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UN drugs watchdog out of tune with reality

Earlier this week, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) – the UN watchdog on compliance with the international drug control conventions – has released its latest position on cannabis which largely warns against ‘medical cannabis’ rather than welcoming the many advances in the therapeutic applications of the plant. Recreational and medical cannabis are “contrary to […]

Is the EU killing CBD products?

You might soon find yourself looking for your CBD infused products you were buying at your local drugstore, but they’ve suddenly vanished. CBD could soon only be available in pharmacies.  “Until a further update from the EU, consumers, vendors, and manufacturers may find that the sale of CBD oils, supplements and food is disrupted” warns […]

EU parliament calls to take medical cannabis seriously, patients hopeful

On Wednesday, February 13th, the European Parliament adopted a medicinal cannabis resolution following the news earlier about the World Health Organization’s recommendations to reschedule cannabis. European Parliament recognizes the value of medicinal use of cannabis In the press release distributed by the European Parliament, bullet points are: – The EU should stimulate innovation in medical […]

Luxembourg’s Cannabis Legalization: How? When?

uring a press conference in November 2018, the new coalition government of Luxembourg surprised everyone by announcing their plans to legalize cannabis for recreational use. It wasn’t a complete surprise to those paying attention to the small country bordering Belgium, Germany, and France. After all, the previous government (which mostly carried on into the next […]

Dutch Approve Regulated Coffeeshop Supply Chain Trials

oday the Dutch government voted in favor of starting trials with a regulated supply chain for the coffeeshops. It is an unprecedented move, as never before has the supply chain been regulated. Until these trials, all coffeeshops were dealing with the black market for their supplies. Regulated coffeeshop supply chain trials With these trials, 10 (to […]

Farm Bill 2018: what’s next for hemp in USA?

With President Trump’s signature on the Farm Bill in December 2018, Industrial Hemp has been deemed legal again anywhere in the United States after it was made illegal in 1970. The legal history of Industrial Hemp in the United States It isn’t the first time hemp is legalized. The 1937 Marijuana Tax Act regulated hemp […]

Looking back, looking forward

The green revolution is happening and it is televised. Cannabis News Network bringing news first, broadcasting main events sifting out essential developments. Mainstream media, naturally, are always lagging behind. We showed the game changing benefits of hemp and followed international politics, from the “Trial of the Plant” in South Africa, to the story of indigenous peoples in Colombia. Battles for […]