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After the legalization of medical marijuana in Germany in 2017, there has been a surge in interest from both patients who may benefit from cannabinoids and companies that produce and sell the drug. Patients who meet the criteria for medicinal cannabis use and have failed to respond to traditional medicine will now expect to receive cannabis-based m
It seems as though everyday we catch news of yet another state making strides to legalize medical cannabis. For those who rely on the healing properties of cannabis to improve their health, it’s great to see that more people will have access to safe, non-habit forming medicine. This time, we’re talking about Alabama.  On Monday, Alabama became the 
Following months of discussion, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is set to approve the use of pharmaceuticals containing cannabis as an ingredient in Japan, according to public broadcaster NHK. The Japanese legal system takes a particularly hardline stance against drugs, and even the possession of a small amount of marijuana is genera
It looks like hopes of Mississippi’s voter-supported medical cannabis program kicking off this year have been dashed by a Supreme Court decision. In November last year, a ballot initiative in Mississippi to legalise medical cannabis was successful, with 74% of voters supporting it. Initiative 65 would amend the state’s constitution to allow qualifi
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards unanimously adopted new rules on Monday that establish guidelines for the use of medical cannabis in South Dakota schools. The move was prompted by the passage of Initiated Measure 26 (IM 26),  a ballot proposition that legalizes medical marijuana in South Dakota, in last November’s general election. Th
Should federal legalization pass in the U.S., sales could boom not only because of broader demand, but because American companies are prepared for this eventuality. Cannabis industry optimism in the United States is mounting alongside increasing expectations for national legalization. Skeptics, however, point to the Canadian experience and suggest
New Yorkers can generally count on almost every type of state tax to be among the highest in the country. And many things the state does are often pretty complicated. Take New York’s scheme for taxing recreational marijuana, which became legal month but probably won’t become available for legal sale until some time next year. The state’s proposed m
Fifth-generation farmer Mark Davidson spent his entire life in chronic pain — until he tried CBD oil, and it changed his life.  Davidson jumped on board when Indiana legalized growing hemp for CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical in the cannabis plant that is used for relieving pain, anxiety and other health issues, hoping to help others who were suffe
It was on a national stage that Hannah Deacon learned that her son, Alfie, would become the first patient in the United Kingdom to receive a permanent cannabis licence.     Alfie lives with a rare form of epilepsy called PCDH19 and was experiencing upwards of 500 seizures a month as a child. Anti-epilepsy drugs had little effect, as did a ketogenic
Last month, a warning was raised by a chemist on the constituents of delta-8 THC, its production techniques, and other unknowns. Delta-8 THC is fast becoming an ever-present compound. While this may seem like good news, it is a thing of concern. There seems to be a lot of misinformation about this compound, with a lot of concerns about the producti
Republican Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama signed a bill on Monday that legalizes the medicinal use of cannabis in the state. The measure, Senate Bill 46, was passed by the Alabama House of Representatives earlier this month after being approved by the state Senate in February. The Alabama medical marijuana legalization measure goes into effect immediatel
  The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday struck down a medical marijuana initiative, Initiative 65, that succeeded at the polls in the November election, overturning the will of nearly 70% of the state’s electorate in the process. The Supreme Court justices ruled in a 6 to 3 decision that Mississippi’s voter initiative process is constitutionally
Minnesota’s Department of Agriculture has welcomed the USDA’s approval of the state’s revised hemp plan. The state’s original plan was approved in July last year, but after modifications were made to the USDA’s rules Minnesota needed to file a new plan. Some of the changes included random sampling of fields being based on risk factors of the crop,
The U.S. is in a unique position right now to make drastic policy changes that will continue to benefit the country for decades to come. You or someone you know wants the United States government to legalize marijuana. In fact, it’s more likely than not that most of the people you rub elbows with on any given day support ending federal pot prohibit
Government Aid And Cannabis Use In Legal States This past week a lady who is part of congress has reintroduced a bill that protects those who use marijuana that lives on government assistance. The bill would act as a protective measure so the housing can’t be taken away from using marijuana. Currently, those living in government housing are not all
Cannabis Possession Decriminalized in Louisiana The Louisiana House of Representatives voted to decriminalize cannabis possession on Wednesday. As lawmakers haggled over the measure, a floor amendment was approved on Tuesday, which reiterated removing the threat of imprisonment. The fine for possession was set at $100. House members approved the re