In New Zealand, cannabis is classified as an illegal drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. Its possession, use and supply are subject variously to penalties ranging in severity from fines to many years of imprisonment. On Wednesday, the Helen Clark Foundation released a report which sets out the case for legalising and regulating cannabis. New Zealanders have the opportunity to vote for that in a referendum next year.
The man, who suffers from stage 4 cancer, had to import cannabis oil from abroad due to nationwide shortage in medical cannabis and is now deprived of the only efficient treatment for his symptoms following police crackdown; ‘He is a sick man, not a criminal’ says daughter.
The World Health Organization made waves earlier this year by publishing its first marijuana review. The WHO had lots to say, including a call to place cannabis in a less restrictive schedule of the 1961 United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
When I first encountered Anne Mari, Genevieve’s mom, it was by mere chance. In preparation of a long trip to see Compassion patients using cannabis oil the following morning, a cell notification grabbed my attention. Both phones normally have sound turned off -directing a Compassion Alliance providing and re-gifting CBD/Cannabis Oil means both of those phones are continually busy, to this day I still don’t know why I had sound on that night.
An epileptic teenager’s family are paying thousands of pounds a month for privately prescribed medical cannabis because they cannot get it on the NHS.
On 6 May 2019, Health Europa attended the MJBiz European Cannabis Symposium in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the event, a panel led by Alfredo Pascual (International Analyst for Marijuana Business Daily) discussed the future of Cannabis in Europe, with an Advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister in Malta – John Charles Ellul – taking part.
In the fall of 2018, University of Connecticut Professor Gerry Berkowitz taught a new, three-credit college course called “Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest,” and packed a 400-person lecture hall. The course was so popular that Berkowitz developed an online version, and in July 2019, 40 more students nationwide began watching him grow a hemp crop from seed.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) announced today that it would not recommend cannabidiol combined with anti-seizure drug clobazam for the treatment of two types of severe epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.
As we head into the heart of wildfire season (August-September), growers in California are on high alert after the disastrous wildfires of 2015, 2017, and 2018.