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Dutch councils aim high in dope growing experiment

Den Haag - Local Dutch councils are queueing up to join a government experiment to grow marijuana which could see its production legally licenced in the Netherlands, the NOS broadcaster said Tuesday.

Turning weed into wine in Lebanon

- Sitting among the vines of Sauvignon Blanc and Tempranillo growing on his spectacular farm in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Michel Emad remembers the not-so-distant time when he opted to cultivate cannabis.

Australia cautiously enters medical marijuana market

Melbourne - At a secret location in Australia's southeast, Peter Crook delicately tends to a two-month-old cannabis cutting.

Polish lawmakers legalise medicinal marijuana

Varsovia - Poland's lower house of parliament, which is controlled by the conservatives, on Thursday voted to make medicinal marijuana legal under certain circumstances.

Cannabis reverses brain aging process in new study

Bonn - The new study relates to an animal model. Here scientists have restored the memory performance of Methuselah mice to a juvenile stage. The leading question is: could this effect also be seen with people?

France to scrap prison terms for cannabis users

Paris - France will introduce a law by year's end that will end prison terms for cannabis use, although consuming the drug will remain a criminal offence, a government spokesman said Friday.

Op-Ed: Cannabis ‘reverses brain aging, improves memory’: New study

Jerusalem - For decades, the War on Weed has emphasized health risks. For the last 20 years, nothing but health positives have been discovered. A new study throws a light on both fake news of the past and fabulous science of the future.

Swiss oasis for legal cannabis, without the high

Lausanne - A grey-haired woman in her early 60s daintily lifts small trays topped with different varieties of marijuana to her nose, sniffing each of them carefully."Which one would you recommend for someone with medical issues?

Canada unveils legislation to legalize cannabis

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government unveiled legislation Thursday to fully legalize marijuana, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay.

Canada set to unveil legislation legalizing cannabis

Ottawa - The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil legislation on Thursday to fully legalize recreational marijuana use, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay.

New medical cannabis chewing gum set for launch

A new cannabis chewing gum is in development by the biotechnology company AXIM Biotechnologies. The new product will be branded CanChew Plus and it is an advancement on gum already on the market.

Are legal marijuana sales adversely affecting the environment?

The progressive legislation across the U.S. in allowing the legal cultivation of marijuana is helping many people with defined medical conditions. However, the expansion of growing cannabis plants is having an environmental impact.

German lawmakers green-light medical cannabis use

Berlin - German lawmakers on Thursday legalised cannabis use for medical purposes for people with serious diseases such as certain cancers and multiple sclerosis.

As marijuana use increases, societal perceptions are altering

Seattle - A new report, seeking to understand if perceptions about marijuana use are changing with the greater liberalization in the U.S., has found the most significant affect to be among eighth- and tenth-graders.

Compound for chronic pain treatment without side effects

The brain’s cannabis receptors can be used to help manage chronic pain, in a way that does not trigger the side effects linked with opioid-based pain relievers or medical marijuana.

Denmark to trial medical cannabis programme

Copenhagen - The Danish government on Tuesday announced a four-year trial programme for medical cannabis use starting in 2018, saying it would target "some of the patients who self-medicate with illegal products.

Cannabis: The new Californian gold rush

Adelanto - Two years ago, the city of Adelanto, a crumbling outpost in California's Mojave desert, was facing a bleak future as it teetered on the brink of bankruptcy and struggled with double-digit unemployment.

Magnetic nanotech leads to marijuana roadside test

Researchers have successfully used magnetic nanotechnology to develop a rapid test for marijuana in a person. The application will be used as a road side test for police officers.

Cannabis chef takes fine dining to new high

Los Angeles - Christopher Sayegh holds up two syringes filled with cannabis compound, primed to pump tiny amounts into a pomegranate sorbet, or a juicy cut of Wagyu Japanese beef as part of a bold new sensory experiment.

Italian MPs debate controversial cannabis law

Rome - Italian lawmakers began discussing a proposal Monday to authorise the recreational use and growing of cannabis -- a highly inflammatory topic, with the government declining to take sides.

Son calls police because dad destroys his cannabis plants

Darwin - A man contacted the police in Australia because his father had destroyed the son's small set of cannabis plants. The son was complaining about the destruction of his illicit cultivars.

Uruguay to sign up smokers to buy state marijuana

Montevideo - Uruguay will this month start signing up smokers to buy marijuana from pharmacies in the world's first scheme for state-production and sale of the drug, an official source said Wednesday.

Green hopes as Australia legalises medical cannabis

Nimbin - Jai Whitelaw was 10 when he first took medical cannabis, given to him by his mother in a bid to treat the debilitating epilepsy that saw him endure up to 500 seizures a day.

Germany to legalise medicinal cannabis: Minister

Berlin - Germany is to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes early next year, the health minister said on Tuesday.

Breathalyzer invented to detect marijuana use

Toronto - It had to happen at some stage. The world’s first breathalyzer that can detect if someone is under the influence of marijuana has been invented. The device is likely to be adopted by many law enforcement agencies.

Malaysian caught with half a ton of cannabis in Thailand

Bangkok - Police authorities in Thailand announced Tuesday the arrest of a Malaysian who attempted to smuggle half a ton of cannabis into his country.

Cannabis walls saved India's ancient Ellora caves

A recently published study shows cannabis helped to preserve ancient Indian paintings at Ellora caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site, from decaying for 1,500 years.

Future growth in the medical marijuana sector

The company Cannabis Science, Inc. is one example of a company seeking increased growth in the medical marijuana sector during 2016, tapping into the burgeoning North American medical marijuana market.

Unrepentant Dutch cannabis grower revels in court 'win'

Appelscha - Once in his greenhouse in a remote Dutch village, Doede de Jong proudly nurtured a thriving cannabis crop to sell to local users. Now only five plants remain, after the police moved in.

Smoking high-strength skunk cannabis damages the brain

A new study suggests smoking high-strength "skunk" cannabis can damage the brain by breaking down communications between its two halves.
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