Sweden

Mon
27
Jul

Snoop Dogg: I was racially profiled by Swedish police

Snoop Dogg has accused Swedish police of racial profiling after he was stopped and briefly detained in the town of Uppsala on suspicion of possessing marijuana. He told Swedish fans he would “never be back to your country, it’s been real”.

Police pulled over the rapper’s vehicle on Saturday because he “seemed to be under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested and taken to the police station to take a urine test,” according to a police spokesman. He was released after a urine test, whose results are not yet known.

Sun
26
Jul

Swedish police question Snoop Dogg for suspected drug use

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say they briefly held U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg on suspicion of drug use after he performed a concert near Stockholm.

National police spokesman Fredrik Wallen says a police patrol in the city of Uppsala, north of the capital, stopped a car in which Snoop Dog was a passenger on Saturday evening after the concert. Police questioned him at a local police station and tested him for suspected drug use.

Wallen said Sunday the rapper was later released and was free to leave the country. Test results would not be available for "some time," he said.

He declined to give further details.

 

 

Sat
18
Jul

Heliospectra’s LX601C LED Grow Lights and American Cannabis Consulting Services Chosen for Massive Las Vegas Commercial Cultivation Facility

(GÖTEBORG, Sweden/SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 16, 2015) – Heliospectra, a world leader in intelligent lighting technologies for plant research and greenhouse cultivation, and American Cannabis Company, Inc., a full-service cannabis industry consultant and provider of proprietary and preferred products, have successfully sold one of the largest LED cultivation installations in the world to a Las Vegas,NV cannabis licensee.

Thu
16
Jul

Two jailed for cannabis farm at Swedish school

Eight months after 570 cannabis plants were discovered at a disused school in Lysekil in western Sweden, two men have been sent to prison.

 

The men are the first to face jail since a series of raids on potential drug farms in Sweden and Denmark over the winter.

 

One was sentenced to three years in prison, with the second suspect jailed for two and a half years.

 

Gothenburg District Court heard that the pair had helped cultivate the plants at a factory inside an old school. 

 

According to regional newspaper GT, the 570 plants were found by police when they searched the property on December 2nd in 2014, enough to produce around 31 kilograms of marijuana.

 

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.

Thu
02
Jul

Dixie Brands, Inc., Heliospectra AB & AmericanCannabis Engage in Three Party Cannabis Cultivation Alliance

(Denver, CO/GÖTEBORG, Sweden/SAN FRANCISCO, CA: June 30, 2015) Dixie Brands, Inc. (Dixie) the most trusted source for innovative, safe, effective and delicious cannabis products has tapped American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ), a full-service cannabis industry consultant and provider of proprietary and preferred products, for management of their new cultivation facility which will feature energy efficient lighting technology from Heliospectra AB (OTCQB: HLSPY, FIRSTNORTH: HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technologies for plant research and greenhouse cultivation.

Wed
10
Jun

Study finds risk of committing a homicide associated with opiate and anti-inflammatory painkillers

Finnish-Swedish study analyzes link between psychotropic drugs and homicide risk.

A study analysing the Finnish homicide and prescription drug databases discovered that the use of certain drugs that affect the central nervous system are associated with an increased risk of committing a homicide. The greatest risk was associated with the use of painkillers and tranquillizing benzodiazepines, while anti-depressants were linked only to a slightly elevated risk. The study is the first one of its kind in the world.

Professor Jari Tiihonen's research group analysed the use of prescription drugs of 959 persons convicted of a homicide.

Sun
07
Jun

Study Finds Europeans Love to Get High — And Their Drugs Are Stronger and Purer Than Ever

The purity and potency of illegal drugs is Europe is on the rise, according to a new report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). In its annual analysis of European drug trends, the EMCDDA also found that heroin use was in decline, that London's sewers had the highest concentration of cocaine among all European capitals, and that two new psychoactive substances hit the market every week.

Mon
18
May

Legal Marijuana Cultivation Is Driving A Technology 'Revolution' In Industrial Agriculture

Deep within a cedar forest in British Columbia, Dan Sutton is building what he hopes will be the most energy-efficient, high-technology greenhouse for growing cannabis. Spurred by the booming market for medical marijuana, he and a group of biologists and engineers have experimented for almost three years with digital sensors, lighting arrays, software programs and ventilators to design a greenhouse system with the lowest energy costs and highest crop yields.

“We said, ‘Let’s assume everything that’s ever been done in cannabis cultivation is wrong, and we have to build from the ground up,’” said Sutton, the 28-year-old managing director of Tantalus Labs in Vancouver.  “We have this broad realm of science that no one has been able to previously explore.”

Fri
24
Apr

EU Cannabis: when prohibition does not equal lower consumption

In Europe, the legislation varied from one country to another. And the most stringent laws do not necessarily produce the best effects.

According to the French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT), nearly one in two French smoked cannabis. However, France has one of the toughest laws on drug use, even so-called "soft" drugs. In Europe, laws differ. On one hand the countries that decriminalize, are tolerant, do not condemn. And conversely those which are very severe. Scientific studies are struggling to establish links between the laws in force and the actual consumption of drugs. If consumption is sometimes tolerated in different forms, the sale and cultivation of cannabis are of course mostly misdemeanors.

Countries that tolerate

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