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  • Canada ready to overturn possession convictions

    Canada ready to overturn possession convictions

    Anyone with a cannabis possession conviction in Canada can now apply to have it overturned, free of charge. The country’s federal justice minister yesterday declared that simple convictions could be put through fast-track pardons as part of Bill C-93 with immediate effect. The landmark bill created a slew of new laws which allow people who […]

  • Marijuana decriminalised in New York

    Marijuana decriminalised in New York

    New York state governor Andrew Cuomo’s desire for full legalisation of cannabis took a step closer this week as marijuana use was decriminalised. It means possession of small amounts of weed – punishable by imprisonment until Monday – will now be subject to discretionary fines. The state has been slowly chipping away at strict marijuana […]

  • Charlotte’s Web strikes deal with major supermarket chain

    Charlotte’s Web strikes deal with major supermarket chain

    Leading hemp CBD extracts supplier Charlotte’s Web has announced US retail giant Kroger has begun carrying its products throughout the US. Charlotte’s Web hopes to roll out its products to a total of 1,350 store locations in 22 states. A company press release claims it is the largest distribution ever through a single retailer. Kroger stores that will carry CBD […]

  • Growing investment: Coke billionaire launches cannabis cryptocurrency

    Growing investment: Coke billionaire launches cannabis cryptocurrency

    Greek billionaire Alkiviades David has launched a cannabis bank and cryptocurrency. The heir and his Swiss-based consortium are behind the Swissx Bank of Cannabis. The aim is to help facilitate legal cannabis sales across the globe. David’s family business is the Leventis-David group, which has a major stake in Coca-Cola Hellenic bottling plants operating across […]

  • DOPES! Dumb anti-drug vigilantes smash up CBD shop

    DOPES! Dumb anti-drug vigilantes smash up CBD shop

    A CBD store in Blackpool was vandalised by anti-drug campaigners over the weekend – despite the fact it sells legal food supplements. The vandals smashed the window of No.1 CBD LTD, super-glued the lock, and spray-painted ‘STOP DRUGS’ across the front. Manager Joanne Thompson, 52, discovered the crime on Saturday morning. Her theory is anti-drug […]

  • NYC lawmakers to ease off parents who use cannabis

    NYC lawmakers to ease off parents who use cannabis

    New York City Council has signalled its intention to relax marijuana laws by pushing through a raft of new legislation focused around cannabis. The authority gave the green light to two resolutions last week as part of a package of related changes to local legislation in anticipation of a global sea change in attitude toward […]

  • Pastor gifts ministry to ex porn star to focus on weed

    Pastor gifts ministry to ex porn star to focus on weed

    A pastor who founded a church that treats porn addiction and helps performers leave the industry is handing over the reins to a former porn star so he can sell and promote cannabis to Christians. Craig Gross, the founder of XXXchurch in Pasadena, California, is leaving the ministry in the hands of former porn star Brittni De […]

  • Ohio governor AGAINST legalisation

    Ohio governor AGAINST legalisation

    Marijuana legalisation across Ohio has suffered a set-back at the hands of the state’s governor. Republican Mike DeWine has declared himself fully against relaxing the laws of recreational cannabis – just days after Cincinnati City Council voted to tear up criminal laws for possession of up to 100 grams. “I don’t think it’s a great […]

  • Drug use ‘less likely’ after legalisation, study finds

    Drug use ‘less likely’ after legalisation, study finds

    Scientists working on a new study of cannabis say early evidence from their research suggests teenagers would be less likely to use the drug in places where it has been legalised. Researchers from Montana State University analysed a raft of health surveys from 1993 to 2017 taken on high school pupils. Early results show that […]

  • Archaeologists discover 2,500-year-old cannabis use

    Archaeologists discover 2,500-year-old cannabis use

    The earliest evidence of humans using cannabis for recreational purposes has been discovered in Western China. Archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be an example of ‘hotboxing’ at an ancient, high-altitude settlement in Jirzankal on the Pamir Plateua. Hotboxing, in this case, was the practice of placing cannabis leaves on hot stones straight from […]