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on June 21, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

High Cuisine: Frenchman Busted for Treating Coworkers to Cannabis Cake

A French store employee ended up on trial after his coworkers got a taste of a rather ‘special’ cake he baked. One morning, a trio of employees of one of the stores in Biganos, a commune in the Gironde department of France, went to have a cup of coffee in a break room and stumbled upon a welcome surprise – a mysterious chocolate cake that was left unattended on a table. The trio quickly gave in to temptation and each of the men grabbed himself a slice of this tasty treat – an action they all came to regret very quickly. Soon afterwards two of the men started feeling unwell while the third became dizzy...

A French store employee ended up on trial after his coworkers got a taste of a rather ‘special’ cake he baked. One morning, a trio of employees of one of the stores in Biganos, a commune in the Gironde department of France, went to have a...

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on June 20, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Is Spain Becoming Europe’s Cannabis Garden?

By TNM News Cannabis production in Spain has grown significantly in recent years with more than 300,000 plants seized in 2015. Marijuana labs are believed to be operated by organized groups who want to export to northern Europe. They called her ‘the president’. She run a prosperous business in the holiday town of Marbella, on the southern coast of Spain. Francisca Pérez, 50, had allegedly set up three marihuana labs in three separated townhouses in the same luxury Aloha Village Lake estate. The Spanish Police seized 1,225 cannabis plants and five loaded guns. This operation in July 2016 was...

By TNM News Cannabis production in Spain has grown significantly in recent years with more than 300,000 plants seized in 2015. Marijuana labs are believed to be operated by organized groups who want to export to northern Europe. They...

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on June 20, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Cannabinoids used in sequence with chemotherapy are a more effective treatment for cancer

New research has confirmed that cannabinoids – the active chemicals in cannabis – are effective in killing leukaemia cells, particularly when used in combination with chemotherapy treatments. Researchers also found that sequential use of an initial dose of chemotherapy first and then cannabinoids significantly improved overall results against the blood cancer cells. They found that combining existing chemotherapy treatments with cannabinoids had better results than chemotherapy alone, meaning that a similar level of effect could be achieved through using a lower dose of the chemotherapy. If this were translated to humans, this lower dose of chemotherapy would mean that the...

New research has confirmed that cannabinoids – the active chemicals in cannabis – are effective in killing leukaemia cells, particularly when used in combination with chemotherapy treatments. Researchers also found that sequential use of an initial dose of chemotherapy...

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on June 18, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Here’s What $20 Worth Of Weed Looks Like In Spain

Christopher Teague Spain, that beautiful country that fills the mind with scenes of beauty and historic nostalgia. If culture, museums, monuments, beaches, cities, parties, tours, cuisine, and nature aren’t enough to have people booking flights already, then the Cannabis Scene in Spain certainly is. Here’s a look at the scene, cannabis law, and how much weed $20 can get you in Spain. Spain is a country worth visiting From Huelva, a city awarded the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2017, one can taste the finest cuisine in the country. Hopping on a motorbike, one can travel the Silver Route and view the countryside from...

Christopher Teague Spain, that beautiful country that fills the mind with scenes of beauty and historic nostalgia. If culture, museums, monuments, beaches, cities, parties, tours, cuisine, and nature aren’t enough to have people booking flights already, then the Cannabis Scene in...

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on June 15, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Germany Legalizes Medical Cannabis

German parliament passes bill to legalize medical use of cannabis ‘in very limited exceptional cases.’ Germany’s lower house of parliament passed a bill legalizing the production, sale and use of medical marijuana Thursday, Jan. 19 in Berlin. The bill limits the sale and use of cannabis to those patients “in very limited exceptional cases,” such as with patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic pain, and lack of appetite or nausea related to cancer treatments. Those patients will not be allowed to grow their own medicine at home. As restrictive as this program might sound, it is an improvement...

German parliament passes bill to legalize medical use of cannabis ‘in very limited exceptional cases.’ Germany’s lower house of parliament passed a bill legalizing the production, sale and use of medical marijuana Thursday, Jan. 19 in Berlin. The bill...

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on June 15, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Bitcoin helps marijuana growers sidestep banking issue

With financial institutions shunning the marijuana industry, cannabis growers are turning to the world’s most popular digital currency bitcoin to offload piles of green bills. Pot businesses in the US have to operate using large amounts of cash as they have no ability to access bank accounts, accept credit cards, or write checks. That’s a logistical headache and constant security threat, they complain. Marijuana is legal for both recreational and medical use in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, Alaska and the District of Columbia. The sale of pot is also approved in 20 additional states for medical...

With financial institutions shunning the marijuana industry, cannabis growers are turning to the world’s most popular digital currency bitcoin to offload piles of green bills. Pot businesses in the US have to operate using large amounts of cash as...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

France To Effectively Decriminalize Cannabis By Ending Prison Terms

By Anna Hunt The French government is about to make some drastic changes to the enforcement of cannabis use laws. A government spokesperson revealed that by the end of 2017, France will end all prison terms for cannabis users. Existing Policy Current French law states that cannabis use is a criminal offense. It is punishable by up to one year in prison and up to a EUR 3,750 fine. Regardless, officials plan to end prison terms for cannabis users, even though cannabis use will remain a criminal offense until further legislative changes take place. One can expect that these...

By Anna Hunt The French government is about to make some drastic changes to the enforcement of cannabis use laws. A government spokesperson revealed that by the end of 2017, France will end all prison terms for cannabis users....

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Europe’s Changing Marijuana Policies

By Lexi de Coning While weed aficionados know about Amsterdam’s iconic coffee shops, cannabis laws are changing across the continent. In this article, I’ll focus on European countries pushing for marijuana reform. Legalization or Decriminalization? While legal systems vary from country to country, it’s useful to know the general differences between legalization and decriminalization. Legalization means that people can use and grow marijuana without it being considered an ‘unlawful’ activity. Because it then falls under the purview of the law, it can also be regulated. So, like tobacco and alcohol, governments can tax it, control who may grow marijuana...

By Lexi de Coning While weed aficionados know about Amsterdam’s iconic coffee shops, cannabis laws are changing across the continent. In this article, I’ll focus on European countries pushing for marijuana reform. Legalization or Decriminalization? While legal systems vary...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Summer in Review: Cannabis News From Central and Eastern Europe

by Lukas Hurt Poland The debate about medical cannabis continues to grow in scale and impact in Poland as more and more politicians, health professionals, patients, and members of the public dive into the subject. One particularly striking recent example is that of Tomasz Kalita, spokesman for the social-democratic SLD party. In August, Kalita, 38, publicly announced that he is treating his brain cancer with illegal cannabis extracts. “I do not want to become an ‘oncology celebrity,’ or a proponent of cannabis legalization,” Kalita told news channel Polsat News. “I just want to have the right to choose the...

by Lukas Hurt Poland The debate about medical cannabis continues to grow in scale and impact in Poland as more and more politicians, health professionals, patients, and members of the public dive into the subject. One particularly striking recent...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

European Cannabis News

by Nicolas Green   While a lot of Cannabis-related news usually comes from the Americas every now and then, not often do we hear such news from Europe. Although the pace on the other side of the ocean is slower, it doesn’t translate to the lack of developments at all. For instance, on November 30th, politicians of the European parliament assembled with different patients, activists, campaigners, entrepreneurs, and scientists from the Cannabis community in Europe to talk about what the future of the industry holds at the first International Conference on Medical Marijuana. The occasion was planned by the European United...

by Nicolas Green   While a lot of Cannabis-related news usually comes from the Americas every now and then, not often do we hear such news from Europe. Although the pace on the other side of the ocean is slower,...

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