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Health minister says a change to Harper’s anti-Insite law likely needed to meet rising overdose deaths

Source : http://www.straight.com/news/826771/health-minister-says-change-harpers-anti-insite-law-likely-needed-meet-rising-overdose Since fentanyl arrived on Canadian streets and illicit-drug overdose deaths began to skyrocket, cities across Canada have attempted to open supervised-injection sites like the one called Insite, which has operated in the Downtown Eastside since 2003. No city—including Vancouver, which has sought to open additional sites—has yet ...

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Obama: Federal Prohibition Not ‘Tenable’ After State Marijuana Votes

Source : http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2016/11/obama-federal-prohibition-not-tenable-after-state-marijuana-votes/ President Obama says that federal laws banning marijuana will likely have to change if new states vote to legalize the drug on Tuesday. “The good news is is that after this referenda, to some degree it’s gonna call the question, because if in fact it passed in ...

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Californians vote to legalize recreational use of marijuana in the state

Source : http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-election-day-2016-proposition-64-marijuana-1478281845-htmlstory.html Voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 64, making California the most populous state in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The approval of the ballot measure creates the largest market for marijuana products in the U.S. It comes six years after California voters narrowly rejected a ...

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Recreational weed could be a $22.6B industry: study

Source : https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2016/10/27/recreational-weed-could-be-a-226b-industry-study.html Sales of legalized recreational marijuana would surpass combined sales of beer, wine, and spirits, it says. Legalized recreational marijuana promises to spark a $22.6-billion industry in Canada, eclipsing combined sales of beer, wine, and spirits, a new study suggests. The Deloitte report — titled Recreational Marijuana: Insights ...

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UK government finally concedes cannabis has a medicinal effect

Source : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cannabis-legality-uk-government-finally-admits-marijuana-has-a-medicinal-effect-a7355941.html The government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has found that Cannabidiol (CBD) has a “restoring, correcting or modifying” effect on “physiological functions” when administered to humans, in a potential milestone in the campaign to legalise cannabis and bring about evidence-based laws regarding drugs. The review ...

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Could marijuana sales save Canada Post in digital age?

Source : https://www.thestar.com/business/2016/09/12/could-marijuana-sales-save-canada-post-in-digital-age.html Could legalizing pot save Canada Post? Canadians looking to use recreational marijuana could help boost the post office’s revenues and be part of the answer to its financial woes, a new report suggests. “Through its currently unparalleled national delivery network, Canada Post stands to capture a large ...

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