Czech Patients and Doctors to Demonstrate for the Right to Grow and Use Own Cannabis

Since 2013, Czech patients suffering from various diseases have been theoretically eligible to obtain and use legal medical cannabis from pharmacies under prescription of a doctor. In reality, however, they have to break the law in order to improve the quality of their life or – in some cases – even save it. Now, for […]

Trauma patients find relief from a treatment with cannabis according to a survey

Patients with musculoskeletal trauma profit from a treatment with cannabis according to survey data. Harvard Medical School investigators asked 500 patients at two trauma centres. The majority of patients felt that cannabis could be used to treat pain (78%) and anxiety (62%). Most patients (60%) had used cannabis at least once previously, while only 14% […]

Is the War on Cannabis Slowing Down in Slovakia?

Instead of being treated like criminals, users who are caught using cannabis for the first time could get away with a fine. That’s the big news from Slovakia, the country in the middle of Europe with draconian anti-cannabis and anti-drug laws. But the new proposition is causing a huge stir in the government, showing how backward […]

InMed Pharmaceuticals making CBD from E. Coli

In 1978 The biotech firm Genentech genetically modified the bacteria E. coli to produce human insulin.   Today, one company has taken this idea of producing chemicals from E. coli and translated it to cannabis. InMed Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian firm, recently announced they have manufactured CBD and many other plant-based cannabinoids without ever planting a single cannabis seed. According to an […]

Legalizace.cz NGO activist Lukas Hurt interviewed by YesWeSkunk

First of all, we would like to know something more about you. How did your relationship with the cannabis start?Besides a “journalist and an editor focusing on cannabis issues”, do you consider yourself also an activist since you work along with Legalizace NGO?  I first tried cannabis when I was sixteen, but it was low quality […]

Czech Hemp Farmer Prosecuted for Growing Hemp in an Unprecedented Trial

August 23rd was the day when I went to the court for the first time in my life. I was neither accused nor summoned as a witness, I just wanted to see with my own eyes a public hearing which I would never imagine to make it to the courtroom. Could anything be more absurd […]

NBA and NFL ‘open to discussion’ of medical cannabis use

This is the breaking news from the National Football League (NFL). Adam Silver, commissioner of NBA, has declared that the entire organization is open to discussion about use of medical marijuana among NBA players. According to his words, therapeutic cannabis should be regulated just like many other pharmaceutical drugs have been regulated over the years in sport. “Science […]

Hanfparade 2017: Germany’s Biggest March for Cannabis Legalization

Berlin, German capital with a population of more than 3.5 million, witnessed its 21st Hanfparade this past Saturday – a peaceful gathering of cannabis supporters who marched through the city centre and demanded nothing less than a full legalization of this plant. What could you see when you arrived at Berlin’s Central Train Station on […]

Hawaii opens its doors to medical cannabis

Hawaii’s first medical cannabis dispensary has opened itsdoors one week after the Department of Health granted a license to Steep Hill Hawaii to test consumer products. The approval for Maui Wellness Group’s Maui Grown Therapies Kahului location was granted by the Health Department on Tuesday.In the report, Teri Freitas Gorman, Maui Grown Therapies director of […]

New drug policy for New Zealand

The New Zealand government seems to have little interest in real and useful legal regulation on cannabis, so the Drug Foundation is working on a new model of drug laws for the country instead. They are proposing a new model which would decriminalize drugs and regulate the cannabis market. New Zealand, which has always been […]