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Puerto Rico Governor Decrees Medical Marijuana Legal

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla signed an executive order on Sunday, May 3, to put an end to the prosecution of medical use of marijuana on the island. A press release issued by the governor’s office explained the decision by citing the use of cannabis for health purposes in other US jurisdictions.

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04
May

Germans mark a milestone in the fight to legalize marijuana

Meanwhile tough new policy orders policemen to detain all users and dealers caught in known drug-dealing park

Imagine this: a young man walks into a coffee shop, shows his ID and ask to buy five grams of cannabis. No one calls the police. Instead, the clerk answers with a smile: "No problem! But before you pay, why don't you follow me to the next room? Let's chat about the possible consequences of drug use." Simple, safe and educational - many see this as the future of drug deals in Germany.

Yet the road to legalization is still paved with obstacles, even in party-loving Berlin.

Mon
04
May

South Africa: Medicinal dagga could be legal in 3 months

Durban - Dagga could become legal for medicinal purposes as early as three months’ time.

IFP MP Narend Singh told The Independent on Saturday that the change in legislation “could be finalised by the end of July, or August”, cautiously adding: “But you never know.”

Last year his fellow party MP, the late Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, made an urgent call for its legalisation for medicinal use. He had been using it for his lung cancer.

His appeal found an ear in the country’s top office.

“I was touched to see the man I’ve known and worked with for more than 20 years in this condition. I’ve asked the minister of health to look into this matter,” President Jacob Zuma said in Parliament.

Mon
04
May

Debate Over Medical Marijuana In Schools Begins At State Capitol

DENVER (CBS4)– State lawmakers began a debate on Friday over whether to allow children to bring medical marijuana to school.

The bill passed out of committee with a unanimous vote. It went to the state House floor for debate on Friday evening. It was given initial approval and needs one more vote before heading to the state Senate.

The bill is designed to help the nearly 500 children who use medical marijuana for debilitating conditions like seizures and muscle spasms. Many of those children have moved to Colorado with their families specifically to have access to medical marijuana.

Those children take a special strain that is low in THC but high in cannabinoids, what is believed to help relieve their symptoms.

Mon
04
May

Parents of N.J. student fighting to use medical marijuana oil reject school compromise

TRENTON — The parents of a 16-year-old girl with epilepsy and autism who are fighting for her right to consume cannabis oil at school rejected an offer from school board attorney Friday that would have allowed her mother to take her daughter off campus to medicate her.

"Unfortunately the proposed accommodation has to be rejected due to safety and behavior concerns," according to a letter from Roger Barbour, the father of Genevieve "Genny" Barbour to the Maple Shade Board of Education.

Mon
04
May

UK General Election 2015: The rise of protest parties

“They’re all the same”. “It doesn’t matter what I decide”. “My vote doesn’t matter anyway”

Sound familiar? If you’ve been paying any attention to the noise surrounding this general election then you’ve probably heard all of these sentiments before. You might even agree with them, as nearly 35% of voters didn’t turnout and put a cross on the ballot last time around.

Sun
03
May

Cannabis candidate will meet dissidents

 

A PRO-CANNABIS candidate standing in next week’s Westminster election says he would meet the dissident gangs targeting people in Strabane for using the drug.

Barry Brown will contest the West Tyrone seat on behalf of the ‘Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol (CISTA) party. He is one of three CISTA members standing in the North, alongside Andrew Magorrian (South Down) and Glenn Donnelly (North Down).

Alongside seven other candidates Mr Brown put forward his case for election during a debate on Tuesday evening.

He claimed that the illegal cannabis market was costing the local economy £3 million every week. With proper regulation it could be grown, inspected, consumed and even exported from Northern Ireland, Barry Brown said.

Sun
03
May

Bill Blair backs legalization of marijuana, defends carding as he seeks Liberal seat

TORONTO – Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair says he supports the legalization of marijuana in Canada as long as there is a strong regulatory component to it.

“In the regulation of marijuana, then you can control who it is sold to, where it is sold and when it is sold. You can control the price. You can tax the thing,” Blair said during an interview on Global’s The Morning Show Thursday morning.

“You can make sure the decision to not sell it to a 14-year-old is left to a responsible adult, not some gangster in a stairwell.”

Blair, who is currently seeking the federal Liberal nomination in the riding of Scarborough Southwest, said using the criminal model to prohibit the use and trafficking of marijuana isn’t working.

Sat
02
May

France: Cannabis, monitoring, two demonstrations for more freedom

This Saturday afternoon, 2 May, in the city center of Lyon has been the scene of two militant demonstrations. A rally against the adoption of surveillance law has crossed the world of cannabis.

The first event, an opposition rally in the surveillance law that will be voted on in the National Assembly on Tuesday, met with Terreaux 500 people according to organizers, 150 according to police. Participants included members of the collective Lyon Without surveillance. On their website, they oppose a bill that, among others, "contains two articles that allow the interception of all data from all French citizens live on the Internet in order to turn over "suspicious" behavior ".

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May

2016 Cannabis Adult Use Legalization Guide

Cannabis Landscape Overview

What an interesting and exciting time for cannabis this is. With four states and D.C. legalizing cannabis for adult use and dozens of states working to implement medical cannabis programs, cannabis is becoming more widely accepted in our society. Every day new opportunities arise and new challenges are faced. As cannabis returns to the mainstream of society there are both external and internal forces at work to consider.

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