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How Far is the UK from Legalising Marijuana?

How Far is the UK from Legalising Marijuana?

The United Kingdom is estimated to have more than 3.6 million regular cannabis users as well as a marijuana black market that is worth around £4.7 billion. Additionally, the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis estimates that the cannabidiol (CBD) market in the United Kingdom, which is currently worth around £300 million per year, will be worth...

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Why You Shouldn’t Care if Your Cannabis is Sativa or Indica

Why You Shouldn’t Care if Your Cannabis is Sativa or Indica

Cannabis sativa L., Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis — you’ve probably already heard these terms being used to describe different species of cannabis. For centuries, people have been saying that sativa strains have a strong and uplifting ‘head high’, while indica strains supposedly have a more body-centred and relaxing high. And people have been basing...

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Penalties for Cannabis Use, Possession and Supply in Europe — Part 2

Penalties for Cannabis Use, Possession and Supply in Europe — Part 2

In the past few years, a lot has happened in the legislative world in regard to cannabis. Many states changed their drug policy by introducing laws that legalise or decriminalise marijuana, be it for recreational or medicinal purposes. However, even though there has been a lot of progress, marijuana is still mostly illegal, especially in...

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Germany Imports First-Ever Medicinal Cannabis From Australia and Portugal

Germany Imports First-Ever Medicinal Cannabis From Australia and Portugal

On the 9th of September, the company Cannamedical® Pharma GmbH imported the first-ever medical cannabis from Portugal to Germany. This was the biggest-ever shipment of medical marijuana in the EU. What’s more, just a few days later, Cansativa GmbH imported the first-ever medical cannabis product from Australia to Germany. After the Canada-based cannabis investment firm...

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The Legal Situation of Cannabis in the UK

The Legal Situation of Cannabis in the UK

Cannabis has been illegal in the United Kingdom since 1928. Cannabis has also been classified as a ‘Class B’ drug since the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 was passed, with the exception of the years from 2004 to 2009, when it was rescheduled as a Class C drug. Class B drugs are illegal to possess,...

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GMO-Hemp – Weed of the Future?

GMO-Hemp – Weed of the Future?

Is there a future for GMO-hemp? And what is GMO-hemp in the first place? Marijuana has been selectively bred for decades, which is why it is so much stronger today than it was, say, 20 years ago. But simple crossbreeding doesn’t constitute as genetic modification, which is what we are going to talk about today....

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The Legal Situation of Cannabis in Switzerland

The Legal Situation of Cannabis in Switzerland

If you aren’t quite sure whether or not cannabis is legal in Switzerland or not, you aren’t the only one. Apparently, even the swiss police called for more clarity. With this article, Strain Insider aims to shine a light on the legal situation of cannabis in Switzerland and to bring some clarity for our readers....

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Hope for Legal Marijuana in Mexico

Hope for Legal Marijuana in Mexico

Update: The Mexican government is continuously progressing with its recreational marijuana program. At this point, Mexican lawmakers are aiming to pass a bill that should legalize the recreational use of cannabis in April 2020. Strain Insider recently spoke with the former Mexican president and cannabis advocate Vincente Fox, who gave precious insights on the situation surrounding recreational marijuana...