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Seattle Hempfest Review

Medical news 12 January 2015 | 0 Comments

On August 17th was official opened the twenty-first Hempfest in Seattle, the biggest event in the marijuana industry! More than 300.000 persons attended what is now the biggest hemp fair in the USA. Many hemp products were on presentation and lectures were held. As the organizers describe it on their website, “Each year, we give [...]

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Cannabis policies in the Netherlands, what went wrong?

Medical news 12 January 2015 | 0 Comments

ENCOD BULLETIN ON DRUG POLICIES IN EUROPE AUGUST 2012 The last major change in Dutch drug policy was in 1976, when new legislation established a distinction between soft and hard drugs, and decriminalised possession and sales of small amounts of cannabis by and to adults. At first cannabis only became available on special occasions and [...]

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The Beatles call for the legalisation of marijuana

Medical news 12 January 2015 | 0 Comments

9.00am, Monday 24 July 1967 (45 years ago) A full-page advertisement appeared in The Times newspaper on this day, signed by 64 of the most prominent members of British society, which called for the legalisation of marijuana. Among the signatories were The Beatles and Brian Epstein. The advertisement was instigated as a response to the [...]

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The Cannabis Culture Awards 2012 – opening the debate about cannabis

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Cannabis Culture Award winner 2012 Thorvald Stoltenberg: ‘Hope is almost as important as life itself’ During a festive and moving ceremony, the Cannabis Culture Awards 2012 were awarded on April 26th in Amsterdam. Two former statesmen, Mr. Thorvald Stoltenberg, former minister of Defense of Norway and Mr. Dries van Agt, former Prime minister of the [...]

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Norway’s former Foreign Minister Thorvald Stoltenberg to receive Cannabis Culture Award 2012 in the Netherlands

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Amsterdam, 26 April 2012. Norway’s Former Foreign Minister Thorvald Stoltenberg receives the award on behalf of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Other winners are: Dr. Lester Grinspoon (extraordinary Professor of Psychiatry of the Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Frederick Polak (one of the most experienced and respected Dutch psychiatrists in the area of drug [...]

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