• Bavarian Police Forced to Pay Damages for Destroying Patient’s Cannabis
    by Michael Knodt on December 18, 2017 at 9:03 PM

    Due to a successful regulatory complaint, the Munich Police had to pay back 6.60 euros ($7.50) to a Bavarian cannabis patient for 0.3 grams of confiscated medical marijuana. The police destroyed the legal medicine of the 31-year-old as part of a personal check. “Thus, it should now be clear to the Bavarian police that cannabis [... […]

  • New Zealand’s Medical Marijuana Bill is Coming This Week
    by Jon Hiltz on December 18, 2017 at 7:35 PM

    After over a half-year of waiting, it finally looks like New Zealand will get a medical marijuana bill introduced this week. In a trickle of empathy in June, Health Minister Peter Dunne announced that doctors in the Kiwi nation were allowed to prescribe CBD for conditions including epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, among others. Since that [... […]

  • California Congressman to Feds: Legalize Pot, Commute Sentences
    by Monterey Bud on December 18, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    On Sunday, a California congressman took to Twitter, suggesting the federal government should legalize cannabis and commute the sentences of individuals convicted of marijuana possession. Ro Khanna (D-CA), a vocal adversary of marijuana prohibition, has fired off a number of pro-legalization Tweets during the Holiday Season. Smart marijuana policy can lead to economic growth and [... […]

  • Here’s an Easy Recipe to Make Cannabis-Infused Latkes for Hanukkah
    by Allie Beckett on December 15, 2017 at 10:05 PM

    The candles are slowly being lit, the dreidels are spinning, the delicious smells of sufganiyot and loukoumade donuts are wafting in the air — Hanukkah is finally upon us. Inspired by the Hanukkah miracle, a one-day supply of olive oil providing fire and light for eight nights, many foods surrounding the celebration are fried with [... […]

  • Colorado: ‘Highly Desired’ Marijuana Sales Report Now Released Monthly
    by Monterey Bud on December 15, 2017 at 6:25 PM

    Colorado’s annual marijuana sales are on pace to reach an all-time high, according to a new monthly report published by the Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR). Announced by the CDOR on Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Centennial State is reporting they’ve topped more than $4.2 billion in marijuana sales since 2014. Convenient and concise, Colorado’s new [... […]

  • Bermuda Senate Approves Cannabis Decriminalization
    by Jon Hiltz on December 15, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Not even a week after Bermuda’s House of Assembly passed a bill to decriminalize cannabis possession, the Senate has done the same. With support from all sides, the island nation pushed forward on its Misuse of Drugs [Decriminalization of Cannabis] Amendment Act 2017, which removes criminal prosecution for the possession of 7 grams of cannabis [... […]

  • Study Says Cannabis Helps HIV Patients Maintain Cognitive Function
    by Duke London on December 15, 2017 at 1:10 AM

    In a potentially groundbreaking discovery, a new Michigan State University (MSU) study says that medical marijuana may be able to decelerate the mental decline that affects as many as 50 percent of patients with HIV. “It’s believed that cognitive function decreases in many of those with HIV partly due to chronic inflammation that occurs in [... […]

  • Switzerland: CBD Products Should Not Look like Candy
    by Michael Knodt on December 14, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    Newly emerging in Switzerland, opponents of cannabis reform are up in arms about the colorful packaging of CBD products, which they claim entices both children and adolescents to consume cannabis. However, the main point of contention for Swiss lawmakers is not THC-infused edibles and their possible confusion with non-medicated goods. The sticking point for anti-legalization [... […]

  • Norway Has Decriminalized Drug Use
    by Jon Hiltz on December 14, 2017 at 6:23 PM

    A significant win for drug reform was announced on Sunday with news that Norway’s Parliament has effectively decriminalized all drug use. The Scandinavian nation stated that the responsibility of handling the estimated 10,000 drug addicts or more, most of whom are addicted to heroin, will transfer from the country’s justice system to its health department. [... […]

  • Canna Claus Survival Guide: Buds, Dabs, and Oils for Christmas 2017
    by Monterey Bud on December 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    Canna Claus will be busy packing mom and dad’s stockings with something new this year on Christmas Eve, sparking joy with the gift of marijuana and her intoxicating derivatives. Marijuana dispensaries in Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Washington State will most likely witness their average per-person sales increase by double digits the week before [... […]