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Elias Theodorou, Cannabis advocate and UFC fighter sadly passes away.

Original article can be found here: https://globalnews.ca/news/9124079/elias-theodorou-death-ufc-canada-cannabis/ Elias Theodorou, a charismatic mixed martial artist who campaigned successfully for the right to use medical marijuana as an athlete, has died. He was 34. His publicist, Jess Moran, confirmed the former UFC fighter died Sunday in Toronto of liver cancer. Theodorou, from Mississauga, Ontario, was an athlete, […]

Biden is not planning any cannabis moves

Original article can be found here: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/biden-doesnt-plan-any-marijuana-moves-ahead-of-midterms-white-house-suggests/ The White House suggested on Friday that President Joe Biden will not be making any marijuana policy moves ahead of the midterm elections, with the press secretary saying that “I don’t have anything else to share in the upcoming weeks” when she was asked about other Democrats’ push […]

No, you can’t buy cannabis with food stamps in the USA

Original article can be found here: https://vancouversun.com/cannabis-news/can-people-in-the-u-s-buy-weed-products-with-food-stamps Those in the U.S. receiving benefits through the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, may be wondering if they can use SNAP to buy cannabis and related products. The short answer is no. It seems a spoof article way back in 2014 got the […]

Cannabis takes a bite out of big Pharma

Original article can be found here: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/cannabis-news-week-cannabis-takes-a-bite-out-of-pharmaceutical-industry t’s not just the pro-prohibition types that are angry about the wave of states that have legalized recreational and medical cannabis in recent years.  The legal marijuana industry is taking a bite out of big pharma, according to a new research article. After studying how cannabis legalization between […]

New bill to legalise cannabis in Arkansas

Original article can be found here: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/arkansas-marijuana-campaign-says-a-vote-for-legalization-at-the-ballot-is-a-vote-to-support-our-police-in-new-ad/ A vote to legalize marijuana in Arkansas is a “vote to support our police,” according to a new ad from a campaign seeking to promote its cannabis initiative that will appear on the November ballot. The measure from Responsible Growth Arkansas is still under review by the state […]

New independent study into the use of cannabis

Original article can be found here: https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cv25ex5e30lo A £2.5 million study into the effects of cannabis on the brain has been launched by a London university. The Cannabis & Me study will research environmental and biological factors behind the different effects people experience when using cannabis. King’s College London want 6,000 people to take part […]

Cannabis Council of Canada urges BC to act.

Original article can be found here: https://mjbizdaily.com/british-columbia-strike-undermines-struggling-cannabis-sector/ The Cannabis Council of Canada business group wants the province of British Columbia to come up with a contingency plan to safeguard the supply of legal marijuana in the province as an ongoing strike at the province’s monopoly wholesaler leaves some stores with nothing to sell. In mid-August, […]

These states could legalise soon

The original article can be found here: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/states-could-legalize-marijuana-soon-180627065.html Voters in several states will decide in November whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use. If all the initiatives pass, nearly half of all states will allow their residents to legally use marijuana for recreational consumption. Ballot initiatives that would set up legal markets for recreational […]

New vote for legalisation in North Dakota

Original article can be found here: https://www.thestar.com/news/world/us/2022/08/23/whats-different-about-2022-nd-marijuana-vote-money.html BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The main group working to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota has more than a half-million dollars to press its case, far more than the mostly shoe-leather effort they relied on four years ago. Meanwhile, a major oil industry group that helped fund opposition […]

South Africa on the verge of legalisation

Original article can be found here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-62524501 For generations, people in South Africa’s Eastern Cape have made their living growing cannabis. You might expect that as the country moves to legalise the crop, they would be first in line to benefit, but that is not necessarily the case. The drive from Umthatha to the Dikidikini […]

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