Canberra has become the first city in Australia to legalise cannabis for personal use. As of Friday, Canberra residents over 18 will be allowed to possess 50g of cannabis and grow two plants per person. A household can only have four plants total and hydroponic growing will remain illegal, The ABC reported. Authorities have warned that the new Australian Captial Territory laws, however, conflict with federal legislation.
“We developed this technology that allows for non-invasive, non-destructive—and what’s very important for law enforcement officers—on-site identification of cannabis,” said Dmitry Kurouski, assistant professor in the department of biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M University.
An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that offers clients exposure to stocks that produce medicinal cannabis has been launched in the UK.
They found huge numbers of bees thriving around weed plants, which are a ‘newly introduced and rapidly expanding crop in the American agricultural landscape’. The bees are unlikely to get too buzzing when romping around the weed fields because the plants are actually hemp crops and therefore have lower levels of THC – the active chemical which gets you high.
Marijuana sales on the Oregon-Idaho border are 420% higher than average, an analysis finds. Yes, you read that right
Marijuana sales in Oregon along the state’s border with Idaho are booming, according to the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (OEA). That’s to be expected, given that recreational marijuana isn’t legal in Idaho, but the numbers are still surprising — in more ways than one.
North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has written to the head of the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales asking for a guarantee that sick people will not be hauled before the courts for trying to alleviate their conditions.
The farming and selling of marijuana was barred under legislation which dates back to the 1990s but contradictory court decisions since then have generated uncertainty around the law.
Scientists screened five cannabis compounds for their antibiotic properties and found that one, cannabigerol (CBG), was particularly potent at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the most common hospital superbugs.
City council has approved a 23rd cannabis retailer for Kamloops, which is set to open in the Dallas area.
The fulfilment of the cannabis prescription, which has been prescribed to Jorja Emerson, a three-year-old British girl who suffers from severe epilepsy, demonstrates a real progression in the quest to allow patients to access pioneering treatments of medical cannabis.