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Why aren’t we building more with hemp? – Part 1

The United Nations recently discussed the environmental and climate change issues our world is dealing with today. There are a lot of possibilities to save the environment, including the increased use of hemp. A lot of people – including the famous Jack Herer – have even said that hemp can save the world. There are […]

Cannabis and the United Nations: Last Chance for Relevance?

Once pushing for a Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, nowadays the United States is the main violator of the 1961 treaty. In April this year, in New York, the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, UNGASS, is going to reevaluate this convention.

5 year old first patient to receive legal cannabis oil in Poland

Cannabis News Network with a report on the state of cannabis in Poland. Cannabis in Poland is illegal, with no medicinal cannabis program in place for patients who could potentially benefit from the multi-purpose plant.

Foul play: The criminalization of Dutch coffeeshop owners

Cannabis News Network presents you with a follow-up on the dramatic case of Johan van Laarhoven. This former Dutch coffeeshop entrepreneur and his wife are still being imprisoned in Thailand under horrific conditions.

Colombia Gold: Cannabis Politics | Part 1 | Cannabis News Network

Colombia is perhaps best known among most people for the failed War on Drugs, thanks to Netflix’ internationally acclaimed ‘Narcos’ which debuted in 2015. Whereas the whole world was introduced to the horrors of a failed War on Drugs in the beautiful country of Colombia, the country itself wanted to move on from a war […]

Global Medical Cannabis Summit Dublin 2016: Report & Interviews

We are happy to present our latest installment on ‘Advancements in the Age of Cannabis’, a global medical cannabis summit in Dublin (September 2016). The Cannabis News Network team took off to Dublin, Ireland, earlier this month to attend The Global Medical Cannabis Summit: Advancements in the Age of Cannabis. Surprising to say the least when you realize […]

Hemp farmers in Portugal: 2019 is a lost year.

Portuguese hemp farmers are giving up on the 2019 growing season due to continuing jurisdictional confusion between two government agencies over licensing. The problem started when Portugal’s Ministry of Agriculture issued a clarification in January 2019 making all hemp related authorizations subject to review by INFARMED, the Portuguese Health Regulator that has authority over pharmaceutical […]

Inside the world’s oldest hemp conference EIHA16: ‘CBD is a global Wild West’

No better way to find out what’s happening in the industrial hemp sector and the booming CBD trade than to visit the oldest and biggest industrial hemp conference in the world, the EIHA in Cologne, Germany. One of the main takeaways from the record-breaking 16th edition is the need for the European hemp industry to […]

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 […]

Coming up: Thai delegation investigating cannabis

The Dutch government, famous for its tolerant stands towards cannabis since the early ‘70s, have shifted towards a war on cannabis. This war is being waged on multiple fronts. One of these battles is against Johan van Laarhoven, a retired coffeeshop entrepreneur living in Thailand. The Dutch government accuses him of laundering money earned by […]