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Israel Police bust network of doctors illegally selling Medical Cannabis licenses

Israel Police bust network of doctors illegally selling Medical Cannabis licenses

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Drug dealers exploited the criminal network in order to buy cannabis and sell it for a profit. Israel Police busted a network of senior doctors that was illegally selling medical cannabis licenses online, operating in 20 locations and detaining or arresting 15 suspects on Monday morning. Police

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Children are ditching alcohol for Marijuana, as 20-year national US study shows a 245% increase

Children are ditching alcohol for Marijuana, as 20-year national US study shows a 245% increase

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Adolescent cannabis abuse has increased 245% since 2000 in the US, while alcohol abuse has steadily declined over the same period. That's according to a national, peer-reviewed study tracking intentional misuse and abuse reported to the National Poison Data System (NPDS) up until 2020. Findings

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Group used Christian ministry as front for £2 million Cannabis importation

Group used Christian ministry as front for £2 million Cannabis importation

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

A criminal group which used a religious charity as a front for importing 400 kilos of cannabis into the UK have been convicted. The National Crime Agency investigated Dalton Anderson, 50, Alvin Russell, 45, and Sinclair Tucker, 64, after Birmingham based organisation Vision Christian Ministries (VCM

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Does Kentucky really grow more Marijuana than any other state?

Does Kentucky really grow more Marijuana than any other state?

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

From decades-old news articles to political talking points to social media comment sections, conversations about marijuana in Kentucky bring an oft-repeated claim. Kentucky produces more cannabis than any other state, the claim goes, making the illegal drug the Bluegrass State’s top cash crop. On

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Australia: Labor, Greens and Legalise Cannabis likely to have combined majority in Victorian upper house

Australia: Labor, Greens and Legalise Cannabis likely to have combined majority in Victorian upper house

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

At least 60 per cent of enrolled voters have now been counted in all regions, with a final turnout likely around 90 per cent. There has been much more counting for the Victorian upper house since Saturday night, when under 30% had been counted in most of the eight regions. Five members are elected

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Inside the murky $200M effort to kickstart NY Marijuana Industry

Inside the murky $200M effort to kickstart NY Marijuana Industry

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

Smoke and mirrors: Inside the murky $200M effort to kickstart NY’s marijuana industry. New York’s equity-focused rollout of its legal marijuana market relies heavily on a $200 million fund to support the state’s first retailers. Yet the team picked to raise and manage that money – an NBA Hall of

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Brittney Griner serving 9-year sentence in the 'land of prisons'

Brittney Griner serving 9-year sentence in the 'land of prisons'

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2022

The 'snowy and swampy area' is home to about two dozen supermax prisons. As negotiations to bring Brittney Griner home continue, new reports are providing insight into her current prison conditions. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. The women’s basketball star

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Oregon governor takes lead with Marijuana pardons. It's time other states act as well.

Oregon governor takes lead with Marijuana pardons. It's time other states act as well.

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Cannabis NewsNovember 30, 2022

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently announced that she will pardon 47,144 people who were convicted for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Brown is the first governor in the country to take such an action, although President Joe Biden announced in October that he was pardoning people with federal

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10 years of recreational Cannabis Research: What we know and what’s still to learn

10 years of recreational Cannabis Research: What we know and what’s still to learn

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Cannabis NewsNovember 30, 2022

Recreational cannabis in Colorado turned 10 in November. Researchers have been studying its impact on health, public safety and the economy, but there’s still so much more to learn. In some ways, the cart came before the horse, as in legalization came well before the research. On Colorado Matters

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As its neighbours seek legalisation, Poland’s Medical Cannabis & Hemp Industry could also flourish next year

As its neighbours seek legalisation, Poland’s Medical Cannabis & Hemp Industry could also flourish next year

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

Earlier this month Czechia’s drug commissioner Jindřich Vobořil announced his intention to submit draft legislation for an adult-use cannabis market by the end of the year, hoping a fully fledged market could be launched by 2024. The news has not only cemented Czechia as one of the most exciting

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Will New York be able to control its underground market?

Will New York be able to control its underground market?

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Cannabis NewsNovember 28, 2022

There’s intense competition from all corners, particularly gray market dealers who are connected to and supplied by California cannabis sources. With the recent issuance of the first-ever recreational marijuana retail permits in New York — and the launch of adult-use sales inching ever closer — a

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There is still too much we don't know about Cannabis

There is still too much we don't know about Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsNovember 25, 2022

Study found a stunning 75 per cent of the marijuana ­smokers had emphysema, compared to 67 per cent of the cigarette smokers and just five per cent of the non-smokers. When the Cannabis Act was passed in 2018, a requirement was included that three years after implementation, a formal review should

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We need simpler, smarter Cannabis law and regulation

We need simpler, smarter Cannabis law and regulation

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Cannabis NewsNovember 25, 2022

The federal government adopted a full-on nanny-state approach to cannabis regulation. Recreational cannabis became a legal industry in Canada in 2018. The regulatory framework that was adopted was cobbled together quickly with no consultation on the actual regulatory text. The result is regulation

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 Landmark bill reaches  President's desk

 Landmark bill reaches  President's desk

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Cannabis NewsNovember 23, 2022

For the first time ever, a standalone marijuana reform bill has been sent to the president’s desk for signature. The U.S. Senate on Nov. 16 passed HR21-8454, the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, and sent the bill to President Joe Biden. The bill “would eliminate the red tape

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Biden’s marijuana pardons are a seismic shift

Biden’s marijuana pardons are a seismic shift

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Cannabis NewsNovember 23, 2022

Fulfilling a high-profile campaign pledge, President Joe Biden recently announced that his office will be issuing pardons to several thousand Americans with federal convictions for marijuana possession offenses. “There are thousands of people who have prior federal convictions for marijuana

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Pot politics? Majority leaders blocking majority support over Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

Pot politics? Majority leaders blocking majority support over Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

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Cannabis NewsNovember 23, 2022

Despite the overwhelming vote of approval, leadership in the state Senate is balking at the whole idea. That’s the percentage of Kentuckians surveyed online who support legalizing medical marijuana in the commonwealth, according to Gov. Andy Beshear’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee. Despite the

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BREAKING: Colombia Senate approves Marijuana legalization bill

BREAKING: Colombia Senate approves Marijuana legalization bill

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Cannabis NewsNovember 23, 2022

A bill to legalize cannabis in Colombia has been approved in a Senate committee for the first time, after advancing in the Chamber of Representatives. (Benzinga) The initiative passed its third debate with 11 votes in favor and 4 against. "Now the bill will go to the plenary session of the Senate,"

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Will Abbott legalize marijuana in Texas?

Will Abbott legalize marijuana in Texas?

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Cannabis NewsNovember 22, 2022

A Dallas Morning News-University of Texas at Tyler poll found that 60% of Texans support the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. This included 75% of Democrat voters and 42% of Republican voters. Support was even stronger when people were asked about using marijuana for medical purposes

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Oregon’s governor pardons thousands for Cannabis convictions

Oregon’s governor pardons thousands for Cannabis convictions

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Cannabis NewsNovember 22, 2022

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday she is pardoning an estimated 45,000 people convicted of simple possession of cannabis, a month after President Joe Biden did the same under federal law. “No one deserves to be forever saddled with the impacts of a conviction for simple possession of marijuana

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Medical Marijuana research bill in Biden’s hands

Medical Marijuana research bill in Biden’s hands

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Cannabis NewsNovember 21, 2022

A bill to expand research into medicines derived from the cannabis plant has passed muster in Congress. The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act seeks to streamline the application process for scientific marijuana studies; plus remove existing barriers for researchers that hamper

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