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Another week, another wrap of the past week’s cannabis news. Yup...
February 5, 2024
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Another week, another wrap of the past week’s cannabis news.
Yup, we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for all of the important, intriguing, and plain insane cannabis news stories from around the world. And now we’re putting them here, in this newsletter, to save you the trouble of Googling ‘important, intriguing, and plain insane cannabis news stories from around the world’.
The biggest news this past week? The fact that the German government – or more specifically, the coalition of parties running the show – have finally come to an agreement on cannabis legalisation. TL;DR? Phase 1 – decriminalisation and home grow – will be legal come April this year.
As one country in Europe gives its blessing, another needs a little more time to review research. Nine months in fact. Yup, the Irish government is putting off a planned legalisation vote on hold as they take stock of a new report produced by the Citizens Assembly on Drugs.
All of us responsible stoners know not to drive under the influence, but THC tests being what they are – and the fact it stays in the body for a lot longer than the psychoactive effects of cannabis – there hasn’t been an accurate way to determine impairment. But new research claims otherwise.
We all know cannabis has been part of traditional medicine since year dot. But archaeologists excavating a site in Italy have found traces of THC in human bone fragments dating from the 1600s. And given it wasn’t used as medication in that area at that time, it may well be evidence of recreational use.
It doesn’t seem all that long ago that Amsterdam wanted to crack down on anti-social behaviour – allegedly stemming from drug use. But now, the city’s mayor, Femke Halsema, has sounded off on tackling organised crime by legalising cocaine.
Now, we’ve nothing against the illicit market. We’re all for trustworthy, hard-working plugs who do those of us in restricted markets a massive favour. But one of the biggest dangers – and reasons to legalise cannabis – are unscrupulous players, like the one interviewed here.
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