What does Brexit mean for cannabis users?

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union last year. Finally, on Wednesday Prime Minister Theresa May sent formal notice of the country’s intention to withdraw from the EU, a separation that will take two years to complete. Britain’s top envoy to the European Union, Tim Barrow, this morning walked to the office of […]

High society convenes at CannaConnect

A new clientele is discovering CannaConnect through their just-opened outpost overlooking Toronto’s financial district. The elevator doors on the 25th-floor of a downtown Toronto tower open directly across from CannaConnect’s sharply designed new office space. The medical cannabis education centre, which opened at the beginning of March, is the first to take up residency in […]

Patrick Stewart endorses the therapeutic use of marijuana

Patrick Stewart, the actor famous for his roles in Star Trek and X-Men, has revealed that he has been using marijuana for years to treat severe arthritis. Now, at the age of 76, he has expressed his support for studies that talk about the therapeutic effects of cannabis. “Two years ago, in Los Angeles, I […]

Medical marijuana legalization associated with fewer opioid-related hospitalizations

San Diego, CA: The enactment of statewide legislation permitting medical cannabis access by qualified patients is associated with a reduction in opioid-related hospitalization, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. A researcher from the University of California at San Diego assessed the association between medical cannabis laws […]

Dutch Parliament votes for regulated cannabis cultivation

Dutch MPs have approved a new law that allows the cultivation of cannabis in the Netherlands by 77 votes for and 72 against. The initiative was presented by Vera Bergkamp (Democrats 66), but the bill still has to be approved in the upper house, known as the First Chamber. Everything points at it being implemented […]

Blair: Canada will take the time necessary to get legalization right

The ‘point man on pot’ says Canada’s approach to legalizing cannabis differs from the US by being focused on public health rather than encouraging commerce. Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair, Canada’s ‘point man on marijuana legalization,’ stopped by the NewsTalk 610 studios to discuss legalization and his current tour, in which he is listening to various […]

Playing the guessing game with Donald

As this new administration begins to govern all eyes will be on which turn they take on hemp, medical marijuana and marijuana legalization.  We are left to guess and go off hunches.  Nobody knows what this man is willing to do. American politics has never seen anything like this, no political experience, sky-high confidence, a […]

Cannabis legislation and cancer treatments

The medicinal application of cannabis and supporting legislation in Canada has always been under heavy scrutiny, but why? Rick Simpson of Phoenix Tears strongly believes that cannabis legislation is being purposely held up by an elaborate platform of misinformation and pharmaceutical interests. Simpson has become well known for his claims supporting the medicinal properties found […]