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    Canadian Marijuana Advocates Say 'Next Fight' Is Legalizing Storefront Dispensaries

    The federal government should use a court decision ordering it to rewrite the rules on medical marijuana as an opportunity to legalize the storefront sale of such medicine, experts and commercial growers say. A Federal Court judge in British Columbia ruled earlier this week that patients have...
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    NSW Government Announces Third Medical Cannabis Trial For Chemotherapy

    Jack Richards used to count backwards and wait for unconsciousness. Undergoing an extreme form of chemotherapy for a rare tissue cancer, he'd request powerful antihistamine injections to buy some peace in a week of "not being able to look at food, vomiting consistently [and being fed] through...
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    Landscape Shifts For Canadian Medical Marijuana After Judge Strikes Down Law

    The federal government will have to mull a new system to distribute medical marijuana and Canada's multi-million dollar cannabis industry was thrown into flux Wednesday after a judge ruled patients can grow their pot at home. Federal Court Judge Michael Phelan struck down a law introduced by...
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    Trudeau Urged To Allow All Medical Cannabis Patients To Grow Their Own Marijuana

    The question now for lawyer John Conroy is what is the federal Liberal government going to do next. Conroy is the lead counsel in a successful constitutional challenge against regulations imposed by the previous Conservative government that limited the ability of medical marijuana patients to...
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    ACT Government Lost Opportunity To Reap Economic Harvest From Medical Marijuana

    This week, the Turnbull government tabled legislation that will allow farmers to grow cannabis for medical use, and allow businesses to manufacture cannabidiol — a potentially effective painkiller — from those plants. If passed, the draft laws will ensure these suppliers meet strict licensing...
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    Australia Commits To Legalize Growing Of Medical Marijuana

    Australian lawmakers committed on Wednesday to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs. The government introduced a bill to Parliament that would amend the Narcotics Drugs Act 1967 and...
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    While Canada Waits For Legalization, MMJ Activists Call For Moratorium On Arrests

    The federal Liberals' plan to legalize recreational marijuana is officially underway. Canada's new minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould (MP for Vancouver Granville) received instructions to make it happen last November. And on January 8, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed former...
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    Will Canada And Mexico Have To Bow To The UN Before They Can Legalize Marijuana?

    The countries of Canada and Mexico may have to plead their case before the mighty United Nations if they wish to legalize marijuana, lest they violate several international conventions that govern the global war on drugs. This information comes from a briefing note received by new Canadian...
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    Medical Marijuana For Multiple Sclerosis

    While arguing in court that marijuana has no medical value and is a dangerous drug on the one hand, the federal government is patenting marijuana extracts for health-related uses on the other. And now it is set to grant a license to GW Pharmaceuticals for treating patients with multiple...
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    Hawaii Department Of Health Selects BioTrackTHC For Its Seed-To-Sale Tracking

    The Hawaii Department of Health's Office of Health Care Assurance has selected BioTrackTHCâ„¢ as the winner apparent for its state contract for tracking the production, transportation and sale of medical marijuana. "The development of a healthy and successful medical cannabis program is a top...
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    Australia: Govt Retains Tight Controls On Medical Marijuana Trials

    THE Queensland Government will undertake targeted trials into the use of medicinal cannabis but there will be no broader dispensation to use the drug despite a 12,000-strong petition calling for changes to the law. The petition, driven by Bec Bridson of Mons was presented to Parliament late...
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    Canada: Wall Wary About Selling Weed In Saskatchewan's Liquor Stores

    Despite suggestions from two Canadian premiers that legalized weed be sold in provincial liquor stores, Saskatchewan's premier has more pressing concerns than point-of-sale mechanics. "I think there are still questions to ask before we start worrying about where it's sold," Brad Wall told...
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    Canada: Experts Stress 'Goldilocks Point' For Pot Taxes

    Not too low or high, but just right. The cash-strapped Ontario government would be looking at more than $450 million (Canadian) in tax revenue from its 13 million residents. As Canada mulls how to handle marijuana legalization – promised in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election platform...
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    Alberta's Premier Cautious On Legalizing Marijuana

    Premier Rachel Notley says she has mixed feelings about the Trudeau government's pledge to legalize marijuana even as a federal Liberal cabinet minister says action is coming soon on the campaign promise. While some premiers are already musing about the best mechanism for legally selling pot...
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    Canada: Clear Regulations Needed For Medical, Recreational Marijuana

    Ontario is looking for federal government guidance on regulating clinics that sell medical marijuana and on how pot should be sold for recreational use once it's legalized. The federal Liberals promised in this month's throne speech to "legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana" to...
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    Canada: Clear Regulations Needed For Medical, Recreational Marijuana

    Ontario is looking for federal government guidance on regulating clinics that sell medical marijuana and on how pot should be sold for recreational use once it's legalized. The federal Liberals promised in this month's throne speech to "legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana" to...
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    Canada's New Government Repeats Promise To Legalize Marijuana

    Canada's new Liberal government has repeated its pledge to legalize marijuana in a speech outlining its agenda as parliament resumes after the 19 October election. A speech delivered by governor general David Johnston reiterated new prime minister Justin Trudeau's plan to legalize and...
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    Jamaica: Government Urged To Secure Share Of International Ganja Market

    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. "I think the Government of Jamaica has a duty and responsibility to align themselves with other...
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    Police raid Dell's Maraschino and 57 yr old owner commits suicide

    This is the saddest small business story ever by Ben Geier @ben_geier FEBRUARY 25, 2015, 10:47 AM ESTThis is from FORTUNE Magazine. A raid on the country's largest manufacturer of maraschino cherries had a sad ending Tuesday. Arthur Mondella, the 57-year-old owner of Dell's...
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    White House. Gov Petition To Remove Marijuana From Schedule 1

    We The People Petition The Obama administration To Remove Marijuana From Schedule 1 Narcotic Classification Thus Aligning Federal Law With State Law Restoring Continuity To Our Laws Concerning The Legalization And Decriminalization Of Marijuana. Although Almost Half Of The States In Our Union...
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