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Greece legalises medicinal cannabis

Greece’s government has announced that cannabis is effectively legal for medicinal use. The Ministers of Heath and Justice joint ministerial decision was published in the Official Gazette on Friday, which allows the import of pharmaceutical products containing medical cannabis.

Dying Kiwis become criminals as they turn to medicinal cannabis

An increasing number of Kiwis are turning to medicinal cannabis at the ends of their lives as they suffer from the effects of terminal illnesses such as cancer. They are the everyday successors to Helen Kelly - people prepared to break the law to avoid dying a slow and painful death.

Why the cannabis industry is highly moral

Last Thursday, a new bill was introduced that would effectively end the federal prohibition on medical cannabis. While I was certainly happy to see this bipartisan effort created, I was also reminded of how frustrating it is that such a bill needs to be introduced in the first place.

N.Y. Health Department improves medical marijuana program amid growing demand

The state Department of Health is boosting New York's medical marijuana program to meet growing demand. Effective immediately, doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can register online and certify patients the same day.

Polish lawmakers legalise medicinal marijuana

Poland's lower house of parliament, which is controlled by the conservatives, on Thursday voted to make medicinal marijuana legal under certain circumstances.

Bill to legalise cannabis for medical use being stalled, claims TD

An opposition Bill which would legalise cannabis for medical use is being “run into the ground” by Government, the TD behind it has warned.

Mexico casually one-ups U.S. by legalizing medicinal marijuana

This week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed the world that his country is taking its relationship with cannabis to the next level. 

Legalizing cannabis could help reduce opioid use, experts say

OTTAWA - Leading medical experts say legalizing cannabis may offer new hope to one day reduce the use of opioids — powerful drugs frequently prescribed for the treatment of pain.

Science Calls Out Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana and the "Historic Drug Epidemic"

Rolling back protections from federal interference in state legalization laws could worsen the opioid overdose crisis

Hurdles expected for Utah's medical marijuana research law

Utah lawmakers balked again this year at joining more than half of all U.S. states and passing a broad medical marijuana law. Instead, they gave state colleges and other institutions a green light to study the medical impacts of the drug with the hope of having comprehensive data by next year.