UK and Canada Legalizing Cannabis

There’s a lot of hype this week about Canada becoming the second and largest country to legalize recreational marijuana. The first was Uruguay. But the bigger news for the pain community may be in the United Kingdom, which has some of the strictest marijuana laws in Europe. Home Secretary...

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GOP congressman visits cannabis store with busload of senior citizens

TOP THINGS TO KNOW Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) issued a memo to his party’s leadership laying out a step-by-step process for how they can pass marijuana legislation in 2019 should they control one or both chambers of Congress. The congressman is also filing legislation addressing border-related...

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Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

TORONTO (AP) — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line...

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Trump signals support for legislation lifting federal ban on marijuana

President Donald Trump says he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana. Asked Friday about a proposal that would reshape the nation's approach to pot, Trump said he would "probably end up supporting that." The federal ban has created a conflict with...

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Cannabis health products are everywhere – but do they live up to the hype?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is now available in the UK in everything from skin creams to beers. But don’t set your hopes too high This has been the year medical cannabis hit the mainstream. The government has announced that it is relaxing laws on when cannabis medicines can be prescribed by doctors,...

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Forget Stoners. The Real Money Is in Medical Marijuana

More doctors are warming up to marijuana’s medical benefits—and companies are angling for a piece of a market that could reach $50 billion by 2025. Three years ago, Dr. Lydia Hatcher had a straightforward answer when chronic-pain patients came into her clinic in Hamilton, Ont., asking for marijuana:...

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Canada makes final preparations before cannabis becomes legal

Canada will soon become the second country in the world to legalize cannabis—with the provinces left to work out the details of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's landmark measure. From October 17, Canadians will be allowed to grow, possess and consume marijuana for recreational purposes—five years...

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Trump plans to push cannabis reform after election, GOP congressman says

Death penalty ruling would seem to apply to drug war; Congressional Budget Offices scores marijuana bill; Trump looks at replacements for Sessions / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) says he’s spoken to White House officials about pushing marijuana reform after the midterm elections. ...

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Israeli investors to grow marijuana in Uganda

The company said the order for seeds has been placed with a supplier in the Netherlands — considered to be one of the world’s leading cannabis suppliers. An Israel firm, Together Pharma Limited, has reportedly secured land in Uganda to cultivate a banned crop — marijuana — on a commercial...

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What are the Differences Between CBD Edibles and THC Edibles?

The difference between THC edibles and CBD edibles is more complex than the one having the ability to make you ‘high’. As cannabis becomes increasingly popular, people are wondering what the different ways of consuming cannabis are. Interest in CBD and marijuana as an alternative medicine is at an all-time...

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