After 80-Year Prohibition, US Senate Finally Legalizes Hemp

After 80-Year Prohibition, US Senate Finally Legalizes Hemp The US Senate has just passed a bill that would legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity, according to reports from the United Press International (UPI). The measure is part of the Farm Bill, supported by Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican leader. “I have…

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Trump Signs A Bill That Legalizes MMJ For Terminally Ill, Now What For Cannabis?

Trump Signs A Bill That Legalizes MMJ For Terminally Ill, Now What For Cannabis? President Trump is set to sign a bill, called the “Right To Try”, which would legalize medications that may be life-saving for terminally ill patients even if they haven’t completed the FDA approval process. Once signed,…

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Peru’s conservative leadership legalizes medical marijuana

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 7:03 pm • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 7:03 pm By The Associated Press LIMA, Peru — Peru has become the latest country in Latin America to allow the medicinal use of marijuana. The nation’s conservative congress voted 67-5 late Thursday to approve legislation allowing the drug…

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The Industrial Hemp Farming Act is back — is this the year Congress legalizes the crop?

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 11:22 am • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 11:54 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff These are times of cautious but rising optimism for supporters of industrial hemp. Since 1970, all forms of Cannabis sativa L., including hemp, have been classified as a Schedule I drug…

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Germany Legalizes Medical Marijuana, Sales Double In One Year

Germany Legalizes Medical Marijuana The land of beer and sausages has just legalized medicinal cannabis, although the list of qualifying conditions only include chronic illnesses for now such as multiple sclerosis, appetite loss, and chronic pain. Patients still won’t be allowed to grow their own plant even if it’s for…

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If California legalizes, will consumers be bowled over by the potent products?

Published: Oct 28, 2016, 10:38 am • Updated: Oct 28, 2016, 10:38 am By Lisa M. Krieger, Mercury News As Californians prepare to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana, innovations in cultivation practices are pushing the plant’s psychoactive properties to unprecedented heights — packing a powerful punch that delights some but…

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