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Malaysian Court Sentences Man to Death for Distributing Free Cannabis Oil

By | September 4th, 2018|death penalty, international, News, Police Brutality, World|

Malaysia remains a potentially dangerous place to engage in anything related to medical marijuana. And that includes distributing it free of charge to patients who could benefit from it. Just last week, a man was sentenced to death for giving medical grade cannabis oils to patients in need. Death Sentence For Distributing Medical Marijuana On [...]

New Zealand Awards First-Ever Medical Cannabis Growing License

By | August 27th, 2018|featured, international, New Zealand, News, World|

The island nation of New Zealand has never taken a very kind approach to marijuana, as evidenced by the military-supported drug raids New Zealand law enforcement agencies conduct every year over the country’s vast hinterlands. Under the 1975 Misuse of Drugs Act, possessing any amount of cannabis for any reason is illegal. There have been attempts [...]

Israeli and Swiss Companies Team Up to Breed Better Cannabis for Patients

By | August 21st, 2018|international, Israel, News, Research, Switzerland, World|

A Swiss cannabis company has partnered with an Israeli genome analysis firm in order to create better varieties of cannabis for patients and consumers. Gene sequencing firm NRGene, based in Ness Ziona, Israel, announced the collaboration with Pure Cannabis Research AG of Zug, Switzerland in a press release on Tuesday. Through the partnership, Pure Cannabis Research plans [...]

Georgia Quietly Becomes the Latest Country to Legalize Cannabis Use

By | July 30th, 2018|Georgia, international, News, World|

Georgia has quietly become the next country to legalize cannabis use after action from the nation’s Constitutional Court on Monday. The court’s ruling was handed down in a lawsuit brought by political activists. The decision eliminates administrative penalties such as fines as punishment for the consumption of marijuana.  However, the court’s ruling does not legalize cannabis [...]

Lebanon Announces Plan to Legalize Medical Marijuana Use and Cultivation

By | July 19th, 2018|international, Lebanon, News, World|

With the economic benefits of cannabis increasingly coming into focus, many countries are considering some form of legalization. Most recently, Lebanon has announced a plan to legalize the use and cultivation of medical marijuana. The move could become an important boost to the country’s struggling economy. Cannabis Could Lift Lebanon’s Economy As reported by CNN, [...]

Nimbin, Australia is the Home of MardiGrass and The Hemp Olympics, But Weed is Still Illegal

By | July 12th, 2018|Australia, Culture, featured, World|

The streets of Nimbin are lined with people with dreadlocks and rainbow clothing, weed leaves decorate the shop fronts, and bud smoke fills the air. On corners, in parks, and in cafes everyone’s blazing up—all of whom, the law states, are criminals. Hippies arrived in Nimbin, Australia, in the state of New South Wales, in [...]

Israel Moving to Decriminalize Marijuana Use This Week

By | July 9th, 2018|decriminalization, featured, Israel, News, World|

The Israeli Knesset, the country’s legislative body, is moving to decriminalize marijuana with a vote set for this week. If the new law passes, it would replace jail time for most of those guilty of cannabis possession with civil fines. The Labor, Welfare and Health Committee approved the bill Monday and has advanced it to the [...]

Can You Smoke Weed In Antarctica?

By | July 6th, 2018|Antarctica, international, Laws, travel, World|

What a time to be alive! Not only is the number of U.S. states with legal recreational weed on the rise—not to mention entire countries like Canada and Uruguay—it’s never been easier to travel to those places to partake in the consumption of cannabis. Checking off places and dream activities is almost a form of [...]

Report Indicates Uptick in Marijuana and MDMA Use Among Irish Youth

By | June 7th, 2018|Europe, Ireland, News, teen drug use, World, youth|

According to new data, there are a growing number of people in Ireland regularly consuming a variety of drugs. In particular, the report indicates an uptick in marijuana and MDMA use among Irish youth — so much so, in fact, that Ireland is becoming one of the most drug-heavy countries in Europe. New Data Shows [...]

Researchers in Lebanon Hope to Study Medical Benefits of Cannabis

By | June 1st, 2018|international, Lebanon, Middle East, News, Research, World|

The Lebanese American University will be the first university in Lebanon to study medical marijuana. This week, the university president announced the foundation of the Medicinal Cannabis Research Center. Joseph G. Jabbra put forth big plans for medical marijuana research and de-stigmatization, suggesting it could bolster the national economy. Here’s a look at the university’s plans, [...]