What Does it Mean for the World now that Canada has Legalized Cannabis?

What Does it Mean for the World now that Canada has Legalized Cannabis? It’s official, Canada has legalized recreational cannabis in their country. Already a pioneer within the medical cannabis field and global cannabis trade, Canada sets a precedent for other countries to follow in their footsteps. While other countries…

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Colorado’s legalized marijuana would be federally lawful under bill introduced by Cory Gardner, Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON — Marijuana would be legal federally in states that already have approved the drug’s use under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. The measure, unveiled at a Capitol Hill news conference, wouldn’t legalize the drug in states that haven’t sanctioned its use or…

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Crime Has Dropped 20% in Uruguay Since Cannabis Was Legalized

Real Life Example of Cannabis Reducing Crime For the longest time cannabis advocates have been pointing out the correlation between reduced crime rates and legalization. For many years, prohibitionists have refuted the idea claiming that “by increasing access to intoxicants, you won’t reduce crime”, however today we have a real…

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Devoted cannabis activist who helped patients long before Washington legalized has died

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 7:32 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 7:32 pm By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press SEATTLE — JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state who went to sometimes difficult lengths to obtain the drug for the patients she served, has died at age…

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How This 12 Year Old Epileptic Girl May Get Pot Legalized Nationally

How This 12 Year Old Epileptic Girl May Get Pot Legalized Nationally, and Soon. As Rolling Stone reported, Alexis Bortell, a 12-year-old girl from Texas with epilepsy, has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that banning the transport of medical cannabis across state lines violates her constitutional rights as an epileptic…

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Alaska voters reject local bans on legalized marijuana by wide margins

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 7:46 am • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 8:19 am By Mark Thiessen, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Voters in some parts of Alaska rejected efforts to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation’s largest state passed a voter initiative legalizing the…

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Chile Legalized Medical Marijuana but Home Cultivators Still Risk Being Criminalized

In 2015, Chile legalized medical marijuana and now residents of the country are increasingly growing cannabis for medical purposes as the nation begins to loosen prohibition during the implementation process.  Advocates of the cannabis plant are working hard to ensure Chileans with chronic pain have the skills and understanding about how to grow…

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Study: States with legalized marijuana see increase in car crash claims

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 9:46 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 11:38 am By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press DENVER — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released…

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