Nimbin’s HEMP Embassy has used the COVID lockdown time to create an online store.
Your submission is valuable to the Inquiry into the use of Cannabis in Victoria and to the Parliament. The deadline is approaching with submissions due to close on 31 August 2020. Complete this online form to make your voice heard: https://parliament.vic.gov.au/
One of the most significant benefits of home cultivation is quality control.
Nominations have closed, and now the voting is on! Voting closes 31 August! Here’s a link to the 2019 winners.
According to an article on Crikey, Self-reported cannabis usage has risen during COVID-19 lockdown, while medical cannabis approvals are at an all-time high, soaring by nearly 40 per cent since the government’s telehealth initiative was introduced in April.
International, governments are subsidising the cost of medicinal cannabis – as Australian patients are left to fend for themselves.
If these seeds are a mystery to Australian Biosecurity, they’re not qualified for the job . . . or are they just careless when it comes to providing information to the media? [Ed.]
Authorities say 36 packets of unidentified, unsolicited seeds have arrived in Australia recently. (Supplied: Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment)
Canadian retail sales of adult-use cannabis crested yet again in June, increasing 7.9% over the record set in May.
“The CCES has long advocated for the removal of cannabis from the WADA Prohibited List, and the legalization of cannabis in Canada reflects a shifting societal view of how to manage cannabis education and harm reduction”.
The research shows that “minority populations in California are disproportionately exposed to unlicensed cannabis retailers”.
The series of wildfires ravaging Northern California have inflicted major damage on several marijuana farms, with possibly more outdoor grow operations threatened in the region.
The regulatory agency charged with overseeing Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program has opened an investigation into a cannabis testing lab in the state over allegations of false product test results.
Gov. Wolf announced numerous legislative proposals Tuesday to boost the economy in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown, including a call to legalize recreational marijuana.
Despite the growing medicinal use of cannabis throughout the world, there are still more than a hundred countries where medicinal cannabis is illegal. However, the reason for the continued prohibition varies from country to country.
Ireland’s Department of Health spent close to €9,000 on couriers to collect and deliver medical cannabis from the Netherlands for dozens of Irish patients, who could not travel abroad during the Covid-19 lockdown, thehas learned.
Brazilian plan for legal cultivation of industrial hemp, MMJ moving ahead as nation battles pandemic
Draft legislation that would allow Brazilian farmers to grow cannabis for medical and industrial purposes on domestic soil for the first time has been submitted to the country’s lower house of Congress.
Capital punishment opponents expect a steep battle to prevent President Rodrigo Duterte from reimposing the death penalty, as he renews calls for the law as part of a “drug war” that has already killed thousands of Filipinos.
Dr Czujkowska said that, to her knowledge, the project was the first of its kind to monitor the cortisol levels of elephants before and after they have taken CBD oil.
A quartet of French industry groups has criticized the European Commission’s preliminary view that CBD should be regulated as a narcotic, warning that producers, manufacturers and consumers would all face “dramatic repercussions” if the stance is made official.
Mexico’s president says he won’t interfere with legislation to legalize marijuana and hemp when the country’s Congress takes up the bill next month.
SCIENCE & TECH
Since the legalization and regulation of cannabis for non-medical purposes in October 2018, the ways in which Canadians use cannabis have increased and diversified. While some data are being collected to measure the impact of the legalization of non-medical cannabis on public health and safety, knowledge gaps remain. We are seeking to fill these gaps as well as help to inform the legislative review of the Cannabis Act.
Findings come as B.C. is seeing its worst stretch in history for fatal overdoses.
European Pharmaceutical Review spoke with Dr Andy Yates to discuss Artelo Bioscience’s new CBD and TMP cocrystal, with the potential to treat PTSD.
7NEWS can reveal a secret state government farm has produced the first-ever cannabis crop for a new local industry that is being harvested and studied. It promises to make the treatment option more accessible and affordable for thousands of patients. Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said it’s about “creating the McDonald’s of the medicinal cannabis world”.
Higher rates of e-cigarette and marijuana use in U.S. states did not result in more e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injuries (known as EVALI), a new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds.
- Vaping is Less Harmful than Smoking
- You Can Control Dosing and Output
- Can Save You Money
- Leaves No Residue or Odors
CBD is a popular skincare additive, with many brands creating expensive products that highlight the compound. Here’s what dermatologists think about that.
POLITICS & LAW
As recreational marijuana legalization has expanded to 11 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, positive workplace drug tests have reportedly climbed to a 16-year high.
Much like everything else in the world of legal cannabis, every location that has created a market, has its very own setup for how to regulate and tax it. So far, there are no two places that do it exactly the same.
The Biden Administration would pursue policies to decriminalize cannabis possession and enact some police reforms, said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) — Joe Biden’s pick for vice president — in an interview yesterday with ABC News.
Late last week, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) released their Interim Final Ruling on hemp extract that, if passed in October, will have devastating consequences for the CBD industry. The DEA ruling prohibits any hemp extract that reach 0.3% or more tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at any point during the manufacturing process, by categorizing these products as Schedule 1 Narcotics.
CULTURE & HISTORY
Netflix’s critically acclaimed documentary, Weed the People is following desperate families who are running out of time and have no choice but to turn to alternative options.
“From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen” has no cannabis-infused food, but is filled with munchies.
A new book from Dr Carl L Hart, one of the world’s foremost experts on the effects of recreational drugs on the mind and body, is both a powerful argument that the greatest dangers from drugs flow from their being illegal, and a testament to how they can be part of a responsible and happy life.
Here are just a few women of renown who got high and channeled the divine.
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
According to Leafreport, only 4 out of 22 products tested actually contained the levels of CBD that were advertised.
Medical Cannabis Cultivation Webinar [Online]
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020 07:00 PM AEST: Join us as we speak to Australian cultivators growing medicinal cannabis. We will discuss strains, lighting, fertiliser and exactly what it takes to grow a medical crop.
Thursday, 3 September 2020 7:00 pm AEST: Join one of Israel’s lead Government scientist as she discusses trends in Israel’s cannabis research field.
Thursday, 17 September 2020 11:00 am AEST: Join me as a speak with Matt Lamers about the key markets across the globe. Matt is one of the most informed cannabis experts on the plan. Matt’s territories cover North and South America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa.
Drug Policy Public Discussion Forum [Sydney]
Hemp, Health & Innovation Expo Postponed until 2021!
Garden States – Cultivating Plant Knowledge Postponed until 2021!
As the struggle over medical cannabis intensifies and patients find themselves increasingly on the periphery of a debate in which their role should be central, we reproduce – with thanks – a selection of anonymous testimonials from individuals using cannabis medicines throughout Australia between late 2015 and 2020. The collection continues to grow . . . Got any true life mediweed stories of your own? If you’d like to include your personal experience among these important voices, please email firstname.lastname@example.org We’d love to hear from you!