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Medical Tag

Medical tag is for articles on our blog that relate to the medicinal side of cannabis. These will mostly be for articles related to CBD and maybe Rick Simpson oil.

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nebraska medical cannabis effort fails

Original article can be found here: https://www.thestar.com/news/world/us/2022/08/22/nebraska-medical-marijuana-effort-falls-short-on-signatures.html LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Proposals to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska will not appear on the November general election ballot after the efforts failed to collect enough signatures, the state’s top elections official said Monday. Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen said in a news release that the […]

Cannabis tourists not welcome in Thailand

Original article can be found here: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/marijuana-tourists-thailand/index.html Thailand’s health minister on Wednesday discouraged tourists from visiting the country only to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that have largely decriminalized the drug. “We don’t welcome those kinds of tourists,” Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters when asked about recreational marijuana use among foreign […]

Arkansas Cannabis companies hit with RICO lawsuits

Four Arkansas medical marijuana companies face litigation under federal racketeering laws after a group of medicinal cannabis patients filed a lawsuit against the businesses last month. The legal action, filed in U.S. district court in Little Rock on July 12, alleges that Arkansas’ medical marijuana cultivators colluded with testing labs to artificially inflate THC potency […]

Australia family treated as criminals trying to save their son.

Original Article can be found here: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/how-nurse-mum-and-police-officer-dad-became-sudden-criminals-in-desperate-bid-to-save-dying-son-c-7635561 Lucy Haslam remembers her son’s first “drags” of a marijuana joint. Dan puffed on the drug, sourced illegally from a friend, as his conflicted parents, Lucy and Lou, looked on. With a chemotherapy port protruding from his shirt, the young man hadn’t wanted to eat for days – […]

There is no reason not to legalise at a federal level

Original article appeared here: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/opinion/todaysdebate/2022/07/31/legalize-marijuana-federal-prohibition-more-harm-than-good/10100661002/ A decade ago, Americans were nearly evenly split on whether to legalize marijuana. While half the country favored revising U.S. drug laws to make room for legal pot, the other half said to keep cannabis prohibition in place. Public opinion has since shifted dramatically. Now more than two-thirds of the country […]

States look to regulate Delta 8

Original article can be found here: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/07/30/1114246987/states-regulate-delta-8 Michelle Peace will sometimes dip into a convenience store and emerge with a handful of hemp products like delta-8. They come in gummies, tinctures, vape cartridges and joints and they’re designed to get you high. Despite knowing glances from cashiers, Peace isn’t headed to a party. She’s the […]

Canada to allow mainstream CBD sales?

Original article can be found here: https://mjbizdaily.com/when-will-canada-allow-cbd-to-be-sold-in-mainstream-retail-stores/ A watershed CBD recommendation expected this summer from Canadian health authorities could resolve one of the oddest differences between the cannabis industries in Canada and the U.S. – their starkly different approaches to hemp extracts. In the United States, hemp is legal and broadly available, while higher-THC cannabis […]

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