Category: News

  • New York governor hints at legalisation for 2020

    New York governor hints at legalisation for 2020

    As 2020 gets up to full speed, it would appear the New Year has heralded a new approach from New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who has shed light on his view of cannabis legalisation in a recent public speech. The divisive governor discussed how 2020 will be a “challenging year” while stating that the legalisation […]

  • Testing lab shut down over contaminated weed

    Testing lab shut down over contaminated weed

    A cannabis testing lab in Las Vegas has been shut down after it approved products with unacceptable levels of mould, yeast, bacteria and fungus. Cannex Nevada, an independent marijuana testing facility in Las Vegas has been closed effective immediately pending review of its lab practices, announced the State of Nevada Department of Taxation. The Department […]

  • ‘All this silliness’ – UK cannabis chocolate bar case dropped

    ‘All this silliness’ – UK cannabis chocolate bar case dropped

    A couple who faced drug charges over cannabis-laced chocolate bars have had the case against them dropped. Prosecutors said they would offer no evidence against Lezley and Mark Gibson, both 55, from Carlisle. Lezley Gibson’s counsel said Lezley used the drug relieve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. The pair had denied three charges relating to […]

  • Supreme Court changes cannabis rules in Italy

    Supreme Court changes  cannabis rules in Italy

    Confusion has swept across Italy as the nation’s Supreme Court ruled that growing cannabis for personal consumption is now legal – a direct contradiction to a law that was introduced in the 1990s. The landmark ruling came after a case involving an Italian man who was being prosecuted for having two cannabis plants in his […]

  • Illinois rakes in millions on first day of legal marijuana sales

    Illinois rakes in millions on first day of legal marijuana sales

    The US state of Illinois celebrated its first day of legal recreational cannabis sales with a massive $3.2 million going through the checkouts of 37 dispensaries. A little more than 77,000 transactions took place in 24 hours, according to Toi Hutchinson – senior advisor to Governor JB Pritzker on cannabis control. “The amazing thing about […]

  • Cannabis edibles hospitalise group of young school kids

    Cannabis edibles hospitalise group of young school kids

    The dangers of drugs are being reminded across schools in the UK for the start of 2020 after six 14-year-old students fell ill through eating cakes laced with cannabis last week. One pupil, who has now been permanently excluded, brought the cakes to school on a Friday before all six students were admitted to hospital […]

  • Oregon bans cannabis-infused drinks

    Oregon bans cannabis-infused drinks

    Oregon authorities have slapped a state-wide ban on the sale of drinks containing marijuana. Salem lawmakers will be introducing a new ruling from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) on January 1 to declare that beer and other alcohol beverages cannot contain any cannabis derivatives. The agency has said it has taken the move in […]

  • The US could legalise cannabis before Mexico

    The US could legalise cannabis before Mexico

    Against all the odds, the US could potentially beat Mexico in the race to legalise marijuana. Mexico should have passed legislation on October 31 that would have decriminalised cannabis for recreational use. However, some dithering from the government has seen lawmakers spectacularly overshoot a deadline set by the Supreme Court in 2018 to have the […]

  • Enzo Amore lifts lid on extent of cannabis use within WWE

    Enzo Amore lifts lid on extent of cannabis use within WWE

    Professional wrestler Enzo Amore has revealed that “half of WWE stars smoke cannabis” during a revealing interview on Talk Is Jericho. The 32-year-old was famously fired from the WWE in 2018 under controversial circumstances, with allegations of sexual assault abruptly ending his short career. On the topic of cannabis use within the WWE, Amore revealed […]

  • High emergency: Crooks fake ambulance mercy dash to smuggle weed

    High emergency: Crooks fake ambulance mercy dash to smuggle weed

    Cannabis smugglers used an ambulance and faked a medical emergency to smuggle 40kg of the drug past a security checkpoint. Cops at Kondagaon in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh said the four men posed as paramedics, a patient and a driver in an attempt to avoid scrutiny from officers. Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) Kapil Chandra […]