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High percentage of medical marijuana at recent California conference tested positive for mold.

The marijuana industry in the United States is still in its infancy, and companies are learning how to ensure the industry is both profitable and safe

New think tank report details how far cannabis in America has come over the past few decades

From medical marijuana programs in over half the states to recreational legalization on both coasts, we’ve come a long way since daily dispensary raids and widespread prohibition.

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State certified vs. black market: medical marijuana patients paying for quality

There has been strong demand during the first two weeks of Hawaii's medical cannabis, but dispensaries are still competing with black market sellers.

US National Cancer Institute lists cannabis as potential cancer treatment

Most states that with legalized medical marijuana allow patients with cancer to purchase cannabis.

Teardrop of India: the future of Sri Lankan cannabis faces challenges

Despite the growing support for cannabis internationally, and—as previously discussed—the rich history of Ceylonese cannabis culture, there are major barriers standing in the way of a legal future for ganja in Sri Lanka.

Israel set to become major exporter of medical cannabis

Israel will soon become a major exporter of medical cannabis and be one of the only nations in the world to officially export the plant to countries that approved it for medicinal use, all the while marijuana remains an illegal, controlled substance in Israel.

The VA can't provide cannabis to veterans with PTSD, so this group gives it out for free

Because the VA can't legally recommend medical marijuana to veterans, a group of California veterans is helping others heal from PTSD by providing them with free cannabis.

Medical cannabis giants eye UK for next 'green rush' ahead of the industry's first conference

In October the UK will host what is believed to be its first medical cannabis conference, an international jamboree of weed-based therapies in London.

New York Will Allow Use of Medical Marijuana Lozenges and Lotions

New York will allow use of medical marijuana lozenges and lotions

It was just announced that New York will allow use of medical marijuana lozenges and lotions. What will it mean for the future?

Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis to Allow for Research

Few drugs scheduled as a Schedule I drug – that is, a drug without medical benefit and with a high potential for abuse and addiction – have been as controversial lately as marijuana.