The DEA Has Failed To Eradicate Marijuana. Some Members Of Congress Want It To Stop Trying.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Drug Enforcement Administration is not having a great year. The chief of the agency stepped down in April under a cloud of scandal. The acting administrator since then has courted ridicule for saying pot is “probably not” as dangerous as heroin, and more recently he provoked 100,000 petition-signers and seven members of Congress to call for his Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization Is The New Gay Marriage

We liberals need a new movement that will once again put conservatives on the wrong side of history.

Now that gay marriage is legal, what’s next? We liberals need a new movement that will once again put conservatives on the wrong side of history. The LA Timesreports the answer might be marijuana: The latest sign was the full-throated call last week by Sen. Bernie Sanders to end federal prohibition. With that one move, the candidate Read the full article…

Australia To Lift Ban On Medical Cannabis

"This Government is incredibly sympathetic to the suffering of those Australians with debilitating illnesses and we want to enable access to the most effective medical treatments available," Health Minister Sussan Ley said in a statement.

AUSTRALIA: The Australian government has announced plans to allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes. Under current laws, marijuana is classified as an illegal drug, and while penalties vary from state to state, people who grow, use, possess or sell it can be fined or sent to prison. In a statement Saturday, Read the full article…

Geoffrey Edelsten Will Sell Medical Marijuana

Maverick medico Geoffrey Edelsten has teamed up with a colleague who he claims holds a licence to grow cannabis in Nevada.

AUSTRALIA:  Maverick medico Geoffrey Edelsten has teamed up with a colleague in Canada who he claims holds a licence to grow Cannabis in Nevada and the two plan to buy a range of marijuana dispensaries in the US. Spotting a looming lucrative market, Edelsten, who was deregistered as a doctor in 1988, also plans to Read the full article…

Australia Next To Legalise Medical Marijuana In August

Australia could be the next nation to legalise medical marijuana as senators from all the major political parties are set to endorse a bill giving cannabis the green light.

AUSTRALIA:  Australia could be the next nation to legalise medical marijuana as senators from all the major political parties are set to endorse a bill giving cannabis the green light. Led by Greens Leader Richard Di Natale​, a committee made up of Coalition, Labor and cross-bench senators will strongly recommend that Parliament pass the bill Read the full article…

Seizure-Plagued-Teen In Coma Approved For Cannabis Treatment On ‘Compassionate Grounds’

A Nelson teenager in an induced coma has been granted the one-off use of cannabis treatment to help his condition after the Government approved the drug on "compassionate grounds".

AUSTRALIA:  A Nelson teenager in an induced coma has been granted the one-off use of cannabis treatment to help his condition after the Government approved the drug on “compassionate grounds”. Today, Associate Minister of Health Hon Peter Dunne granted the use of Elixinol, a cannabidiol (CBD) product from the United States, to be administered by Read the full article…

Plan To Grow Cannabis On Norfolk Island For Export Overseas Goes Up In Smoke

The Federal Government has ordered an urgent review after a licence was granted to grow a commercial crop of marijuana on Australian soil.

AUSTRALIA:  The Federal Government has ordered an urgent review after a licence was granted to grow a commercial crop of marijuana on Australian soil. The AusCann group announced plans to cultivate the drug on Norfolk Island and export medicinal cannabis to Canada, where doctors can grant approval for patients to purchase cannabis from licensed producers. Read the full article…

Kentucky Industrial Hemp Production Starting Second Planting

Currently in the experimental stage, hemp production methods at the 20 Kentucky growers have been in line with how the plant is grown in Canada

KENTUCKY: From THC levels to plant shape and uses, industrial hemp is worlds apart from its cannabis cousin marijuana, Maysville Rotary Club members learned on Tuesday. Speaking at its meeting was Adam Watson, manager of the Organic Certification Program at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Watson is also coordinator for the industrial hemp program in Kentucky Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Company To List On ASX

Although listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, PhytoTech will use marijuana grown in California and Uruguay to develop medical products in Israel.

AUSTRALIA:  In the United States, it is known as the dot bong boom. And although in Australia cannabis does not – yet – flow as freely, the first medical marijuana company is about to list on the Australian Securities Exchange. Perth-based PhytoTech Medical will lodge its disclosure document in late November, with the aim of Read the full article…

Marijuana Grow Ops Wreck Properties

Marijuana grow operations can cause severe damage to rental properties in the form of the extensive structural alterations.

AUSTRALIA:  In addition to incurring unwanted complications involving law enforcement, the running of marijuana grow operations by tenants can pose a plethora of hazards to the condition of rental properties as well as the health of current and subsequent occupants. One of the chief hazards to properties caused by marijuana grow operations is water damage, given that the illicit cultivation of cannabis involves Read the full article…