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New Zealand Government Unveils Cannabis Legalization Bill

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New Zealand voters will see a cannabis legalization measure on Election Day next year. The details of the measure have been highly anticipated, and New Zealand’s government unveiled some of those details today. So far only two countries have legalized cannabis for adult use. Those countries are of course Uruguay and Canada. A number of

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Trinidad And Tobago Government Introduces Cannabis Reform Bills

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Cannabis reform is sweeping across the globe. It wasn’t that long ago that cannabis was completely prohibited across the planet. Cannabis prohibition is still prevalent in many countries, however, some countries have either legalized cannabis for medical use and/or adult use. The latest nation to announce plans for cannabis reform is the southern-most island nation

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Cannabis Reform History Was Made Today In Congress


Cannabis prohibition was approved by the United States Congress in 1937. Since that time, cannabis advocates have fought to reverse that legislation. Federal cannabis prohibition is still in place in the United States, however, the effort to legalize cannabis nationwide passed a huge milestone today. For the first time in U.S. history, a congressional committee

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Exclusive Interview With Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard

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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is a champion for cannabis policy in Congress and has been since she was first elected in 2013. Gabbard received an endorsement from NORML while running for Congress, and for good reason. Unlike some of her competitors in the 2020 election, Congresswoman Gabbard has been on the right side of history when

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Cannabis Legalization Effort Delayed In Mexico

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Last year the Supreme Court of Mexico ruled that cannabis prohibition is unconstitutional. In effect, it somewhat made Mexico the third country to legalize cannabis for adult use. The first country to do so was Uruguay, followed by Canada. Unlike Uruguay and Canada, Mexico has yet to pass legislation that codifies adult-use cannabis legalization into

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Trump Administration Approves Proposed USDA Hemp Rules

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The United States is undergoing a hemp revolution, largely driven by the explosion in CBD’s popularity. Industrial hemp is still popular, however, floral hemp has experienced exponential growth in popularity across the country in recent years. According to Vote Hemp, 511,442 acres of hemp were licensed for cultivation in 2019 in the United States, more

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Germany Is Exploring Cannabis Legalization Reform

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Uruguay was the first country to legalize cannabis for adult-use, followed by Canada. A Supreme Court ruling in Mexico declared cannabis prohibition unconstitutional in that country, which makes Mexico essentially the third country to legalize cannabis for adult use. Many political observers have speculated that the European nation of Luxembourg will be the next to

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Finland’s Government To Consider Decriminalizing Cannabis

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Cannabis advocates in Finland have gathered enough signatures for a cannabis decriminalization petition to require a review of the proposal by Finland’s Parliament. 50,000 petition signatures were required to require the review. As described by Marijuana Moment, the proposal ‘stipulates that possession of 25 grams or less of cannabis, and the cultivation of up to four

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The SAFE Banking Act Would Be A Game-Changer For Banking Technology

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In order for the U.S. cannabis industry to reach its full potential, it needs access to the nation’s banking system at the same level that other legal industries have. Because the international banking system is so closely tied to the U.S. banking system, cannabis industries in other nations need banking reform to occur in the

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Two New Polls Find Super-Majority Support For U.S. Cannabis Legalization

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Cannabis was first prohibited at the federal level in the United States in 1937. For several decades cannabis was prohibited everywhere in the U.S. That changed in 1996 when California voters approved a medical cannabis legalization initiative, which made California the first state to end cannabis prohibition for some of its citizens. Since the successful

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