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Democratic Senators Will Push To Pass Pot Reform Bill This Year

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and two other Democratic senators said Monday that they will push to pass this year sweeping legislation that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, which has been legalized to some degree by many states. That reform also would provide so-called restorative justice for people who have been convicted of […]

Netherlands To Supply Medical Cannabis Until July Despite Brexit Ban

The mother of a nine-year-old boy with a severe and rare form of epilepsy who was told Brexit would end the supply of a life-changing cannabis medicine that saved her son’s life has been given a six-month reprieve. Hannah Deacon said she was hugely grateful after being given the lifeline by the Dutch government, which […]

Mother Fears Son Could Die As Brexit Stops Medical Cannabis Supply

Government gives two weeks notice that access to epilepsy treatment for nine-year-old Alfie Dingley will end. The mother of a nine-year-old boy with a rare and severe form of epilepsy has told how she fears her son could die after the government announced his supply of a life-changing cannabis medicine from the Netherlands would stop […]

One In Seven Canadian Cannabis Users Grow Their Own Pot

Department of Health research has found 15% of Canadian marijuana users grow pot plants at home. A 2018 bill that permits the growing of cannabis in homes may cause nothing but problems with landlords and condo boards, critics of the legalization say. “Use of cannabis is common in Canada,” the Canadian Cannabis Survey 2020 states. […]

Colombia Will Cover Cannabis Medical Products Within Their Health Insurance Systems

Legal cannabis is gaining momentum in Latin America for its wide range of applications within the medical sector. Colombia just became one of a growing group of countries in which the healthcare system covers cannabis products. Khiron Life Sciences Corp KHRNF -2.27%, a vertically integrated Colombian cannabis company with operations in Latin America, Europe, and […]

Cannabis Customers Have Been Complaining Ontario’s Pot Is ‘Too Dry’

More than two years after the legalization of cannabis in Canada, the majority of Ontarians consuming pot still buy it from the illegal market because they find it offers better quality, according to Ontario’s auditor general. Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report found that the underground market represent about 80 per cent of cannabis sales in Ontario […]

Saskatoon Man Calls For Federal Government To Widen Medicinal Cannabis Coverage

A Saskatoon man is calling for Health Canada to approve medicinal cannabis products for therapeutic use so he won’t go hungry. Aaron Unger said it’s a much better way to deal with his chronic pain than to use opioid-based medication, which he was previously prescribed and says he’s afraid to use again. “I believe that […]

Decision On Potential Privatization Of Cannabis Nb Coming Once Government Sworn In: Higgs

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says an update on the future of Cannabis NB will be coming soon. “An update on the Cannabis NB RFP process will be available after the new government is sworn in,” Higgs said in a statement on Tuesday. Higgs likely means a decision will come by the time his new […]

Mother Of Epileptic 15-Year-Old Urges Government To Provide Medical Cannabis On NHS

Charlotte Caldwell pleads with health secretary Matt Hancock to ‘intervene and stop this torturous ordeal’. The mother of a 15-year-old boy who can suffer from hundreds of seizures a day has called on the health secretary Matt Hancock to intervene and allow him a prescription for medical cannabis on the NHS. Charlotte Caldwell’s son Billy […]