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Switzerland’s youth have the second- highest cannabis consumption in the world, according to UNICEF

Since cannabis was effectively decriminalised two years ago, drug cultivation in Switzerland has soared. The country’s drug laws have swung between permissiveness and conservatism over the last two decades and the result is an ambiguous situation where possession of certain drugs – such as cannabis – is semi-decriminalised.

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Regulation did not increase marijuana use in Uruguay

The regulation of the production and sale of cannabis in 2013 did not increase the use of this drug in Uruguay, according to a study by the National Drug Board (JND), under the Presidency.

The sixth national survey on drug use in households suggests that 9.3% of the population used marijuana in the last 12 months, compared to 8.3% in 2011, posted the smallest increase in 14 years.

Meanwhile, 6.3% of Uruguayans regular users of cannabis were reported.

According to the conclusions of the JND, "growth in consumption responds to the trend that began in 2001 indicating that the discussion on the regulation did not affect historical consumption patterns."

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San Francisco's first pot 'baked sale'

Last weekend, thousands from the Bay Area poured into the outdoor SoMa StrEAT Food Park for the Get Baked Sale, the first food rally for marijuana-edibles enthusiasts.

Cannabis is only legal for medicinal use in California, though momentum is growing among supporters who seek to legalize its recreational use in a 2016 ballot initiative. Attendees at the fair had to present a state-authorized medical marijuana identification card at the door and pay $20 in order to enter.

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Cannabis summer camp to open complete with 'cooking with marijuana lessons' and 'cannabis yoga'

A new summer camp is set to open in Colorado where punters climb cliffs, zip line, cycle and hike – but with a newly legal twist.

CannaCamp, which opens at the start of next month, encourages users to bring their own cannabis for recreational use all over the grounds.

Getty Smoke away: Revellers are actively encouraged to smoke weed on the resort

At the camp, which comes as legalisation for the drug becomes an increasingly hot topic, revellers can enjoy lessons on cooking with marijuana and get cannabis-infused massages.

Some more artistic lovers of the drug can try their hand in an art class or relax with what organisers call "cannabis yoga".

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Vancouver plans to outlaw illegal marijuana 'vapour lounges'

Vapour lounges and cannabis cafes have sprouted up alongside Vancouver's flourishing -- but illegal -- marijuana dispensary industry, but the city says new rules will outlaw them completely

Vancouver's illegal marijuana dispensaries test the limits of governments and police, vapour lounges that allow customers to smoke and vape are pushing the boundaries even further. But as Mike Hager reports, the city is set to crack down

 

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San Francisco's first marijuana 'baked sale' shows that edibles are the next multimillion-dollar food ...

Melia Robinson/Business InsiderThe Big Pete's Sweet Treats six-pack of cannabis-infused chocolate chip cookies are labeled with dosage information.

Last weekend, thousands from the Bay Area poured into the outdoor SoMa StrEAT Food Park for the Get Baked Sale, the first annual food rally for marijuana edibles enthusiasts.

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Cattle farmer, 70, caught growing £50k of cannabis because he thought it would be more lucrative than beef

A respected farmer began growing cannabis in his cowshed to pay for new cattle grids.

John Shears, 70, a former National Farmers Union branch chairman, fell for the ‘crackpot’ scheme because he thought it would make him more money that rearing beef.

He hoped to be paid £3,000 a year in rent for the use of the shed and outbuildings by a cannabis grower – but lost money when crops failed.

He was caught with 187 plants with a potential yield of almost £50,000 when police raided the farm at Chagford in Devon.

Officers also arrested drug user Daniel Perryman, 26, who was tending the crop, and found so much cannabis growing they had to get reinforcements to remove it all, Exeter Crown Court was told.

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Blakk Rasta's wee comment reckless

Editor in Chief of the New Crusading GUIDE newspaper has described as "reckless" the assertion by reggae radio show host, Blackk Rasta that about 80% of Members of Parliament (MPs) might have used or are still using marijuana.

He was contributing to the debate on the legislature's decision to invoke its contempt powers on two personalities summoned before its privileges committee for comments deemed to have brought members into disrepute.

He remarked; "the wee one is completely reckless," even though he held the view that the decision of parliament to hold people for contempt was not grounded in law and history because the house was not a law court.

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Social trends- Marijuana Churches

There is a new social tend developing among marijuana cannabis devotees- the heady mix of God, weed and church services. The latest in the news is The First Church of Cannabis based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Minister of Love William Levin has taken advantage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to start the church and announced the first service will take place on July 1st, when the act becomes legal. What does this mean? Apparently parishioners will be able to light up on church premises without fear of arrest. Pretty interesting when you consider that Indiana doesn’t even allow medical marijuana use.

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U.S. scientists brace for ‘marijuana meltdown’ as laws ease

WASHINGTON – The only marijuana available for research in the U.S. is locked down by federal regulators who are more focused on studies to keep people off the drug than helping researchers learn how it might be beneficial.

Marijuana is a trend that “will peak like tobacco, then people will see their error,” said Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which serves as the gatekeeper for U.S. marijuana research through its oversight of a pot farm that grows the only plants that can be used in clinical trials.

 

 

 

 

Marijuana advocates say NIDA’s control over research has restricted their ability to test the drug against ailments such as pain, cancer-related nausea and epilepsy.

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