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Imperial Brands: UK tobacco giant seeks medical marijuana expertise to help diversify

As smokers quit the habit, British tobacco giant Imperial Brands is seemingly looking towards another plant to bring in the billions: cannabis.

Lawsuit challenges Kentucky's medical marijuana ban

Kentucky's criminal ban against medical marijuana was challenged Wednesday in a lawsuit touting cannabis as a viable alternative to ease addiction woes from opioid painkillers. The plaintiffs have used medical marijuana to ease health problems, the suit said. The three plaintiffs include Dan Seum J

UK gets first publicly available dedicated cannabis research facility

Cannabinoid biotechnology company MediPen is launching its own dedicated 1,800ft sq marijuana research facility this summer, which will also provide a platform for anyone looking to utilise its facilities for the purposes of driving innovation around the use of medicinal cannabis.

Mothers in the drugs lab – women in Peru treating their sick children with cannabis

A dental technician and mother of four, Ana Alvarez lives in a flat in Lima that she has converted into a cannabis laboratory. It is, she says, for the love of her son that she has become one of Peru’s leading advocates for liberalising drug laws in the conservative country.

Green dreams: the growing case for medical marijuana

Should medical cannabis be legalised? It makes sense to the woman with MS who pays £500 a month on it, and the neurologist whose patients resort to street drugs

Older Women and Medical Marijuana: A New Growth Industry

Jeanine Moss never expected to get into the cannabis industry. But that was before her hip-replacement surgery. Ms. Moss, 62, of Marina Del Ray, Calif., had quit her job as a marketing consultant before she had her hip done in 2014. As she left the hospital, her doctors handed her a “shopping bag f

Rules on medicinal cannabis use too limited says expert

The current rules on the medicinal use of the drug are too limited says a cannabis expert. Professor Val Curran, professor of Psycho-pharmacology at UCL told 5 live: "cannabis has no recognised medical use so research is very difficult to do on the drug."

There is legal marijuana in the UK - so why is it hard to get hold of?

Seven years after the first cannabis-based pharmaceutical was made available in the UK - which helps Multiple Sclerosis suffers - it still costs more than £375 for around 270 doses

Trudeau Unveils Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Canada

OTTAWA — Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada.

Don't let Sessions turn back the clock on medical marijuana

Congress and Sessions threaten medical marijuana