This Week In Weed – 21 September 2018

South Africa legalises private use of cannabis South Africa’s Constitutional Court has approved the private use and cultivation of cannabis and told its Parliament to change the law within 24 months. In a unanimous ruling, judges declared as unconstitutional three sections of the Constitution that prohibited cannabis consumption, possession and cultivation. Selling and smoking cannabis – popularly known as “dagga” in South Africa – in public places remains illegal. South Africa joins a growing list of African countries embracing the legal use of marijuana. Last year, Lesotho became the first…

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This Week In Weed – 16 September 2018

A Senate committee has rejected a proposed reform to legalise cannabis in Australia, despite the argument it would ease the burden on police and bring in $300 million extra in state revenue a year. Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm has proposed federal laws to legalise cannabis for recreational, medicinal, industrial and other purposes. Figures from the National Drug Strategy show one in 10 Australians over the age of 14 used it in 2016 and 35 per cent of Australians had indulged in their lifetime. However, the he committee said that…

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This Week In Weed – 9 September 2018

Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk has made headlines for smoking weed during an interview with Joe Rogan – hardly his biggest controversy! Towards the end of the conversation, which covered everything from Musk’s infamous flamethrowers to plans for an electric plane, the Tesla founder appeared surprised when Rogan took a joint out of a glass vial. After being assured it was legal, he took up the offer. It was Musk’s first public appearance since he last month abandoned his bid to take Tesla private in a record £55bn deal, after the…

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Canadian Army Can Legally Get High/Smoke Weed

With cannabis being legalised in Canada, the country’s military are set to receive instructions about when they are allowed to consume the drug – but they will be allowed to. According to reports, the Department of National Defence is moving to make the rules clear to its 100,000 members. They will be banned from consuming marijuana eight hours before duty. In some situations, both consumption and possession of cannabis would be banned, including when a military member is deployed to an international operation, except for a period of authorized leave.…

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This Week In Weed – 20 August

A cannabis gardener caught tending a crop of 203 plants worth up to £173,000 told a court that he has “had enough” of life in the UK. Cristian Demiraj, 22, was arrested in June after a police raid. A prosecutor said “the entire house had been converted into a cannabis farm”. However, Demiraj had only been working there two days and was forced into it in order to pay off debt. He has been given an eight-month sentence although he should be released in four.     Constellation Brands, the…

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