German market explodes on to European cannabis scene

Amsterdam was the undisputed European cannabis capital for many years. While Spain’s Catalonia and several other countries and regions are worthy of honourable mentions, Germany may be a serious contender to take the title. The country has been making large strides with new legal cannabis legislation. Since 2017, all German doctors are allowed to recommend […]

Is the cannabis industry about to boom in Africa?

The idea of legalizing cannabis in Africa, was to many an inconcievable one 10 years ago. The economic difficulties that came with with the Covid-19 pandemic has increased demand for new sources of revenue. Some African nations are now looking to cannabis. Many Africans have been subject to the harsh colonial and morality laws regarding […]

Can legal cannabis really help reduce opoid abuse?

According to University of Pittsburgh research, statistics are suggesting that legalizing cannabis for recreational may be resulting in a temporary drop in emergency room visits as a result of opioid abuse. In recent years, the opioid epidemic has increased in speed in the USA. In Europe, the number rises in some countries, while it falls in […]

All drugs decriminalized In Portgual 20 years later

In 2001, Portugal tried something radical. They decriminalized not just cannabis, as many other countries have done, but recreational drug use across the board. Having been in effect for 20 years, what are the results? Is it an approach we should emulated elsewhere? Or was it a huge mistake? Portugal had a large drug use […]

Sweden’s harsh zero tolerance policy on Cannabis

According to the Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs (Centralforbundet for Alkohol-och narkotikaupplysning), the proportion of the adult population in Sweden who have used the drug in the past 12 months increased from 2.5 percent to 3.6 percent between 2013 and 2017. The study’s researchers described it as quite an increase and […]

Supreme Court forces closure of Barcelona’s cannabis clubs

The ‘pioneering’ model has decreased street dealing and consumption in Barcelona. Both police and city officials agree on this. Howevre the 200 or so cannabis clubs you will find in Catalonia’s largest city will be closing after the Supreme Court closed a legal loophole that allowed it to become Spain’s cannabis capital. This is just […]

Will the United Kingdom see a green future as cannabis grows ever larger?

Around 15 years ago, the United Kingdom saw a rapid decline of smoking as a social norm activity. The United Kingdom introduced new laws banning smoking in public places between 2006 and 2007, with Scotland taking the lead. The House of Commons Health Committee recommended tougher restrictions than the Blair government had originally intended. It was made illegal to […]

Legal cannabis catches the eye of large tobacco company

The biggest tobacco company in The UK has said cannabis is part of its future, as it attempts to distance itself from traditional cigarettes. British American Tobacco, or BAT, has started to reduce the health impacts of their products in order to “accelerate” its transformation. BAT has signed a contract to study a new range […]