Title: Blue Moon’s brewer launching marijuana-infused ‘beer’

Author: USA Today

Date: 28 March 2018

Url: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/03/28/blue-moon-brewer-marijuana-infused-beer/467110002/?mc_cid=259b32f6e7&mc_eid=178dec0b63

Extract: 

The inventor of Blue Moon beer is launching three marijuana-infused drinks that promise intoxication without the alcoholic headache.

The drinks, served chilled and initially only available in Colorado this fall, will contain no alcohol but will instead be infused with special marijuana formulas designed to mimic the effects of booze. Its developers say the drink will “hit” the user at the same pace as if they were drinking a beer.

 

Title: Nigeria – Police intercept bus with 500 parcels of Indian hemp

Author: The Nation

Date: 28 March 2018

Url: http://thenationonlineng.net/police-intercept-bus-500-parcels-indian-hemp/

Extract: 

Benue State Police Command has paraded three suspects arrested with 500 parcels of Indian hemp.

Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni said the items were packed in a specially-built J5 bus coming from Ondo State and heading for Borno State.

He said the bus was divided into two, with Indian hemp packed in one half and other goods occupying the open section.

Owoseni said policemen on a stop-and-search on Enugu-Makurdi Highway, near Aliade, intercepted the bus and arrested the driver and two others.

He said more suspects would be nabbed.

 

Wine-related firms look to uncork opportunities in marijuana

 

Title: Orange Rooms cancels trial of cannabis-infused Gin and Chronic drink

Author: Daily Echo UK

Date: 28 March 2018

Url: http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16121749.Orange_Rooms_cancels_trial_of_cannabis_infused_drink/

Extract: 

IT WAS billed as a UK first – a range of cocktails laced with cannabis that came with a raft of health benefits.

A Hampshire bar announced it was selling a selection of new drinks, collectively known as Gin and Chronic, which included a special ingredient extracted from cannabis plants.

But just hours later Orange Rooms in Vernon Walk, Southampton, said it wanted to “respect the local community” and was no longer trialling the cocktail.

 

Title: Ocado Now Stocking Cannabis-Infused Hemp Water

Author: The Food People

Date: 21 March 2018

Url: https://thefoodpeople.co.uk/blog/ocado-now-stocking-cannabis-infused-hemp-water

Extract: 

Following the legalisation of Cannabis in many US states, we’ve seen popularity and availability of edible cannabis products rise dramatically over the pond. The trend is starting to spread, and Ocado is now stocking Love Hemp, a bottled water beverage infused with legal cannabis oil.

Love Hemp contains 2mg of hemp extract, which contains cannabidiol but not THC which is the chemical that makes you high. Cannabidiol has an influence on the release and uptake of chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin, resulting an enhanced feel-good mood.

Tony Calamita, co-founder of Love Hemp Water, said: “There’s a growing understanding of the wide ranging benefits of cannabis oil to health and well-being which is why we have launched the first every day hemp water product.

 

Title: Canada – Will police need to care for pot plants seized under new laws?

Author: Global News Canada

Date: 29 March 2018

URL: https://globalnews.ca/news/4113517/marijuana-legalization-canada-grow-pot-at-home/

Extract: 

Canadians should not be allowed to grow pot at home while the kinks of cannabis legalization are worked out, the heads of two policing organizations told Canadian senators on Thursday.

Senators studying the government’s proposal to create a framework to legalize pot heard that unclear language in the Liberal bill to legalize marijuana has some police officers scratching their heads as to whether they could be required to care for plants seized under the new regulations.

 

Title: France – Sativex High Price Leaves French Medical Marijuana Patients With Few Options

Author: Marijuana.com

Date: 29 March 2018

URL: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/03/sativex-high-price-leaves-french-medical-marijuana-patients-with-few-options/

Extract: 

According to the official figures from the High Authority of Health, between 8,000 and 10,000 patients could have been helped with the Sativex, representing only 10 percent of the MS patients in France. Because of this, the Authority recommended a medical reimbursement of 15 percent, leaving the remaining 85 percent of the cost at the expense of the patients, though such drugs are usually reimbursed at least at 80 percent in France.

In addition these recommendations, the National Agency for Drugs, dependent on the Ministry of Health, wanted to negotiate a low price with the distributor of Sativex in France, Almirall.