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PTSD & Pot: Veterans making Memorial Day push for legal marijuana
​Veterans from across the country will be gathering in our nation's capital on Memorial Day this year to not only honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, but to advocate for a cause that isn't typically associated with our nation's heroes -- the legalization of marijuana.
May 29, 2018 3:12 PM
Fox News
Kentucky Lawmakers Review Medical Marijuana Bill
Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky made their case to a legislative panel Monday, touting it as a safe alternative to highly addictive opioid painkillers.
Mar 7, 2018 12:00 PM
Leafly
How Virginia turned around on medical cannabis
It began with parents of children with epilepsy, who met with legislators to discuss using cannabis as medicine.
Feb 26, 2018 2:29 PM
NewsLeader
The 12-year-old girl suing the feds for her right to use cannabis oil to stop her seizures
Alexis Bortell uses cannabis oil to prevent life-threatening seizures.
Feb 15, 2018 2:00 PM
Herb
4 Civil Rights You Lose By Using Legal Marijuana
You forfeit these as soon as you light up that legal doobie.
Dec 19, 2017 12:10 PM
Hightimes
Cannabis Talking Points for Christmas
How to Argue with Your Family About Legal Weed
Dec 13, 2017 2:21 PM
Portland Mercury
Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana
Peru’s conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized.​
Oct 20, 2017 1:48 PM
Reuters
California Officially Calls On Feds To Reclassify Marijuana
Last November, California voters approved a ballot measure to legalize marijuana. Now, the state's lawmakers are formally calling on the federal government to reclassify cannabis.
Sep 18, 2017 3:24 PM
New Jersey to Allow 43 New Conditions to Be Treated With Cannabis
The Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel of New Jersey has recently proposed that the state’s health department should add 43 conditions to the list of ailments that allow patients to receive medical marijuana cards.
Aug 8, 2017 12:25 PM
Dos and Don'ts for Medical Marijuana Patients in U.S. and Canada
Canada and the United States regulate the medical use of marijuana in two different ways, so if you are going to become a resident of the neighboring country, there are some legal aspects you should take into account.
Jul 31, 2017 12:25 PM
New Hampshire Expands Medical Cannabis Program With New Conditions
New Hampshire has recently added post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain to the list of conditions that qualify for the state’s medical cannabis program. The new regulations are likely to cause a significant growth in the state’s MMJ industry.
Jul 24, 2017 12:40 PM
Puerto Rico Adopts New Medical Marijuana Law
Ricardo Rossello, the Governor of Puerto Rico, has signed a new medicinal marijuana statute into law. In his opinion, the previous measure enacted by the former administration was not thorough enough.
Jul 20, 2017 12:30 PM
Greece to Legalize Medical Cannabis
Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister of Greece, has recently announced that doctors all over the country will now be allowed to prescribe medical marijuana for a wide range of conditions.
Jul 17, 2017 12:45 PM
Zimbabwe May Become Next Country to Legalize MMJ Production
Authorities in Zimbabwe, Africa, are discussing the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana in several areas of the country. The government initiated the legalization discussions after a Canadian company had shown interest in growing and processing medical weed in Zimbabwe. Cultivating cannabis in the country might bring significant economic growth and numerous benefits to the nation.
Jul 14, 2017 12:50 PM
Medical Weed to Appear on Oklahoma Ballot in 2018
Most U.S. states have already legalized the use of medical cannabis. Oklahoma may soon become the latest addition to the list. The office of the secretary of state has confirmed that the notion of medical marijuana legalization will be put on the 2018 ballot.
Jul 5, 2017 12:40 PM
Will Poland Become Next Country to Legalize MMJ?
The lower house of the Polish Parliament, currently controlled by conservatives, has recently voted for making medical cannabis legal under particular conditions.
Jun 30, 2017 12:25 PM
Arizona to Ban Medical Marijuana Use on College Campuses
The use of medical marijuana in Arizona was legalized in 2012. However, now, the state's attorney general Mark Brnovich stands for the prohibition of cannabis consumption on college campuses. He has already filed a petition with the Arizona Supreme Court.
Jun 26, 2017 12:50 PM
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
Canadian Cannabis Leaders Support Startups With Streaming Deals
Leading cannabis companies in Canada invest money and expertise in startups in exchange for an equity stake and a share of future production. Is it good for the cannabis industry?
May 19, 2017 12:30 PM