Cannabis Legalisation

Cannabis Legalisation

Billy Caldwell’s mum: “fight for legal medicinal cannabis oil in Northern Ireland has been won”

Belfast Live is reporting that Medical Cannabis patient Billy Caldwell’s mum is now able to treat him in Northern Ireland with full-spectrum cannabis oil produced locally.

Billy suffers with intractable epilepsy, a seizure disorder in which a patient’s seizures fail to come under control with traditional treatment.

DEA: Cannabis is NOT a gateway drug

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  • The US DEA has finally removed inaccurate information about the apparent “dangers” of cannabis from its website this Monday
  • The change comes after cannabis advocacy group Americans for Safe Access successfully filed a legal petition calling for the DEA to remove incorrect claims

In one of the most unlikely U-turns of the year, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has removed false information about the supposed dangers of cannabis from its official government website.

Ireland set to legalise cannabis for specific medical conditions

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By Miles Casey

  • A “milestone” report has recommend that medicinal cannabis should be made available to treat some patients
  • Patients with multiple sclerosis, severe epilepsy, or undergoing chemotherapy could be given cannabis despite some voicing safety fears

Simon Harris, Ireland’s Health Minister, has published the report announcing the programme for cannabis-based treatments. Ireland is now set to legalise the use of cannabis for treating specific medical conditions, following a report commissioned by the government said the drug could be given to some patients with certain illnesses. This is great news!

Recreational Cannabis Use is Now Legal in Maine

  • You can now use and possess up to two-and-a-half ounces of cannabis, provided that you’re 21
  • Adults can legally grow up to 6 mature plants and 12 immature plants
  • However, retail sale of cannabis is still restricted; with legal sale being brought in when the moratorium (a temporary prohibition of an activity) ends in February 2018

Voters narrowly passed the ballot question in November last year, winning the vote by just 2,600 ballots (Yes: 378,288; No: 375,688). The waiting period between the vote and legalisation has expired, meaning cannabis smokers in Maine are now free to smoke up without fear of prosecution.

Hawaii finally gives green light to medical cannabis dispensaries to grow

  • Hawaii’s eight dispensaries can finally begin growing cannabis if they’re in compliance with all the rules
  • There were 15,334 medical marijuana patients registered in Hawaii at the end of 2016, with more than 40% residing on the Big Island

The long wait for thousands of Hawaiians waiting for access to legal medicinal cannabis is over.  The American state Hawaii has announced it will finally allow its medical marijuana dispensaries to begin growing their own cannabis as early as Feb. 1, following several months of delays.

Hawaii’s lack of a federally required software system, which tracks the product from seed to sale, has been the main problem preventing the state