Category: News

  • Thai citizens concerned about marijuana legislation

    Thai citizens concerned about marijuana legislation

    A recent poll ran by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University in Thailand has shown that there is concern amongst citizens about the new marijuana legislation that has come into force. Once a country with strict narcotic laws, Thailand has effectively decriminalised marijuana. The Thai government introduced the new regulations in an effort to boost agriculture […]

  • Give prisoners cannabis, says police chief

    Give prisoners cannabis, says police chief

    CANNABIS should be given to prisoners to help them deal with addiction and curb violence in prisons, a top police commissioner has recommended. Arfan Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for North Wales, is now urging the government to look at trialling the scheme to see if it could have a positive effect on the […]

  • New Zealand rejects cannabis legalisation

    New Zealand rejects cannabis legalisation

    NEW Zealand has voted against the legalisation of cannabis in what will be remembered as one of the tightest referendums in the country’s history. According to figures released by the New Zealand Electoral Commission today, 50.7% of voters said ‘no’ to marijuana, while 49.4% of Kiwis had backed the call for legalisation. It had already […]

  • Deadline looms for Mexico cannabis legislation

    Deadline looms for Mexico cannabis legislation

    THE farcical fallout of Mexico’s repeated inability to agree on legislation over its marijuana laws has seen the country’s lawmakers facing just two months to settle disputes before its latest deadline. The country’s leaders have spent almost two years toing-and-froing as they dither over setting the legalisation of cannabis into Mexico’s constitution. Senators scrapped criminal […]

  • French resistance fights to block legalisation of cannabis

    French resistance fights to block legalisation of cannabis

    LEGALISATION of cannabis in France has hit a stumbling block after a group of ministers vowed to put up fierce resistance to proposals that would make marijuana legal. Senators representing Le Républicains jointly published an open letter this week, attacking fresh proposals to relax drugs laws that would allow citizens to cultivate and use marijuana. […]

  • Brazil aims to legalise cannabis

    Brazil aims to legalise cannabis

    BRAZIL’S beleaguered government is looking to reignite its ailing economy by giving the green light to the cultivation of medicinal cannabis. The South American giant is currently fast-tracking legislation to allow its massive agriculture industry to move into hemp production and cannabis plantations. Despite a huge economy that dominates several of the world’s commodities markets, […]

  • Cannabis might just save global bee populations

    Cannabis might just save global bee populations

    Cannabis crops are proving beneficial to declining bee populations, scientists have discovered. Researchers from New York state have found very large numbers of 16 different species of bee thriving among the recently-planted crops. Global bee populations have been in serious decline over the past 20 years, with the finger of blame pointing largely towards modern […]

  • Sentence of Brit caught smuggling CBD into Dubai upheld

    Sentence of Brit caught smuggling CBD into Dubai upheld

    A British woman caught smuggling 4.4kg of CBD oil at Dubai International Airport has had her 10-year sentence upheld. The unnamed 31-year-old was arrested with 307 e-cigarette pods with CBD, as well as 1.4 grams of cocaine, in April. She was sentenced to 10 years, a Dh50,000 fine ($13,600), and deportation after her stint in […]

  • US Congress discuss lifting federal restrictions

    US Congress discuss lifting federal restrictions

    The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce has begun to investigate how to research and regulate the rapidly emerging cannabis industry. Talks of removing the federal ban on cannabis in addition to expanding research on the potential medicinal benefits are being carried out. The United States has suffered with rigorous cannabis laws on a […]

  • US-Canada border seizures jump after legalisation

    US-Canada border seizures jump after legalisation

    Cannabis seizures at the US’ northern border have spiked after Canada legalised recreational cannabis in October 2018. Figures from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show American officers seized 2,214kg of weed from travellers entering the US between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019. Just 1,259kg was seized over the same period year-on-year […]