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Germany looking for home-grown legal marijuana growers

Germany has accepted bids for supply contracts from 79 prospective cannabis growers as the country seeks to develop its own medicinal marijuana industry and reduce reliance on imports from Canada and the Netherlands.

Medical pot can now be used to treat opioid addiction in N.J.

On Wednesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a broad attack on opioid addiction by adding it to the list of illnesses that qualify residents for medical marijuana.

Aphria craters after short-seller calls it a 'black hole'

Aphria shares tumbled 29 percent in pre-market trading in New York on Monday after Gabriel Grego, founder of Quintessential Capital Management (QCM), accused the company of being a shell game with a cannabis business on the side.

Q&A: New app assists with medical marijuana use Special

GoFire, a digital healthcare company and technology provider, has launched a health suite that uses machine learning to provide greater clarity and choice to users consuming plant-based medicine like marijuana.

Op-Ed: Study shows most Americans view medical marijuana favorably

A new study by the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that a large percentage of Americans have a favorable attitude to medical marijuana even though the study claims that the beliefs are not supported yet by scientific research.

Q&A: What are the therapeutic aspects of cannabis? Special

Boulder - To address ill-health conditions, some healthcare professionals are looking at an integrative approach with medical cannabis together with nutrition, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation. Laura Lagano of the Holistic Cannabis Academy explains more.

Over-production of marijuana in Oregon hurting growers

There has never been a better time to buy weed in Oregon than right now, it is the worst of times to be a grower or dispensary owner. In 2017, Oregon pot growers produced three times what was consumed.

Aurora Cannabis signs deal to supply Shoppers Drug Mart

Edmonton - Aurora Cannabis Inc announced on Tuesday the Company has entered into an agreement to become a medical cannabis supplier to Shoppers Drug Mart,

Legalized marijuana and the workforce — Two sides to the story

Some businesses in Canada are already growing concerned over the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. The added cost of drug testing is the chief concern.

Aurora Cannabis to buy CanniMed Therapeutics for C$1.1 billion

Toronto - Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. agreed to acquire CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. in a sweetened C$1.1 billion ($852 million) cash-and-stock deal, creating the world’s largest marijuana producer by market value.

Federal marijuana laws — Who to believe, Trump or Spicer?

While the news may or may not be fake, Sean Spicer, the Trump administration's mouthpiece did tell reporters on Thursday the White House expects federal marijuana laws, even in states where it is legal, to be enforced.

Medical marijuana producers worry about potential postal strike

Canada's medical marijuana producers have a pot of problems on their hands. A looming labour dispute has them scrambling to find ways to get their marijuana medicine to customers should the need arise.

Op-Ed: Toronto police raid on marijuana 'dispensaries' right thing to do

The arrogant and self-serving pot activists that hijacked that Toronto police press conference Thursday gave us an ugly view of the marijuana movement. To be sure there are reasonable pot-smokers who are in the right but we did not see them on this day.

Canada's AG says amount of medical marijuana given Vets dangerous

Canada's auditor general's annual Spring Report was tabled in the House of Commons today and Auditor General Michael Ferguson spoke with media about the content. One of the criticisms in his report concerns the amount of pot veterans are being permitted.

Canadian medical marijuana patients can grow their own pot

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that patients who use medical marijuana can grow their own cannabis at home. The decision strikes down Ottawa's ban on the practice.

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.

Australia introduces bill to legalize medical marijuana

Canberra - A bill was introduced in the Australian parliament on Wednesday that will allow the legal cultivation of marijuana for medical or scientific purposes.

Future growth in the medical marijuana sector

The company Cannabis Science, Inc. is one example of a company seeking increased growth in the medical marijuana sector during 2016, tapping into the burgeoning North American medical marijuana market.

N.Y. company to offer world's first certified kosher medical pot

New York - A New York company announced on Wednesday it will be the first “medical cannabis company in the world” to have the Orthodox Union's symbol on its oils, and other products, certifying they are made in accordance with Jewish dietary laws.

Canadian Pediatrics says medical marijuana not safe for children

The Canadian Paediatric Society issued a policy statement Monday warning against treating children with medical marijuana. It said "anecdotal" cases suggest it may help in rare instances but scientific data showing it to be safe or effective is lacking.

Colombia legalizes medical marijuana under presidential decree

In an information sheet released on Friday, Colombia announced it was planning to legalize medical marijuana. The announcement is seen as a further shift in the country's drug policies after aerial spraying of illicit crops was suspended.

Triple homicide in California - Update

Rail Road Flat - A marijuana growing operation turned deadly in California with news of a triple homicide, and residents in the area are alarmed.

Major court victory for California medical marijuana dispensary

San Francisco - In a precedent-setting case, a federal judge has ruled that the Justice Department is violating federal law by using federal funds to target medical marijuana dispensaries which abide by state law.

Do we need a new safety standard for medical marijuana?

Washington - With the use of medical marijuana becoming accepted and following legislation enacted by a number of U.S. states, health professionals are considering whether cannabis requires a microbiological safety standard.

Ohio's Issue 3 pot question shaping up to be a close vote

A proposed amendment to the state constitution that would make Ohio the first state east of the Mississippi River to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes appears poised for a Nov. 3 photo finish.

Medical marijuana credited with recovery of shot canine

A canine shot several times and left for dead in rural Kansas is reportedly now on the mend thanks to daily doses of CBD Oil, extracted from the marijuana plant.

Can an employer refuse a medical marijuana patient a job?

A job seeker who was denied employment because he is a medical marijuana card holder is set to take his case to a U.S. court. The company that denied the man a post, Darlington Fabrics, is set to vigorously defend itself.

Medical marijuana users are faced with high insurance rates

Many medical marijuana users in Canada are paying high prices due to their prescriptions. The reason is because their life insurance policies consider them smokers, regardless of how they take it.

Israeli researchers: Marijuana can heal broken bones

According to a study conducted by researchers at two of Israel's leading universities, marijuana can help broken bones heal faster, giving a whole new meaning to "joint relief."

Colorado Supreme Court: Businesses can fire for medical marijuana

The Colorado Supreme Court delivered a victory for business owners and anti-drug advocates in its Coats vs. Dish Network.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau predicts other countries will follow Canada's lead in legalizing cannabis
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Today I announced new initiatives to fight the opioid epidemic, including removing the requirement for prior authorization for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and adding opioid addiction as an eligible condition to our medical marijuana program.
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Despite the initial approval of a permit, residents and merchants along Taraval Street in San Francisco's Parkside District got city officials to rescind the approval. Supporters of the proposed medical marijuana facility say they will appeal.
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A female marijuana plant nearing maturation
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An ounce of Green Crack bought from a dispensary in California.
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Sarah Bennett and Donald Morse are the managers of Human Collective, a distribution clinic for medical marijuana, legal under state law in Oregon
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