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Thu
21
Jan

Phillip Morris Invests $20m in Syqe Cannabis Inhaler

Phillip Morris and Syqe, an Israeli medical device company with an inhaler type delivery system have announced a $20m investment.  The cigarette manufacturer will benefit  from a Medtech footprint to understand the potential to significantly reduce damage from smoking traditional nicotine products.

A study at Rambam Hospital where the cannabis inhaler was examined, reported it both safe and effective. In Israel there is an estimated 24, 000  medical cannabis patients.

Thu
21
Jan

CannaTech Pitch Event Will Elevate Israeli Cannabis Innovation

It’s happening. We’ve been talking about it and planning it for months. We’ve received scores of exciting applications from across the world, more than half from Israel. And, this March 7th, as part of CannaTech, our International Cannabis Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation, a fortunate three entrepreneurs will get their opportunity to pitch their idea to a group of investors.

The cannabis industry is coming on strong and set to outperform every industry since the dawn of mankind.  Not since alcohol prohibition ended in 1933 has an industry emerged with an existing user base, NOT apotential user base, but an active, bustling, black market trade that was brought into the mainstream.

Wed
20
Jan

Controlled Substance Classifications Vary Widely Around the Globe

Las Vegas—A new paper provides the first compendium of controlled substance classification systems around the world, revealing a broad spectrum of regulations but little consensus as to what works best.

Sat
16
Jan

Medical marijuana may help treat migraines

​Cannabinoids found in marijuana seem to affect critical neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Marijuana can be used to effectively treat people suffering from migraine headaches, new research has found.

In the study, patients diagnosed with migraine headaches saw a significant drop in their frequency when treated with medical marijuana.

The study, published in the journal Pharmacotherapy, examined patients diagnosed with migraines and treated with medical marijuana between 2010-2014.

Thu
07
Jan

Indonesia: BNN wants farmers to stop growing marijuana

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has stepped up its campaign to encourage marijuana farmers to give up their work and start growing more sustainable crops.

BNN said that it would continue to expand its campaign to other places in the country. 

“We started the program in Aceh in 2015 and will continue by taking the program to other areas in Indonesia,” BNN spokesperson Slamet Pribadi told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

Pribadi said that the campaign in Aceh had begun to show success as farmers had started to grow regular crops and plants. 

Sat
26
Dec

ChocoHigh! Chocolate with cannabis goes on sale in Siberia for $3 a bar

A chocolate company in Altai in southern Siberia has come up with a chocolate bar it says will give you “an energy boost for the whole day.” Unusually, cannabis is one of the new bar’s ingredients.

The company Obraz Zhizni (Lifestyle) says the chocolate is solely made of natural things, such as cacao, carob (natural substitute for cacao) and cannabis seeds. Apart from cannabis, you can also choose chocolate with buckwheat and flax seeds.

To make the chocolate even more natural, the company has abandoned regular sugar and uses grape sugar instead.

Thu
24
Dec

What’s at Stake at UNGASS 2016

In April 2016, the United Nations will have a chance to forge a smarter way forward for global drug policy.

In this video, George Soros, Bryan Stevenson, Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, and a number of drug policy experts and advocates discuss why the time for reform is now. 

 

 

Wed
16
Dec

Japan’s First Lady Touts Revival of Hemp Culture

There seem to be few dull moments in the life of first lady Akie Abe, who sometimes spends her time hosting a web-based talk show, harvestinghoney from a bee farm and even payingoccasional visits to the contentious Yasukuni Shrine.

Most recently, Ms. Abe raised eyebrows after telling a Japanese magazine that she has considered becoming a hemp farmer to help revive the traditional culture.

Tue
15
Dec

Studies needed on dangers of ganja in e-liquid

PETALING JAYA, Dec 11 — The National Anti-Drugs Agency is not prepared to handle the possible trend of ganja abuse through vape. 

Its director, Datuk Suhaimi Abdullah, admitted yesterday more research had to be done to determine if consuming ganja through e-liquid posed a bigger health threat compared to conventional means.

To do this, he said, it must first be able to detect the target group through urine tests. 

“Currently, we are unaware if ganja consumed through vapes will cause someone to fail a urine drug test, hence the need for more research and information,” he said.

Suhaimi said the agency was not able to clamp down on errant vape users as vaping was beyond its jurisdiction. 

Sat
12
Dec

Ganja vapes cost RM80 a pop

KUALA LUMPUR: A syndicate selling vape liquid laced with ganja juice for RM80 per 15ml bottle has been smashed by police.

Seven people, including two couples and an engineering student, were nabbed after police raided the gang’s lairs in Banting, Ampang and Kelana Jaya.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the syndicate sold the vape liquids after mixing them with ganja from their mini drug laboratory in Bandar Mahkota, Banting.

“This syndicate liquefies the ganja and adds a few drops of the drugs into the vape juice.

“They take orders online and deliver to customers by courier,” he told a press conference in Bukit Aman yesterday.

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