The Hemp Club Week 17.11.18

UK, WORLD and HEALTH

CANNABIS POLICY PROTECTS CONSUMERS – REGULATES TRADE
In Germany, local district legislation wants to help the delivery of cannabis to adults, educate and prevent. According to DAZ.online, Mrs. Stamm-Fibich, a Member of the German Bundestag for the SPD parliamentary group, the SDP’s policy is that chemists/ pharmacies should be the exclusive point of sale for cannabis and offenses treated as Vergehen or misdemeanors.

LORD ALAN SUGAR – CANNABIS TO BE LEGALIZED
Lord Sugar said that while harder drugs such as cocaine formed part of the problem, he felt that legalising cannabis would solve ‘around 30%’ of the problem, expressing that while harder substances, for example, cocaine where a piece of the puzzle, he felt that authorizing cannabis could tackle a third of the issue.

GW ACCUSED OF MONOPOLIZING – MANY DO NOT AGREE
Mike Barnes: “I am surprised that patenting natural products is allowed, GW Pharma is clearly trying to firm up their monopoly position in the pharmaceutical market. I hope this will not inhibit the supply of the natural plant that helps so many people.”

IRS OVERWHELMED BY CASH CANNABIS PAYMENTS
While business in the United States settle their taxes with checks or on the internet, state-legitimate cannabis organizations cover their regulatory obligations in a somewhat bygone manner. The businesses plan one to one meetings with their neighborhood IRS office. At the point when the business owners arrive, they are taken to a safe room, before two IRS agents who never leave, they check out a huge number of dollars in cash. This yearly, nerve-rattling custom is well know to business owners. What’s more, it’s a side effect of the industries continuous money issue, its failure to be able to access everyday banking due to the Feds prohibition.

HARRY ANSLINGER, Part 2: MARIJUANA UNDER THE RADAR
The story so far: Racism lies at the heart of all marijuana prohibition. The man most responsible for making marijuana illegal, former prohibition cop Harry Anslinger, assumed office as America’s first commissioner of narcotics in 1930. At the time, he oversaw a patchwork of state-by-state regulations, a small staff, a minimal budget and equally minimal mandate. Anslinger’s assigned mission, as he began, was interdiction of opium and cocaine smuggling. Marijuana regulation played no part in it. But then — something changed.

FDA NEW E-CIG REGULATION – TEEN VAPING
A spike in teen vaping has spurred the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to seek new rules governing e-cigarettes. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the proposed regulations in a statement on Thursday.  A spike in teen vaping has spurred the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to seek new rules governing e-cigarettes. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the proposed regulations in a statement on Thursday.  If adopted, the new rules would prohibit flavored e-cigarette products from being sold in stores and websites used by children. They would not apply to retailers that restrict access to adults only, such as tobacconists, vape shops, and age-restricted websites.



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