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Marijuana Users Less Likely to Be Obese

Marijuana Users Less Likely to Be Obese

People may joke about pot-smokers getting the munchies, but a new study shows that marijuana users are less likely to be obese than those who abstain from using marijuana....
Majority of Canadians Want to Legalize Marijuana

Majority of Canadians Want to Legalize Marijuana

The majority of Canadian voters– 53 percent– approve of legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll. One third of voters disapprove...
250 Italian Lawmakers Support Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal

250 Italian Lawmakers Support Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal

Over 250 Italian lawmakers have given their support to a proposal that would decriminalize the production, sale, and consumption of marijuana throughout the country. Should this proposal become law,...
Medical Marijuana to Be Sold at Pharmacies in Israel

Medical Marijuana to Be Sold at Pharmacies in Israel

On Monday, Israel’s Deputy Health Minister, Ya’akov Litzman, announced that medical marijuana will now be distributed at pharmacies, which will allow more physicians to prescribe it to patients. “Today...
Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana

On Tuesday, Jamaican lawmakers passed an act to decriminalize low-leel marijuana possession.  Additionally, they approved the creation of a licensing agency to regulate a medical marijuana industry on the...
Nepalese Marijuana Fields Destroyed

Nepalese Marijuana Fields Destroyed

Marijuana farms in Nepal have been destroyed under direction of police. The marijuana was being grown at Thanagaun, Lekhagaun, Rupatar, Bahara, Limpatar, Tawashree and Panchami VDCs of the Udayapur district....
Vancouver’s Marijuana Museum Collection to Move to Detroit

Vancouver’s Marijuana Museum Collection to Move to Detroit

Vancouver, Canada’s Herb Museum is closing its doors after 10 years of service.  The museum’s collection of marijuana related memorabilia has been sold to a group in Detroit who...
UN Official Blasts New Marijuana Legalization in US

UN Official Blasts New Marijuana Legalization in US

Yury Fedotov, director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, is criticizing new recreational marijuana legalization in the United States in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC. Fedotov...
Chile Plants Country’s First Medical Marijuana

Chile Plants Country’s First Medical Marijuana

On Wednesday, a Chilean municipality planted the country’s first medical marijuana as part of a pilot program geared toward helping cancer patients. The country received 850 seeds from the...
Marijuana Could Be At Risk in Uruguay with Presidential Election

Marijuana Could Be At Risk in Uruguay with Presidential Election

Uruguayans begin to vote for a new president Sunday.  Depending on the outcome, it could become the first country to repeal full marijuana legalization, after becoming the first country...