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A death sentence given to a young man selling cannabis oil to the ill has stirred debate in Muslim-majority Malaysia about its ultra-tough drug laws. The case has prompted calls for the country to become the first in Asia to legalise medical marijuana – but long-held stigma and a mostly conservative population means change could […]
They will face criminal punishment from their home country You would think legalization of adult-use cannabis in Canada would permit anyone living or visiting within the country to buy and consume marijuana. But as the South Korean embassy in Canada reminded us on Twitter, South Koreans are subject to the country criminal laws —  no […]
Not long ago, the United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) updated its position on employees of the Canadian marijuana industry crossing the border into the U.S.  Canadian citizens that are connected with the industry are allowed to enter the U.S. for non-marijuana related purposes. The statement reads: A Canadian citizen working in or facilitating the […]
The more restrictive regulations of new markets, like Ohio’s medical marijuana program, foretell the future of cannabis in the U.S. The past four years have seen the passage of medical marijuana laws in a handful of Midwestern and East Coast states. Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and even New York can be counted as having relatively […]
In the last month, over 3000 open cannabis cases against New York residents have been dropped by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. This change in Manhattan policy comes in response to public outcry against continued arrests for misdemeanor marijuana use and possession in New York cities, despite cannabis being legal for recreational use in nine states, […]
Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed the California Cannabis Equity Act (SB 1294) into law on Wednesday, authorizing the expenditure of $10 million in state funds to support so-called cannabis social equity programs. The programs assist members of communities most severely impacted by the War on Drugs that wish to enter California’s newly legal cannabis industry. The grants will […]
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has taken some cannabidiol off the most restrictive class of controlled substances, a move that allows the sale of the first nonsynthetic, cannabis-derived medicine to win federal approval. The agency announced Thursday that drugs including “finished dosage formulations” of CBD with THC below 0.1% will be considered Schedule 5 drugs, as long […]
The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 could prove to be a game-changer…if Congress votes in favor of it. A bill that would require the federal government to approve more facilities for the cultivation of cannabis for medical research is up for a vote in Congress this week. The bill, the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 […]
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey prosecutors cannot categorically decriminalize cannabis, though they can use discretion when pursuing such cases, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in newly published guidance. The nearly nine-page guidance for municipal prosecutors comes as the Democratic-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy consider legislation to legalize recreational […]