Sweden

Fri
25
Nov

Heliospectra Named Marijuana Industry Technology Leader

Heliospectra AB, a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for controlled environments horticulture, announced today that the company was recognized as the Industry Leader in Lighting Technology award winner at 

Mon
11
Jul

Swedish Cannabis Cultivation Hits a High

Cannabis cultivation in Sweden has increased exponentially in recent years, to the degree that some parts of the country are now becoming self-sufficient, according to a report from radio station P1.

While in the past, Sweden imported the majority of the cannabis sold in the country from places like Afghanistan and Morocco, in recent years there has been a shift.

According to P1, the growth in home cultivation of the drug has made some parts of Sweden self-sufficient, and provided competition for imported Moroccan hashish in particular.

Fri
18
Mar

Friday Funny: Trapped in Ikea


Ylvis, the infamous comedy duo responsible for the "What Does the Fox Say" phenomenon, also do a candid prank show. Here they are tricking people into thinking they're stuck in an Ikea show room. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Tue
12
Jan

Heliospectra to Present at the Viridian Cannabis Investor Symposium in New York City

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2016) -Heliospectra AB (OTCQB: HLSPY) (FIRSTNORTH:HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for plant research and greenhouse cultivation, is pleased to announce that it has been invited to present at the Viridian Cannabis Investor Symposium in New York City on January 13, 2016.

Mon
23
Nov

Nine out of ten Swedes favour illicit drugs ban

An overwhelming majority of Swedes think illicit drugs should remain banned, despite the legalization of narcotics being the subject of heated debate in recent years, a fresh poll has suggested.

A whopping 91 percent of respondents told major pollsters Sifo that they think consumption of narcotics should remain illegal. Seven percent opted against a ban and three percent said they did not know.

Stockholmers were significantly more in favour of legalizing illicit drugs, the poll suggested. No more than 82 percent of those living in the Swedish capital region said they supported an outright ban.

Sun
08
Nov

Swedish drug rules violate human rights

Sweden's drug policies have come in for harsh criticism from the UN. Effective treatments against drug abuse, such as needle exchange programmes, are offered in only a few parts of the country, a new report says.

Sweden has one of the EU's most restrictive drug policies, with zero tolerance for drug use and possession. At the same time, the rate of drug-induced deaths is among the highest in the union, and they are on the rise.

Wed
23
Sep
Fri
28
Aug

Swedish man acquitted in court for growing medical marijuana

Yesterday was a historical day for all of us who want to see medical cannabis reintroduced as a legal available medicine in Sweden. 
Andreas Thörn, 36, from the city of Västerås was (to his delight and big surprise) acquitted in the lower District Court of Västmanland for growing his own medical marijuana at home.

The “crime” he committed was growing and using cannabis to ease his pain, which he contracted some 20 years ago in a motorcycle accident. Ever since then he has been in a wheelchair. Cannabis seems to be the only medicine that works in this case.

Thu
27
Aug

Sweden: District court frees man for using marijuana to ease pain

The district court in Västmanland voted Thursday to free a man for growing and using marijuana. The man is partly paralysed and suffers from chronic pain and used the drug to ease the pain, Swedish Radio's local channel in Västmanland reports. 

The man suffered an accident that left him partially paralysed 20 years ago and has been on different kinds of painkillers ever since. He claims that cannabis is the only thing that has actually worked, and has told reporters that he never once thought about the consequences because 'no criminal sentence could be worse than the pain he has to endure'.

Wed
05
Aug

Swedish 'cannabis fika' lands guests in hospital

What was supposed to be a friendly Swedish-style 'fika' turned into drama when a man poisoned his two guests with a chocolate mud cake laced with cannabis.

If you have Swedish friends, you have probably one time or another been invited over to someone's house for a traditional 'fika'. This usually involves things like coffee and cake. It usually does not include drugs.

But a 25-year-old in the Södervärn area of Malmö, southern Sweden, is now being investigated by police after he served a cake seasoned with the drug to his two friends, a 55-year-old woman, and a 45-year-old man.

On Tuesday evening police received a call from the hospital from the confused male guest saying that he had been poisoned.

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