Europe's Historic Social Cannabis Clubs: Will They Survive the EU's Legalization Wave Or Be Sidelined By Commercial Operators?
Social or private cannabis clubs have a key role to play in the legalization of cannabis. In South Africa their legality is under court challenge, but in Europe non-profit social clubs are facing a different threat. As more EU nations legalize adult use, will the clubs that shaped European cannabis culture be sidelined by commercial operaters? This is a deep dive into European social cannabis clubs and their history and their models, an overview of their sustainability.
Prince Harry’s Cannabis and Coke Confessions Come Under Scrutiny in the US, Could Affect his Residential Status
The Duke of Sussex faces his US immigration records being opened to the public over his cannabis, cocaine and shroom use in the past, and whether he declared this in his visa application. The application by the conservative Heritage Foundation follows the publication of Prince Harry’s ‘tell-all’ biography, Spare, and could affect his residential status in the US.
Bad Glut Feeling: Canada Has Destroyed At Least 500 tons of Legal Cannabis Since 2018
Canadian producers have destroyed millions of packaged cannabis products and hundreds of tons of unpackaged marijuana since adult use was legalized in late 2018, according to data acquired by MJBizDaily.
Unpacking Psychedelic Therapies: Basically They Enable the Brain to Make New Neural Connections and Break Past Patterns
There’s been an explosion of interest in the potential healing power of psychedelics with more and more research coming onto the market. This is an excerpt from a paper by Edel Hyland of Queen’s University, Belfast, that sums up what psychedelic medicine is all about.
Five Hard Years Pay Off as MedCan Ships First Legal SA Medical Cannabis Flower to UK Based on Price of 8 British Pounds a Gram
MedCann has just delivered South Africa's first legal medical cannabis flower shipment to the UK in what has been hailed as a landmark moment by European online news service The Business of Cannabis.
US Hemp Horror: Danger Signs as Harvests Drop and Values Plunge Through the Floor
Total U.S. hemp fields harvested plunged by nearly 50% in 2022, dropping to just 18,251 acres, according to figures reported by producers to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). American farmers harvested about 33,500 acres in 2021, the first year USDA officially recorded industrial hemp data.
AI and Biotech: Developing New Drugs Faster
The way drugs are developed is being rewritten as we speak. Discovering and approving new drugs is a lengthy process that requires years of development and a dismal success rate, but artificial intelligence (AI) could rev up the process in a major way.
Thailand: Pro Cannabis Party Makes Better Than Expected Parliamentary Gains
A pro-establishment Thai political party that championed the liberalisation of cannabis won more seats than predicted in the country’s elections on Sunday, 14 May 2023, boosting its ability to resist attempts by groups seeking to undo the landmark policy set barely a year ago.
Danish Study of 7 Million Health Records Highlights Risk of Cannabis Use Disorder – Especially Amongst Young Men
As many as 30% of cases of schizophrenia among men aged 21-30 could have been prevented had they avoided cannabis use disorder, according to the study published on 11 May 2023 in Psychological Medicine.
US Perspective on AI and Cannabis: What Answers Lie in the Algorhythms?
There’s been a lot of hope and hand-wringing over how artificial intelligence will reshape medicine, education and our understanding of reality itself. 420 Intel says it seems worth asking how it could affect one of the most popular drugs in America.
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