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Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:13:47 -0800

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Germany: Germany Relaxes Dagga Rules

Thu, 05 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Witness, 05 May 2016 - BERLIN - The German government gave the go-ahead yesterday to relax rules on cannabis use by the seriously ill from early next year if they have no other treatment options. Dried cannabis flowers and cannabis extracts will be available in pharmacies on prescription and the public health system will cover the cost, according to the draft bill that is expected to come into force next year.



Germany: Germany Planning State Cannabis Agency

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Telegraph, 02 Nov 2015 - GERMANY plans to set up a state cannabis agency to regulate the drug's cultivation and distribution to treat seriously ill patients. More pain sufferers would be given regulated access to the drug on prescription and paid for by their health insurance under measures outlined in a draft bill from the ministry of health and seen by German newspaper Weltam Sonntag.



Germany: German Official's Push For Pot Sparks Debate

Wed, 27 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Times, 27 May 2015 - BERLIN - A conservative politician who crossed the aisle and has joined the German Green Party's campaign to legalize marijuana has revived a long-running debate about the drug in Europe's largest economy. Lawmaker Joachim Pfeiffer, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, recently co-sponsored legislation that would lift Germany's ban on marijuana and regulate the drug like alcohol and tobacco - and, supporters say, bring in billions more marks in tax revenue.



Germany: Cannabis Use Cited In Deaths

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Sun-Times, 27 Feb 2014 - Cannabis use likely triggered fatal complications that led to the deaths of two men with underlying health conditions, according to scientists in Germany. The findings are noteworthy because cannabis isn't normally associated with acute physical problems, let alone death. - --- MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom



Germany: Marijuana Smokers Were Poisoned With Lead in Leipzig

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 15 Apr 2008 - They had stomach cramps, nausea, anemia and fatigue, and some even had a telltale bluish line along their gums -- classic signs of lead poisoning. But the cases, last year in Leipzig, Germany, puzzled doctors. Lead poisoning is rare in Germany, and yet here were 29 cases in just a few months. The doctors noticed a pattern: the patients were young, from 16 to 33; they were students or unemployed; and they had body piercings and a history of smoking. In a letter published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine, the doctors wrote, "On questioning, all the patients eventually conceded that they were regular users of marijuana."



Germany: German Dealers 'Add Lead to Marijuana'

Thu, 10 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT

The Age, 10 Apr 2008 - Drug dealers looking for extra profits apparently added lead flakes to packets of marijuana, inflating their value while causing dozens of cases of serious poisoning, doctors in Germany reported today. The lead made up, on average, 10 per cent of the material in the marijuana packets, boosting profits by about $US1,500 ($A1,613) per kilogram, Franzika Busse of University Hospital Leipzig reported.



Germany: Police Crackdown As Cannabis Farms Grow

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT

The Times, 29 Jan 2008 - German Police Raid Border Plantations to Combat a Spillover of the Soft-Drug Culture As the Netherlands Gets Tougher Cannabis farmers in Germany were the target of a massive crackdown yesterday as police raided more than 200 plantations to tackle the new soft-drug culture that has spilt over from the Netherlands.



Germany: New Study Shows Marijuana May Fight Cancer

Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT

West Australian, 21 Jan 2008 - HAMBURG - The active ingredient in marijuana may suppress tumour invasion in highly invasive cancers, according to new research in Germany. Cannabinoids, the active components in marijuana, are already used medically to reduce the side effects of cancer treatment, such as pain, weight loss and vomiting.



Germany: Cannabis Helps Treat Allergic Reactions

Mon, 11 Jun 2007 07:00:00 GMT

New Zealand Herald, 11 Jun 2007 - A cannabis folk remedy has been resurrected by scientists who found that active ingredients in the drug reduce allergic reactions. The research, conducted on mice, points the way towards new cannabis-based treatments for irritated skin.