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Apr

Advocates: Legalization could hurt medical marijuana

Under the ResponsibleOhio measure, a regulatory Marijuana Control Commission would license nonprofit dispensaries to sell medical cannabis.

At 11, Lucy Scholten fights for her life. She experiences epileptic seizures every day, and she contends with cerebral palsy. She has tried more than a dozen medications to ease her symptoms, to no avail. The next step, said her mother Nicole Scholten, should be medical marijuana.

But the answer, Scholten said, is not full legalization as envisioned by a group of wealthy investors called ResponsibleOhio. Lucy and other children with catastrophic illness would not be protected under ResponsibleOhio's proposed constitutional amendment, Scholten said.

Tue
07
Apr

Cannabis use is increasing among young in France

The French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT) and the National Prevention and Health Education Institute (INPE) released on Friday a report on the levels of use of illicit drugs in France in 2014. The the study shows that cannabis use among young people has increased.

34% of young men aged 18 to 25 surveyed say they have consumed cannabis at least once in 2014. In 2010 it was 29%. Among young women, although less likely to have used cannabis in the past year (23%), the change is even more significant (+6 points since 2010).

Regular use (at least 10 uses in the 30 days preceding the survey) also relates to 11% of young men aged 18 to 25 years and 6% of young women.

 

Increased supply

Tue
07
Apr

France: Declined in the Senate

On 2 April, the Senate closed the door on the possibility to legalize cannabis in France proposed by Senator EELV Esther Benbassa. Exit selling it alongside cigarettes and stamps in tobacco. Exit? Not for long.

They had argued, detailed and demonstrated the benefits of the legalization of cannabis in France, but the bill of Senator EELV went up in smoke April 2 before the Senate. Esther Benbassa encouraged to not give up.

Tue
07
Apr

Chile opens debate on marijuana legalization

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's congressional health committee approved a bill Monday that would legalize the cultivation of marijuana for private recreational or medicinal use, sending it to the floor for a full debate.

The bill would take marijuana off the list of hard drugs in the socially conservative country and make it a soft drug like alcohol.

It would allow people over the age of 18 to grow up to six cannabis plants for their own use, or for use by minors if they are patients using the substance as part of a prescribed treatment regimen.

But it would maintain the country's ban on using marijuana in public and limit the amount a person can possess to 10 grams.

Tue
07
Apr

Bud and Breakfast: The Booking Engine for Marijuana Tourists

Bud and Breakfast has emerged as a pioneer of the marijuana tourism industry, launching the first booking engine on the web designed to help travelers find cannabis-friendly accommodations.

Search results will return available accommodations in places that have legalized marijuana for medical and or recreational use, including U.S. states like Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington as well as foreign countries like Jamaica, The Netherlands and Uruguay.

Since consuming cannabis in public remains illegal, Bud and Breakfast features apartments, cottages and houses were travelers can stay and use marijuana in private. 

Tue
07
Apr

Hemp's outlook has backers seeing green

NoCo Hemp Expo draws 1,000-plus to second annual event at The Ranch

Justin Petty of Los Angeles isn't too keen on laundry, so he likes to wear his T-shirts for a week.

Petty can wear the shirts multiple times made by the company he co-owns called Recreator Hemp Apparel, because of their material: hemp. Hemp is twice as durable as cotton and is hypo-allergenic and microbial, which prevents the buildup of odor, he said.

"We like to think of hemp as having the performance capacity of synthetics, but it's natural," Petty said.

Recreator Hemp Apparel, a KickStarter project that launched a year ago, imports the fabric from China because of legal issues and then cuts, dyes, sews and prints its line of T-shirts in Los Angeles.

Tue
07
Apr

There's Good News for Couples Who Smoke Weed Together

Teens in their parents' basements, gaggles of friends at music festivals, the stressed-out worker alone in their apartment — smoking weed has now extended to seemingly limitless environments, as the drug gains more and more acceptance and takes on an added sheen of medicinal respectability.

But marijuana's increasingly widespread use isn't limited to solo acts. Turns out that partners who are both inclined to light up may find weed brings with it several relationship benefits. While companies race to find the next Viagra and singles turn to alcohol to act as a social lubricant, the ideal substance to help our connections along might be sitting right in front of us.

Here's why.

Tue
07
Apr

Edible Marijuana Will Be As Easy to Buy As a Beer

Tripp Keber can’t roll a joint. “But I can certainly pour you a glass of an effervescent adult-flavored sparkling pomegranate soda, and we can experience the benefits of cannabis that way,” says the 46-year-old CEO of Dixie Brands, Inc., whose Dixie Elixirs and Edibles brands are among the biggest names in Colorado’s legal pot business.

Tue
07
Apr

America's long journey toward legal marijuana

Bruce Barcott became an expert on the cannabis industry while researching and writing “Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America” (Time Books, available Tuesday) — a book that reflects the ways in which many Americans' outlook on the drug has changed in recent years.

Barcott recounts his own marijuana experiences. They didn't go beyond the sort of youthful experimentation that Americans typically leave behind with the rest of campus life when they move on from college and take on real-world adult responsibilities — until Washington state asked voters about legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana.

Tue
07
Apr

Egyptian tobacco traders call for the legalization of cannabis

The Cairo and Giza Tobacco Traders Association demanded a serious review of a proposal to legalise the hashish trade, submitted to the Legislative Reform committee headed by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb.

Legalising such a trade could contribute quickly and effectively in decreasing the national budget deficit within a few years, compared to other economic methods, head of the Tobacco Traders Association Osama Salama said.

Salama added that the government should learn the psychological and scientific rule, which says “the forbidden is desirable…and the desirable is forbidden”. He said that if hashish is available, its demand will be reduced. At the same time, the government can impose taxes, and place controls and instructions on its trade.

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