Interviews19 Videos

Professor Mechoulam, the Godfather of THC

The Israeli Professor Raphael Mechoulam was the key speaker at the third edition of the UFCM iCare symposium in Strasbourg. The symposium was held on October 22nd 2014, when more than 150 health professionals, researchers and patients gathered to discuss the progress of medicinal cannabis.

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 […]

Interview Jack Cole from LEAP – NYC Cannabis Parade 2016

Cannabis News Network filmed during the 2016 edition of the NYC Cannabis Parade, which took place on the 7th of May in New York, United States. One of the interviews that touched us the most is this one, with LEAP co-founder Jack Cole. “We need to make this drug legal, so we can stop sacrificing millions of our children on […]

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The international drug control regimes are outdated and do not meet current human rights standards and public health needs.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 – […]

Interview Rick Simpson | Cannabis University | Cannabis Liberation Day 2017

From his native Canada, Rick Simpson almost single-handedly launched the global cannabis oil revolution: RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) has become a synonym for medicinal cannabis oil. Based in Eastern Europe he keeps fighting for legalization and broad medicinal application of cannabis. Inside the Cannabis University at Cannabis Liberation Day 2017, Rick Simpson was interviewed by […]

Interview Alan Dronkers | Cannabis University | Cannabis Liberation Day 2017

Alan Dronkers, Ben Dronkers’s oldest son, is known as the family historian, but he’s also an expert breeder. Alan played a vital role in the Sensi Seeds breeding programs in the now legendary Cannabis Castle. Inside the Cannabis University at Cannabis Liberation Day, Alan Dronkers was interviewed by Cannabis News Network’s Steven Kompier.

Interview Ricardo Baca | Cannabis University | Cannabis Liberation Day 2017

VICE called Ricardo Baca (USA) “the nation’s most prestigious cannabis editor” and Forbes counts him as “one of the seven most powerful people in cannabis”. In 2013 Baca became the first cannabis editor of The Denver Post, Colorado’s leading newspaper. He developed The Cannabist website and starred in the documentary Rolling Papers, screened in the […]

Interview Michka Seeliger-Chatelain | Cannabis University | Cannabis Liberation Day 2017

For forty years Michka Seeliger-Chatelain (France) has been fighting for freedom and free access to plants. She published various books on cannabis and is co-founder of Mama Éditions. In 2015 she published her autobiography ‘De la main gauche’. Inside the Cannabis University at Cannabis Liberation Day 2017, Michka was interviewed by Cannabis News Network’s Steven […]

Chris Conrad & Mikki Norris: Their Story | Pt.1: The Golden Years

Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris are living legends in the battle for legal cannabis through their activism, journalism, vision and court-recognized expertise in cannabis cultivation and use. Starting today, Cannabis News Network will tell the story of Chris and Mikki in 6 episodes. Chris and Mikki began their grassroots legalisation campaign in 1988 and championed […]

The Future Of Cannabis Seeds | Full Debate | ICBC Berlin

The genetic variety of seeds is at the basis of the entire cannabis industry. What if big companies are taking over and monopolizing the cultivation of cannabis seeds? A debate at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Berlin (ICBC Berlin) between Alan Dronkers (Sensi Seeds), Dr. Reggie Gaudino, PhD and Dr. Darryl Hudson, PhD. Backgrounds Alan Dronkers Ben Dronkers’ eldest son Alan […]