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Wisconsin Governor Announces He Will Make “First Step” Toward Legalizing Cannabis thumbnail

Wisconsin Governor Announces He Will Make “First Step” Toward Legalizing Cannabis

Wisconsin’s new Democratic governor, Tony Evers, announced Tuesday his plans to include the initial steps of cannabis legalization in his state budget proposal for 2019. Speaking before Wisconsin Technology Council board members, Gov. Evers responded to a question about his views on cannabis. Evers said he personally favors adult use legalization, echoing Minnesota’s new governor,…

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Unlicensed Marijuana Dispensaries in Michigan May Continue to Operate Due To Shortage

Dozens of unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries that were forced to close at the beginning of the year by Michigan regulators have received permission to reopen due to a shortage of legal cannabis in the state. The Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board voted 4-0 on Wednesday to allow those provisioning centers, as they are officially known, that are…

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How To Buy Blue Dream Seeds and Clones

In this series, we help out the bumper crop of cannabis lovers who can legally grow a pound — saving themselves money, and ensuring a clean harvest. Starting off: the first of three blockbuster strains, Blue Dream! Go ahead and try and shame us, but we like Blue Dream. This blockbuster cross of DJ Short’s…

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Senators Ask FDA to Update Rules on CBD Products

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a key non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. The appeal by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley came after Congress legalized the production and sale of…

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The High Life Episode 5: Reena Rampersad, High Society Supper Club

The High Life features co-hosts Sarah Hanlon and Ian Campeau in a weekly discussion with some of the most fascinating Canadians, all of whom share an affinity for cannabis. Subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher. The High Life, Episode 5: Reena Rampersad, High Society Supper Club This week: Social worker turned cannabis caterer Reena Rampersad joins Ian and Sarah…

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Are Opioids Overprescribed?

Over the past three years, Canada and the United States have watched their respective opioid crises continue to deepen. Despite initiatives to curb illicit opioid use and reduce opioid-related health incidents, the numbers have continued to rise across North America. Canada has the second-highest number of prescriptions in the world, following only the United States.…

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B.C. Cancer to Lead First National Cannabis Clinical Trial for Symptom Relief

A Health Canada-approved Whistler medical cannabis producer will donate the oil extracts to be taken by cancer patients in nine cities across Canada. B.C. Cancer will lead a first-ever, national clinical trial that aims to answer whether cannabis plant extracts truly help with symptom relief. Recruitment for the 48-day trial in 150 patients will begin…

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Barr Tells Senate He Won’t ‘Go After’ Cannabis Companies

At his opening Senate confirmation hearing today, former-and-possibly-future attorney general William Barr called the current state-federal standoff on cannabis legalization “untenable,” but stopped short of expressing any intent to disrupt state policies on the issue. At times, Barr seemed like a man who’d emerged from a previous era. Unlike his predecessor Jeff Sessions, who was…

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Oklahoma Students May Now Use Medical Marijuana in Schools, But School Staff May Not

One Oklahoma public school district is taking steps to ensure students can access medical cannabis treatments while at school. On Monday, the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve a policy protecting students, staff and caregivers who have a medical cannabis license. The Board’s action marks progress on an issue that has…

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Former President of the Philippines Reveals She Uses Medical Marijuana thumbnail

Former President of the Philippines Reveals She Uses Medical Marijuana

The Philippines has seen a rapid reversal in attitudes towards cannabis among its political elite. President Rodrigo Duarte joked that the stuff helps him stay alert last year. On Tuesday, former president and current House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo hyped marijuana’s power to vanquish her persistent neck pain. “As you know I have my problem here (cervical…

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Research opportunities from legalization go beyond hard science

For scientific researchers of all kinds, Canada’s legalization of cannabis presents an enticing opportunity: solving enduring mysteries about how it works. This wasn’t always possible in the not-too-distant past, as physician and researcher Dr. Mark Ware explains in a new Canadian Press story. “(The) stigma around cannabis has changed, and people are beginning to see…

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High-Level Coalition Launches Campaign Supporting Legalization in Minnesota thumbnail

High-Level Coalition Launches Campaign Supporting Legalization in Minnesota

As a congressman, Tim Walz pushed the Department of Veterans Affairs to study medical cannabis for military veterans. And now, as the newly elected Governor of Minnesota, Walz wants to make it the next U.S. state to legalize marijuana. In fact, Walz’s tax-revenue-generating, economic-opportunity-creating, racial-disparity-reducing stance on legalization led Forbes to predict that Minnesota would…

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Cop Caught with Child Porn Serves 90 Days in Jail; Man Selling Weed Gets 5 Year Sentence

A former Ohio police officer will serve just 90 days in jail for child pornography charges while a Louisiana man will serve 5 years for conspiracy to distribute marijuana, according to a report from The Free Thought Project. Last week, former Columbus, Ohio police sergeant Dean Worthington was sentenced to 9 years in prison after pleading…

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