Giftlinjen, told Metroxpress newspaper.

Fri
31
Oct

Switzerland: The pilot project of "cannabis club" starts

Bern City Council adopted the creation of a working group to prepare a draft regulating consumption of cannabis in the federal city.

In Bern, it may soon be possible to smoke pot legally in places baptized "cannabis clubs". From Spain, this concept attracted many cities in Switzerland. In the image of the capital, Zurich, Basel, Geneva or Winterthur (ZH) want to test it. Thursday, Bern has taken a step in this direction, with the announcement of the creation of a working group to develop a pilot project.

Fri
31
Oct

Denmark funds medicinal cannabis research

In what could be a small but important change in the nation’s drug policies, a political agreement to distribute nearly one billion kroner in research funds sets aside money to study the medicinal effects of cannabis.

Despite numerous pushes by Copenhagen’s mayor Frank Jensen tolegalise cannabis in the capital and the booming business in Christiania’s cannabis market, Denmark has taken an official hardline stance on cannabis for both recreational and medicinal use.

 

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