Interviews22 Videos

Cannabis Liberation Day 2016 & Rick Simpson: Cannabis Oil’s Godfather

Rick Simpson, the godfather of cannabis oil, was a guest at the recent Cannabis Liberation Day (Cannabis Bevrijdingsdag) in Amsterdam. The Canadian cannabis oil producer put the medicinal use of cannabis on the worldwide map with his documentary Run From the Cure on the Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) technique. He has treated many patients and […]

Chris Conrad & Mikki Norris: Their Story | Pt. 4: Medical vs Recreational

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. Cannabis News Network tells the story of Chris and Mikki in 6 episodes, published every Friday for 6 weeks. This is part 4: Medical vs Recreational. ‘If it’s […]

Criminalization of Cannabis: The Human Toll

As long cannabis is still illegal to get access to, many people are hurt because of that illegality. The international premiere of the documentary; “Grassroots: The Cannabis Revolution” was held in Dublin, Ireland. For three years film-maker Dale Beaumont-Brown followed his cousin Clark French, a young guy suffering from multiples scleroses.  The documentary was first […]

Ethics in Cannabis with Dr. Jonathan Newman

t the International Cannabis Policy Conference organized by FAAAT, we got to interview Dr. Jonathan Newman. Dr. Jonathan Newman is a social anthropologist at the University of Sussex, where he researches the cannabis industry in Europe. You may have heard about the Paris Agreement before, as Trump famously said he would withdraw the United States […]

‘Cannabis Oil: Miracle Cure?’ debate with Rick Simpson, Wernard Bruining & Suver Nuver

‘Cannabis Oil: Miracle Cure’ was one of the debates at Cannabis Liberation Day (Cannabis Bevrijdingsdag) 2016 in Amsterdam. This is the full video of the debate for future reference. https://www.cannabisnewsnetwork.com/videos/medicinal-cannabis/rick-simpson-cannabis-oil-miracle-cure-debate/ During the debate over the effect of cannabis oil, Rick Simpson, Wernard Bruining and a representative from Medical Social Club Suver Nuver (two Dutch medical […]

Take medical use of cannabis seriously, patients can’t wait

After the World Health Organization (WHO) initially failed to produce their recommendations, on February 1st their recommendations to reschedule cannabis were leaked. Last week, the European Parliament came with their response: take medicinal cannabis seriously. It’s an important message, as clinical trials and the entire pharma chain is taking far too long for patients. The product […]

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 – […]