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Is cannabis oil a medical marvel? Should the controversial medication be available on NHS? - Express.co.uk

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:30

Express.co.uk

Is cannabis oil a medical marvel? Should the controversial medication be available on NHS?
Express.co.uk
This week Charlotte Caldwell, whose 12-year-old son Billy has a severe form of epilepsy that can give him up to 100 seizures a day, was stopped by officials at Heathrow after trying to “openly smuggle” illegal cannabis oil into the country from Canada ...

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South Carolina Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Question On Democratic Ballot - Forbes

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 19:14

Forbes

South Carolina Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Question On Democratic Ballot
Forbes
... to use cannabis in accordance with physician recommendations without fear of being arrested. Its passage comes on the same day that a key U.S. Senate subcommittee moved for the first time ever to include protections for state medical marijuana laws ...
Medical marijuana gets overwhelming support from SC DemocratsCharleston Post Courier

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Quebec passes long-awaited cannabis law - CTV News

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:53

CTV News

Quebec passes long-awaited cannabis law
CTV News
QUEBEC -- The Quebec government adopted its long-awaited cannabis law on Tuesday, even as the lawmaker who oversaw its passage reaffirmed the province is in no way promoting marijuana use. Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois said the province ...
Quebec has passed its long-awaited cannabis law. Here's what's in ...CBC.ca
Quebec adopts long-awaited cannabis lawGlobalnews.ca
Bill 157 Legalizing Marijuana In Quebec Finally Passed, Here's ...MTL Blog (blog)

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'A huge business story': World watches as Canada makes cannabis history - Financial Post

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:36

Financial Post

'A huge business story': World watches as Canada makes cannabis history
Financial Post
Canada is still hammering out the final details for legalized recreational marijuana use, but it's already being branded as the “world's most important” cannabis exporter. “It's historic what's been done here,” said Ricardo Baca, a veteran journalist ...

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How Mapping Marijuana DNA Could Change the Future of Pot - RollingStone.com

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:38

RollingStone.com

How Mapping Marijuana DNA Could Change the Future of Pot
RollingStone.com
Scientists are currently in the midst of exploring uncharted territory: The cannabis genome. Unlike with other plants, researchers don't have a long history of closely analyzing the genetic makeup of the plant. But for the past seven years – as more ...

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Global accreditation body formed at World Cannabis Conference in ... - The Globe and Mail

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:55

The Globe and Mail

Global accreditation body formed at World Cannabis Conference in ...
The Globe and Mail
Global Cannabis Partners created to help establish international corporate social-responsibility standards around informed choice, restrictions for youth, safety, ...
Cannabis NB will use public education to promote products - CBC.caCBC.ca

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Senators Include Medical Marijuana Protections In Justice Department Bill - Forbes

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:14

Forbes

Senators Include Medical Marijuana Protections In Justice Department Bill
Forbes
While the rider does not protect recreational marijuana consumers or the businesses that serve them, it does continue to shield patients and medically-focused providers in the 46 states that now allow some form of legal cannabis for therapeutic use ...
Many Canadian workplaces not ready for legal marijuana, World ...Globalnews.ca
States Should Control Marijuana EnforcementBloomberg
Many employers not ready for legal weed, World Cannabis Congress toldCTV News
Business in Vancouver -Leafly
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What's Driving Cannabis Stock Cronos Group? - Forbes

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:20

Forbes

What's Driving Cannabis Stock Cronos Group?
Forbes
The uptick in the stock price has been driven partly by Canada's move to legalize cannabis for adult consumers for recreational purposes and a booming medical marijuana market in Canada. Since this is a relatively new industry, it does have the ...
Rare Jamaican cannabis strains seeding a medical marijuana ...NOW Magazine
The cannabis landscape - Economy, Law & Politics | Business in ...Business in Vancouver

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Medical cannabis and the challenge for regulation of medicines - The Independent

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:04

The Independent

Medical cannabis and the challenge for regulation of medicines
The Independent
Three-quarters of the British public think doctors should be able to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes. Wider interest has followed recent media reports about children such as six-year-old Alfie Dingley, whose seizures have been dramatically ...

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Head of cannabis-legalization task force urges licensed producers to respect Ottawa's cautious approach - The Globe and Mail

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:04

The Globe and Mail

Head of cannabis-legalization task force urges licensed producers to respect Ottawa's cautious approach
The Globe and Mail
In her presentation, Ms. McLellan said Canadians between the ages of 11 and 15 use more cannabis than in any other part of the world. Keeping marijuana out of the hands of youth is a key objective of the effort to legalize and regulate recreational ...
Canadian marijuana firms warned to play by the rules after legalizationCTV News
Province could open 11 cannabis stores today, CEO tells conferenceCBC.ca
Take a Sneak Peek Inside a Cannabis NB StoreHuddle Today
Financial Post
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What's the story behind the new cannabis-selling 'coffee shops' in Paris? - The Local France

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:04

The Local France

What's the story behind the new cannabis-selling 'coffee shops' in Paris?
The Local France
Two "coffee shops" selling legal cannabis opened their doors in the French capital last week. So what's the story? What are these "coffee shops"? Two shops selling cannabis and cannabis or more specifically "cannabidiol" based products (CBD) opened in ...

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American mayors call on federal government to ease marijuana penalties - The Independent

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:18

The Independent

American mayors call on federal government to ease marijuana penalties
The Independent
Tens of millions of Americans now live in states that allow adults to purchase and possess marijuana, and medical cannabis is available across an even larger swathe of the United States. But the federal Controlled Substances Act considers marijuana to ...
Mayor Wheeler to federal government: 'Cannabis prohibition has failed'KGW.com
Marijuana mood is shifting nationwideKARE11.com
Hancock Leads National Mayors' Coalition Calling for Federal Marijuana ReformWestword
CBS San Francisco
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Media startup Prøhbtd raises $8M to help bring cannabis to the mainstream - TechCrunch

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:44

TechCrunch

Media startup Prøhbtd raises $8M to help bring cannabis to the mainstream
TechCrunch
Sutton-Shearer said one of his priorities is forging “mainstream partnerships” like Prøhbtd's deal with Advertising Week. The company also works with more than 60 cannabis brands — not just on branded videos and sponsorships, but more broadly on ...

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Forget Kombucha and Coconut Water, Cannabis Is the Next Hot Beverage Trend - Inc.com

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:39

Inc.com

Forget Kombucha and Coconut Water, Cannabis Is the Next Hot Beverage Trend
Inc.com
But cannabis holds a new opportunity for drink makers looking for the next trend in consumer tastes, especially as legalization spreads among states and new marijuana users look for more social ways to consume. "Beverages are the most exciting consumer ...

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Mother of epileptic boy will not get confiscated cannabis oil back - The Guardian

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:05

The Guardian

Mother of epileptic boy will not get confiscated cannabis oil back
The Guardian
Cannabis is a medicine in 20 other countries and was a medicine in the UK until 1971,” he said. “Why not make it a medicine again? We have a politically, not medically, based cannabis policy in the UK and this is why people like Billy Caldwell have to ...
Billy Caldwell cannabis oil plea rejected by Home OfficeBBC News
Mother who had son's medical cannabis confiscated warns he 'will surely pass away' if law does not changeThe Independent
Seizing epileptic boy's cannabis oil at Heathrow signed his death warrant, mother tells ministerTelegraph.co.uk
Sky News -The Sun -Daily Mail
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The marijuana nightmare: Trudeau is legalizing weed, but it hasn't been pretty - Macleans.ca

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 04:30

Macleans.ca

The marijuana nightmare: Trudeau is legalizing weed, but it hasn't been pretty
Macleans.ca
By contrast, Trudeau's marijuana reforms are undeniably bold and a done deal—even if provinces gripe that he left them the heavy lifting on regulating sales. “Ottawa has just very conveniently said, 'We'll legalize cannabis, you provinces figure out ...

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Five Danish political parties support legalisation of cannabis - The Local Denmark

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 01:58

The Local Denmark

Five Danish political parties support legalisation of cannabis
The Local Denmark
Recent weeks have seen extensive police crackdowns in the Pusher Street market in Copenhagen's alternative enclave Christiania, from where traders sell marijuana and related products. But the law against selling recreational cannabis enables organised ...

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