The legalisation of cannabis is one of the most frequently debated topics of our time. Products like CBD oil, also known as cannabis oil or cannabidiol, have soared in popularity. According to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, the number of cannabidiol consumers shot from 125,000 in 2017 to 250,000 in 2018. Cannabis-derived products are gaining increased recognition for their supposed medical usages. Last year a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed CBD may help treat symptoms relating to Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, pain, anxiety, depression, cancer and diabetic complications. In June of this year, Charlotte Caldwell had her son’s cannabis oil seized at Heathrow airport when she attempted to bring it into the UK from Canada. Her son Billy suffers from a severe form of epilepsy, having as many as 100 seizures a day. Ms Caldwell accused the Home Office of “signing her son’s death warrant”, … [Read more...] about CBD oil: What is cannabis oil and can it benefit health?
The Commerce Commission has filed action against Wilson Parking at the High Court in Wellington, arguing it has a monopoly on parking on Boulcott St in the CBD. The Commission alleges that Wilson Parking "substantially lessened competition" in the area after buying the rights to operate the Capital car park, a multi-storey carpark at 50-60 Boulcott St. Wilson Parking also runs the Plimmer Towers car park around the corner on the same street. It was granted permission to do so in 2015, as the Commission noted there would be a competitive constraint as the Capital car park was run by a rival company at the time. But in June 2016 when Wilson Parking acquired the long-term lease to operate Capital car park, it had not applied for clearance from the Commission. Since then there have been a number of complaints from the public against prices at the Capital car park, leading the Commission to open an investigation under Section 47, which prohibits acquisitions that are likely to substantially … [Read more...] about Commerce Commission takes legal action against Wilson Parking
From the House, by Pesi Fonua Pictured from left: Dr Sitiveni Halapua, Lord Fakafanua, 'Akilisi Pohiva A Parliamentary Select Committee that investigated the rebuilding of the Nuku'alofa CBD claims that a $119 million loan to Tonga from the Exim Bank of China was illegal, in a report released on Friday August 31, 2012. The Committee claimed that the loan failed to meet three legal requirements, which are stipulated under Tonga's Public Finance Management Act 2002. The report of the Select Committee that was tabled into the House on August 28 had been read in Legislature, but has yet to be debated in the Whole House Committee. The report also claimed that about 58 percent of the $119 million loan was illegally spent and was indifferent to the initial loan agreement that the Tonga parliament agreed to, which was for the reconstruction of buildings that were burnt in the 2006 riots. Among projects the report claimed were illegally funded with the Chinese loan … [Read more...] about NDC parliamentary select committee questions legality of $119m loan from China
When a male plant pollinates a female it becomes unusable. Photo: Deposit Photos A medical cannabis producer in Saint Gallen has suffered 1.3 million francs in losses after unknown perpetrators pulled out 4,000 of his plants from his plantation but didn’t steal them. Usually when you hear of people pulling weeds out of their garden they’re not referring to the kind you can roll up and smoke or consume for medical purposes. On this particular occasion however it was just that, although this serial cannabis cull was far from desired. Earlier this year, Peruzzo bought three hectares of land in the municipality of Benken in St. Gallen, where he began harvesting cannabis for the production of CBD. For those not in the know, CBD is the non-psychoactive component found in hemp, marijuana’s conservative cousin, which has been found to have a wide array of medical benefits when taken in oil form. Aside from destroying a third of Tell Hemp’s … [Read more...] about Weed wars: 4,000 legal cannabis plants destroyed in Switzerland
At Eats of Eden health food store in Limerick, staff were keeping a close eye on the global cannabis trend. They could see that cannabidiol was making huge waves in the US and Canada. It was seen as a legal alternative to marijuana and there were claims it was beneficial for a plethora of health problems — from epilepsy to pain, anxiety to sleep difficulties.“We knew it would ripple over to Ireland, that it would take off here,” says Eats of Eden proprietor Cillín Cleere, a nutritional therapist with a degree in biochemistry and one of the first to stock it in Ireland.Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the major cannabinoids in the cannabis plant — out of a total of more than 110 in the plant. It’s also found in hemp. CBD is not psychoactive in the same way THC is, so it won’t make you high. Its pharmacology is different to THC, the principal euphoria-inducing psychoactive agent in cannabis.Charlotte’s Web is one of the most high-profile CBD … [Read more...] about Cannabis cure? What you weed to know about CBD oil