German parliament legalizes cannabis for medical consumption – Cannabis News

The German parliament has voted to allow consumption of the drug for medical purposes. The issue had been a point of heated discussion in the country for a long time.

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Italy Considers Legalizing Cannabis, Could Become World Leader in Drug Law Reform – Cannabis News

On Monday, July 25, Italy’s Chamber of Deputies is scheduled to discuss the possibility of legalizing marijuana.

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How and why Italy's cannabis laws could soon change – Cannabis News

In July, Italy's parliament will begin debating historic changes to cannabis laws that could see the drug legalized.

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How Austria Became Europe’s Cannabis Clone Superstore – Marijuana News

For those who want to legally grow huge amounts of cannabis in Austria, business is booming — but not yet blooming.

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Germany mulls state cannabis body for pain relief

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Germany's government has plans to set up a pharmaceutical agency to regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a media report. Such a step could make the drug more accessible to ill people.

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Legalizing cannabis in the UK 'would raise hundreds of millions'

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Exclusive: Private analysis for the British Treasury concludes that regulation could also produce huge savings for the justice system.
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Thousands of Scots call for cannabis to be legalised

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Cannabis should be legalised, according to thousands of Scots.
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First legal medical marijuana pills go on sale in Europe

Cannabis parade draws in thousands for 'joint' effort in Berlin

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Berlin to advocate the legalization of cannabis. The 19th annual "Hanfparade" (hemp parade) has also found support among some politicians.
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EU drug agency sees no U.S.-like cannabis legalization moves

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European Union countries are unlikely to legalize marijuana any time soon as some parts of the United States have done recently, EU drug monitoring agency chief Wolfgang Gotz said on Thursday.
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