France

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.

Thu
16
Jul

Marijuana: yes in the US, not France

The American States, one by one, are decriminalizing or legalizing cannabis. France bans the holding of a debate on the same subject: the absence of influential lobbies in favor of legalizing and embarrassment of politicians on the subject perpetuate the status quo. Yet the French are the first consumers in Europe and the French state one of the most extravagant and ineffective in its fight against marijuana trafficking. The overall positive effects of the legalization of cannabis in the states of Washington and Colorado should initiate discussion in France.

Thu
16
Jul

Home Growing Flourishes in France, Europe's Cannabis Consumption Leader

While in Romania only 1.6% of the population consumes cannabis, in France 40.9% do so, more than in Denmark or Spain. And it’s no great mystery why: France, geographically, is a corridor for grass coming from North Africa and the rest of Europe. Moreover, home growing has recently increased considerably.

 

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction recently published its annual report on the Continent's most consumed substances, concluding that cannabis is a plant in high demand among Europeans, with 78.9 million people recognizing having consumed it.

Tue
14
Jul

Prices of Vices: How Much Will $20 U.S. Dollars Buy You Across the World, In Drugs?

Note the wide disparity of drug prices across the countries surveyed.

With the recent turn of economic events in Greece and China, it has become ever more apparent that we live in increasingly globalized world in which economies are inextricably linked.

This begged the question; are national drug economies linked in a similar manner?

In this informative video, BuzzFeed shows you how much coffee, cannabis, cigarettes, cocaine, whiskey, and heroin can you buy for $20 U.S. dollars around the world.

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