Trekt Uw Plant (TUP) – must shut down and disbanded

The first Belgian cannabis social club – Trekt Uw Plant (TUP) – must shut down and disband. The club was initiated in 2006, and after unsuccessful attempts in 2006 and 2008 to criminalize this club, it now happened. Members were given prison sentences of up to twenty months on probation, and a total of 121,250 […]

Hemp Products of the Year 2019

Hemp fibre-reinforced plastic, hemp protein powder and hemp face cream are “Hemp Products of the Year 2019” For the second time, the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year” has been granted to the young, innovative hemp industry for finding suitable applications and markets for industrial hemp-based products. After a 10-minute presentation from each of […]

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 […]

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 […]

WHO Stuck Between Politics to Reschedule Cannabis within the UN

ince 1961, the United Nations considers cannabis as a Schedule I drug with “no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” The plant is scheduled as a dangerous drug, like heroin, in the Single Convention on Narcotic and Drugs. But things are about to change. Commission on Narcotic Drugs 61st Reconvened Session Earlier […]

Laura Shanalay: Chocolate & Cannabinoids | Cannabis University 2018 | Cannabis News Network

EN: Laura Shanalay is a singing chocolatier who loves the good things in life. Inspired by her spiritual travels through Brazil, Ecuador, India, Peru, Bali and Thailand she collects devotional essences from all over the world to creatively mix these colors and herbs in her own unique way. NL: Laura is een zingende chocolatier die […]

Free: The Cannabis Poet | Cannabis University 2018 | Cannabis News Network

EN: Free has been involved with Cannabis activism in Britania for over 20 years. He founded Britain’s first Cannabis museum in 1996, before moving to Glastonbury in 1997 to open what is now Britain’s longest established high street Hemp retailer and information centre ‘Hemp In Avalon’. Free shares his passion for Cannabis as a source […]

Chris Conrad & Mikki Norris | Pt. 6: Trump and Sessions, what’s next? | Cannabis News Network

This is the final part of a 6 part historical series. Looking in the near future to the developments in the U.S.A. With president Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. What’s next? Chris and Mikki began their grassroots legalisation campaign in 1988 and championed last year’s successful California Prop. 64 campaign. Chris is the […]