On Monday, November 4th, 2013, the Police of the Czech Republic launched an unprecedented operation evidently aimed at liquidating growshops, i.e. shops with accessories for growing plants. These shops offer entirely legal products, mainly growing technology, substrates, fertilizer and plant seeds. During the state-wide raid, more than 50 such shops that have been in business […]
The administrative court of Berlin ruled on 11th of December 2012 that the organisers of the Hanfparade were correct in their plans for the demonstration in 2011 and declared the behaviour of the Government Agency for assembly as illegal. In 2011 the agency forbid most parts of the final and closing part of the Hanfparade […]
A study in the August edition of The Journal of School Health finds that the generations old theory of a “gateway drug” effect is in fact accurate for some drug users, but shifts the blame for those addicts’ escalating substance abuse away from marijuana and onto the most pervasive and socially accepted drug in American […]
Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have discovered that marijuana-like chemicals trigger receptors on human immune cells that can directly inhibit a type of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) found in late-stage AIDS, according to new findings published online in the journal PLoS ONE.
By: Alison Crocket, Senior Advisor, UNAIDS Date: 15 March 2012 Place: Vienna, Austria Occasion: Fifty-fifth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs Statement to the Fifty-fifth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs Thank you madam chair, For giving me the floor to address this plenary session on preventing HIV transmission amongst injecting drug users. […]
All 16 of the cannabis coffee shops in the city of Haarlem have united in opposition to the Dutch government’s Weed Pass program, which would bar foreigners from entry to the coffee shops and make the coffee shops “members only” for Dutch citizens. The plan foresees placing a cap on the number of members each […]
President Juan Manuel Santos said during his appearance at the Hay Festival in Cartagena that he would legalize drugs in Colombia, the world’s largest cocaine producer, if that decision is accepted by the rest of the world.
WASHINGTON, DC — A question advocating marijuana legalization from a retired LAPD deputy chief of police won twice as many votes as any other video question in the White House’s “Your Interview with the President” competition on YouTube this weekend. President Obama is slated to answer some of the top-voted questions on Monday.
In Berlin we have a public hearing on Cannabis Social Clubs on January, 25th ( http://www.facebook.com/events/160644777372097/ ). Last autumn the left made a request on CSCs in the German Bundestag. Now the parties will to inform themself about “the danger of cannabis”. Guests are welcome! (Photo Bundestag by Jürgen Matern) Speakers Dr. Klaus Behrendt, Deutsche […]
Source: Washington Post 16 December 2011 MEXICO CITY — Latin American leaders have joined together to condemn the U.S. government for soaring drug violence in their countries, blaming the United States for the transnational cartels that have grown rich and powerful smuggling dope north and guns south.