The CannaTest, first ever streettest of cannabis.

Cannabis News Network presents The CannaTest. On the 9th of March 2015 we published the video ‘Street dealers show failure of Dutch drugs policy’. Today we release the first test of all the cannabis we purchased on the streets in order to get a better idea of its quality.

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.

NYC Cannabis Parade 2016 – Global Marijuana March

On Saturday the 7th of May 2016 New York city celebrated its annual Global Marijuana March, called the NYC Cannabis Parade. Cannabis News Network was there to interview some key speakers, and to sample the atmosphere of the parade with an on-the-spot report.

Cannabis goes on trial in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – In South Africa your life can swiftly descent into hell when you smoke cannabis. This is what happened to Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs. They lived their ordinary lives as television producers, where smokers and got caught. In South Africa there are around 3 million people using cannabis. It is the first country in the world […]

Government Interference – Medicinal Cannabis as a Human Right | Part 1/4

Cannabis News Network launches a miniseries on one of the hottest topics in cannabis regulation: the medicinal benefits of the plant and the struggle of patients to get access to it!

The curious case of medicinal cannabis in the Netherlands: The James Burton Story

In a Cannabis News Network special, James Burton speaks out on the turbulent history of medicinal cannabis in the Netherlands. 

Injustice & Dissatisfaction – Medicinal Cannabis as a Human Right | Part 2/4

Cannabis News Network is launching a miniseries on one of the hottest topics in cannabis regulation: the medicinal benefits of the plant and the struggle of patients to get access to it. The Netherlands is the first country in the world that started a government-controlled medicinal cannabis program. Over 10 years ago, the country implemented […]

South African “Robin Hood of cannabis oil” gets raided

“Tonight, I sit and write this story, in the hope that someone will listen to us. I write this in tears and frustration, I write this as a fugitive from the law. The reason for this? I make and distribute Cannabis oil on a charity basis to everyone that needs it.” On Friday, October 2nd, the […]

Barcelona’s Crackdown on Cannabis Social Clubs Backfires

Cannabis News Network reports on the sudden launch of a crackdown on Barcelona Cannabis Social Clubs, initiated by the mayor of the Catalan capital Xavier Trias.

What’s Next After New Dutch Cannabis Cultivation Bill? | Cannabis News Network

In a landmark decision, the lower House of the Dutch parliament voted earlier this week in favor of adding cannabis cultivation to it’s famous tolerance policy. A move that would decriminalize the supply aspect of the coffeeshops. The bill would exempt professional growers working within certain conditions from punishment, creating a closed system from the […]