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Marijuana Will Be Fast Tracked For 50-State Legalization In 2015

You've undoubtedly heard about what's going on with marijuana in the U.S.

Pot, which was once considered a taboo, is quickly gaining mainstream acceptance. Today, even the President of the United States has openly admitted to having smoked marijuana in his youth. When the news broke, no one even seemed to blink.

We're already seeing how Americans' changing attitude towards the drug has affected our legal system. For example, voters in both Washington state and Colorado have legalized marijuana for recreational use, while some 20 other states have given it the nod for medicinal purposes.


The Coalition Is Completely Confused About Its Stance On Drugs

Drug prevention charities have responded with exasperation after the Tories immediately slapped down calls from the drugs minister for the legalisation of cannabis in the UK for medicinal use and dismissed concerns that current drugs laws are overly restrictive.

Less than a week after Nick Clegg said "we are never going to win the war on drugs", senior Lib Dem MP Norman Baker called on the government to review the medicinal properties of cannabis, saying it can help those in need.


Cancer patients should be allowed to use cannabis for pain relief

  • Lib Dem minister has written to Health Secretary calling for review of drug
  • Says he has seen 'more and more evidence' of its medicinal properties
  • These include the side effects of cancer and Aids treatment
  • But the Home Office and Department of Health have rejected his call 

By Jack Doyle for the Daily Mail

Published: 04:58 EST, 14 August 2014 | Updated: 18:08 EST, 14 August 2014


Drugs minister calls for legalising cannabis for medicinal use

Liberalised drug laws should be introduced to legalise the widespread use of cannabis to relieve symptoms of certain medical conditions, including the side effects of chemotherapy, the drugs minister Norman Baker will say.

Amid concerns that "credible people" are having to break the law to secure the only substance that can help to relieve their condition, Baker is writing to the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to call for a review of the medicinal properties of cannabis.


As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?

The Islamic Republic has so many problems with heroin and meth, it may be ignoring the rise of weed – a fact that’s making many young Iranians very happy.


The multiple benefits of industrial hemp in the UK

For many different reasons,as of late, industrial hemp has been quite thepopular topic everywhere in the world. Not only has the crop been under the spotlight for its versatile nature, but its psychoactive cousin, cannabis, has also been the object of many discussions for medicinal as well as recreational purposes. And while hemp still cannot be grown legally in many places in the world, it remains possible to do so in the United Kingdom, provided one obtains the necessary license.


Hindu & Judaic Influences on the Rastafari Movement

Hinduism, Judaism, and the Rastafari movement of Jamaica may seem on the surface to have nothing in common with each other. But if we take a closer look there are things that the three spiritual traditions have in common. These commonalities grew out the colonial experience of Jamaicans.


How close are we to legalising cannabis?

How close are we to reform, and what would be the effects?


Uruguay calls out to cannabis growers to join govt's pot project

Published time: August 02, 2014 11:53
Edited time: August 02, 2014 19:27

AFP Photo / Miguel Rojo

Uruguay’s authorities have called on private pot growers to send in applications if they want to farm the plant in a government-run field as the country is taking a step closer to selling recreational drug.

The tender was issued from the Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis (IRCCA), a newly formed governmental body which oversees the marketplace for marijuana. Open until August 18, it seeks up to five cannabis farmers who will get a license allowing them to grow the plant at a government-run field.


North-east's first major pro cannabis rally to take place in Redcar this weekend

A pro cannabis rally is taking place in Redcar on Saturday.

Supporters are to campaign for a change in the law, as well as those wanting to find out more about their efforts.

As part of their campaign organisers Teesside Cannabis Club - which has joined with Tyne & Wear Cannabis Club to host the event - seeks to see the drug legalised for medicinal use.

It is the first major cannabis-based event to be held in the North-east and will take place from 12pm - with further details available on the Facebook event page.

It will feature a number of speakers and the opportunity to meet other campaigners.


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