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Mexico to Legalize Medical Cannabis
Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of Mexico, has issued a decree confirming the legalization of using cannabis for medicinal purposes. The measure was signed after complete support from the lower house of Congress.
Jun 23, 2017 12:30 PM
Israel Allows Public Use and Possession of Medical Marijuana
The Health Ministry of Israel has recently released new regulations on marijuana possession and use in public. According to new directives, prescribed medical marijuana can be used by patients in public as oil or vapor. The regulations came into effect immediately after their release. Though the most common method of consuming marijuana is smoking, the ministry still bans it in public.
May 23, 2017 12:45 PM
29 and Counting: West Virginia Joins the Family of Legal Medical Cannabis States
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, West Virginia governor Jim Justice signed the bill SB 386 into law, making the Mountain State the 29th state in the U.S. to legalize weed use for medical purposes.
Apr 22, 2017 12:45 PM
Argentina Legalizes Medical Marijuana
Last week, the Argentine Congress voted on a law that allows the use of marijuana for medical purposes. With this move, Argentina has advanced in loosening the legislation on cannabis.
Apr 6, 2017 12:40 PM
San Diego County Communities to Open Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Two communities in San Diego County, California, are going to open medical marijuana dispensaries in the near future. Currently, Lemon Grove and La Mesa communities are conducting all the necessary legal and administrative preparations to open these retail stores to the public.
Mar 28, 2017 12:40 PM
New Mexico Senate Approves New Conditions for Using Medical Cannabis
New Mexico still has one of the nation's strictest policies concerning the use of cannabis for recreational purposes. However, the state’s authorities have been making steps forward in developing an extended New Mexico medical marijuana program.
Feb 22, 2017 12:20 PM
CBD Oil Initiative Passes in Wisconsin Senate
A new bill passed by the Senate aims to legally allow people with seizures to possess and use CBD oil with written consent from their doctor.
Feb 17, 2017 12:25 PM
Ireland to Become Next Country to Legalize Cannabis
Dozens of countries have already legalized cannabis for medical purposes and use it for treating a wide range of illnesses. Ireland is also keeping up with the trend: the country’s Health Products Regulatory Authority has recently issued a report in which it cautiously advises the use of marijuana for a number of medical conditions.
Feb 15, 2017 12:20 PM
Brazil Approves First Cannabis-Based Medicine
Brazil has recently approved the first-ever license for a marijuana-based medical product. Nabiximols, sold as Sativex in the U.S., will appear on Brazilian market as Mevatyl.
Jan 25, 2017 12:20 PM
Will New Mexico Expand Its Cannabis Program?
A new bill, aimed to expand cannabis rights in New Mexico, has recently appeared in the state’s Senate. According to the new measure, both patients and growers will have increased access to marijuana.
Jan 23, 2017 12:20 PM
Indiana Senate Considers Hemp Oil Initiative
The Indiana Senate has recently received Senate Bill No. 15 submitted by Republican Senators Blake Doriot and James Tomes. The initiative contains a request to create a hemp oil registry. This pilot registry will allow caregivers, physicians, and individuals to possess and use hemp oil for use in research and treatment of intractable epileptic seizures.
Jan 19, 2017 12:20 PM
Puerto Rico Opens First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Puerto Rico has officially opened two medical cannabis dispensaries. Hundreds of patients suffering from a variety of conditions will now have access to new effective treatment options that include medical marijuana. Although the territory’s policy on cannabis still has much more restrictions than some American states, Puerto Rico is on the right way to creating a successful and versatile cannabis market.
Jan 13, 2017 12:15 PM
Mexico to Become Next Country to Legalize Medical Cannabis
The Senate of Mexico has recently approved a bill that allows the production of medical cannabis. Although the new measure was proposed by the President and supported by the majority in the Senate, there are still some who fear the repercussions it may cause regarding the numerous drug cartels. The bill is now waiting for the approbation of the lower committees.
Dec 28, 2016 12:15 PM
Australians Can Now Apply for Licenses to Cultivate Medical Marijuana
The Australian government has recently allowed the legal growing of medical marijuana, giving the new cannabis cultivators a possibility to apply for licenses to grow the herb.
Nov 18, 2016 12:05 PM
Pennsylvania Releases New Regulations for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Hundreds of Pennsylvania residents have been waiting for the state authorities to allow patients with seventeen qualifying conditions to use medical marijuana. The new rules released last week show that Pennsylvania has started its way toward easing cannabis regulations.
Nov 11, 2016 12:15 PM
Florida Supports Medical Marijuana Reform on Election Day
It seems that the cannabis reform movement is the actual winner of this year's election. A few days ago, marijuana was legalized in several states including Florida. From now on, the state provides broader access to medical weed.
Nov 10, 2016 12:00 PM
North Dakota Says “Yes” to Medical Marijuana
With 63 percent approval, North Dakota voters have just passed the medical marijuana legalization initiative known as Measure 5. It means that patients with PTSD, Crohn’s disease, HIV, cancer, and other qualifying conditions will soon be able to legally buy medical cannabis in licensed dispensaries.
Nov 9, 2016 11:05 AM
Texas Will Ease Its Laws on CBD Oil
Four Texas pharmacies can now stay within the law after the Department of Public Safety announced that it would not prosecute any institutions for dealing with CBD oil. Texas has some of the strictest medical marijuana laws in the U.S. However, the faulty wording in the law caused some confusion among growers and suppliers.
Nov 4, 2016 12:15 PM
Turkey Legalizes Cannabis Production for Scientific Purposes
Turkey has just made a significant step toward marijuana reform. The country has legalized scientific and medical cannabis production in nineteen provinces. However, cultivating and using weed for recreational purposes remains illegal.
Oct 20, 2016 12:20 PM
When It Comes to Marijuana Legalization, Texas Takes It Slow
Marijuana legalization in Texas seems to be a pipe dream not just for those who would like to use weed for recreational purposes but for cannabis patients as well. Despite the fact that half the country recognizes medicinal value of cannabis, medicating with marijuana is quite a challenge in the Lone Star State.
Oct 16, 2016 12:25 PM