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  1. Marijuana legalization measures in both Vermont and New Hampshire have hit a roadblock, reports the Associated Press. In Vermont, marijuana has been legal since July 1, 2018, when a lawmaker-approved measure took effect. However, the law established no legal means of actually purchasing marijuana (they are the only state to legalize marijuana without allowing marijuana …

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  2. (Serpent River First Nation, May 16, 2019) The second edition of “Growth and Prosperity: Indigenous Cannabis and Hemp Magazine” is now online at https://bimaadzwin.ca/growth-and-prosperity-spring-summer-2019/. Feature stories include the fact that Health Canada has given Wiisag, a First Nation company, approval to pursue the next step towards growing cannabis outdoors this summer; while Justin Valmont is …

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  3. (Toronto, May 8, 2019) Wiisag Corporation, an integrated indigenous cannabis company, headquartered at Neyaashiinigmiing, ON, First Nation, is pleased to announce it has received a letter from Health Canada stating that Wiisag is at the Confirmation of Readiness stage, effective immediately. “We are thrilled to receive this notice from Health Canada. Now we can truly begin our journey …

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  4. The first legal medical marijuana dispensary in state history is now open in Arkansas. It took 2.5 years after voters legalized the medicine, but Arkansas’ first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors on Saturday, reports the Associated Press. Doctor’s Orders RX in Hot Springs was the first dispensary to be officially licensed by the state, …

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  5. By Kathy T. Cooley With new ailments making their way to the ‘list of deadly diseases’, the inclination towards alternative medicine has increased. People are ready to take the risk and are exploring alternatives, rather than sticking to good old allopathy. Cannabis shrouded in mystery and skepticism for years has now resurfaced as more than just …

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  6. According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S. It’s estimated that roughly 54 million adults have been doctor-diagnosed with arthritis. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis – roughly 31 million Americans are affected by this type. Although the second type, rheumatoid arthritis, is less …

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  7. Florida’s full legislature has passed a bill to establish a program for hemp as an agricultural commodity. The Senate unanimously passed the bill, which has already passed the full House of Representatives. It now goes to the desk of Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it into law – he also has the …

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  8. According to a new study published in the journal PLoS One, the majority of health professionals, which includes pharmacists, nurses and doctors, support the use of medical cannabis in clinical practice. For the study researchers at Queensland University of Technology in Australia and the University of Auckland in New Zeland reviewed over 100 studies assessing …

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  9. According to Reuters, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) on Thursday made several recommendations that address issues affecting the Canadian province’s booming marijuana industry, including having a common excise stamp to help cannabis makers ship their products smoothly. The industry body also recommended bolstering Health Canada, the country’s health regulator, so that it can issue …

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  10. Legislation that would make Illinois the 11th state to legalize marijuana has been officially introduced. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and several state lawmakers have introduced a long-awaited bill that would legalize and regulate the use and sale of recreational marijuana in the state next year, reports the Associated Press. Under the measure – which can be found …

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