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#Marijuana

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis? Cannabis

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

This will make it significantly less of a grey area in Irish law – and it could also herald the start of the Irish cannabis industry.

From TheJournal.ie First-time cannabis users on the rise in Canada since legalisation High Demand

First-time cannabis users on the rise in Canada since legalisation

Those most likely to give it a go for the first time were men aged 45 to 64.

From TheJournal.ie Medical cannabis products can now be prescribed in Northern Ireland Seizures

Medical cannabis products can now be prescribed in Northern Ireland

The move has been welcomed by some, while others say the new rules are still too restrictive.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis is legal across Canada from today and 109 stores are opening immediately Need For Weed

Cannabis is legal across Canada from today and 109 stores are opening immediately

Medical marijuana dispensaries are already common in parts of the country.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after 46 people overdose at park in Connecticut Marijuana

Man arrested after 46 people overdose at park in Connecticut

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms.

From TheJournal.ie Three dead in the US after spread of synthetic cannabis laced with rat poison Chicago

Three dead in the US after spread of synthetic cannabis laced with rat poison

A number of other people have also been hospitalised by the contaminated drug, with symptoms such as coughing up blood and internal bleeding.

From TheJournal.ie Recreational marijuana is legal in California from today Drug Laws

Recreational marijuana is legal in California from today

But finding a shop to buy non-medical pot in California won’t be easy, at least initially.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly couple said $330,000-worth of marijuana was for Christmas presents Road Trip

Elderly couple said $330,000-worth of marijuana was for Christmas presents

Patrick and Barbara Jiron brought 27kg of marijuana on a cross-country road trip in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Macron jokes about marijuana during tense State visit to French Guiana French President

Macron jokes about marijuana during tense State visit to French Guiana

Macron has made controversial comments in the past about French colonies.

From TheJournal.ie Want to have more sex? Smoke more marijuana * Illicit Encounters

Want to have more sex? Smoke more marijuana *

* Sort of. A new American study has found that those smoking the drug daily are having about 20% more sex than non-users.

From TheJournal.ie Areas with legal marijuana shops have no more crime than areas with bars Legalisation

Areas with legal marijuana shops have no more crime than areas with bars

The crime tends to be less violent.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland is selling legal cannabis that contains potential health benefits but without the high Medical Issues

Switzerland is selling legal cannabis that contains potential health benefits but without the high

“With this stuff, I feel the same relaxation as before, but since there is no high, I can still get things done and play with my kids.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Free the weed': Worldwide demos call for legalisation of cannabis Garden Of Remembrance

'Free the weed': Worldwide demos call for legalisation of cannabis

Originating in the US, 4/20 is a date when cannabis advocates unite to light one up together.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018 Lighting Up

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018

This would make the country only the second to do so, after Uruguay.

From TheJournal.ie For the first time, a country will sell recreational marijuana in its pharmacies Uruguay

For the first time, a country will sell recreational marijuana in its pharmacies

Uruguay will become the first nation to make the step later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Marijuana 'eases chronic pain, but may increase risk of schizophrenia' Research

Marijuana 'eases chronic pain, but may increase risk of schizophrenia'

A US study has found that cannabis almost certainly reduces chronic pain and eases nausea from chemotherapy.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK Cbd

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK

Companies wishing to sell CBD can apply for a licence from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

From TheJournal.ie A prankster made some slight changes to the Hollywood sign overnight Hollyweed

A prankster made some slight changes to the Hollywood sign overnight

It now reads Hollyweed, after the state passed a vote with legalised the recreational use of marijuana.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what it’s like in the first US city to allow marijuana to be smoked socially Colorado

Here’s what it’s like in the first US city to allow marijuana to be smoked socially

Denver now allows bars and restaurants to give patrons the option to use marijuana alongside a cocktail or meal.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €300,000 worth of cannabis in organised crime crackdown Special Crime Task Force

Gardaí seize €300,000 worth of cannabis in organised crime crackdown

The seizure is part of an ongoing operation into targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Dublin and Kildare regions.

From TheJournal.ie Marijuana, assisted suicide, gun control - there was a lot on the table for US voters in this election Big Issues

Marijuana, assisted suicide, gun control - there was a lot on the table for US voters in this election

There was more than just the presidency at stake in yesterday’s vote.

From TheJournal.ie Police in US warn people against accidentally eating cannabis-infused sweets Pot Tarts

Police in US warn people against accidentally eating cannabis-infused sweets

‘Which gummy bears are infused with marijuana?’

From TheJournal.ie Cork family fighting for cannabis-based medicine for daughter with rare form of epilepsy Dravet Syndrome

Cork family fighting for cannabis-based medicine for daughter with rare form of epilepsy

TDs will debate medicinal cannabis use in the near future.

From TheJournal.ie More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful Cannabis

More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful

There have been a number of calls for cannabis to be legalised in Ireland for medical reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Is sex after alcohol different to sex after cannabis? According to a study, yes Talk About Sex

Is sex after alcohol different to sex after cannabis? According to a study, yes

Researchers from NYU studied how alcohol and marijuana affected sexual experiences.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use? Marijuana This post contains a poll

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use?

This week, Bríd Smith tabled a Bill calling for the use of cannabis to be permitted for sufferers of illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Weed makes you less likely to feel rewards Weed

Weed makes you less likely to feel rewards

It suggests the drug “hijacks” the rewards system.

From TheJournal.ie Study shows marijuana users twice as likely to give birth prematurely Research

Study shows marijuana users twice as likely to give birth prematurely

For women who continue to smoke throughout their pregnancy – they are five times more likely to have a preterm birth.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think it's a good idea to legalise marijuana? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think it's a good idea to legalise marijuana?

Canada is expected to become the first G7 nation to do so.

From TheJournal.ie Underground drug tunnel into the US from Mexico discovered beneath bin Tunnel Of Drugs

Underground drug tunnel into the US from Mexico discovered beneath bin

The tunnel was equipped with a rail system and an elevator hidden in a closet in a Mexican house.

From TheJournal.ie Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis? Drug Use

Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

From TheJournal.ie Ad makers defend anti-marijuana campaign after ridicule Stoner Sloth This post contains videos

Ad makers defend anti-marijuana campaign after ridicule

A host of parody videos have been doing the rounds.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish company spent six months designing the perfect grinder for weed So Dope

An Irish company spent six months designing the perfect grinder for weed

For medical marijuana users, of course.

From TheJournal.ie 'I found that nothing worked, except cannabis': Who are Ireland's marijuana users? Freeing The Weed?

'I found that nothing worked, except cannabis': Who are Ireland's marijuana users?

Users tell TheJournal.ie about their experiences.

From TheJournal.ie New York's police chief fulfilled every weed-smoker's worst nightmare this week Stung Rapid

New York's police chief fulfilled every weed-smoker's worst nightmare this week

Bill Bratton grabbed a joint off a schoolgirl on the street, and threw it in a sewer. Could you imagine?

From TheJournal.ie Meet Merry Jane, Snoop Dogg's baby that's trying to be 'the ESPN of cannabis' Gimme That Green This post contains videos

Meet Merry Jane, Snoop Dogg's baby that's trying to be 'the ESPN of cannabis'

As laws become more liberalised, cannabis is becoming a multi-billion industry.

From The42 'I'm against them testing for weed' - Ronda Rousey incensed over Nick Diaz ban Ronda Speaks Out

'I'm against them testing for weed' - Ronda Rousey incensed over Nick Diaz ban

“It’s not a performance-enhancing drug. It has nothing to do with athletic competition.”

From The42 UFC star Nick Diaz hit with five-year suspension for marijuana use Book Thrown

UFC star Nick Diaz hit with five-year suspension for marijuana use

His opponent at UFC 183 in January, Anderson Silva, was banned for just one year for steroids.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for trying to sell dirty socks as weed Michigan
From TheJournal.ie Spanish police getting stoned from having too much weed in their stations Police Problems

Spanish police getting stoned from having too much weed in their stations

The problem is arising at rural stations that are responsible for stretches of farmland where marijuana is seized.

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