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Virginia lawmakers introduce bills to legalize cannabis use

Richmond - Marijuana would be legalized in Virginia under legislation that was introduced on January 8. The two new bills are among more than 10 cannabis-related proposals that lawmakers in the Commonwealth will be considering this year.

Pot packaging company sees significant growth with legalization

Marijuana suppliers, including KushCo Holdings, have seen their sales significantly increase now that three more U.S. states legalized marijuana in some form in November, and Canada's recreational cannabis market opened nationwide in October.

Only licensed cannabis seed or seedlings can be grown in Canada

Calgary - A number of garden centers in Alberta have already expressed their displeasure at not being allowed to sell cannabis seeds or plants to customers when marijuana becomes legal in October. So, what's going on?

Canadian Senate passes cannabis legalization bill in final vote

Ottawa - The Senate has voted to accept the latest version of the government’s long-debated legal marijuana legislation, paving the way for the bill to pass into Canadian law.

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.

Humble Uruguayan president Mujica set to retire

Montevideo - The outgoing president of Uruguay Jose "Pepe" Mujica is known for his humble lifestyle and donating most of his presidential salary to charity.

Op-Ed: The real issues for U.S. Federal legalization of marijuana

New York - Since The New York Times published an op-ed calling for the Federal legalization of marijuana the stakes have risen. The extraordinary maze of legal issues involved in this process is the real problem.

Legal marijuana in Uruguay: Pot users can buy 10 grams each week

Uruguay has legalized pot but President Jose Mujica has yet to lay down parameters as to how much one can get. But multiple media sources say the president has made up his mind and each marijuana smoker will be able to buy 10 grams of the drug weekly.

Quinnipiac Univ. poll finds Ohio supports legal marijuana usage

An independent Quinnipiac University poll conducted in Ohio has found citizens of that state support legal medical marijuana in large numbers and they narrowly support personal pot use. The poll results were announced Monday, Feb. 24.

Canada's Liberal Party votes to support legalizing marijuana

The Canadian Liberal Party, at a biannual Party convention, voted on Jan 15 to support the legalization of marijuana. The party, severely trounced in the last election in May of 2011, was seeking to get attention across the country and may have done so.

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PRIDE parade participants show their support for the legalization of marijuana
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