Medical cannabis Current Affairs, GK & News
The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs recently removed Cannabis from Schedule IV category of the 1961 Single convention on Narcotics (1). This was done to recognise the medicinal values of the plant. Though cannabis has been removed from Schedule IV, the non-medicinal Cannabis is still under Schedule I. About Cannabis plant Around 50 countries ..
Category: International Current Affairs
Topics: Cannabis • Cannabis Act • Effects of cannabis • Legality of cannabis • Medical cannabis • Narcotic Drugs • Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 • United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime • UNODC
The Knesset, Israel’s parliament, has unanimously approved long-awaited, controversial law to allow exports of medical marijuana, allowing Israel to tap the lucrative global market. Though, the bill still needs approval from the cabinet and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But, this step is seen as a formality. With this approval, Israel will become the third country, ..
Topics: Cannabinol • Cannabis • Cannabis smoking • Effects of cannabis • Entheogens • Euphoriants • Health • Herbalism • Medical cannabis • Medicinal plants • Psychoactive drugs • Tetrahydrocannabinol
Canada has officially become the 2nd Country in the world to legalize the recreational use of marijuana nationwide after Uruguay. The Cannabis Act (or Bill C-45) came into force on 17th October 2018. The new regulations aim to protect public health and safety by allowing adults access to legal cannabis and is a social experiment ..
Epidiolex world’s first medicine made from marijuana that approved by US Food and Drug Administration
For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the world’s first-ever cannabis-based medicine “Epidiolex” made from marijuana. It is a milestone approval that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law. The drug, manufactured by UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals, will be used to cure children aged 2-years ..
Topics: Antiemetics • Appetite stimulants • Cannabidiol • Cannabinoids • Drugs • Effects of cannabis • Entheogens • GW Pharmaceuticals • Medical cannabis • Medicine • Natural phenols • Tetrahydrocannabinol
The Parliament of Canada has passed a landmark law that legalizes the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act (or Bill C-45) passed its final hurdle on June 20 in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed and sold. Canadians will be able ..