Cannabis contains over 80 different compounds called cannabinoids, which have various effects on the human body and brain. The most well-known cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis, and cannabidiol (CBD), which has anti-inflammatory, anti-epileptic, and neuroprotective properties.
The proposal requires cannabis to be grown by licensed cultivators, and sold only through licensed storefronts in order to deter black market sales. Residents can grow up to three plants at home and may purchase and possess up to 20 – 30 grams of cannabis.
Lorna Rothery spoke to Rainer Krüger from the recently formed European Cannabis Association about how the organisation is supporting the development of a stable medical cannabis value chain in Europe.
From beauty and skincare to supplements, beverages and food, CBD has been having a moment for a while now. And with it, the rise of many other hemp-derived cannabinoids, such as CBG and CBN. But there have been others thrown in the mix with an edgier flare, hemp cannabinoids that blur the lines between supportive and recreational. We are talking about alternative cannabinoids, of course!
The focus of the hemp fair in Vienna is the diversity of the hemp plant with its uses as a remedy, raw material and food. People interested in hemp can get a comprehensive overview of the latest trends in the industry at the cannabis fair and find out about and try out thousands of products from producers, experts and entrepreneurs from all over the world.
What a shame that alcohol has influenced this decision and has had an affect on the cannabis users who are totally the opposite of alcohol users. We are very disappointed that the government has confused cannabis users behaviour with alcohol users behaviour, we have been studying cannabis and its effects for a long time ….
Swiss authorities have greenlit a trial of legal cannabis sales for recreational use. The pilot, beginning in late summer, involves the local government, Basel University and the city’s University Psychiatric Clinics.
Under the new eligibility criteria, practitioners will be allowed to issue medical marijuana certifications to any patient they believe may benefit from the medicinal use of cannabis. Previously, the use of medical cannabis was restricted to patients with one or more qualifying medical conditions.
Germany Moves To Legalize Cannabis, Second Country After Malta In Europe. The proposal to establish a regulated market for adult sale and consumption of marijuana and to promote a broader drug policy. The plan, which would open a significant market for growers and dealers, includes a reevaluation of the new law and its repercussions after four years.
An Italian advocacy group announced Sunday that it has collected enough signatures for a proposed ballot measure to decriminalize cannabis cultivation and consumption in order for it to qualify for the Spring 2022 ballot.