Spain

Sun
18
Oct

French police seize seven tonnes of cannabis in Paris

 

French police have seized more than seven tonnes of cannabis from three hired vans parked on a Paris street, France's largest haul in two years.

Customs officers found 7.1 tonnes of cannabis resin in the unoccupied vans in the affluent 16th district of the capital, the Finance Ministry, which oversees the customs service, said in a statement on Sunday.

A police source said the consignment had been transported from Morocco via Spain, a common route.

Fri
16
Oct

Marie Brizard to Launch ‘Daring’ Cannabis Vodka

The French drinks group, which recently changed its name from Belvedere, describes Shotka as a “premium” cannabis-flavoured vodka targeted towards “rebellious night-clubbing fans”.

First launched in Spain this summer in partnership with nightlife company Matinée Group, Shotka is said to have the “unique” taste of cannabis, without its narcotic effects.

Spanish actress Rossy de Palma promoted Shotka through a video teaser played at Matinée Group’s Circuit Festival, while 600 Shotka parties were held around the country.

The brand now plans to roll out acorss the US, Canada, Poland, Denmark, Bulgaria, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Georgia and Ukrains, as well as global travel retail.

Mon
12
Oct

Icelandic Ringleader of Major Marijuana Plantation

A 58-year-old Icelander is believed to be one of the ringleaders of a major marijuana plantation in Molina de Segura, Spain, RÚV reports. He rented a warehouse in which the drugs were produced. The facility produced at least ten tons of cannabis a month, valued at up to ISK 30 billion (USD 241 million, EUR 210 million).

Sat
10
Oct

Most sophisticated marijuana plantation in Europe busted in Molina de Segura

The Molina plantation was exporting ten tons of cannabis per month to Holland

Eight people have been arrested by the Guardia Civil in connection with a marijuana plantation in Molina de Segura which has been described by investigators as “the most sophisticated yet found in Europe”.

Fri
09
Oct

Post-Market Studies Confirm Sativex Helps in MS Spasticity

BARCELONA -- Multiple sclerosis patients taking the oromucosal cannabis-based spray called Sativex in routine practice to relieve spasticity are getting approximately the same degree of benefit expected from the product's formal trials, according to interim results from two observational studies from Italy reported here.

Modest but statistically significant improvement in spasticity scores (10-point Numerical Rating Scale, NRS) has been seen among 322 patients who added Sativex to standard anti-spasticity drugs and/or physical therapy, according to a group led by Maria Trojano, MD, of the University of Bari, whose ongoing study is called MOVE 2 and who reported data from the first 3 months after enrollment.

Fri
09
Oct

The other green belt

BY THE time police were called to look at “a few cannabis plants” in a wasteland in south-west London, the site played host to a forest five feet high and the area of a football pitch. Officers cordoned it off on September 25th, with what sounded almost like a touch of regret for the gardeners. “All their time, trouble and gardening skills”, said Sarah Henderson, a police constable, “will go unrewarded.”

It takes a lot for marijuana growers to attract police attention these days. In July four forces—Derbyshire, Dorset, Durham and Surrey—declared that they would henceforth respond only to tip-offs and “blatant” weed use. Many other forces have also scaled things down, albeit quietly, according to Steve Rolles of Transform, a drug-policy think-tank.

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.
 
Fri
18
Sep

Ten tons of cannabis almost sinks boat

A YACHT was so laden down with it's illegal cargo that it was on the verge of sinking when Spanish customs officers intercepted it.

The yacht was 27 miles south west of Almeria, when it was discovered by the customs officers, struggling to stay afloat.

As the officers boarded the vessel they found that the entire living area was jam packed with packages, which turned out to contain cannabis.

The boat, which was flying under the Dutch flag had three crew members, two men and one woman, who were promptly arrested and charged with smuggling and endangering public health.

A ministry spokesperson said “the drugs took up all the available space on the yacht, the hull was packed full with the packages and you could not see the cabin beds or floor.”

Fri
18
Sep

Orihuela marijuana farm discovered

Three arrested over plantation at their home

The National Police have dismantled a secret crop of marijuana in Orihuela, which had 375 plants, and arrested three men accused of a public health offence and electricity fraud.

The operation started when an off duty officer noticed two people violently tampering with the lock on the door of a house. When he asked what was going on, he noticed they seemed nervous considering one of them claimed to live there.

The police went about checking who owned the property and then noticed there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from inside and so applied for a search warrant.

Thu
17
Sep

UK Cannabis Decriminalisation – Why we must copy Spain

Spain’s cannabis decriminalisation shows how deluded and uneducated Cameron and the UK government really are! Why we should be following Spain’s legislation and face the many problems created by criminalisation and illegal cannabis in the UK?

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