Switzerland

Tue
23
Jun

How cannabis becomes medicine

Chemist Markus Lüdi is Switzerland’s only producer of a natural tincture made from cannabis. In his laboratory in Burgdorf in canton Bern he demonstrates how a liquid drug can be produced from cannabis flowers. 

 

The cannabis contains around 5% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychotropic substance of the plant with therapeutic properties.

Mon
22
Jun

Switzerland’s youth have the second- highest cannabis consumption in the world, according to UNICEF

Since cannabis was effectively decriminalised two years ago, drug cultivation in Switzerland has soared. The country’s drug laws have swung between permissiveness and conservatism over the last two decades and the result is an ambiguous situation where possession of certain drugs – such as cannabis – is semi-decriminalised.

Thu
18
Jun

Cannabis Terpenes Offer Therapeutic Efficacy

Of the many active ingredients in cannabis, cannabinoids — the miracle molecules that deliver most of the medical efficacy of marijuana — aren’t the whole picture. Some cannabis consumers may be aware of terpenes, the cannabinoid-like chemicals that give herb such a pungent smell. What most don’t know is that terpenes also deliver therapeutic relief, just like their cousins the cannabinoids.

Thu
04
Jun

HSBC pays out ÂŁ28m over money-laundering claims

Geneva prosecutor agrees to close investigation into HSBC in return for the financial settlement

HSBC has been ordered to pay a record 40m Swiss francs (£28m) and been given a final warning by the Geneva authorities for “organisational deficiencies” which allowed money laundering to take place in the bank’s Swiss subsidiary.

The settlement means the Swiss will not prosecute HSBC or publish the findings of their investigation into alleged aggravated money laundering. But Geneva’s chief prosecutor, Olivier Jornot, cautioned that the bank was on notice, saying: “This is an excuse which will only apply once.”

Wed
03
Jun

Switzerland: Medicinal cannabis: Nation ready to open the door

The National Drug Council accepted a motion Tuesday to allow a drug made from cannabis flowers to relieve pain for people with certain diseases.

Switzerland could allow a drug made from cannabis flowers (cannabis flos) to relieve pain for people with multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS among others.

By 123 votes against 39, the National Council accepted the Tuesday, June 2  motion of Margrit Kessler (PVL / SG) requesting to study the issue.

In Switzerland, people suffering from chronic pain often prefer to obtain cannabis illegally as licensed therapies are expensive and complicated to obtain, stressed the Vert'libérale.

Mon
01
Jun

5 Studies that show Cannabis can treat Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can result in some of the most damaging and unbearable side effects possible. Injuries in this area of the body often result in a change, either temporary or permanent to normal motor or sensory function.

A fragile, spaghetti-like plethora of nerves surround the spinal cord, all of which are vital to the human body functioning regularly. When these nerves are compromised, pain, spasticity, depression and many other side effects often occur, leaving the victim in constant need for medical treatment.

Fri
15
May

Switzerland: Stop-cannabis.ch

Help and advice for cannabis users and their entourage

This site helps you in thinking about your cannabis use or that of those around you. You can also inform you about the risks and receive personalized recommendations. Forum, testimonials, test, Coach: so many aids to the point!

 
App Stop-cannabis-ch for Iphone / Android (Free)

This application helps you to quit smoking.
Developed by experts from the University of Geneva, it offers free personalized advice. After defining a profile, you will receive regular follow-up messages, as if a personal trainer accompanied you throughout your stop!

Fri
15
May

Switzerland: Stop-cannabis.ch

Help and advice for cannabis users and their entourage

This site helps you in thinking about your cannabis use or that of those around you. You can also inform you about the risks and receive personalized recommendations. Forum, testimonials, test, Coach: so many aids to the point!

 
App Stop-cannabis-ch for Iphone / Android (Free)

This application helps you to quit smoking.
Developed by experts from the University of Geneva, it offers free personalized advice. After defining a profile, you will receive regular follow-up messages, as if a personal trainer accompanied you throughout your stop!

Wed
13
May

This App Teaches How to Grow Cannabis

The idea of developing an app dedicated to marijuana growing has been thought up by the creators of ilovegrowingmarijuana.com: through that website, many people asked how to get a collection of articles in the form of an eBook, in order to read or consult it when and where they want.

Fri
01
May

Marijuana's magic bean men

The outlaw botanists who designed the marijuana Americans smoke and the money they didn't make doing it

Since almost everyone interviewed for this story is, or has been, a criminal, almost everyone long ago adopted pseudonyms. Some are no longer criminals, so don’t mind their real names being used. Some are no longer criminals, but still prefer to use their pseudonyms.

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