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Tue
28
Feb

People in Latin America Are Starting to Turn Against Outlawing Marijuana

Attitudes in Latin America are shifting away from supporting prohibitionist policies, but they are far from consensus and the policy implications are unclear.

Sentiments in Latin America in favor of outlawing marijuana appear to be undergoing shifts in some countries, according to researchers in Chile and the UK.

A study published the International Journal of Drug Policy found that, in some parts of the region, more than 40% of respondents supported legalizing the drug, while in other, more conservative areas, support remained minimal.

Fri
24
Feb

Study shows link between higher intelligence and cannabis use in adolescence

 

Children with high and medium academic ability at age 11 are more likely to use cannabis in late adolescence compared to children with low academic ability, according to a new study published in BMJ Open.

 

The researchers, from University College London, examined the school records of more than 6,000 children. Their analysis showed that children of medium academic ability at age 11 were more likely to go on to be either occasional or persistent users of cannabis than children of low academic ability. This was the case for both early adolescence (13 to 17 years of age) and in late adolescence (18 to 20 years of age).

Fri
24
Feb

Cannabis valued at $1.2 million found in UK nuclear bunker

Police in the United Kingdom discovered a large cannabis factory after raiding a nuclear bunker on Thursday. The value of the crop they recovered was estimated at over £1 million ($1.2 million).

Police in the county of Wiltshire say they arrested six people during a midnight raid on RGHQ Chilmark, an underground nuclear bunker built in the 1980s to protect government officials and local dignitaries in case of a nuclear attack.

While the site is no longer owned by the UK’s Ministry of Defense, the bunker is intact and the nuclear blast doors remain in place.

After receiving intelligence about the operation going on in the nearly impenetrable bunker, police said they waited outside for three people to leave and then detained them, using their keys to gain entry.

Tue
21
Feb

High Fines: UK Pro-Cannabis Party Must Pay £23k Over Late Accounts

Electoral Commission comes down on Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol party for ‘numerous failures’.

In news that will do little to dispel popular stereotypes about the productivity of fans of certain drugs, the Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol political party has been fined for repeatedly filing its accounts late.

The party must pay a total of £23,000 for what the Electoral Commission said were “numerous failures” to comply with rules on reporting political finances.

Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol (Great Britain) was fined £10,000 for the late filing of two quarterly reports on donations, and one set of accounts, and for not keeping proper accounts, the commission said in a statement.

Tue
14
Feb

UK: 'Now I Take Cannabis Oil, I'm Starting to Get My Life Back Again'

Amy Black suffers from a condition so rare even her doctors couldn’t tell her much about it.

Having battled the illness for four years and suffered “horrible” side effects as a result of her medication, Amy has now turned to a controversial treatment in a bid to lead a normal life — cannabis oil.

At the age of 19, the former Morgan Academy pupil’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with sarcoidosis.

Affecting one in every 10,000 people in the UK, it causes small patches of red and swollen tissue, called granulomas, to develop in the organs of the body. It usually affects the lungs and skin. There is no cure.

Mon
13
Feb

UK has a future as a cannabis hub, says biotech company

The UK has the potential to become a world leader in drugs derived from the cannabis plant, according to a leading biotech firm.

GW Pharmaceuticals chief executive, Justin Gover, told the Telegraph that the company is rapidly expanding its processing operations and hopes to get regulatory clearance for a new cannabis-derived drug in 2018.

GW, based in Porton Down, developed the only UK-legal cannabis-derived drug back in 2010. Known as Sativex, it is used to treat patients suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Further investment in the company’s operations in the South-East will see GW’s capacity to manufacture their drugs expanded by three times over the next three years. Roughly £30m will be spent in the process.

Thu
09
Feb

GW Pharma's Marijuana Drug Could Treat Brain Cancer

GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) is already well on its way to winning the first-ever U.S. approval for a cannabis-derived therapy. But an early trial suggests that these treatments could also be an effective way to fight one of most devastating forms of brain cancers: glioblastoma multiforme.

Wed
08
Feb

7 Observations From Using Hemp Oil Every Day for Three Months

By now you’ve probably heard of cannabidiol (CBD), an active ingredient in cannabis that, unlike the rest of the plant, is legal in the UK.

Some people who have suffered strokes, cancer, depression, anxiety and general aches and pains have reported positive effects after using CBD, and the NHS is reportedly doing research into the compound with plans to officially class it as a medicine.

Until that happens UK citizens are free to buy CBD in its various forms online, something I first did a few months back and have been grateful for ever since.

Here are some observations from taking CBD orally every day for three months to help combat anxiety and sleep issues.

1. Sleep was immediately improved

 

Tue
07
Feb

Why Britain Needs a Legal Cannabis Market

The legalisation of cannabis is once again in the headlines. Following the death of his 21-year-old son Rupert Green, Lord Monson has called for a ‘war on skunk’ and the legalisation of less potent forms of cannabis. According to his father, Rupert became addicted to skunk, developed paranoia and psychosis, and took his own life.

Tue
07
Feb

Here Are 7 Unexpected Health Benefits of Marijuana

Many countries have legalised the use of cannabis or marijuana for medical and recreational use. The use of marijuana for recreational use is still debatable but medical marijuana can be used for many health conditions. The plant is being considered as a miracle herb. However, only 6% of the marijuana studies research its medicinal properties. Marijuana smoking also has negative effects when abused or overused. The user can get addicted and this dependency can lead to emotional and mental issues. Although we are still researching how exactly the herb affects our body, many studies suggest that marijuana has health benefits. Here are some of the health benefits of smoking weed.

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