Justin Trudeau And The Cannabis Factory

Cannabis in Canada

CANADA: At a former Hershey’s chocolate factory just outside Ottawa a company called Tweed now produces a rather different confection: marijuana for Canada’s tightly regulated medical market. Under the gaze of surveillance cameras, scientists in lab coats concoct new cannabis-based blends in near-sterile conditions. A repurposed candy mixer does the blending. Only in the growing rooms Read the full article…

‘Grandma’s Magic Remedy:’ Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Secret

A debate on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational or medicinal uses in Mexico is in its infant stages, but Mexicans have used cannabis for therapeutic purposes for centuries.

MEXICO: When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country’s cannabis ban, but her family has used the concoction to treat ailments since she was a child, handing it down the generations. “I really have a lot of faith in it,” said the Read the full article…

Mexico Issues First Permits For Growing And Possessing Marijuana

The government's medical protection agency said the permits will apply only to the four plaintiffs who won a November Supreme Court ruling

MEXICO: The Mexican government granted the first permits allowing growing and possession of marijuana for personal use on Friday. The government’s medical protection agency said the permits will apply only to the four plaintiffs who won a November Supreme Court ruling. The permits won’t allow smoking marijuana in the presence of children or anyone who hasn’t given Read the full article…

Canada To Become First G7 Nation To Legalize Marijuana

Canada will next year become the first country in the G7 bloc of leading economies to legalize marijuana

CANADA: Canada will next year become the first country in the G7 bloc of leading economies to legalize marijuana, the government said Friday in a speech by the governor general. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had promised the move during the recent election campaign that swept his Liberals to power, after two previous administrations failed to follow Read the full article…

International Drug Laws: Iran Takes Steps Towards legalizing cannabis

he Expediency Council), illustrated what could become a potential alternative to Iran’s current drug policy – including a move which that could include measures towards legalization of cannabis and opium.

IRAN: After Uruguay courageously legalized the use of cannabis under a new drug policy, could Iran be the next country to make it legal? From the outside, the image of Iran as retrograde and inherently conservative hardly fits with the reality of a more dynamic domestic political debate within. But drug policy is one of the Read the full article…