Cannabis Laws in the UK

Cannabis Laws in the UK

The United Kingdom has a very strong past in relation to drugs. Long before the cartels were shooting up South America, the UK was involved in a drug war on a much larger scale —the opium wars.  However, the purpose of this piece is to concentrate on a far less lethal drug marijuana. Prior to […]

Cannabis Laws in Russia

Cannabis Laws in Russia

Generally, the Russian police are not very keen on marijuana. However, it seems that the new law has decriminalised possession of marijuana, apparently possession of up to 6 grams is a small fine (I have read as low as $10), however, up to 30 grams is a higher fine and possibly some community service. Viktor […]

Cannabis social club in Guadalajara, Spain

Cannabis social club in Guadalajara, Spain

If you are in Guadalajara and “fancy a smoke”, you have landed on the right page! We are talking about Guadalajara Spain, not Mexico! In its distant origins, Guadalajara was linked to Celtoberian culture, though the earliest  historical references tell of its strategic military importance to the emirs and caliphs of Córdoba. It was then […]

Cannabis and marijuana in Greece

Cannabis and marijuana in Greece

Greece has a history of production and consumption for recreational reasons as well as medical ones. The Greek physician Pedanius Dioscoride described cannabis properties in his book de materia medica beneficial effects of cannabis are described. (apparently the juice is very good for earache- will try that next time!!). Recently the Greek government has legalised medical […]

Cannabis laws in Germany

Cannabis laws in Germany

Germany has been discussing whether to legalize cannabis, especially in Berlin. Here’s a look at the basic facts.  In January 2017 the Bundestag passed a law to officially legalise medical marijuana. However, that doesn’t really help with regards to recreational smokers. The 2017 law meant that medical marijuana can be prescribed to those patients who […]

Cannabis laws in Uruguay

Cannabis laws in Uruguay

On 10th December 2013, Uruguay became the first country (in modern times), to regulate the cannabis market. The Institute of Regulation and Control of Cannabis (IRCCA), which is under the control of the Ministry of Public Health was created to issue licenses and to control and regulate importation, production, marketing, storage and distribution of marijuana and […]

Legal Cannabis Clubs in Madrid

Legal Cannabis Clubs in Madrid

As we have mentioned on several occasions growing marijuana for personal use (upto a certain amount that the judge has not yet determined) is legal as long as it’s not in public. This means that you could grow it on your balcony as long as nowone sees the plants!

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 […]

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 […]