Saturday, March 23, 2019

European Parliament Joins WHO In Supporting Medical Cannabis

The European Parliament voted last month in favor of a resolution that would help advance medical cannabis in the countries that form...
who recommends rescheduling cannabis international law

World Health Organization Recommends Rescheduling Cannabis Under International Law

Marijuana and its key components should be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties, according to global health experts at the United Nations.
Mexico marijuana legalization

Mexico Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill

In July 2018, the liberal, reformist Morena party, led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, won the national presidential election. Its platform emphasizes...
Israel export medical marijuana

Israeli Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing Exports of Medical Marijuana

Israel's parliament (the “Knesset”) has voted in favor of a long-awaited and controversial law to allow exports of medical marijuana.
Thailand legalizes medical marijuana

Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Adding to the growing list of countries that have recognized the medicinal properties of cannabis, the Southeast Asian country of Thailand has...
Luxembourg marijuana legalization

Luxembourg Could Become First EU Country To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

In late November 2018, representatives of three political parties that form the incoming coalition government of Luxembourg--the Democratic Party, the Luxembourg Socialist...
New Zealand legalizes medical marijuana

New Zealand Relaxes Medical Marijuana Laws Ahead Of Full Legalization Vote

The government of New Zealand passed a law on December 11 that will allow the terminally ill to use cannabis. In addition, a national...
WHO delays marijuana rescheduling recommendation

World Health Organization Postpones Recommendation On International Cannabis Rescheduling

On December 7, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations announced that it was postponing its recommendation on rescheduling...
Medical Cannabis UK

Cannabis-Derived Medical Products Are Now Available to UK Patients

On November 1, medical cannabis became legal in the United Kingdom, as promised in July. Home Secretary Sajid Javid issued an announcement detailing the...

Review Shows Exponential Growth in Cannabis Research

A review of scientific literature shows that research into the medical potential of marijuana has greatly increased in recent years. Israeli researchers surveyed scientific...