Indonesia Takes Away “Medical Plant” Designation for Cannabis

Indonesia made a splash when a decree from earlier this year declaring cannabis a “medical plant” in the eyes of the government officially got on the public’s radar. Now, the Agricultural Ministry in Indonesia is revising this decree, as cannabis is still illegal in Indonesia with no legalization in sight. …

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You Can Die If You’re Caught With Cannabis In Singapore, But These Businessmen Get Away With It

You Can Die If You’re Caught With Cannabis In Singapore, But These Businessmen Get Away With It In Singapore, like many other countries in Asia, cannabis-related crimes can get you the death penalty. Your government will probably be unable to save you, even if you come from a country where…

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California could cut marijuana taxes to lure consumers away from black market

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 3:13 pm • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 4:52 pm By Michael R. Blood and Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Less than three months after California launched legal marijuana sales for adults, the state could consider temporarily slashing hefty tax rates that some say are…

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Non-U.S. citizens advised to stay away from jobs in Colorado marijuana industry

Published: Feb 17, 2018, 9:17 am • Updated: Feb 17, 2018, 9:18 am By Ann Marie Awad, Colorado Public Radio DENVER — Marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a…

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Marijuana backlash: Smell of smoke driving some former proponents away

Published: Jul 24, 2017, 2:43 pm • Updated: Jul 24, 2017, 5:48 pm By Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg View I support marijuana legalization, but I wish pot smokers would stop stinking up the sidewalks. I’m not alone. In places where using marijuana no longer carries the threat of a jail sentence,…

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New Hampshire a signature away from weed decriminalization

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 9:47 am • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 10:01 am By The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire House has voted to remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The bill, which passed without debate Thursday, now goes to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu,…

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