Category Archives: World

Rodrigo Duterte Jokes About Using Cannabis When His Drug War has Killed Thousands

The global War on Drugs may have just hit an all-time low for hypocrisy. The president of the Philippines, whose government killed thousands of citizens in a campaign to halt illegal drug sales, just joked about using cannabis to stay alert on the job. During an event held to recognize excellence within the Department of […]

UK’s Legalization of Medical Cannabis Sparks Talk of Possible Recreational Laws

The United Kingdom announced today a relaxation of its cannabis laws that will allow specialist doctors to prescribe cannabis-based products for certain patients. It’s a modest change to the U.K.’s cannabis laws. But it’s one that has already sparked a conversation on the broader legalization of cannabis for adult-use. Recent surveys put support for adult-use […]

Thailand is Poised to Become the First Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Thailand is poised to become the first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana with a bill pending before the National Legislative Assembly that’s expected to pass soon, according to media reports. Supporters of the legislation were expected to meet on Wednesday with the leader of the country’s military government, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, to discuss fast-tracking […]

The United Kingdom Will Have Medical Cannabis Within a Month

The United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid is holding to the commitment he made in July to reclassify medical cannabis. Officials are expecting an announcement in a couple of weeks. But reports indicate the Home Secretary has already approved the reclassification that will permit the National Health Service (NHS) to prescribe cannabis treatments. And that […]

Owner of Australian Smoke Shop Chain Imprisoned for Selling Synthetic Weed

Residents of Western Australia’s capital city Perth have grown accustomed to the Cloud 9 smoke shops dotting the metropolitan area. Some passersby may even remember when Cloud 9 came to national media attention after a series of shop raids in 2015 and 2016 turned up large quantities of synthetic cannabinoid products. Now, after a lengthy […]

Malaysian Court Sentences Man to Death for Distributing Free Cannabis Oil

Malaysia remains a potentially dangerous place to engage in anything related to medical marijuana. And that includes distributing it free of charge to patients who could benefit from it. Just last week, a man was sentenced to death for giving medical grade cannabis oils to patients in need. Death Sentence For Distributing Medical Marijuana On […]

Georgia Quietly Becomes the Latest Country to Legalize Cannabis Use

Georgia has quietly become the next country to legalize cannabis use after action from the nation’s Constitutional Court on Monday. The court’s ruling was handed down in a lawsuit brought by political activists. The decision eliminates administrative penalties such as fines as punishment for the consumption of marijuana.  However, the court’s ruling does not legalize cannabis […]