Medical Marijuana NY-Based Biotech Company Enters Clinical Trials

Controlled-release hemp oil CBD chewing gum and matching placebo gums will be tested for the clinical studies

NEW YORK:  AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc., a world leader in cannabinoid research and development, has entered clinical trials on treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with the Company’s CanChew Plus cannabidiol (CBD) gum at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Human Clinical Trials Detail Include: Controlled-release hemp oil CBD chewing gum and matching placebo gums will be tested for the Read the full article…

Holland’s New Marijuana Laws Are Changing Old Amsterdam

Cannabis with more than 15 percent of the THC that makes it intoxicating is now under consideration to be reclassified as one of the “hard drugs” that come with stiff penalties.

NETHERLANDS:  The last time Derrick Bergman came to Amsterdam to buy cannabis, he did so behind a locked door with a long, thick curtain obscuring his activity from the canal-lined residential street outside, in the quiet Lastage neighborhood. The secretary of the Netherlands’s Union for the Abolition of Cannabis Prohibition, Bergman comes here to weekly Read the full article…

While U.S. States Relax Marijuana Laws, Pot Haven Netherlands Cracks Down, With Mixed Success

NETHERLANDS: A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: “What you looking for … marijuana?” It’s a scene of street peddling that the Netherlands hoped to stamp out in the 1970s when it launched a policy of tolerating “coffee shops” where people could buy and smoke pot freely. But Maastricht’s street dealers are Read the full article…

Cannabis 'Scratch And Sniff' Cards Help Dutch Bust Growers

Though it remains technically illegal, the Netherlands decriminalised the consumption and possession of under five grammes (0.18 ounces) of cannabis in 1976 under a "tolerance" policy.

Authorities turn a blind eye to citizens growing no more than five plants for personal use, though that too is illegal.

NETHERLANDS: A Dutch initiative to combat illegal cannabis cultivation through the use of marijuana-scented “scratch-and-sniff” cards has gone nationwide to alert citizens to what their neighbours may be up to.

Forget Marijuana Madness: Could Marijuana Treat Your Depression

“THC administration reduces the negative bias in emotional processing,” said the researchers. “This adds human evidence to support the hypothesis that the endocannabinoid system is involved in the modulation of emotional processing.”

NETHERLANDS: Depending on who you listen to, marijuana could be the solution for whatever ails you or your ultimate demise; or it could make you dumb and sick. We have a tendency to believe the research not funded by biased parties in support of federal marijuana prohibition—the research that shows cannabis may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and obesity, Read the full article…

Activists hope to make Dunedin 'Cannabis capital'

Activist Julian Crawford hopes to make Dunedin, NZ 'Cannabis capital'

NEW ZEALAND: Marijuana legalization advocates in Dunedin have high hopes the city will become Dunsterdam, the cannabis capital of the South Pacific.

Activists hope to make Dunedin 'Cannabis capital'

Activist Julian Crawford hopes to make Dunedin, NZ 'Cannabis capital'

NEW ZEALAND: Marijuana legalization advocates in Dunedin have high hopes the city will become Dunsterdam, the cannabis capital of the South Pacific.

Could marijuana be Good for mental health? Breakthrough study claims the drug could be used to help treat depression

Smoke it, toke it, vape it, eat it — marijuana in Canada, it seems, is going mainstream.

NETHERLANDS: It’s well-known that marijuana will get you high, but a lesser known side-effect is that it can alter our response to negative emotions and images.

Report: Dutch Lessons For U.S. Marijuana Policy

Dutch Policy a guidepost for US legalization

NETHERLANDS: A new report from the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program finds that the Dutch have effectively separated the markets for marijuana and hard drugs, leading to the “lowest rate of problem drug use in Europe”. The report titled “Coffee Shops and Compromise: Separated Illicit Drug Markets in the Netherlands” finds that only 14 percent of Dutch Read the full article…

Amsterdam for tourists: What's legal?

Will Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops be coming to a Seattle?

NETHERLANDS: You may have noticed an interesting reaction when you tell people you’re traveling to Amsterdam. They sometimes get that curious look, that knowing half-smile on their faces. “Amsterdam,” they say with a mischievous grin, “lucky you!”