Items tagged with cannabinoids

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Upcoming UN vote may be watershed moment for global medical cannabis – if only symbolic [28.11.2020] During its reconvened 63rd session Dec. 2-4, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) could – with a simple majority vote in a virtual meeting based ...
EU top court rules that CBD is not a narcotic drug [19.11.2020] The European Union's highest court ruled today that cannabidiol (CBD) isn't a narcotic drug. The decision by the Court of Justice of the European Uni ...
Individual imports of cannabis continue to grow in Brazil [05.08.2020] The cumulative number of authorizations for individual patients in Brazil to import nonregistered medical cannabis products reached 18,650 at the end ...
Some WHO cannabis recommendations draw strong opposition at recent UN meeting [30.07.2020] Two of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cannabis scheduling recommendations might face an uphill battle getting adopted later this year by the U ...
Cannabis can both help and hinder memory [22.07.2020] Even the word “dope”, describing people that use cannabis, suggests they have less than optimal brain functioning. The idea that cannabis impairs mem ...
UNM study: Cannabis is effective in treating depression, improving mental health [02.07.2020] According to a research study published by the University Of New Mexico and Releaf App in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, cannabis flower m ...
Not all WHO cannabis recommendations would loosen international control, UN drug agency says [26.06.2020] An analysis by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) concludes that most of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cannabis scheduling reco ...
United Nations body to meet again this month to discuss WHO cannabis recommendations [16.06.2020] According to an email the CND Secretariat sent to permanent missions in Vienna, the “first topical meeting of the intersessional considerations of th ...
Coronavirus: The tide is coming for medicinal cannabis [08.05.2020] Preliminary research is emerging out of Canada that certain strains of the psychoactive drug cannabis may also increase resistance to the coronavirus ...
Brazil's health regulatory agency approves sale of first marijuana-based product [23.04.2020] Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) approved the registration of the first cannabis-based product in the country. Cannabidiol oil m ...
Cannabis scientists are chasing the perfect high [01.04.2020] The cannabis business has arrived at a critical moment. Now that pot has become something like a regular consumer product, customers are increasingly ...
Single joint linked with temporary psychiatric symptoms, review finds [18.03.2020] Around the world tens of millions of people use cannabis. It's legal for recreational use in 11 US states and Canada. In these and some other places, ...
Britain's CBD clampdown, explained [19.02.2020] An estimated 1.3 million people in the UK regularly use CBD for a variety of health and wellness reasons – but ingestible CBD products occupy a hazy ...
European Commission proposes unified EU vote on WHO cannabis scheduling recommendations [15.01.2020] In advance of the March session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the European Commission has proposed that EU member nations vote in fav ...
Possession of cannabis for personal use [01.01.2020] The legal status of cannabis for personal use is one of the most controversial policy issues in the European Union. Although cannabis is a classified ...
Brazilian court decision could encourage other cannabis companies to seek approval for cultivation [06.12.2019] After Brazil’s health authority shelved a proposal on domestic cannabis cultivation, a court decided in the opposite direction, allowing – for the fi ...
Regulated marijuana trial must not encourage use, ministers say [30.10.2019] The Dutch government experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation must not give the impression that the state is encouraging the use of the drug, ...
Risks of cannabis use for mental health treatment outweigh benefits [28.10.2019] The use of cannabis medicines to treat people with depression, anxiety, psychosis or other mental health issues cannot be justified because there is ...
Cannabis extract may work as a treatment for cannabis addiction [13.10.2019] For people who are addicted to cannabis, one treatment option may be, paradoxically, to take pills containing an extract of cannabis. The first test ...
Grading cannabis strength ‘will improve mental health of users’ [13.10.2019] Standard units for grading the potency of cannabis – similar to those already used for alcohol – would result in significant improvements in the ment ...
Pharmacists can now sell products with cannabidiol [09.08.2019] Pharmacists in Belgium can now make and sell products containing cannabidiol (CBD), one of the active ingredients in the cannabis plant. The Federal ...
Italy court cracks down on cannabis shops in win for Salvini [30.05.2019] Italy’s Supreme court banned the sale of many widely sold cannabis derivatives, in a win for Deputy Prime Minister and far-right League leader Matteo ...
Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction [21.05.2019] Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin add ...
High finance: Mr Nice 'cannabis lifestyle' shop opens in London [16.05.2019] Howard Marks made his name in the illicit drugs trade but the late drugs baron is making a posthumous comeback to cash in on a booming legal trade in ...
First three stores closed in 'war on cannabis' [09.05.2019] Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that his drive to close all of Italy's 'cannabis shops' has started with the closure of thre ...
China cashes in on the cannabis boom [06.05.2019] China has made your iPhone, your Nikes. Now, it wants to grow your cannabis. Two of China’s 34 regions are quietly leading a boom in cultivating cann ...
CBD in cannabis could reduce psychosis risk from high strength skunk, study shows [24.04.2019] Cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical derived from the cannabis plant, can counteract the effects of high strength "skunk" strains and may help to reduce the ...
Brussels’ weed wave hits new high [26.03.2019] For cannabis entrepreneurs in Brussels, business is blooming. Fom Ly runs the Cannabis Social Club Brussels, distributing flowers and oils around the ...
The WHO’s First-Ever Critical Review of Cannabis [15.03.2019] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the fir ...
Scientists brew cannabis using hacked beer yeast [27.02.2019] The yeast that has been used for millennia to brew alcoholic drinks has now been engineered to produce cannabinoids — chemicals with medicinal and mi ...
Le cannabis légal permet de panacher sa conso [28.01.2019] De nouvelles variétés de cannabis contenant très peu de THC et beaucoup de CBD ont été développées en Amérique du Nord. Elles ont été adoptées par de ...
Cannabis strength doubles across Europe in 11 years [30.12.2018] Cannabis potency has doubled across Europe in the past decade, according to the first study to track changes in the drug across the continent. The st ...
Global cannabis industry eyes China for production and investment [02.11.2018] The global cannabis industry is targeting China for production and investment, while the country’s investors are warming up to the idea of placing th ...
Brain scans show how cannabis extract may help people with psychosis [29.08.2018] Brain scans have revealed for the first time how a substance found in cannabis plants may help people with psychotic disorders by dampening down abno ...
New study suggests schizophrenia might actually lead to cannabis use [28.08.2018] The notion that weed and schizophrenia are somehow related is by now a “water is wet” kind of non-statement. Scientists have been telling us for year ...
Paris: Cannabis 'coffee shops' raided and closed by police [28.06.2018] Police raided the two "coffee shops" and took three people in for questioning. The cafes were immediately closed and it's not clear if they will reop ...
French government ‘to close’ newly opened Paris cannabis coffee shops [20.06.2018] Along with the UK, France has among the strictest laws on Cannabis in western Europe, but despite this, huge queues have formed over the past few wee ...
How mapping marijuana DNA could change the future of pot [12.06.2018] Scientists are currently in the midst of exploring uncharted territory: The cannabis genome. Unlike with other plants, researchers don't have a long ...
What's the story behind the new cannabis-selling 'coffee shops' in Paris? [11.06.2018] Two shops selling cannabis or more specifically "cannabidiol" based products (CBD) opened in central Paris and just outside the capital. Cofyshop, th ...
Cannabis products sold in Lidl Switzerland [19.04.2018] Hemp containing active ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) can now be bought in Swiss branches of German discount supermarket chain Lidl. Start-up company T ...
If cannabis is getting stronger, why aren't cases of schizophrenia rising? [23.03.2018] Most people who smoke pot enjoy it, but a smaller proportion experience psychotic-like symptoms, such as feeling suspicious or paranoid. The question ...
High-strength cannabis now dominates illegal market, study finds [27.02.2018] Almost all cannabis seized by police now comprises high-strength varieties, with outdoor-grown herbal strains and hashish barely found, according to ...
Why states should limit the potency of marijuana [07.02.2018] Marijuana legalization states have taken no steps to limit the potency of marijuana, which has increased sharply in recent years. A new study suggest ...
Legal pot: Mexico to sell space cakes, cannabis drinks and marijuana lipsticks [21.12.2017] Mexico is set to legalize the sale of marijuana-based products early next year, despite the country’s struggles with the illicit drug trade. Mexico’s ...
Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine [15.12.2017] An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said ...
World Health Organization: Initial review of CBD doesn’t warrant scheduling [13.12.2017] CBD, for now, should not be subject to international drug scheduling, a World Health Organization committee determined in an initial review of the ca ...
Les prix du cannabis légal s'effondrent [28.11.2017] La Suisse connaît un raz-de-marée vert, celui du cannabis légal ou cannabidiol (CBD), dont le taux de l'agent psychotrope THC est inférieur à 1%. Alo ...
The Swiss cannabis farm aiming to supply 'legal weed' across Europe [24.11.2017] In fields across Switzerland the harvest time for cannabis is coming to an end, and workers are distributing the crop to shops in France and Switzerl ...
IDPC contribution for the pre-review of CBD and Tramadol at the 39th WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence [01.11.2017] The Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) of the World Health Organization (WHO) will hold its 39th meeting from 6th to 10th November 2017 in Ge ...
CBD may protect against psychiatric risk from high-THC cannabis strains [07.09.2017] A study by neuroscientists at Indiana University finds that a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD, appears to protect aga ...

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