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Fri
04
Jul

'For our love of dagga we go to court'

The "Dagga Couple" Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs fight for legislation of recreational use. (Delwyn Verasamy)

The media dubbed them the “Dagga Couple”, but Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs have made the name their own, proudly carrying on a campaign to have the recreational use of dagga legalised in South Africa.

Nomenclature is important to them. They’re not fighting for marijuana (“Americanism”, says Jules) or hemp (“industrial cannabis”) or medical marijuana (“it confuses the real value of the plant”) or dope (“a 1950s propaganda word”), but dagga, cannabis or zol (“good local names for a great local plant”).

Thu
03
Jul

Investing in marijuana: Pipe dreams or path to profits?

Marijuana sales are spreading across the nation thanks to the growing legalization of the drug. Now a new financial firm, KindBanking, wants to be the financial backbone for the hemp and cannabis industry.

"Think of us as the GE Capital of this under-served, but potential multi-billion dollar industry," said KindBanking's founder and CEO David Dinenberg.

Wed
02
Jul

Vaping vs. Smoking Pot: Which is Better For You?

New York is the next US state set to legalize medical marijuana, but you may not be able to smoke it! Only certain methods of intake, like vaporizing, will be legalized. Tara breaks down the difference between vaping and smoking weed. 

Wed
02
Jul

Vaping vs. Smoking Pot: Which is Better For You?

New York is the next US state set to legalize medical marijuana, but you may not be able to smoke it! Only certain methods of intake, like vaporizing, will be legalized. Tara breaks down the difference between vaping and smoking weed. 

Tue
01
Jul

Activist Q & A | Finn Hemingway Of Feed The Birds - The High Community (THC)

What happens when cannabis plants start sprouting up like wildfire? You take a stroll through the park, there it is! Walk past the houses of parliament, by god! You lay down in your bed ready to sleep, OK this is getting weird now!

You can’t enforce a law for a plant that is literally everywhere.

But by giving out seeds by the thousands, and people dropping cannabis seeds or bird feed in fertile patches of soil, Feed The Birds are starting somewhat of a cannabis revolution.

And because the plant is so persistent, so versatile and so naturally occurring, police are having a run for their money.  Where they uproot five plants, another 50 are growing somewhere.

Mon
30
Jun

Tasmania mooted as growing site for medicinal cannabis

The bid to legalise cannabis for medical use is gaining momentum, and Tasmania has been suggested as a growing site.

A cross-party delegation from New South Wales will be in Tasmania next week for a site visit and will meet the state Health Minister.

NSW MP Kevin Anderson, who is working on a private member's bill to legalise medicinal cannabis for the terminally ill in that state, will lead the delegation.

Tasman Health Cannabinoids, a private company, is proposing trials to grow medical cannabis after conducting extensive tests in partnership with the University of Tasmania.

Medicinal cannabis is being touted as a crop that would complement Tasmania's lucrative poppy harvest.

Sat
28
Jun

Man Sentenced to Death After UN Calls for Vietnam to Intensify Drug War

Australian citizen, Pham Trung Dung, has been sentenced to death by a court in Vietnam – a nation with one of the harshest drug laws in the world – for attempting to smuggle heroin out of the country. The sentence came just one day after Yury Fedotov, the executive director of the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), urged the Vietnamese government to further tackle “the manufacture, trafficking, and abuse” of certain drugs. The Southeast Asian state, a primary location on the route of the region’s drug traffickers, currently has more than 700 convicts awaiting execution, and has handed down the death penalty to over 30 drug smugglers in the past six months.

Wed
25
Jun

Caroline Lucas gives backing to pro medicinal cannabis group

A MEDICAL alliance supporting the use of medicinal cannabis has received the backing of a Brighton MP.

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, will be one of the guest speakers at the United Patients Alliance launch night in Brighton.

At the top of the agenda will be a discussion of cannabis as a medicine.

Organiser of the event, Clark French, was diagnosed with MS in 2010.

Mr French revealed that since he has been taking cannabis, his pain, tremors and spasms have been reduced and he no longer has bladder problems.

He said: “It’s been absolutely life changing, I’ve gone from being bed-bound to walking. I’m not cured but my life is considerably better.”

Thu
19
Jun

Is this what would happen if cannabis was legal in Britain?

  • Peter Williams says he can make $1billion in three years growing the drug
  • Drug baron is trying to make his business into 'McDonald's of marijuana'
  • Since January 1, more than 200 dispensaries have been set up in Denver

By Tom Leonard

Published: 16:52 EST, 19 June 2014 | Updated: 03:13 EST, 20 June 2014

 

Peter Williams waves a hand regally over a sea of dazzling green that seems to stretch off into infinity. These are the marijuana plants — room after brightly lit room of them — that have suddenly made him a very rich man.

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