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Study Shows Marijuana Use by Pregnant Women Could Harm Baby’s Brain

Study Shows Marijuana Use by Pregnant Women Could Harm Baby’s Brain

A new study conducted by a team of researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden showed that smoking marijuana during pregnancy could harm the fetus. Researchers studied the effect...
International Watchdog Group Challenges Uruguay’s New Marijuana Law

International Watchdog Group Challenges Uruguay’s New Marijuana Law

The International Narcotics Control Board is challenging Uruguay’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana, claiming it conflicts with the 1961 Single Convention of Narcotic Drugs, of which Uruguay is a...
Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana

Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana

Uruguay is set to become the first nation to fully legalize recreational marijuana after the marijuana legalization measure was passed by the Senate on Tuesday.  Now, the bill just...
Medical Marijuana Using Canadian Mountie Under Fire

Medical Marijuana Using Canadian Mountie Under Fire

A Canadian Mounted Police Officer who is also a medical marijuana patient is under fire from anti-marijuana activists who believe he should not be able to keep his job....
UK Police Find $1 Million of Marijuana in Nuclear Bunker

UK Police Find $1 Million of Marijuana in Nuclear Bunker

On Wednesday morning, UK police made a huge raid at a large, well-equipped marijuana growing operation in the Drakelow Tunnels, which were used as a nuclear bunker for government...
Liberia Destroys Over 650 Pounds of Marijuana by Burning It

Liberia Destroys Over 650 Pounds of Marijuana by Burning It

Liberia’s Drug Enforcement Agency burned over 650 pounds of marijuana that was seized as part of a nationwide crackdown on drug traffickers.  According to officials, the marijuana was smuggled...
Ireland to Consider Marijuana Legalization

Ireland to Consider Marijuana Legalization

Deputy Luke Flanagan is planning to introduce legislation to the Irish Parliament next month that would legalize, regulate, and tax both recreational and medical marijuana.  While Flanagan has yet...
Marijuana Decriminalized in Switzerland

Marijuana Decriminalized in Switzerland

Low level marijuana possession is decriminalized in Switzerland, as of October 1st.  Now, any over age 18 caught with 10 grams or less of marijuana will only be punished...
Canada Begins Medical Marijuana Overhaul

Canada Begins Medical Marijuana Overhaul

On Tuesday, Canada kicked off its medical marijuana initiative, which the government hopes will bring in $1.3 billion annually.  The new system, Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, will “provide...
Morocco Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana Cultivation

Morocco Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana Cultivation

Lawmakers in Morocco’s Parliament are considering draft legislation that would legalize the cultivation of marijuana.  Currently, it is illegal to grow and sell marijuana in the North African country,...