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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.

 

Fri
10
Oct

11 Odd Facts About Marijuana

Marijuana, the most commonly used illegal drug in America, is going mainstream. Now legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington, pot seems poised for wider use, too: 21 states allow the possession and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And legalization campaigns are underway in Oregon, California and even Alaska.

But just how much do you know about the wacky weed and its odd effects? How exactly does marijuana provide its high, and who discovered the effects of smoking the plant in the first place? Read on for some of the stranger facts about cannabis consumption.

1. Mythical origins

The hippie generation did not discover pot. But the drug's true origins remain a bit murky.

Fri
10
Oct

‘Loud': This legal Colo. weed is illegally selling for $800 an ounce elsewhere

South Bend, Ind. — An influx of high-grade marijuana has made its way to northern Indiana from western states that have legalized recreational pot, contributing to a spike in local prices and raising concerns that it could add to black-market drug activity and the crime that comes along with it.

Tue
07
Oct

The Unexpected Rise of the Marijuana Mom

What do a Brooklyn-based fashion photographer, a math and science teacher from the Midwest, and a manager at a private Manhattan art gallery have in common? They all smoke weed.

Despite their varying job descriptions and salaries, methods of storage (stashed in special boxes bought for them by a significant other; in kitchen drawers; in designer makeup bags; even in the freezer), or means of getting high (from odorless vaporizers, edibles, and raw juice to a good, old fashioned joint), all of them are after the same result: to find relief, or "zen out," after a long day at work.

Mon
22
Sep

Cannabis Cash: How Much Money Could Your State Make From Marijuana Legalization?

On Nov. 4, citizens in Alaska, Florida, Oregon and Washington, D.C., will cast their ballots on marijuana initiatives, and other states are also likely to consider legalization in upcoming elections. Colorado, the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, is expected to take in $60 million to $70 million this year in taxes from legal pot sales, according to the Denver Business Journal. Cash-strapped states stand to collect millions if they legalize the drug.

Thu
18
Sep

St Lucian gov’t wants ganja issue debated at CARICOM level - News

St Lucian gov’t wants ganja issue debated at CARICOM level

Thursday, September 18, 2014    

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