Thailand moves to legalise medical cannabis amid concerns Western monopolies will dominate

Thailand’s parliament has almost unanimously passed a bill to legalise medical cannabis, with only one member of the National Legislative Assembly abstaining and none opposing. The bill would amend the country’s Narcotics Act and also legalise the medical use of kratom, a plant indigenous to Thailand – but not officially recognised – as a treatment […]

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This Week In Weed – 18 November 2018

THC helps boy’s Tourette’s An eight-year-old boy with Tourette’s saw his involuntary tics alleviated after being given daily doses of cannabis oil. The unnamed youngster, believed to be from Poland, was left suicidal and housebound – until his random arm movements and vocal tics almost halved in severity after being given a THC-based oil, according […]

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This Week In Weed – 4 November 2018

Supply shortage in Canada deepens Demand continues to outstrip supply two weeks after Canada became the first G20 country to legalise cannabis. Rosalie Wyonch, a policy analyst at the CD Howe Institute, said the problem has developed “faster than I would have expected”. When Colorado legalised recreational cannabis, it took some three years for supply […]

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Warning signs: Canada’s plain (and plastic) packaging policy

Cannabis may have been legalised in Canada but regulation has gone above and beyond to make sure that it is not seen as part of an attractive lifestyle. Health Canada has enforced rules that make the packaging bland apart from loud health warnings. Unfortunately it did not take the same consideration in terms of the […]

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