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Hospital Visits for Cannabis Poisoning Triple After Canada’s Legalization

The number of older adults hospitalized for cannabis poisoning has tripled since Canada legalized the retail sale of marijuana, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. The research highlights the increasing calls about cannabis-related side effects,...

Will Rescheduling Weed Help Biden with the youth?

Last October, a Lake Research Partners poll found that 58% of voters between the ages of 18 and 25 supported rescheduling of marijuana. That’s actually not as high as I would expect, but it’s still a solid majority. So...

Inside Thailand’s Sudden Marijuana Reversal

Two years ago, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha decided to decriminalize marijuana in order to bolster tourism in the country. The results were swift, with weed cafes sprouting up all over Bangkok and the notorious smell of the plant...

Hawaii Legislators Shoot Down Legalization Attempt

Efforts to legalize marijuana in Hawaii came to a halt on Tuesday as Rep. Kyle Yamashita, chair of the House Finance Committee, announced that the panel would not hear SB 3335, effectively quashing the bill before a legislative deadline.The...

Senate Introduces Weed Decriminalization Bill

Last week the group of Senate Democrats that have been making the most noise about marijuana reintroduced a bill that would decriminalize marijuana all across the country.Chuck Schumer, Ron Wyden, and Cory Booker, all co-authored the bill, titled the...

Cannabis Company MedMen Files for Bankruptcy

Creditors of cannabis giant MedMen Enterprises are gearing up for a critical meeting in the coming weeks, as the company enters bankruptcy proceedings in Canada and places its California retail assets under receivership. This marks a significant downturn for...

DEA will move Marijuana to Schedule III

In probably the biggest marijuana news of the year, the Drug Enforcement Administration has agreed to move marijuana to Schedule III in the US.This was initially recommended by the US Department of Health and Human Services last year.The repercussions...

Hawaii Legalization Bill Dead Due To House Leader Inaction

The push for marijuana legalization in Hawaii has hit a significant snag as Rep. Kyle Yamashita (D), chair of the House Finance Committee, announced on Tuesday afternoon that his panel would not consider the legalization measure, SB 3335, ahead...

Feds Seize Legal Cannabis In New Mexico, No Plan To Give Back

Federal Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have made headlines in New Mexico after seizing over $300,000 worth of cannabis products from state-licensed operators in recent weeks, according to a report by KRQE. The seizures, which occurred at routine...

Germany Legalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Cannabis

A cloud of smoke hovered over Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on Monday night as marijuana enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the legalization of recreational cannabis in Germany. The landmark legislation, which came into effect at midnight, permits possession of small amounts...
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Marijuana Activists in Florida Not Giving up on Legalization

Marijuana legalization in Florida is in trouble. Polls shows that support is waning, and if the vote happened today,...
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