How To Get Your Card in Oregon, USA. How To Get Your Card elsewhere in the USA, and around the World, also.

Welcome to the Medical Cannabis Resource Center (MERCY) Italy Info page

Resources in Oregon, USA; Clinics, Forums and Meetings and Meet-Ups, Biz and Orgs.


Pioneering Common Sense Compassion in Oregon, across America and around the World
  Home   |   About   |   Contact   |   Donate   |   GuestBook   |   Action   |   Library   |   OMMA   |   Biz   |   Links   |   News   |   Legislation   |   Events   |   Calendar   |   Orgz   |   MERCY-TV   |   The MERCY Gift Shop   >>
MERCY - the Medical Cannabis Resource Center * in Salem, Oregon, USA, call - 503.363-4588 * or email us.

this Page:

Information on Status of medical cannabis in the region Status of medical cannabis in the region
Information on Action and Activities for medical cannabis in the region Action and Activities for medical cannabis in the region
Contacts - People, Orgs and Biz Contacts - People, Orgs and Biz;
Forums for Networking Forums for Networking
News stories related to Alert News stories and sources
basic Information on cannabis and condition Information on cannabis and condition
basic Information on cannabis as medicine Basic Information on cannabis as medicine
Please feel free to post on the Bulletin Board Bulletin Board for Posting info
Please feel free to e-mail us Feed Back Feed Back for Getting back to us

Site Map

go Home Home
About OMMA - the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act How to OMMA
Grow Tips - for Medical Marijuana Grow Tips - for Medical Cannabis (Marijuana)
Links to more information Links
click here to see more options for you within the Activist community ORGz
The MERCY Gift Shop - get neat stuff, support the cause The MERCY Gift Shop   - get neat stuff, support the cause.
About the Org About
Making contact with MERCY, the Medical Cannabis Resource Center Contact
Making a Donation to MERCY, the Medical Cannabis Resource Center Donate
Want to help out?  Volunteers needed! Help Out
Sign the GuestBook GuestBook
Legislative News and Information Legislation
and other Taking Action Action

Bizness members who help out Bizness
Visit the Archives Library
go to the News pages News
the Media directory Media
Pick up a newsletter from the archives Newsletter
Whats Happening - Current Events Current Whats Hap
go to the Events pages all Events page.  Like ...
latest on the Excess Medicine Festivals XS+Med*Fest! and other items on the ...
Check the Calendar of Events for updates, Doctor clinics being scheduled now! Calendar view


Know the law to protect yourself and others! The LAW

Need more info?
Search the Net
with go to Excite search engine site.Excite!ment

... plus Information on
Information about Cannabis Cannabis for ...
Information about Cannabis for Doctors Doctors
Information about Cannabis for Nurses Nurses

also Information on
Directory of information on cannabis and conditions Cannabis and ...
Conditions

Information about Cannabis and ADHD ADHD Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Information about Cannabis and AIDS AIDS
Information about Cannabis and Alzheimers Alzheimers
Information about Cannabis and Anxiety Anxiety
Information about Cannabis and Arthritis Arthritis
Information about Cannabis and Asthma Asthma
Information about Cannabis and Autism Autism
Information about Cannabis and Bipolar Disorder Bipolar
Information about Cannabis and Cancer Cancer
Information about Cannabis and Cachexia Cachexia
Information about Cannabis and Crohns Crohns
Information about Cannabis and Dementia Dementia
Information about Cannabis and Depression Depression
Information about Cannabis and Diabetes Diabetes
Information about Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma ( DIPG )  DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma)
Information about Cannabis and Epilepsy Epilepsy
Information about Cannabis and Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia
Information about Cannabis and Glaucoma Glaucoma
Information about Cannabis and High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  Information about Cannabis and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Information about Cannabis and Lupus Lupus
Information about Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis
Information about Cannabis and Myasthenia Gravis Myasthenia Gravis
Information about Cannabis and Nausea Nausea
Information about Cannabis and Pain Pain
Information about Cannabis and Parkinson's Parkinson's
Information about Cannabis and Pregnancy Pregnancy
Information about Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Information about Cannabis and Seizures Seizures
Information about Cannabis and Spasms Spasms
Information about Cannabis and Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears) Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
Information about Cannabis and Tourettes Tourettes Syndrome


Information about CannaButter CannaButter - a cannabis-infused medicinal application
Information about Cannabis Tea Canna-Tea - Tea, a cannabis-infused medicinal application
Information about Cannabis Ticture Ticture - a cannabis-infused medicinal application
Information about Canasol Canasol - a cannabis-based medicine
Information about Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) - Rick Simpson Oil
Information about Golden, Honey Oil (GHO) - Golden, Honey Oil
Information about Cannabis and Tar (Resin) Tar (Resin)

Information about Seeds for Medical Cannabis Seeds - for Medical Cannabis and related info
Information about Strains of Medical Cannabis Strains - of Medical Cannabis and related info

Italy  
Information pages

Italy - News: Legal cannabis: Benedetto, I have a present for you Legal cannabis: Benedetto, I have a present for you | Dear Benedetto (Della Vedova), thank you for the great job you are doing with the Parliamentary Intergroup for legal cannabis. Thanks to all the 250 MPs and Senators who signed the bill. Thank you (and Carmelo Palma) for involving me and for recalling the Radical campaigns on this issue for over forty years. I have a present for you and the 250 subscribers of the bill: it is sent to you by Andrea Trisciuoglio, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and is being cured with medicinal cannabis since years, while fighting at the same time to ensure that these drigs are effectively accesible to all those who could benefit from them. Andrea, Secretary of the Cannabis Social Club LapianTiamo, sends you the sachets you find in the picture, to make sure that the parliamentary times adopted for this debate are swift.

Will you plant them? I don't know and maybe it is not that important, even though it could be world news. I do ask you to take them with you, to remember that for the patients and the victims of this blind prohibitionism - provoking immeasurable suffering on the side of the citizens and abnormally large revenues for criminal and mafia organizations - the time that goes by without concrete results may become cause for despair. May the force be with you! >> www.radicalparty.org/en/rnn-news/79/news/legal-cannabis-benedetto-i-have-present-you

Italy - News: Cannabis: new civil disobedience with Rita Bernardini on Piazza Duomo in Florence Cannabis: new civil disobedience with Rita Bernardini on Piazza Duomo in Florence | Saturday afternoon the Florentine radical association "Andrea Tamburi" held a demonstration in front of the Presidency of the Tuscan Region at Piazza Duomo in Florence to ask the Institutions to provide sick people with the possibility of self-cultivation of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. In this regard, the Secretary of Radicali Italiani Rita Bernardini, who attended the demonstration, started a new civil disobedience action by planting some cannabis plants and by "instigating" the other participants to take part in the initiative. The invite was positively received by Regional Councillor Tommasso Fattori (Sì Toscana) who took some seeds at the demonstration with the promise of growing them in his institutional office. >> www.radicalparty.org/en/rnn-news/77/news/cannabis-new-civil-disobedience-rita-bernardini-piazza-duomo-florence


 See more >> News, below.

  About this page ...


Welcome to MERCYs web pages dedicated to information on Cannabis in Italy and related issues.  

Click here for printable (WORD) version of this info, Click here for PDF (Adobe) version of this info.

These are Orgs, Links and other Resources for Italy.

Services and functional information you can use.   Sections for The Law; Contacts - People, Orgs and Biz; Events and other Network opportunities; Info - Medical, Legal and otherwise; Action - Indiviual and Group Plans and Resources, Legislation and Legislators at all levels, News - Current Items by Categories, Sources and History; Library of Links, Images and Documents including How To's and any other Resources (IE- Forums) that may help.

Medical cannabis resources and more.  We also try to include basic cannabis and related law and policy reform links and orgs for associated areas and functions such as human rights, justice, environment, health and other issues that potentially share resources.  

What's yours? Got a Link, Resource or an Idea?  Enter in the NotePad or send us FeedBack.

See even more related Info at this web-ring:

OpdxNwoL links (marijuanalibrary.org/links.html)

Status of Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) in Italy.

  Info on Italy and Medical Cannabis 

Italy has a MEDICAL MARIJUANA (cannabis) LAW

Italy - info Italy - iMarijuana.com - Medical Marijuana | Cannabis | Hemp | Italy iMarijuana.com > Laws > Laws by Country > Italy Italy Marijuana Laws >> Medical use of substances prepared with marijuana is legal in Italy, if provided by medical prescription. Otherwise, cannabis is illegal in Italy and an imprisonment of 1-6 years for small amounts and imprisonment of 6-20 years may be imposed on big amounts of cultivation. >> Forums; Albania, Belgium, Canada, China, plus >  Visit - http://www.imarijuana.com/laws/laws-by-country/italy

Italy - status Medical cannabis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Medical cannabis refers to the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy, or to synthetic forms of specific cannabinoids such as THC as a physician-recommended form of medicine. The Cannabis plant has a long history of use as medicine, with historical evidence dating back to 2737 BCE.[1] While utilizing cannabis for recreational purposes is illegal in many parts of the world, many countries are beginning to entertain varying levels of decriminalization for medical usage, including Canada, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain, Israel, Italy, Finland, and Portugal.  Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis

Italy - info, News: Dutch Supply Italy, Finland and Germany with Medical Marijuana Dutch Supply Italy, Finland and Germany with Medical Marijuana | The Cannabis Bureau -- the only institution of its kind in Europe -- was established by the government in 2003. "The state realized that so many people wanted to use cannabis, so it said 'Why not give it to them via prescription instead of accessing the drug illegally," Sandvos told the Journal. Among other things, the Cannabis Bureau makes sure medical marijuana is tested for the presence of possibly harmful adulterants such as pesticides or bacteria. (We're probably seeing the near-future of California and other states allowing dispensaries when we study the eminently practical Dutch model.) The Bureau, besides supplying cannabis to all the pharmacies in the Netherlands, also supplies Italy, Finland and Germany through the Ministry of Health of each country. The Bureau's records show it sells around 100 kilos (220 pounds) of marijuana per year.  Click -> here <-(!)

Italy - info, Status Italy Has Medical Marijuana... Why can't we have nice things? | On 23 January the Federal Ministry of Health issued a decree for the introduction of plant-based medicinal cannabis drugs (substances and herbal preparations, including extracts and tinctures) into the unified law on narcotics (Table II, Section B, law 309/90). So far, cannabis was considered to be devoid of therapeutic properties and only THC was accepted as a medicinal drug. In 2012 the regional parliaments of Tuscany, Liguria, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia had already approved similar laws with broad political support, aimed at facilitating the use of drugs based on natural and synthetic cannabinoids available abroad and imported into Italy. Through the regional healthcare system these medications are intended to be distributed free of charge by hospitals to patients. Currently there are talks on how the regional laws should be implemented and on the medical conditions, for which these medicines may be used.  Visit - http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2153026/pg1

Italy - info When in Florence - Medical Marijuana - Detroit Metro Times > By John Sinclair, Jun 8, 2011 | Finally, a card that recognizes marijuana as medicine across the EU >> Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, has been one of the most beautiful cities in the Western world for almost a thousand years. Now considered one of the most desirable tourist destinations of all, especially for its art, architecture and cultural heritage, the city features elegant plazas, palaces, churches, monasteries, museums, art galleries and magnificent parks and gardens. I'd been seriously disappointed on previous trips to Italy by the difficulty in finding adequate medicine after the Italian government headed by media baron Silvio Berlusconi (sort of the Rupert Murdoch of Italy) cracked down on marijuana and severely criminalized users and growers. When in Rome the first time in 2006, I met guys who were growing some very good weed where I was staying at Forte Prenestino, the 19th century army installation taken over by the autonomie movement in the 1980s. But the next time I visited, their gardens had been torn up, their growing had ended.

Since then I've toured Italy extensively, playing gigs and doing readings and lectures, but nobody ever had any good weed to share, and my symptoms — physical aches and pains, mental anguish, the recurring paucity of creative inspiration — would go largely untreated until I could get back to my base in Amsterdam. As a medical marijuana patient in Michigan, I can travel around the state that once imprisoned me for possessing two joints, and to the other 15 states that recognize cannabis as medicine as well as our nation's capital, without fear of arrest and with a fair assurance of the availability of dosages of appropriate quality wherever I might go. This spring, my friend Ben Dronkers in Amsterdam alerted me to the benefits of medical marijuana status in the Netherlands and, by extension, the European Union.

While it's still possible for anyone over 18, sick or well, to purchase up to five grams of cannabis over the counter at any of Holland's 750 coffee shops, the Netherlands has also recognized marijuana as a medicine and allows for prescription by doctors and medical practitioners for a whole range of illnesses. Now I have two refillable official 5-gram containers with my prescription written on the side, my doctor's name and the signature of the Minister of Health or whatever he's called in Holland. As Dronkers explained, this medicine prescribed by a doctor in the EU would be recognized as medicine throughout the EU, no matter the local laws pertaining to recreational marijuana use.  Visit - http://metrotimes.com/mmj/when-in-florence-1.1158515

Italy - info NORML » Blog » GOVERNMENT » Estimate: Worldwide Population Of Lawful Medical Marijuana Patients > From the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines IACM-Bulletin of 8 April 2012 >> World: Increasing numbers of patients use cannabis for medicinal purposes | An increasing number of patients in the world are using cannabis for therapeutic reasons, with available data from countries, which have installed programs for their citizens. Good data are available for Israel, Canada, the Netherlands and many states of the US with medicinal cannabis laws and registries. In several more countries only a few patients are allowed to use cannabis for medicinal purposes, including Germany, Norway, Finland and Italy. In many other countries such as Spain and some states of the US without a registry such as California the number of medicinal users is estimated to be high, but no detailed data are available. ... World: Increasing numbers of patients use cannabis for medicinal purposes ... data from countries, which have installed programs for their citizens. ... for medicinal ...  Visit - http://blog.norml.org/2012/04/11/estimate-worldwide-population-of-lawful-medical-marijuana-patients/

Italy - info, Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana - Drugs Forum | 9.7 Italy; 9.8 the Netherlands; 9.9 ... Medical marijuana is cannabis that is ... the patient must take his/her doctors rec to the Medical Marijuana program to get an official ...  Visit - http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/showwiki.php?title=Medical_Marijuana

  The Law, LEGAL Resources  

Italy - status Legal and medical status of cannabis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Italy (Europe) UnKnown (assume Illegal) | Cannabis is an illegal drug in Italy. Info needed ... source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_country

Italy - status Italy | Cannabis preparations and THC are illegal to use, sell, own, cultivate etc. Personal use is decriminalized, with penalties for possession of small amounts (< 5g) resulting in confiscation of passport or driver's license. Possession of larger quantities is treated as possession with intent to sell and is subject to stronger penalties. (unconfirmed) In 2008, the Italian Supreme Court created a legal exception for personal use of cannabis by Rastafarians. See - italymag.co.uk/italy/abruzzo/supreme-court-lets-rastas-keep-their-weed -and- http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2008/jul/18/europe_rastafarians_can_smoke_ma. (thanks T) ...  Source > http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_law.shtml <

Italy - info Italy: getting radical - Cannabis Culture | Marijuana Magazine - by Marco Cappato - Thursday, April 30 1998 | Marijuana possession is legal in Italy, thanks to activists who have been publically giving away hash for over 20 years! Due to the wonderful Italian climate marijuana is cultivated all over the country. It is grown mainly indoors in apartments, greenhouses or garrets, but there have also been cases of massive outdoor plantations in the South, including fields surrounded by sunflowers that had marijuana in the middle. ... The question of medical cannabis is not an issue so ...  Visit - www.cannabisculture.com/articles/35.html

Italy - info LEGAL CLASSIFICATION | Regarding cannabis and marijuana, all Member States have adopted the UN resolution classifiing these substances as illicit drugs. 11 out of 16 European countries classifies cannabis in the same category as heroin or other hard drugs. According to the EMCDDA in its1998 report: "Some Member States classify substances in terms of medical use and health risks, and also by the ways in which illicit activities are punished. These countries distinguish between the nature of the substance, varying the penalty accordingly. The countries in which this happens are Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom." - Italy classifies also cannabis in class B, apart from the most controlled class A (hard drugs);

USE/CONSUMPTION | The distinctions between 'drug use in private' and 'use in groups' is not made in any of the surveyed European countries. But some make differences between 'non-regular users' and 'regular users'. Concerning prosecution of users, i.e. how the use of drugs in general is controled, Europe is divided into 2 groups: - 9 out of 16 countries (15 EU Member States + Switzerland) consider drug use as an offense in their Criminal Code. - And it is not considered an offense in 7 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Nederlands and Spain). In Tthe UK also, because officially only the opium use is prohibited.

POSSESSION | But several surveys have found countries indirectly prevent the consumption by prohibiting "possession" even of tiny amounts of the stuff. In this respect, laws vary also a lot: 6 to 7 countries don't prosecute for tiny amounts possessions and prefer probation to deal with (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland and Spain).  Visit - http://www.420magazine.com/forums/europe/87438-cannabis-marijuana-laws-law-enforcement-procedures-europe.html

Italy - Resource, Org; local European Laws on Marijuana - Cannabis and Marijuana Laws and Law Enforcement Procedures in Europe ... Italy classifies also cannabis in class B, apart from the most controlled class A ... | Cannabis and Marijuana Laws and Law Enforcement Procedures in Europe - A comparative study Would depenalization initiatives lead to full legalization? NORML Annual Conference, February 3-5, 2000 Authors: Joel Auster, Jerome Thorel 16 countries surveyed: 15 members of the European Union and Switzerland ... "Some Member States classify substances in terms of medical use and health risks, and also by the ways in which illicit activities are punished. These countries distinguish between the nature of the substance, varying the penalty accordingly. The countries in which this happens are Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom." ...

- Italy classifies also cannabis in class B, apart from the most controlled class A (hard drugs); ... - And it is not considered an offense in 7 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Italy, The Nederlands and Spain). In Tthe UK also, because officially only the opium use is prohibited. ... 6 to 7 countries don't prosecute for tiny amounts possessions and prefer probation to deal with (Austria, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Italy, Ireland and Spain). The number 7 would be Britain, where it is said that since recent years -- as we will see it thereafter in this survey -- cannabis use and possession have lead to a simple fine. ...

Italy : a "pragmatist" success - Italy passed its first law in 1930, in which it prohibit drugs consumption, but only in publlic places. - In 1954 a new law says that "possession" of cannabis is forbidden. In 1974 a new one considers it is a serious offence leading to jail only for large quantities. But the private use AND possession is not prosecuted. - And finally a 1978 law clearly states that the "consumption of drugs", of all sorts, is "completely depenalized". While possession could lead to an administrative fine. - It is very well accepted now. 2 years ago some distinctions were made between possession in public and private places. But nothing else. ... visit - http://www.rism.org/isg/dlp/ganja/background/EuropEnforcProc.html

Italy - info Need a Lawyer in Italy? | italylegalservices.com Free Consultation & No Upfront Fees Call Today! 888-310-4391  Visit - www.italylegalservices.com

. . . and . . .

International law

Marijuana is in Schedule IV of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, making it subject to special restrictions. Article 2 provides for the following, in reference to Schedule IV drugs:

    A Party shall, if in its opinion the prevailing conditions in its country render it the most appropriate means of protecting the public health and welfare, prohibit the production, manufacture, export and import of, trade in, possession or use of any such drug except for amounts which may be necessary for medical and scientific research only, including clinical trials therewith to be conducted under or subject to the direct supervision and control of the Party.

This provision, while apparently providing for the limitation of marijuana to research purposes only, also seems to allow some latitude for nations to make their own judgments. The official Commentary on the Single Convention indicates that Parties are expected to make that judgment in good faith. Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_and_medical_status_of_cannabis - for more.

  local Organizations, CONTACTs and other Resources  

Italy - info Rome, Italy - Cannabis Wiki | Italy. Cannabis-related links... Wikia. Skip to Content Skip to ... Search for local medical marijuana dispensaries at LegalMarijuanaDispensary.com, ... Italy. Cannabis-related links. millionmarijuanamarch.info fuoriluogo.it legalizzala.it confinizero.it  Visit - http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Rome,_Italy

Italy - Resource, Org; local MEDICAL CANNABIS SOCIAL CLUBs and More, at - Encod.org - European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies (ENCOD) | ENCOD is a pan-European network of currently 140 NGO’s and individual experts involved in the drug issue on a daily base. We are the European section of an International Coalition, which consists of more than 200 NGOs from around the world that have adhered to a Manifesto for Just and Effective Drug Policies (established in 1998). Among our members are organisations of cannabis and other drug users, of health workers, researchers, grassroot activists as well as companies. European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies (ENCOD) Secretariat: Lange Lozanastraat 14 - 2018 Antwerpen - Belgium Tel: +32 (0)3 293 0886 - http://www.encod.org/info/

Italy - Resource, Org; local La Coalizione europea per politiche sulle droghe giuste ed efficaci (ENCOD) mette insieme cittadini europei che credono che la proibizione delle droghe é una politica immorale ed insana* . Noi ci appelliamo per una regolamentazione legale come ’unico modo sensibile ed efficace per diminuire i problemi legati alle droghe, ridurre il crimine organizzato e liberare denaro delle tasse per salute, educazione e programmi sociali. ENCOD vuole mettere la regolamentazione delle droghe all’ordine del giorno. Se sei d’accordo per favore sostieni noi o uno dei nostri membri. * Insanità: ripetere continuamente la stessa cosa e aspettarsi dei risultati differenti (Albert Einstein) http://www.encod.org/info/-Italiano-it-.html

Italy - Resource, Org; local medicalcannabis.it - Italia all'Associazione per la Cannabis Terapeutica (ACT) | Negli ultimi anni l'uso terapeutico dei derivati della cannabis sta vivendo un globale processo di rivalutazione. Lo sviluppo delle conoscenze sul sistema dei cannabinoidi endogeni progredisce di pari passo all'individuazione di nuovi potenziali campi di utilizzo terapeutico. L'Italia è purtroppo su questo terreno molto indietro rispetto agli USA e alla gran parte dei paesi europei. Da queste premesse è nata, nel marzo del 2001, la decisione di dare vita in Italia all'Associazione per la Cannabis Terapeutica (ACT), uno spazio comune a pazienti, medici e a tutti i cittadini che vogliano impegnarsi per colmare il ritardo del nostro Paese in quest'ambito. ... visit - http://www.medicalcannabis.it/

Netherlands - Resource, Org; local Antonio Abrignani | An italian site for self help and recovery. Forum for searching help people. You can find men and women with personal experience in addiction and their parents. / Un sito italiano di auto aiuto e recupero. Forum per persone in cerca di aiuto. Potete trovare uomini e donne con esperienza personale nella dipendenza e i loro familiari. / Features: Newsletter, Mailing List(s), Chat, Forum, News, Publications, Search Engine - URL: http://www.insiemesenza.org

Netherlands - Resource, Org; local ... More | As we learn about them. In the meantime ... Visit: http://www.mapinc.org/dpr.htm


Italy - Resources, Meetings and Meet-Ups Meetings and Meet-Ups > Medical Cannabis Meetup Groups - Medical Cannabis Meetups around the world | Find a Medical Cannabis Meetup Group near you ... grouped by City and Country ... find the ones with the most people interested in Medical Cannabis Meetups in Italy ... international, national, provincial, municipal levels   ...   Visit - http://www.meetup.com/cities/it/.

Also more International resources > here < and Forums > here < or just page down and Learn more >>>


also Information on
Directory of information on cannabis by region Cannabis by ...
Region

Information about Medical Cannabis in the United States of America MERCY in America; Medical Cannabis in the USA
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Alabama Alabama
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Alaska Alaska
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Arizona Arizona
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Arkansas Arkansas
  Information about Medical Cannabis in California California
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Colorado Colorado
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Connecticut Connecticut
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Delaware Delaware
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Florida Florida
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Georgia Georgia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Hawaii Hawaii
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Idaho Idaho
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Illinois Illinois
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Indiana Indiana
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Iowa Iowa
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Kansas Kansas
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Kentucky Kentucky
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Louisiana Louisiana
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Maine Maine
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Maryland Maryland
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Massachusetts Massachusetts
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Michigan Michigan
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Minnesota Minnesota
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Mississippi Mississippi
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Missouri Missouri
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Montana Montana
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Nebraska Nebraska
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Nevada Nevada
  Information about Medical Cannabis in New Hampshire New Hampshire
  Information about Medical Cannabis in New Jersey New Jersey
  Information about Medical Cannabis in New Mexico New Mexico
  Information about Medical Cannabis in New York New York
  Information about Medical Cannabis in North Carolina North Carolina
  Information about Medical Cannabis in North Dakota North Dakota
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Ohio Ohio
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Oklahoma Oklahoma
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Oregon Oregon
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Rhode Island Rhode Island
  Information about Medical Cannabis in South Carolina South Carolina
  Information about Medical Cannabis in South Dakota South Dakota
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Tennessee Tennessee
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Texas Texas
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Utah Utah
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Vermont Vermont
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Virginia Virginia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Washington State Washington State
  Information about Medical Cannabis in West Virginia West Virginia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Wisconsin Wisconsin
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Wyoming Wyoming
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Washington DC, District of Columbia Washington DC (District of Columbia)

Information about Medical Cannabis around the World The World of MERCY; Medical Cannabis around the Globe

Information about Medical Cannabis in Africa Africa
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Angola Angola
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Cameroon Cameroon
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Cape Verde Cape Verde
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Egypt Egypt
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Morocco Morocco
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Mozambique Mozambique
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Senegal Senegal
  Information about Medical Cannabis in South Africa South Africa

Information about Medical Cannabis in Asia Asia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Cambodia Cambodia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in China China
  Information about Medical Cannabis in India India
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Indonesia Indonesia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Israel Israel
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Japan Japan
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Malaysia Malaysia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Nepal Nepal
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Pakistan Pakistan
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Philippines Philippines
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Russia Russia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Taiwan Taiwan
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Thailand Thailand
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Turkey Turkey
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Vietnam Vietnam

Information about Medical Cannabis in Caribbean Caribbean
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Bermuda Bermuda
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Jamaica Jamaica
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
  Information about Medical Cannabis in US Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (US)

Information about Medical Cannabis in Europe Europe
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Albania Albania
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Austria Austria
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Belgium Belgium
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Croatia Croatia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Cyprus Cyprus
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Czech Republic Czech Republic
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Denmark Denmark
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Estonia Estonia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Finland Finland
  Information about Medical Cannabis in France France
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Germany Germany
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Greece Greece
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Hungary Hungary
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Ireland Ireland
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Italy Italy
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Lithuania Lithuania
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Luxembourg Luxembourg
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Macedonia Macedonia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Netherlands Netherlands
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Norway Norway
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Poland Poland
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Portugal Portugal
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Romania Romania
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Serbia Serbia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Spain Spain
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Sweden Sweden
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Switzerland Switzerland
  Information about Medical Cannabis in  the United Kingdom (UK) United Kingdom (UK)
    Information about Medical Cannabis in England England
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Scotland Scotland
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Wales Wales

Information about Medical Cannabis in Latin America Latin America
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Mexico Mexico
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Central America Central America
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Costa Rica Costa Rica
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Guatemala Guatemala
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Honduras Honduras
  Information about Medical Cannabis in South America South America
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Argentina Argentina
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Brazil Brazil
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Chile Chile
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Ecuador Ecuador
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Peru Peru
    Information about Medical Cannabis in Uruguay Uruguay

Information about Medical Cannabis in North America North America
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Canada Canada
  Information about Medical Cannabis in the United States the United States

Information about Medical Cannabis in the Pacific (Oceania, Rim) the Pacific (Oceania, Rim)
  Information about Medical Cannabis in Australia Australia
  Information about Medical Cannabis in New Zealand New Zealand

go to Bottom   ( skip to End )  |   ( next )  |   more Info ...    |     ( prev )  |   ( go to Top )  back to Top

Italy - Resource, Org; local WeBeHigh.com - Worldwide Marijuana Trave... Worldwide Marijuana Travel Guide, Marijuana Prices, Spots & Legalization Status | Worldwide Marijuana travel Guide with information about Marijuana prices all over Hi there, and welcome to WEBEHIGH.com, the worldwide Marijuana travel and information guide. Go ahead and check out our latest city updates, reports and other cool info on your favorite cities!! ... Find Marijuana prices & info. in: Bologna, Catania, Sicily, Florence (Firenze), Messina, Milan, Naples, Padova, Perugia, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Venice ... visit - http://webehigh.org/ for more.

    Italy - Resource, Org; local Rome | Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.5 --- Legislation: Marijuana is illegal, but is tolerated for personal useage. A new law may be passed allowing up to 5 grams of any drug for personal usage Law enforcement: Cops are very relaxed in italy. They will aproach you if you are smoking in their face, but as long as you're in a crowded piazza, or in your home, they don't care at all. They are too busy flirting with girls and smoking cigarettes.

    Where to buy marijuana in Rome: Definitely not campo!!!! That is a good place to score bad stuff. Santa Maria in Trastevere, and the bar "san Calisto" close bye. look for pierced homeless types, and make eye contact. Remember that they will hook you up, if you pay more. also, if you go to termini station and walk the streets near by. Find a few moroccans. Many of them have family/friends who dealers. They can give great deals for bigger purchaces. another reporter added: "San Lorenzo, kind of a student district i suppose. just walk around and keep your eyes open. albanians mostly, shaved head, some tattoed and scary looking, ... otherwise ask for a place called "trenta-due" (=32) just opposite of the "trenta-tre" (33 i suppose). alternative place, just ask someone, smoking is socially accepted there. be careful though - and nice... "

    Rome marijuana prices: Hashish is about 10 euros a gram, but a 10 euro piece ranges from .7 -1.5 grams. 20 euros - 2-3 grams, 50 euros - 6-12 grams, 100 euros - 30-50 grams (look for morrocans for good deals) weed is not totally worth buying, but it's actually the same price or slightly cheaper

    Strains: mostly moroccan hash, but sometimes good zero zero first press kinds of stuff. Also napal, and black afghani too. Weed is usually homegrown crap, but sometimes I find really nice orenge bud. Well dried and cured.

    More information: I have lived here a year now. I recommend making friends, and learning a tiny bit of italian. if you buy only from the streets it might not be good, but if you get to konw a guy, he can hook you up with what he is smoking.

    City Report An amazing blend of the incredibly ancient and the cutting edge, Rome leaves travellers torn between getting up early in the morning to attempt to see it all or spare some energy for the roaring nightlife. With mid-range drug laws and plenty of supply, tokers can look forward to an excellent selection of bud surrounded by some of the most stunning views and ancient history in Europe. Olives, grapes and other fruits and vegetables prosper in Italy’s balmy climate -- as does high-quality ganga. Cultivated all across the countryside – in apartments, greenhouses and in the south, massive plantations surrounded by sunflowers -- marijuana is easily available, as is imported hash. And locals are partaking along with the tourists. Marco Cappato, a member of the Italian branch of The Transnational Radical Party, estimates up to 7 million Italians smoke pot.

    "Italy has a one year mandatory draft and it is common knowledge that an overwhelming majority of the soldiers smoke joints,¨ he said. Pot -- and hemp -- are also part of Rome’s lengthy history along with the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and Circus Maximus. Hemp ropes and sails were used by Roman ships, Lucilius described its uses in 120 B.C, followed by Pliny the Elder documenting hemp’s preparation and different grades in the first century A.D. Police may not view pot smoking in quite the same historical perspective, however. According to the Ministry of Health, personal possession has been decriminalized, but if you are caught smoking or in possession of pot or hash you can lose your passport. According to marijuana legalization group NORML, even these penalties are rarely enforced by the Rome police these days.

    Distributors -- even those giving smokables away for free -- do face jail time, however. Not surprisingly, the Vatican is virulently anti-drug use.

    "Drug laws should not be liberalized," said Cardinal Silvano Piovanelli. Not smoking up in Vatican-controlled areas is a good idea. If you are looking for some bud, there are several places in Rome you can head for a hook-up. The Spanish Stairs are a highly recommended buying spot, according to Joe from Seattle. The intricate staircase -- a wildly popular tourist hangout, with tourist prices on everything – leads from Piazza di Spangna to the Irinita dei Monti church, is close to the Spagna metro stop. Circus Maximus -- once an arena that could seat 300,000 for thrilling chariot races -- is another excellent choice for smokers looking for a little green. ... visit - http://webehigh.org/rome-italy/

Italy - News: International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) | NEWs - Italy: Certificate of exemption > The former Health Minister Francesco Storace issued a certificate of exemption to a man from South Tyrol with multiple sclerosis that allows him the medical use of the cannabis extract Sativex. This caused some sensation in Italy, since it set a precedence. (Source: Die Neue Suedtiroler Tageszeitung of 23 March 2006) ... Science: Pain > Scientists of Schering-Plough in Italy presented animal research that showed that CB2 receptors in the spinal cord may be involved in analgesic effects mediated by this receptor. So far, it was known that the activation of peripheral CB2 receptors causes pain reduction. This research confirms that CB2 receptors are present in the central nervous system, which contribute to effects of CB2 agonists. (Source: Beltramo M, et al. EUR J Neurosci 2006;23(6):1530-8) ... In January the state became the 11th state of the USA to legalize the medical use of cannabis. The Medical Marijuana Program gives ... in Italy presented animal ... ...  Visit - http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/bulletin/ww_en_db_cannabis_artikel.php?id=215

Italy - info, News: Medical Marijuana Italy: New national and regional laws facilitate the medical use of cannabis-based medicines | On 23 January the Federal Ministry of Health issued a decree for the introduction of plant-based medicinal cannabis drugs (substances and herbal preparations, including extracts and tinctures) into the unified law on narcotics (Table II, Section B, law 309/90). So far, cannabis was considered to be devoid of therapeutic properties and only THC was accepted as a medicinal drug. In 2012 the regional parliaments of Tuscany, Liguria, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia had already approved similar laws with broad political support, aimed at facilitating the use of drugs based on natural and synthetic cannabinoids available abroad and imported into Italy. Through the regional healthcare system these medications are intended to be distributed free of charge by hospitals to patients. Currently there are talks on how the regional laws should be implemented and on the medical conditions, for which these medicines may be used. Source: personal communication by Dr Gianpaolo Grassi.

News in brief, Science/Animal: Cannabigerol effective in experimental inflammatory bowel disease | Cannabigerol (CBG), a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, was effective in a mouse model of colitis. It reduced nitric oxide production in macrophages and reduced formation of free radicals in cells of the intestine. Authors concluded that “CBG could be considered for clinical experimentation in IBD [inflammatory bowel disease] patients.” Department of Experimental Pharmacology, University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Borrelli F, et al. Biochem Pharmacol. 2013 Feb 12. [in press] Science/Animal: Cannabichromene improves experimental colitis The non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabichromene (CBC) is known to activate the ion channel TRPA1 and to inhibit endocannabinoid inactivation. In experiments with mice CBC ameliorated inflammation of the colon. Department of Experimental Pharmacology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. Romano B, et al. Br J Pharmacol. 2013 Feb 4. [in press]  Visit - http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/bulletin/ww_en_db_cannabis_artikel.php?id=393#1

International - Resources Treating Yourself | Medical Cannabis reference links. ... Mission: TreatingYourself.com was created in May 2002 to provide medical marijuana users with information to assist them in their responsible use of medical marijuana. At their site they have info and links like -

    International - Resources International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) | The International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) was founded in March 2000. It is a scientific society advocating the improvement of the legal situation for the use of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L.) and its pharmacologically most important active compounds, the cannabinoids, for therapeutic applications through promotion of research and dissemination of information. ...   ...   Visit - http://www.acmed.org/.

    International - Resources Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base | INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE (IOM) Report, 1999. The medical use of marijuana is surrounded by a cloud of social, political, and religious controversy, which obscures the facts that should be considered in the debate.   ...   Visit - http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=6376.

    International - Resources Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine - by Dr. Grinspoon | Since marijuana is largely a folk medicine, not generally recognized by the medical establishment, the people who know most about it are those who use it on their own. The purpose of our website is to gain access to that body of knowledge so that we can share it with potential patients and physicians.   ...   Visit - http://rxmarijuana.com/exchange.htm.

    International - Resources Drug War Facts on medical marijuana | "A valuable resource for anyone concerned with drug policy." — Ira Rosen, Senior Producer, ABC News. "A compendium of facts that fly in the face of accepted wisdom." — David F. Duncan, Clinical Associate Professor, Brown University Medical School.   ...   Visit - http://drugwarfacts.org/cms/?q=node/54.

    International - Resources Health Canada - Information for the Patient - Marihuana (Cannabis) | This leaflet [link] is published by Health Canada for patients who have been authorized by Health Canada to possess dried marihuana.   ...   Visit - http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/how-comment/applicant-demandeur/info_patient-eng.php.

Click here > TreatingYourself.com < to read more Medical Cannabis reference links. For additional links of interest click there to visit Mr. Nice's links page.

International - Resources, Information ASA: Medical Info » Educational Booklets on Medical Cannabis » Multiple Sclerosis and Medical Cannabis | A Note from Americans for Safe Access: We are committed to ensuring safe, legal availability of marijuana for medical uses. This brochure is intended to help doctors, patients and policymakers better understand how marijuana—or "cannabis" as it is more properly called—may be used as a treatment for people with serious medical conditions.   This booklet contains information about using cannabis as medicine. ... and legal access to medical cannabis (medical marijuana) for therapeutic uses ... International, and elsewhere have shown great promise for new medical applications. ...   ...   Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=4558.


For more information on cannabis (marijuana) as medicine, see the Basics, below.

  LEGISLATION, Action Items and related Resources  

Italy - info, legislation: Italian party holds sit-in for marijuana Italian party holds sit-in for marijuana - United Press International - Published: Nov. 9, 2012 | ROME, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Italy's Radical Party called a sit-in for Friday in front of the parliament building in Rome to demand the decriminalization of medical marijuana cultivation. Rita Bernardini, a member of Parliament from the Radical Party, carried marijuana plants and handed out "samples" cultivated from her home in Rome at Friday's "Cannabis: Italy calling the U.S." protest in front of the Palazzo Montecitorio, ANSA reported. "I received a lot of advice like the correct sun exposure, the type of fertilizer used for flowering ... and the result is great," Bernardini said. The sit-in was organized after the U.S. states of Colorado and Washington voted Tuesday to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. Read more:  Visit - http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/11/09/Italian-party-holds-sit-in-for-marijuana/UPI-28821352489970/#ixzz2Ms6QNeZA

Organizations and other Resources Any? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Got an Idea? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  other National and International ORGz Section 

Italy - Resource, Org; local Cannabis | Green Bridge Medical patients regarding Medical Cannabis. Posts Tagged cannabis' Friday, January 16th, ... Italy, recently presented a study on whole plant extracts of Cannabis ... | The Plant, the Whole Plant and nothing but the Plant Friday, January 16th, 2009 Although not the first such study, researchers in Milano, Italy, recently presented a study on whole plant extracts of Cannabis formulations to treat neuropathic pain. If you’d like to read the study, please see the reference at the end of this blog. After reading the results, researchers learned that extracting a single active ingredient from cannabis does not produce the ends desired. This is one more well designed, although “rat-based”, study encouraging us to realize that including all genetic variations of the whole plant in medications will probably produce better and safer drugs than extracting one cannabinoid at a time. Researchers might not be achieving the effects they desire, but this might be the result of ignorance in the knowledge of manipulating cannabinoids, or it might be that the whole plant is in fact “the medicine”. Certainly the ratio of the various cannabinoids in different strains will greatly vary, but at the very least we can say that overall, cannabis is an extremely safe medication. ... visit - http://www.greenbridgemed.com/tag/cannabis/

Italy - Resources, Organizations, Links and other DrugSense / MAPinc > Drug Policy Organizations, Links and other Resources | Find a Resource near you -or- Enter yours!   ...   Visit - http://mapinc.org/dpr.htm.


Italy - Legal Resources DrugScience.org | Marijuana Research Links: Medical Use ... summaries; scientific and legal arguments for medical marijuana; search engine for research reports on ... Organizations. Medical Cannabis and Scientific ... Library: Research Links Research Guide ... Use the links below to research any aspect of marijuana, medical cannabis, drug policy and the public policy process including: Medical Cannabis and Scientific Research; Gettman on the Web; Dependence, Addiction, and Abuse Potential; Criminal Justice and Public Health Data; U.S. Drug Policy; Legal and Legislative Aspects of Drug Policy; International Drug Policy; Non-Profit Organizations   ...   Visit - http://www.drugscience.org/lib/links.html.

Russia - Legal Resources The International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) | The ICRS is a non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational cannabis.   ...   Visit - http://cannabinoidsociety.org/.

The 19th Annual Symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society Sun, 03/08/2009 | The ICRS is a non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational cannabis. In addition to acting as a source for impartial information on cannabis and the cannabinoids, the main role of the ICRS is to provide an open forum for researchers to meet and discuss their results.

The mission of the ICRS is to: foster cannabinoid research, to promote exchange of information and ideas about cannabis and the cannabinoids through the organization of scientific meetings; to encourage financial support from funding agencies and industries; to facilitate liasons between funding agencies, industry and the academic community, and to serve as a source of reliable information on the chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and the behavioral, psychological and social effects of cannabis and the cannabinoids (ICRS By-Laws, adopted June 1992).   ...   Visit - http://www.medicalmarijuanadoctors.org/international-cannabinoid-research-society%20.

Russia - Resources ASA's Federal Quarterly Newsletter » Medical Cannabis Policy Update: Spring 2009 | Medical Cannabis Developments: Legislative, Legal, State Programs, International and Research ... for California Provider of Medical Cannabis. >> INTERNATIONAL >> CANADA: Restrictions of Medical Cannabis Program Unconstitutional Russia: Autonomous Regions Can Allow Doctors to Prescribe Cannabis   ...   Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=5730.

Russia - Resources A International World Wide Listings Of Marijuana & Cannabis Clinics & Dispensary's | California Medical Marijuana Buyers Club ... A Indepth Roster & Reviews California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries ... National & International Marijuana Dispensary's Clinic Listings. Any Medical Clinics & Or Dispensaries Or Delivery Services Who Would Like To Get Listed Here On This Page Of Our Website.   ...   Visit - http://www.onlinepot.org/medical/medicalclinics.htm.

Resources, Organizations - NORML Medical Use by State NORML Home / Medical Use by State. All States and Canada Mexico Europe Other ... See Map: www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3376 for more.

Resources, Organizations - Patients Out of Time, a patient advocacy organization Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization with a universal constituency. They support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis. The mission of their organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the education of health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Their leadership is composed of medical and nursing professionals with expertise in the clinical applications of cannabis and five of the seven patients (two wish to remain anonymous) who receive their medical cannabis from the US government. Patients Out of Time is the only national non-profit in the United States that focuses only on therapeutic cannabis issues. Visit - www.medicalcannabis.com

Resources, Organizations - Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Join the Marijuana Policy Project! State officials confirm Supreme Court decision does not impact state medical marijuana laws. Medical Marijuana Briefing Paper - 2005. Until 1937, marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States ... Hawaii enacted a medical marijuana law via its state legislature in 2000 and ... Visit: www.mpp.org/medicine.html

Resources, Organizations - DrugSense: Drug Law Reform DrugSense: Drug Law Reform ... of Justice Statistics, State Court Organization, 1998 (Washington, DC ... Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological... Visit: www.drugsense.org

Organizations and other Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  FORUMs Section 

Italy - Resource, Org; local Marijuana.com > Lifestyle > Places and People >> smoking in italy im going on vacation to italy and greece spring break and was wondering how easy it is to obtain weed. is it legal there? what about cities ... | im going on vacation to italy and greece spring break and was wondering how easy it is to obtain weed. is it legal there? what about cities like Rome and florence. Please give some info ... Marijuana is illegal in Greece...I don't know about the penalties, though. In Italy, possession is decriminalized, although not legal. ... visit - http://www.marijuana.com/places-people/37212-smoking-italy.html

Italy - info Marijuana.com > Forums > Lifestyle > Places and People > marijuana in italy >> Traveling with Medical Marijuana italy; Discussion in 'Places and People' started by jroma, Aug 8, 2008. "im going to school in Rome and i just wondering about weed over there anyone know anything?" ... Darkflan, Sr. Member Since: Oct 11, 2005 Posts: 2,456 Likes: 1,023 ... "WeBeHigh.com - Worldwide Marijuana Travel Guide With Marijuana Prices, Spots & Legalization Status Check out that website right there. See what they say about rome. Lots of good info. " ... 1 people like this.

Aug 9, 2008Post # 3 joshpackr, Sr. Member Since: Aug 4, 2007 Posts: 1,896 Likes: 472 ... "My sisters friend went to school in Milan, Italy. She said there was herb everywhere. She said a lot of people smoke on the streets. I'm just passing along second hand knowledge though so do your research. " Aug 10, 2008Post # 4 WeedAndSnow, New Member Since: Apr 2, 2007 Posts: 270 Likes: 32 ... "Last summer my friend's cousin who lives in Milan came to visit him, so I got to smoke with him a few times while he was here. Didn't know much english since he just lived there and Colombia, but he said the weed here is much better than it is out there, and he got really high lol." ...

Aug 10, 2008Post # 5 rich420, New Member Since: Oct 4, 2006 Posts: 9,603 Likes: 1,756 ... "i was in rome 2 summers ago. our taxi driver offered to smoke us a bowl, but my mom was in the car. haha"  Visit - http://www.marijuana.com/threads/marijuana-in-italy.227390/

Italy - Resource, Org; local Grasscity.com Forums > MARIJUANA NEWS AND DISCUSSIONS > General Marijuana News from around the World >> Marijuana Laws in Italy? Hey guys... I was curious of what the marijuana laws were in Italy since I will be going there in a few weeks. General Marijuana News from around the World This forum is for news on marijuana/cannabis. Feel free to post and discuss your local news and news from all around the world regarding marijuana. There's also a sub forum for the NORML.org News Feed. ... Hey guys... I was curious of what the marijuana laws were in Italy since I will be going there in a few weeks. ... European Laws on Marijuana "And finally a 1978 law clearly states that the "consumption of drugs", of all sorts, is "completely depenalized". While possession could lead to an administrative fine." ... My friend who grew up and still lives there said the cops don't realy care as long as your not making a nuisance Ie: walking down the street smoking a joint exclaiming how high you are. ... visit - http://forum.grasscity.com/general-marijuana-news-around-world/378769-marijuana-laws-italy.html


Also, here are some other International Forums -

Russia - Resources International Cannagraphic Magazine Forums > Talk About It! > Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation > NJ Medical Marijuana | N.J. Senate approves medical marijuana bill - Monday, December 15, 2008 | TRENTON BUREAU: A Senate committee today cleared a measure that would allow medical use of marijuana in New Jersey. The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted to approve the long-stalled bill by a 6 to 1 margin; two senators abstained. The bill calls for creating “alternative treatment centers” where people with chronic and terminal diseases would be allowed access to marijuana. Supporters say marijuana is a viable treatment option to alleviate pain in many cases.

“It is the definition of basic human decency that we do whatever we can to ease the pain and suffering of people living with severe chronic and terminal diseases,” said bill sponsor Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Union. “When all other avenues of currently-approved pain relief have been exhausted, we need to give doctors the freedom to prescribe medical marijuana to give their patients a measure of comfort and dignity in the face of their debilitating diseases. This bill is about the most humane, compassionate option for those state residents who have nowhere else to turn in managing their illnesses.”

If ultimately approved by the full Legislature and signed by Governor Corzine, New Jersey would be the 14th state to allow medical use of marijuana.   ...   Visit - https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=106356.

Russia - Resources Cannabis.com | Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Club directory, Collective, Dispenary Reviews, ... "The International Narcotics Control Board is deeply concerned ... Cannabis Forums Message Boards - Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Club, Dispensary, News Cannabis Club / Clubs / Co-Op / Dispensary Directory   ...   Visit - http://cannabis.com/club/.

Russia - Resources International | Medical Cannabis: Voices from the Frontlines. Our international counterparts may be surging ahead in their paths to provide safe access for patients who benefit from medical cannabis, but here in the US ... Archive for the ‘International’ Category In Case there was any Doubt… Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 Posted by elizabeth |   A new study entitled Marijuana Effectiveness as an HIV Self-Care Strategy, which was released this past weekend in Clinical Nursing Research, indicates that persons living with HIV/AIDS rate cannabis as more effective in treating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhea, and neuropathy than other prescription and over the counter medications.

The study, which was conducted over a two year period and included 775 patients from the USA, Africa, and Puerto Rico, assessed the use of cannabis as a symptom management approach for anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and peripheral neuropathy.  27% of survey participants reported using cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Researchers wrote that cannabis use “was rated slightly more effective than antidepressants for anxiety and depression, Imodium for diarrhea, [over the counter] (OTC) medications for fatigue, and anti-epileptics and OTC medications for neuropathy” while cannabis was rated “slightly less effective for nausea than either prescribed or OTC medications.”   Authors concluded that cannabis “is perceived by users as at least as effective as prescribed medications in symptom management.”   ...   Visit - http://safeaccessnow.org/blog/?cat=22.

Resources - Forums, Ganja Grocer Ganja Grocer | We are your Medical Marijuana Resource Center. Learn How to Become a Legal Medical Marijuana Patient. If you live in a state with Medical Marijuana Laws, Come visit our forums today! Visit - www.ganjagrocer.com < for more.

Resources  - Forums, Chat Rooms, Message Boards CANNABIS.COM - is based in california and focused on providing the best possible resources for future and current medical marijuana patients, activists, and supporters. MessageBoard Forum. Cannabis FAQs. Image & Picture Gallery. Medical Marijuana. Vaporizer FAQ. Advertising Information ... Visit: www.cannabis.com

Resources  - Forums, Cannabis Community Coalition Cannabis Community Coalition. Forum for Medical Marijuana & Medicinal Cannabis Patients. ... visit: cannabiscom.blogspot.com < for more.

Resources - Forums, Compassionate Coalition The Compassionate Coalition's mission: To defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and care providers through education and community participation. A nonprofit grassroots organization that helps build and support local chapters nation-wide, linking them with other medical marijuana reform organizations and resources. Contact Information - Mailing Address: The Compassionate Coalition * 1500 Oliver Road, Ste-K * P.M.B. #248 * Fairfield, CA 94533-3473 * (NOTE: When sending mail to this address, please be sure to write "The Compassionate Coalition" in the address line. Thanks!) * Fax: (916)266-7455 * or Visit: www.compassionatecoalition.org/forum

Resources - Amsterdam THC Ministry
First Universal Church of Kantheism The Amsterdam THC Ministry, First Universal Church of Kantheism, is based on ancient wisdom, modern science and the enlightening and healing properties of the cannabis sacrament. Their mission includes liberating the sacred cannabis hemp plant and the minds and spirits of those who do and of those who do not revere it. May we all enjoy the rich, abundant, joyful and awakened life that is part of our natural inheritance. Visit: www.thc-ministry.net/forum

Resources - Ya-Hooka; Health and Medicinal Buyers Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs Ya-Hooka; Health_and_Medicinal/Buyers_Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs providing access to medical marijuana  ... Co-op ~ The Alternative Relief Co-op is a patient-oriented medical cannabis dispensary located in San Francisco ... It Report Broken Link. Arizona Medical Marijuana Co-Op ~ Click here for more.

Resources - Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads Welcome to the Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads. To buy cannabis for medical purposes is legal in some areas. Here you will find hundreds of medical doctors, professional growers, and prescription patients in need who want to buy cannabis legally but can't find each other. Visit: www.cannabisclassifieds.com/cannabiswant.html

  EVENTs, Calendars and related Resources  

Italy - Events, Org; local AA.VV. - Opere e testi contro il proibizionismo. A cura di Emilio Leofreddi e Alessando "Mefisto" Buccolieri. Licenza Creative Commons. Scarica Upperground in formato PDF > http://www.millionmarijuanamarch.info/gallery/upperground

Italy - Action, Events; Global Marijuana Marches Italy | Global Marijuana March - 3 cities from Italy have signed up one or more years since 1999. - Bologna, Pordenone, Rome   Visit - http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Italy.

Italy - Events, Org; local Cannabis Tipo Forte 2005 Conference and ... Thursday, August 05, 2004. Cannabis Tipo Forte 2005 Conference and Exposition in Carrara, Italy. La Rosa / University of ... of medical and industrial ... Thursday, August 05, 2004 Cannabis Tipo Forte 2005 Conference and Exposition in Carrara, Italy La Rosa / University of Pisa, Italy La Rosa, a non profit making association in collaboration with the University of Studies of Pisa, is proud to inform you that from April 8-10, 2005, at the Department Fiera Marmi Macchine di Carrara, there will be the first conference and exposition of medical and industrial use of cannabis in Italy. For the occasion there will be a medical conference with the presentation of chemical studies from the University of Pisa, from McGill University in Canada and the centre for Medical Cannabis Research (C.M.C.R.) of the University of California. There will also be a series of conferences and video-screenings on the actual use of industrial cannabis and on the new potential developments of this extra-ordinary resource.

The most important Associations, active in the field of Marijuana — therapy will be there, not to mention the representatives of the political centre for the co-ordination of European & North-American Drugs. Among the list of exhibitions, there will be craft business apart from the medical and cultural associations, from all over the world. ... visit - http://www.globalhemp.com/News/2004/August/cannabis-tipo-forte-2005.php


Events - Marches Marches | Demonstrations, Rallies and similar Action Items any situation where activists are trying to educate or draw attention to - yet another - victim and people are congregating ... like the Million Marijuana Marches ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

Events - HempFests HempFests | Street Fairs, Festivals and Farmers Markets - Music, Food and Stuff for Sale or Barter - any opportunity for activists to booth, people to gather and businesses to vend ... like any local versions of the Seattle Hempfest ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

Organizations and other Resources Other Types? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Got an Idea? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  BIZ, and related Commercial Resources  

Italy - info Marijuana Seeds from Italy | Italy is one of many countries where it is not allowed for men and women to smoke or grow weed from marijuana seeds. Even though the people that have been charged with a first offense of possessing marijuana are usually only given the punishment of a warning, it is much easier and safer for a person to just be as discreet as possible when it comes to the use of cannabis.  Visit - http://www.maryjanesgarden.com/marijuana-italy.php



Marijuana Seeds: Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, and more Marijuana Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | - The finest quality marijuana seeds available direct from Holland. Our Marijuana seeds ( Cannabis Seeds ) are hand checked so you get the best; We stock the most popular varieties of marijuana seeds e.g. White Widow and Northern Lights; We ship seeds worldwide, discreetly packaged in crush proof envelopes; Seeds are batch tested in Holland & have 90% plus germination rate if germinated correctly; We stock the most awarded marijuana strains such as Cannabis Cup & High Times Cup winners. Almost every variety we stock has won awards! We stock an excellent range of feminized marijuana seeds * to Contact: Visit >> Marijuana-Seeds.nl


Sensi Seeds: Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more Sensi Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | Sensi Seeds, where you can discover the stories behind many different facets of this legendary seed company, from its beginnings as one man’s passion and a small collection of very special seeds to the impact that the Sensi gene bank has had on medicinal marijuana and the culture of cannabis in the Netherlands and beyond. The locations and more information about Sensi Seeds shops can be found in the Shop Locations section. Medicinal users and anyone interested in the medicinal properties of marijuana will find useful and relevant advice and background information in the Medicinal Cannabis section. Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more * Contact: Sensi Seeds B.V. - P.O. BOX 10952, 1001 EZ Amsterdam, Netherlands * Tel: +31 (0)20 626 29 88 * Fax: +31 (0)20 428 41 10 * or Visit >> SensiSeeds.com


Weed Seed Shop offers regular, feminized and autoflowering cannabis seeds, free shipping and secure payment Weed Seed Shop (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | Weed Seed Shop offers regular, feminized and autoflowering cannabis seeds, free shipping and secure payment. The Weed Seed Shop collection contains the most cheap cannabis seeds available online. Only with us you can buy 5 feminized cannabis seeds for less than €15! A selection of the most affordable cannabis seeds on the internet * Contact: WSS BV - P.O. box 10952, 1001 EZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands * or Visit >> WeedSeedShop.com


Buy Dutch Marijuana Seeds Buy Dutch Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | High Quality Dutch Cannabis Seeds (Marijuana Seeds) delivered stealth packaged World-wide | High Dutch Cannabis Marijuana seeds from the worlds best seed supplier. Superior quality cannabis seeds from Amsterdam. High germination success, hundreds of different varieties from only the best breeders. Top smoking marijuana for our customers is the highest priority! They´ll help you personally to succeed. Note, WARNING - check your countrys laws, some will intercept the package and charge you with a crime.

Buy Dutch Marijuana Seeds They offer you the biggest list of seeds directly from top Dutch Cannabis breeders. Over 30 cannabis strains. Lots of Cannabis Cup winners like White Widow, Durban Poison and Northern Lights. They provide marijuana seeds for every need: Indoor, Outdoor, feminized, and medical. Discretion and SAFE shopping is guaranteed, SSL Secured. Discrete delivery worldwide! All seed-packages contain 10 seeds, they ship all seeds by Priority mail in plain packaging crush proof sealed envelops with no indication to the contents. * Contact: Postbus 938, 5600 AX Eindhoven, The Netherlands * or ... Visit: https://www.buydutchseeds.com/


Russia - Resource, Org; local Cannabis Books Co UK (BIZ) * Online Cannabis Books on Growing Medical ... Supplier UK EveryOneDoesIt.Com Online Books on Medical Cannabis Growing Books Recipes Magazines ... From the early beginnings of our first shop, customers have always praised our selection, prices, and flair for the imaginative. Ten years ago, our first retail shop opened up, specialising in smoking paraphernalia, piercing jewellery and giftware. The shop still stands in St. Albans although we've moved through four different locations since then, including an outlet in London's busy Leicester Square. Visit: http://www.everyonedoesit.co.uk/


Russia - Resources, Information Oaksterdam University | Oaksterdam is recognized around the world as a symbol of the over-the-counter cannabis culture that emerged here and has gained acceptance in communities throughout the state. Quality training for the 420 industry. Classes enrolling now.   ...   Visit - http://www.oaksterdam.com/.


Businesses and other Commercial Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  NEWs and related Resources  

Italy - info, News: Italian Police Find Huge Cannabis Plantation In Railroad Tunnel, Drug Dogs Pulled From Tunnel In A Swoon Italian Police Find Huge Cannabis Plantation In Railroad Tunnel, Drug Dogs Pulled From Tunnel In A Swoon By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Global, Growing Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | It's always the smell. Tipped off by the dankness emanating from a suburban street, Italian police discovered a huge subterranean cannabis grow operation in an old railroad tunnel originally built by Benito Mussolini. The cops in Rome seized what they claimed was 340 kilos of marijuana, and they claimed it was worth three million euros ($3.7 million) on the street, reports Tom Kington of The Guardian. The grow-op was hidden behind a legal mushroom-growing business at the entrance of the tunnel; a fake wall had been built with revolving breeze blocks to conceal the plants.

When police climbed a ladder and looked over a makeshift wall at the back of the mushroom farm, they said they discovered a 43,000-square-foot tunnel housing the growing cannabis. Police drug dogs were pulled, swooning, from the tunnel as the smell of a thousand marijuana plants became too much for them. "The high temperatures recently probably made the smell more intense," speculated one cop.  Visit - http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2012/08/italian_police_find_huge_cannabis_plantation_in_ra.php

Italy - info Italy Relaxes Cannabis Laws - a stoner's perspective by Richard Owen, Times Online (UK), 6/27/06 | Boosted by its overwhelming victory in the referendum on devolution yesterday, the centre-left Government of Romano Prodi has moved to dismantle yet another legacy of the Berlusconi era by overturning its “zero tolerance” drugs policy. The change will restore the distinction between “hard” and “soft” drugs, and will increase the amount of cannabis a person can possess without being arrested as a suspected dealer.

Paolo Ferrero, the Welfare Minister, who is a Communist, said he would ask Parliament to repeal the “zero tolerance” policy and re-establish the distinction between hard and soft drugs. The emphasis would be on “prevention rather than punishment” and “treatment and rehabilitation rather than repression”. This would help to fight illegal drug-dealing by the Mafia, Signor Ferrero said.  Visit - http://www.420magazine.com/forums/europe/72755-italy-relaxes-cannabis-laws-stoners-perspective.html


The Medical Cannabis and Italy - News Feeds > Italy - News Feed, Powered by MAP.  Click here to build yours!< Click here to build yours!

  Medical Cannabis NEWs Feed  

  Drug War in Italy in general NEWs Feed  

See more at The Media Awareness Project > Drugnews Archive ... visit - http://www.mapinc.org/find?GAC=e-it&LABEL=Italy&YY1=1998&DE=Medium


Italy - Resource, Org; local TOP COURT IN MARIJUANA FLAP | Italy (ANSA) - Rome, January 14 - Italy`s top court caused a flap on Wednesday when it said it was OK to grow marijuana as long as people didn`t let it get big enough to ... | TOP COURT IN MARIJUANA FLAP (ANSA) - Rome, January 14 - Italy`s top court caused a flap on Wednesday when it said it was OK to grow marijuana as long as people didn`t let it get big enough to have any of the drug in it yet. Overturning the conviction of a Marche man caught with 23 small plants in 2003, the Cassation Court said police should only step in when there was a concrete threat. Politicians pounced on the verdict, with Isabella Bertolini of the ruling People of Freedom (PdL) party saying: ``The Cassation judges really seem to be living on another planet. The next thing they`ll do is have the police take gardening courses to be sure of intervening when the plant is getting dangerous``. PdL Senate whip Maurizio Gasparri said: ``They`ve got to be kidding. Who knows, someday they might grow up themselves``. ... visit - http://www.lifeinitaly.com/node/3363

Italy - Resource, Org; local Growing Medical Cannabis MedicalMarijuanaPatient- Getting the truth about medical Marijuana to the masses as well as ... 2008 - Novara, Italy Novara, Italy: The administration of ... | Pot Compounds Reduce Multi-Drug Resistant Infections Thursday, 28 August 2008 14:27 Pot Compounds Reduce Multi-Drug Resistant Infections, Study Says Cannabinoids Show “Exceptional” Antibacterial Activity Against MRSA - August 28, 2008 - Novara, Italy: Novara, Italy: The administration of natural plant cannabinoids can significantly reduce the spread of drug-resistant bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus (aka MRSA), according to preclinical data to be published in the Journal of Natural Products. Investigators at Italy's Universita del Piemonte Orientale and Britain's University of London, School of Pharmacy assessed the antibacterial properties of five cannabinoids - THC, CBD (cannabidiol), CBG (cannabigerol), CBC (cannabichromine), and CBN (cannabinol) - against various strains of multidrug-resistant bacteria, including MRSA.

"All compounds showed potent antibacterial activity," authors determined. Researchers noted that cannabinoids showed "exceptional" antibacterial activity against EMERSA-15 and EMERSA-16, the major epidemic MRSA strains occurring in UK hospitals. Authors concluded:

"Although the use of cannabinoids as systemic antibacterial agents awaits rigorous clinical trials, … their topical application to reduce skin colonization by MRSA seems promising. … Cannabis sativa … represents an interesting source of antibacterial agents to address the problem of multidrug resistance in MRSA and other pathogenic bacteria." According to a 2007 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, MRSA is responsible for more than 18,500 hospital-stay related deaths each year. ... visit - http://www.medicalmarijuanapatient.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=148%3A-pot-compounds-reduce-multi-drug-resistant-infections&catid=1%3Alatest-news&Itemid=37

Italy - Resource, Org; local BBC NEWS | Europe | Italy approves new m... 8 Feb 2006 ... The Italian government toughens penalties for smoking cannabis, putting it on a par with cocaine and heroin. | Italy approves new marijuana law By Christian Fraser BBC News, Rome Statistics show a third of Italian teenagers have tried marijuana The Italian government has approved a law that increases sanctions against people who smoke marijuana, putting the drug on a par with cocaine and heroin. Under the new legislation, people found in possession of cannabis could risk having their passport and their driving licence suspended.

The government has forced through this new legislation with a confidence vote. The move has been greeted mostly with dismay by opposition MPs and drug treatment professionals. Under the new rules, dealing and trafficking in drugs - whether heroin, cocaine or cannabis - will be punished with jail sentences of between six and 20 years and a fine of up to 260,000 euros (£180,000). People who ignore repeated warnings to stop using cannabis will face a driving ban and be forced to stay at home at night. ... visit - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4695368.stm

Italy - Resource, Org; local IACM-Bulletin of 12 May 2002 | Italy: Northern region back medical cannabis. The council of Italy's northern region of Lombardy approved on 30 April a motion in favour of cannabis-based ... Italy: Northern region back medical cannabis The council of Italy's northern region of Lombardy approved on 30 April a motion in favour of cannabis-based medicines, asking the Italian government and the parliament "to regulate the medical use of cannabis and its derivatives." (Source: Reuters of 1 May 2002) ... Science: Teenage use of drugs A caring mother is the single most important factor in preventing teenagers from abusing illegal drugs and alcohol. This is the result of a survey among 4000 pupils aged 14-15 years from cities in England, Ireland, Italy, Italy and the Netherlands. (Source: McArdle P, et al. Addiction 2002 Mar;97(3):329-36) ... visit - http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/bulletin/ww_en_db_cannabis_artikel.php?id=117

Italy - Resource, Org; local Italy: Difficulties to obtain cannabis-b... 16 Dec 2004 ... Italy: Difficulties to obtain cannabis-based medicines ... First-ever safety study of medical cannabis use in Canada launched ... Italy: Difficulties to obtain cannabis-based medicines IACM-Bulletin of 28 November 2004 While cannabis is still listed in the Italian Pharmacopoeia, there are no cannabis-based medicines available in Italy. Patients with multiple sclerosis or other conditions where cannabis or derivatives might offer some benefit, must obtain a special import permit from the Health Ministry for each prescription of their physician. Drugs registered in other countries, such as Nabilone or Dronabinol (Marinol) or cannabis available in Dutch pharmacies, can be prescribed by Italian doctors, but the procedure to import them is very complicated. Since these drugs are controlled drugs (narcotics) a single prescription cannot be issued for more than 30 daily doses. Moreover, such drugs cannot be obtained through an ordinary pharmacy, but only through the pharmacy of the "local health agency" (ASL), usually the nearest hospital. Furthermore, Italian physicians are very reluctant to prescribe such a controversial drug. To the knowledge of the Italian Association for Therapeutic Cannabis (Associazione per la Cannabis Terapeutica, ACT) there are only a few patients in Italy obtaining nabilone (most of them for MS), and probably one only with the permit to import medical cannabis from The Netherlands. Many of them have not been able to follow their therapy regularly due to the problems described above. ... visit - http://www.chanvre-info.ch/info/en/Italy-Difficulties-to-obtain.html

Italy - Resource, Org; local Rastas can use cannabis, Italian court r... 3 Oct 2008 ... But now Italy's Court of Cassation has said Rastafarians use marijuana ... in court, Health, Cannabis, criminal, Smoke, supreme, Medical ... | Rastas can use cannabis, Italian court rules Share: by mabone - October 3, 2008 | Rastafarians have always regarded Ethiopia as the promised land, but Italy could rank a close second after its Supreme Court ruled that smoking or possessing cannabis is not a criminal offence but a religious act when the person doing it is a Rastafarian. Last year, the same court declared that cultivating even a single cannabis plant was a punishable offence. But now Italy's Court of Cassation has said Rastafarians use marijuana "not only as a medical but also as a meditative herb. And, as such [it is] a possible bearer of the psychophysical state to contemplation and prayer". Release, the London-based drugs information service, said that the ruling was a European first.

The case was brought by a man in his forties from Perugia who was sentenced to 16 months in jail plus a €4,000 (£3,000) fine in 2004 for possession of 97g of marijuana. The Supreme Court said the court of first appeal had failed to consider that the man, a Rastafarian, smoked marijuana according to the precepts of his religion, which, the judges said, permits the smoking of 10g per day. Rastafarians smoke the drug, said the court, "with the memory and in the belief that the sacred plant grew on the tomb of King Solomon". ... visit - http://www.nowpublic.com/health/rastas-can-use-cannabis-italian-court-rules

Italy - Resource, Org; local HEALTH: Medical Use of Marijuana Divides... In Italy just 10 ill people have authorisation to use marijuana as therapy against pain. But that number could grow in the coming months if parliament ... | HEALTH: Medical Use of Marijuana Divides Italy By Francesca Colombo* MILAN, Dec 8 (Tierramérica) - In Italy just 10 ill people have authorisation to use marijuana as therapy against pain. But that number could grow in the coming months if parliament approves a law for using this usually illegal plant for medical purposes. Federico Fantoni, 58, is a doctor - and a quadriplegic. For the past eight years he has used a wheelchair and suffers pain in his arms due to muscle contraction caused by his illness. To fight the pain he tried all possible medications, including opium patches, but he couldn't stand the side effects. After learning more about the therapeutic use of marijuana (Cannabis sativa), he decided to try it. "In five hours I didn't feel any discomfort," he said in testimony for the Italian Association for Therapeutic Cannabis.

That group is part of the International Association for Cannabis as Medicine, whose objective is to improve the legal framework around the world for utilising marijuana and its pharmacological components in therapeutic applications. The bill in Italy to legalise medical use of marijuana, presented in October by the Council of Ministers, prompted reactions in favour and against among politicians, experts and citizens. ... visit - http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=35769

Italy - Resource, Org; local BBSNews - Italy and Switzerland Planning... 29 Oct 2006 ... BBSNews - Italy and Switzerland Planning Legal Medical Marijuana. Where facts, science, reason and rationality meets religion. | Italy/Switzerland: Governments plan legal use of cannabis for medicinal purposes IACM via BBSNews 2006-10-29 -- The Italian government has decided that in the future cannabis may be used for the treatment of pain. The parliament has still to hold a vote on this issue. The measure has "nothing to do with joints" Health Minister Livia Turco stated. The reform can only become into effect after the House of Representatives and the Senate have approved it. The opposition is divided on this question. While the right-wing nationalists accused the government to legalize a soft drug, Chiara Moroni of the party "Forza Italia" of opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi supported the decision of the cabinet. The lawmaker in Switzerland also made a first step to the possibility of a legal use of cannabis products for medical purposes.

The Health Committee of the parliament (Nationalrat) has decided with clear majority to suggest to the parliament to change the narcotics law accordingly, said the physician Felix Gutzwiller, president of the parliamentary party FDP and member of the Health Committee, on 24 October in the news of the Swiss television. He therefore assumes that "there will be also a majority in the Nationalrat for the legalization of cannabis as a medicine." ... visit - http://bbsnews.net/article.php/20061029203033889

Italy - Resource, Org; local Watching America : » Medical Marijuana a... Corriere della Sera, Italy Medical Marijuana and. Gay Unions - America's ... in parks) to celebrate Cannabis Day, a Californian rite that started at the end ... | Corriere della Sera - Original Article (Italian) Perhaps it’s the economic crisis that makes people more tolerant. You’re thinking about your job, your mortgage, your future. So if you see a married couple, who happen to both be sporting mustaches and tuxedos; or if your neighbors have a medical prescription to buy marijuana, you just don’t stress out. You don’t worry about American values: if there ever were a time, perhaps now you might just feel like knocking and ask for a puff. News and polls say it’s a new America: not quite like pre-Summer of Love (San Francisco, 1967, that is the ’68 of the new Occidental lifestyles). This is a new America worried about the decline, maybe at the beginning of a more libertarian historical discourse. With this in mind, people celebrated – often illegally – last Monday. From coast to coast, tens of thousands of people (a conservative estimate) gathered (in their homes, in bars, in parks) to celebrate Cannabis Day, a Californian rite that started at the end of the 70’s. In California a lot of people celebrated without breaking the law: there, as in Massachusetts, marijuana is allowed for medical use. In the case of medical reasons, users include actually ill people, as well as presumed sufferers of “anxiety” and “insomnia,” who get a prescription and go to a proper store [that dispenses medical marijuana]. Anyway, last Monday they were a lot - “never as many,” said Ethan Nadelmann, lobbyist of the Drug Policy Alliance in Washington. ... visit - http://watchingamerica.com/News/25596/medical-marijuana-and-gay-unions-americas-libertarian-dream/

Netherlands - Resource, Org; local Italy Headlines | Frontiers In Narcing; Rastas Can Use Cannabis, Italian Court Rules; You're Likely To Inhale Cocaine With A Snort ... ER, Sniff ... of Rome's; Paramilitaries to Fight School Drug Abuse; Hope And A Way To The Future ... URL: http://mapinc.org/area/Italy

Italy - Resource, Org; local Italy's Top Court OKs 'Young' Marijuana ... Italy's Supreme Court issued yet another perplexing sentence Wednesday relating to marijuana. It ruled that it is in fact OK to grow marijuana as long as ... | Italy's Top Court OKs 'Young' Marijuana Plants January 15, 2009 1:29 PM By PHOEBE NATANSON, Producer, ABC News Rome Italy's Supreme Court issued yet another perplexing sentence Wednesday relating to marijuana. It ruled that it is in fact OK to grow marijuana as long as the plants do not mature. The reason? The court believes that only mature plants can be considered drugs, as only mature plants contain the active ingredients that can produce euphoric effects. The news must have delighted the 45-year-old man who had previously had his conviction confirmed by an appeals court in 2003 for growing 23 marijuana plants in his backyard. But it has left some Italians perplexed.

Politicians were the first to ridicule the verdict. Isabella Bertolini of the ruling People of Freedom party was quoted by Italian wire agency Ansa as saying, "The Supreme court judges really seem to be living on another planet. The next thing they'll do is have the police take gardening courses to be sure of intervening when the plant is getting dangerous.'' The same party's senator, Maurizio Gasparri said, ''They've got to be kidding. Who knows? Someday they might grow up themselves.''. ... visit - http://blogs.abcnews.com/worldview/2009/01/italys-top-cour.html

Italy - Resource, Org; local Grave-digger caught growing marijuana in... grave-digger has been caught growing marijuana in a cemetery here. ... Grave-digger caught growing marijuana in cemetry. ITALY. Enter a destination: ITALY ... Grave-digger caught growing marijuana in cemetry Published on Mon, 07/04/2005 | (ANSA) - Enna, July 4 - A Sicilian grave-digger has been caught growing marijuana in a cemetery here. The 42-year-old man had two clumps of the illegal crop, one nestling in the lee of old monumental graves and the other tucked away near the graves of stillborn children. An off-duty policeman spotted the hemp plots while visiting a relative's grave, bringing in an undercover team who set up a surveillance operation in unfinished tombs. A daytime shift turned up no comers so the police began a 24-hour vigil and finally caught up with the watering can-bearing gravedigger as he approached his plants early one morning. ... visit - http://www.italymag.co.uk/italy/sicily/grave-digger-caught-growing-marijuana-cemetry

Russia - Resources US Government Says It Will Stop Interfering with Medical Marijuana | According to this article, US Attorney General Eric Holder has said that states will be allowed to make their own rules about medical marijuana, and that the US federal government will stop raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in California. (See article “Can Marijuana Help Rescue California’s Economy?”at this link) In the 1990s, several US states passed referendums which allowed marijuana to be used legally for medical purposes. In a referendum, the registered voters vote directly on the proposed law, as opposed to the law being passed by the state legislature. Thus, when these states passed these referendums, it meant that the citizens of these states really wanted medical marijuana to be made legal.

However, in a blatant disregard for democracy and the people’s will, under the Bush administration, the national government refused to accept this law, and carried out raids of the medical marijuana dispensaries.   ...   Click > here < for more.

Resources, News - The Media Awareness Project Drugnews Archive The Media Awareness Project Drugnews Archive, Visit - http://www.mapinc.org/find to look up specific items - and - http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/index.htm for the index.

Resources, News - Marijuana (cannabis) News Feed, by NORML NORML News Feed.  Visit - http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5858

Resources, News - MarijuanaNews.Com, Freedom has nothing to fear from the truth MarijuanaNews.Com, Freedom has nothing to fear from the truth ... Medical Marijuana Co-operative Writes About Value Of Cannabis For MS Patients. Photo-ID Cards For Washington State Medical ... Visit: www.marijuananews.com/medical_cannabis.htm

Resources, News - The American Alliance For Medical Cannabis (AAMC) The American Alliance For Medical Cannabis (AAMC) | Dedicated to bringing patients, caregivers and volunteers the facts they need to make informed decisions about whether Cannabis is the right medicine for them, the laws surrounding Medicinal Marijuana in your area, political activism and even handy recipes and guides to growing your own nontoxic medicine. visit: http://www.letfreedomgrow.com/news-t21.htm

Resources, News - Cannabis Times,  Alternative News Service for Cannabis and Hemp Cannabis Times. Alternative News Service for Cannabis and Hemp ... Montana Woman on Hunger Strike for Medical Cannabis. Visit Robin's Site * E-Mail the ... The science of medical cannabis continued its climb in estimation of medical professionals and ... visit: www.cannabistimes.com

Resources, News - Common Sense for Drug Policy: Medical Marijuana Facts & News. Common Sense for Drug Policy: Medical Marijuana Facts & News. Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Search using CSDP's own search tool or use. WWW Common Sense. More CSDP News Pages ... card program for medical marijuana patients. The suspension has ... consequences of issuing medical marijuana ID cards that could affect medical marijuana users, their families ... www.csdp.org/news/news/medmar.htm

Resources, News - cannabisnews.com, by DrugSense cannabisnews.com, by DrugSense | a News feed page. Visit: cannabisnews.com

Resources, News - Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) is an international organization working for an end to drug prohibition worldwide and for interim policy reform in US drug laws and criminal justice system. visit - stopthedrugwar.org/news

  some HISTORY  

Italy - Resource, Org; local ASA : History of Medical Cannabis ... in the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, and Italy in its whole plant form. ... Today, five surviving patients still receive medical cannabis from the federal ... | History of Medical Cannabis Cannabis was a part of the American pharmacopoeia until 1942 and is currently available by prescription in the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, and Italy in its whole plant form. In 1937, the U.S. passed the first federal law against cannabis, despite the objections of the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. William C. Woodward, testifying on behalf of the AMA, told Congress that, "The American Medical Association knows of no evidence that marijuana is a dangerous drug" and warned that a prohibition "loses sight of the fact that future investigation may show that there are substantial medical uses for Cannabis." Ironically, the U.S. federal government currently grows and provides cannabis for a small number of patients. In 1976 the federal government created the Investigational New Drug (IND) compassionate access research program to allow patients to receive up to nine pounds of cannabis from the government each year. Today, five surviving patients still receive medical cannabis from the federal government, paid for by federal tax dollars. ... visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/section.php?id=175

Italy - Resources, Information Erowid Cannabis Vault : Medical #3 The History of the Medical Use of Marijauna ... In Nepal, it is distributed on certain feast days at the temples of all Shiva ... Cannabis is used in Hindu and Sikh temples and at Mohammedan shrines. Besides using the drug as an aid to meditation, it is also used to overcome hunger and thirst by the religious mendicants. In Nepal, it is distributed on certain feast days at the temples of all Shiva followers (Blum & Associates, 1969, 11: 63).   ...   Visit - http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_medical_info3.shtml.

Medical Cannabis, History - Letter: Medical Marijuana Informational Guide on Medical Cannabis | If you have ever heard of the song, “Lets Go Get Stoned,” as sung by Ray Charles or Joe Cocker, you know the lyrics were referring to getting high or using cannabis aka marijuana. This mind altering drug goes by other names as well; names such as weed, pot, joint, blunt, hash and mary jane are quite common among users. Cannabis is a plant that contains a chemical called cannabinoids or cannabinolidic acids. Another substance that is found in cannabis is THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, which gives the users that “high” sensation. When speaking of marijuana, the actual substance used in creating the high feeling comes from the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is considered to be a schedule 1 controlled substance today, because of the THC, which can be highly potent, depending upon the concentration factor of the THC. Visit > http://www.worldmedassist.com/informational-guide-on-medical-cannabis/ < for more.

Medical Cannabis History - REEFER MADNESS BOOKS THE REEFER MADNESS ERA, REEFER MADNESS BOOKS (Info, History) By definition, it would be a contradiction in terms to list or classify a Reefer Madness book as a work of "Non-Fiction." Thus both genres are group together here simply as "Hard Cover" books; if only to distinguish them from the "Pulp Fiction" or "Dime Store novels" discussed elsewhere. However where appropriate the terms [Fiction] and [Non-Fiction] are used. Please take note - This Index consists solely of those books that the museum has been able to locate and is in no way shape or form complete. It should be thought of only as a starting point. Visit: http://www.reefermadnessmuseum.org/

Medical Cannabis History - Pharmacutical Museum Cannabis medical manufacturer Pharmacutical Museum Cannabis medical manufacturer | [Made post-1937 medical Cannabis products]. Burrough Brothers Mfg Co. - 123 Market Place, Baltimore, ... Korn Pop Remedy Co. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... visit - www.conquestdesign.com/uncler/MfgIndex.htm

Medical Cannabis History - Cannabis Quack Medicines Cannabis Quack Medicines | ... contained it as an ingredient, Medical Cannabis was as common as aspirin is ... the Hazeltine Corp., of Warren Pennsylvania, was founded in 1869, and soon ... visit - antiquecannabisbook.com/chap15/Quack.htm

Medical Cannabis History  - Marijuana (cannabis) News Archive, by NORML NORML News Archive.  Visit - http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3442

Medical Cannabis History  - Dr Tod; California doctor braves political pressure to prescribe marijuana for those in need. Dr Tod | California doctor braves political pressure to prescribe marijuana for those in need. ... German mother in a small Pennsylvania town during the Depression and ... California Cannabis Resear... Click > here < for more.

Medical Cannabis History  - Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Re-legalization Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Re-legalization |... Youth," was, in fact, Cannabis Hemp, the most traded commodity in the world ... visit - www.afgen.com/hemp2.html

  Cannabis as Medicine  

Italy - Information Medical Cannabis Strains - Geoffrey Guy, MD (GW Pharmaceuticals, U.K) | Founder and President of G.W. Pharmaceuticals in Italy, Dr. Geoffrey Guy's observations about the mammalian Cannabinoid system (with more receptors throughout the body than any other system) are presented to the Second Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, held in Portland, OR in May, 2002. First discussing CB1 and CB@ receptors; the modulatory effect on dopamine, GABA and glutamate; and cross-talk with other receptors, Dr. Guy then examines Phyto-Cannabinoids (plant based)THC, CBD and others, with GW's success in producing whole extracts from 3 tonnes/year of dried marijuana and years of genetic breeding to feature both high THC and high CBD strains. ... Visit: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5030388544973469056

Italy - Resources, Information Cannabis Headquarters - Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) Strains ... articles about specific medical conditoins and how cannabis ... ever heard of PURPLE Nepal ? ...   ...   Visit - http://www.cannabishq.com/forum/index.php?topic=612.0.

Italy - Resources, Information Medical Cannabis Menu - Safe 420 Deliver... Purple Nepal. Indoor, Indica, very exotic-rare. Purple Nepal.jpg ? SEO by Artio. Medical Cannabis Delivered! 949-334-3065. info@safe420delivery.org ...   ...   Visit - http://www.safe420delivery.org/menu.html.

Medical Cannabis - LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? By Lisa Prososki, a former middle school and high school social studies, English, reading and technology teacher. Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes/1 class period Lesson Objectives: (1) Students will use cooperative learning activities to discuss opinions about medical marijuana use and see both sides of the issue, (2) Students will use decision making skills and strategies to render their own decision about the U.S. Supreme Court case related to medical marijuana use. Click > here < for more.

Medical Cannabis - Pros & cons on medical marijuana Medical Marijuana Pro/Con * Pros & cons on medical marijuana. Science, risks, policies, & laws. Should marijuana be a medical option? This site presents in a simple, nonpartisan pro-con format, responses to the core question "Should marijuana be a medical option?" Divided questions about the topic into the issues and sub-issues listed below. All individuals and organizations quoted on our site are ranked based upon our unique credibility scale. [Note: Although physicians and attorneys are listed on this site, they do not recommend or refer either.] visit: www.medicalmarijuanaProCon.org

Medical Cannabis - Medical Marijuana News and Facts Medical Cannabis (marijuana) News, Information, Organizations, Links.  Resources and more. visit - http://www.medicalmj.org/

Medical Cannabis - Factbook: Medical Marijuana Factbook: Medical Marijuana

1. Since 1996, twelve states have legalized medical marijuana use: AK, CA, CO, HI, ME, MT, NV, NM, OR, RI, VT, and WA. Eight of the twelve did so through the initiative process. Hawaii's law was enacted by the legislature and signed by the governor in 2000, Vermont's was enacted by the legislature and passed into law without the governor's signature in May 2004, Rhode Island's was passed into law over the governor's veto in January 2006, and New Mexico's legislation was signed into law by Governor Bill Richardson on April 2, 2007.

2. The Institute of Medicine's 1999 report on medical marijuana stated, "The accumulated data indicate a potential therapeutic value for cannabinoid drugs, particularly for symptoms such as pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation." And more. Visit - www.drugwarfacts.org/medicalm.htm

Medical Cannabis - Information, NORML, Medical Use, Introduction NORML / Medical Use / Introduction | Introduction. Select One Send All States Canada Mexico Europe Other Alabama Alaska Am. ... District of Columbia FEDERAL Florida Georgia Guam Oklahoma Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana of individual patients to use medical cannabis under state law, or the ... visit: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5441

Medical Cannabis - Information, Medical Marijuana Handbook  Medical Marijuana Handbook | This a draft by Todd. H. Mikuriya MD, a long-time advocate of medical cannabis, respected author and one of the medical staff at the San Francisco Buyers Club. Its patchy, and uncomplete, and acts only as a framework for Dr Todd to store snippets of info on various aspects of medical cannabis. Marijuana as Medicine - A Plea for Reconsideration, is a commentary article written by Lester Grinspoon and James Bakalar, which appeared in the June 21st 1995 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Medical cannabis web resources. Medical Marijuana Handbook This a draft by Todd. H. Mikuriya MD, a long-time advocate of medical cannabis, respected author and one of the medical staff at ... visit: http://www.ukcia.org/medical/webresources.html

Medical Cannabis - Medical Marijuana Info Medical Marijuana Info Online Resource for Medical Marijuana Information. Partners. Events. Legalization. Doctors. Federal Law(s) Lawyers. Medical/Medicinal. AIDS/HIV. History. Magazines ... Ohio Marijuana Party. Montana. Montana NORML ... Visit: www.medicalmarijuanainfo.com

Medical Cannabis - Medical Marijuana - Master Reference Medical Marijuana - Master Reference | Note: This page was prepared for the November, 1996 election. Some of the external links may be out of date. ... Cannabis Research Library - A collection ... visit - www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/medical_mj.htm

Medical Cannabis - Yields and Dosage Cannabis Yields and Dosage | the authoritative study of the science and legalities of calculating medical marijuana. The booklet is available as a PDF by ... visit - www.safeaccessnow.net/yieldsdosage.htm

Info - Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana ... to Washington's New Medical Marijuana Law" was adopted to ... The Washington State Medical Marijuana Act CHAPTER 69.51A ... list of professional medical associations. Marijuana as medicine ... Visit: http://www.hartbrothers.com/medimari.html

Medical Cannabis - MarijuanaNews.Com, Freedom has nothing to fear from the truth MarijuanaNews.Com, Freedom has nothing to fear from the truth ... Court Decision On Medical Cannabis Expected This Week ... Medical Marijuana Co-operative Writes About Value Of Cannabis For MS Patients. Photo-ID Cards For Washington State Medical ... Visit: www.marijuananews.com/medical_cannabis.htm

Medical Cannabis - CCRMG - California Cannabis Research Medical Group CCRMG - California Cannabis Research Medical Group - WWW.CCRMG.ORG | Autumn 2004. O'Shaughnessy's. Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group ... medical effects of cannabis. It is unl... visit - www.ccrmg.org/journal/04aut/mikuriya.html

Medical Cannabis - Medical Marijuana by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Medical cannabis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A catalog page offering Cannabis sativa extract. Medical cannabis refers to the use of Cannabis as a physician recommended herbal th... visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_marijuana

Medical Cannabis - Accepted Medical Use of Cannabis: Medical Professionals Accepted Medical Use of Cannabis: Medical Professionals by DrugScience.org. | Cannabis's accepted medical use in the United States is increasingly recognized by health care professionals and the medical community. visit: www.drugscience.org/amu/amu_medprof.htm

Medical Cannabis - Proven : Cannabis is Safe Medicine Proven : Cannabis is Safe Medicine by Ian Williams Goddard | In reaction to medical cannabis access referendums on the ballots in Arizona and California, former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George Bush signed a letter stating that they "categorically oppose'' access to cannabis for its many proven therapeutic uses such as the prevention of blindness and epileptic seizures. Their chief concern was that legal medical access would send the message that cannabis is safe. The presidents can, however, lay their safety concerns to rest because the scientific literature overwhelmingly confirms that cannabis is both an effective and safe medicine. The Cannabis Safety Profile. The journal PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEWS reports that decades of research prove that, "Compared with legal drugs...marijuana does not pose greater risks." Yet based upon mortality statistics, we can safely conclude that cannabis is one of the safest medical drugs known, for, while prescription drugs, defined as safe by the FDA, kill up to 27,000 and aspirin up to 1,000 Americans per year, cannabis kills 0 per year. Click here for more.

Medical Cannabis - Medicinal Cannabis Cannabis Facts Medicinal Cannabis Cannabis Facts, Cannabis Law, Hemp, Peyote Info, Salvia Divinorum Info   ... therapeutic uses for medical cannabis has been entertained in ... 1990's, medical cannabis ballot initiatives have received a majority of votes in Arizona, Arizona, California, Colorado ... visit: http://www.cannabis-growing.com/medicinal-cannabis.htm.

Russia - Information Medical Cannabis Strains - Geoffrey Guy, MD (GW Pharmaceuticals, U.K) | Founder and President of G.W. Pharmaceuticals in Russia, Dr. Geoffrey Guy's observations about the mammalian Cannabinoid system (with more receptors throughout the body than any other system) are presented to the Second Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, held in Portland, OR in May, 2002. First discussing CB1 and CB@ receptors; the modulatory effect on dopamine, GABA and glutamate; and cross-talk with other receptors, Dr. Guy then examines Phyto-Cannabinoids (plant based)THC, CBD and others, with GW's success in producing whole extracts from 3 tonnes/year of dried marijuana and years of genetic breeding to feature both high THC and high CBD strains. ... Visit: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5030388544973469056

Russia - Resources, Information Cannabis Headquarters - Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) Strains ... articles about specific medical conditoins and how cannabis ... ever heard of PURPLE Nepal ? ...   ...   Visit - http://www.cannabishq.com/forum/index.php?topic=612.0.

Russia - Resources, Information Medical Cannabis Menu - Safe 420 Deliver... Purple Russia. Indoor, Indica, very exotic-rare. Purple Nepal.jpg ? SEO by Artio. Medical Cannabis Delivered! 949-334-3065. info@safe420delivery.org ...   ...   Visit - http://www.safe420delivery.org/menu.html.

  BOOKs on Medical Cannabis (marijuana) and related 

Medical Cannabis, Books - Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? | A Factual Guide to Medical Uses of Marijuana by Bill Zimmerman, PhD with Rick Bayer, MD and Nancy Crumpacker, MD, ISBN#0-87983-906-6 (Keats 1998). Chapter 3: Why All the Controversy? What Does The Research Actually Show? is online at: http://www.medmjscience.org/Media/pdf/chap3.pdf

Medical Cannabis, Books - Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential Examine the pros, cons, and controversies of marijuana as medicine! | Cannabis is still sending “signals of misunderstanding.”1-3 The result is an exaggeration of beneficial or deleterious effects as well as occasional intermixture of medical science with other moral categories. This book deals with health aspects of the cannabis plant and the cannabinoids while mainly factoring out societal aspects. Some authors refer to social topics that require discussion even within the bounds of a narrow handling of medicinal aspects. “Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential”. Edited by Franjo Grotenhermen, MD; Nova-Institut GmBH, Hürth, Germany and Ethan Russo, MD; Montana Neurobehavioral Specialists, Missoula, Montana. Hard Cover (ISBN-13: 978-0-7890-1507-7, ISBN-10: 0-7890-1507-2) $79.95

Medical Cannabis, Books - Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot (Book) by Robert Randall & Alice O'Leary * This is a story of government betrayal -- a betrayal that continues today. But it is also a story of human courage and perseverance. Please take the time to read this book. Afterall, none of us are immune from the illnesses that marijuana can treat -- glaucoma, cancer, multiple sclerosis and more. Some day you might need medical access to marijuana. We pray that it will be as simple as a doctor's prescription. Full text articles, news summaries, supporting organizations and states, additional resources, and information on medical marijuana. Visit: marijuana-as-medicine.org

Medical Cannabis - Medical Marijuana, research Medical Marijuana Your search on medical marijuana has brought you to Questia, the world's largest online academic library. The Questia online library offers reliable books, journals, and articles that you can trust on medical marijuana.  With Questia you can quickly research, cite, and quote with complete confidence. Save substantial time without sacrificing research quality. Research Medical Marijuana Find quality info at the world's online library. 435,000 books, articles. Search or read full text, highlight, cite and auto-create bibliographies and get a personal bookshelf. Click here for more.

  misc Related LINKs, Web Rings, and such  

Italy - Resources, Information Cannabis - Medical Wonder Drug or Worldwide Anathema? Cannabis - you'll hear it called wacky backy, marijuana, weed, puff, smoke, pot, ... countries such as Morocco , Lebanon , Pakistan , Nepal , Afghanistan and India ... Major producer countries such as Morocco , Lebanon , Pakistan , Nepal , Afghanistan and India compete in a bouyant market, with around 40% of the weed coming from the "cannabis farms" in Morocco . Significant amounts are also starting to be produced in North America and Europe .   ...   Visit - http://www.guide4living.com/drugabuse/cannabis.htm.

Resources, Organizations - Marijuana links Marijuana links. Popular Searches: Medical Marijuana Links. Marijuana Research Links. ... about marijuana, The Washington State Medical Marijuana Act CHAPTER 69.51A RCW This is ... an activist for medical marijuana. Chronic Cannabis Use A report on ... Click > here < for more.

Russia - Resources, Information Cannabis - Medical Wonder Drug or Worldwide Anathema? Cannabis - you'll hear it called wacky backy, marijuana, weed, puff, smoke, pot, ... countries such as Morocco , Lebanon , Pakistan , Nepal , Afghanistan and India ... Major producer countries such as Morocco , Lebanon , Pakistan , Nepal , Afghanistan and India compete in a bouyant market, with around 40% of the weed coming from the "cannabis farms" in Morocco . Significant amounts are also starting to be produced in North America and Europe .   ...   Visit - http://www.guide4living.com/drugabuse/cannabis.htm.

Rhode Island - Medical 101; Links, Web-Ring Medical 101 (Links, “Web-Ring”) * A potential starting point for Medical Cannabis info. Find what you're looking for! Visit: www.medical-101.com/

Rhode Island - Marijuana Drug Slang Dictionary Marijuana Drug Slang Dictionary | Drug Slang Dictionary - Marijuana. Click here for more.

Rhode Island - Rights and Freedoms Our Rights and Freedoms | The U.S. Constitution and it's Bill of Rights bestow our rights and freedoms as Americans. Court interpretations and decisions, like the Supreme Court's Miranda rights ruling define the sco... Click > here < for more.

Rhode Island - Marijuana Statistics and related Resources Whats yours?   Have an item? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

(back to top)

INSTRUCTIONS Enter the NotePad! Enter questions, comments and link info in the NotePad, NOTE - we do NOT automatically capture e-mail address - you must enter it.   EDITing is up to you, what you submit is what gets posted.   If you leave info for the above section here, It will be transfered up to the main list as soon as we can.   To request further maintenance -or- for more private communications, use the FeedBack form below.
  NotePad section  
Who are you?
Where from -or- e-mail address:
What would you like to say:

  Comments  

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 07:52 AM:
i wrote:
"Italian Army to Grow Medical Cannabis in Secure Lab - The Italian army has decided to start growing medical cannabis at a secure lab outside Florence. Today, the ministers of defense and health signed a deal for a joint project to produce cannabis derivative drugs for pain relief. The goal is to produce pain killers locally at a cheaper price than those imported. The cannabis would be distributed through pharmacies to reduce costs and make it more easily available to patients. The agreement was signed in Rome in front of the press between the Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin and the Minister of Defense Roberta Pinotti. The cannabis will be cultivated and processed at a military chemical and pharmaceutical plant, which currently makes orphan drugs no longer made by large pharmaceutical companies that are needed to treat rare diseases. >> Read more >> www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/09/18/italian-army-to-grow-medical-cannabis-in-secure-lab/ "

Friday, July 11 at 09:40 AM:
i wrote:
"Share Findings on Cannabis- Based Research - The future of cannabis-based medicinal compounds and how they might be used to minimize suffering, improve lives and cure disease is the topic of researchers from around the world as they gather in northern Italy this week for the International Cannabinoid Research Society’s (ICRS) 24th Annual Symposium on the Cannabinoids. The four-day event in Baveno, Italy is designed to allow investigators from laboratories all over the globe to openly share scientific findings involving those active molecules produced by the cannabis plant (“marijuana”), collectively known as the “cannabinoids”. Cannabinoids are the subject of increasing interest, both to medical researchers and pharmaceutical companies involved in the development of cannabis-based medicines. > Read more >> www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/06/30/3231/ "

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 07:39 PM:
Francis from Italy wrote:
"hi, my name is Francis and I'm Italian, for nearly two weeks, the Italian doctors can prescribe cannabis and derivatives, unfortunately, not even the doctors know this and are struggling prescriptions, because still opposed to the use of cannabis, how can I? this are currently in amsterdam and I was wondering if I could contact a doctor for a prescription, or from here in Italy ... can you help??

Francis,

There is a chap who claims that you can get your 'card' (prescription, "authorization") in the Netherlands and it is good in Italy -

metrotimes.com/mmj/when-in-florence-1.1158515

- I'd feel better hearing from somebody local, check out these Activist groups -

mercycenters.org/links/Italy.html#conx

- here is our NL page for more info on getting your 'card' in NL -

mercycenters.org/links/Netherlands.html

- if you chose that course of action, but, our info is that there is a program for medical use in Italia, see -

mercycenters.org/links/Italy.html#status

- and please update us with any info you find out, especially Law resources, any Organizations involved we don't have noted, etc.

luck! hope this helps.

Perry
webster
MERCY - the Medical Cannabis Resource Center "

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 02:01 AM:
yasminweedsupplier from BRITISH SOUTHERN CAMEROON wrote:
"are are reliable supplier of quality big buds marijuana, we sell on COD when you received our parcel you send money we both agreed on, we want serious buyers hoping to work for a longer term. please do contact alongside with email.

thanks, yasmin "

go to Bottom   ( skip to End )  |   ( next )  |   Give Us FeedBack     |     ( prev )  |   ( go to Top )  back to Top

PLEASE Give us FeedBack on an Link or the page, or whatever.

Who are you?
e-mail address:
Feedback:

  Home   |   About   |   Contact   |   Donate   |   GuestBook   |   Action   |   Library   |   OMMA   |   Biz   |   Links   |   News   |   Legislation   |   Events   |   Calendar   |   Orgz   |   MERCY-TV   |   The MERCY Gift Shop   >>

You are visitor # 42055!     (since 7/09/2009)  Thanx for stopping by. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies!   This page ( /links/Italy.html ) was last modified on:  Tuesday, 08-Sep-2015 10:15:48 PDT