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Published: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:55:22 -0700

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France: An Effort to Ban the 'E-Joint'

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT

The Philadelphia Inquirer, 17 Dec 2014 - (AP) - France's health minister has said she wants to ban a cannabis-extract electronic cigarette that has been launched in France. Marisol Touraine told French radio she was opposed to the self-styled "e-joint," that was launched online Tuesday. She said it will encourage cannabis use and she will approach the courts to ban the product.



France: Stroke Risk Linked To Use Of Pot

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Albuquerque Journal, 25 Apr 2014 - Study: Cardiovascular Events in Young Users Up Over a five-year period, a government-andated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2 percent of those encounters were with patients suffering from cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia and stroke, as well as circulation problems in the arms and legs. In roughly a quarter of those cases, the study found, the patient died.



France: Cannabis 'Damages Heart And Arteries'

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Telegraph, 24 Apr 2014 - Smoking cannabis can cause potentially lethal damage to the heart and arteries of young and middle-aged adults, a study has found. Researchers in France, who looked at almost 2,000 patients with medical problems related to cannabis use, identified 35 serious instances of cardiovascular complications.



France: Cannabis Causes Heart Damage

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Belfast Telegraph, 24 Apr 2014 - SMOKING cannabis can cause potentially lethal damage to the heart and arteries of young and middle-aged adults, a study has found. Researchers in France who looked at almost 2,000 patients with medical problems related to cannabis use identified 35 serious instances of cardiovascular complications.



France: Heart Warning Over Cannabis Use In Younger People

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Yorkshire Post, 24 Apr 2014 - SMOKING CANNABIS can cause potentially lethal damage to the heart and arteries of young and middle-aged adults, a study found. Researchers in France who looked at almost 2,000 patients with medical problems related to cannabis use identified 35 serious instances of cardiovascular complications. Twenty heart attacks were recorded, as well as 10 cases involving arteries in the limbs, and three affecting blood vessels in the brain.



France: France Okays Medicine Derived From Cannabis

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:00:00 GMT

The Times of India, 10 Jan 2014 - The French drug safety agency has approved commercial sales of a medicine derived from cannabis for the first time in France. France's health ministry said on Wednesday that sales of Sativex will be allowed for the treatment of muscle spasms linked with multiple sclerosis. Sativex is said to contain two of marijuana's best known components - delta 9-THC and cannabidiol. - --- MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom



France: 'Quite Small' Bit Of Pot Delays Hilton At Airport

Sun, 18 Jul 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 18 Jul 2010 - PARIS - Paris Hilton was briefly detained in Corsica after sniffer dogs detected a "quite small" quantity of marijuana in her bag, a French newspaper reported yesterday. Corse Matin newspaper said officers at the airport in Figari found about 1 gram of marijuana. Hilton, who was transiting the French Mediterranean island in a private jet on Friday, was hauled in for questioning and released about 20 minutes later, the report said.



France: French Insanity Blamed on LSD

Thu, 11 Mar 2010 08:00:00 GMT

The Sun, 11 Mar 2010 - A MYSTERY illness that caused an entire French village to go temporarily mad 50-years ago has been blamed on secret CIA mind control experiments with LSD. Hundreds of residents in picturesque Pont-Saint-Esprit were suddenly struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations on August 16, 1951.



France: Colombia Drugs Lord Shot Dead In Madrid Hospital

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 08:00:00 GMT

International Herald-Tribune, 08 Jan 2009 - MADRID: One of Colombia's most notorious drug lords, Leonidas Vargas, was shot dead in his Madrid hospital bed on Thursday, Spanish police said. At least one person entered the room in Madrid's October 12th Hospital where Vargas was being treated for a serious illness, and shot the drugs kingpin four times just before 8 p.m. local time, police said.