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UK Government Reschedules Cannabis Products For Medical Use
UK Government Reschedules Cannabis Products For Medical Use
The UK government’s Secretary of State for the Home Department Sajid Javid has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Today, the Government is laying the Misuse of Drugs (Amendments) (Cannabis and…
A Cannabis Craze Takes Over Skin Care
A Cannabis Craze Takes Over Skin Care
The healing properties of cannabis have been extolled by different cultures for centuries, but the feel-good plant is becoming increasingly mainstream, in new forms, in both luxury beauty and wellness. “We believe…
New York Gov. Cuomo Forms Panel To Draft Marijuana Legalization Bill
New York Gov. Cuomo Forms Panel To Draft Marijuana Legalization Bill
Full marijuana legalization is on the horizon in New York. draft legislation for adult-use cannabis legalization. The development comes about a month after the state Health Department released a report determining that…
3 Reasons Why CBD-Infused Coffee Is Amazing
3 Reasons Why CBD-Infused Coffee Is Amazing
Coffee and cannabis go together better than peanut butter and jelly. Recent research has found that caffeine and cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic compound in the cannabis plant, may have some synergistic effects. The study…
Cannabis-derived medicinal products to be made available on prescription
Cannabis-derived medicinal products to be made available on prescription
Specialist clinicians will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by the autumn, Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced recently. The Home Secretary decided to reschedule the products after receiving advice from…
Cannabis-derived medicinal products recommended to be available on prescription
Cannabis-derived medicinal products recommended to be available on prescription
“The ACMD has recommended that cannabis-derived medicinal products should be placed in Schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.” It has been announced by the Advisory Council on the Misuse…
British public backs legalisation of cannabis in new poll
British public backs legalisation of cannabis in new poll
A majority of the British public back the legalisation of cannabis so that it would be sold in shops like alcohol and tobacco, a poll has revealed. There was also majority support for decriminalisation,…
Market report: Finsbury Food sours after traders find lower revenues hard to digest
Market report: Finsbury Food sours after traders find lower revenues hard to digest
Kids may love Finsbury Food Group for its Star Wars-themed cakes, but the “force” was certainly not with the bakery firm on Monday. The City quickly left the cake-maker with a soggy…
Business focus: London’s green rush? City financiers tune in to the cannabis industry
Business focus: London’s green rush? City financiers tune in to the cannabis industry
The crushed velvet sofas and mahogany panels of Mayfair may seem a world away from skinning up a joint in the park but London high finance and cannabis are colliding  in what’s…
Young people 'see cannabis as safer than alcohol'
Young people 'see cannabis as safer than alcohol'
“For me, having cannabis in the evening is the equivalent of having a glass of wine on a Friday night. “People of my generation see cannabis as safer than drinking and safer…
Mother campaigning for cannabis use on the NHS reveals her five-year-old son is given ketamine
Mother campaigning for cannabis use on the NHS reveals her five-year-old son is given ketamine
A mother fighting for medicinal cannabis to be made available on the NHS to treat her five-year-old son’s severe epilepsy has revealed that he was given ketamine by doctors in hospital. Karen…
Mother wins fight against Home Office to treat her son with Cannabis Oil
Mother wins fight against Home Office to treat her son with Cannabis Oil
The mother of a severely epileptic boy has won the right to treat her son with medicinal cannabis oil. Charlotte Caldwell said they had “achieved the impossible” after Home Secretary Sajid Javid…
Mother is set to openly ‘smuggle’ banned cannabis oil into Heathrow to keep her epileptic son alive
Mother is set to openly ‘smuggle’ banned cannabis oil into Heathrow to keep her epileptic son alive
The desperate mother of a boy suffering from severe epilepsy plans to fly back to Britain tomorrow with a consignment of medical cannabis obtained in Canada and declare it to customs officials. The dramatic…
The World Health Organization Takes First Steps to Reschedule Cannabis
The World Health Organization Takes First Steps to Reschedule Cannabis
Yesterday, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), along with members of the International Medical Cannabis Patients Coalition (IMCPC), attended and delivered testimony at the 40th meeting of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert…
Canada moves a step closer to legalising marijuana
Canada moves a step closer to legalising marijuana
A key legislative hurdle has been passed as Canada moves closer to legalising recreational cannabis. Canadian senators passed the Cannabis Act by 56 votes to 30 with one abstention after studying the…
Healing with hemp: Cannabis in spas
Healing with hemp: Cannabis in spas
With a medical and recreational marijuana industry about to fly, there’s a whole lot of buzz going on. Globally-competitive, lucrative sectors and commercial opportunities are predicted to grow like a weed! Cannabusiness…
Can Medical Marijuana Reduce Opioid Use in Canada?
Can Medical Marijuana Reduce Opioid Use in Canada?
Opioid-related deaths are up. Is marijuana the answer? The opioid epidemic in North America shows no sign of slowing down. Doctors believe cannabis is one viable option to combat the crisis. Here’s…
NFL's Mike James asks for permission to use cannabis
NFL's Mike James asks for permission to use cannabis
Take cannabis or retire? That’s the dilemma for the NFL running back who says he needs the drug to continue playing American football. Mike James, a 27-year-old free agent, believes he has…
Legalising Cannabis ‘Could Earn Treasury £3.5bn’
Legalising Cannabis ‘Could Earn Treasury £3.5bn’
  Introducing a legal cannabis market to the UK could earn the Treasury between £1bn and £3.5bn a year in tax revenues, a new report suggests. Health Poverty Action, an international development…
The Next Big Thing In Marijuana Won't Get You High
The Next Big Thing In Marijuana Won't Get You High
Recently, at the end of a surf trip with several friends, my pal Tim passed me a pipe packed with sticky green buds. I’m not much of a social smoker (more of…
The Neurological Effects Of CBD Oil
The Neurological Effects Of CBD Oil
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound that is present in hemp, a close relative of marijuana. It is nonpsychoactive—meaning, it doesn’t make people feel stoned. CBD is also known to have various medical…
Mike Tyson's company wants to bring hemp growing business to West Virginia
Mike Tyson's company wants to bring hemp growing business to West Virginia
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson’s company, Tyson Holistic Holdings, LLC., has come to West Virginia hoping to grow cannabidiol hemp. Tyson’s team is interested in growing hemp and other crops such…
Cannabis promises high returns for investors
Cannabis promises high returns for investors
An army of 200 people descended on central London at the weekend to hear speaker after speaker extol the virtues of cannabis. There was not, however, a stoner in sight: the audience…
Hemp Business Grows Global
Hemp Business Grows Global
As the conversation around the legalization and distribution of marijuana heats up, there is one part of the plant that has allowed a local business to flourish. For almost five years, Michigan…
Prescription CBD Oil Could Soon Be Available In The US
Prescription CBD Oil Could Soon Be Available In The US
The US Food and Drug Administration is one step closer to approving a prescription CBD oil. Participants in an Idaho case study may have played a role in the decision-making process. A…
Entrepreneurs: How London's healthy eaters are helping cannabis venture Love Hemp
Entrepreneurs: How London's healthy eaters are helping cannabis venture Love Hemp
Few business ventures are refused a bank account, see their founders blocked from travelling to the US and are served a cease and desist notice. But then laddish entrepreneurs Thomas Rowland and…
Italy can't get enough of a hemp product that's illegal to eat or smoke
Italy can't get enough of a hemp product that's illegal to eat or smoke
ROME — For the past year, small jars of cannabis flowers have been flying off the shelves of Italian specialty shops: a phenomenon that’s described as a “green gold rush.” The hemp…
The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp
The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp
This spring, after gathering on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota and then in Colorado, tribal “hempsters” are working toward a renaissance of the plant that once clothed much of…
No, CBD Oil Won't Get You Stoned - But It Could Make Travel Less Stressful
No, CBD Oil Won't Get You Stoned - But It Could Make Travel Less Stressful
Is it us, or does everything look a little greener these days? With the rise of pot tourism—be it dispensaries from Colorado to Maine or a South Dakota marijuana resort—and the normalization…
Milk Makeup's Kush Mascara Coats Your Lashes With CBD Oil
Milk Makeup's Kush Mascara Coats Your Lashes With CBD Oil
Here’s something to get you really excited for 4/20. On Monday, Milk Makeup announced that its latest offering will be released on the cannabis-commemorating holiday, and naturally, it’s a mascara made with…