Tag Archive: Marijuana


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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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

What Happened When They Treated Autistic Children With Medical Cannabis

by Collective Evolution For some bizarre reason, there is not a state in the US that recognizes Autism as a qualifying condition to use cannabis medically, except in the case of California where doctors can prescribe cannabis to anyone they feel will benefit medicinally.  That’s not to say that activists in some states aren’t fighting and working hard to add Autism to the list, but with the endless stream of anecdotal and peer-reviewed evidence that proves that Autistic people function better using cannabis, it isn’t something we should have to fight for. It’s something we should be embracing right away....

by Collective Evolution For some bizarre reason, there is not a state in the US that recognizes Autism as a qualifying condition to use cannabis medically, except in the case of California where doctors can prescribe cannabis to anyone they...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Meet The Children Who Rely On Marijuana To Survive

By Carly Schwartz   Since he was just a few months old, 10-year-old Zaki Jackson has suffered from a rare form of epilepsy that, at its worst, causes him to have thousands of seizures a day. The seizures, which his mother describes as a “full body electrocution,” render him unable to talk or walk, and sometimes cause him to stop breathing. Over the past decade, his family has tried to combat his syndrome with 17 different pharmaceutical medications, a specialized diet and alternative forms of therapy like acupuncture. The various medications have caused him to gain weight, become incoherent,...

By Carly Schwartz   Since he was just a few months old, 10-year-old Zaki Jackson has suffered from a rare form of epilepsy that, at its worst, causes him to have thousands of seizures a day. The seizures, which...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

9 Health Benefits Of Hemp Oil That You Should Know

by The Z Living Editor So What Exactly Makes Hemp Oil Healthy? 1 of 10 Hemp seeds are rich in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 6, omega 3 and insoluble fiber. They are a good source of tocopherols, or Vitamin E antioxidants. They’re packed with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, and phosphorus, plus  microelements like strontium, thorium, arsenic and chromium. High in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and omega 3, hemp oil can be used to increase immunity, counteract aging skin and improve cardiovascular health. Several studies show that the linoleic acid present in hemp oil can slow down the aging process and fight psoriasis. Hemp oil or...

by The Z Living Editor So What Exactly Makes Hemp Oil Healthy? 1 of 10 Hemp seeds are rich in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 6, omega 3 and insoluble fiber. They are a good source of tocopherols, or Vitamin E antioxidants. They’re packed...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

5 Health Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Hemp seed oil is a great source of high-quality nutrients and has a long history of use in Eastern culture as a multi-purpose natural remedy. Despite its widespread popularity, prejudice related to its association with cannabis has kept it from common use in the West. While the oil contains virtually no THC, the psychoactive element in cannabis, hemp oil is still considered sketchy to some. Thankfully, education is prevailing and the market for hemp seed oil is growing in the United States, with an increasing number of people seeking it...

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Hemp seed oil is a great source of high-quality nutrients and has a long history of use in Eastern culture as a multi-purpose natural remedy. Despite its widespread popularity, prejudice...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Controversial Cannabis Oil — Treat Stress, Pain & Even Cancer

Cannabis is a naturally growing herb that has been used for thousands of years to treat health conditions. It’s also used in perfumes, soaps, candles and some foods. Cannabis is a very powerful oil, and only small amounts are needed for it to have a powerful effect on the body and mind. The term cannabis (popularly known as marijuana) is used to describe a product of the cannabis sativa plant that is bred for its potent, sticky glands that are known as trichomes. These trichomes contain high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (called THC), which is the cannabinoid most known for its psychoactive properties. Hemp oil...

Cannabis is a naturally growing herb that has been used for thousands of years to treat health conditions. It’s also used in perfumes, soaps, candles and some foods. Cannabis is a very powerful oil, and only small amounts are needed...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

10 Surprising Benefits of Cannabis Essential Oil

Some of the most important health benefits of cannabis essential oil include its ability to reduce stress and anxiety, improve the quality of sleep, boost appetite and optimize digestion, reduce pain, prevent certain cancers, strengthen heart health, and protect your skin, among others. Cannabis Essential Oil Cannabis essential oil is one of the more unusual oils in the essential oil range, simply because of the plant from which it is derived. Although cannabis and hemp have been used for thousands of years as a naturally growing herb, its reputation as a drug in many parts of the world have...

Some of the most important health benefits of cannabis essential oil include its ability to reduce stress and anxiety, improve the quality of sleep, boost appetite and optimize digestion, reduce pain, prevent certain cancers, strengthen heart health, and protect...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Marijuana Stocks: How to Invest in Marijuana Today

Investment opportunities exist. But on the whole, the marijuana industry isn’t ready for prime time. By John Divine States are legalizing, decriminalizing, or allowing for the medicinal use of marijuana. And for many opportunistic investors, one question arises over and over again: How do you invest in marijuana? As it happens, there are several ways to go about it – and it’s not so simple as calling up your broker and saying, “I’ll have some marijuana stocks, please.” By the time it’s feasible to invest in cannabis on that level, the act of calling up a broker may not...

Investment opportunities exist. But on the whole, the marijuana industry isn’t ready for prime time. By John Divine States are legalizing, decriminalizing, or allowing for the medicinal use of marijuana. And for many opportunistic investors, one question arises over...

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