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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Medical Cannabis Legalized in Poland – a Doctor’s View

 As we have informed in June, Polish Parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill legalizing the use of cannabis for certain medical conditions. President Andrzej Duda signed it into law on the 20th of July, making Poland yet another European country where severely ill patients will be able to legally buy cannabis and products made from. But […]

A Perfect Holiday in Czech Cannabis Paradise: Jamaican-style Hemp Farm with Maze and Much More

I spent the last weekend of last year’s summer holiday on a unique cannabis farm called Vranč, located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Czech Republic – Southern Moravia. The two acre large maze, hundred tons worth of beach sand, and a well-made replica of a Jamaican ship, along with a wide selection […]

Czechs are increasingly treating their pets with cannabis

Epilepsy, diabetes, arthritis, various cancers – all of these and many more illnesses afflict not only humans, but also animals. And since every animal on this planet has the same endocannabinoid system as we do, the idea of treating their ailments with plant cannabinoids should be taken very seriously. Although illegal, more and more Czech […]

Medical Cannabis Legalization Is Happening in Poland, but Is It a Good Thing?

The Lower Chamber of the Polish Parliament approved on Friday (June 6th) a bill legalizing the use of the limited amount of cannabis for medical purposes. An overwhelming majority – 440 out of 460 MP’s – voted yes, only two were against and one abstained. However, patients and activists are not celebrating; in fact the […]

Medical Cannabis in Slovenia: More Restriction instead of Legalization?

European media brought us news about “great progress in terms of medical cannabis legalization in Slovenia” a couple of months ago. But what is the reality? Is this tiny country full of cannabis users going to create a functional system providing people in need with this invaluable herbal medicine, or are the politicians and authorities […]

Thousands of Cannabis Supporters Marched through Prague during 20th MMM in the Czech Republic

Huge crowds filled streets of Czech capital Prague on Saturday 6th of May, and they all came for one thing: to express their disagreement over current prohibitionist laws. The 20th anniversary of Prague’s Million Marihuana March (MMM) attracted more than seven thousand people of all ages and all walks of life and showed once again […]