Posts in International

Canada made marijuana illegal 94 years ago and no one's sure why

May 03, 2017

By Colin Butler A University of Guelph professor who penned a book on the history of illegal drugs in Canada says after nearly a century of marijuana prohibition, no one i... (more)

Group gives away joints to protect pot shops from feds

April 19, 2017

By Dennis Romero As 4/20 approaches, cannabis advocates say the last... (more)

Frankenweed – What you need to know about Monsanto’s patent on marijuana

March 28, 2017

By Gregg Prescott, M.S. Despite marijuana being classified as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, GMO conglomerate Monsanto was recently approved for... (more)

Australian survey finds cannabis use in epilepsy

March 10, 2017

A survey conducted by the advocacy group Epilepsy Action Australia has found that 14% of patients with epilepsy have used cannabis products as a way to manage their seizures. The survey also found ... (more)

Veterans may sue over marijuana privacy breach

January 02, 2017

Veterans Affairs Canada could be facing another lawsuit after a privacy breach involving 3,000 veterans who are part of the federal medical marijuana program. Veterans began reporting the b... (more)

Clearing the dust: the Canadian cannabis industry's future

November 15, 2016

By Anthony Wile Today's Canadian cannabis industry is extremely confused. The Tru... (more)

Mexico's President May Have Been Bluffing About His Support For Weed Decriminalization

June 24, 2016

By Alan Hernández The sudden derailing of much-anticipated reforms to legalize medical marijuana in Mexico, as well as r... (more)

Mexico, Instead of Denying Crimes Against Humanity, Commit to Drug Policy Alternatives

June 16, 2016

By Camila Ruiz Segovia Last week, the Open Society Foundations published a ground-breaking report, “... (more)