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Canada to legalize recreational marijuana by mid-2018: report

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party will introduce legislation in the coming weeks that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada by mid-2018, reports said Monday.

Trudeau government will legalize marijuana by July 2018

Canada's Liberal government has announced that next month they will be introducing legislation that will legalize marijuana by Canada Day, July 1, 2018.

Cracking down on the marijuana industry will hurt economy

When it comes to the Trump administration's marijuana policy, some governors of states where its sale is legal are justifiably concerned over the federal government's interference with the threat of a crackdown on people who sell the product.

Are legal marijuana sales adversely affecting the environment?

The progressive legislation across the U.S. in allowing the legal cultivation of marijuana is helping many people with defined medical conditions. However, the expansion of growing cannabis plants is having an environmental impact.

CDC — Drug overdose deaths have more than doubled since 1999

Atlanta - New figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have more than doubled since 1999, with a sharp spike in heroin overdose deaths.

U.S. report reviews health impact of marijuana use

A United States report on marijuana, by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, concludes marijuana use can ease chronic pain and help some sleep but it also could raise the risk of becoming schizophrenic.

As marijuana use increases, societal perceptions are altering

Seattle - A new report, seeking to understand if perceptions about marijuana use are changing with the greater liberalization in the U.S., has found the most significant affect to be among eighth- and tenth-graders.

New Keurig-compatible pods give whole new meaning to coffee pot

Many of us can't properly start our day without that first cup of coffee. But for those who also need a little kick with their morning cup of Joe, BrewBudz has got you covered with their new Keurig-compatible coffee pods with added cannabis flower.

Compound for chronic pain treatment without side effects

The brain’s cannabis receptors can be used to help manage chronic pain, in a way that does not trigger the side effects linked with opioid-based pain relievers or medical marijuana.

Denver first US city to allow social cannabis use

Denver - Denver has become the first city in the United States to legalize the social use of cannabis in businesses, including bars, yoga studios and art galleries.

Albania destroys marijuana fields to clean up its image

- Small mountainous Albania was for decades Europe's most isolated country, but now 26 years after toppling communism it has emerged with the unwanted distinction of being the continent's top marijuana producer.

Magnetic nanotech leads to marijuana roadside test

Researchers have successfully used magnetic nanotechnology to develop a rapid test for marijuana in a person. The application will be used as a road side test for police officers.

U.S. court rules in favour of man fired for smoking pot at work

Smoking marijuana at work just got a seal of...near approval from a U.S. court. A state court in Connecticut has just given a man back his job after he'd been fired for imbibing pot while at work but his punishment remains harsh.

Candies laced with marijuana sicken 19 kids at birthday party

San Francisco - The San Francisco Police Department has put a special unit on an investigation into how 19 people, the youngest a six-year-old, became sick on Saturday night, after attending a quinceañera celebration in the city's Mission District.

Study: San Francisco has highest rate of pot smoking in U.S.

Washington - San Francisco, the gleaming city by the bay and financial center of the West, now has another title to add to its allure: marijuana capital.

Son calls police because dad destroys his cannabis plants

Darwin - A man contacted the police in Australia because his father had destroyed the son's small set of cannabis plants. The son was complaining about the destruction of his illicit cultivars.

New study finds weed and alcohol reduce teens’ mental faculties

New research performed on 6,509 middle and high students from Southern California found that alcohol and marijuana use can be detrimental to the youths’ mental health and academic outcomes.

Turning tobacco plants into cannabinoid bio-factories

With the medical marijuana market heating up, the company 22nd Century has announced a new initiative to produce medically important cannabinoids in plants other than cannabis, like tobacco plants.

'Grown in Washington': The marijuana farms near U.S. power hub

Washington - Security cameras and barbed wire suggested this was the right place -- the old warehouse on a dead-end street not far from the White House that hosts one of the handful of legal marijuana farms in the US capital.

Breathalyzer invented to detect marijuana use

Toronto - It had to happen at some stage. The world’s first breathalyzer that can detect if someone is under the influence of marijuana has been invented. The device is likely to be adopted by many law enforcement agencies.

Malaysian caught with half a ton of cannabis in Thailand

Bangkok - Police authorities in Thailand announced Tuesday the arrest of a Malaysian who attempted to smuggle half a ton of cannabis into his country.

Medical pot activists fear new Epilepsy drug will undercut them

The manufacturer of a new drug made from marijuana, and used to treat a rare form of epilepsy, is going to seek approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But medical marijuana activists are fearful FDA approval will hurt them politically.

Marijuana legalisation debate fires up in France

Paris - French politicians across the board on Tuesday slammed a Socialist minister's call to legalise marijuana, re-igniting the debate in a country where cannabis use is common.

Op-Ed: Why we must wake up to the health benefits of plants

Recently there seems to have been a shift in the acceptance of just how much plants can benefit our health. From marijuana to houseplants, here's why we need to wake up to the health benefits of plants before it's too late.

Israel sees heady future for medical marijuana

Telavi - With its moat, wall, barbed wire, armed guards and security cameras, the facility could be mistaken for a military base if it weren't for the pungent odour of marijuana in the air.

U.S. legalized pot industry poised for major expansion

Washington - Legal marijuana is becoming more and more entrenched in the United States each year, and 2016 looks to be no exception. In fact, some observers say it could be a "tipping point" for an ever-growing industry already worth billions of dollars.

Medical marijuana is officially legal in Australia

Earlier this week, the Australian government passed new national laws that now allow medical cannabis to be used by people with painful and chronic illnesses.

Op-Ed: Grass as green as the bucks as marijuana sales soar

New York - J Edgar Hoover was the main tool in banning it. Puritans preached against it. Moral crusaders crusaded against it. So what? The famous weed turned over $5.4 billion in legal sales last year, and nobody minds a bit.

Study: Middle age marijuana users risk cognitive impairment

It turns out cumulative lifetime use of marijuana as well as current use of weed does a number on one’s cognitive performance in middle-age years. What a bummer.

Poland's rapper MP unveils bill on medical marijuana

Varsovia - A Polish rapper-turned-politician on Monday presented a draft bill on legalising medical marijuana in an EU nation where two-thirds of people back the idea.
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Spain s Civil Guard uncovered four huge greenhouses of marijuana in the Murcia region.
Spain's Civil Guard uncovered four huge greenhouses of marijuana in the Murcia region.
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The bronchi of this resected lobe are markedly distended with mucous. This is a manifestation of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.
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Ornamental glass paraphernalia is presented along Portland, Oregon waterfront.
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A Weed World Candies van in Chicago. While the candy sold from the vans contains no THC the advertising on the vans depicts actual cannabis plants next to lollipops, suggesting flavor
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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Panorama of 420 cannabis event at Norlin Quadrangle, on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. Facing north towards Old Main building.
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Cannabix Technologies new breathalyzer. The Cannabix device would be used to help establish recent u...
Cannabix Technologies new breathalyzer. The Cannabix device would be used to help establish recent use/impairment at roadside.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing cannabis.
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Lisette Lee who claims to be a Samsung Heiress was arrested when a jet she allegedly chartered landed in Columbus Ohio with 500lbs of pot on board.
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Almost 30 percent of those questioned in this Ontario student drug use survey admitted to having use...
Almost 30 percent of those questioned in this Ontario student drug use survey admitted to having used marijuana at some point.
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Several buds of marijuana
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File photo: Cannabis setup inside a residential premises that was discovered by UK police officers.
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Take a look at the Craigslist advertisement courtesy of the Gilbert Police Department:
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A female marijuana plant nearing maturation
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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo December 10, 2013
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana

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