Cannabis law in Switzerland

Cannabis law in Switzerland

The Swiss laws on cannabis possession have traditionally been relatively relaxed. In the early 1990s, Switzerland developed a four-pillar approach to drug policy with the first pillar being prevention, the second treatment, the third harm reduction, and the fourth law enforcement. Thus, prevention and treatment are prioritized over criminalization of users. In Switzerland cannabis possession […]

Introduction to CBD – Cannabidiol

Introduction to CBD – Cannabidiol

CBD is the short form of Cannabidiol, there are over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids, of these compounds the 2 most common (the highest concentrates) are CBD and THC ((Tetrahydracannabinol). THC is the compound that produces the ‘high’ typically associated with cannabis. However, CBD does not have the […]

Benefits of CBD

Benefits of CBD

The use of medical marijuana continues to be an emotionally and politically charged issue. Although cannabis oil preparations have been used in medicine for millennia, the concern over the dangers of abuse led to the banning of the medicinal use of marijuana in the 1930s. Only recently, marijuana and chemically related compounds have come back […]

Alcohol vs Marijuana

Alcohol vs Marijuana

Due to the lack of realistic research on the longer-term effects of cannabis it is sometimes rather difficult to make a realistic comparison between the lasting effects of one and the other. Addicitiveness. Here’s what we do know: According to many studies, the lifetime risk of dependence defined as a desire to use increasing amounts […]

Brief history of legality of marijuana.

Brief history of legality of marijuana.

Marijuana was criminalized across most of the world in the early parts of the 20th century. There is some confusion as to the reasons as there seems to be different driving forces on either side of the Atlantic. In the UK, cannabis was outlawed in 1928 after Britain became a signatory to the “International Opium Convention” which was held in Geneva […]

Cannabis law in Malta

Cannabis law in Malta

Marijuana is illegal in Malta and is considered a hard drug. Marijuana use is very limited in Malt despite the climate which makes it a nice place to have a joint. However, the police can be very strict and during the summer concerts (which attract some very strong artists), the police mount road blocks to […]

Swiss Lidl sells Marijuana

Swiss Lidl sells Marijuana

Bread, meat, milk and now also marijuana. The German supermarket chain Lidl Has been  merchandising, in Switzerland, since last April 18 bundles  cigarettes based on Cannabis and 100% Local. The product, considered By the supermarket A tobacco substitute, contains less than 1% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive substance of the plant, and a high concentration of […]

Side Effects of Marijuana

Side Effects of Marijuana

It would be wrong to have a site dedicated to marijuana use without giving some idea of the possible side effects. Most marijuana users enjoy the drug’s ability to induce a sense of euphoria, but that doesn’t come without side effects. Indeed, research shows that using marijuana can cause a variety of short and long-term effects. While almost […]

Origin of Coffee Shops

Origin of Coffee Shops

Today (mainly due to Dutch influence), the terminology ‘coffee shop’ has taken on a second meaning as one of a place to smoke or to take marijuana. Logically coffee shops originally referred to shops or establishments which sold coffee (believe it or not!!). The first coffee shop which opened in London was founded by Pascua Roséé […]

Cannabis law in Cyprus

Cannabis law in Cyprus

In Cyprus, Cannabis is a Class B substance – There is a possibility of life imprisonment is possible for use and a maximum eight years for possession (at the moment a maximum two years for the first offence for under 25-year-olds). In practice, an offender is taken to a local police station by drug enforcement […]