WEED Day is an unofficial celebration dedicated to cannabis that is marked in various locations around the world every year. Revellers gather to smoke or consume marijuana (cannabis) together, with some using the occasion to push for the legalisation of the drug - here is everything you need to know... When is 420 Day and why is it celebrated? Weed Day falls on April 20 every year. In the US calendar, this date is written as 4/20 – digits that have become synonymous with cannabis culture. In nine US states the recreational use of cannabis is legal for people aged 21 and over. It is a day half of celebration and half a call to action - calling for the decriminalisation of the drug. What relevance does 420 have to smoking cannabis? Urban legend suggested that 420 was formerly the penal code that Californian police used to categorise marijuana cases. However, this theory has been discredited as the digits are linked to trespassing offences. Many believe that 420 culture first … [Read more...] about 420 Day 2019 is TODAY! What’s the meaning behind it, how is it celebrated by cannabis users and how did ‘Weed Day’ start?
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Like Bill Clinton, most people have smoked the odd joint. And perhaps like Barack Obama, they’ve even inhaled. After all, cannabis has been around for more than 4,000 years and thrives all over the planet. It was not used for medicinal purposes until well into the 20th century. And in 1961, it was deemed by the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs to be as dangerous as heroin. Around 113 cannabinoids have been identified in a cannabis plant. These themselves are composed of a hundred different substances, most of which have not yet been put under the microscope. Decades of stigmatization has meant the plant has received little research, unlike opioids, which have been heavily studied and whose medicinal use in the US has led to a myriad of addictions and 60,000 deaths a year – more than the number of US casualties in the Vietnam War. Paradoxically, Spain has some of the world’s most active research teams looking into cannabis, even though it is still … [Read more...] about The battle to legalize cannabis in Spain
Stephen Daisley 30 December 2018 10:11 AM 30 December 2018 10:11 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of Elon Musk, it was the age of Mark Zuckerberg. It was the season of Novichok, it was the season of the backstop. We had WTO terms before us, we had our hoard of food and medicine before us. In short, 2018 was a year as wretched as the one that preceded it. That’s only half the story, though. As in 2017, there was plenty of good news over the past 12 months. Some of it made the headlines, most of it didn’t. We are on a declinist kick at the moment and nurse our gloom from the intrusion of optimism. By way of a psychic corrective, here are 18 positive stories that came out of 2018. 1) India unveiled the world’s biggest healthcare programme Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s free medical scheme, inevitably dubbed ‘Modicare’, … [Read more...] about In defence of 2018
Cannabis, vapourizers, and grinders have all been flying off the shelves this Christmas season in some of the US states and Canada as the perfect stocking stuffers. Many cannabis businesses reported having five times as many customers or more during the days leading up to the holidays. Christmas shoppers in California have been lining up and packing into Bay Area cannabis dispensaries to buy holiday gifts including gummies, chocolates, cartridges and flowers. Customers should be 21 years old in order to enter a dispensary and purchase one of the cannabis products. Medical marijuana is legalized in 33 US states. Recreational pot use has been legalized in ten states and Washington, DC, for adults over 21. The shopping frenzy for legal weed has also engulfed Canada where recreational cannabis has been legalized earlier this year. Shoppers were flocking to cannabis stores for gifts this Christmas. Also on rt.com Marlboro wants to get into pot business with legal cannabis industry … [Read more...] about Merry marijuana: Cannabis becomes the perfect Christmas gift in US & Canada
DOCTORS are now able to prescribe cannabis oil to patients in a long-awaited change to regulations. The legal low-concentrate CBD oil is said to be beneficial for treating a number of complaints as well as promoting sleep, boosting appetite and reducing anxiety, stress and depression. What is cannabis oil and is it legal in the UK? CBD cannabis oil is a substance extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation. Cannabis oil is usually consumed orally, and has a very distinct taste. This low-concentrate version of the oil is available to buy in the UK and is not illegal. Products are required to contain less than 0.05% THC. THC (or Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive component in cannabis that makes users feel "high". There have been high profile calls for higher concentration oil to be made legal. The family of epilepsy sufferer Billy Caldwell, 12, were granted an exemption by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid to take concentrated CBD cannabis oil after insisting it … [Read more...] about What is cannabis oil, what is CBD used for, is it legal in the UK and is it available on prescription?