Author: Ross Chalmers

  • South African producer sells all their stock a year in advance

    South African producer sells all their stock a year in advance

    The demand for medicinal cannabis from Europe and Australia has led a South African producer to sell all of its stock for next year in advance. SafriCanna is a South African based company that supplies the international market. They have signed sale deals with Germany and Australia. The company began building their facilities in Pretoria […]

  • Thai man spends 48 hours on roof in protest

    Thai man spends 48 hours on roof in protest

    A Thai man spent 48 hours on a roof after protesting against his family who wouldn’t allow him to smoke cannabis. The 42 year old man is known as Kantaphi and having been described by his wife as a “weed addict” she sent him to stay with his father in the Kantharalk district. The intent […]

  • UK blocks Bermuda cannabis legislation

    UK blocks Bermuda cannabis legislation

    In what may turn into a constitutional crisis the United Kingdom has blocked the government of Bermuda and their flagship legislation on the use and consumption of cannabis. Rena Lalgie the Governor has been instructed by the UK’s foreign secretary to refuse royal assent of the bill. David Burt who is the Premier of the […]

  • Should Cannabis fear becoming the new Oxycontin?

    Should Cannabis fear becoming the new Oxycontin?

    Oxycontin exploded onto the American market in the late 1990’s as a solution to not just major pain but mild pain. Since then the US has undergone one of the biggest medical crises in it’s history. Now that the dangers of Oxycontin are known and the money pharmaceutical companies begins to dry up is cannabis […]

  • More Americans smoke cannabis than cigarettes

    More Americans smoke cannabis than cigarettes

    More Americans smoke cannabis than they do cigarettes according to the latest poll conducted by Gallup. The numbers are also the highest that Gallup has ever recorded for cannabis use. Of the adults how took the poll 16% said that they were currently smokers of cannabis. Nearly half of those polled said that they had […]

  • CBD facing Kratom competition

    CBD facing Kratom competition

    CBD is facing increasing competition from Kratom, a drug that originated in Southeast Asia and has been used for centuries. Kratom is a herbal drug that is either chewed, taken via a capsule or can be added to tea for users to drink. In small doses Kratom can behave as a stimulant but in higher […]

  • Singapore Olympic star banned due to cannabis

    Singapore Olympic star banned due to cannabis

    Joseph Schooling, winner of the first Olympic gold medal for Singapore has been banned from competing after admitting that he took cannabis when he was visiting Vietnam in May. The swimmer became a national hero after winning the country’s first ever gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Singapore, a nation known for their […]

  • Thailand struggling with cannabis laws

    Thailand struggling with cannabis laws

    In what has been termed the dope wars by local media the rules surrounding cannabis within Thailand are far from organised. After being removed from the narcotics list in the nation and thereby becoming decriminalised but the lack of certainty around the laws are leaving businesses in limbo. Further laws and regulation are currently being […]

  • UK grandma grows £500,000 worth of cannabis but avoids prison

    UK grandma grows £500,000 worth of cannabis but avoids prison

    A grandma from the seaside town of Newquay in the south west coast of the UK has been caught after producing £500,000 worth of cannabis. The 71 year old grandma Linda Beck claimed that the cannabis plants were for horse bedding. She was found to have a 120 foot tunnel with water and an electric […]

  • When will Germany legalise cannabis?

    When will Germany legalise cannabis?

    After their most recent elections Germany entered a three way coalition to form a government. One of the key aspects of the negotiation was for the Free Democrats party to join the coalition upon the promise of cannabis legislation. Yet despite the talk Germany is yet to legalise cannabis. Within Europe, Malta remains the only […]