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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

When it comes to drug policy, for once UK politicians should look to Donald Trump

Submitted by Marijuana News Given the whirlwind of foreign policy decisions and domestic policy scandals dominating the UK this week, you’d be forgiven for missing some extremely progressive news to come out of the US. While President Trump is rarely credited for his progressive stances on social issues or civil liberties, lo and behold! He is tackling the War on Drugs in one of the most meaningful ways to date. Late last week, it was revealed that Trump is working on legislation that would “unambiguously allow states to pursue (marijuana) legalisation without worrying about a federal crackdown”. If implemented,...

Submitted by Marijuana News Given the whirlwind of foreign policy decisions and domestic policy scandals dominating the UK this week, you’d be forgiven for missing some extremely progressive news to come out of the US. While President Trump is...

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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Bernie Sanders Announces He Will Co-Sponsor Marijuana Justice Act

Bernie Sanders announces he will co-sponsor Marijuana Justice Act, which promotes social justice through legalization. ByBurgess Powell Bernie Sanders supported marijuana policy reform way before it became popular. Back when he was running for president in 2016, the Vermont senator made history by supporting marijuana legalization. Since then, Sanders has continued to advocate for ending the War on Drugs. Furthermore, he has petitioned the federal government for policy changes and worked to reevaluate marijuana’s Schedule I classification. In his latest pro-marijuana move, Bernie Sanders announces he will co-sponsor Marijuana Justice Act. Here’s a closer look at the proposed marijuana policy and its growing political...

Bernie Sanders announces he will co-sponsor Marijuana Justice Act, which promotes social justice through legalization. ByBurgess Powell Bernie Sanders supported marijuana policy reform way before it became popular. Back when he was running for president in 2016, the Vermont senator...

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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Medical Marijuana Bill Moves Forward in South Carolina

A medical marijuana bill moves forward in South Carolina. But will it ultimately be signed into law? By A.J. Herrington After action by a legislative committee, the medical marijuana bill moves forward in South Carolina. Members of the House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (3M) Committee voted 14-3 to send the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act to the full House for consideration. The bill would allow seriously ill patients with a doctor’s recommendation to use medical marijuana to treat their conditions. Janel Ralph is the executive director of the advocacy group Compassionate South Carolina. Her eight-year-old daughter has a rare...

A medical marijuana bill moves forward in South Carolina. But will it ultimately be signed into law? By A.J. Herrington After action by a legislative committee, the medical marijuana bill moves forward in South Carolina. Members of the House Medical,...

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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Chuck Schumer Announces Plans To Federally Decriminalize Marijuana

Chuck Schumer has just proposed that the United States decriminalize cannabis on a federal level. Could this lead the way? By A.J. Herrington In what could be seen as a 420 gift to the cannabis community, Chuck Schumer announces plans to federally decriminalize marijuana. The Democratic senator from New York made his intentions known in an interview with Vice News on April 19. Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, said he is now officially supporting legislation that would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. The move is a change for Schumer. He has previously supported marijuana for medicinal use and the...

Chuck Schumer has just proposed that the United States decriminalize cannabis on a federal level. Could this lead the way? By A.J. Herrington In what could be seen as a 420 gift to the cannabis community, Chuck Schumer announces plans...

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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

The surprising story of medical marijuana and pediatric epilepsy

Josh will sift through the propaganda, fear and greed encompassing medical marijuana. Recently featured on CNN, Josh and his brothers developed a non-psychotropic strain of marijuana which is drastically reducing seizures for many pediatric epilepsy patients in Colorado. With millions facing life-threatening illnesses, Josh outlines the hurdles needed to effect social change and maps a path toward helping those who desperately need revolutionary medicine.  https://cannabisnewsworld.com/2018/04/18/the-surprising-story-of-medical-marijuana-and-pediatric-epilepsy-josh-stanley/

Josh will sift through the propaganda, fear and greed encompassing medical marijuana. Recently featured on CNN, Josh and his brothers developed a non-psychotropic strain of marijuana which is drastically reducing seizures for many pediatric epilepsy patients in Colorado. With...

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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Greens announce plan to legalise cannabis to take it ‘out of the hands of criminals and dealers

The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18, in a bid to take the drug out of the hands of criminal dealers. The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18, in a bid to take the drug out of the hands of criminal dealers.  Key points: Richard Di Natale says cannabis needs to be sold in a “more tightly controlled” environment He says countries that have legalised cannabis have seen a drop in drug-related crime Under the plan there would be strict penalties for people caught selling to...

The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18, in a bid to take the drug out of the hands of criminal dealers. The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Australia’s greens party proposes full recreational cannabis legalization

Submitted by Marijuana News Some Australian law enforcement officials support the idea, but medical experts have concerns. The Australian Greens have proposed that the country should fully legalize the sale and use of recreational cannabis. “Governments around the world are realizing that prohibition of cannabis causes more harm than it prevents,” Greens party leader Richard di Natale said in a speech Monday, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. “It’s time Australia joined them and legalized cannabis for adult use.” Di Natale, a former doctor, said that he had personally “seen that the ‘tough on drugs’ approach causes enormous harm,” The Guardian reports. “It drives people away...

Submitted by Marijuana News Some Australian law enforcement officials support the idea, but medical experts have concerns. The Australian Greens have proposed that the country should fully legalize the sale and use of recreational cannabis. “Governments around the world are...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

A Look At The Cannabis Movement In The UK

 The UK, the world’s largest cannabis pharmaceutical manufacturer, is blocking safe access to botanical cannabis — at least for now. Despite being home to the world’s largest cannabis pharmaceutical manufacturer, or perhaps because of it, efforts in the United Kingdom to provide safe access to botanical cannabis for the chronic and terminally ill are stymied, at least for now. Local activist groups are divided on end goals, but are all closely watching a bill introduced in Parliament last October by Paul Flynn of the Labour Party. Flynn has been leading the charge alone and has faced considerable opposition from...

 The UK, the world’s largest cannabis pharmaceutical manufacturer, is blocking safe access to botanical cannabis — at least for now. Despite being home to the world’s largest cannabis pharmaceutical manufacturer, or perhaps because of it, efforts in the United...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Trump administration abandons crackdown on legal cannabis

The Trump administration is abandoning a Justice Department threat to crack down on recreational marijuana in states where it is legal, a move that could enable cannabis businesses in California and other states that have legalized pot to operate without fear of federal raids and prosecution. President Trump personally directed the abrupt retreat, which came at the behest of Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado. White House officials confirmed the policy shift Friday. Trump did not inform Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions in advance of the change in policy, an almost unheard of undermining of a Cabinet official. Gardner was...

The Trump administration is abandoning a Justice Department threat to crack down on recreational marijuana in states where it is legal, a move that could enable cannabis businesses in California and other states that have legalized pot to operate...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Only One in Seven California Cities Allow Recreational Marijuana Stores

By Brooke Staggs & Ian Wheeler, Mercury News Eighteen months after California voters enthusiastically endorsed legal marijuana, just one in seven cities in the state allow recreational cannabis stores, according to a first-of-its-kind study by this news organization and its California partners. And only one in three allow any kind of cannabis business at all. Proposition 64, approved by 57 percent of state voters in November 2016, promised to bring California into a hazy new age, making it legal for people to carry up to an ounce of marijuana and to grow it at home. But it also gave...

By Brooke Staggs & Ian Wheeler, Mercury News Eighteen months after California voters enthusiastically endorsed legal marijuana, just one in seven cities in the state allow recreational cannabis stores, according to a first-of-its-kind study by this news organization and...

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