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A total of 119,846 people from over 50 countries participated in Global Drug Survey (GDS) 2017, including 10,100 participants from the United States and 5,400 from Canada. For the recently published report, researchers focused on national patterns of use/purchase and includes information on how price, dominant preparations, and methods of use vary across cultures. The [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/americans-wake-and-bake-the-most-according-to-global-drug-survey/

On Wednesday, the Global Drug Survey released the 2017 edition of their annual report on worldwide drug trends. There was a plethora of fascinating data included in the report, but one topic in particular was striking in its extreme contrast — the varying societal acceptance of spliffs from country to country. For the potentially uninformed [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/which-country-smokes-the-most-spliffs/

On Wednesday, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published a report that demonstrates Cannabidiol (CBD) – the therapeutic non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana – reduces seizures in children suffering from drug-resistant forms of epilepsy. Validated by the New England Journal of Medicine, GW Pharmaceuticals phase 3 CDB trail was found to help some patients [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/nejm-peer-reviewed-study-finds-cbd-is-real-medicine/

France’s newly appointed Interior Minister said that the country would like to decriminalize marijuana possession by September. In an interview on May 24th with French news channel BFMTV, Gérard Collomb stated that under the proposed rules, those caught with small amounts of pot for personal use will receive a fine of up to €100 and [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/france-intends-to-decriminalize-pot-by-september/

The billion-dollar cannabis industry is a rising tide with no horizon in sight. And according to MJ Biz Daily’s recent Factbook report, that tide is only growing stronger. In 2016, combined adult-use and medical marijuana sales garnered $4-4.5 billion in sales — or over one billion more than Americans spent on Viagra and Cialis or [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/americans-spent-1b-more-on-cannabis-than-viagra-and-cialis-in-2016/

“We have no comment, it wouldn’t be appropriate,” said an unnamed spokesperson from John Hunter Hospital in Australia. That hospital is where 4-year-old Chase Walker-Steven was taken after being forcibly removed from his parents by police on May 19th. This is the latest extreme turbulence in the heart-wrenching reality of one little boy who suffers [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/4-year-old-boy-on-medical-marijuana-taken-by-authorities/

Jeffrey’s War Veteran with PTSD Story — “I’m a human being again.” A patient story excerpt from Cannabis Revealed: How the World’s Most Misunderstood Plant is Healing Everything from Chronic Pain to Epilepsy One of the last to be drafted to fight in Vietnam, Jeffrey served and got out in April of 1975 during the [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/after-the-battle-vietnam-veteran-finds-peace-in-cannabis/

New figures from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) indicate that marijuana sales plateaued during the month of April, the most recent month for which data is available. Purchased in 444 marijuana dispensary/retail shops, April’s total marijuana sales represent just under 21,000 pounds sold. Thus far, dispensaries in Washington State have sold more [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/washington-state-marijuana-sales-april-2017/

Vermont Governor Phil Scott had five days to make a decision on the House- and Senate-approved S.22 measure that would’ve seen the Green Mountain State become the first to legalize cannabis through legislative channels rather than voter initiatives. Today was Scott’s deadline, and the Republican Governor made the decision to veto S.22. Gov. Scott offered [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/vermonts-governor-scott-vetoes-marijuana-legalization-measure/

The American Legion – one of the nation’s largest and most conservative veterans’ groups – is lobbying the Trump administration to reclassify cannabis. Currently, under existing guidelines, physicians with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are instructed to refrain from even discussing the effectiveness of medical marijuana. Sure to upset the likes of A.G. Jeff [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/the-american-legion-appeals-to-trump-reclassify-cannabis/

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