Cannabis Legalization Petition secures UK Parliamentary Debate

A petition for the full legalization of marijuana in the UK has gathered more than 130,000 signatures in just four days, which means that the lawmakers must now consider debating it in Parliament or at least officially respond to the query.


The electronic petition, created by James Richard Owen, calls for the legalization of the production, sale and use of cannabis and currently has close to 135,000 signatures since being launched on Tuesday.


Senate Committee approves the increase of Veterans' Medical Cannabis Access

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a historic bipartisan amendment Thursday that aims to increase veterans' access to medical marijuana.


The Veterans Equal Access Amendment, added to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, passed the committee 18-12. The measure allows Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their veteran patients.


First Church of Cannabis plans to test Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Law

For thousands of years, religious people have gathered together in houses of worship to sing songs, celebrate sacred rituals, and lift up prayers to God(s) on high. And on July 1, a new religious group in Indiana intends to do just that — but with a lot more emphasis on the “high” part.

A little more than a month from now, the newly-formed First Church of Cannabis is scheduled to hold its first official gathering, where worshippers plan to test the limits of new religious freedom laws by “filling up” the sanctuary with marijuana smoke while observing a sacrament.


World First: Launch of Quebec Registry for Users of Medical Cannabis

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) have launched a registry for users of medical cannabis in Quebec that will allow physicians to better manage its use and monitor patient safety.


This innovative project represents the world's first research database on the use of cannabis for medical purposes and places the province at the forefront of research in the field of medical cannabis.


Smoking Cannabis DOESN’T cause Psychosis in Teens, after all

Bad news for drug prohibitionists – a new study has thrown doubt on the idea that smoking cannabis can cause psychosis in teens.


Drug war advocates have repeatedly cited previous research which showed that teenagers who smoked were at a higher risk of psychotic episodes – using it as evidence that dope is making children crazy.


Legal Cannabis Faces Another US Federal Hurdle: Taxes

Money was pouring into Bruce Nassau’s five Colorado marijuana shops when his accountant called with the bad news: The 2014 tax season was approaching, and Mr. Nassau could not rely on the galaxy of deductions that other businesses use to reduce their tax bills. He was going to owe the Internal Revenue Service a small fortune.


“I had to write a check for $275,000,” Mr. Nassau said. “Unbelievable.”


The First Ever Cannabis Festival has been held in Greece

The first cannabis festival in Greece took place Friday at Syntagma Square in Athens with the participation of the organized SYRIZA youth and the human rights department of the party.


The advocates of legalization of cannabis who organized the festival call it Athens Cannabis Protestival and they ask for legalization of cannabis and soft drugs and the decriminalization of users.


Through the Haze, Paris Protesters call for Fresh Cannabis Laws

Sporting T-shirts and caps printed with marijuana leaves and with joints hanging from their lips, hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday as part of a world march calling for the legalisation of cannabis.


Crowds of protesters, many dressed in Jamaican colours, made their way through the streets of the French capital from the Place de la Republique to Bastille calling for the legalisation of recreational marijuana use.


Cannabis Laws Pose Dilemma for Republican Presidential Hopefuls

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's response in a recent radio interview to a question about legal marijuana was in keeping with his tough-on-crime persona.


A former prosecutor and potential presidential candidate, Christie has long been a staunch opponent of pot, at one time lambasting tax revenue generated from the sale of legal recreational marijuana as "blood money."


You could be suffering from Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD)

Cannabinoid substances don't just grow in marijuana plants. Your own body produces them, and if you don't have enough it can lead to Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD).


The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of the most important components of the human body. The number of physiological processes it is responsible for or involved in is truly amazing. The ECS plays an integral role in biology and appears in many surprising and unexpected places.