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    Thailand Starts off the New Year with Legalized Medical Marijuana

    Thailand approved the legalization of marijuana for medical and research purposes. This makes Thailand the first country to legalize medical marijuana in Asia, a region known for its strict drug laws. It is also something of a return to tradition for Thailand – historically, the country used marijuana to help alleviate a wide range of […]

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      The State of Legal Cannabis in the European Union

      It may not seem like it, but several prominent European countries are beginning to change their tunes, as far as cannabis is concerned. For example, Italy continues to rake in profits from hemp, and hemp byproducts, since it’s legalization a couple of years ago now. Also, not only has Greece officially granted its first licenses […]

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        Israel Approves Law Allowing Export of Medical Marijuana

        Lawmakers in Israel have approved a new law that will allow Israeli farmers to export cannabis for medical purposes. This move is expected to bring in quite a high revenue for the state. According to the law’s explanatory notes, it conditions growing cannabis intended for medical use on a health ministry license coupled with police […]

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          Small Michigan City Declines to Ban Marijuana Shops

          Lowell, a small Michigan city with a population of around four thousand, has made a small move toward allowing recreational marijuana stores in its community. In a recent special meeting that took place in late November, the city council said that they would not opt out of adding marijuana businesses to their city. That may […]

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            Industrial Hemp Legalization Passes in Congress

            American farmers will be able to cultivate industrial hemp now that the unified 2018 Farm Bill was passed by Congress. The cultivation and sale of industrial hemp and its derivatives, including the increasingly lucrative marketplace for cannabidiol (CBD) products is now legal on the federal level. Individuals with felony convictions related to a controlled substance […]

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              Medical Marijuana Now Legal in South Korea

              South Korea has become the first East Asian country to legalize cannabis for medical use. The change comes as part of amendments to the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs that the National Assembly voted to approve recently. The amendments will allow for “non-hallucinogenic” doses of cannabis to be prescribed by physicians. According to […]

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                Massachusetts’ First Five Days of Legal Weed

                The first recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts opened last week, and the numbers are in. Over the first five days, dispensaries sold $2.2 million worth of recreational cannabis, according to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. An average of $39.33 per customer was spent, the commission also noted. When compared with the $5 million that Colorado did […]

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                  The Legalization Train Rolls On

                  Election results in three states showed big wins for legalization advocates Tuesday night. Voters in Michigan opted to allow recreational use, while those in Missouri and Utah approved measures to allow medicinal use. The other ballot measure of note, which failed, was in North Dakota. So that now makes 33 states in which marijuana is […]

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                    The Marijuana Vote 2018: Where is Weed Likely to Win?

                    All over the continent government policies concerning weed are shifting like tectonic plates this year. In October, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled to overturn prohibition, and recreational sales began in Canada. As for the United States, voters in Oklahoma passed an extremely progressive medical marijuana bill this summer, while Vermont residents began enjoying legal recreational […]

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                      The FDA Asked for Our Opinions, but Will They Listen?

                      The idea of legalization is a hot topic on a global scale. As important of a subject in the US, it is equally important across the globe. This is why The World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence will make cannabis a topic at a meeting being held in Geneva in December. They will […]

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