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Philip Ross ~ International Business Times ~
 
Health Canada, the agency that runs the country’s national public health system, is at the center of a lawsuit over patient privacy.

Slumping demand for Mexican "brick weed" has more drug farmers turning to growing opium poppies for heroin production.
Jason Tama ~ Denver Post Guest Commentary ~
 
With multiple state marijuana initiatives winning voter approval in the 2014 midterm elections, legalization proponents are already hard at work in states like California, where passage of a comprehensive initiative in 2016 could provide the policy “legitimacy” reformers are seeking.

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Johnny Green ~ TheWeedBlog
 
The marijuana reform movement is sweeping across the globe.

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Johnny Green ~ The Weed Blog
 
Medical cannabis (marijuana) patients from thirteen countries, including those represented by U.S. advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA), established the International Medical Cannabis Patient Coalition (IMCPC) this past week while at the “Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Policy, Research and Medical Practice” conference in Prague from March 4-7th. IMCPC member countries include Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.

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Published by THE HOUSEMATES on March 16, 2015 ~
 
The medicinal marijuana debate was thrown wide open today by the ABC’s Vote Compass Poll. Nearly 80% of the 35,000 people surveyed were in favour of marijuana being legal for medical purposes.

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Alan Travis ~ The Gaurdian
 
International Narcotics Control Board report says US and Uruguay are breaking drug treaties and warns of huge rise in abuse of ADHD treatment Ritalin

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