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A new era of medicine: The overlooked side of DEA’s ruling

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The U.S. may soon enter into a new medicinal era, after the DEA vowed Thursday to make it easier for researchers and private companies to grow or obtain marijuana for study.... Read full article

ITALY CONSIDERS LEGALIZING CANNABIS, COULD BECOME WORLD LEADER IN DRUG LAW REFORM

by CHUCK LUDLEY on

On Monday, July 25, Italy’s Chamber of Deputies is scheduled to discuss the possibility of legalizing marijuana. If they choose to move forward with the idea, it could put Italy on pace to become a world leader in drug law reform.... Read full article

Kazakhstan: Authorities See (Legal) Economic High in Cannabis

by Aktan Rysaliev on

Kazakhstan has long battled with its virulent wild cannabis crop, which grows freely in the Chui Valley — a much-beloved part of the region ...... Read full article

Georgia: Grassroots Movement Seeks to Decriminalize Marijuana

by Paul Rimple on

... “radical action would [sic] no longer be taken against cannabis users,” according to the government-run news portal, Agenda.ge. ...... Read full article

Hugo water safe to drink after conclusive tests show no signs of THC

by Yesenia Robles on

Post JoHanna Bailey show that the water look normal, but residents in Hugo have been told not to drink it after officials found THC in the water supply, July 22, 2016. ... Read full article

Colombia’s New, Legal Drug Barons Focus on Medical Marijuana

by EZRA KAPLAN on

Like many drug barons in Colombia, Federico Cock-Correa wants to sell his product globally.... Read full article

Boulder producing one of the top hemp strains in the world

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Boulder-based Hemp Business Journal estimated that sales of hemp products in the U.S. reached $593 million in 2015 ... Read full article

Moving on up: Illinois medical marijuana sales reached record high in July

by Carla K. Johnson, The Associated Press on

The state now has nearly 8,891 qualified patients and 40 registered dispensaries, according to the Illinois medical marijuana program’s monthly update... Read full article

Obama just commuted the sentences of a record number of inmates

by Greg Jaffe on

President Barack Obama granted clemency to a record 214 inmates in a single day. View the list of names, offenses, sentences and commutation grants information below... Read full article

DEA report says unlicensed home grows in Colorado are ‘the new meth houses’

by Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post on

The DEA's report says that ‘since 2014, there has been a noticeable increase in organized networks of sophisticated residential grows in Colorado that are orchestrated and operated by drug trafficking organizations’... Read full article