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    Cannabis Legalization Is Extremely Popular In France

    When it comes to cannabis consumption on the European continent, France stands above the rest of the countries in the region. According to the United Nations, France has the highest rate of cannabis consumption among the list of European countries, over double the European average. With that in mind, it’s unfortunate that France is not leading the charge when it…

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    New York’s New Cannabis Laws Look a Lot Like Colorado’s

    Hundreds of retail shops will be spread across New York under plan. The marijuana industry in New York will be similar to Colorado’s, where nine years after it was legalized there are nearly 1,000 retail stores and small medical marijuana dispensaries spread across that state. For many people who suffer from conditions such as insomnia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or…

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    Cannabis Regulatory Update: Hawaii, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina

    Hawaii House Approves Proposal For Cannabis Exemption From DEA Hawaii lawmakers approved Wednesday a proposal that seeks an exemption from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, asking that the state is allowed to manage its medical cannabis program without federal involvement, reported Marijuana Moment. Independently, the state Senate voted for two resolutions that ask state officials to research the therapeutic advantages…

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    After a Bright Start, Zimbabwe’s Legal Cannabis Market Hits the Skids

    CANNABIS CULTURE – Zimbabwe’s cannabis legalization initiative once held great promise, but now government overreach and excess taxation have ground progress down to a halt — and sent many  back to the black market. Zimbabwe has just found out how marijuana extreme taxes are counter-productive.  In December 2020, Zimbabwe´s government announced what it calls the Cannabis Levy, chargeable on the…

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    Cuomo Signs N.Y. Pot Bill, With Sales Due as Soon as 2022

    New York is set to become the nation’s second-largest legal marijuana market after Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation allowing the licensing of dispensaries. Cannabis storefronts will be allowed to open as soon as next year under the measure (S.854A/A.1248A), which the Legislature cleared on Tuesday. New York is the 16th state to decide to let adults use cannabis,…

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    Medical Cannabis Use Rising Among Seniors: Study

    While cannabis use has been on the rise following the legalization of marijuana in Canada, a new study has found the increase in cannabis use is more pronounced among Canadian seniors. The study examined surveys conducted by a a commercial medical cannabis provider from 2014 to 2020, and found a gradual increase in the proportion of older medical cannabis users…

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    Travellers Who Don’t Declare Cannabis At The Border Will Soon Face Fines

    Scofflaws could be hit with penalties ranging from $200 to $2,000. Starting Monday, travellers who lie about carrying marijuana over the Canadian border could face fines. Recreational cannabis has been legal in Canada since the fall of 2018, but it’s illegal to bring it across the border without a permit or exemption. – Read the entire article at CBC News.…

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    New York Officials Reach Agreement To Legalize Marijuana

    The reform measures will be included in the laws to be proposed as part of the state budget on April 1. New York State officials have reached a deal to legalize marijuana, legislative sources told The New York Post on Wednesday — just hours after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it “essential” to the state’s social and economic well-being. The reform…

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    Thai Families Can Grow Six Pots of Cannabis Each as Rules Eased

    Thai households can now grow six pots of cannabis each to supplement their income, the nation’s health minister said, as the first country in the region to legalize medical marijuana further eased rules to promote the crop’s commercial use. Families may form communities to grow marijuana and supply the crop to public hospitals and state facilities, or use them to…

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    15 Best Places To Live If You Love Cannabis

    Cannabis has been utilized by humankind for several centuries, but although many cultures and communities throughout time have reaped a host of benefits from the plant, it remains illegal in much of the world. However, the list of places around the world where you can safely and thoroughly enjoy weed increases each year. When fantasizing about your next vacation or…

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