On Friday the 18th of March 2016 the renowned drug activist Joep Oomen unexpectedly passed away in his house in Antwerp. The cannabis community lost an icon who will be sorely missed. Oomen was co-founder of several advocacy groups including Encod, Cannabis Social Club ‘Trekt Uw Plant’ in Antwerp and the
Farmers prepare to embrace cannabis as the next commodityKBIAWhile Gov. John Hickenlooper reluctantly took up the mantle of legalized cannabis, the state's leaders are beginning to embrace it. Take for example, the 2016 Governor's Forum on Agriculture, held in Denver. A typical farm conference, farmers in denim … Read More:
The GuardianPot is power hungry: why the marijuana industry's energy footprint is growingThe GuardianA study by scientist Evan Mills, with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, revealed that legalized indoor marijuana-growing operations account for 1% of total electricity use in the US, at a cost of $6bn per year. Annually, such
AMSTERDAM, FEBRUARY 10 – In an historic turn of events, medicinal cannabis patient Rudolf Hillebrand can continue to grow his own, a Dutch judge ruled earlier today. Cannabis is the only thing that works to reduce Hillenbrand’s nausea, induced by the plentiful amount of HIV medication provided. On average, Hillenbrand
EcoWatchThese California Nuns Grow Medical Marijuana, But Their City Wants to Shut Them DownEcoWatchTwo self-proclaimed nuns, Sister Kate and Sister Darcey, grow and sell marijuana for medicinal purposes in Merced, California. But the future of their business is now in jeopardy as the Merced City Council issued a temporary ban
SOUTH AFRICA – In South Africa your life can swiftly descent into hell when you smoke cannabis. This is what happened to Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs. They lived their ordinary lives as television producers, where smokers and got caught. In South Africa there are around 3 million people using
Newcastle HeraldHemp worth millionsNewcastle HeraldKEY agriculture sector names are lining up to back industrial hemp as a food crop, but advocates say access to the billion-dollar global industry is shrouded in bureaucracy. Hemp fibre crops were legalised in NSW in 2008, but producers said the lack of … Read More:
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)Medical marijuana is now legal in GeorgiaAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)The biggest obstacle for those patients remains how they'll obtain the oil. It's illegal to cultivate marijuana in Georgia, which means families have to trek to Colorado and other states that have legalized the drug for medical purposes.