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Fri
09
Oct

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Market Value to Reach $20 Billion by 2024, says GlobalData

The value of the multiple sclerosis therapeutics market will rise slowly from $17.2 billion in 2014 to approximately $20 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.5 percent, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
 
The company’s latest report* states that this growth, which will occur across the ten major markets of the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Japan, Canada, China and India, will primarily be driven by the continued uptake of premium products and an increase in treatment rates as a result of the availability of novel alternatives.
 
Thu
27
Aug

Drug dealer caught handing out flyers

A DRUG dealer has been arrested after passing around flyers advertising his wares – and including a sample of cannabis along with his forename and mobile number.

Using adverts typically seen in supermarket flyers, the 31-year-old man was attempting to boost trade and attract new customers in the Tonkin district of the Lyon suburb Villeurbanne.

His flyer even offered “Home delivery from €100” and included some cannabis resin stuck on with sellotape.

But his enterprising efforts were brought up short when one of the people who was given his advertising leaflet – a 50-year-old man leaving a hotel - promptly handed it to police.

Wed
26
Aug

Maps reveal how much drink and drugs countries really indulge in

You may imagine that with its liberal laws and Amsterdam’s cannabis coffee shops, the Netherlands would top a poll of cannabis use. But a series of maps has revealed that in fact Iceland smokes the most weed - with the Netherlands not even making the top five. The US tops the chart for prescription drug abuse as well as cocaine, while Norway consumes the most alcohol.

Sun
09
Aug

Cannabis: the limited health consequences

A US study suggests that marijuana use in adolescence does not cause health problems in adulthood. The work, however, have many limitations.

Cannabis is the subject of intense debate in many countries, including France. The question of legalization is at the heart of these. For several years in the US, states like Colorado, Alaska, Washington and Oregon in July, allow the recreational use of marijuana. However, numerous scientific studies have demonstrated the short and long term effects of this "soft drug" on health. But today, a study published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors newspaper calls them into question.

Sat
08
Aug

Even legal, marijuana can be loaded with pesticides

One might think that the legalization of marijuana allows smokers (whether in a medical or recreational setting) to be safe and harmless. Well no, reports Wired site. Because even when the grass is legal, nobody knows if it has been sprayed with pesticides. Annoying when joints are smoked by sick people for therapeutic purposes ...

Indeed, cultivating cannabis plants is not the most obvious. It is appropriate for it to get rid of pests. Farmers are turning to pesticides. And that's where the trouble begins. First, be aware that in the US the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot report what pesticides are authorized or which ones are allowed for the cultivation of marijuana. Because growing marijuana is not legal at the federal level but only in a few states.

Thu
06
Aug

Martinique: the amazing journey of 400 kg of cannabis Norman

A cannabis resin seized on Monday made port in the Caribbean, on a container ship came from Havre, highlights some new practices of "commercial" traffickers.

Thu
06
Aug

Researchers Find Connection Between Extreme Sports and Pot

Researchers in Marseilles, France have substantiated what we all suspected, cannabis use is strongly associated with the so-called sliding sports: surfing, windsurfing, skiing, sailing and of course, snowboarding. A lot of athletes that practice these sports may do it for the thrill, and cannabis can complement this feeling while simultaneously helping athletes focus.

Mon
27
Jul

French police seize 6 tonnes of cannabis in drug bust - Yahoo News UK

French police discovered nearly six tonnes of cannabis resin, known as hashish, in a villa in the southern city of Marseille and arrested three men, the interior ministry said Monday.

The drug bust came after months of investigation and is one of the biggest seizures of cannabis in France in recent years.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that police had tracked the three men believed to be involved in a vast drug trafficking network to Marseille and the nearby town of Vitrolles on Sunday.

They found 5.6 tonnes of hashish in a villa and another 150 kilos of the drug in a car.

Cazeneuve, who will visit Marseille later Monday, congratulated officers on their "major success".

Thu
23
Jul

Youth in the South of France consume more cannabis than others

A study scrutinizes the young consumer habits of 17 year olds on alcohol, tobacco and cannabis.

Young in the South of France consume more cannabis than those in the North. That at least is what emerges from a study released Wednesday by the French Observatory of Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT). To reach these conclusions, a survey was conducted among 23,201 adolescents in March 2014. It shows that 9.2% of these young people have regular cannabis use.

Fri
17
Jul

Women entrepreneurs 'the largest emerging market in the world'

Women could create millions of jobs if the companies they founded grew at the same pace as men's.

Tapping into this huge economic resource was the subject of a conference in Berlin, where attendees discussed what barriers women face around the world and what could be done to overcome them.

If women’s businesses flourished at the same rate as men’s, they would spark 15 million jobs in the United States, 74 million jobs in China, and 1.9 million jobs in France, according to the Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard, which is research sponsored by Dell that crunches data from groups such as the World Bank and the United Nations.

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