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San Francisco To Wipe Out Cannabis Convictions

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The move will clear people's records of crimes that can be barriers to employment and housing and it could provide a model for other U.S. city and state governments to follow as the push to legalize marijuana continues to gather steam. ... Read full article

Malaysia: Home To Some Of The Toughest Drugs Laws In The World

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Malaysia has one of the toughest laws of drugs in the world. It is governed by the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 that regulates the import, export, manufacture, sale and use opium, coca leaves, poppy-straw and cannabis. c... Read full article

How Cannabis Became Apart Of Human History And Culture Around The World

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Cannabis use may have originated in Asia around 12,000 B.C. and by 1920 A.D. cannabis and its properties were know world wide. How was this possible though? ... 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

Israel: The Epicenter Of Medical Cannabis

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While importing cannabis into the United States remains illegal under federal law, companies can still import from Israel by acquiring drug approval from the FDA by meeting the agency's requirement for drug approval.... Read full article

Sri Lanka Next In Line To Export Cannabis To The U.S.

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The Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Rajitha Senaratne, said in an interview with AFP news that "Many ayurvedic [holistic] doctors have complained that they don't get good quality cannabis for their preparations.”... 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

United States: A Love/Hate History With Cannabis

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The views on cannabis in the United States are, and have always been, ever changing. Michelle Scire of ALLOKSCI dives into the confusing history of cannabis and how it's been treated through the existence of the country.... 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

CBD Removed From WADA's 2018 Prohibited Substance List

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The federal government promotes the concept that “Single-molecule pharmaceuticals are superior to ‘crude’ whole plant medicinals.”... Read full article