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GOP Senate Justice Department Bill Protects Medical Cannabis

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Cannabis legalization supporters were understandably displeased when Donald Trump appointed Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General as the former Alabama senator has a long history of Reefer Madness and supporting the escalation of the failed and racist Drug War. While there are many reasons to oppose plenty of AG Session’s policies, it is clear that…

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New Jersey’s Top Doctor Promotes Medical Cannabis Program

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Many of medical cannabis’ medicinal benefits cannot be disputed at this point. Can anyone honestly deny that cannabis can help patients to combat nausea and increase their appetite? With the current opioid crises engulfing our nation, do folks really think that it is just a coincidence that states that provide access to medical cannabis have…

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Germany Still Set to Be Biggest Importer of Canadian Cannabis

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Everyone paying attention to the international cannabis business industry knows that Canadian companies have been leading the global marketplace, thanks to a pioneering nationwide medical legalization law and countries like Germany willingly accepting cannabis imports from the Great White North. As Germany’s medical population has exploded, the nation’s patients have relied more and more on…

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Congress Moves to Protect Medical Cannabis from Jeff Sessions, but What About Recreational?

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It’s no secret what Jeff Sessions thinks about cannabis. Donald Trump’s “beleaguered” Attorney General famously once uttered that, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” after all. While the AG’s boss has apparently cut a deal with Republican Senator Cory Gardner to support states’ rights to end cannabis prohibition, Sessions has previously rescinded the Obama Administration’s hands-off-state-regulated-cannabis…

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Cannabis Can Be a Gateway to Recovery

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s evolution on cannabis has been rather remarkable. In 2009, he was a prominent voice opposing legalization. By 2013, he had examined the issue more and publicized his change of heart with his first “Weed” special on CNN. Dr. Gupta even issued an apology for his previous prohibitionist position on CNN.com: I apologize…

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German Judge Delays Cannabis Production Licensing Program, Good News for Canadian Exporters

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Germany’s medical cannabis program is one of the top programs in the world. Patients can be prescribed cannabis by their doctors and insurance covers the cost. However, availability can be lacking compared to other markets and the prices remain high because all of the cannabis must be imported from countries like Canada and The Netherlands. Cultivation…

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Strong Lab Standards for Medical Cannabis in Germany

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I remember the first time someone mentioned that one of the problems with prohibition is that you didn’t know what you were getting. Whatever it was, it was probably from Mexico, where some farmers still use dangerous pesticides that have been made illegal in the United States. I got a chill thinking about all of…

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Medical Cannabis Community Growing Rapidly in Germany

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This week, March 10th, 2018, marks the one year anniversary of Germany’s new medical cannabis program, which jumped from a paltry patient count of around 1,000 under the old laws, to a total of over 15,700 applicants under the new laws, a number that is slightly overwhelming Germany’s healthcare system. Anyone familiar with cannabis as…

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