Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Legalizing medical marijuana may actually reduce crime, study says [26.03.2014] Legalizing medical marijuana causes no increase in crime, according to a new study. In fact, legalized medical pot may reduce some violent crime, inc ...
Medical marijuana users can continue to grow their own pot: judge [20.03.2014] A Federal Court judge granted a temporary injunction to patients who are suing Ottawa because they are concerned about cost and quality of a commerci ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
Caricom leaders to debate marijuana legalization [07.03.2014] Researchers with a Caribbean trade bloc have found that decriminalizing marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost the r ...
Jamaica to decriminalise ganja by year end - gov't official [22.02.2014] Jamaica is to decriminalise ganja by year end as the government moves to capitalise on the booming marijuana trade internationally, said Science and ...
Maroc: La légalisation du cannabis de plus en plus probable [05.02.2014] La légalisation du cannabis en Maroc à des fins thérapeutiques et industrielles permettra les familles de vivre dignement. Après le Parti de l’Istiql ...
Turin votes in favour of legalizing cannabis [13.01.2014] Turin's city council has approved a motion in favour of making the drug legal for therapeutic purposes, making it the first of Italy's large cities t ...
Morocco: Istiqlal party proposes first draft law to legalize cannabis [28.12.2013] According to La Vie Eco, the Istiqlal Party has recently proposed a draft law to decriminalize and regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medical a ...
What do Israelis want? Pot! When do they want it? Now! [22.12.2013] An estimated 1,000 Israelis attended a rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday night to support the legalization of marijuana. As the crowd chan ...
Moroccan party holds hearing for legalizing marijuana crops [04.12.2013] One of Morocco’s main political parties, the Party for Authenticity and Modernity (PAM), established by a close adviser to the king, started the proc ...
Israel seeks to tighten medical marijuana regulations [03.12.2013] Israel's Health Ministry has expressed opposition to granting general practitioners the right to prescribe medical marijuana. Instead, the ministry w ...
Local medical marijuana firm to open next week [30.11.2013] History is expected to be created next week when Jamaica's first medical marijuana company, which is intended to be instrumental in extracting the me ...
Czechs can’t access medical marijuana half year after legalization [14.11.2013] The Czech Republic’s parliament legalized medical marijuana this year by an overwhelming majority, with the law becoming effective April 1. But some ...
Drugs legislation is hampering clinical research, warns David Nutt [03.11.2013] The UK's drug laws are preventing scientists from carrying out vital research to unlock our understanding of the brain and find new treatments for co ...
Gov't actively looking into reforming ganja law [27.10.2013] Justice Minister Mark Golding has said consideration is being given to reforming the law relating to ganja in Jamaica to allow its use, but within ce ...
Few problems with cannabis for California [25.10.2013] At a time when polls show widening public support for legalization California’s 17-year experience as the first state to legalize medical marijuana o ...
Medical marijuana licences no longer a home-grown option [01.10.2013] Starting next year, thousands of medical marijuana users will have to dig up their gardens and start buying only from suppliers approved and licensed ...
The city of Utrecht wants to convince mentally ill marijuana users to smoke better pot [12.09.2013] Thanks in part to the Netherlands' policy of marijuana decriminalization, there are people living in the Dutch city of Utrecht whose addiction to can ...
Maroc: vers une légalisation de la culture du cannabis? [05.08.2013] Le Parlement marocain est en train d'examiner un projet de loi sur la légalisation de la culture du cannabis proposé par la Coalition marocaine pour ...
The argument for cannabis as medicine: Will ideology or science prevail? [05.08.2013] In Saint Lucia and throughout the Caribbean, we at the Caribbean Harm Reduction Coalition have observed the therapeutic value of cannabis (marijuana) ...
Fate of LA pot shops left to voters [18.05.2013] Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighb ...
DEA: Warning letters to 11 pot dispensaries don’t signal war on state law [30.04.2013] The Drug Enforcement Administration sent cease-and-desist letters to 11 medical-marijuana dispensaries because they are within 1,000 feet of schools ...
Cannabis to substitute crack [22.04.2013] The mayor of Bogota has recently proposed a pilot scheme with crack cocaine addicts to explore the substitution of crack made of cocaine base paste ( ...
Rival marijuana measures thrown into the electoral pot [20.04.2013] Dozens of medical marijuana activists rallied outside Los Angeles City Hall, declaring war on an enemy. Their target was not the federal government, ...
Denver's 4/20 pot parties a "coming out for cannabis" [14.04.2013] Tens of thousands of people will attend Saturday's "4/20" rally in Denver, creating perhaps the largest collectively produced cloud of marijuana smok ...
Bill introduced in Congress would fix conflict between state, federal marijuana laws [12.04.2013] A bill introduced in Congress would fix the conflict between the federal government’s marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recr ...
A map that shows the dramatic spread of legal weed in the US [07.04.2013] Looking at the recent spread of liberalized marijuana laws across the United States, it's hard not to think we're entering some kind of Weed Spring. ...
Scathing audit throws Colorado recreational marijuana rules into chaos [27.03.2013] Colorado's under-construction plan for regulating recreational marijuana nearly came unglued when lawmakers questioned whether the agency that would ...
Audit: Serious flaws in Colorado's regulation of medical marijuana [25.03.2013] State regulators charged with watching over Colorado's medical marijuana industry have fallen short on everything from tracking inventory and managin ...
Medical marijuana dispensaries: High-tech tracking system unfulfilled [24.03.2013] The technology was supposed to efficiently track medical marijuana from seed to sale — the catch-phrase that came to define Colorado's efforts to reg ...
Wall Street sees opportunity in marijuana [22.03.2013] A number of businesses in the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry are trying to enlist Wall Street's help. Some entrepreneurs see marijuana heading dow ...
French court rejects sick man's cannabis plea [12.03.2013] A French man suffering from a muscular disease since childhood had his request to be given the right to use cannabis for medicinal reasons rejected b ...
Colorado medical-marijuana businesses have declined by 40 percent [02.03.2013] In the summer of 2010, after legislators passed a law legitimizing dispensaries, there were 1,117 medical-marijuana businesses in Colorado. By the en ...
New Health Canada marijuana regulations may drive some into the bush [20.02.2013] The Conservative government's new medicinal pot system may lead some patients to illicitly grow their pot outdoors. Under proposed changes taking eff ...
U.S. can proceed with plans to close Oakland pot shop, court says [14.02.2013] A U.S. magistrate judge on Thursday sided with federal prosecutors in dismissing a lawsuit by the city of Oakland that challenged as illegal federal ...
Battle over medical marijuana [11.02.2013] More than a decade ago, after several court rulings, the federal government was forced to create regulations allowing people with legitimate needs to ...
California high court seems inclined to uphold bans on pot shops [06.02.2013] The California Supreme Court appeared inclined to uphold municipal bans against medical marijuana dispensaries. Meeting for oral arguments, the state ...
Medical marijuana is greenlit [05.02.2013] Medical marijuana may soon be legally sold and available via doctors' prescriptions, with senators overwhelmingly approving the legislation in a 60-7 ...
Ontario’s top court upholds country’s marijuana laws in medicinal pot case [31.01.2013] Canada’s ban on marijuana was effectively upheld when Ontario’s top court struck down the country’s laws related to medicinal pot much to the chagrin ...
Czech Parliament backs medical marijuana, with a catch [29.01.2013] The Czech Senate approved a bill allowing for the legal sale of cannabis for medical purposes, affirming a decision of the country’s lower house of p ...
The DEA's marijuana mistake [24.01.2013] A pro-marijuana group lost its legal battle when a federal appellate court ruled that marijuana would remain a Schedule I drug, defined as having no ...
Marijuana still a drug with no accepted medical use, court says [23.01.2013] Marijuana will continue to be considered a highly dangerous drug under federal law with no accepted medical uses, after a U.S. appeals court refused ...
In California, it’s U.S. vs. State over marijuana [12.01.2013] In a case that highlights the growing clash between the federal government and those states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational ...
Judge in San Francisco lets biggest medical pot shop stay open [08.01.2013] A federal magistrate judge ruled that a medical-marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest can continue to operate, at least for n ...
Rocky Mountain high: Pot a $200M industry in Colorado [04.01.2013] Vigorous regulation of a thriving medical-marijuana industry in Colorado offers the best glimpse of what is coming to Washington when it launches its ...
Studying marijuana and its loftier purpose [31.12.2012] Marijuana is illegal in Israel, but at a government-approved medical marijuana farm at a secret location near the city of Safed, is at the cutting ed ...
Parts of Colorado's pot legalization strategy exported to other states [29.12.2012] The sequential strategy will look familiar to Coloradans: first, pass a medical-marijuana law; then put dispensaries in place; then go for recreation ...
Battle over nation's largest pot dispensary heads to U.S. court [18.12.2012] A showdown over the fate of the country's largest medical marijuana dispensary heads to federal court, and the outcome could hint at what lies ahead ...
For medicinal use only? [17.12.2012] The Czech Republic already has one of the world’s most liberal approach to recreational drug possession. And it will get more liberal still: beginnin ...
President's pot comments prompt call for policy [14.12.2012] President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But ...

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