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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 […]

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 […]

So what about hemp and CBD in China?

While the US only recently passed the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized industrial hemp, China is already ahead and has become the largest producer of hemp in the world with 400,000 acres/162,000 ha. Since a couple of years, China has also legalized the extraction of CBD from industrial hemp, which has been used in the increasing […]

Historic cannabis hearing in the USA, regulation works better than prohibition. Must watch!

The House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security heard testimony Wednesday about the impacts of US marijuana prohibition on American lives and freedoms, as well as the necessary road ahead to protect them. Legal, health, and industry experts addressed members of Congress about the known social benefits of legalization, the massive marijuana arrest rates that continue in […]

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.

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 […]

Coming up: Coffeeshop owners speak out

The Dutch association “Platform Coffeeshop owners in the Netherlands” (PCN) held a conference in order to unite the coffeeshop community, and to make a strong stand against the current cannabis policy of the Dutch government. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DUTCH HYPOCRITE CANNABIS POLICY IN THIS VIDEO Over the last years the once so tolerant and […]

Countries can reform under UN law

The international drug control regimes are outdated and do not meet current human rights standards and public health needs. Provisions in three historically prohibitionist United Nations treaties – the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and the 1988 Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances – […]