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Nov

Medical Marijuana in Maryland: State Receives Over 1000 License Applications

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission received over 1,000 applications for licenses for the state's medical marijuana program, with the majority of the applications being for dispenser licenses.

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27
Nov

Ireland: Should we legalise or decriminalise cannabis?

he recent report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee on the proposed decriminalisation of certain drug use is timely and important (“Minor drug use ‘should not be criminalised’”, November 5th).

Fri
27
Nov

Marijuana grants help educate police

Members of the Sanilac County Drug Task Force discovered more than 355 pounds of marijuana Oct. 27, 2015.(Photo: Submitted)

Drug task force units in St. Clair and Sanilac counties received $41,740 and $18,483 respectively in medical marijuana grant money in 2015, according to a Sept. 25 report from the state department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

The money was awarded to four counties statewide through an inaugural program that awards grants for the education, communication and enforcement of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.

The Medical Marijuana Operation and Oversight Grants come from fees paid to the Michigan Medical Marihuana fund by people applying for or renewing their medical marijuana patient registry cards.

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27
Nov

Earl Shilton cannabis factory shut down in drugs raid

A cannabis factory has been shut down in Earl Shilton as part of a crackdown by Hinckley police.

Members of the Hinckley Police Dedicated Neighbourhood Team executed a drugs warrant on a property and seized a “quantity of cannabis”, the force said.

The factory was discovered following a patch walk by Hinckley police and staff from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s anti-social behaviour team on the street a few days before.

It is one of a number of raids carried out in the borough over the last few months as part of a crackdown on the growing and supplying of illegal drugs.

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27
Nov

Watch: Bernie Sanders' Home State Speaks Out For Legalization

Vermont could make history next year by becoming the first state in the American northeast to legalize cannabis. Meet the local activists, politicians, businesspeople, patients and students who hope to see the Green Mountain State legalize recreational cannabis use. "I do see tides turning, even attitudes changing, but the law still exists, our prisons are still full," says one Montpelier resident in this engaging and entertaining video by Eva Soldberger.

Fri
27
Nov

Ontario makes U-turn on day-old medical marijuana rule

Ontario’s plan to allow vaping and smoking of medical marijuana anywhere, anytime is going back to the drawing board after a public backlash suggested it was one toke over the line.

Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla quickly reversed course Thursday over concerns about exposure to second-hand cannabis smoke in restaurants, theatres, offices and other public spaces where tobacco smoking is banned.

“We will consider this feedback, look at it very carefully and see what we need to do,” she told reporters.

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27
Nov

Ontario government taking medical marijuana plan back to the drawing board

Ontario’s government taking controversial plan to allow vaping of medical marijuana anywhere back to drawing board after complaints.

Ontario’s plan to allow vaping and smoking of medical marijuana anywhere, anytime is going back to the drawing board after a public backlash suggested it was one toke over the line.

Thu
26
Nov

Ontario medical marijuana exemption under review just 1 day after it was announced

Exemption for medical pot users was only announced on Wednesday

Ontario's Liberal government says it will re-examine its recent move to allow medical marijuana users to smoke and vape the drug anywhere in the province, just one day after announcing the change.

"We've heard the concerns around this regulation, and we're going to take this feedback and see if this regulation is the best way to move forward," Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla said Thursday.

Thu
26
Nov

Thanksgiving, Personal Freedom … and Marijuana

Celebrating a day of thanksgiving has a long history in this country, dating back to the first year of George Washington’s first term as president, when he proclaimed Nov. 28, 1789 “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.”

The tradition continued, although on different dates in different states, until President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, in the middle of the Civil War, proclaimed the final Thursday in November as Thanksgiving nationwide. Of course the Confederate States refused to recognize Lincoln’s authority, and it was not until after the war ended, during reconstruction in the mid-1870s, that all states participated in the national Thanksgiving celebration.

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26
Nov

If Prohibition Is Not The Answer To India’s Rising Drug Problem, What Is?

t is a commonly accepted fact that drug abuse is on the rise in India. However, the true extent of the proliferation of drugs in this country will surprise many. According to estimates, there are approximately 70 million drug abusers in India. Data on drugs seizure by the Narcotics Control Bureau shows that consumption and smuggling of synthetic drugs, which are much more dangerous and addictive than natural ones, has been steadily increasing while that of natural drugs has been decreasing.

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