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Thu
15
May

Uruguay Eyes Canadian Marijuana

On April 1, Uruguay's legalisation of marijuana, the very first among the world, takes effect. To prepare for the influx of demand, the small South American nation has taken its sights on Canada to fill in the gaps.

Ratified in December 2013, Uruguay legalised the growing and selling of marijuana as a source of revenue. Uruguay residents may grow six marijuana plants in their homes per year, or as much as 480 grams (about 17 ounces). Smoking clubs with 15 to 45 members can grow up to 99 plants per year.

However, cultivation processes and operations take time way beyond the four months since the bill was thumbed up by the Uruguay Senate.

Sun
11
May

Swazi gold keeps a kingdom alive

FOR many Swazis, the dagga trade can mean the difference between life and death.

Poverty reaches new lows in the tiny landlocked country. The average Swazi will live to only 48 and 29% of children under five are stunted. According to US think-tank Freedom House, 66% of Swazis are unable to meet their basic food needs.

Dagga makes a difference. The powerful local variant of the drug is legendary among users in Europe and the US, to where it has been smuggled for decades. I n the past few years, insiders say, growing, harvesting and selling of the plant have become more organised and farmers have consolidated to set up semiformal operations.

Sun
11
May

UPDATED | Get Ready For May Celebrations Across The Country: - The High Community (THC)

This year’s 420 celebrations were nothing short of spectacular! Voices and press from other events suggests it was a nationwide success. Stoner’s from all around relented through the stark clouds and heavy rain to demonstrate a powerful statement, we want cannabis reform.

But now the clouds have cleared and the fun is over, where are the next 420 styled events?

Luckily for you we have an incredibly pro-active and thriving cannabis community hosting a spectrum exciting events all across the country this bank holiday weekend and beyond.

Also if anyone has a calculator, an abacus or a spare pair of eyeballs, could you please lend it to the Daily Mail team as they are really struggling to count recently. Many thanks.

Sat
03
May

‘Dagga keeps me alive’ - Independent on Saturday | News

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Durban - A Scottburgh pensioner whom doctors expected to die from cancer last year but now feels stronger thanks to a dagga-based oil, is scheduled to lead Saturday’s Global Cannabis Day in Durban.

Until last year, Harry du Plessis always considered the illegal herb “a no-no”.

“I never smoked, I never drank except for half a glass of champagne when I got married and a beer shandy once when I went fishing,” he told The Independent on Saturday.

Why would this 77-year-old indulge in the extracts of an illegal plant and campaign for it to be made legal to use in all its forms?

Fri
02
May

Uruguay leader calls Colorado pot law 'a fiction'

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica says Uruguay's legal marijuana market will be much better than the system in Colorado, which doesn't track the drug after sale. And he says the medical marijuana laws many U.S. states have adopted are based on "hypocrisy" because they enable people to fake illnesses to get prescription weed.

Mujica also predicted Friday that Uruguay's system will be much tougher on drug users, and more effective in combatting illegal drug trafficking.

Mujica, who will visit President Barack Obama in the White House on May 12, says his government will license and regulate the entire marijuana business, enforcing pot possession rules as well as limits on production and sales so that violators get punished and addicts get help.

Wed
30
Apr

GW Pharmaceuticals announces that Sativex receives fast track designation from FDA in cancer pain

GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, has announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to Sativex® for the treatment of pain in patients with advanced cancer, who experience inadequate analgesia during optimized chronic opioid therapy. Sativex is currently in Phase 3 clinical trials for this indication.

Wed
30
Apr

Cannabis: the fabric of Japan

An increasing number of states in the U.S. are easing policies on cannabis prohibition but little discussion has taken place in Japan on the potential benefits of adopting a similar approach. As various locations around the world celebrate annual April 20 marijuana festivals, we examine the country’s historical and cultural links to the much-maligned weed.


When Junichi Takayasu was 3 years old, a picture book about ninjas changed his life forever. What fascinated him most, however, wasn’t the assassins’ stealthy skills or secret gadgets but their usage of a very special plant.

Mon
21
Apr

UK wants no role in Caribbean ganja debate - News

UK wants no role in Caribbean ganja debate

Monday, April 21, 2014    

Mon
21
Apr

‘Purple Kush’ recall another road bump after new medical marijuana rules rolled out

VANCOUVER — Purple Kush is considered a lucrative marijuana strain, quick to flower and capable of producing fat, dark green buds that bring to mind berries when sniffed.

Growers love the stuff; so do many consumers. Purple Kush is renowned for its euphoric, long-lasting high.

It was the only strain offered by B.C.-based Greenleaf Medicinals Ltd., one of just a dozen companies that received Health Canada permits to produce and sell medical-grade dried marijuana, under a new regulatory regime that went into effect April 1.

Sat
19
Apr

Dagga activists to hold ‘4.20’ celebration - Gauteng | IOL News

Copy of sa smoking daggaINDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERSAccording to Wikipedia, April 20 - or '4.20' - has become a day of marijuana celebration, particularly in North America. Picture: Neo Ntsoma

Johannesburg - A party to raise funds for a legal challenge against dagga prohibition laws will be held in Johannesburg on Sunday, cannabis non-profit organisation Green Fields For All said on Saturday.

“This the second year of our 4.20 party, a date 'sacred' to the worldwide cannabis culture,” spokesman Julian Stobbs said.

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