Israeli and Swiss companies team up to breed better cannabis for patients

Cannabis plants tailored to specific ailments could be just around the corner.

A Swiss cannabis company has partnered with an Israeli genome analysis firm in order to create better varieties of cannabis for patients and consumers. Gene sequencing firm NRGene, based in Ness Ziona, Israel, announced the collaboration with Pure Cannabis Research AG of Zug, Switzerland in a press release on Tuesday.


Switzerland weighs relaxing marijuana ban

Switzerland, which permits low potency cannabis but bans most marijuana for recreational use, aims to allow pilot studies on ways to relax its laws, its government said on Wednesday.

It also proposed making it easier for people to access medical marijuana to treat conditions like multiple sclerosis or cancer.

Cannabis is now regularly used recreationally by about 200,000 people in Switzerland, the government said.

“Although current laws forbid its consumption and seek to punish it, this number is not declining,” the government said. “At the same time, the black market is flourishing, and the safety of consumers cannot be guaranteed due to a lack of quality control.”


Swiss supermarkets will soon begin selling cannabis, but there's a catch

The Swiss supermarket chain LIDL will soon begin selling cannabis, but there's a catch.


The country that pioneered "wellness" is adopting cannabis as a cure

For centuries, Switzerland has led the way when it comes to what we now call “wellness,” peddling the healing powers of crisp Alpine air, clear blue skies, and fine Swiss botanicals.


Switzerland is considering a trial program for Amsterdam-style cannabis cafés

The Swiss legislature is considering a bill that would allow Cannabis research as well as a trial program for Amsterdam-style cannabis cafés in the European country, writes Calvin Hughes.

The proposed trial would allow 1,000 people to purchase cannabis legally from government-approved establishments. The process would be evaluated and used as a base for any future cannabis legislation.


Marijuana compound is harmless and should be available, W.H.O says

A compound derived from marijuana has health benefits and should not be subject to government restrictions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

“Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions and that it “is not likely to be abused or create dependence as for other cannabinoids,” it added. 

The decision was not an endorsement of medical marijuana. 

Instead the global body’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence specifically examined the potential risks and benefits cannabidiol (CBD), a compound that is found in cannabis plant.


The Swiss cannabis farm aiming to supply 'legal weed' across Europe

In fields across Switzerland the harvest time for cannabis is coming to an end, and workers are distributing the crop to shops in France and Switzerland. Soon, the plants could be available across much of Europe.

The man behind the operation is 31-year-old Jonas Duclos, a former banker, and what he is doing is legal. His business, CBD420, sells BlueDream, a strain of hemp cultivated to ensure the level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, is low enough (0.2%) to be lawful in most European countries. The UK is one of the exceptions: any trace of THC is outlawed.


Could a legal quirk bring cannabis tourism to Switzerland?

Visitors to Switzerland are usually attracted by the promise of picturesque chalets and mountain hikes. But now they could have another, more unlikely, reason to pay a visit: cannabis.

A Swiss supermarket has become the first major chain in the world to start selling cannabis cigarettes. Coop Cooperative shoppers can now grab a pack of the cigarettes along with their artisan chocolate and Gruyère cheese.

“Heimat” cigarettes are said to offer a mellow high

“Heimat” cigarettes are said to offer a mellow high


Isodiol Report Stellar Sales Numbers With Zero Signs Of Slowing Down

The global cannabis industry continues to expand and this has created new opportunities for companies levered to this opportunity.

Over the last two years, we have learned a lot about the cannabis plant and the medical benefits associated with marijuana. During this time, a chemical compound found in the plant, Cannabidiol (CBD) has become one of the best known chemical compounds and this is primarily due to its medical benefits.

Isodiol: Capitalizing on Demand for Cannabis Products


KannaSwiss creates world's first legal hash

KÖLLIKEN, Switzerland, July 31, 2017

Buyers have already placed orders of over 400kg before official launch 

KannaSwiss has created the world's first legal hash. This hash only contains trace amounts of THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis), it does however contain CBD.

"I've been in the business for over 20 years and I have to say I'm speechless," claims Ivan Enderli, co-founder of KannaSwiss. "The flavor, overall look, and feel demands that it be smoked. This completely takes things to an entirely new level. I'm proud of this CBD Hash. In fact, I think it's amazing."


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