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New Hampshire’s “drug czar” speaks against marijuana legalization

The walls of marijuana prohibition have crumbled all around New Hampshire. It is now legal for adults in all three neighboring states to grow and possess cannabis, and retail sales will soon become a reality in Massachusetts, Maine, and Canada. Sadly, Gov. Chris Sununu continues to oppose legalization, in part because he continues to rely …

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Renowned Medical Marijuana Doctor Says Concentrates Should be Banned

Dr. Rav Ivker, a physician renowned for using cannabis to treat chronic pain, has said he believes marijuana concentrates should be banned. “I think they should be illegal,” Ivker said. “In fact, I hope they become illegal. The only thing they’re good for is getting really high. But they’re high-risk, and there’s really no benefit from …

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Canadian Province Hiring Underage Marijuana Shoppers for Sting Operations

Even when weed is finally legal in Canada, it won’t be a free-for-all. In fact, there are still a number of ways you can get busted for weed-related offenses. Trying to buy weed if you’re a minor is one of the most obvious infractions. If you’re underage, you will not be allowed to buy weed—unless, …

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Billy Caldwell Licensed for Cannabis Oil Use in Northern Ireland

Boy heads home as authorities grant emergency permission for epilepsy medication. The 12-year-old boy with epilepsy whose condition sparked a national conversation on the UK’s drugs policy is heading home to County Tyrone, where he will be legally treated with a cannabis-based medicine. After public outrage over the confiscation of Billy Caldwell’s medicine at Heathrow …

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Ottawa Bluesfest Creates Smoking Zone for Medical Marijuana and Cigarettes

Bluesfest organizers are getting a jump on the coming legalization of cannabis by providing a smoking area where patrons can smoke medical marijuana with proof of a prescription. Cigarette smoking is also permitted in the new area. “It is a very hot and confusing topic right now, and these things will take time to sort …

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Study: Majority of General Practitioners in Australia Support Legalizing Cannabis as a Prescription Medicine

In Australia, a majority of general practitioners believe cannabis should be legally available through prescription, according to a new study published by the National Institute of Health. According to researchers, the objective of the study was to “examine the knowledge and attitudes of Australian general practitioners (GP) towards medicinal cannabis, including patient demand, GP perceptions of …

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Garden Centres Want Right to Sell Recreational Cannabis Plants and Seeds

Some garden centres in Alberta say they’re disappointed that the province won’t allow them to sell marijuana seeds or seedlings when recreational cannabis becomes legal in October. Customers will be able to buy supplies at garden centres, but they’ll need to go to cannabis stores for seeds or plants. Lisa Silva from Bluegrass Nursery in …

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Medical Marijuana to Face Tough Battle in Conservative Utah

Medical marijuana backers in Utah are gearing up for an intense battle that could test the nationwide trend in support of medicinal pot. Even as support for medical cannabis has taken hold across the country — including in deeply conservative states like Oklahoma and Arkansas — the obstacles in Utah are steep. Supporters will be …

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MN Names New Medical Marijuana Czar

A health official who managed Minnesota’s efforts to reduce tobacco use and obesity will run the state’s new medical marijuana program. Author: Associated Press and Associated Press (KARE) Published: 2:10 PM CDT July 23, 2014 Updated: 2:10 PM CDT July 23, 2014   ST. PAUL, Minn. – A health official who managed Minnesota’s efforts to reduce tobacco use …

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