Germany

Wed
13
May

Berlin's Increasingly Unhappy Relationship With Marijuana

The discovery of 700 marijuana plants is just the latest in an ongoing saga in and around Kreuzberg’s Görlitzer Park.

There’s something special about the illegal Berlin cannabis plantation uncovered Monday. The 700 plants the city’s police just discovered were not hidden away in some attic, but growing outside at one of the busiest intersections in all of Berlin.

Police discovered the young plants—already reaching up to 15 inches high—on a green patch at Kottbusser Tor in the Kreuzberg neighborhood. Hiding in plain sight (though apparently not that well), they were growing next to a packed subway station, apparently overlooked by both a daily market and an ever-present crowd of street drinkers.

Wed
13
May

Pot's Dark Side: Delusions, Psychotic Symptoms

Smoking marijuana can lead to more than a euphoric high, and has been linked to long-lasting delusions, mouth swelling and several other surprising effects, according to a new review of research on the recreational use of the drug.

"All recreational users should be aware of potential undesired acute cannabinoid effects," or the effects of being high on pot, study author Dr. Eva Hoch, of the department of addictive behavior and addiction medicine at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, told Live Science. The type and severity of these effects depend on many factors, such as the composition of the cannabis, how often someone uses marijuana, the user's disposition and how much they smoke, Hoch said.

Mon
11
May

700 cannabis plants found growing next to Berlin subway station

 

BERLIN — It wasn’t the world’s best-hidden marijuana plantation.

Berlin police say they were were called to a subway station Monday morning by a street cleaner who reported finding “numerous small plants that seemed suspicious to him.”

Officers found 700 small cannabis plants growing among weeds on a traffic island outside the Kottbusser Tor station in the capital’s Kreuzberg district. They pulled up the plants.

It wasn’t immediately clear who planted the cannabis but police are investigating.

Fri
08
May

Anmathe receives General importeur and wholesalers status for the product Accuvape.net

Buchkirchen, 04/05/2015. The Anmathe Beteiligungs AG has been able to reach an agreement with the US company Quality Products Distribution LLC (short QPD). QPD develops and manufactures under the brand label Accuvape (www.accuvape.net) very successful vaporizers and associated products that are increasingly common in the United States. In these devices active compound concentrates are vaporized and so there is unanimous opinionthey represent a healthier alternative to the traditional smoking.

Fri
08
May

The Global Marijuana March Continues in Various Cities Around the World

Worldwide the "Global Marijuana March" traditionally takes place on the first Saturday in May, but many cities have events going on all month long. Here's a rundown.

May 9th

Germany

On Saturday, 05/09/2015, on the hill is the Germany-wide "Hanftag" held as part of the Global Marijuana March.

Hanfttag in Central Park
Because the march this year so close to the May 1 holiday, the organizers of hemp day in some of the 27 participating German cities, including Hamburg, opted for a different date. But not only the date has changed this year, but also the venue: This year does not find the international Hanftag in Schanzenpark but the Beach Club Central Park instead.

Mon
04
May

Germans mark a milestone in the fight to legalize marijuana

Meanwhile tough new policy orders policemen to detain all users and dealers caught in known drug-dealing park

Imagine this: a young man walks into a coffee shop, shows his ID and ask to buy five grams of cannabis. No one calls the police. Instead, the clerk answers with a smile: "No problem! But before you pay, why don't you follow me to the next room? Let's chat about the possible consequences of drug use." Simple, safe and educational - many see this as the future of drug deals in Germany.

Yet the road to legalization is still paved with obstacles, even in party-loving Berlin.

Sat
02
May

Was it because of the marijuana-Cloud?

BERLIN - They seemed euphoric, left at the same time, seemed to come to new insights. The Kreuzberg "MyFest" was on May 1 under a thick cloud of marijuana.

No corner, no road without the sweet grass smell, many of the 40,000 people seemed intoxicated. Is that the reason why the violence faded into the background?

Interior Senator Frank Henkel (CDU): "That was numerically the most peaceful May 1 there has been since the start of the riots in 1987."

45 arrests, 41 of the 6,554 police officers deployed injured slightly, but all remained on duty. Only a few stones and bottles thrown at officers during the "Revolutionary May 1st demonstration".

Henkel: "The spark is not jumping. The dominance of violence be broken. "

Sat
02
May

Cannabis-friends Wander Through Stuttgart

For the"Global Marijuana March" about 400 cannabis-followers met in Stuttgart and to be in favour of the legalization of marijuana through the city.

Stuttgart / Heidelberg - for the legalization of marijuana hundreds in Stuttgart, Heidelberg and TĂĽbingen have taken to the streets on Saturday. Even in the US, where the "Global Marijuana March" in 1999 originated, events were planned in many large cities. Cannabis products are illicit drugs in Germany. Possession, cultivation and trade are prohibited. The Green Youth advocates at the federal level for the legalization of cannabis.

Fri
01
May

High prescription? DRUGS IN MEDICINE

From so-called drugs, there is usually only negative to report. The thoroughly existing medical potential of psychoactive substances is therefore often not perceived or further explored. Apart from cannabis currently but also substances such as LSD and Ketamine again get  more attention in medical research. How narrow is the line between drug and drug? Which medical potentials are currently being explored? And what are the risks?

Cannabis on prescription?

Fri
01
May

Germany: For a legal grass smoking walk on the road

The umbrella organization of cannabis friends has trouble with the police in the southwest, this would be targeted pot smoking. On May 2 the "Global Marijuana March 2015"  in Stuttgart, Heidelberg and Tübingen will demonstrate for the legalization of pot.

Heidelberg / Berlin - The police in southern Germany from the perspective of the German Hemp Association were particularly hard against cannabis users before. "In Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, for example, stations are much more targeted with control people that look for potheads," said an association spokesman in Berlin the German Press Agency. "Many people here see this as very vexatious." The anger of the pothead is nationwide, it is largest in Bavaria, closely followed by Baden-Württemberg.

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