Some parents fear changes to state laws as FDA weighs use of CBD pharmaceuticals

COLORADO SPRINGS — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The U.S. Food and Drug…

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The World Health Organization Is Reviewing Current Cannabis Laws

The World Health Organization Is Reviewing Current Cannabis Laws The World Health Organization (WHO) just released the initial review results of their research into their cannabis plant, which they will be using together with other data to assess current cannabis laws around the globe. The WHO’s findings include positive feedback…

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Thai Government Drafting Regulations For Medical Cannabis Laws

Thai Government Drafting Regulations For Medical Cannabis Laws Is Thailand ready for medical cannabis? Yes, a country with notoriously harsh drug laws is finally stepping up its MMJ game. Thailand just announced that the government is working on a draft to expand the use of medical cannabis in the country.…

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Report: Patchwork of state laws leaving some medical marijuana patients behind

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 10:22 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff None of the state medical marijuana laws adopted thus far in the U.S. can be considered ideal from a patient’s standpoint, and because of their patchwork nature, those laws do not…

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Meet the New Jersey medical marijuana advocate schooling police on the state’s laws

Published: Mar 11, 2018, 2:06 pm • Updated: Mar 11, 2018, 2:07 pm By Kristie Cattafi, The Record of Woodland Park CLIFTON, N.J. — Edward “Lefty” Grimes was in pain. It had been an hour since he’d arrived at the Clifton police station with what should have been a straightforward…

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Senators: Add protections for state marijuana laws to legislation funding federal government

Published: Feb 13, 2018, 4:06 pm • Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 5:09 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of 18 senators led by Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner want protections for state marijuana laws inserted into legislation funding the federal government. Precise language in…

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States that change marijuana laws find conundrums over old convictions

Published: Feb 2, 2018, 10:16 am • Updated: Feb 2, 2018, 10:16 am By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post When California voters passed a measure in 2016 that legalized cannabis and allowed people to have their marijuana convictions wiped away or reduced, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan ordered…

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The Antiquated Weed Laws of America (And Other Assorted Laws That Make No Sense)

The Antiquated Weed Laws of America (And Other Assorted Laws That Make No Sense) These are exciting times in terms of cannabis legislation in America. Ever since it’s official branding as an evil, terrible, no-good gateway drug that any decent person would never smoke, duh!, we’ve seen nationwide legalization efforts…

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