Golden Leaf eyes joint listing as cannabis market grows – Marijuana News

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A cannabis company is poised to become the first marijuana producer with a joint listing in Europe and the US as it seeks to take advantage of shifting attitudes to the drug that are spawning a new industry.

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Cannabis compound could treat kidney failure – Marijuana News

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Cannabis compounds are being used to tackle kidney failure amongst diabetics in a major new research project. Researchers working on the Aberdeen University study, which is funded by Diabetes UK, will explore whether synthetic cannabinoid compounds can be used to make the kidneys respond better to insulin.

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Jamaican govt. urged to secure share of the international ganja market – Marijuana News

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NEGRIL, Westmoreland -- President of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association Ras Iyah is urging the Government to "align" with other countries to secure a slice of the international marijuana market.

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Colombia to legalize commercial sale of medical marijuana – Marijuana News

A youth smokes marijuana cigarettes using a papaya during a rally in support of legalizing marijuana in Medellin, Colombia, May 2013. AP Photo, Luis Benavides

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said Thursday in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs.

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Mexican president opposes marijuana legalization – Marijuana News

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday he opposes any eventual legalization of marijuana, five days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of four people who wanted to grow pot for personal use.

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Mexico opens tough marijuana debate

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Mexico City (AFP) - The Mexican government's resistance to legalizing marijuana has taken a hit following a landmark Supreme Court ruling that could pave the way to lifting the nation's ban on pot.

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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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Mexican Families Hoping for Medicinal Marijuana Watch Top Court

Graciela Elizalde, an 8-year-old who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy that causes intense seizures, receives hydrotherapy treatment at a swimming complex in Monterrey, Mexico. Elizalde began taking a marijuana extract recently. AP Photo/Esteban Felix.
 
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- As Mexico's top court prepares to consider arguments that could open the door to the recreational use of marijuana, some families are hoping such a step could help make medicinal marijuana more accessible.
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Canada captures U.S. cannabis investment

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Friendlier laws on medical marijuana use in Canada are already drawing American investment north of the border, and the trend is likely to further ignite if the federal Liberals make good on their promise to allow recreational use of the drug.
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Will Justin Trudeau Make Good on Promise to Legalize Marijuana?

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Canada’s new prime minister has promised his Liberal Party will legalize marijuana across the entire country.
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Australian government to legalise growing of medicinal cannabis; Labor calls for nationwide scheme

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The Federal Government has announced it will legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
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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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Medicinal cannabis could be legally available in Australia by 2016

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Medicinal cannabis could be legally grown and prescribed to patients as early as next year under a cross party bill that has attracted initial support from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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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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Australian girls in Canada for cannabis oil treatment

Tabetha (right) and Georgia-Grace Fulton (left), 13 and 8, both suffer from a degenerative lung disease. Their mother, Bobby-Jo (back left), brought the girls to Victoria, B.C., so they could access the cannabis oil treatment after a successful, and illegal, 12-week trial in Australia. Video image via CTVNews.ca
 
An Australian family who traveled to Canada in order to legally access cannabis oil treatment could soon be forced to return home, where the life-changing medication is outlawed.
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Marijuana coming next year to your local pharmacy, in Uruguay

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Marijuana pioneer Uruguay said on Thursday it had granted licenses to two companies to grow the plant for commercial distribution, adding that the pot should go on sale in pharmacies next year.
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Virtual forest of marijuana discovered in London

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Scores of cannabis plants have been discovered growing in a remote area of disused land in south-west London.
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$100 million ganja deal in Jamaica

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Canadian company to develop medicinal products from Jamaican marijuana for international market.

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Could Cannabis Be Decriminalized in the UK?

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A petition on the UK government's website calling for cannabis legalization reached more than 200,000 signatures, meaning the proposal will be debated by the British parliament.
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Will cannabis help in treating epilepsy?


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