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CARICOM | Marijuana decriminalization on the agenda of CARICOM Heads

CARICOM SECRETARIAT GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 2, 2018 - The question of whether to decriminalise ganja or not, will be among the agenda items that will be considered by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government who have placed the marijuana issue high on the agenda of its Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting in Jamaica, on 4-6 July 2017, and will consider the Report of the Regional Marijuana Commission (RMC).
  • Published in CARICOM

Canada lawmakers vote to legalize Weed

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada is set to become the first G7 country to legalize cannabis after lawmakers today passed a bill that would allow free consumption of the mind-altering drug.Passed by 205 votes to 82 in the House of Commons, the legislation must still pass the Senate – which could delay, but not block it – and receive royal assent by the governor general before becoming law, likely by September.

Why marijuana fans should not see approval for epilepsy drug as a win for weed

A Food and Drug Administration panel recommended approval of a drug made of cannabidiol on April 19 to treat two types of epilepsy. The FDA is expected to decide in June whether to accept the panel’s 13-0 recommendation to approve Epidiolex, which would would become the first drug made of cannabidiol, a compound in the cannabis plant, to gain approval from the FDA.
  • Published in Health
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