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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
5 Reasons Britain Is to Benefit From Marijuana Legalization
Some British have no wish to wait any longer and are beginning to cultivate marijuana just next door to the Queen Mother herself. Is it a cry of despair that means cannabis should be finally legal in Great Britain? Maybe, the country is finally ready to reap all the benefits of marijuana, and there are five reasons why that might be true.
Apr 13, 2017 12:35 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
7 Areas Where Human Rights Are Limited for Marijuana Users
Though marijuana use is legalized in 28 American states, legal pot users still face a lot of limitations of their human rights if they decide to openly consume weed. Unfortunately, even those states that try to develop a pot-friendly environment can do little with federal limitations.
Feb 9, 2017 11:15 AM
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
Nearly 70 Percent of Police Officers Support Marijuana Legalization, Survey Shows
Despite police being considered a rather conservative group, a recent national survey shows that two in three cops support marijuana legalization.
Jan 17, 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
DEA Says CBD Oil Is Schedule I Substance. What's Next?
Last week, DEA released a Federal Register that included, among other things, a new Administration Controlled Substances Code Number for what they call ‘‘marihuana extract.’’ According to DEA, the main reason for inventing the new code was to make it easier for the agency to track this type of substances, alongside with “marihuana” and “tetrahydrocannabinols.”
Dec 20, 2016 12:20 PM
These Six Conservative States May Never Legalize Marijuana
Legal recreational marijuana is now available in seven states and the District of Columbia. As for medical pot, the number of states allowing its use has already reached the record mark of 26. Today, more Americans are using the drug than ever.
Nov 26, 2016 12:05 PM
AXIM Biotech Patents Marijuana-Infused Chewing Gum Products
Those people who would rather ingest marijuana than smoke it have plenty of options. From marijuana-infused pasta sauce to vegan caviar to chewing gum – the edibles market is huge.
Nov 24, 2016 12:05 PM
Marijuana Initiative Could Cost California Millions of Dollars
The successful marijuana legalization initiative in California created to raise significant tax revenue for the state could turn into a catastrophe.
Nov 23, 2016 12:00 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
Election Day Highlights: Americans Favor Marijuana Measures in 7 of 9 States
On November 8, 2016, nine states voted on the legalization of either medical or recreational weed. Five states―Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada―were deciding whether to permit marijuana use for adults.
Nov 9, 2016 3:40 AM