• Economist magazine hails Uruguay for legalising cannabis and gay marriage

    Economist magazine hails Uruguay for legalising cannabis and gay marriage

    British magazine The Economist has chosen Uruguay as its country of the year. The title, explaining its decision (registration maybe required), praised the country’s “path-breaking reforms” that “might benefit the world”. Uruguay has passed a law to legalise and regulate the production, sale and consumption of cannabis. It also legalised gay marriage – a policy The Economist said had “increased the
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  • Medical marijuana sprouts in Israel

    Medical marijuana sprouts in Israel

      Mimi Peleg’s job is to teach people how to use pot—how long to inhale smoke or vapor, how to administer sublingual drops, or how to ration out a pot cookie. Peleg directs large-scale cannabis training for the Israeli government’s state-run, discreet, successful and expanding medical cannabis distribution center, MECHKAR. MECHKAR began as a tiny
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  • Israel To More Than Double The Amount Of Physicians Prescribing Medical Marijuana

    Israel To More Than Double The Amount Of Physicians Prescribing Medical Marijuana

    Likud MK Haim Katz, Chair of the Knesset Labor, Social Welfare and Health Committee, has announced that the number of physicians authorized to prescribe medical marijuana in Israel will more than double by the end of this year. Currently there are only 9 doctors allowed to prescribe cannabis to patients in Israel, resulting in over 11,000
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  • Where there’s smoke there’s fire: Israel’s medical marijuana debate heats up

    Where there’s smoke there’s fire: Israel’s medical marijuana debate heats up

    Medical marijuana buds being packaged in Israel. Debate over medical cannabis gains momentum as Knesset Health Committee approves 11 more doctors to prescribe drug; Health Minister German under attack. The debate over medical marijuana use in Israel has gained momentum in recent weeks, as evidenced by the vociferous attacks on Health Minister Yael German’s Facebook
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  • Son ran cannabis farm at his parents’ house

    Son ran cannabis farm at his parents’ house

    A MAN who ran a cannabis factory containing up to £75,000 worth of plants at his parents’ house was jailed for 16 months at Oxford Crown Court. Habeeb Marham, of Britannia Wharf, Britannia Road, Banbury, admitted production of Class B drugs and permitting the production of Class B drugs at the house in Middleton Road,
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  • Amsterdam Cannabis Cafes To Stay Open To All As Mayor Drops Tourist Drug Ban

    Amsterdam Cannabis Cafes To Stay Open To All As Mayor Drops Tourist Drug Ban

    A law that would have banned foreigners from using Amsterdam’s famous cannabis cafes has been dropped by the city’s mayor just mere months after the Netherlands first began enforcing the restriction. The tourist drug ban went into effect in three of the country’s southern provinces earlier this year and was due to expand to the rest of the country
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  • Cannabis factory raided in Farncombe

    Cannabis factory raided in Farncombe

    A CANNABIS factory in Farncombe was raided by police, who found 210 plants growing, after reports from suspicious neighbours. The rented house in Farncombe Street was empty at the time of the raid on August 10 and officers are searching for the tenants, a couple believed to be Vietnamese who have had the property since
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  • The Marijuana Trade In The Euro’s Birthplace

    The Marijuana Trade In The Euro’s Birthplace

    Maastricht, a town in the Netherlands, is known largely for two things. The treaty that created the euro was signed there. Marijuana is legal there, and it’s sold at “coffee shops” around town. This is the story of the troubled relationship between those two claims to fame. The single currency, along with all the other
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  • CARLISLE CANNABIS USER SPENDS £100 A DAY ON DRUG, COURT TOLD

    CARLISLE CANNABIS USER SPENDS £100 A DAY ON DRUG, COURT TOLD

    A man who claimed to have started smoking cannabis when he was just eight years old has told a court he now spends up to £100 a day on the drug. Until now Lee Maddison, 27, has insisted that, despite mental problems that could have been caused by it, cannabis wasn’t doing him any harm
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