Tag: Medical Marijuana

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UK Reviews Medical Marijuana Ban

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

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Feds Ready Decision on Reclassficiation of Marijuana

The federal government is expected formally to announce a decision in July about whether to remove marijuana from its Schedule I drug status, where it has been grouped together with heroin and LSD for more than 40 years.

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July 4-20: California Could Make Billions on Legal Marijuana

With 39 million people, and a booming 20-year-old medical marijuana trade, California politicians will soon have $1 billion a year in extra cash to spend — if the new recreational marijuana initiative passes on the November ballot.

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Whoopi Goldberg Launches Medical Marijuana Company to Relieve Menstrual Pain

Actress and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg has launched a medical marijuana company that will manufacture and distribute products geared specifically toward women. Dubbed “Whoopi and Maya,” the company will introduce a line of four marijuana-infused products — a balm,

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U.S. Firms Investing Tens of Millions in Israeli Marijuana

TEL AVIV – American companies are investing in Israeli medical marijuana R&D in an attempt to bring Israel’s extensive cannabis prowess back home, Reuters reported. The Jewish state has already established itself as a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, and

An Israeli agricultural engineer inspects marijuana plants at the BOL (Breath Of Life) Pharma greenhouse in the country's second-largest medical cannabis plantation, near Kfar Pines in northern Israel

Israel Sees Heady Future For Medical Marijuana

KFAR PINES (ISRAEL) (AFP) – 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. Here, on the outskirts of